By Chuck Fleeger, Assistant Police Chief
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year for sports fans, but it’s also one of the most dangerous days of the year on our roads. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, about 31 percent of traffic fatalities on a typical day involve a drunk driver. On Super Bowl Sunday, that awful number spikes to 43 percent.
We want to see that tragic figure reduced.
Since the Texas open carry law becomes effective Friday, The City of College Station has put together this information to clarify how the law will apply in our community:
— Public Communications Office
By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director
The College Station City Council will soon decide where they want to locate the city’s next police station. They’ll also have some decisions to make regarding the scale, scope, amenities and, of course, the cost for such an important facility.
In this edition of the podcast, City Manager Kelly Templin discusses a recent road trip several staff and council members took to League City for a thorough tour of that community’s year-old facility. Templin describes what they saw, what they learned, and how the experience contributes to the process of replacing CSPD’s headquarters.
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Nov. 23. It’s not the official minutes.
The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.
The workshop will start about 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7.
The workshop has started.
Elected Mayor Pro Tem
The council voted unanimously to elect Place-4 Councilman John Nichols for a one-year term as mayor pro tem, which acts as mayor if the mayor is disabled or absent. Nichols replaces Place-1 Councilwoman Blanche Brick in that role.
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By Lt. Steve Brock, Public Information Officer
Unfortunately, this is the time of the year when thefts increase, including the stealing of firearms from vehicles and residences. Recently, firearms were stolen from three locked vehicles that were burglarized.
The College Station Police Department encourages you to take proactive measures to make it difficult for would-be criminals to break into your vehicles and home.
A man was rescued from a burning car on George Bush Drive Saturday night by the courageous actions of a College Station police officer and several citizens.
Officer Patricia Marty, with the assistance of Texas A&M Transportation Services employees Joel Luce and Greg Stuenkel, pulled Jose Izquierdo from the vehicle just in the nick of time.
Click here for the CSPD press release about the incident.
Officer Marty’s dash camera captured the dramatic scene:
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