In recent weeks, incomplete information has circulated about local registrars in our area refusing to issue birth certificates to recent immigrants. To legally obtain a birth certificate, all applicants — residents, legal immigrants, and those here illegally — must provide appropriate documentation. Along with every other local registrar’s office in Texas, the Cities of College Station and Bryan follow the rules and laws determined by the state. Continue reading How to get a birth certificate in College Station, Bryan — and everywhere else in Texas
The City of College Station’s Vital Records Office has partnered with VitalChek Network to offer quick and secure online ordering of birth and death certificates starting Wednesday. We join cities and counties such as Austin, Arlington, San Antonio, Tarrant County, and Denton County in offering this essential service. Continue reading Vital records are easy with city’s new online system
By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director
Let’s play the name game.
No, not this Name Game:
I mean the game of analyzing the trends related to the babies born in College Station in 2014.
As you might expect, it was a record year for number of births. While the final total won’t be available for a few more days, the City Secretary’s Office reports 2,460 babies born in College Station, a 14 percent increase from the previous record of 2,159 set in 2013:
Okay, back to the names. In 2013, the most popular baby names in College Station were Jason and Emma. Here’s the most popular names of 2014:
Most popular BOYS first names Continue reading “College Station saw record number of births in 2014”
College Station obviously has been growing rapidly — but the new residents haven’t all arrived from outside the city limits. Our community experienced an unprecedented baby boom in 2012 with a record 1,871 births through Friday.
Update: As of 3 p.m. Monday, we’re up to 1,883 births for 2012 with 929 girls and 954 boys!
Since many of these beautiful babies have visited the City Secretary’s Office with their parents to get a birth certificate, we’ve become adept at quickly spotting the first-time parents. While the veteran parents are proud, the first-timers always have a special glow.
And they love to take pictures.