Category Archives: Colleyville

Colleyville cancels annual Haunted Trail Fest due to weather

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The Haunted Trail Fest has been canceled due to bad weather. (Courtesy City of Colleyville)

The city of Colleyville has canceled its Haunted Trail Fest after recent rains this week flooded the park at the Colleyville Nature Center. The event was scheduled for Oct. 20.

A statement on the city’s website said there was a concern the weather would affect the featured robotic characters and therefore the participants’ safety during the event.

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Colleyville council adopts city’s first effective tax rate

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Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake’s tax rates have fallen over time as cities look to relieve the burden of rising property values. (Source: Cities Of Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake/Community Impact Newspaper)

As tax bills arrive, cities across Tarrant County will likely collect more revenue from property taxes despite flat or lower tax rates—unless that city is Colleyville.

This year Colleyville lowered the city’s property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 to the effective tax rate of $0.3208 per $100 valuation.

“The effective tax rate is a complicated way of saying that our intention is to collect the same amount of revenue this year as we did in last year,” Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said. “That is something that a lot of communities say can’t be done, and we’re doing it.”

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4 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 5-7

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Local residents and visitors can enjoy film, culture and volunteering opportunities.

Friday-Sunday:
  1. Oktoberfest celebrated in Southlake Town Square
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This event features live entertainment, German food and beer. (Courtesy Southlake Chamber of Commerce)

Family and friends can attend the city of Southlake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German-inspired event includes a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and craft booths, specialty items from local vendors and food and drinks. Attendees can also expect performances by musical groups such as the Swiss Longhorns, Time Machine and Le Freak.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-481-8200. www.southlakechamber.com/oktoberfest-home

 
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  • Movie shown at the Village in Colleyville
  • Festival held on historic Main Street
  • Cleanup efforts underway in Grapevine

Colleyville Public Library open again after renovations

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The Colleyville Public Library reopened Sept. 28 at 110 Main St., Colleyville, after undergoing renovations to make the library more user-friendly and more efficient. Work has been done to improve technology, floor space, device connectivity, lighting and shelving, said Mary Rodne, library and special events director. 817-503-1153. www.colleyvillelibrary.com

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Colleyville City Council hears first reading for Crime Control and Prevention District budget

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On July 17 the Colleyville City Council approved the first reading of the 2018-19 fiscal year Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District budget.

The CCCPD funds public safety initiatives, including officer salaries and equipment.

“We request no major changes to the CCPD budget,” Police Chief Michael Miller said to the council.

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As home values rise in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, more homeowners seek relief through protest process

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Tarrant County Appraisal District/Community Impact Newspapers

In 2013 Frank Wagnon built his home in Southlake for $926,400. Since that time, the value of his home has increased exponentially, he said.

“I understand … building houses costs a lot more and the value of my home had probably gone up, but this is just crazy,” he said.

This year the Tarrant Appraisal District valued Wagnon’s home at $1.06 million, a 14.13 percent, or a $133,600 increase from when he purchased his home five years ago.

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SH 26 in Colleyville to move to new construction phase months ahead of schedule

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SH 26 in Colleyville is moving to its next phase of construction months ahead of schedule, Colleyville City Council said at its meeting July 2.

Area Texas Department of Transportation Engineer Minh Tran said that while Phase 2 is ongoing, Phase 2 and Phase 3 will overlap to avoid heavy traffic periods while school is in session.

“This is really good news,” Mayor Richard Newton said.

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