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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Free compost available for residents

Free compost

As part of the city’s contract with Republic Services, FREE compost is now available to residents in the southwest corner of the Public Works parking lot off East Lake Highlands Drive, next to the dog park.

Signage is posted in the vicinity directing residents to the site. Compost is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You MUST bring your own containers. This service is for RESIDENTS ONLY. No commercial uses or contractors allowed. For in...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Statewide Executive Orders in effect (updated 12/3/20)


Over the past several months, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced a series of ongoing Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the state. The latest update took effect Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.

On Dec. 3, 2020, from Denton County: According to the Texas Department of State Health Services website, the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity in the Trauma Service Area E (which includes Denton C...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Federal relief bill & small business updates

Chamber Updates

The Colony Chamber of Commerce provides a detailed breakdown of the relief bill and what resources are available to small businesses.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from The Colony Fire Department regarding COVID-19

Fire Chief Scott Thompson and the men & women of TCFD share information about the department's preparedness and response to COVID-19, including details about PPE procedures when they respond to calls.

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Curbside-clothing collection moves to scheduled pickup

Donate Stuff

Due to changes in the market as a result of the pandemic, Simple Recycling has discontinued curbside-collection of clothing for recycling, a.k.a. the "orange bags" you would leave out on your normal trash day.

Moving forward, residents wishing to donate clothes for recycling may visit or call 1-866-835-5068 to schedule a pick-up of your textile recycling.

We appreciate your patience and participation!

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Spotlight Roundup


Compilation of important news and headlines from

  • COVID-19 vaccine information from DCPH: As of Dec. 17, 2020, two COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Vaccine will be shipped directly to enrolled COVID-19 vaccine provides as allocated by the Department o...
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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Trash/recycling collected as normal most holidays

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Did you know? As part of the city's renewed contract with Republic Services, trash and recycling collection is only delayed during three holidays in the year: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Trash and recycling will be collected as normal (with no delays) during all other annual holidays.

For more information, call 972-624-3131 or visit the Environmental Services page of our website.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Traffic: Roadwork scheduled for Morning Star Drive

Road Work Ahead

Starting Monday, Nov. 30, and lasting approximately two months, the City's Public Works crews will be conducting road repairs along Morning Star Drive.

The bulk of the work will be taking place:

  • in both the north- and southbound lanes at the intersection of Legend Lane;
  • northbound lanes just south of the intersection at Memorial; and,
  • northbound lanes at the intersection of Crescent Drive.

Motorists should e...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

City awarded grant funds from TPWD for West Shore Park

The City of The Colony received news recently that it will receive a $400K grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife to help develop a new park.

On Aug. 27, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved just over $15 million in competitive local park grants to help fund projects that will create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities like nature trails, native gardens, playgrounds...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Hall, Police/Court lobby reopening information

The Colony City Hall, Municipal Court, and Police Records customer service windows reopened to the public in July. The buildings had been closed to walk-in customers since mid-March due to public health concerns.

Residents choosing to conduct in-person business will be permitted into these facilities during regular business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Customers should expect the following changes:

  • Only the slidi...
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Posted on: August 25, 2020

AT&T, TCGTV notice

The AT&T U-Verse broadcast of The Colony Government Television is currently off the air due to maintenance. The City is working with AT&T to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the broadcast can be seen 24/7 on the city’s Live Video stream. Programming primarily includes live and recorded broadcasts of The Colony City Council meetings (6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month) and Planning & Zonin...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

2019 Water Quality Report

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The City of The Colony's 2019 Water Quality Report is now available on our website.

Please see the link below. For more information, call the Water Production Department at 972-624-4431. Thank you!

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