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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Drive with caution as new school year begins

School Bus

Students in The Colony begin the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 15, when Lewisville and Little Elm ISDs opens their doors.

As the new school year begins, motorists are encouraged to observe school zone signs and share the road safely with buses and pedestrian traffic as children make their way to and from campus. In preparation for the first day, Public Services staff have be...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2018/19

The city's preliminary budget for FY 2018/19 is available online. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Aug. 21, with a formal vote scheduled for Sept. 18.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

UPDATED: Blair Oaks/Memorial roadwork underway

Road Work Ahead

The long-awaited reconstruction of the intersection at Blair Oaks and Memorial drives began in early July 2018. As of Aug. 13, traffic patterns have changed to account for ongoing progress.

Memorial Drive is down to one lane in each direction. Northbound Blair Oaks is also down to one lane. Southbound Blair Oaks is closed to thru traffic at Memorial. Motorists will be detoured at Cougar Alley. This ongoing project involves resurfacing of Bla...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

City-Wide Fall Clean-Up set for Oct. 20

Spring Cleanup

The City of The Colony and Republic Waste Services will be hosting the annual City-Wide Fall Clean-Up from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, in the parking lot of Hawaiian Falls Water Park.

Residents of The Colony may bring trash and refuse, such as large tree limbs, furniture, appliances, lumber, remodeling debris, fencing materials and scrap metal for convenient disposal.

Additionally, the following items also will be collected: small truck...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Volunteers sought to test cutting-edge app

Late last year, The Colony City Council approved funding for a partnership with CityFront Innovations to develop a cutting-edge mobile app designed to facilitate important feedback and service requests from residents regarding issues in the community.

After months of ongoing development, the new application is almost ready but we need your help! The City is asking for a small handful of volunteers to beta-test the app “in the field.” Interested volunteers will need to use their own ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Filing period set for November City Council Election

The Colony City Council will hold its General Election for at-large city council districts on Nov. 6, 2018. This year, the Mayor and Places 1 and 2 are up for election for three-year terms.

The at-large city council members represent the city as a whole and voters are eligible to vote in all three races.

In order to be a candidate in this election, applicants must have been a resident of the city for not less than 12 months immediately preced...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Annual Water Quality Report now available

Clover Valley water tower

The city's 2017 Water Quality Report is now available online.

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

City recognized as Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named the City of The Colony as a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation conferred on just 65 of KTB’s nearly 400 affiliates in 2018.

Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community affiliate can achieve. In 2017 alone, KTB affiliates and their local volunteers contributed 92,250 hours to collect more than 1.6 million pounds of waste, including 3,268 pounds of tires and 136,29...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Fire Department responds to construction accident

The Colony Patch

Just before 9 a.m. Monday, July 23, companies from The Colony Fire Department were dispatched to the Grandscape construction site where a construction worker had fell and was entrapped in a 4-foot diameter hole, 8-10 feet below grade.

A rope-rescue team from Plano Fire-Rescue was contacted to aid in the incident and performed the rescue. TCFD firefighters gained access to the patient and stabilized the injuries. The patient was transported to a local trauma center.

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

TCFD battles overnight blaze on North Shore

The Colony Patch

A little after 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, The Colony Fire Department responded to a major structure fire in the 4500 block of North Shore Drive.

Upon arrival, units encountered a fully involved fire encompassing a residence and a cabana structure.

The home is located near the lake, some distance from hydrants on the road surface. There were also complications with nearby power lines requiring the p...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

County Judge issues burn ban

Denton County seal

Effective immediately, Denton County Judge Mary Horn has instated a Local Disaster Declaration for Threat of Wildland Fires due to dry conditions in Denton County.

This burn ban does not include restrictions on fireworks due to timing and state statutory limitations but residents are reminded that fireworks are illegal in the city limits.

Visit the Denton County website for more information on the burn ban.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Birds of prey to descend on City Hall

Hawk

Hawks, owls, and other aerial assassins will glide through The Colony starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, during a presentation by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center.

The program is sponsored by your Keep The Colony Beautiful Board (KTCB) and will be held at the City Hall Annex, 6804 Main St., next door to City Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ample parking will be available.

The 45-minute presentation will feature native rap...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Migratory birds in our community

Egret

Check out the Migratory Birds page of our website for important information about what you can and can't do, and when.

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

CVB website features new itinerary tool for visitors, residents

Visit Widget golf ball

Just in time for the VOA LPGA Texas Classic last month, The Colony Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered with Visit Widget to create a digital tool that provides visitors and residents a new way to research and plan their leisure time in The Colony.

Prominently displayed on every page of the Bureau’s website, www.VisitTheColonyTx.com, the Visit Widget currently appears as a golf ball in light of the recent tournament but it can be customized at any time. If you access the CVB site from a mobile devic...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Monthly Customer Service closures

The Colony City Hall

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 2018.

As such, the closures will occur on the following dates: Jan. 9; Feb. 13; March 13; April 10; May 8; June 12; July 10; Aug. 14; Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; and Dec. 11.

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

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