The Aggie Highway is a proposed freeway that would connect the suburbs of Houston to Highway 6 in Navasota. This highway would specifically extend State Highway 249 in Harris County and connect it to Highway 6 in Grimes County. This would benefit College Station because Grimes County is only minutes from Texas A&M University.

According to TXDOT the roadwork will probably start in the next 2-5 years. TXDOT’s chief planning and project officer, Russell Zapalac, said that environmental studies would begin in early 2013. These studies would be conducted in the Houston district and the Bryan district.

The highway would be beneficial to businesses that transport goods between Houston, College Station, and the Port of Houston according to David Ellis,…

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The Northgate that most College Station residents know and love is not the same Northgate of the past. After the turn of the 20th century, a post office, tailor, and a shoemaker were spread around the northern entrance to Texas A&M. These shops were separated from campus by a gate, the north gate.  Northgate has been changing ever since, with improvements every so often. The Northgate that most residents are familiar with came about in the 1970s. Entertainment replaced shops and local businesses.

In the last twelve years the city of College Station has invested over $25 million to improve the Northgate District.  Recently the city wants the Northgate district to go back to its roots. They have a vision for the district to become a downtown of sorts…

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The new Scott & White hospital is expected to bring many more jobs to the College Station area. When the hospital opens in August of 2013 it will have an emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit, operating rooms, cath labs, cardiac services,  maternity services suites, intraoperative robotics and other specialty services, comprehensive cancer services, pharmacy, and state- of- the -art imaging technology and other diagnostic capabilities. The hospital will open with 119 beds but can be expanded later to accommodate another 24 beds should the need arise. The 98-acre campus is located at the intersection of Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road. The hospital will have five floors and house 143 beds. An adjacent four- story building will house medical…

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College Station is known as the Research Valley because it’s a center for medical research. The Research Valley is always growing and is now moving toward becoming the Research Valley biocorridor. The biocorridor will be a collaboration among clinicians, scientists, government, students, area residents, and commercial partners. The goal is to promote innovation and education while accelerating the economic growth in our area. The idea is that entrepreneurs, researchers, industry leaders, students, and sponsors will work together to solve challenges in the field of global health. The biocorridor would work with research for humans, animals and the environment. The One Health PlusTM  biocorridor is driving innovation for the biotherapeutic and…

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