Community News

City of College Station Holiday Hours

Holiday schedule for city offices, facilities

City of College Station offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2. Sanitation and recycling will be collected on the normal schedule.

  • College Station Utilities: Electric, water or wastewater outages can be reported to 855-528-4CSU (4278). Please have your account number ready.
  • Municipal Court: Payments due on Dec. 23 or Dec. 26 must be paid by the close of business on Dec. 27. Payments due on Jan. 2 must be paid by the close of business on Jan. 3.
  • Ringer Library: The library will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 22 and reopen Dec. 27. The facility will also close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 and reopen Jan. 3.
  • Lincoln Recreation Center: The recreation center will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2. After school and senior programs will close for the break on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
  • Southwood Community Center: The community center will be closed Dec. 21-Jan. 2. Senior programs will close for the break on Monday, Dec. 19.
  • Sanitation & Recycling: Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 will be regular work days for all collections.

End of Year Letter 2016

From the directors and the management staff we wanted to wish you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas!

Note: Annual Invoices will be emailed on or before December 15th. Please be sure that we have your current contact information on file

Host an International Aggie Student for Dinner

Texas A&M International Student Services is now seeking hosts from around the B/CS community to share in a unique cultural experience, all from the comfort of their own home. Dinner in a U.S. Home (DIAUSH) is a program where local residents are matched with an Aggie international student for a meal and are exposed to different cultures and languages. This provides an opportunity for international students to connect beyond the Texas A&M University campus, and to better assimilate into the Texas A&M and Bryan/College Station community. Through this program, students and hosts establish international friendships while celebrating cultural learning. By cultivating an open, casual environment, the dinner will evoke open exchange of cultural experiences, customs and ideas.

Residents of all ages are invited to apply to host an international student for dinner. Hosts may choose a group of students or a single student. Applications to act as a host as well as further information regarding the program are available at


Castlegate Christmas Lights Installation

The contractor will be out installing the Christmas decorations Wednesday morning, November 23rd at the entrance and exit of Castlegate Dr and Greens Prairie. The street may end up being closed off while they use the lift to put up the lights. Please use caution while driving around the area.
Thank you!

Dead Trees

As we move into the fall season it is a good time to start thinking about cutting down dead trees and planting new trees. Residents in the community who schedule to cut down a tree through December 31, 2016 will get a 15% discount with Brazos Valley Stump Grinding and Tree service. They offer free estimates.


Brazos Valley Stump Grinding & Tree Service


15% off tree cutting from 11/18-12/31*


*You must mention the discount at the time of the estimate to receive the discount.

Coat Drive

America Recycles Day is November 15th and we are celebrating with a coat drive!!!

Bring your gently used coats, jackets, and hoodies to the Brazos Center Pavillion on Tuesday, November 15th from 10 am to 6:30 pm in recognition of America Recycles Day!  The first 100 people to donate will receive a free long sleeved tee shirt!  All coats/jackets will be donated to Twin City Mission for distribution to those in need.

Handheld Device while Driving Ban

Neighborhood News:
Handheld Device While Driving Ban begins Nov. 9

Good Afternoon All,
Attached and below are items to help promote the City of College Station's mobile device driving ordinance that goes into effect Nov. 9. We need help informing students, their parents, residents and visitors. We need help from our citizens to  spread the word and share this information with neighbors and friends. Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  Feel free share and use these tools however you see fit.
Also, we've partnered with Safe2Save (, a free smart phone app that rewards drivers for not using their cell phone while driving. Minutes of safe driving turn into points, and points can be redeemed for free or discounted items at several popular local eateries and retailers.

Video links to share::
  1. Police Chief Scott McCollum (2:51):
  2. College Student (:30):
  3. Young Mom (:30):
Also, for Frequently Asked Questions on the ban, please visit: or call CSPD non-emergency number at 764-3600.

Barbara Moore
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
1101 Texas Avenue
College Station, TX 77842

Missing: Child's Outside Ball

A resident's son is missing his big round orange ball with stars on it that blew away in the wind yesterday. The landscaping crew said they spotted the child's ball on Odell in Castlegate II. If you have any information please contact Carol Howe at 936-581-2599 or the office at 979-690-2330 email:

Brazos County Master Gardeners Event

WHAT:   Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Brazos County 2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course

WHEN:  Accepting applications September 1, 2016 thru  November 1, 2016.

SCHEDULE:  Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. January through mid-May, 2017. Participants will complete qualifications by December 1, 2017.

FEE: $185

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at our website: or by contacting the office of Brazos County Extension at 979-823-0129

Texas Master Gardener is a volunteer service program of The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. 

The program seeks gardeners with some experience and basic knowledge in horticulture. 

Applicants should also have a desire to volunteer and share their gardening knowledge with others individually and through group service projects.

Who: Brazos County Master Gardeners

What: Program: Useful Native Plants

When: October 25, 2016

Where: Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest, Bryan

Program Time: 7:00pm

Details of Program:   Learn about native plants used as herbs and food, as well as to make dyes and other useful items.

Presented by:  Henry Flowers is the Garden Director at the International Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas. Known for his expertise with herbs, Mr. Flowers is also recognized nationally for his culinary and creative abilities with plant materials. The public is invited at no charge. See for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection


Date: Saturday, October 22nd

Time: 7am-2pm

Where: University Services Building Enter from Harvey Rd. East, first entrance on the left after Veteran’s Park

**For more information see the link below

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