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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Protect your plumbing while you #StayHome

Kudos to everyone who's doing their best to stay home and stay safe. This is how we #FlattenTheCurve. Please keep in mind, however, that things like "flushable" wipes, surgical gloves, and masks do NOT play nice with your plumbing.


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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Bulk, green waste pick-up shifts to Saturdays

Starting Saturday, April 11, bulk and green waste collection will be moved from Mondays to Saturdays for the duration of April. There will be no bulk/green waste collection on Monday, April 6.

This change has been made to account for the increased volume of trash collection taking place as many residents are home more often because of the "Stay at Home" orders. The new schedule will be as follows:

  • Regular trash and recycle pick-up days...
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Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 claims life of The Colony resident

City officials were saddened to receive news today that a resident of The Colony has passed away as the fourth COVID-19 related death in Denton County.

According to Denton County Public Health (DCPH), the patient was a male in his 60s, and was a previously reported hospitalized, locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Denton County. 

Out of respect and to honor his family, no further information wil...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Traffic: NTTA schedules overnight closures on the SRT, April 3-5

The North Texas Tollway Authority has announced a series of overnight closures of local lanes and ramps of the Sam Rayburn Tollway starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, continuing through the morning of Sunday, April 5.

The following lane and ramp closures will take place nightly. Times are varied:

  • Eastbound right lane of the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) from the Main St./Josey Toll Gantry to Plano Parkway/Paige Road will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.;
  • Eastbound SRT...
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Posted on: March 23, 2020

TCAS to remain open by appointment only

TCAS dog

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation, staff of The Colony Animal Services remain passionate about providing residents of the community with peace of mind while continuing to provide the best for the animals in our care.

It is also important that we offer potential adopters the opportunity to find a new companion pet and for the animals in our care to find a forever home.

That said, the shelter will continue to remain accessible to the public. However, beginning March 26, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Timeline of Disaster Declarations, Executive Orders

On March 31, Denton County Judge Andy Eads extended a Stay-at-Home order for all residents of Denton County. The order was thereafter extended twice. It currently lasts through April 7 and will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis.

According to the order, all individuals currently living within Denton County are ordered to Stay at Home except for conducting essential activities. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Shoreline Trail, Stewart Creek Park closed due to high water on Lewisville Lake

Due to rising lake levels, Stewart Creek Park and The Colony Shoreline Trail are closed until further notice. We appreciate your patience!

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Posted on: March 11, 2020


The City Council of the City of The Colony, Texas, shall convene at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 6800 Main St., to consider passage of an ordinance authorizing certificates of obligation.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor issues local disaster declaration

In response to COVID-19, The Colony Mayor Joe McCourry signed a local disaster declaration for the City of The Colony on March 17, 2020, effective for seven days. The declaration limits the size of gatherings to no more than 50 people.

UPDATE: The City Council renewed and amended this declaration on March 23, 2020.


Message from Mayor Joe McCourry regarding public health emergency

On behalf of The Colony City Coun...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

DCPH: Plan ahead, be ready for COVID-19 (updated 3-12-20)

According to Denton County Public Health, creating a household plan can help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of a COVID19 outbreak in your community.

As such, DCPH recommends adhering to the following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City officials monitoring coronavirus situation

In concert with Denton County Public Health (DCPH), City of The Colony emergency management and public safety officials have been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19, aka the coronavirus.

As a matter of routine, city officials are receiving the latest information from state and federal agencies regarding the spread of the virus, as well as preparedness guidelines. Denton County Public Health is the city’s official health monitori...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Tree recycling yields free compost for residents

Tree recycling compost

Thanks in part to the city’s annual Christmas tree recycling initiative, 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.

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 more information, call Environmental Services at 972-624-3131.

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

City Council approves zoning change to address pet shops

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, The Colony City Council unanimously approved text amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance that enact new restrictions regarding where a pet shop can build and/or operate within the city.

With the amendments, pet shops are now prohibited as part of the city’s overall zoning but permitted within a Planned Development (PD) district if the given PD ordinance specifically allows it. A PD is a special zoning district that provides mor...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

New landscaping going in on Main Street

Main Street landscaping 2020

Earth-work is underway in the medians along Main Street, particularly in the northern city limits. TxDOT contractors are currently working on Phase II of the roadway's landscaping project, which is funded by the TxDOT Green Ribbon Program.

During Phase I, weeping love grass was seeded in some of the planting beds as temporary ground-cover until Phase 2 began, during which shrubs and ornamental grasses will be planted.

Motorists can expect to see the work progressing down the roadway over the...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Swim-beach relocation project underway

SCP swim beach-new location

There's dirt moving at Stewart Creek Park as part of a new project to relocate the park's long-standing swimming beach.

Work began recently where the new beach will be located, within the no-wake zone on the south side of the park, across from the nearby marina. Contractors are also laying out the foundation of a new mini-trail that will run through the beach area.

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City wins financial excellence award

CAFR Award 1-7-20

For the 23rd year in a row, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of The Colony by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The Certificate of Achievement is for the city's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), and is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Monthly Customer Service closures for 2020

The Customer Service counters at City Hall will be closed for monthly staff training from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in 2020. As such, the closures will occur on the following dates:

  • Jan. 14;
  • March 10;
  • April 14;
  • May 12;
  • June 9;
  • July 14;
  • Aug. 11;
  • Sept. 8;
  • Oct. 13;
  • Nov. 10; and
  • Dec. 8 (1 to 3 p.m.)

Residents wishing to make a utility payment during those dates and times may do so by accessing their account online; calling the automated phone syste...

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