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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Notice of FY 2019-20 Proposed Tax Rate & Preliminary Budget

The City of The Colony's FY 2019-20 Proposed Tax Rate and Preliminary Budget are now available online. They will be presented to City Council on Aug. 20, 2019, with a vote for approval set for Sept. 17, 2019.

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

CVB brings home hardware from annual conference

CVB 2019 awards

The Colony Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) took home several awards during the annual Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Conference held last week in Denton.

The Colony CVB was presented with the following awards for their marketing efforts from 2018-2019:

  • People’s Choice Award: 3rd Place in Local Awareness for budgets under $350,000
  • People’s Choice Award: 1st Place in Sports Marketing for bu...
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Posted on: August 22, 2019

TCFD battles three-alarm structure fire on Strickland

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At about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, units from The Colony Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 4700 block of Strickland Avenue.

En route, first-responders received a report that the two occupants of the home were trapped inside. Units arrived on scene to find a working fire but search crews learned that the occupants had made it out of the structure. 

The fire was generati...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

TCPD Annual Report 2018

The Colony Police Department 2018 Annual Report is now available online.

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Labor Day closures, trash/recycling notice

City offices, facilities, and the library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday. The library will be closed Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Also, there will be no recycling/trash or bulk/green waste collection. Service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and be delayed one day the rest of the week.

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Women's Leadership Summit scheduled alongside VOA Classic

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In conjunction with the Volunteers of America Classic LPGA tournament, the inaugural Women's Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 1, will feature professionals and experts across a variety of industries.

The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Tribute, 1000 Lebanon Road, and will create a space to empower women, develop and strengthen skills, build networks, and inspire long-lasting change.

Leaders scheduled to appear at the event include:

  • Cy...
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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Newly Certified Arborist applies knowledge to city’s trails

Marlisa Jemison

The City of The Colony boasts one of the highest ratios of per-capita park acreage in the state of Texas.

Much of that green space includes Corps of Engineers property along Lewisville Lake, but there’s a sizable amount of parkland and trails that must be maintained by the city’s Parks Crews.

All those trails and parkland means there&rs...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Residents encouraged to be cautious of urban coyotes

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The Colony Animal Services has recently received reports of residents experiencing close-contact with urban coyotes. As always, we encourage residents to be cautious of coyotes.

Use noise-making devices, such as an air-horn, and other scare techniques if and when coyotes are seen. Also, DO NOT feed coyotes! Keep pet food and water inside. Keep garbage securely stored. More information is available on our website.

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Police execute search warrant on Norris Drive

In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, The Colony Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant in the 5400 block of Norris Drive.

Narcotics detectives were leading the investigation and the search warrant resulted in the seizure of 94 grams of methamphetamine, 1,861 grams of GHB, 30 grams of Xanax, 85 grams of marijuana, weapons, body armor, counterfeit currency,and manufacturing eq...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Scammers ‘spoofing’ TCPD non-emergency number

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The Colony Police have received information that scammers may be contacting residents claiming there is a warrant out for their arrest or that their identity has been stolen, most likely as an attempt to obtain personal information or solicit money.

Some scammers are even using technology known as “caller ID spoofing” to display the TCPD non-emergency phone number on the victim’s caller ID.

The Colony Police encourage the community to be suspicious of unsolicited calls fr...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

TCPD Officer named School Resource Officer of the Year

Officer Omar Montemayor

In just his first year as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at The Colony High School, TCPD Officer Omar Montemayor has earned the School Resource Officer of the Year award by the Texas Association of School Resource Officers.

This is a statewide award and the entire city is proud of Officer Montemayor for his service to the students and staff at The Colony High School.

More information about the Texas Association of School Resource Officers and its recent conference can be foun...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Annual mosquito-prevention program underway

Mosquito Control

For many years, the City of The Colony has followed a proactive plan of prevention and testing to address mosquito issues throughout the city. The program is particularly important now as spring rains increase the chances for an active mosquito season.

Through this program, areas on public property that may hold water for periods of time are identified and monitored as potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. These standing pools of water are inspected for mosquito larvae and, if found, are treated wi...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

The Colony earns Gold Star recognition from KTB

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Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recently named the City of The Colony as a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to only 85 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates.

This is the second straight year The Colony has earned the honor. Gold Star recognition is the highest membership recognition status any community affiliate can achieve, according to KTB.

“This recognition reflects our community’s conti...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Water-treatment change-over set for July 22

The City of The Colony purchases the majority of its water from Dallas Water Utilities (DWU), which has been undergoing changes to its treatment facilities in recent years intended to enhance the performance of disinfectants.

As a result, water produced by the new system has a higher mineral content, or hardness, namely calcium.

The Colony is served by DWU's Elm Fork treatment facility, which is scheduled to begin the change-over on July 22, and continue through 2024. While mos...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

2018 Water Quality Report now available

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The City of The Colony Water Quality Report for 2018 is now available online.

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

EGRET UPDATE: Deterrent efforts must cease

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As many are aware, the city has been recently utilizing a variety of deterrent methods in an effort to prevent migratory birds from nesting in residential neighborhoods. However, all deterrent efforts must cease once the first egg is laid.

That is when the rookery is deemed to be officially established and is federally protected. On April 9, as staff were removing additional nesting material in a tree in the 5000 block of Pemberton, they found the first egg of the season. The city has confe...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

NTTA: Fourth Lane Project update (5/28/19)

The North Texas Tollway Authority has kicked off 2019 with the early stages of a project to widen the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT). Motorists likely have noticed the recent lane closures, including the underpasses at both Main Street & Standridge.

Current closures include the following, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, May 28-31:

  • two westbound left lanes of the Sam Rayburn Tollway between Legacy Drive and Business 121 (near Old Denton Road).

Current closures include the following, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Monthly Customer Service closures for 2019

The Customer Service counters at City Hall will be closed for staff training from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in 2019.

As such, the closures will occur on the following dates:

  • Jan. 8;
  • Feb. 12;
  • March 12;
  • April 9;
  • May 14;
  • June 11;
  • July 9;
  • Aug. 13;
  • Sept. 10;
  • Oct. 8;
  • Nov. 12; and,
  • Dec. 10.

Residents wishing to make a utility payment during those dates and times may do so by accessing thei...

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