Halloween on 19 programming gives a whole new meaning to government “ax-cess”

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

A few days after I became College Station’s director of communications in October 2009, the two videographers who handled video production and programming for the city’s Channel 19 (Suddenlink) suggested that it would be fun to show old, cheesy movies during Halloween. 

The idea was great because the movies would draw more eyeballs to a channel that’s anchored daily by meetings of the College Station City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission, with additional content that offers valuable information to our residents.

Twelve years later, the Halloween tradition continues.

From Oct. 29-31, horror genre legends Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, and Vincent Price contribute to Halloween on 19: Government “Ax-cess.” Introduced by College Station’s own Lacey “El-Livra” Lively, a total of two dozen classic and vintage films — silver-screen features from 1922 to 1964 — will be featured, including Nosferatu (1922), Phantom of the Opera (1925), Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), and Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

The full schedule of movies and times can be found at cstx.gov/boo.

We hope you enjoy Halloween on 19: Government “Ax-cess” either streamed live at cstx.gov/cstv19 or on Suddenlink Channel 19.

Happy Halloween!

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Jay Socol is in his 12th year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M, Jay has also been communications director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, public information officer for the City of Bryan, and news director at several College Station-Bryan radio stations. A native of Breckenridge, he was president of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers from 2016-18.

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