Public Power Week highlights reliability and service

Public Power Week highlights reliability and service

The City of College Station is recognizing the dedicated professionals of College Station Utilities and Utility Customer Service during Public Power Week, which runs through Saturday. The event honors the thousands of men and women across the United States who provide and maintain the electrical grid infrastructure and services known as public power.  Continue reading Public Power Week highlights reliability and service

The secret life of CSPD’s Ronnie Horcica

The secret life of CSPD’s Ronnie Horcica

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By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

2009 Employee of the YearIf you’re a longtime resident of Bryan-College Station and are familiar with local police departments, you might recognize Ronnie Horcica. He’s served in various civilian roles since he graduated from Bryan High School in 1981 and was named the City of College Station’s Employee of the Year in 2009.

What you might not know is that he’s also a radio legend – at least among polka fans.

“I don’t talk about it much, so a lot of people aren’t aware that I’ve also worked in radio for 27 years,” Horcica said.  “Both careers are in my blood.”


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CSPD officer used SABA kit to save citizen’s life

By Lt. Chuck Fleeger, CSPD Public Information Officer

badge-officerLate on the night of Oct. 15, Daniel Crites was among the College Station police officers who responded to a call about a person needing medical attention. Arriving ahead of paramedics, the officers found the individual’s condition rapidly deteriorating.

Officer Crites realized the person was having difficulty breathing and discovered that swelling had obstructed the airway. Crites inserted a pharyngeal tube from his department-issued Self Aid Buddy Aid (SABA) kit through the individual’s nose, allowing air into the lungs. The citizen was soon transported to a hospital and was successfully treated.

Paramedics and hospital personnel said Crite’s quick actions saved the person’s life.

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