Video: Now for something completely positive (August)

Video: Now for something completely positive (August)

Take a look back at some of the positive things that happened in the City of College Station in August: The city’s Traffic Division made crossing University Drive easier for those who use wheelchairs, College Station was named the best city in the country for career opportunities during the pandemic, Water Services quick response to a leak prevented a major problem, first responders helped assisted living residents finally see their families, and Judge Spillane conducted his first Zoom wedding — from Kyle Field. Now that’s something completely positive! Continue reading Video: Now for something completely positive (August)

International accreditation meaningful for CSFD, citizens

International accreditation meaningful for CSFD, citizens

To say College Station is a special place isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. Anybody who’s ever been here knows that, and we have an extensive list of national and state recognitions to prove it. But what you might not know is that the City of College Station recently joined Plano as the only two cities in Texas to have nationally accredited Fire, Police and Public Safety Communications departments. Continue reading International accreditation meaningful for CSFD, citizens

Educational opportunities just another way we honor our veterans

Educational opportunities just another way we honor our veterans

MG_6194[1]

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Bryan-College Station has always prided itself on its patriotism, thanks in no small part to the role military service and sacrifice has played in Texas A&M’s rich history. Since so many of our residents have served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces, our community reserves a special reverence for Veterans Day.

That’s why we’re especially proud to be ranked No. 4 on USAA’s 2015 list of the best places in America for veterans to get an education. Tuscaloosa, Ala., was ranked No. 1 while No. 6 Killeen was the only other Texas city to rank among the top 10.

Continue reading “Educational opportunities just another way we honor our veterans”

College Station has plenty to be excited about

College Station has plenty to be excited about

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

lNqMKLast week, a travel site called Gogobot placed College Station No. 1 on its list of the Most Exciting Cities in Texas.

Yes, you read that right.

We all love College Station, and it’s certainly not a boring place these days. But THE most exciting city in the best state in America?

Even those of us who spend most of our waking hours at city hall had a hearty chuckle about that one.

Then, late Tuesday, I noticed another list.

WalletHub, a popular financial blog, said College Station has the fifth fastest-growing economy in the country. We’re ranked fourth among mid-sized cities (100,000-300,000 population). Our neighbors in Bryan are No. 8 overall and No. 2 among small cities (under 100,000 population). Continue reading “College Station has plenty to be excited about”