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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Community rallies to support school’s snack program

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In recent years, The Colony City Council has sought to create and foster closer working relationships between the City and a variety of stakeholders in the community, such as The Colony Chamber of Commerce and Lewisville ISD.

As a direct result of those efforts, an urgent need at Camey Elementary School was brought to the attention of the leadership among the groups.

Camey is among a handful of Title 1 schools in The Colony, defined as campuses that have a sizable percentage of...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Christmas holiday closures, trash notice

City offices, facilities, and the library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. Also, there will be no trash/recycling collection on Dec. 25.

Service will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26, and be delayed one day the remainder of the week. For more information, contact Environmental Services at 972-624-3131.

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Traffic: NTTA overnight closures of Main, Standridge underpasses Dec. 9-22

The North Texas Tollway Authority has announced a series of overnight closures of the SRT underpasses at Main Street and Standridge, Dec. 9-22.

The closures are as follows:

  • All lanes of Josey Lane/Main Street, including the U-turns, between east- and westbound SH 121 (the SRT frontage road) will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, through the morning of Dec. 20. Click here for ...
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Posted on: December 9, 2019

New fee schedule approved for Stewart Creek Park

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, The Colony City Council approved a new fee schedule for Stewart Creek Park for 2020. Fees for various services at the park have increased, including annual permits and day passes.

To review all park fees online, visit the Stewart Creek Park page of our website.The park fee increases go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 972-625-1106.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

New winter hours at Stewart Creek Park

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Effective next Monday, Dec, 9, Stewart Creek Park winter operating hours will change to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

These hours will be effective annually each November through February. Normal parks hours (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) will resume March through October.

For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Reflector strips installed on thoroughfares

 Median reflector strip

Per guidance from the City Council, city crews have been installing reflector strips at the ends of the medians on thoroughfares to better assist visibility of the roadway at night.

As of now, the strips are completed on Paige between SH 121 and North Colony, and on North Colony between Paige and Main. Installation on South Colony between Paige and Main is underway.

Unlike traditional reflective paint, the strips are a new safety prod...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Paige Road crosswalk underway

Paige Road beacon construction

In August, the City Council approved funding for a new pedestrian crosswalk on Paige Road at Yager Drive that will primarily facilitate safer crossing of the roadway for students attending nearby schools or walking to the skate park and Recreation Center.

Following work to prepare the infrastructure, contractors will be installing a solar-powered hybrid beacon that will be much the same as the pedestrian-activated crosswalk at North Colony and Pruitt Drive. The new beacon is scheduled to be completed in th...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

#Traffic: Closure of Miller Drive starting Nov. 18

Road Work Ahead

UPDATE: Motorists are advised that Miller Drive between Yager and Nash will be closed to thru traffic starting the morning of Monday, Nov. 18, and lasting until approximately Dec. 20 to facilitate construction of a sewer line under the roadway.

Nearby residents who normally utilize Miller to access Nash will have to first detour eastbound to Paige Road during the construction period.

We appreciate your patience. Please drive safe, drive slow and be mindful of workers around construction zones.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

#Traffic: Emergency light activated on Destination Drive

TCFD apparatus

Although the firehouse is not yet fully staffed and operational, motorists are advised that the emergency light on Destination Drive outside Fire Station No. 4 in Grandscape has been activated.

The light will be green the majority of the time. However, The Colony Fire Department personnel are conducting periodic training at the new station and the emergency light will be triggered as TCFD apparatus come and go.

As always, please drive safe and mo...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Utility rate increase to fund ongoing infrastructure upgrades

Alongside completion of the FY 2019-20 budget during public deliberations in August and September, The Colony City Council approved mechanisms for funding important upgrades to the Stewart Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The upgrades represent the next phases of a years-long process already underway to ensure the facility is operating at a level in line with continued growth and economic development, as well as to meet mandated guidelines set by the Texas Commission on En...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Council OKs homestead exemption for seniors, disabled

During its annual budget deliberations, The Colony City Council routinely seeks ways in which it can save money for its residents. As such, the Council recently authorized an ordinance enacting a homestead exemption for elderly and disabled homeowners.

This is in addition to the 1/4-cent reduction to the tax rate approved in September as part of the FY 2019-20 budget.

Essentially identical to Denton County’s existing homestead exemption, the City of The Colony’s new exemption is for d...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

The Colony Police respond to alleged threat made to TCHS student

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On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, The Colony Police Department received an anonymous tip regarding a group conversation of high school students that took place on Snapchat.

The tip did not identify any person from the group but stated one student made threats towards another indicating a violent act.

Officers responded to The Colony High School & began investigating the threat along with SRO’s, who were already ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Denton County Burn Ban lifted

As of Oct. 25, the Denton County Burn Ban has been lifted. Keep apprised of the county's outdoor burning status by checking the Denton County Burn Control website, updated daily.

Denton County Burn Control website.

But remember, open burning is prohibited within city limits year-round. Fire pits, however, are allowed but shall not be installed within 10 feet of an adjoining property line, 15 feet from a residence and 10 feet from a...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Aquatic Park recognizes Employee, Volunteer of the Year

The Colony Aquatic Park wishes to recognize Austin Galvan as its 2019 Employee of the Year, and Samantha Aguirre as its 2019 Volunteen of the Year.

Galvan is homegrown at many levels. Not only did he learn to swim at The Colony Aquatic Park, as a child he spent almost every Tuesday and Thursday summer afternoons at Public Swim. For a future lifeguard, it was an excellent start to learning ru...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Water-treatment change-over set for July 22

The City of The Colony purchases the majority of its water from Dallas Water Utilities (DWU), which has been undergoing changes to its treatment facilities in recent years intended to enhance the performance of disinfectants.

As a result, water produced by the new system has a higher mineral content, or hardness, namely calcium.

The Colony is served by DWU's Elm Fork treatment facility, which is scheduled to begin the change-over on July 22, and continue through 2024. While mos...

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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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