Posted on: April 28, 2017

Paper Shredding Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

Paper Shredding Rescheduled

The Paper Shredding event scheduled for Saturday, April 29 has been rescheduled to May 6 due to inclement weather.

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Council Honors Outgoing Councilmember Bill Meek

Bill Meek Recognition

At the April 25 meeting City Council and staff recognized outgoing Council member Bill Meek for his eight years of service on the City Council.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Early Voting and Election Day Voting

Vote Here

Early voting is now underway for the special election to consider amendments to the Highland Village City Charter, Lewisville Independent School District Board of Trustee Candidates and the LISD Bond Referendum. Visit www.lisd.net for the details regardin...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Highland Village Dog Park Opens April 14

Dog Park Opening

A ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. to officially open the Unity Dog Park. The Park is located at 2200 Briarhill Boulevard. The Park will officially open after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Fitch Affirms City’s AA Bond Rating

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings affirmed the City’s AA bond rating. The recent re-funding prompted the analysis. Fitch states Highland Village has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the City’s financial flexibility.

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

HVPD Addresses Threatening Social Media Post

Highland Village Police Badge

At approximately 5:50 p.m. on April 10, the Highland Village Police Department received a call advising that a student who resides in Highland Village and attends a school in Highland Village posted what was perceived as a threatening comment with what ap...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Sign Up for Emergency Weather Alerts

E-Watch

It is severe weather season! We encourage you to sign up for E-Watch to receive severe weather alerts. Empower yourself with several emergency alert tools like a weather radio, smart phone weather app, and turn on emergency notifications to stay safe.

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Storm Damage Repairs and Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

2016 CAFR

At the March 28 meeting, Council approved an emergency agenda item authorizing the city manager to negotiate and sign contracts to repair or replace City vehicles and property damaged during the March 26 hail storm.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Storm Damage to Your Roof?

Roof and Sunroof Damage

Many areas of Highland Village were impacted by the heavy hail storm that moved through Denton County on Sunday, March 26. If your roof was damaged and in need of repairs or replacement, here are the guidelines to help you through the process. 

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Highland Village Approves Plat for Ladera Highland Village

Ladera Highland Village

At the March 2 meeting, Council approved several items relating to the Ladera Highland Village development to be located on Chinn Chapel Road. Ladera Highland Village is a detached residential condominium development on approximately 26.153 acres.

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Highland Village Implements Public Safety Enhancements

Doyle and Nokes - ECA Coordinators

A major public safety project that begin in October 2015 to upgrade all aspects of the Dispatch Operations Facility, the public emergency radio system and implementation of the emergency care attendant (ECA) program is substantially complete.

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

2017 State of the City - Home is Highland Village Part 2

Mayor State of the City video

On February 21 the Highland Village Business Association joined the Flower Mound and Lewisville Area Chambers of Commerce for the annual State of the City presentations. Nearly 250 attended as Lewisville Mayor Pro Tem TJ Gilmore, Flower Mound Mayor Tom Ha...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Council Calls Election for Council Members and Charter Amendments

2017 Charter Amendment Election

At the February 14 meeting, Council approved resolutions calling for a May 6 election for the purpose of electing persons to City Council Places 3, 5, and 7 as well as a special election to consider charter amendments.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Give us Your Best Shot! Photo Contest Winners Announced

Winning Photo

Highland Village has some great photographers! There were so many great entries, it was tough judging. However the City is pleased to announce the winners of the Give Us Your Best Shot! A 2016 Photo Contest.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Council Approves Bond Refunding

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At the January 24 meeting, Council approved an ordinance refunding bonds at an interest rate of 2.28% and providing a $547,189 savings. The savings will be structured to reduce the annual debt service over the next eight years.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Now Accepting Applications for City Council Places 3, 5 and 7

City Hall Aerial Photo

The City of Highland Village is now accepting applications for City Council Places 3, 5, and 7. A general election will be held on May 6, 2017 to elect officials to serve a two-year term of office. Qualifications for candidates interested in running for a...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Unity Dog Park Set to Open This Spring

Unity Dog Park

Unity Park will soon be home to a dog park. Unity Dog Park is set to open mid-April, weather permitting.  The park, located on the northeast portion of Unity Park, will feature two separate fenced areas – one for small dogs and one for ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council Discusses Proposed Amendments to the City Charter

Municipal Complex

At the January 10 meeting, Council discussed proposed amendments to the City Charter. The proposed amendments include updates regarding state laws and the election code, as well as language clarification.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

City Promotes Three Public Safety Employees; Santa Visits Council

Santa Visits Council

At the Dec 13 meeting, Council conducted the swearing in and pinning ceremony for three public safety personnel. Two police officers, Robert Fever and Mike MacLean were promoted to Corporal and firefighter/paramedic Dan Ortmeier was promoted to Captain.

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope each and every one of you has the opportunity to enjoy time with your family and friends.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

City Approves Funding for Area Non-Profit Organizations

Non-Profit Giving

At the November 10 meeting, Council passed a resolution allocating funding for area non-profits that serve the Highland Village community.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

UPDATE: Work on Highland Village Road Now Underway, Expect Delays

Highland Village Road Repairs

Expect delays on Highland Village Road the week of November 14. The overlay project contractor is performing pavement grinding to areas of the road.

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

City Public Safety Radio System Goes Digital; Integrates with Denton County

Highland Village Police Vehicle

Today the Highland Village public safety radio system officially switched to migrate with the Denton County digital system. The new system significantly improves reception and provides regional interoperability.

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

City Begins Drainage Improvements on Canyon Creek Road

Canyon Creek Road Drainage Project

The City has closed east and westbound Canyon Creek Road to replace failing drainage culverts. The project will replace the existing metal culverts with longer lasting concrete box culverts and repair and replace the damaged pavement on Canyon Creek Dr.

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Highland Village Police Department Receives Check from Denton County Sheriff’s Office

Denton County Sheriff Check Presentation

The City received a $35,000 check from the Denton County Sheriff’s office. The money, from the seizure or sale of contraband seized by the Highland Village Police Department, will be used to purchase a live scan fingerprint system.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Man Shot; Suspects in Custody

HVPD Patch

On Monday, October 24, 2016, a male was shot near his residence in Highland Village. The victim was treated at a local hospital and released. The suspects were taken into custody without incident by the Oklahoma Police Department on October 25.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

City Begins Artist of the Month Program

Artist of the Month

Local artists now have the opportunity to be recognized as Highland Village’s Artist of the Month and display their artwork in the rotunda of the Highland Village Municipal Complex.

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Highland Village Parks and Recreation Department Receives Awards

TAAF Awards

The Highland Village Parks and Recreation Department received two prestigious awards at the recent 91st annual meeting of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, the Member City Award for population 34,999 and under and the Gold Member City Award.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Council Appoints Board & Commission Members; City Receives Recognition for Financial Reporting

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At the October 11 meeting, the Council appointed members to the City’s boards and commissions.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Denco 9-1-1 System upgraded to accommodate text messaging

Text to 911

Residents of Highland Village, and all of Denton County, have a new tool at their disposal should they need help in an emergency situation and are unable to speak or hear. The Denco Area 9-1-1 District now accommodates text-to-911.

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Highland Village Police Commander Graduates from the FBI National Academy

Commander Schlichter

Police Commander Karl Schlichter, a 15-year veteran of the Highland Village Police Department, graduated from the 265th Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday, September 16.

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Council Approves FY 2016-2017 Budget; Deputy Fire Chief Sworn In

Deputy Chief Nokes Swearing In

At the September 27 meeting, the Council approved the final read of the 2016-2017 Budget. The City of Highland Village ad valorem tax rate has remained unchanged since 2000. A swearing-in ceremony was held for Deputy Fire Chief Travis Nokes.

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Kroger Announces Closing of Highland Village Location

Kroger Logo

Kroger corporate office notified the City the Highland Village Kroger store will be closing in mid-November. The Kroger store has been located in the Highland Village Town Center at Highland Village Road and FM 407 since 2001.

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Council Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rate and Approves First Read of FY 2016-2017 Budget

Highland Village Municipal Complex

At the September 13 meeting, the Council held a public hearing on the proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2016-2017 and approved the first read of the 2016-2017 Budget. The City of Highland Village ad valorem tax rate has remained unchanged since 2000.

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

Public Hearing on Boundary Adjustment with City of Lewisville Relating to the I-35 Expansion Project

Public Hearing Notice

The City, in accordance with an agreement with the City of Lewisville, proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the City’s boundary limits. Concurrently, the City will remove an area allowing Lewisville to extend its boundaries.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Council Holds Public Hearing and Receives FY 2016-2017 Budget Presentation

Municipal Complex

At the Aug. 23 meeting, Council held a public hearing and received the FY 2016-2017 Budget presentation. Assessed valuations came in at a 4.9% increase. The proposed base General Fund Budget expenditures total $15,842,050, a .1% increase from 2015-2016.

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Notice of Proposed Tax Rate

Recommended Budget

The Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017 Budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $539,773, which is a 4.93% increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax ro...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Temporary Closure of Highland Village Road Near the Southbound Interstate 35E Frontage Road

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Highland Village Road will be closed continuously at the southbound Interstate 35E frontage road from 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 until 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. This closure is needed to complete the connection between Highland Village Road and the new southb...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

City Conducting Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewer Line

Smoke Testing

The City has begun the I&I smoke testing project in certain areas of the city. Door hangers and street signs have been placed in the areas where the testing will occur. If smoke enters your home, it is likely you have a dry P-trap in a seldom used sho...Read on...

Smoke Testing Locations
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Council Votes to Adopt Tax Rate for 2016-2017 Proposed Budget

Highland Village Welcome Sign

At the August 9 meeting, the Council conducted the required record vote to adopt the ad valorem tax rate for the fiscal year 2016-2017 budget at $0.56963. The vote was unanimously approved by a vote of 7-0.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

TxDOT Begins Construction of Median Turn Lanes at FM 2499 and Barton Creek

FM 2499 Median Turn Lanes

Expect delays as TxDOT begins the construction of turn lanes at FM 2499 and Barton Creek on August 10. This will make permanent the traffic flow currently in place at the entrance to The Shops at Highland Village and the Marketplace of Highland Village.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Traffic Signal at Highland Shores and Brazos Boulevard

Brazos Signal Light

The sensor on the traffic signal at Highland Shores and Brazos has been disabled due to the Highland Village Rd. overlay project. The signal lights will now rotate in 30 second intervals instead of triggering when a car approaches the intersection. The se...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Battery Collection Program

Battery Bucket

Waste Management's At Your Door Special Collection program offers Highland Village residents a safe disposal option for household batteries. This convenient service encourages proper recycling of batteries to prevent improper disposal. Battery Buckets are...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Frontier Communications Meets with Highland Village City Leadership

Frontier Logo

Representatives from Frontier Communications met with Highland Village City Manager Michael Leavitt and Public Affairs Manager Laurie Mullens recently to discuss the status of Frontier’s transition into the area and strengthen their relationship.

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Resident Satisfaction Survey Gives High Marks to Police, Parks and Fire

Municipal Complex

The City Council recently received a presentation of the results of a recent resident satisfaction survey. Positive results were shown with over 65% of residents expressing satisfaction of the services they receive in relation to the property and sales ta...Read on...

Survey Results
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Council Approves Age Restricted (55+) Planned Development

Ladera Highland Village

At the July 26 meeting, Council approved the final read of an ordinance amending the zoning of a 26 acre tract of land on the east side of Chinn Chapel to allow for an age restricted (55+) Planned Development.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

City Works to Eradicate Mosquito Population in Public Areas

Mosquito Testing

Highland Village has maintained a proactive approach to combat the mosquito population. City crews trap and test mosquitoes in various locations throughout the city on a weekly basis. City crews add larvacide and oil to standing water in culverts, creeks...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Assistant Fire Chief Brad Goudie Selected City of Highland Village Fire Chief

Chief Brad Goudie

City Manager Michael Leavitt has selected Assistant Fire Chief Brad Goudie to replace Fire Chief John Glover who recently accepted a position in Flower Mound. The appointment will be confirmed by the Highland Village City Council at their next meeting.

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

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TXFallenPD

As we all mourn the senseless loss of four Dallas Police Officers and one DART Police Officer, many of us are looking for ways we can help the families and friends as they cope with the loss of their spouse, parent, child, or sibling. The City of Highland...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Council Approves the First Read of the Age Restricted (55+) Planned Development

Ladera Planned Development

Council conducted a public hearing and approved the first read of an ordinance amending the zoning of a 26 acre tract of land on the east side of Chinn Chapel to allow for an age restricted (55+) Planned Development.

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Sellmeyer Lane Now Open; S Curve Softened and Street Widened to Enhance Safety

Sellmeyer Lane Open

Sellmeyer Lane from Highland Village Road to Foggy Glen Court is open. As part of the project, the sharp "S" curve was redesigned to provide enhanced safety for both the travelling public and pedestrians using the adjacent trail system.

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fire Chief John Glover Resigns from City of Highland Village

Chief John Glover

After four years of service to the City of Highland Village, Fire Chief John Glover has announced his resignation effective July 15. Glover has accepted a position with the Town of Flower Mound Fire Department.

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Council Begins Budget Discussions, Receives Capital Improvement Program

Municipal Complex

Council began discussion of the FY 2016-2017 budget with the Capital Improvement Program which is a five-year outlook of the capital budget. This provides the framework for consideration of the current year’s budget and resulting tax rate.

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Planning & Zoning Commission Approves First Gated 55+ Active Community

Ladera Highland Village Draft Site Plan

The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved the first gated 55+ active community in Highland Village. The development, Ladera Highland Village, is an age restricted, maintenance free, gated residential community integrated with walking trail...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Highland Village Ranks in Top 5 Safest Cities in Texas

2016 Safest Cities Badge

Highland Village has been recognized as one of the top five Safest Cities in Texas by the SafeWise Report. The Highland Village Police Department has made it their mission to educate our citizens to lead a “crime preventive” lifestyle. This hard work has ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Council Awards Contract and Approves Funding for Construction of Dog Park

Unity Park Dog Park Site Plan

At the May 24 meeting, the Council awarded the contract and approved additional funding for the construction of a dog park at Unity Park. The contract was awarded to North Rock Construction for $254,520. The Park is expected to open late summer.

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Posted on: May 7, 2016

May 7 Municipal Election Unofficial Results

Election Results

The results for the May 7 Municipal Election are Place 1 (Mayor), Charlotte Wilcox; Place 2, Michelle Schwolert; Place 4, Barbara Fleming; Place 6 John McGee.

Canvassing of the election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, at noon in the Council Chambers

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Highland Village Mayor Contacts PUC Regarding Frontier Communications

PUC Seal

Many residents continue to have issues with Frontier Communications since they took over Verizon Fios service in Texas. As the Public Utility Commission is the organization responsible for regulating telecommunication services in Texas, Mayor Wilcox has s...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Council Authorizes Purchase of New Public Safety Radio System

Public Safety Dispatch Console

At the April 12 meeting, the Council approved the purchase of a public safety radio system from Motorola Solutions and a dispatch console system from Watson Furniture for $788,480.81. A 2015 assessment by Mission Critical Partners determined the current p...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

DCTA Connect Shuttle and Community On-Demand Service Now Available

Connect Shuttle Launch

On April 4 the Denton County Transportation Authority began two new services in Highland Village - Connect Shuttle and Community On-Demand. These new services were designed to provide Highland Village residents more options to travel within the city and c...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Highland Village Fire Department Response Time Data

FD Response Time Data

Council sets the National Fire Protection Association 1710 (NFPA1710) standard for Highland Village public safety Emergency Medical Service response time for Advanced LIfe Support (ALS) and the NFPA 1221 standard for Public Safety Dispatch.

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Denton County Transportation Authority to Launch Two New Services in Highland Village

DCTA Connect Shuttle Logo

On Monday, April 4, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will launch two new pilot transit services in the City of Highland Village – Connect Shuttle and Community On-Demand. Both new services will provide more options for people to travel wi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

City Expands Mosquito Eradication Services Contract to Include Chic V and Zika

Mosquito Surveillance

At the February 23 meeting, Council authorized the professional services agreement with Municipal Mosquito for the identification, control and eradication of mosquitoes which carry West Nile Virus, Chickungunya and Zika arborvirus.

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

HVPD Addresses Threatening Social Media Post

At approximately 5:50 p.m. on April 10, the Highland Village Police Department received a call advising that a student who resides in Highland Village and attends a school in Highland Village posted what was perceived as a threatening comment with what ap...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Door to Door Solicitors

Solicitor

Highland Village city ordinance requirements for commercial door to door solicitors include:

  • Solicitors are required to obtain a Highland Village Solicitor Permit.
  • Solicitor permits are required to be carried in plain view with inspection upon request.
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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Highland Village Implements Public Safety Enhancements

ECA

Highland Village public safety enhancements are nearing completion, providing increased protection and service to public safety staff and residents. In October 2015 the City began a major public safety project to upgrade all aspects of the Dispatch Operat...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Speed Survey Findings

One of the many tasks of any police department is to help curtail speeding.  Highland Village PD (HVPD) is no exception and we employ many resources to try to keep our city and citizens safe.  Tickets are an unfortunate part of the non-c...

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Posted on: October 30, 2016

Phone Service Restored

All phone service including city admin and 911 lines have been restored.

Posted on: October 30, 2016

Police/City Hall Phone Lines Down

Phone

911 Lines are being transferred to Flower Mound PD due to reported outages. Denco 911 and Verizon/Frontier have been notified and are working to resolve the situation. Police Admin and City Hall lines are also temporarily down.Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Man Shot; Suspects in Custody

Mug Shots

On 10/24/16 Highland Village Police with assistance from the Texas Rangers and Federal law enforcement, investigated a shooting which occurred in the 300 Blk of Mockingbird at around 6pm. The male victim, a 20 year old Highland Village resident reported ...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Fallen Officers Bike Race and 5K - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bike Race

Event Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 5K Starts9:00 a.m. - 5K Awards
3:00 p.m. - Vendors Open/Kids Zone Open4:00 p.m. - Posting of the Colors
Honor the Fallen Parade of Police Bike Teams
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Posted on: October 3, 2016

HVPD Supports "National Night Out" Tuesday, October 4th

NNO

Good neighbors looking out for each other is a proven crime prevention strategy. HV Police Officers and Auxiliary will be out that evening and available to stop by on request at any neighborhood gathering or block party to partner and promote crime awaren...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Police Commander Graduates from the FBI National Academy

Cdr Schlichter

Police Commander Karl Schlichter, a 15-year veteran of the Highland Village Police Department, graduated from the 265th Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday, September 16, 2016. Schlichter received his graduati...Read on...