For the second time in as many months, the College Station City Council has heard recommendations about what to include in a possible bond issue this November without giving any direction. The only council member to offer any comments at their most recent meeting was Blanche Brick who pointed out the amount for streets alone took up all that was recommended. The council was told about $2.5-million is needed for park repairs and improvements in addition to $60-million for streets. Next week, the council is scheduled to hear what staff wants for new and existing city facilities.
There’s no change to local regulations against fireworks inside Bryan and College Station. Bryan Deputy Fire Marshal William Bouse has noticed a twist about what is being sold at fireworks stands outside the city limits. Bouse discovered for the first time poppers and other celebratory noisemakers are also at fireworks stands outside the city limits. Bouse has seen no illegal fireworks sold at retailers inside the city.
And, the Brazos County Clerk’s office is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after County Clerk Karen McQueen received legal advice locally and from the state. McQueen says there is concern from employees in her office because of religious beliefs. But, she’s not going to force them to issue a license if they’re not comfortable because there are enough workers in her office in her words “to get the job done.”