Come & Skate It: They came, they skated … and we still have t-shirts!

Come & Skate It Slideshow

Growing up in a small town with a Class 3A high school, I had plenty of opportunities to participate in traditional sports. We didn’t have to try out, we just told the coach — who usually doubled as the science, history or government teacher — that we wanted to be on the team.

In College Station, the sheer size of the school district requires kids to try out for sports teams and some kids don’t make the cut. That’s why the Parks and Recreation Department works hard to encourage alternatives such as skateboarding. The G. Hysmith Skate Park, which opened in 2011, is one of the nation’s premiere skate parks and integrates street, bowl and pool elements, forming a perfect combination for skaters of all skill levels. 

Continue reading “Come & Skate It: They came, they skated … and we still have t-shirts!”

City Council Meeting Summary (Sept. 8)

This blog is a summary of the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Sept. 8 and is not the official minutes. Changes made to specific items will be recorded in the minutes, which will be available in approximately two weeks.

Workshop Meeting Highlights

Click here to watch the entire workshop meeting. Click on individual agenda items listed beneath the video window to view a specific segment.

Research Valley Partnership

The council received an update from the Research Valley Partnership (RVP) on its FY 2012 budget request and how the organization will invest for the future. The RVP promotes economic development in Brazos County. The group’s budget request for the next fiscal year is $350,000. The RVP currently receives $300,000 from the city’s general fund. Chief Executive Officer Todd McDaniel said the RVP is concerned with long-term investment and wants to be a catalyst for the area’s economic development and growth. The RVP is seeking to transition from a traditional economic development model to an innovation-to-industry model. The RVP’s FY 2010 budget trimmed expenses by 10 percent, and it has increased private sector and Texas A&M investment.

Continue reading “City Council Meeting Summary (Sept. 8)”