Posts tagged “Christmas at the Creek

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 23)

gavel[1]Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 23. 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.

5:56 p.m.

The workshop has started. Council members Blanche Brick, Julie Schultz, John Nichols and James Benham are absent. All but Nichols are participating in the meeting by teleconference.

6:02 p.m. (more…)

Five things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch: (more…)

‘Tis the season for Christmas at the Creek!


As Parks and Recreation staff members prepare Wolf Pen Creek Park for Christmas at the Creek, we frequently run across families, workout enthusiasts and others who ask the same question:

“What’s new this year?”

We’ve been busy stringing lights in trees, making room for a synthetic ice rink and dry-cleaning Santa’s clothes, but we know that the long days and nights in the cold rain will be worth it when we see the kids’ delight in the colorful lights as they rush from one display to the next. We take personal joy in offering residents of the Brazos Valley a holiday experience that doesn’t seem to rewrite the classic song to say “it’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas…”

Join us at Wolf Pen Creek Park as we bring you the sights and sounds of the holidays. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store:


Live Blog: Monday’s City Council Meetings (Nov. 19)

This is a live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Nov. 19. It’s not the official minutes.

The workshop and regular meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Ch. 19, or online. An archive of previous council meetings also is available on the site.

4:04 p.m.

The workshop meeting has started. Council member Julie Schultz is absent tonight.

4:10 p.m.

Election Results

The council voted unanimously to canvass the results of the city’s special election earlier this month, when voters approved nine city charter amendments .


Five merry new twists for Christmas at the Creek

While many residents are winterizing their closets and planning their Thanksgiving feasts, the Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for Christmas at the Creek with the sounds of Justin Bieber’s Christmas echoing through our office.

The transition from Christmas in the Park to Christmas at the Creek in 2011 was a huge success as more than 20,000 people attended the four nights of festivities. The result was one tired Santa!


Live Blog: Thursday’s City Council Meetings (Feb. 9)

8:56 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned. The council meets again on Feb. 23.

8:46 p.m.

Joint Neighborhood Parking Task Force

The council unanimously approved the formation of  a Joint Neighborhood Parking Task Force. The task force will consist of members of the city council and Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilmembers who will serve on the task force are Dave Ruesink, Blanche Brick and Julie Schultz.

8:44 p.m.

Ad Hoc Committee for Arts Council Relations

The council unanimously approved the creation an ad hoc committee to consider topics concerning the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, including the lease agreement for the Arts Council building, and the construction and use of the Wolf Pen Creek Festival Grounds. The subcommittee will consist of three council members and three members of the Arts Council Board of Directors. The subcommittee will be dissolved after completing its report. Councilmembers who will serve on the subcommittee are Julie Schultz, Katy-Marie Lyles and Nancy Berry.

8:39 p.m.

The regular meeting has adjourned. The council is now finishing up what was left of the workshop agenda.