Beware of Snakes

Update: March 15, 2017 - Snakes are being spotted in your community. Please be aware of your surroundings, and remind your children to use caution when playing outside.

Mating season starts right around this time of year and typically goes through well into June. Use caution on any walking trails and in areas such as ones where there is standing water, as snakes tend to be attracted to these types of surroundings.

Below is a link with some information on Texas snakes, the good and the bad.

http://dailyknowledgetree.com/8683/common-texas-snakes/

Greens Prairie Trail Temporary Detours

The contactor’s paving operation on Greens Prairie Trail will start on February 2nd. On days they are pouring concrete there will be some temporary detours in place to help facilitate the concrete trucks. While the contractor is working on the north side of Greens Prairie Trail  the roadway will be reduced to one way allowing only eastbound traffic between Ledgestone & Royder Road. All westbound traffic will be detoured at Royder Road to Ledgestone. This detour will be setup from 9am-2pm on the day of the pour.

Piyo Class

Starting January 31 we will be offering a PiYo class-Tuesday night at 5:45pm-6:45pm at the Castlegate II Community Center. This is a great way to build community and get to know some of your neighbors! 


PiYo is an incredibly effective body-transformation program that combines Pilates and yoga-inspired moves, all set to a faster pace, so you get your strength, fexibility, and cardio all in each workout. PiYo delivers the long, lean muscles and flat, toned abs of Pilates, a firm butt and strong arms like you'd get from yoga, and the weight-loss benefits of fat-burning cardio. The movement pattern goes from longer (16 count) to shorter and faster (4 count). There is a lot of getting up and down from the floor to standing position. This program will work your core like no other and is great for athletes who want to stretch their hip flexors, IT Band, hamstrings, and lower back. It is great for folks who want to get in a great workout without  pounding on the joints. Classes are one hour  and are $8 per class. Sessions will run 8 weeks allowing for no class the week of Spring Break. There will be one free make up class in case you must miss a scheduled class. To register, please contact Mary Timoney at 979-428-5530 and she will get you all set up.

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 (http://safe2save.org), 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. http://facebook.com/safe2save
 

Video links to share::
  1. Police Chief Scott McCollum (2:51):http://bit.ly/2dGE8rq
  2. College Student (:30): http://bit.ly/2ey00qg
  3. Young Mom (:30): http://bit.ly/2f9mm2c
Also, for Frequently Asked Questions on the ban, please visit: www.cstx.gov/police or call CSPD non-emergency number at 764-3600.

Barbara Moore
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
1101 Texas Avenue
College Station, TX 77842
764-6262 

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.).

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!

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