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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Sept. 10)

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

gavel[1]Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 10. It’s not the official minutes.

Both meetings are being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

6:06 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:46 p.m.

Consent Agenda Discussion

The council will vote on items listed on the consent agenda during tonight’s regular meeting. Councilmembers pulled these consent items for workshop discussion: (more…)

Games of Texas drops $7.5 million into B-CS economy


By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

The final numbers are in for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas. The Olympic-like festival featured 7,750 athletes from across the state competing in 12 events from July 30-Aug. 3.

Only 347 participants were from College Station, which means the rest – along with about 20,000 of their coaches, family members and friends – were visitors who dropped an estimated $7.5 million into the local economy. Local restaurants and hotels were filled to capacity.


Thousands pour into B-CS for Games of Texas

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

No, the Texas A&M football season is not starting a month early.

In fact, football has nothing to do with the thousands of visitors pouring into Bryan-College Station this week. Blame this friendly invasion on archery, pickleball, judo, lifeguarding, boxing, golf, skateboarding, soccer, disc golf, swimming, tennis, and track and field.

14804728442_4f689c2e54_kThose 12 sports comprise the 2015 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas, which will be conducted Thursday through Monday at venues across College Station and Bryan. The cities are joining forces with Texas A&M and the Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the event for the second straight year.

The 2014 Summer Games of Texas attracted more than 20,000 athletes, coaches, families and volunteers who registered an estimated economic impact of about $6 million.

The Olympic-like festival features more than 8,500 amateur athletes of all ages from across the state competing in multiple sporting events, mostly in swimming and track and field. The high level of competition resulted in 97 Games of Texas records set in 2014, including 64 in swimming and 33 in track and field.