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August 2012

Inside College Station

CITY OF COLLEGE STATION * * * * * * *

City of College Station * Home of Texas A&M University ® * College Station, Texas * * * * * * * To learn more about City of College Station Neighborhood Services, visit cstx. gov/neighbor or contact Neighborhood Services Coordinator Barbara Moore at 979.764.6262 or bmoore@cstx.gov. View the most frequent code violations and share it your neighbors:

When you choose to attend a college or university, you are also choosing a home for the next four (okay, five) years of your life. Since officially becoming a city in 1938, College Station has served as the adopted hometown for generations of Aggies, growing from a tiny town of just 2,000 people to a diverse community of almost 100,000. With nearly 30,000 college students living in College Station, it is vital for students to learn about their new hometown and how to be a good neighbor. Hence, the creation of the Aggie Up Campaign. Aggie Up is a cooperative campaign between Texas A&M University and the cities of Bryan and College Station to help bring all the programs and services together that give students the information and education that they need to become fully integrated residents. The following are just a few outreach examples:

Noise Abatement Class Off campus Texas A&M University students who have been charged with a loud party or noise violation may get the option to take a Noise Abatement class in order to reduce their offense. The class curriculum also includes discussion of

city codes, seeing issues from another’s perspective, being a good neighbor, conflict management and party planning skills. For more details on this course, call 979-845-1741.

Walk and Talks Thu., Sept. 6, 2–4 p.m. During Walk and Talks, Texas A&M University, along with the College Station and Bryan Police Departments, walk around significantly studentpopulated neighborhoods to bring them Aggie Up information. This also gives the residents a chance to talk with their local police officers under good circumstances. The College Station Walk and Talk will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Aggie Up Carnival Wed., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. Texas A&M University students are invited to the Aggie Up Carnival on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. A variety of community booths will be on-hand ready to provide information, games, prizes and much more. To learn more about Aggie Up activities, visit studentlife.tamu.edu or call 979.845.1741.

Sanitation Containers -- Trash should be securely stored in your city-provided sanitation container until the scheduled pickup day. The container should also be fully closed to ensure that litter does not spread. Within 12 hours after sanitation has collected your trash, the container must be removed from the street. Parking -- Cars, pickups and motorcycles may not be parked in the yard of any residential area, except on asphalt, concrete or gravel. While parking, be sure not to block driveways or mailboxes. YOUR YARD -- Weeds and grass should not exceed 12” in height. OPEN STORAGE -- Don’t store anything in your yard or patio unless it is intended for outdoor use. Firewood should be stored in the side or rear of the yard. ILLEGAL SIGNS -- Fliers or posters should not be placed on utility poles or street signs, or in the public right of way. ROOMMATES -- No more than four unrelated persons can share a property.

QUICK LINKS >>> AGGIE UP studentlife.tamu.edu/ agoss/community/AggieUp

CODE ENFORCEMENT cstx.gov/codeenforcement


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the Lincoln Recreation Center. Providing access to specially designed, curriculum based activities, the club’s environment is a safe place to learn and grow. Transportation is also available from the following schools: South Knoll, College Hills, Rock Prairie, Southwood Valley and Oakwood Intermediate. For more details:

Citizens Police Academy Free 11-week program

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer? Here’s your chance! Apply today for the College Station Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. This free, 11-week program offers participants an inside look at their local police department and criminal justice system. Sessions will be conducted this fall at the College Station Police Department, located at 2611 Texas Avenue South, on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Southwood Community Center 1520 Rock Prairie Road cstx.gov/southwood or 979.764.6351 Monday-Friday: 3-6 p.m. Lincoln Recreation Center 1000 Eleanor Street cstx.gov/lincolncenter or 979.764.3779 Monday-Thursday: 3-6:30 p.m. Friday: 3-6 p.m. .........................................

Sept. 19 | Exploring History Lunch Lecture Series | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. TAMU Corps of Cadets History by Dr. Jon Adams NEW LOCATION: Aldersgate United Methodist Church (2201 Earl Rudder Fwy South) $5 per person. RSVP: kkelbly@ cstx.gov or 979.764.6351

Aug. 27-Sept. 7 | Adult Kickball $395 per team. Ages 16+. Play begins Sept. 19.

After-School Care Options

Southwood Community Center and Lincoln Recreation Center

The Lincoln Recreation Center promotes a positive after-school environment and an exciting summer day camp for ages 6 to 18 years. Established in 1991 as the College Station Boys and Girls Club, the College Station Parks and Recreation Department began a cooperative effort with the Boys and Girls Club of the Brazos Valley to bolster the recreational opportunities at

Sept. 13, 27 | City Council Meetings 6 p.m. Workshop | 7 p.m. Regular cstx.gov/calendar

cstx.gov/sports

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The Southwood Community Center provides an after-school option for 6th-9th graders. Open weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m., the center offers homework help and a safe, supervised environment for your teen to enjoy leisure time. Bus rides are also available at A&M Consolidated Middle School, Cypress Grove and Oakwood Intermediate.

Sept. 3 | City Offices CLOSED Labor Day | No recycling. All other sanitation will be collected as normal. cstx.gov/calendar

ATHLETIC EVENTS

For more information, visit cstx.gov/cpa or call Lt. Craig Anderson at 979.764.3610.

Looking for after-school care options for your child? Check out what the Southwood Community and Lincoln Recreation Centers have to offer.

events coming in September

Aug. 27- Sept. 7 | Girls Volleyball 5-8th grade. $60 per child. Practice beings Sept. 24.

photo by: Courtney Meyer Hearen

Go Fishing

Catfish, bass and trout at city ponds Enjoy fishing, but don’t know where to go in town? You’re in luck! The following are City of College Station ponds that you can fish at: Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Brothers Pond Park, Cy Miller Park, Gabbard Park and John Crompton Park. The Central Park pond is periodically stocked with Channel Catfish by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Parks and Recreation Department. City ponds have a limit of five fish per day for each species of catfish, bass and trout. Children 16 years or younger or adults born before September 1, 1930 do not need a fishing license. For more information, call 979.764.3486 or visit cstx.gov/parks.

Sept. 4-14 | Adult Volleyball $210 per team. Ages 16+. Play begins Sept. 25. Sept. 4-14 | Challenger Soccer PreK-12th graders with special needs. Play begins Sept. 23.

XTRA PROGRAMS

cstx.gov/xtraed

Registration begins Sept. 4. For a complete list of classes, visit cstx.gov/xtraed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Want to volunteer or coach for our youth or challenger athletic programs? Apply today at cstx.gov/sportsvolunteer or call 979.764.3486.


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