- The Colony Fire Department has deployed resources to assist with the statewide emergency response to Hurricane Harvey. A TCFD Division Chief left Sunday morning as part of a communications and incident management team. On Sunday afternoon, an engine company was requested as part of a strike team associated with the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS). The team is comprised of members of TCFD, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Lake Cities and Southlake FDs, and was headed to north Houston. This morning, TIFMAS requested a brush truck as part of a strike team leaving out of Plano and headed to Rockport. They are expected to be gone at least five days. Residents wishing to assist victims of the hurricane are encouraged to make monetary donations to the Red Cross, which is operating three shelters in the D-FW area. Please do not take donated items to shelters as they don’t have the staffing or storage to support such donations. New/gently used clothing, toiletries and non-perishables may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Trusted World, 15660 N. Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75248. Click here for more info.
- Motorists are reminded that the Texas Legislature passed a statewide ban on texting and driving back in June, which goes into effect on Friday, Sept. 1. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from reading, writing, or sending electronic messages while operating a motor vehicle. Motorists may still talk on the phone while driving but only with a hands-free device. Violations are punishable by a fine but the new law also states that if an accident caused by texting and driving results in the death or serious bodily injury of another person, they can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000 and a jail term not to exceed one year. Full text of the law is available here.
- Did you know that The Colony has an Adult Kickball League? This fun, active league for adult ages 16 and up plays games on Monday evenings at The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. Teams are made up of at least five men and five women, and can have a maximum of 20 players total. It’s fun for all ages! The fall season will kick off on Monday, Sept. 18. You may register at The Colony Recreation Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd., or online at playtc.com, through Sept 7. Call 972-625-1106 for more info.