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

Podcast: Real talk about Gringo’s and Buc-ee’s

Podcast: Real talk about Gringo’s and Buc-ee’s

College Station Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Public Communications Director Jay Socol had a jaunty (thanks, thesaurus!) podcast discussion this week about businesses either recently on the ground or that we at least have a really good shot at. They also talked about one that appeared to be a sure thing until it wasn’t: Gringo’s. Continue reading Podcast: Real talk about Gringo’s and Buc-ee’s

Podcast: Is This a Thing? (Episode 10)

Podcast: Is This a Thing? (Episode 10)

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

In this episode of “Is This A Thing?” we share Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz’s recent presentation to the Economic Outlook Conference, which recapped market trends and successes from 2018, along with a look ahead through 2019 and into 2020.

Natalie then took a deeper dive into the city’s emerging Midtown Business Park and why that entire area of College Station is so important to the city’s future. Continue reading “Podcast: Is This a Thing? (Episode 10)”

Our most popular blogs and podcasts of 2018

Our most popular blogs and podcasts of 2018

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

When blogging became all the rage several years ago, it was common to see corporations and even state and federal government agencies jumping aboard.

But you didn’t see many local governments taking part – and you still don’t.

The reason the City of College Station decided to start blogging in 2010 was simple. It was an effective way to better tell our story. More than eight years later, the city blog continues to be a powerful cornerstone of our public outreach strategy. Continue reading “Our most popular blogs and podcasts of 2018”