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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Red Bull Soapbox road closure information, Sept. 25-29

During Red Bull Soapbox Race event week, Windhaven Parkway will experience partial and full closures between Plano Parkway and Midway Road from Wednesday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Sept. 29.

The closures and associated traffic plans have been coordinated between the Red Bull Team and police departments from The Colony and Plano. All residents and businesses along the route should have received road closure schedules, specific access plans and...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Women's Leadership Summit scheduled alongside VOA Classic

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In conjunction with the Volunteers of America Classic LPGA tournament, the inaugural Women's Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 1, will feature professionals and experts across a variety of industries.

The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Tribute, 1000 Lebanon Road, and will create a space to empower women, develop and strengthen skills, build networks, and inspire long-lasting change.

Leaders scheduled to appear at the event include:

  • Cy...
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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Star of Texas to be awarded to Sgt. David Fitzpatrick

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Sgt. David Fitzpatrick will honored by receiving the Star of Texas Award. The Star of Texas Award ceremony will be held as at the Texas House of Representatives, located at the Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., in Austin.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will present the Star of Texas Medal to Sgt. Fitzpatrick’s widow and family at the ceremony. Members of The Colony Police Department will also be in attendance, including The Colony Police Chief and Assistant Chie...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Police investigate aggravated assault/deadly weapon

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On Friday, Sept. 6, The Colony Police Department received a 911 call reporting a person was shot in the 5500 block of Rearn Drive.

Officers arrived at the scene and were told by a witness the suspect had fled the scene in a blue car traveling towards State Highway 121. After searching for the suspect’s vehicle officers located it and conducted a traffic stop at Home Depot i...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Police respond to shooting on Dooley

At approximately 12:08 a.m. Sept. 4, The Colony Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the 6000 block of Dooley Drive. The reporting party stated a male was shot in the leg and needed medical assistance.

Officers arriving on scene located the suspect vehicle, which left the area at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle south on Main Street where it crashed at the intersection of Main and the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Three occupants ran from the ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

CVB brings home hardware from annual conference

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The Colony Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) took home several awards during the annual Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Conference held last week in Denton.

The Colony CVB was presented with the following awards for their marketing efforts from 2018-2019:

  • People’s Choice Award: 3rd Place in Local Awareness for budgets under $350,000
  • People’s Choice Award: 1st Place in Sports Marketing for bu...
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Posted on: August 22, 2019

TCFD battles three-alarm structure fire on Strickland

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At about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, units from The Colony Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 4700 block of Strickland Avenue.

En route, first-responders received a report that the two occupants of the home were trapped inside. Units arrived on scene to find a working fire but search crews learned that the occupants had made it out of the structure. 

The fire was generati...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

TCPD Annual Report 2018

The Colony Police Department 2018 Annual Report is now available online.

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Newly Certified Arborist applies knowledge to city’s trails

Marlisa Jemison

The City of The Colony boasts one of the highest ratios of per-capita park acreage in the state of Texas.

Much of that green space includes Corps of Engineers property along Lewisville Lake, but there’s a sizable amount of parkland and trails that must be maintained by the city’s Parks Crews.

All those trails and parkland means there&rs...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Police execute search warrant on Norris Drive

In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, 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 eq...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

TCPD Officer named School Resource Officer of the Year

Officer Omar Montemayor

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 by 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 The Colony High School.

More information about the Texas Association of School Resource Officers and its recent conference can be foun...

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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: 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: 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 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: 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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