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Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Stray Mylar balloons entangled in overhead lines in the last week caused two electric outages for hundreds of College Station residents. Such disruptions can cover a large area for two hours or more while we clear the balloons and repair damaged equipment. Outages not only inconvenience our customers, but they also jeopardize public safety and cause lost revenue for businesses. Never allow those shiny, helium-filled foil balloons to be released outside.

Electric lineman work to keep our power flowing

More than 227,000 men and women install and maintain the nation’s nine million miles of electric grid that meet our power needs, including the 28 who serve at College Station Utilities. Saturday is National Lineman Appreciation Day (#ThankaLineman) in honor of the hard-working folks who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on.

10 ways to trim your household energy costs

With College Station residents sheltering in place during the COVID-19 outbreak, households are using substantially more electricity. Here are 10 ways you can trim your electric costs.

Mayors face off Saturday in Salvation Army Ring Off

College Station Mayor Karl Mooney and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson will participate in the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign by ringing bells and collecting donations at local Walmart stores on Saturday from noon-1 p.m. Mooney will be at the College Station Walmart, while Nelson will be at the Bryan Walmart on Briarcrest.

Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on

More than 227,000 men and women install and maintain the nation’s nine million miles of electric grid that meet our power needs, including the 28 who serve at College Station Utilities. That’s why Congress and the City of College Station are recognizing Thursday as National Lineman Appreciation Day as a way to honor the hard-working folks who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on.

Local leaders duel in Salvation Army Mayor Ring Off

College Station Mayor Karl Mooney and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson will participate in the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign by ringing bells and collecting donations at local Walmart stores on Saturday from noon-1 p.m. Mooney will be at the College Station Walmart, while Nelson will be at the Bryan Walmart on Briarcrest. The Mayor Ring Off has been a holiday tradition for many years. The problem is that the Bryan mayor – regardless of who it is – always seems to raise the most cash.