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Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (March 13)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 13. 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.

6:00 p.m.

The workshop has started.

6:19 p.m.

BCS Marathon

The council heard a workshop presentation on the Scott & White BCS Marathon, which has collected about $370,000 over the last three years for local children’s charities and also raises funds and awareness for the Mercy Project. The 2013 BSC Marathon was the highest-rated marathon in Texas.

The city provided $10,000 in hotel tax funds for the 2013 event, which attracted 4,165 participants from four countries and 40 states. More than 70 percent of the runners were from outside the Bryan/College Station area. Race organizers estimate that participants spent about $713,000 while in town, which doesn’t include charitable donations.

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Three things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

gavel[1]The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Due to a short agenda this week, here are three items to watch instead of the usual five:   (more…)