Mayors face off Saturday in Salvation Army Ring Off

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. Donate online in advance at salvationarmybcs.org. Continue reading Mayors face off Saturday in Salvation Army Ring Off

Cities compete in Salvation Army’s Mayor Ring Off

Cities compete in Salvation Army’s Mayor Ring Off

College Station Mayor Karl Mooney and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson will boost the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign by ringing bells and collecting donations at local Walmart stores on Saturday from noon-1 p.m. The Mayor Ring Off has been a holiday tradition for many years, but the Bryan mayor always seems to raise the most cash. It’s time the good folks in College Station came together to bring that winning streak to an end. With the proper spirit of Christmas, of course. Continue reading Cities compete in Salvation Army’s Mayor Ring Off

Podcast: Why does Mayor Mooney want to walk your neighborhood?

Podcast: Why does Mayor Mooney want to walk your neighborhood?

Mayor Karl Mooney has a new way to connect with citizens: a monthly “Walk With the Mayor.” In this episode of the city podcast, Mayor Mooney said he especially wants to connect with residents who may not feel comfortable coming to city hall but still have issues or concerns they want the mayor to see and understand. Continue reading Podcast: Why does Mayor Mooney want to walk your neighborhood?

Mooney: Benefits of Blinn campus outweigh concerns

Blinn-Logo-Featured[1]If Blinn College decides to make the Lynntech property its second campus in Bryan-College Station, it would directly impact my family and many others who live in nearby neighborhoods.

However, I’m confident my family, property values, safety and comfort won’t be compromised.

I live in Emerald Forest and once resided in the Raintree subdivision. My west property line runs along Appomattox and from my home, I can see the Lynntech building. As director of academic advising at Texas A&M, I also work with students and staff from A&M and Blinn who participate in Blinn TEAM, the co-enrollment program.

Would a Blinn campus bring changes to the area?

Absolutely. But the changes wouldn’t necessarily be as disruptive as some residents seem to believe.

What about traffic? Continue reading “Mooney: Benefits of Blinn campus outweigh concerns”