Online locator streamlines local cemetery visits

Online locator streamlines local cemetery visits

Have you ever been frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to locate a gravesite at a cemetery? Thanks to the wonders of technology, those days are over in College Station. The Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled an online grave locator that allows you to quickly find specific graves or deeded lots at our cemeteries. All you need is a smartphone or computer. Continue reading Online locator streamlines local cemetery visits

Live Blog: Thursday’s City Council Meetings (Dec. 8)

9:46 p.m.

The council meeting was adjourned. Replays of the entire workshop and regular meetings are available at

9:45 p.m.

Sunset Commission Appointments

The council unanimously approved a motion to appoint Ann Marsh, Kay Parker, and Betty Trost to the Sunset Advisory Commission, which serves as an advisory board to the council on whether certain city boards, commissions or committees continue to serve a public need.

9:43 p.m.

Municipal Cemetery System Prices

The council unanimously approved  new prices for cemetery spaces in the College Station Municipal Cemetery System. After reviewing the history of the fee schedule for the cemeteries, staff recommended a price structure that results in an average increase of 10 percent. The new prices will be effective on Jan. 1.  The prices were last increased in September 2009.

City Council Preview (July 25)

Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be considering Monday, July 25, at its workshop and regular meetings. This blog is not intended as a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the entire agenda packets.

Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)

Arts Council of Brazos Valley
The city council will hear a report from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley regarding the organization’s activities.

Review of City-Owned Real Property
The council will receive a presentation about the real properties owned by the city and the options available if the council wishes to liquidate real property.

Regular Meeting (7 p.m.)

Consent Agenda
This is not a complete list of consent agenda items. Click here to view all the consent items.

Traffic Signal Construction
The council will consider awarding a $276,591.75 construction contract to Allstate Signal and Construction for the installation of traffic signals throughout the city. The item was approved by city voters in the 2008 Bond Election.  As part of this construction contract, the contractor will install $128,068.50 worth of equipment and material purchased by the city. 

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