This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Nov. 24. It’s not the official minutes.
Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and can also be watched online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.
6:08 p.m. (more…)
A few weeks ago, it would have been understandable if you thought Texas A&M’s football season had started a month early. After all, local restaurants and hotels were filled to capacity, and traffic volume was abnormally high for early August.
But the thousands of visitors in town weren’t headed to Kyle Field. They were here for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas, an Olympic-like festival that featured 8,438 athletes from across the state competing in archery, lifeguarding, boxing, golf, skateboarding, soccer, disc golf, swimming, tennis, and track and field.
The TAAF Games of Texas, that is. The multi-sport festival starts July 31 and runs through Aug. 4 at venues across Bryan-College Station.
What are the Games of Texas? Imagine a state version of the Olympics.
The festival is managed by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, the governing body for athletics and sports in the state’s parks and recreation world. For the next two summers, Texas A&M, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the cities of College Station and Bryan will host the event.
10,000 athletes in 14 sports (more…)