CS Council Considers Cemetery, Commission

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More land is now set to house College Station's second cemetery. The purchase of two tracts of land owned by Texas A&M was approved Thursday night.

That gives the city nearly 60 acres of land off of FM 2818 and University Drive with which to build a second city cemetery, but one which would include an Aggie Field of Honor. Texas A&M graduates and contributors could pay an extra fee to be buried there.

In other news, Bryan and College Station will be looking to start a Youth Commission for the Twin Cities.

The board, proposed by Texas A&M students, would be made up of high school students who would meet with city officials on a regular basis and provide input on issues that matter to them. That would include everything from the recently implemented curfew in Bryan to school safety.

"This has been a real boon to any community that's implemented it in the past," said Corey Nichols, one of the A&M students proposing the plan as part of a project for the Mays Business School. "They've seen a large increase in service hours and youth actually becoming involved on issues."

Both city councils have directed their city staffs to explore the benefits, costs and time it would take to get such a project off the ground.