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Encyclopedia > College Station, Texas
City of College Station
Nickname: Aggieland
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°36′05″N 96°18′52″W / 30.60139, -96.31444
Country United States
State Texas
County Brazos
Government
 - Mayor Ben White 
Area
 - City 40.34 sq mi (64.84 km²)
 - Land 40.3 sq mi (64.91 km²)
 - Water .04 sq mi (.07 km²)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 74,125
 - Density 2,960.9/sq mi (1,143.2/km²)
 - Metro 196,734
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77840-77845
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-15976[1]
GNIS feature ID 1354786[2]
Website: www.cstx.gov

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in Central Texas. It is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley. The city is located within the most populated region of Texas, near three of the 10 largest cities in the United States - Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. The population estimate as of 2006 is 86,000.[1] Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Image File history File links TAMUcampus. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Brazos County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... North American area code 979 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the College Station area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... College Station Logo This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. ... College Station is a census-designated place located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ... Brazos County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Central Texas (a part of which is Texas Hill Country), is a region in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Brazos Valley is a region in Texas consisting of Brazos County, Robertson County, Grimes County, Washington County, Madison County, and Leon County, with Brazos County and the cities of College Station and Bryan at its center. ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... San Antonio redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas with 203,371 people. Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. ... Map of Texas highlighting the College Station-Bryan metropolitan area. ...


College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, one of the premier universities of Texas and the flagship institution of The Texas A&M University System. The city owes both its name and existence to the university's location along the railroad. Texas A&M's triple designation as a Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant institution reflects the broad scope of the research endeavors it brings to the city, with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Texas A&M University redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The United States of America National Sea Grant College Program encourages wise stewardship of marine resources through research, education, outreach and technology transfer. ... The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for space-related research. ... ONR Logo The Office of Naval Research (ONR), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia (Ballston), is an office of the U.S. Navy that carries out scientific research to support the Navy and Marine Corps in the interest of national security. ...


Due largely to the size of Texas A&M University, College Station was named by Money Magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas, and the 11th most educated city in the United States.[3] Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...

Contents

Law and government

The City of College Station was incorporated in 1938 and has been operated under a council-manager form of government. The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines strong political leadership, representative democracy through elected officials, and professional management. The form establishes a representative form of government by concentrating all power in the elected city council. The council hires a professionally trained and educated city manager to oversee the delivery of public services and the daily operations of the City. Council members are part time volunteers who serve as the policy making board for the City's government. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Historical events

  • 1860: The Houston and Texas Central Railway built through the area.[4]
  • 1871: The site was chosen as the location for the proposed A&M College of Texas.[4]
  • 1876: The first public institution of higher education in Texas was opened, Texas A&M University.[4]
  • 1884: Population reaches 350.[4]
  • 1900: The I&GN Railroad was extended to College Station.[5]
  • 1900: Population reaches 391.[4]
  • 1910: Electric Interurban service is established between Texas A&M College and Bryan, Texas[4]
  • 1910s: The business district now known as Northgate developed.[4]
  • 1920: The interurban was replaced by the city bus system.[4]
  • 1930: Community north of College Station (North Oakwood) incorporated with Bryan, Texas[4]
  • 1938: College Station is incorporated ( John H. Binney was the first mayor )[4]
  • 1939: A zoning commission was established for the city.[4]
  • 1940: Population reaches 2,184.[4]
  • 1942: Ernest Langford, called by some the "Father of College Station," was elected mayor, an office he held for the next twenty-six years.[4]
  • 1943: College Station moved to council-manager city government.[4]
  • 1950: Population (not including students) reaches 7,898[4]
  • 1960: Population reaches 11,396.[4]
  • 1965: The local I&GN line is abandoned by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.[6]
  • 1970: Population reaches 17,676.[4]
  • 1980: Population reaches 30,449.[4]
  • 1990: Population reaches 52,456.[4]
  • 1996: Construction of SH 47 was completed.[7]
  • 1997: George Bush Presidential Library opens in College Station
  • 1999: Twelve are killed and 27 injured when a huge bonfire structure under construction at the Texas A&M University campus collapses. (See: Aggie Bonfire)
  • 2000: Population reaches 67,890.[4]
  • 2006: SH 40, also known as William Fitch parkway, was opened[8]
  • 2006: 2030 population estimates for the College Station-Bryan, TX MSA range between 250,846 and 271,773.[9]

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Geography and climate

College Station is located at 30°36′5″N, 96°18′52″W (30.601433, -96.314464)[10].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.3 square miles (104.4 km²), of which 40.3 sq mi (104.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Area Lakes cover 180,000 acres (730 km²) and include Somerville Lake, Lake Conroe, Gibbons Creek Reservoir, Lake Limestone, Lake Bryan and many others. Somerville Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on Yegua Creek in the Brazos River basin, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Brenham, Texas, USA. The town of Somerville in Burleson County is adjacent to the reservoir. ... Lake Conroe is a 21,000 acre (85 km²) lake in Conroe, Texas. ... Gibbons Creek Reservoir is a 2,500 acre (10 km²) lake east of College Station, Texas. ... Lake Limestone is a 13,680 acre (55 km²) lake in Thorton, Texas. ... Lake Bryan is a power plant cooling reservoir in Brazos County, 5 miles (8 km) west of Bryan, Texas, USA. The dam and lake are managed by Bryan Texas Utilities which uses the reservoir as a cooling pond for the electrical generators in the Dansby Power Plant. ...


The local climate is subtropical and temperate and winters are mild with periods of low temperatures usually lasting less than two months. Snow and ice are extremely rare. Summers are warm and hot with occasional showers being the only real variation in weather.

  • Average annual rainfall: 39 inches (1000 mm)
  • Average elevation: 367 feet (112 m) above sea level
  • Average Temperature: 68 °F (20 °C)
  • Agricultural Resources: Cattle, corn, cotton, eggs, hay, sorghum
  • Mineral Resources: Sand, gravel, lignite, gas, oil
Weather averages for College Station, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 86 (30) 99 (37) 84 (29) 94 (34) 100 (38) 104 (40) 109 (43) 108 (42) 106 (41) 98 (37) 89 (32) 86 (30) 109 (43)
Average high °F (°C) 61 (16) 66 (19) 73 (23) 79 (26) 85 (29) 92 (33) 96 (36) 96 (36) 91 (33) 82 (28) 71 (22) 63 (17) 80 (27)
Average low °F (°C) 40 (4) 44 (7) 50 (10) 57 (14) 65 (18) 72 (22) 74 (23) 73 (23) 69 (21) 59 (15) 49 (9) 42 (6) 63 (17)
Record low °F (°C) 7 (-14) 14 (-10) 17 (-8) 28 (-2) 42 (6) 53 (12) 58 (14) 60 (16) 44 (7) 29 (-2) 19 (-7) 2 (-17) 2 (-17)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.32 (84.3) 2.38 (60.5) 2.84 (72.1) 3.20 (81.3) 5.05 (128.3) 3.79 (96.3) 1.92 (48.8) 2.63 (66.8) 3.91 (99.3) 4.22 (107.2) 3.18 (80.8) 3.23 (82) 39.67 (1,007.6)
Source: weather.com [11] 2008-01-10

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 67,890 people, 24,691 households, and 10,370 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,686.5/sq mi (651.1/km²). There were 26,054 housing units at an average density of 647.2/sq mi (249.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.53% White, 5.45% African American, 0.30% Native American, 7.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.47% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnicity/nationality were 9.96% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 24,691 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.0% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 14.4% under the age of 18, 51.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $21,180, and the median income for a family was $53,147. Males had a median income of $38,216 versus $26,592 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,170. About 15.4% of families and 37.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Districts

Northgate

Main article: Northgate, Texas
  • A mixed use district just north of Texas A&M University and what some may call the original downtown of College Station. Northgate is a vibrant part of the city and is known for its live music scene and mix of restaurants and bars.[12]

Location in the state of Texas County Brazos County, Texas Population in 2002 Approximately 2,500 Time zone Central: UTC-6 Latitude Longitude External link: Web page Northgate is a business and entertainment district located in College Station, Texas just north of Texas A&M University and what some may...

Wolf Pen Creek District

  • A high quality commercial development located adjacent to Post Oak Mall and between the city's two main commercial thoroughfares, Earl Rudder Freeway and Texas Avenue. The area consists of an elaborate greenway with trails, a $1.5 million amphitheater and entertainment area, a small lake, The Arctic Wolf Ice Skating Complex and is home to the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.

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Business parks

  • Business Center at College Station
    • A 200 acre (800,000 m²), Class "A" Business Center just five miles (8 km) from the University. Current residents include firms involved in telecommunications, software development and technology manufacturing.
  • Spring Creek Corporate Campus
    • A 100 acre (400,000 m²), Class "A" Business Center just minutes from the University. A green-belt surrounds most of the Campus will provide a buffer between the new development and adjacent land uses which include the Pebble Creek Country Club and Woodland Hills Subdivision.
  • Texas A&M University Research Park
    • This 324 acre (1.3 km²) Research Park was established to provide businesses direct partnering opportunities with Texas A&M University. Several companies and non-profit research interests have located in the park including Hewlett Packard, Schlumberger, Lynntech, AdventGX, the Institute of Food Science and Engineering, the Electron Beam Food Research Facility and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program to name just a few.
  • Crescent Pointe
    • Crescent Pointe is a master planned, mixed-use development made up of approximately 192 acres (777,000 m²). The development has frontage on University Drive (Highway 60) and Harvey Road (Highway 30).

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Transportation

Mass transit

  • The District (formerly Brazos Valley Transit Authority) provides public bus transportation in the Bryan/College Station area.
  • Texas A&M Transportation Services provides bus transportation throughout College Station and Bryan for students, faculty, and staff of Texas A&M University. On Texas A&M football game days, the department provides additional park-and-ride service to and from Kyle Field.
  • Groundshuttle Provides daily shuttles to and from Houston airports (Hobby and Bush).

Kyle Field is the football stadium located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. ...

Airports

Regional

Easterwood Airport (IATA: CLL, ICAO: KCLL, FAA LID: CLL), also known as Easterwood Field, is the regional airport for Texas A&M University, Bryan-College Station and Brazos County, Texas, USA. The airport is owned by Texas A&M University. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... Houston redirects here. ... Coulter Field (KCFD) is a municipal-owned airport located in east Bryan, of the Bryan-College Station area in Brazos County, Texas. ... Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. ...

International

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH, FAA LID: IAH)[2] is an international airport in the city of Houston, Texas, United States serving the Greater Houston area. ... Houston redirects here. ... Interstate 45 (abbreviated I-45) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Texas, United States. ... U.S. Route 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS, FAA LID: AUS) is a mixed-use commercial airport located five miles (8 km) southeast of the central business district of Austin, the capital of Texas. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... Texas State Highway 71, also known as Ben White Boulevard, is one of Austins newest freeways. ...

Major roads

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Railroads

The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ...

Economy

  • Local unemployment hovers under two percent, among the lowest in the nation. This is driven in large part by the significant role the university plays in the local economy. People rarely move to College Station unless they already have an offer of employment; those without employment either depart for other cities, or exit the job-seeking market. The rate of underemployment is a significant problem the city has continued to deal with.[13]
  • There is also a mall called Post Oak Mall.

CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ... Post Oak Mall is a mid-range shopping mall in College Station, TX. It was built in 1982 and quickly eradicated other shopping malls, including a small mall called Manor East Mall in Bryan, TX. It had a few minor renovations, including one in 1994, but is mostly dated in...

List of major employers

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. ... Bryan Independent School District is a public school district based in Bryan, Texas. ... College Station Independent School District is a public school district based in College Station, Texas. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... H.E. Butt Grocery Company (abbreviated H-E-B) is a privately held San Antonio, Texas-based supermarket chain with over 300 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico. ... West Corporation (formerly West TeleServices) provides outsourced customer relationship management (CRM) services based in the United States. ...

Sports facilities

  • Football: Kyle Field (Largest Crowd: 88,253)
  • Racing: Texas World Speedway (Capacity 23,000)
  • Basketball: Reed Arena (Largest Crowd: 13,151)
  • Baseball: Olsen Field (Largest Crowd: 11,052)
  • Volleyball: G. Rollie White Coliseum (Largest Crowd: 8,608)
  • Soccer: Aggie Soccer Stadium (Largest Crowd: 8,204)
  • Track and Field: Anderson Track and Field Complex (Capacity: 3,500)
  • Tennis: George P. Mitchell Tennis Center (Largest Crowd: 2,339)
  • Softball: Aggie Softball Complex (Largest Crowd: 2,341)
  • Hockey: The Arctic Wolf Ice Center (Capacity: 500)
  • Golf: Texas A&M Traditions Club

Kyle Field is the football stadium located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. ... Texas World Speedway was built in 1969 and was one of only seven superspeedways of two miles or greater in the United States, the others being Indianapolis, Daytona, Pocono, Talladega, California, and Michigan. ... Reed Arena is a sports arena and entertainment venue located at the corner of Olsen Boulevard and Kimbrough Boulevard in College Station, Texas, in the United States. ... Olsen Field is a baseball stadium in College Station, Texas that is home to the Texas A&M baseball program. ... G. Rollie White Coliseum is a gymansium at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. ...

Media and journalism

Television stations

Local channels are KBTX, ABC40, and FOX28


Radio stations

College Station is part of the Bryan-College Station Arbitron market #238.

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Area newspapers

  • The Bryan/College Station Eagle (City newspaper)
  • The Battalion (Texas A&M University newspaper)
  • Maroon Weekly (Student-run independent newspaper)
  • The Touchstone (Left/Progressive, Alt/Indy newspaper)

Area magazines

  • 12th Man Magazine
  • Aggieland Illustrated
  • Insite Magazine
  • AgriLeader Magazine

Education

See also: Bryan, Texas#Education

Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. ...

Area colleges and universities

Texas A&M University redirects here. ...

Area school districts

College Station Independent School District is a public school district based in College Station, Texas. ...

Tallest buildings

  • Buildings with 7 or more floors
    • Plaza Hotel: 17 floors
    • Kyle Field: 180 feet (55 m)
    • Oceanography & Meteorology Building: 15 floors
    • Albritton Bell Tower: 138 feet (42 m)
    • Rudder Tower: 12 floors
    • College Station Hilton: 11 floors
    • Adam Corporation Building (formally First American Bank Headquarters): 11 floors (under construction)
    • College Station Conference Center and Marriott Hotel: 10 floors (planned construction)
    • Richardson Petroleum Engineering: 10 floors
    • CE/Texas Transportation Institute: 8 floors
    • Regents Building: 8 floors
    • Brown Engineering: 7 floors
    • Harrington: 7 floors
    • Bright Building: 7 floors
    • McFerrin Indoor Athletic Practice Facility: 80 feet (24 m)

Surrounding cities

Nearest cities

Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. ... Wixon Valley is a city located in Brazos County, Texas. ... Snook is a city located in Burleson County, Texas. ... Navasota is a city in Grimes County, Texas, United States. ... Somerville is a city located in Burleson County, Texas. ... Anderson is a city located in Grimes County, Texas. ... Caldwell is a city located in Burleson County, Texas. ... Hearne is a city located in Robertson County, Texas. ...

Nearest major cities

  • Cities with population over 500,000 within 200 miles (300 km)
    • Houston, Texas 95.1 miles (152 km) (Population: 1,953,631, Metro Population: 4,986,399)
    • Austin, Texas 107.7 miles (173 km) (Population: 656,562)
    • San Antonio, Texas 169 miles (267 km) (Population: 1,144,646)
    • Fort Worth, Texas 173 miles (278 km) (Population: 534,694, Metro Population: 5,222,000)
    • Dallas, Texas 187 miles (268 km) (Population: 1,188,580, Metro Population: 5,222,000)

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Notable residents

See also: List of Texas A&M University people

The following people have lived or are currently living in College Station: The Clayton W. Williams, Jr. ...

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Points of interest

Library entrance The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. ... The D. A. Andy Anderson Arboretum (17 acres), originally named the Brazos County Arboretum, is an arboretum located at 1900 Anderson Street, College Station, Texas. ...

Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ a b c d American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Top 25 most educated cities", Money Magazine, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-03-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Odintz, Mark. College Station, Texas. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved on 2008-06-15.
  5. ^ A Guide to Historic Brazos County (PDF) p. 25. Brazos Heritage Society (2003). Retrieved on 2008-06-15.
  6. ^ C. Werner, George. International-Great Northern Railroad. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved on 2008-06-15.
  7. ^ Request for Proposal: Southwest Bryan Highest and Best Use Study (PDF) p. 12. City of Bryan (April 2008). Retrieved on 2008-06-15.
  8. ^ Porter, Stuart. "New corridor", The Battalion, 2006-06-28. Retrieved on 2008-06-15. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Craig, Edith; Thomas, Beth; Lacy, Blake; Merten, Kory (2008). Real Estate Market Overview 2008 College Station - Bryan (PDF). Texas A&M University Real Estate Center. Retrieved on 2008-06-15.
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  11. ^ Monthly Averages for College Station, TX. Retrieved on Jan 10, 2008.
  12. ^ Retail and Entertainment District: Northgate. City of College Station. Retrieved on 2008-06-16.
  13. ^ College Station Demographic Report. City of College Station. Retrieved on 2008-06-15.
  14. ^ Matthew Watkins. "CS man has fantasy gig at ESPN", The Bryan College Station Eagle, 2008-05-04. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. 
  15. ^ Janet Phelps. "Anti-abortion group will meet pope in Washington", The Bryan College Station Eagle, 2008-04-16. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. 
  16. ^ Craig Kapitan. "'Pipe dream' turning into a musical reality", The Bryan College Station Eagle, 2006-09-17. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. 
  17. ^ Joe Southern. "A changing of the guard", Amarillo Globe-News, 2008-01-04. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. 

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