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City of The Colony Electronic Newsletter • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Water Meter Technician and his truck

#InTheField with Water Meter Techs

Our Communications staff recently rode out with the city's water-meter technicians to share info about meter-reading as well as everything else they do to maintain and repair the city's meters. Providing quality customer service is their No. 1 goal, in addition to educating residents on the ins-and-outs of water usage - especially this time of year.


Urban wildlife: Don't feed the coyotes

In order to minimize the chances of close-contact encounters between residents and urban coyotes, the city wishes to remind residents of the importance of discouraging urban wildlife from becoming too comfortable around humans. As always, we encourage residents to be cautious of coyotes and other forms of urban wildlife. According to Texas Parks & Wildlife, coyotes live with and among people in all urban areas in Texas, including The Colony. Coyotes typically avoid people - and that's how it should be. Please visit our website for more information.

Officer Omar Montemayor

Montemayor named SRO of the Year

In just his first year as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at The Colony High School, TCPD Officer Omar Montemayor has earned the School Resource Officer of the Year award from the Texas Association of School Resource Officers. This is a statewide award and the entire city is proud of Officer Montemayor for his service to the students and staff at TCHS. More information about the Texas Association of School Resource Officers and its recent conference can be found on the TASRO website.

Half-staff flags at City Hall

Flags at half-staff through Thursday, Aug. 8

Flags at city facilities will be half-staff through sunset on Thursday, Aug. 8, in honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Items seized from search warrant on Norris Drive

PD executes warrant on Norris Drive

In the early hours of Friday, Aug. 2, The Colony Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant in the 5400 block of Norris Drive.

Narcotics detectives were leading the investigation and the search warrant resulted in the seizure of 94 grams of methamphetamine, 1,861 grams of GHB, 30 grams of Xanax, 85 grams of marijuana, weapons, body armor, counterfeit currency, and manufacturing equipment. While executing the search warrant, it was also discovered that a large prescription fraud operation had been set up. The suspect faces an assortment of felony charges. More information is available on our website.

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VOA Classic announces inaugural Women's Leadership Summit

The inaugural Women's Leadership Summit, set for Oct. 1 during the Volunteers of America Classic LPGA tournament, is presented by Versant Health and will feature professionals and experts from across a variety of industries, creating a space to empower women, develop and strengthen skills, build networks, and inspire long-lasting change. Leaders scheduled to appear at the event include Cynthia Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks; Roberta Bowman, Chief Brand & Communications Officer at the LPGA; and Rhonda Mower, VP Culture and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Volunteers of America, among others. More information is available online.

In addition to the Summit, the VOA Classic continues its call for volunteers from the community to help host the tournament, scheduled for Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 at the Old American Golf Club. Visit the VOA Classic website for more information about volunteer opportunities. Don't miss this chance to get involved in the only LPGA event in the state!

Red Bull Soapbox Race DFW logo

What else is In THE News?

  • Red Bull Soapbox Race returnsThe D-FW Metroplex will descend on The Colony on Sept. 28 as 50 dynamic soapbox teams (and 50 brave drivers) take on the gravity-fueled course on Windhaven Parkway in Austin Ranch during the 2019 Red Bull Soapbox Race DFW. Included in this year's event is an entry from your host city, dubbed, "Smoke on the Water." Keep up with the team's happenings on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram;
  • Tax-free weekend Aug. 9-11Save the tax money this weekend when buying qualifying school supplies and backpacks! Check out what else you can purchase tax free Aug. 9-11 during the "Texas Tax Holiday" at the State Comptroller's website;
  • Fall PlayTC! catalog now online: Fall is nearly here, and the fun keeps going here in The Colony right through the end of the year. Browse our Fall issue of the PlayTC! catalog to find a fun program, event or league and get out and play; and,
  • Summer Clubhouse concludes Friday, Aug. 9: The final 2019 installment of The Colony Parks & Recreation Department's Summer Clubhouse series features Dr. Flake-n-stein's Magic Laboratory! This performance combines magic, robot puppets and science experiments, and allows children the chance to participate with magic tricks. Program begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Recreation Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd. Doors open at 9 a.m. Call 972-625-1106 for more info.
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