Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, March 11. The meetings are streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start after 4:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6. Continue reading Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (March 11)
As a former Texas A&M student and now a permanent resident, I love the hustle and bustle that fall brings. Watching the students move in and gear up for classes brings back fond memories, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to offer some friendly advice for our new residents. Continue reading 8 easy ways for students to thrive in College Station
By Debbie Eller, Community Services Director
When Texas A&M ended its bike share contract with ofo in December, you probably thought you’d seen the last of those yellow bicycles.
Not quite. And contrary to what you may be thinking, that’s a good thing. Continue reading “How yellow bikes turned out to be a community asset”
Last spring, Texas A&M partnered with Ofo Bike Share Systems to offer the yellow bikes as an alternative mode of travel on and around campus. Unfortunately, the bikes have turned up in a multitude of unintended locations such as grassy areas, sidewalks, roadways – even treetops. Reminder: Users must park dockless bikes in the geo-fence zone that encompasses the area in and around campus. Continue reading What to do when Ofo becomes an oh no
The impressive list of national accolades for College Station continues to grow.
Texas A&M today announced that Simple Dollar, an online publication that offers financial guidance, has named College Station as the sixth most affordable college town in the nation.
“It’s such a privilege to be home to a world-class university,” College Station Mayor Nancy Berry said. “Our low tax rate makes College Station highly attractive, but it’s really more than that. People are moving here for our public schools, healthcare, green spaces, new industry and, increasingly, to retire in the same place where they spent the best years of their lives — at Texas A&M.”
This blog was authored by Henry Mayo, a surveyor and long-time resident of the Bryan-College Station area. As a surveyor and historian, Henry retrieves information from local, state and national resources to assemble history-themed messages for email subscribers in a series titled “This Week in Brazos County History.” To subscribe to Henry’s email series, click here.
NEW MASONIC LODGE HALL DEDICATED (Nov. 21, 1952)
The photos on the right were taken a few months ago, when I noticed the Masonic cornerstone of the building on North Texas Avenue at 18th Street. The cornerstone is carved “Laid October 20, 1952,” but apparently things didn’t go on schedule and the ceremony was delayed one month.