Karl Mooney

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

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

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.

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Jay Socol (@jaysocol) is in his eighth 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 Bryan-College Station area radio stations. A native of Breckenridge, he also serves as president of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers.


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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? (more…)