Community News

Night at the Museum: Halloween Event

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Bryan Broadcasting present the annual “Night at the Museum” Children’s Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating Halloween Celebration, sponsored by Atkinson Toyota. 

This event involves trick-or-treating through the museum, carnival games, refreshments, snacks, bounce houses, Bus 12, face painting, a holiday photo op, and a costume contest! The event will take place on Sunday, October 30, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
 

Reservations are not required, but highly encouraged. Please Register below!


Register Here

Seminar Supper Oct. 10th w/ Charla Anthony

Good Morning Neighbors!!

It’s time for another Seminar Supper! We will kick off our Fall Seminar Supper on October 10 at 6:00 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. We are so grateful to Charla Anthony, Texas A&M Agrilife Horticulture Extension Agent, as our speaker. She also leads the Brazos Valley Master Gardeners program in our area. Charla has a wealth of knowledge on earth-friendly horticulture, landscaping and gardening. I’m sure many of you have read her columns in the Eagle on gardening and horticulture or attended one of her presentations. She will share with us from the Earth-Kind Program being used by Agrilife to promote earth-friendly landscaping and horticulture in our region. This will be a great seminar with lots of valuable information.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP or call. Also, please pass this along to neighbors and friends.

Thanks

Update: Greens Prarie Trail Widening Project

  TXDOT’s contractor Knife River plans to begin work on the improvements at the intersection of Greens Prairie Trail & FM 2154 on October 24th. The scope of TXDOT’s project includes adding right and left turn lanes on FM 2154 at the intersection in both the north and south direction. As well as changing the vertical grades of the intersection to help accommodate a smooth transition over the new railroad crossing. The project manager for the TXDOT project is Connie Flickinger.

Also, Greens Prairie Trail between I&GN and FM 2154 and the new railroad crossing  are planned to be opened for use on October 25th. With the opening of Greens Prairie Trail the traffic signal at the intersection with FM 2154 will become active and Brazos County will close the railroad crossing at Straub Road on October 26th. With the new signal coming on line I would request that everyone use caution when approaching the intersection from all approaches and obey the commands of the signal. The vehicles along FM 2154 will have to get used to being mandated to stop at this intersection as well as seeing cross traffic from a 4 leg intersection. 

 


 

The City’s contractor Hassell Construction will begin to place traffic control for phase 1 of the widening project on Monday, October 3rd. With the placement of traffic control along Greens Prairie Trail from FM 2154 to Royder Road. Construction activities will begin immediately on the outside sections of the proposed roadway. Click on the link provided below where you can access the full set of plans. The duration of the project is 9 months and the anticipated completion date is July 2017.

 http://cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3997

For those who have mail boxes along Greens Prairie Trail, the contractor will be temporarily relocating them to the northwest corner of the Flagstone & Greens Prairie Trail so that the mail currier can access them.

As the project progresses we will provide updates when there are  major construction items that will change the effect of the project for the community (Phase Switch, Road Closures, etc.).

Found Sports Equipment

Bags of sporting equipment were found at the Castlegate back lake on Tuesday. September 20th. If anyone has any information on who the owner maybe please contact our office at 979-690-2330 or via email office@hoapartners.net

**To make sure the bags are returned to the rightful owner he/she must identify what is in them

Neighborhood News September 16, 2016

     SeeClickFix: Simple way to report issues to city

Here is our latest video highlighting SeeClickFix, an online site that allows users to report code enforcement-related issues. To learn more about the site, click here

 
Free Shred Day- Oct. 1- City Hall Parking Lot
Bring old documents out to the free Shred Day event on Oct. 1 at the College Station City Hall Parking Lot from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by Embassy Records Management and Storage. Protect yourself from identity theft by shredding personal documents that contain sensitive information. For more information, call 764-3445.

No handheld devices while driving goes in to effect Nov. 9

The College Station City Council adopted an ordinance in August 2016 banning the use of hand-held communication devices while driving a motor vehicle or bicycle in the city limits. The ban on handheld devices while driving begins on Nov. 9. 2016.
 
For more information on the ban and how it will work, click here for a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Collection- Oct.22
The annual Fall Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection is Oct. 22 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University Services Building on Harvey Road, the first entrance on the left after Veterans Park. 
 
To find out more about what items are accepted, click here.
National Night Out - Oct. 4

 The goal of National Night Out is to heighten awareness of crime prevention, to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 4.
 
 All residents are encouraged to step outside to mingle with their neighbors and to visit with local law enforcement officers, who will be stopping at neighborhood block parties throughout the evening. Interested in organizing a block party for your neighborhood or apartment complex? College Station residents: http://cstx.gov/nno ; Bryan residents: (979) 209-5539.

There will also be a National Night Out Kickoff Party on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Target in Bryan. -

http://bit.ly/2ag8ctU



Fall Parks Guides now available
The Fall Parks Guide is now available electronically and in hard copies. Attached is the electronic copy of the Parks Guides. Hard copies of the guide can be found at all city facilities and the Parks and Recreation Department at Central Park on Krenek Tap Road.

 

City of College Station still providing free mosquito dunks

Residents of neighborhood and homeowners associations have long benefited from mosquito dunks provided through the City of College Station's Mosquito Abatement Program. To help prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, the city continues to provide free dunks to residents who don't belong to an HOA.
 
Mosquito dunks will be available while supplies last at the Neighborhood Services and City Secretary's offices at City Hall, located at 1101 Texas Ave. Office hours are
9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. on weekdays. To check availability, call 979-764-3500 or
 
Neighborhood and homeowner's associations not already participating in the mosquito abatement program may call the Neighborhood Services Office at 979-764-6262. Associations must be registered members of the city's Neighborhood Partnership Program to be eligible.
 
Program applications and more information on reducing the mosquito breeding population in and around your home can be found at cstx.gov/neighbor.
 
For more information about Brazos County's efforts to deal with mosquitoes and the Zika virus, click here.

 
Neighborhood Grants

The city can assist registered associations with improvement projects such as gateway signage or community gardens. More

Mosquito Abatement

Are mosquitoes causing a buzz in your area? Registered associations can buy abatement products from the city and get reimbursed. More

Reporting Violations

Know the rules before reporting on possible noise or animal code violations. More

NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES

Keep Brazos Beautiful Annual Tree Sale

ANNUAL TREE SALE

When: Saturday, October 15th

Where: Gander Mountain in College Station

Time: 9-Noon

See flyer attached below

** Per the CCR requirements trees need to be at least 2" in diameter

Town Hall Meeting 9/15/2016

There will be a town hall meeting held at Christ United Methodist Church on Thursday September 15th in College Station from 7:00-8:30 pm to address the issue of drugs and crime in our community. The event is being organized by Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley. For more information log onto www.kbtx.com

George Bush Presidential Library Issues Forum

 

Join us at The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on September 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for an enlightening panel discussion and Q&A led by nationally recognized experts in policy, safety, and technology from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. 

Will we still be “driven to drive” 10 to 20 years from now? That is the question transportation researchers, urban planners, policy makers, and social and behavioral scientists are exploring. The advent of self-driving vehicles and connected roadway systems could be truly transformative, with the potential to significantly change U.S. transportation. The question is not if such vehicles will be on Texas roadways—but when

There are many outstanding questions and issues regarding what’s next. How will these vehicles improve safety and mobility? How should the roadway adapt and support the technology to improve safety and reliability? How will connected and automated vehicles transform our roadway system?  How will they influence land use and development patterns? What are the public policy and data security implications in deploying these new technologies? And how accepting will drivers be of getting out from behind the wheel of their vehicles?

The event is free but seating is limited. Following the event, join us for a reception in the rotunda. To reserve your place, please email reservations.bush@nara.gov , call 979-691-4014, or by simply click on the registration link below. 


The Sheriff's Office Needs your Help!

PLEASE READ: Important Message from the Brazos County Crime Prevention Deputy Nathan Dennis

The Sheriff's Office has recently experienced a rise in reports of burglaries. During this time each year we tend to see increases in home burglaries, as more houses are unoccupied during daytime hours.

A current strategy for these thieves is to knock on the doors of a residence to check if anyone is home. If someone does answer the door the subject may ask for directions, or say they are looking for a certain person. If this happens to you, please lock the door and gather as much informaton on the subject and call your local Police Department or Sheriff's Office to report the incident.

The Sheriff's Office hs also seen an increase in vehichle burglaries. In most cases the vehichles that were burglarized were unlocked. We ask that you take all valuable items out of your vehichle and always lock it. If possible park your vehichle in a lighted area. Help us by being the eyes and ears of your Sheriff's Office.

If you see suspicious activity, contact 9-1-1 and report your concerns. The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that they serve.

Reember... together we can make a difference in our community!

Neighborhood News August 19, 2016

Blog Post: Council previews proposed budget; upcoming public hearings

Below is a link to a blog on the city's budget workshops. The council reviewed the budget in a two-day series of in-depth workshops this week, with final adoption of the budget and tax rate set for Sept. 22. A public hearing on the tax rate is scheduled for Aug. 31, followed by another public hearing on the tax rate and budget on Sept. 8.


Blog Post: A tribute to the noble legacy of the late Bob Meyer
In this latest blog post, Parks and Recreation Manager Kelly Kelbly fondly remembers times she spent with the late Bob Meyer at the Southwood Community.

 
When Mr. Meyer passed away in 2013 at the age of 81, he left about $750,000 to benefit senior programs in the Parks & Recreation Department. This week, a plaque was dedicated at Southwood honoring Mr. Meyer and his lovely wife, Wanda.
 

Blog Post: Flood insurance premiums lower in College Station
In July, the Texas Water Development Board evaluated the City of College Station's floodplain management ordinances and enforcement practices to determine their effectiveness in meeting National Flood Insurance Program regulations. The report found that College Station is one of the few communities with no issues.

 

Filing ends soon for four city council seats at stake in  November election

The mayor's seat and three places on the College Station City Council are at stake in the Nov. 8 general election. The deadline for filing for Mayor and Place 2 is Aug. 22, and the deadline for Place 3 and 4 is Aug. 25.
 
Mayor (General Election)
Full three-year term.
 
Place 2 (General Election)
Full three-year term.
 
Place 3 (Special Election)
One-year term to complete the unexpired term of Karl Mooney, who is running for mayor. The current term expires in November 2017.
 
Place 4 (Special Election)
Two-year term to complete the unexpired term of John Nichols, who is running for mayor. The current term expires in November 2018.
 
Eligibility
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, U.S. citizens, qualified Texas voters, and College Station residents for at least one year prior to Election Day. Candidate information packets are available at the City Secretary's Office at College Station City Hall, located at 1101 Texas Ave.
 
Important Dates
Aug. 22 - Candidate filing deadline- For Mayor and Place 2
Aug. 25-  Candidate filing deadline for Places 3 and 4
Oct. 11 - Voter registration deadline
Oct. 24-Nov. 4 - Early voting
Nov. 8 - Election Day
 
For additional information and a list of candidates, visit cstx.gov.elections 

Aug. 27- CSPD's Community Picnic and Back to School Rally
Enjoy free lunch and activities with the College Station Police Department on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center.
 
Everyone is invited to check out public safety vehicles and learn how to make this school year a safe year. Questions? Call 979.764.5098 or email sbeatty@cstx.gov. 
Sign up for National Night Out - Oct. 4

 The goal of National Night Out is to heighten awareness of crime prevention, to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 4.
 
 All residents are encouraged to step outside to mingle with their neighbors and to visit with local law enforcement officers, who will be stopping at neighborhood block parties throughout the evening. Interested in organizing a block party for your neighborhood or apartment complex? College Station residents: http://cstx.gov/nno ; Bryan residents: (979) 209-5539.

There will also be a National Night Out Kickoff Party on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Target in Bryan. -

http://bit.ly/2ag8ctU


City's Community Services Department has moved
The Community Services Department has moved from 1207 Texas Avenue (next to city hall) to 511 University Drive East. Community Services is comprised of Code Enforcement, Community Development and Northgate District Operations.

Also housed at this location is the police department's Community Enhancement officers, Animal Control and the motorcycle officers.
 

City of College Station still providing free mosquito dunks

Residents of neighborhood and homeowners associations have long benefited from mosquito dunks provided through the City of College Station's Mosquito Abatement Program. To help prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, the city continues to provide free dunks to residents who don't belong to an HOA.
 
Mosquito dunks will be available while supplies last at the Neighborhood Services and City Secretary's offices at City Hall, located at 1101 Texas Ave. Office hours are
9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. on weekdays. To check availability, call 979-764-3500 or
 
Neighborhood and homeowner's associations not already participating in the mosquito abatement program may call the Neighborhood Services Office at 979-764-6262. Associations must be registered members of the city's Neighborhood Partnership Program to be eligible.
 
Program applications and more information on reducing the mosquito breeding population in and around your home can be found at cstx.gov/neighbor.
 
For more information about Brazos County's efforts to deal with mosquitoes and the Zika virus, click here.

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