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Posted on: April 23, 2019

TCPD participates in National Rx Drug Take Back Day

Rx Drug Take Back Day

The Colony Police Department invites the community to dispose of their old prescription drugs during the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the front drive of The Colony High School, 4301 Blair Oaks.

Please do not bring sharps or needles. Contact your medical provider for disposal of those items.

For more information, contact The Colony Police Department at 972-625-1887.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

May 4 Election Information

Early voting in the Lewisville ISD School Board and Little Elm ISD School Board elections runs April 22-30, with Election Day on May 4. There are no City of The Colony items on the ballot.

More information is available on the following websites:

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

EGRET UPDATE: Deterrent efforts must cease

Egret

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: January 18, 2019

NTTA: Fourth Lane Project update (4/18/19)

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, April 21-22:

  • Two east- and westbound left lanes between Legacy Drive and Standridge Drive/Castle Hills Drive.

Current closures include the following, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, April...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

TCPL now offering loaner fishing gear

Child fishing

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: April 8, 2019

Suspect arrested in aggravated assault

TCPD patrol vehicle

At approximately 2 p.m. April 6, The Colony Police Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of North Colony Blvd. in reference to an automobile/pedestrian accident.

Several citizens reported a child on a bike had been hit by a car. Officers arrived at the scene and observed bystanders rendering aid to a young juvenile.

The driver of the vehicle (adult male) traveled through the intersection of North Colony and Paige R...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Cross-street signage installed along Main Street

North Colony street sign

On April 10, cross-street signage and new mast-arms were installed at the major intersections along Main Street.

Contractors were working southbound along the west side of the street before turning back to the north to do the east side. Motorists can expect brief lane closures at each location as the work progresses.

They're installing the signs and new mast-arms fir...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

EDC receives state award

The Colony EDC received the 2018 Economic Excellence Award from the Texas Economic Development Council for the 11th consecutive year during the TEDC Legislative Conference held February in Austin.

The Colony EDC is one of only 51 organizations statewide to earn this honor this year.

“This award recognizes economic development organizations that meet a high threshold of professionalism and achievement,” said The Colony Mayor Joe M...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Credit card auto-draft now available

MunicipalOnlineServices

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: March 19, 2019

Tree recycling yields free compost for residents

Tree recycling compost

Thanks 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.

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: March 22, 2019

Traffic: Repairs to Grandscape Boulevard bridge

Road Work Ahead

Starting Monday, March 25, contractors will begin repair work to the paving and sub-grading of the bridge on Grandscape Boulevard between Spring Creek Parkway and Destination Drive.

Motorists are advised that westbound traffic on Grandscape Boulevard will be diverted to the eastbound lanes, resulting in one lane of traffic in each direction between Spring Creek and Destination Drive.

The work is estimated to last approximately eight w...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

LPGA tournament unveils new name, logo for 2019

VOA Classic logo

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 th...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

TCPD joins Neighbors by Ring

Neighbors by Ring

The Colony Police Department has announced that it is joining the Neighbors app by Ring to provide the community with real-time, local crime and safety information.

Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local l...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

TCPL to join community of Family Place Libraries

Family at TCPL

Made possible by a well-earned grant from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, The Colony Public Library will soon be joining the Family Place Libraries™ national network.

Family Place Libraries™ are charged with providing resources to help families nurture their children's development and early learning during the critical first years of life. To help ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn, TCPL's new Fam...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Denton County reports pediatric Influenza-associated death

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the first pediatric influenza-associated death in Denton County for the 2018-2019 flu season.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

North Trunk Sewer project underway

North Trunk Sewer project sign

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.

City staff cond...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

New bike racks adorn Rec Center, city parks

Aquatic Park bike racks

The Colony Parks & Recreation staff are putting the finishing touches on a project to replace the bike racks at recreation facilities and city parks.

The new racks, shown here at the Aquatic Park, not only look better and feature the city logo but are an improvement upon the older racks in regards to spacing, safety, and security.

The parks where new racks have not yet been installed (Friendship, Perrym...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

City launches new emergency alert notification system

Tornado

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

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 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 6800 Main St., 972-6...

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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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