Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Monday, Nov. 23. It’s not the official minutes.
The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.
The workshop will start about 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7.
The workshop has started.
Elected Mayor Pro Tem
The council voted unanimously to elect Place-4 Councilman John Nichols for a one-year term as mayor pro tem, which acts as mayor if the mayor is disabled or absent. Nichols replaces Place-1 Councilwoman Blanche Brick in that role.
A man was rescued from a burning car on George Bush Drive Saturday night by the courageous actions of a College Station police officer and several citizens. Officer Patricia Marty, with the assistance of Texas A&M Transportation Services employees Joel Luce and Greg Stuenkel, pulled Jose Izquierdo from the vehicle just in the nick of time. Continue reading Video: CSPD officer, citizens rescue man from burning car
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:
Relationship with Belgium: The council will receive a workshop presentation from the Research Valley Partnership on the evolving economic development relationship with Belgium anchored by the Aggies Go to War exhibit.
Police Ammunition Purchase: The council will consider two contracts totaling about $136,000 for ammunition to be used on-duty and in training exercises.
Electric System Right-of-Way Clearing:The council will consider awarding a three-year contract for $1.28 million for clearing overhead power lines and clearing easements and rights-of-way for the construction of new power lines.
The Barracks II Rezoning: After a public hearing, the council will consider rezoning several tracts near The Barracks II Subdivision to allow for the development of additional townhomes.
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Late 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.
Last month, sanitation route manager Andy Garcia was working his route when he found a convenience store employee unconscious near a dumpster. Andy promptly notified the police, who discovered the store had been robbed and the employee assaulted. Andy’s awareness and quick response allowed the store employee to receive the medical attention he needed. The robbery is still being investigated.