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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Council Approves First Read of FY 2019-2020 Budget; Receives Kids Kastle Preliminary Design

Design Day

Council approves first read of the FY 2019-2020 Budget and receives Kids Kastle playground preliminary design schematic.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Council Receives City Manager’s Recommended Budget

2019 Budget - 15 Ways We Will Serve You

The FY 19-20 Recommended Budget was presented in a video highlighting the top 15 ways the City will serve residents this year. Assessed valuations came in at an overall 3.9% increase. The proposed base General Fund Budget expenditures total $18,260,005.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Help Us Build the New Kids Kastle

Kids Kastle Logo

We are including the community to help us design and build the new Kids Kastle. The original playground was built in 1994 and is in need of replacement. See how you can be part of this exciting project - attend Design Day on Sat. Sept. 7!

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Notice of 2019 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate

2019 CM Recommended Budget for News Flash

A tax rate of $0.563020 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Highland Village. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires two public hearings be held.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

City Receives Distinguished Budget Award for 15th Year; Council Continues Budget Discussions

Mayor and Assistant City Manager with Budget Presentation Award

Council continues FY 2019-2020 budget discussions with presentations on the Utility Fund and Special Revenue Fund Budgets. City receives Budget Presentation Award.

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Public Hearing Notices Posted

public hearing notice

Three public hearings are scheduled for Aug. 20 and 27. Public hearings will take place at the Planning & Zoning commission meeting on August 20 at 7:00 p.m. and the City Council meeting on August 27 at 7:30 p.m. They are for a proposed amendment to t...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Highland Village Fire Department Receives StormReady Recognition

StormReady

On July 23, the Highland Village Fire Department was presented the National Weather Service StormReady recognition. This program recognizes communities with communication and safety skills to save lives before, during, and after a weather event.

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Highland Village Fire Responds to Structure Fire at The District of Highland Village

District Fire

On July 11 at 7:20 a.m. Highland Village, Flower Mound and Lewisville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the balcony of a residential unit at The District of Highland Village. The fire was quickly extinguished with only minor damage.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Council Authorizes Contract Negotiations with Play by Design for Kids Kastle Rebuild

Kids Kastle

On June 25 Council approved a resolution authorizing negotiation of a contract with Play by Design for the engineering and re-build of Kids Kastle at Unity Park. Kids Kastle was designed and built by the community in 1994 and is in need of replacement.

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Council Approves Amended Residential Building Permit Fees

New Residential Building Fees

On June 11 Council approved a resolution amending the City’s residential building permit fee schedule. The new permit fee for residential home construction, room additions and interior finish out is a per square foot flat fee. All other residential permit...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Thank you to Celebrate Highland Village Sponsors

Celebrate Highland Village 2019 - thank you to sponsors

The weather forecast for Sat., June 1 looked perfect for the City’s annual Celebrate Highland Village event. Storms north of the City took a turn and caused the cancellation of the evening events. We would like to thank our sponsors for their support.

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Council Holds Honor Our Veterans Ceremony; Fills Vacancies on Boards and Commissions

Honor Our Veterans 2019

Council held the Honor Our Veterans ceremony recognizing five Highland Village veterans and appointed members to fill unexpired terms on boards and commissions.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Kick Off the Beginning of Summer at Celebrate Highland Village

Celebrate Highland Village 2019 Logo

Kick off summer with Celebrate Highland Village on Sat., June 1 at Unity Park. Morning events include a 1k/5k walk/run and family fish out. That evening head back to the park for music, food, drinks, kids activities, and a spectacular fireworks display.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Highland Village Road Tree Trimming is Underway

Truck driving under low hanging trees

The City has contracted with a certified arborist to trim trees on Highland Village Road raising the canopy to 14' along the roadway to provide clearance for tall vehicles. The work will begin May 22 and will take about one week, weather permitting. Arbor...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Phase 1 Street Construction Contract Awarded

Matt Anstead, Mayor Wilcox, Fince Espinoza, Phil Lozano

Contract awarded for phase 1 of the 2018 bond street construction project to Pavecon Public Works, LP in the amount of $523,307.39. Matthew Anstead was recognized for completion of the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Program.

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Kick off Summer at DCTA’s ‘National Trails Day’ Event on Saturday, June 1

National Trails Day

People across the U.S. will join together in visiting their favorite trail for a walk, run or bike ride in observance of “National Trails Day.” DCTA and Highland Village are hosting a “National Trails Day” event on Sat., June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Walk the Park - Rescheduled for May 23

Walk the Park Rescheduled

Copperas Branch Park was returned to us in August 2018 after being used as a staging area for the 35Express project. We are working on a Master Plan for the park including the eastern quadrant of Highland Village over to Doubletree Ranch Park.

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Council and Staff Bid Farewell to Councilman Fred Busche

Fred Busche with Mayor Wilcox, City Manager Leavitt and Mrs Busche

Mayor Pro Tem Fred Busche participated in his last City Council meeting on April 23, 2019. Mayor Pro Tem Busche has served our community for many years and has been a strong advocate for Highland Village.

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

City Invites the Community to Kick Off Meeting for the Copperas Branch Park Master Plan

Copperas Kick Off Invite

The City has begun the master plan process for Copperas Branch Park and invites the community to a kick off meeting on Thursday, April 18, at Doubletree Ranch Park from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Help us with the big ideas for the re-development of the park.

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

How Does Proposed Senate Bill/House Bill 2 Impact Highland Village?

Highland Village City Hall

On Thursday, April 11, the Texas House will discuss and vote on a bill that will reduce City revenue by $.5M and hinder our ability to provide essential City services. Homeowners will save an average of $85/year. This is not meaningful tax relief.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

FM 2499 to Close for KCS Railroad Crossing Repair

RR Maintenance 2019

After receiving several inquiries regarding the rough railroad crossing located on FM2499 in the City of Highland Village, the Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS) will perform crossing maintenance on April 9, 2019. KCS has informed the City they anticipat...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

City Seeks to Engage with the Community

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The City of Highland Village has launched Speak Up HV, a new online engagement platform. Better decisions are made when the community provides input. Speak Up HV makes that easy by allowing users to contribute ideas and ask questions about featured projec...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Citizens Receive Certificate of Merit Award

Certificate of Merit Recipients

On Feb. 28 Zachary Harris, Lorenzo Rios, Dylan Martin, and Mary Smith all stopped to intervene with a person who was in desperate need of help. Each were presented the Citizen Certificate of Merit Award for their actions that saved someone’s life.

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Highland Village Announces Enhanced Emergency Notification Solution

CivicReady

Highland Village has launched a new version of its emergency preparedness and mass notification services for citizens. The new solution, CivicReady, has significantly improved. We are asking all residents to ensure they are signed up for communication.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Highland Village Appoints Michael Thomson as Fire Chief

Chief Thomson photo

On February 26, City Council approved the appointment by the City Manager of Michael Thomson as Fire Chief for the City of Highland Village. Chief Thomson will begin in Highland Village on March 11.

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Highland Village Parks Foundation to Donate Funds for Kids Kastle Entrance Feature

Kids Kastle Entry Concept_Parks Foundation

On February 12, Austin Adams, President of the Highland Village Parks Foundation, presented the Foundation’s intent to donate $125,000 to the City of Highland Village to partially fund construction of the entrance feature for Kids Kastle at Unity Park.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Help Us Build the New Kids Kastle

Kids Kastle Logo

We are including the community to help us design and build the new Kids Kastle. The original playground was built in 1994 and is in need of replacement. See how you can be part of this exciting project - attend Design Day on Sat. Sept. 7!

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Idea Gathering Stage Closes for Copperas Branch Park Master Plan

Copperas Idea Recap

The idea gathering stage of the Copperas Branch master plan process included three different opportunities to provide ideas. The community provided so many excellent and different ideas. Here is a recap of the ideas received.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Doubletree Ranch Park Splash Pad Now Has Shade

Shade Structures at the splash pad

Additional amenities are underway at Doubletree Ranch Park. Thirteen shade structures have been installed around the splash pad area. An all-inclusive playground is currently under construction just south of the splash pad.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Council Authorizes Contract Negotiations with Play by Design for Kids Kastle Rebuild

Kids Kastle

Negotiations have begun with Play by Design for design and rebuild of Kids Kastle at Unity Park. Kids Kastle, designed and built by the community in 1994, is in need of replacement. Stay tuned for how you can be involved in this community build project.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Back to School Safety - 2019

Watch our 2019 Back to School Safety Video by School Resource Officers Cpl Harney and Cpl Beaudreault.  They discuss safety messages including:

  • Speed Limit 20 mph in School Zones
  • Be Careful Near Crosswalks - Watch for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Silver Alert - Canceled

Wilson, Joyce

CANCELED - FOUND 07/30/19, 2:42AM

Silver Alert Issued - Missing Elderly

Missing from Highland Village and last seen today (07/29) at around 2pm. Joyce Wilson, w/f, 77 yoa, 5’3”, 160 lbs, with dark mole on forehead. Joyce was last seen wearing blue jeans, re...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

New Police Officers

Andrews and Noriega

HVPD welcomes our newest Police Officers, Javier Noriega and Kristen Andrews.  They both recently graduated from the Tarrant County College Police Academy and have begun their initial field training in Highland Village.  Officer Noriega ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Lifesaving Awards Presented

Lifesaving Award 201904

Corporal Travis Flowers, Pablo Escobedo, Gregory Lomason, and Junior Defreitas received the Life Saving Award on April 23, 2019 at the Highland Village City Council Meeting.  On March 25, 2019, Cpl. Flowers, Escobedo, Lomason, and Defreitas were ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

FM 2499 to Close for Railroad Crossing Repair

2499 Closure

On April 9th southbound and northbound FM2499 will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6 a.m. for the repair of the FM2499 railroad crossing. Southbound FM2499 will be closed at Swisher Rd, Highland Shores Blvd & northbound FM2499 at Harlington...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Citizens Receive Police Award

Citizen Merit Award 2019

Four citizens were honored at the City Council meeting on March 26, 2019 by the Highland Village Police Department.  Zachary Harris, Dylan Martin, Lorenzo Rios and Mary Smith all received the Citizens Certificate of Merit Award for their recent a...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

HV Ranked in Top Safest Cities for 2019

Safest Cities

Highland Village was recognized as the 13th safest city in Texas for 2019 by the Home Security Advisor, a home security system ranking website.  See link below for complete report.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

$58,573.76 Donated to TPCA Foundation

TXFallenPD Check Presentation

On December 12, Police Chief Doug Reim presented a check in the amount of $58,573.76 to a Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation representative. The donation is the culmination of the 2018 TXFallenPD Tribute Event which was held on October 20, 2018. &...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

TXFallenPD Tribute Events Honor Fallen Texas Police Officers

TXFallenPD Tribute Event

The 11th Annual TXFallenPD Tribute Event is scheduled for October 20 at The Shops at Highland Village. The TXFallenPD Tribute Event is a community event raising funds for the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Fallen Officer Fund, which provides monetary a...

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