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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Funeral Services for Sergeant David Fitzpatrick

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It is with great sorrow to have to report the tragic passing of The Colony Police Sergeant David Fitzpatrick #171.

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Sgt Fitzpatrick suffered a heart attack after working out and returning to his office. Sadly, on Monday, June 10, 2019, Sgt Fitzpatrick succumbed to his injury related to the heart attack he suffered while on duty. 

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Storm debris clean-up update (06/17/19)

Storm Debris 2019

Debris clean-up from last week's storms continues this week with street-side pickup. The drop-off site at Five Star is now closed. The following resources remain available to residents:

  • Large storm debris will be collected street-side by a grappler truck starting Tuesday, June 18, at designated residential addresses. Tree limbs and other over-sized items must be cut to 20 feet or less. Please place street-side on the curb without blockin...
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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Safety First: High lake levels force closures (06/17/19)

Shoreline Trail June 2019

Heavy rains have resulted in high water levels on Lewisville Lake. In the interests of safety, the Stewart Creek Park courtesy dock remains closed. The boat ramp, Shoreline Trail, and fishing pier, however, have reopened.

Anyone using the trail is urged to use caution as the flooding has caused a significant amount of damage that will likely takes weeks or months to repair. 

Also, please use caution along the shoreline at Stewart Creek Park due to potential underwa...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Sergeant David Fitzpatrick

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It is with a heavy heart that The Colony Police Department must share the unfortunate news of Sergeant David Fitzpatrick’s passing away.

 Sgt. Fitzpatrick worked for The Colony Police Department for 28 years and was our most senior police officer. He will be sorely missed by his family, fellow officers, and the countless citizens of The Colony he has served since 1991.  W...

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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: 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: January 3, 2019

City accepting board member applications

The City of The Colony is currently accepting applications for city boards. Board members are appointed by the City Council to serve in a volunteer capacity.

Applications for board positions will be accepted in the City Secretary’s Office for terms beginning July 1, 2019. Information on the boards and the application form are available online or by contacting the City Secretary’s Office at ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

NTTA to raise toll rates effective July 1

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has announced it will increase toll rates July 1 as part of a biennial (every other year) toll rate schedule approved by the board. On average, TollTag rates will adjust one penny per mile, from 18 to 19 cents.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Aquatic Park hosts World's Largest Swimming Lesson

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The Colony Aquatic Park is proud to participate in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20, an annual event that serves as a platform to help the aquatics community build awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim.

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL), scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, provides children and parents exposure to life-saving water safety skills and builds awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent dro...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Annual mosquito-prevention program underway

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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: 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: May 17, 2019

Fence repairs complete at Bridges Cemetery

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During a storm in 2014, the wrought-iron fence around the Hays Family plot in Bridges Cemetery was damaged by a fallen tree.

Thanks to funding from The Colony Community Development Corporation (CDC) and hard work from The Colony Parks & Recreation Department, the fence has been restored to its original state.

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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: April 4, 2019

TCPL now offering loaner fishing gear

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The Colony Public Library has partnered with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Tackle Loaner Program to bring residents and visitors the opportunity to check out fishing rods and tackle.

CHECKOUT/FEE INFORMATION:

  • Rods and tackle are available for free checkout to an ADULT library card holder.
  • Customers MUST complete the Tackle Loaner Borrower Agreement and Participant Info EACH time rods/tackle are checked out.
  • Maximum of 4 fishing rods/2 ta...
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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Credit card auto-draft now available

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Do you ever forget to pay your utility bill? As of earlier this year, the city's Customer Services Department is pleased to offer its customers a new online payment feature to help ensure you never miss a due date: credit card auto-draft.

It's easy! Simply login to your utility account (or create one if you haven't already) and select "Enroll in Auto Pay." Additional instructions on the payment website will then guide users through the set-up process and help customers determine ...

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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: March 8, 2019

LPGA tournament unveils new name, logo for 2019

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The 2019 Volunteers of America Classic, formerly the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic, will return to The Colony this fall, Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, at the Old American Golf Club.

The Volunteers of America Classic is a signature community event and stands alone as the only official LPGA Tour event in Texas. The tournament's mission is to serve Volunteers of America’s message while creating an atmosphere that is fun for the entire f...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

North Trunk Sewer project underway

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Work began in late December 2018 on a $2.8 million project to replace more than a mile of sewer line originally constructed in 1974.

Motorists on North Colony may notice work underway near Griffin Middle School. The North Trunk Sewer pipeline is 6,400-feet long and extends from Miller Drive north along Stewart Creek to the city’s Stewart Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

City launches new emergency alert notification system

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As an extension of its new website with CivicPlus, the City of The Colony has officially launched a new and improved version of its emergency notification services for residents: CivicReady.

CivicReady is a communication service available to our residents to receive emergency notifications directly to their smartphone. Examples of emergency notifications include weather warnings (tornado, flash flooding, severe storms, etc.) and localized eme...

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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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