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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:00
A tax rate of $0.497500 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of College Station. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed...

Blog: Council wraps up final day of budget workshops

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:00
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  The College Station City Council had its final workshop about the proposed FY18 city budget on Tuesday at the CSU Meeting and Training Facility. The 3-hour session covered special revenue funds, enterprise funds, internal service funds, hotel...

Blog: Council reviews proposed budget in special workshop

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager The College Station City Council had its first workshop about the proposed FY18 city budget on Monday at the CSU Meeting and Training Facility. The 5 1/2-hour session primarily covered the city’s general fund, capital projects and the hotel tax...

Blog: FY18 city budget spotlights public safety, infrastructure

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:30
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  The proposed FY18 city budget presented to the city council Thursday night includes a modest 2½ cent increase in the property tax rate to pay for a new police station. If the council approves the increase in September, it would nudge the...

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Aug. 10)

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:00
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Aug. 10. The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD) and online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will...

Blog: 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 14:15
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD), or online. We’ll post a detailed live blog...

Blog: Navy Cruisers to perform Saturday at Veterans Park

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:00
By Gabby Salazar, Tourism Events Supervisor With Texas A&M being one of only six senior military colleges in the country, College Station has always been proud to honor those who serve our country. We prominently display our appreciation for the military in local museums and memorials,...

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 27)

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:30
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 27. The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD) and online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will...

College Station City Council appoints new city secretary

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:00
Tanya McNutt will be College Station’s next city secretary.  McNutt, who has served as College Station’s deputy city secretary since 2008, was announced Thursday as the council’s newest appointee and will assume her new role on Monday, July 31.  McNutt replaces Sherry Mashburn, who...

Blog: 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:15
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (6 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD), or online. We’ll post a detailed live blog...

Blog: Youth sports programs offer volunteer opportunities

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:15
By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator  Without dedicated volunteer coaches, our local youth recreation programs couldn’t grow and prosper. Coaches teach fundamentals and help kids develop skills while instilling the time-tested value of hard work, practice,...

Public meeting on federal community grants set for July 25

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:45
Citizens are encouraged to participate in a public hearing on Tuesday, July 25 about the City of College Station’s proposed uses for federal community development grants.  The hearing will be at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center, which is located at 1000 Eleanor St.  The city’s...

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (July 13)

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:15
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager  Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, July 13. The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD) and online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will...

Blog: 5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:00
By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (3:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD), or online. We’ll post a detailed live blog...

Blog: 10 tips to help you safely celebrate Independence Day

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:15
By Greg Rodgers, CSFD Battalion Chief Most of us build our traditional Independence Day celebrations around family and friends -- not to mention plenty of bright and colorful fireworks. Don’t let fireworks injuries spoil the fun. Read the blog: 10 tips to help you safely celebrate...

City offices to be closed Tuesday for Independence Day

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:30
Most City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Tuesday for Independence Day. Sanitation and recycling collections will operate on the normal schedule. Closed facilities include the Ringer Library, Lincoln Recreation Center, and Southwood Community Center. The library will...

Podcast: Is this a thing? What’s coming to CS (episode 3)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:15
By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director This is the third edition of "Is This a Thing?" with Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz, who talks about restaurants and retail that are more than just a rumor. This interview covers a lot of ground — all throughout College...

Podcast: Lance Jackson bids farewell to Lincoln Recreation Center

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:00
The Lincoln Recreation Center in College Station is where people of all ages have come to learn, play and make lasting friendships -- and memories -- for generations. For the past 30 years, Lance Jackson has been an important part of that. He's run the place for the last 23, but he says it's time to...

Blog: Is the color orange really banned in College Station?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:00
By Lauren Hovde, Senior Planner  Have you heard the one about the City of College Station not allowing businesses to have orange on their buildings? Or that we require establishments with predominantly orange accents to add Aggie maroon to their facades? Those rumors about our...

Blog: Promoting safety with the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:30
By Bridget Russell, Interim Aquatics Supervisor If you’ve ever wanted to be part of setting a world record, here’s your chance.  On Thursday, June 22, you are invited to join College Station Aquatics at Adamson Lagoon for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. The free 50-minute lesson...