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Blog: How to avoid the aggravation of parking tickets

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:45
By Eric Chapman, Community Services District Supervisor  Parking problems always exist in growing communities, especially college towns expanding as quickly as College Station. Most of the time, avoiding the headache of a parking violation is as simple as reading and obeying parking...

Sanitation and recycling collections will occur one day behind schedule

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
As a friendly reminder, City of College Station offices and facilities are closed today due to the winter weather concerns. Sanitation and recycling collections will occur one day behind schedule: Tuesday's routes will be collected on Wednesday. Wednesday's routes will be collected on...

City offices, facilities to be closed Tuesday due to weather

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:00
All City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Tuesday due to the expected severe winter conditions. Public safety and other essential services will remain staffed, as needed.Sanitation and recycling collections are canceled and will occur one day behind schedule. For...

City offices, facilities to be closed Monday for MLK Day

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:45
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Sanitation and recycling collections will operate on their normal schedules. Electric, water or wastewater outages can be reported to 855-528-4CSU (4278). Please have your account...

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Jan. 11)

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:00
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Jan. 11. It’s not the official minutes.  The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online. An archive of...

Blog: Saturday’s Dream Works Conference focuses on character, service

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00
By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a true example of a public servant who helped guide the nation to achieve his dream of becoming a better place. In honor of his lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater...

Blog: 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings (Jan. 11)

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:45
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its first workshop (5 p.m.) and regular (6 p.m.) meeting of 2018, which can be watched live on Suddenlink channel 19 or online.We’ll post a detailed live blog here. Read the...

Blog: Jayden, Ava CS’s most popular baby names in 2017

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00
By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director No offense to the 48 sets of twins born in College Station in 2017, but the biggest stars of the year may have been Dylan, Hayden, and Lilliana Willis — the first triplets to be born here since 2014.These 99 babies were among the 2,398 born in...

Reminder: Holiday schedule

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
In case you need a reminder of what offices and services are affected on Monday, Jan. 1, click here for a complete list. Share| var addthis_config = { ui_cobrand: "City of CS"}

2017: The Year in Photos

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:30
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager As we bring in the new year, we offer a sampling of the Public Communication Office's best photography work of 2017. View the Images: 2017: The Year in Photos -30- Share| var addthis_config = { ui_cobrand: "City of...

Holiday Safety: Drunk driving myths, precautions, and red flags

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:00
By Lt. Craig Anderson, CSPD Public Information Officer  Fatal road accidents tend to hit their annual peak between midnight and 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day. What a potentially horrific way to bring in a new year.  The most troubling thing is that we could avoid many of these accidents if...

Blog: Our most popular blogs and podcasts of 2017

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:30
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  The reason the City of College Station decided to start blogging in 2010 was simple. It was an effective way to better tell our story. More than seven years later, the city blog continues to be a powerful cornerstone of our public outreach...

Greens Prairie- Arrington intersection work begins Jan. 2

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:15
The City of College Station’s contractor will begin construction on improvements at the intersection of Greens Prairie Road and Arrington Road on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Various lane closures are expected, and motorists are advised to drive with caution.  The project includes new travel lanes, median...

Northgate bollards to be replaced next week

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:00
The City of College Station’s contractor will replace the traffic bollards in the Northgate District starting as early as Tuesday. The project is expected to be complete by the end of January. Parking on the surface lot, adjacent to Church Avenue, will be free from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. beginning...

Holiday Safety: Watch out for pets in your merry festivities

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:00
By Lt. Craig Anderson, CSPD Public Information Officer Many of the fun and beautiful things we enjoy about Christmas can create hazards for your pets. The College Station Police Department's animal control officers offer these basic tips to keep your beloved pets safe and sound amid all the joy...

Holiday schedule for city offices, facilities

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:30
City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 1. Sanitation & Recycling: Routes will not be collected on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. The normal collection schedule will be pushed back one day through Jan. 5. College Station...

Holiday Safety: Don’t let would-be grinches spoil your travels

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:30
By Lt. Craig Anderson, CSPD Public Information Officer If you plan to celebrate the holiday season away from home, you might consider taking a few precautions to keep your property safe. Good locks, simple precautions, neighborly alertness, and common sense can help prevent most property...

Blog: Fighting fatbergs is a dirty – but avoidable – job

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 16:00
By Jennifer Nations, Water Resource Coordinator The iconic line from the movie “Titanic” is “Fatberg, right ahead!” Wait, what? Sorry, the line was actually about an iceberg. But “fatbergs” are real and can put a fat hole in a utility’s maintenance and operations budget, not to...

Podcast: Is This A Thing? What you don’t know about Jones Crossing

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:00
Welcome to the very first on-the-road edition of "Is This A Thing?" Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Communications Director Jay Socol drove to Austin to talk with Beau Armstrong, chairman and CEO of Stratus Properties, Inc., which is developing the 76-acre tract in College Station at...

Holiday Safety: Bad guys see vehicles as easy targets

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:45
By Lt. Craig Anderson, CSPD Public Information Officer As much as we all enjoy the Christmas holidays, we don’t want thieves to revel in the season at our expense. Too often, vehicles filled with shiny new gifts can be an easy mark for these sad souls.  Here are some basic precautions you...