- OK, it’s not actually this week but now is the time everyone needs to know that the first day of school in Lewisville ISD is next Monday, Aug. 28. Be prepared for additional traffic on the roads during your morning commute, including school buses. If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop. The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children – stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus. Also, observe school zone speed limits and watch for children on sidewalks and crossing streets going to and from campus. School is already underway in neighboring ISDs, including Little Elm (which serves The Tribute subdivision), Frisco, and Plano. Drive safe!
- According to the Red Cross, a decline in new and current blood donors has made it difficult for the agency to keep pace with hospital patient needs. By giving blood, you can help sustain a sufficient community blood supply. The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the City Hall Annex, 6804 Main St. To make an appointment, click here or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “colonycommunity.” In less time than it can take to go out to eat, you can make a difference for cancer patients, accident victims, and others in need. Call 972-624-2246 for more info. (This drive was previously scheduled to be held at the Community Center.)
- Starting now and leading into Labor Day weekend, The Colony Police Department is putting additional officers on the streets dedicated to patrolling for impaired drivers. This is effort is possible thanks to a grant from TxDOT. According to a recent release, the additional enforcement should serve as a reminder and a warning to those that might contemplate operating a vehicle while impaired. The increased enforcement period began Friday, Aug. 18, and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 3. If you observe an impaired driver please contact The Colony Police Department by dialing 9-1-1.