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What’s Up? Video: CS among 2,000 cities participating in Friday’s Make Music Day
06/20/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Visit College Station Event Coordinator Casey Barone discuss Friday’s Make Music Day. The worldwide event features a wild and wonderful mix of free, public musical events city-wide performed by anyone who wants to participate and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.
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CS, Twin City Mission unite to empower at-risk residents and families facing homelessness
06/20/2024
As homelessness continues to affect vulnerable populations, the City of College Station has partnered with the Twin City Mission to establish the L.E.A.D. Program to provide assistance and supportive services. We invite our community to the program’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. at College Station City Hall.
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Volunteer to rub elbows with future Olympians at the USATF Junior Olympics in July
06/20/2024
From July 20-28, over 9,000 of the nation’s top young athletes will gather in College Station for the prestigious USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics. It has all the markings of another incredible, unforgettable event, but here’s the catch – we need your volunteer spirit to make it succeed.
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Be lightning ready: Essential tips for keeping your family safe in our beautiful parks
06/17/2024
As you enjoy the great outdoors in College Station's beautiful parks, always be vigilant and aware of weather conditions. Our Earth Networks Outdoor Alert System and these lightning safety tips can help.
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What’s Up? Video: Sensible safety tips for celebrating another glorious Fourth of July
06/17/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and College Station Fire Department Capt. Stuart Marrs discuss time-tested summer safety tips for swimming, outdoor grilling, and Independence Day fireworks.
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Rehabilitation of Lincoln Avenue from Texas Avenue to University Drive is underway
06/17/2024
The rehabilitation of Lincoln Avenue from Texas Avenue to University Drive begins today and will take about 14 months. For Phase 1, westbound traffic from Tarrow Street to Texas will be one-way for about a year and will have occasional overnight closures. Detours will be in place.
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City offices will be closed Wednesday for Juneteenth
06/17/2024
Most City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday for Juneteenth. Solid waste and recycling collections will operate on the regular schedule. Adamson Lagoon (1-7 p.m.), Cindy Halloran Pool (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), and the Larry J. Ringer Library (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) will operate normally.
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ICYMI: Capital projects update to the City Council (June 13)
06/14/2024
At its June 13 meeting, the City Council was updated on the city’s active capital projects, including items approved by voters in the 2022 bond election. In case you missed it, here’s the complete presentation.
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Live from City Hall: Thursday's City Council meeting (June 13)
06/13/2024
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council meeting on Thursday, June 13. The meeting starts after 6 p.m. and is streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and cstx.gov/cstv19.
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Avoid suspicious emails and report unusual activity
06/12/2024
We have become aware of a recent scam involving our Parks' city email account ( [email protected] ). Some of you may have received unsolicited emails appearing to be from our official email address.
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5 things to watch at Thursday's City Council meeting
06/12/2024
The College Station City Council meets at City Hall on Thursday after 6 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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What’s Up? Video: Celebrate Juneteenth with the Freedom Walk to the Bush Library
06/06/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor Cheletia Johnson discuss the upcoming Freedom Walk from the LRC to the George Bush Library and Museum as part of the annual Juneteenth celebration.
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Five memorable things to do in College Station when you’re not at Kyle Field this month
06/05/2024
Thanks to large-scale events attracting thousands of visitors, College Station is one of the nation’s fastest-growing destinations. But incredible events are just part of the College Station experience.
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What's Up? Video: College Station’s Summer Events and Travel Destination Honors
06/03/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell talks with Tourism Manager Jeremiah Cook about College Station’s recent recognition as a top travel destination by TripAdvisor.
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What’s Up? Video: Stay Safe with Hurricane Preparedness Tips for College Station
05/30/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Emergency Management Coordinator Tradd Mills discuss hurricane preparedness.
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ICYMI: Economic Development and Tourism Update to the City Council (May 23)
05/24/2024
At its May 23 meeting, the City Council was updated on the city’s economic development and tourism strategies and activities. In case you missed it, here’s the complete presentation.
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Live from City Hall: Thursday's City Council meeting (May 23)
05/23/2024
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council meeting on Thursday, May 23. The meeting starts after 6 p.m. and is streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and cstx.gov/cstv19.
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This weekend's sales tax holiday can save you money while conserving our precious water
05/23/2024
The Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to enhance your landscape with water-efficient plants, fix leaks, and upgrade to more efficient plumbing fixtures. The Texas Comptroller's Office offers a sales tax holiday for water-efficient and energy-efficient products from Saturday to Monday.
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Adamson Lagoon opens Saturday to kick off a summer of cool fun at our city pools
05/23/2024
Summer is almost here, and it’s time to beat the heat at one of College Station’s fantastic public pools. Whether you’re looking to exercise, enjoy a lazy day in the sun, or let your kids learn swimming skills and water safety in a fun environment, we have something for you.
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5 things to watch at Thursday's City Council meeting
05/22/2024
The College Station City Council meets at City Hall on Thursday after 6 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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City offices to be closed Monday for Memorial Day
05/22/2024
Most City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. Solid waste and recycling collections will operate on the regular schedule.
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Public works pros work diligently daily to maintain College Station's quality of life
05/21/2024
National Public Works Week is celebrated each May to recognize the thousands of public works professionals who plan, build, and operate the nation’s infrastructure and programs to provide the highest quality of life for their communities.
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5 steps you can take to protect your home and property from the hazards of flooding
05/20/2024
Floods pose a significant risk to homes and communities, causing extensive damage and disruption. While some areas are more prone to flooding than others, all homeowners should consider floodproofing their homes to mitigate potential damage.
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Discover why College Station is the ultimate summer destination
05/17/2024
TripAdvisor, a leading online marketplace offering extensive travel guidance, has recognized the City of College Station as a top destination in its 2024 Summer Travel Index. With several signature events occurring on the Texas A&M campus in June and July, College Station has been named the second fastest-growing domestic destination for U.S. travelers.
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What’s Up? Video: Discover College Station's Summer Parks Programs and Activities
05/16/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator, Trey Reeves discuss the exciting summer events outlined in the new Summer Parks Guide. From pool openings to the Starlight Music Series, there's something for everyone.
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What’s Up? Video: Understanding College Station's Over Occupancy Ordinance
05/15/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Code Enforcement Supervisor Tommy Shilling discuss the over occupancy ordinance. They explore its history, penalties, and renewal of enforcement starting June 1.
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Recognizing CSPD During National Police Week
05/15/2024
During National Police Week, as we honor the commitment and bravery of law enforcement officers nationwide, let's shine a spotlight on the dedicated men and women of the College Station Police Department (CSPD).
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Live from City Hall: Monday's city council meeting (May 13)
05/13/2024
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council meeting on Monday, May 13. The meeting starts after 6 p.m. and is streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and cstx.gov/cstv19.
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5 things to watch at Monday's City Council meeting
05/10/2024
The College Station City Council meets at City Hall on Monday after 6 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19.
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4 helpful tips to prepare for the hurricane season
05/09/2024
As we approach the onset of the 2024 hurricane season on June 1, the season forecast is anticipated to be above normal. Despite the risks, adequate preparation significantly increases your chances of staying safe and protecting your property.
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What’s Up? Video: Keeping College Station Clean with Code Enforcement
05/09/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Code Enforcement Supervisor Tommy Shilling visit about the importance of move-out etiquette and avoiding cito ordinance violations.
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Public Service Recognition Week spotlights employee’s dedication to serving
05/07/2024
Public Service Recognition Week is an opportune moment to spotlight the diligent workforce that serves our community's residents and guests with passion and dedication.
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Economic Development Week focuses on proactive efforts to help our community prosper
05/06/2024
As part of Economic Development Week, the City of College Station acknowledges how private and public sector engagement contributes to industry and retail recruitment, favorable development, and an expanding tourism economy.
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The free and easy SeeClickFix app has resolved nearly 20,000 citizen-reported issues
05/02/2024
In 2011, the City of College Station began using the free SeeClickFix app to make it easy to report code violations and other non-emergencies using your smartphone, mobile device, or desktop computer. Since then, the city’s Code Enforcement Division has resolved 99.9 percent of the nearly 20,000 reported cases.
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What’s Up? Video: National Economic Development Week in College Station
05/02/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Brian Piscacek, Assistant Director of Economic Development visit about the importance of National Economic Development Week for College Station. They discuss the city's growth and opportunities, reflecting on key developments that have shaped its landscape.
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Inaccessible landfill routes slow solid waste collections
05/02/2024
SOLID WASTE NOTICE: Due to the heavy rain, routes to the Twin Oaks Landfill were inaccessible for part of Thursday. Solid Waste collection routes not completed Thursday will be collected Friday, weather permitting. We thank the community for its patience while we maintain the safety of our staff.
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Usher in National Bike Month by participating in Saturday's Cycle with Council bike ride
05/01/2024
Usher in National Bike Month by joining College Station City Council members and others on Saturday for the annual Cycle with Council event. The free and casual 6-mile bike ride starts at 8 a.m. at the College Station Utilities Meeting and Training Facility at 1603 Graham Road.
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6 proactive steps you can take to protect your property from the hazards of flooding
04/30/2024
About 90% of U.S. natural disasters involve flooding, costing taxpayers more than $850 billion in the last two decades. Here are six proactive ways to protect yourself, your property, and our community.
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No environmental issues expected after heavy rain causes wastewater overflows
04/29/2024
Heavy rain Sunday evening contributed to several wastewater overflows from the City of College Station’s wastewater collection system. City crews cleaned and disinfected the affected areas on Monday.
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Armstrong named College Station's Director of Planning and Development Services
04/29/2024
Anthony Armstrong has been named the City of College Station's Planning & Development Services Director. He begins his new role in early May.
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Small Business Week recognizes immense value small businesses bring to our community
04/29/2024
Small businesses create jobs, increase city revenues, and contribute to communities in countless other ways. In recognition of Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers a free virtual summit on Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring presentations, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
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Live from City Hall: Thursday's city council meeting (April 25)
04/25/2024
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council meeting on Thursday, April 25. The meeting starts after 6 p.m. and is streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and cstx.gov/cstv19.
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Share the beauty of our natural wonders through the global City Nature Challenge
04/25/2024
You can help celebrate and unveil our hidden wilderness through this weekend's City Nature Challenge. The event runs from Friday through Monday and encourages residents and cities to compete in documenting and identifying wildlife in their area. Grab your smartphone, put on your walking shoes, and explore the beauty of our native landscape!
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Easy-to-use mosquito dunks can help protect you from the summer's most annoying pests
04/24/2024
You can prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your home by using mosquito dunks. They are easy to use, effective, and eco-friendly. The City of College Station’s Mosquito Abatement Program provides free dunks while supplies last.
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5 things to watch at Thursday's City Council meeting
04/24/2024
The College Station City Council meets at City Hall on Thursday after 6 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live on Optimum Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. Here are five items to watch.
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Help keep College Station safe and clean – always Scoop the Poop when walking your pet
04/22/2024
With this being National Scoop the Poop Week, it's an ideal time to remind you about why it's so essential for you to clean up after your dogs when you're out for a neighborhood stroll. A single pile of pet waste may not seem like a big deal – until you consider more than 32,000 dogs live in College Station.
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Spread the timeless howdy spirit by volunteering for events through Visit College Station
03/13/2024
The City of College Station's Volunteer Program, spearheaded by Visit College Station, offers many opportunities to participate in community-oriented events.
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Celebrate Women's History Month with this lineup of events at the Lincoln Rec Center
03/11/2024
The Lincoln Recreation Center is observing Women's History Month with a series of fantastic events to help honor women's contributions throughout history.
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Meeting Planners Showcase marks 30 years as a go-to resource for event planners
03/05/2024
Join us for the ultimate event planning experience at the 30th annual Meeting Planners Showcase on March 19, 2-5 p.m. at the Hilton College Station.
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Amnesty period provides a simple path to pay outstanding warrants and avoid jail time
02/12/2024
Since the City of College Station began our warrant amnesty/warrant roundup program in 2007, we’ve cleared over 7,000 warrants valued at over $2 million. The warrant amnesty period for the City of College Station and Brazos County starts Monday, Feb. 12, and runs through Friday, March 1.
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What’s Up? Video: Hang Out & Tune In provides networking opportunity for local musicians
01/26/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Visit College Station Events Coordinator Casey Barone discuss Hang Out & Tune In, a series of events designed for local musicians and venue owners to collaborate, learn, and showcase their talents.
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Luther Street Rehab Project Set to Commence Construction
01/05/2024
Construction for the Luther Rehab Project is scheduled to commence next week. Luther Street will undergo a complete closure to through traffic, spanning from Penberthy Boulevard to Marion Pugh Drive starting on Tuesday, January 9th. The project's timeline is estimated at 9 months, contingent upon weather conditions and other factors.
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What’s Up? Video: Exploring the Dynamic Senior Programs of College Station
01/04/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Senior Services Coordinator Kari Williamson delve into the vibrant world of senior activities in College Station.
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Holiday schedule for city offices, facilities, and solid waste collection
12/18/2023
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Solid waste and recycling will not be picked up on Dec. 25, and collections will be pushed back one day through Jan. 1.
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What’s Up? Video: Southwood's Taekwondo self-defense classes benefit all ages and skills
09/15/2023
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell, Recreation Supervisor Laurie Brown, and Taekwondo instructor Jose Aponte talk about the self-defense classes for all ages at the Southwood Community Center.
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Celebrate the Juneteenth national holiday with three commemorative events
06/01/2023
On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed in Galveston with news the war had ended and the enslaved were free. We invite you and your family to celebrate the Juneteenth national holiday with three free events this month.
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City seeks public feedback on Middle Housing zoning with three public meetings in June
06/01/2023
The City of College Station is considering changing the zoning classification of some residential properties to the new MH Middle Housing zoning district. The city is hosting a series of public meetings throughout June and has a special website where you can learn more and submit questions or comments.
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The Nature Center’s Star Party can help you unlock the wonders of the universe
02/07/2023
Are you looking for something out of this world to do on a Friday night? Join us for the Nature Center Star Party on Friday, Feb. 24, from 7-10 p.m. The free, family-friendly, come-and-go event features space-themed booths, activities, and stargazing!
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Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation
07/13/2022
The City Council of the City of College Station will consider the passage of an ordinance or ordinances authorizing the issuance of one or more series of interest bearing certificates of obligation (the “Certificates”) in the principal amount not to exceed $78,000,000 for paying all or a portion of the City's contractual obligations to be incurred in connection with constructing, improving, acquiring and equipping the following projects: (i) streets and roads including related drainage, landscaping, signalization, lighting, pedestrian improvements and signage related thereto; (ii) designing, constructing, equipping and installing parks and recreation equipment and park improvements for Texas Independence Ballpark at Midtown; (iii) information technology and communication equipment; (iv) facilities and equipment maintenance facility relocation and improvements; (v) improvements and extensions to the City's combined waterworks, sewer and electric systems including distribution, transmission, system lines, lift stations, pumps, storage tanks, metering, wells, plant improvements, and acquisition of interests in land for such purposes; and (vi) the payment of fiscal, engineering and legal fees incurred in connection therewith.
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Notice Of Public Hearing On Tax Increase
08/05/2021
A tax rate of $0.534618 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of College Station.
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College Station Utilities recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider
03/24/2021
College Station Utilities has earned the diamond-level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
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Winter Storm Information
02/19/2021
College Station is not under a boil water notice. The Cities of Bryan and College Station have rescinded their call for water conservation.
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What you can do, what the city is doing ahead of freezing conditions
02/11/2021
With freezing temperatures in our forecast for the next several days, we wanted to share the following information to help you be prepared and to let you know that we are ready.
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Delayed opening For city offices
01/10/2021
Due to potentially unsafe road conditions, City of College Station offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. No delays are expected to solid waste and recycling routes.
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College Station names new Parks & Recreation director
11/13/2020
Steve Wright, director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Houston, has been named the new director of Parks & Recreation for the City of College Station.
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Veterans Day Ceremony & Light of Freedom Activation
11/06/2020
The public is invited to join the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board for their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
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CS names new director of Planning & Development Services
11/06/2020
Michael Ostrowski will be the next director of College Station’s Planning & Development Services Department, Interim City Manager Jeff Capps announced Friday. Ostrowski comes to College Station after a long professional history in Wisconsin, but most recently from the City of San Marcos.
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CSU-Electric contractor to perform preventative maintenance until fall 2021
10/02/2020
Residents and businesses within a large portion of College Station may soon see utility-related preventative maintenance performed on or near their property.
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