Podcast series explores city’s FY 21 proposed budget

Podcast series explores city’s FY 21 proposed budget

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

After a multi-month, coronavirus-inspired break, the All Up In Your Business podcast is back with a special miniseries: Four episodes that focus on College Station’s Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget.

We’re calling it All Up In Your Budget.

Fiscal Services Director Mary Ellen Leonard joins me to dissect and explain the city’s 330-page budget document, including changes caused by COVID-19, how sustainable we think those are, and what it means to our residents. This budget year is like no other, and we want to make sure residents and taxpayers understand what’s in it, what’s not in it, and why. Continue reading “Podcast series explores city’s FY 21 proposed budget”

All Up In Your Business: Dallis family / Burger Mojo

All Up In Your Business: Dallis family / Burger Mojo

The Dallis family has operated some of the most iconic food and beverage destinations in College Station. Cafe Eccell may be their best-known restaurant, but they recently entered the highly competitive burger market through their new concept Burger Mojo. In this episode of All Up in Your Business, Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and I talk to Costa and Andreas Dallis about their legacy of business ventures and how difficult it is to remain relevant in a fast-growing, student-driven community. Continue reading All Up In Your Business: Dallis family / Burger Mojo

Podcast: College Station eco-devo 101

Podcast: College Station eco-devo 101

We hear it all the time: “Hey, College Station, how come you don’t bring a [fill in the blank] to town?” The other side of that is, “Hey, bozos, why do you keep bringing more [fill in the blank] to our city?” In this podcast, Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Communications Director Jay Socol explore those questions, as well as some things about Post Oak Mall you may not know. Continue reading Podcast: College Station eco-devo 101

Podcast: Breakfast you’ll be la Gladeleine about

Podcast: Breakfast you’ll be la Gladeleine about

In this podcast episode, College Station Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz returns to talk about new restaurants, office space, commercial expansion and more. Natalie and Communications Director Jay Socol also dive into an email from a pod listener (we have one!) who expressed concerns about what feels like constant expansion in College Station. Continue reading Podcast: Breakfast you’ll be la Gladeleine about

Podcast: Culpeppers are legacy residential, retail developers who still have plans

Podcast: Culpeppers are legacy residential, retail developers who still have plans

In this podcast, President/CEO of Culpepper Realty Co. Jack Culpepper and General Counsel Larry Haskins talked to College Station Communications Director Jay Socol about the beginnings of the family business, its early successes throughout the twin cities (and beyond) — and even gave some hints about their next redevelopment moves on property just across from Texas A&M. Hint: Think of the space where IHOP, Schlotzsky’s and Hurricane Harry’s are located — across from Century Square. Continue reading Podcast: Culpeppers are legacy residential, retail developers who still have plans