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Posted on: November 15, 2019

#Traffic: Closure of Miller Drive starting Nov. 18

Road Work Ahead

Motorists are advised that Miller Drive between Yager and Nash will be closed to thru traffic starting the morning of Monday, Nov. 18, and lasting approximately two weeks to facilitate construction of a sewer line under the roadway.

Nearby residents who normally utilize Miller to access Nash will have to first detour eastbound to Paige Road during the construction period.

We appreciate your patience. Please drive safe, drive slow and be mindful of workers around construction zones.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Thanksgiving closures, trash notice

City offices, facilities, and the library will be closed Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Also, there will be no trash/recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Service will resume on Friday, Nov. 29, and be delayed one day the remainder of the week. For more information, call Environmental Services at 972-624-3131.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

#Traffic: Emergency light activated on Destination Drive

TCFD apparatus

Although the firehouse is not yet fully staffed and operational, motorists are advised that the emergency light on Destination Drive outside Fire Station No. 4 in Grandscape has been activated.

The light will be green the majority of the time. However, The Colony Fire Department personnel are conducting periodic training at the new station and the emergency light will be triggered as TCFD apparatus come and go.

As always, please drive safe and mo...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

The Colony Police respond to alleged threat made to TCHS student

The Colony Police vehicle

On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, The Colony Police Department received an anonymous tip regarding a group conversation of high school students that took place on Snapchat.

The tip did not identify any person from the group but stated one student made threats towards another indicating a violent act.

Officers responded to The Colony High School & began investigating the threat along with SRO’s, who were already ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Additional round of free compost now available

Tree recycling compost

Thanks to our Christmas tree recycling initiative in the 2018-19 calendar year, a second round of 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 information,...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Utility rate increase to fund ongoing infrastructure upgrades

Alongside completion of the FY 2019-20 budget during public deliberations in August and September, The Colony City Council approved mechanisms for funding important upgrades to the Stewart Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The upgrades represent the next phases of a years-long process already underway to ensure the facility is operating at a level in line with continued growth and economic development, as well as to meet mandated guidelines set by the Texas Commission on En...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Denton County Burn Ban lifted

As of Oct. 25, the Denton County Burn Ban has been lifted. Keep apprised of the county's outdoor burning status by checking the Denton County Burn Control website, updated daily.

Denton County Burn Control website.

But remember, open burning is prohibited within city limits year-round. Fire pits, however, are allowed but shall not be installed within 10 feet of an adjoining property line, 15 feet from a residence and 10 feet from a...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Council OKs homestead exemption for seniors, disabled

During its annual budget deliberations, The Colony City Council routinely seeks ways in which it can save money for its residents. As such, the Council recently authorized an ordinance enacting a homestead exemption for elderly and disabled homeowners.

This is in addition to the 1/4-cent reduction to the tax rate approved in September as part of the FY 2019-20 budget.

Essentially identical to Denton County’s existing homestead exemption, the City of The Colony’s new exemption is for d...

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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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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Aquatic Park recognizes Employee, Volunteer of the Year

The Colony Aquatic Park wishes to recognize Austin Galvan as its 2019 Employee of the Year, and Samantha Aguirre as its 2019 Volunteen of the Year.

Galvan is homegrown at many levels. Not only did he learn to swim at The Colony Aquatic Park, as a child he spent almost every Tuesday and Thursday summer afternoons at Public Swim. For a future lifeguard, it was an excellent start to learning ru...

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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 21, 2019

TCPD Annual Report 2018

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Police respond to shooting on Dooley

At approximately 12:08 a.m. Sept. 4, The Colony Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the 6000 block of Dooley Drive. The reporting party stated a male was shot in the leg and needed medical assistance.

Officers arriving on scene located the suspect vehicle, which left the area at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle south on Main Street where it crashed at the intersection of Main and the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Three occupants ran from the ...

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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: 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: 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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