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People, Places and Events That Have Shaped The Lone Star State

College Station, Texas

College Station is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families, and an extraordinary quality of life. Home to Texas A&M University, the city has been named America's No. 1 college town and is also among the nation's friendliest. 

College Station is located in the heart of central Texas within a three-hour drive of five of the nation’s 20 largest cities. A network of well-maintained highways and a regional airport served by major airlines provide convenient access from just about anywhere. College Station is the only city in the country with nationally accredited departments in parks, public works, water, fire, police and public safety telecommunications. In 2016, it was ranked as the No. 2 best-performing small metro in the U.S.

The city celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1988 and is now 80 years strong. On this website you'll find stories from the most-recent 30 year period, spotlighting history, accomplishment, cooperation and some of the remarkable people who've made this a remarkable place.

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A Man of the People

Thousands of College Station residents lined the city's Union Pacific railway tracks to pay final respects to the nation's 41st president on the day of his burial at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.

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“The Real MVP”

After serving as captain and leading scorer for the A&M Consolidated boys basketball team in 2021-22, Ziyan Ali is side-stepping college to attend SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, to hone his game for the future.

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"CC" The Cat

Thanks to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, College Station has been the source of many important scientific discoveries, including the world’s first cloned cat.

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The House That Johnny Built

Some called it "The House That Johnny Built,” but Kyle Field's nearly half-billion-dollar redevelopment from 2013-2015 was more the doing of Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp than the Aggie’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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Local Boy Making Good

William Wright’s family moved to College Station when he was just six months old. In the ensuing three decades, he’s never left. Wright has seen the city come a long way in the last 30 years, and he intends to be an active part of the process of taking it even further.

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Marching Forward to the Future

Texas A&M senior Hunter Anderson has made a mark during his time in College Station: as a student leader, a budding entrepreneur, and as a member of the "Fightin' Texas Aggie Band." His story is one in a series written for the Texas A&M Mays Business School.

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