Aggie football weekends are a busy and exciting time in our community, especially around Kyle Field, but thousands of football fans also need to park and make it to the game in time to enjoy the festivities. To help you avoid parking problems and better enjoy your experience, here are some things you should know.
Yard parking can be costly
It’s illegal to operate a business in a residential neighborhood in College Station, and selling parking spaces in your yard is considered a business. Most people know that parking on the grass is not allowed, yet some still try to sell game day parking spaces in their yards.
Visitors who pay to park in these areas are usually not aware of the restrictions and unwittingly break the law. That’s bad enough, but property owners who engage in this practice can also receive fines of up to $2,000 per offense.
The following message was authored by Henry Mayo, a surveyor and long-time resident of the Bryan-College Station area. As a surveyor and historian, Henry retrieves information from local, state and national resources to assemble history-themed messages for email subscribers in a series titled “This Week in Brazos County History.” To subscribe to Henry’s email series, click here.
PAUL BRYANT IS BORN IN ARKANSAS (Sept. 11, 1913)
I’m not sure if this is something to celebrate in College Station — especially this week — but former Texas A&M and Alabama head football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant would be 100 years old on Wednesday. Fittingly, the Aggies play top-ranked Alabama on Saturday at Kyle Field. The Crimson Tide’s only other visit to College Station was on Dec. 1, 1988, but it was a non-conference game that had been postponed due to the threat of Hurricane Gilbert.
This blog was authored by Henry Mayo, a surveyor and long-time resident of the Bryan-College Station area. As a surveyor and historian, Henry retrieves information from local, state and national resources to assemble history-themed messages for email subscribers in a series titled “This Week in Brazos County History.” To subscribe to Henry’s email series, click here.
BRYAN SCHOOLS ORDERED TO INTEGRATE (July 30, 1963)
This article from the front page of the The Eagle 50 years ago is self-explanatory. The stair-step method mentioned allowed the integration process to be phased in by grade levels to allow the school district to make facility, staff and acceptance adjustments more gradually. In College Station, the stair-step method had started but after a few years, Lincoln School burned and the remainder of the integration process was implemented immediately. (more…)
Oxford Economics on Tuesday announced the results of its study on the economic impact of Texas A&M football home games on the local community.
Here is the PowerPoint presentation provided to community leaders and officials:
On the eve of Texas A&M’s first football game as a member of the Southeastern Conference, which also happens to be its season opener, College Station already has begun to welcome fans of the Florida Gators.
But five of these Gator fans made it on our radar even before they hit town.
Quick history: A few months ago, Florida head football coach Will Muschamp asked members of a Gator booster club if they’d ever been to College Station. If they had, he quipped, it certainly would be their only time. College Station Mayor Nancy Berry recorded a fun video rebuttal — which, incidentally, begins with the Mayor saying, “Howdy, Muschamp!” — and sent the coach a gift basket to show there were no hard feelings.