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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Council Receives Update on Public Safety Response Times

Public Safety Stats

At the October 9 meeting, Council received an update on Public Safety response times. Highland Village Public Safety response times now exceed the industry standard 99% of the time, moving from 96% in 2015, and 97% in 2016.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

TXFallenPD Tribute Events Honor the Lives of Fallen Texas Police Officers

TXFallenPD Tribute Event Logo

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 ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Council Approves FY 2018-2019 Budget Which Includes Tax Decrease

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Council approves the FY 2018-2019 Budget, decreasing the ad valorem tax rate to $0.56302; approves resolution to purchase new fire engine and ambulance; appoints members to city boards and commissions.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Help Us Better Communicate with You

Communication Survey

It is important to us that we communicate with you all the news, programs and events taking place in Highland Village. This is your community and we want you to be in the know. We would appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to answer this short survey...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Council Approves First Read of FY 2018-2019 Budget Which Includes Tax Decrease

2018 Budget Video

Council held a public hearing and approved the first read of the FY 2018-2019 Budget. Staff presented a video providing the information on the FY 2018-2019 Budget, as told by student actors.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Fire Chief Brad Goudie Resigns from City of Highland Village

Brad Goudie

After a little over three years of service to the City of Highland Village, Fire Chief Brad Goudie has announced his resignation effective October 2. Goudie has accepted the position of Director of Emergency Services with the City of Seabrook.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Salerno’s and Rift to Reef Aquatics to Open in Highland Village Town Center

Salernos

Highland Village Town Center will soon be home to Salerno’s and Rift to Reef Aquatics. Salerno’s, a long-time area Italian staple, is scheduled to open in the southwest corner of the Highland Village Town Center shopping center.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Your Trash and Recycling Collection Day May be Changing

CWD Collection Route Map

Community Waste Disposal began trash and recycling service in Highland Village this week. As part of the new contract, some collection routes were changed. You can verify your collection day by typing in your address in the search box on this map.

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Notice of 2018 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate

2018 Notice of Proposed Tax Rate

A tax rate of $0.56302 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. State law requires two public hearings be held before adopting the tax rate.

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Council Receives FY 2018-2019 Budget and Holds Public Hearing

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Council received the recommended FY 2018-2019 Budget and held a public hearing. Assessed valuations came in at a 5.6% increase. The proposed base General Fund Budget expenditures total $18,373,424, a 4.4% increase over last year.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

FY 18-19 City Manager Recommended Budget

CM Recommended Budget for News Flash

The City Manager Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is posted for review. The General Fund Base Budget expenditures total $18,484,424, a 5% increase over last year. A Supplemental Budget of $335,658 is also included, resulting in a total increas...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Council Proposes Tax Rate Decrease and Continues Budget Discussions

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At the July 25 meeting, Council continued FY 2018-2019 budget discussions. Council held a record vote to propose a tax rate decrease from $0.56802 to $0.56302 and schedule public hearings for August 28 and September 11.

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Copperas Branch Park Re-Opens to the Public on August 6

Copperas Branch Park Open

Copperas Branch Park is now open. Residents are invited to view and use the park at no charge from August 6 to August 13. All areas of the park are open for public use except for the beach and swimming area, which should open by mid-August.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Council Approves Ordinance Amending Use Regulations in Barnett Center

Denton County Friends of the Family - 2017 Nonprofit of the Year

At the July 24 meeting, Council conduced a public hearing and approved the first read of an ordinance amending the development and use regulations for the property located at 2910 Justin Road.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Council Begins FY 2018-2019 Budget Discussion with the Supplemental Budget

Fire Department and New Firefighters

At the July 10 meeting, Council received staff presentations of the Supplemental Budget. Council adopted a resolution reconfirming the City’s Mission Statement and Core Values. A swearing in ceremony was held for two new firefighter/paramedics.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

No Fireworks and Other Independence Day News

No Fireworks Allowed

Here is what you need to know this 4th of July holiday. Fireworks are illegal to possess or discharge in the city limits, including parks and the shoreline of Lewisville Lake. Violators are subject to fines up to $500. Trash pickup will run as scheduled. ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Community Waste Disposal Offering Larger Recycling Cart

Overflowing Recycling Cart

The City has contracted with Community Waste Disposal (CWD) for solid waste and recycling services in Highland Village. The current contract with Waste Management expires August 31, 2018. The new service will begin on September 3, 2018.  You can ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Council Honors Jane Ponder for 30 Years of Service to the City of Highland Village

Jane Ponder and Mayor Wilcox

At the June 26 meeting, Council honored Highland Village employee Jane Ponder for 30 years of service. Jane began her career with the City in 1988 as a bookkeeper, was promoted to senior accounting technician in 1997 and accounting specialist in 2004.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Residential Removal of Storm Debris

Roll-off Dumpsters

The storm that passed through our city on Wednesday, June 20, produced approximately 50 mph winds causing substantial damage to many trees. The individual homeowner is responsible for removal of trees and limbs on their property. We have coordinated with ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

New Council Members Sworn In; Sign Amendments Approved at The Shops at Highland Village

2018-2019 Newly Elected Council Members

At the June 12 meeting, Council held a public hearing and approved the first read of an ordinance amending the sign regulations at The Shops at Highland Village. The ceremonial swearing in of newly elected Council members took place at this meeting.

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Highland Village Runoff Election Cancelled

Runoff Election Cancelled

One of the candidates in the runoff election scheduled for June 16, 2018 for Highland Village City Council, Place 2, has timely withdrawn as a candidate.  As a result, the Runoff Election has been cancelled and Jon Kixmiller is elected to City Co...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Council Recognizes Outgoing Council Members Michelle Schwolert and John McGee

Schwolert_McGee Farewell

On May 14, presentations were made to Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Schwolert and council member John McGee. MSchwolert, who is not seeking reelection, has served on City Council since 2012. McGee has served since 2010 and has reached his term limit.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Highland Village Lions Foundation Donates Funding for Dog Park Shade Covers

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The Highland Village Lions Foundation presented the Parks and Recreation department with a check to fund the two shade structures at the Unity Park Dog Park. The proceeds raised through the Highland Village Lions Balloon Festival are used to support local...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

City to Contract with Community Waste Disposal for Solid Waste Services

Community Waste Disposal

On April 24, the City Council approved a resolution authorizing the agreement with Community Waste Disposal for solid waste services in Highland Village. The five-year contract with CWD provides enhanced service over the current solid waste contract.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Early Voting Begins April 23

Vote Here

Early Voting for the May 5 City Council and LISD election begins Monday, April 23 and runs through May 1. During Early Voting, registered voters may vote at any Denton County polling site, including the Highland Village Municipal Complex.

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Cross Timbers Gazette Holds Council Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum Title Card

The Cross Timbers Gazette held a City Council candidate forum on Monday, April 16 at Highland Village City Hall.  The forum will be replayed on HVTV (Frontier - 43; Spectrum - 16) at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18; 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 20; 8:...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Highland Village Police Department Receives Best Practices Recognition

2018 TPCA Best Practices Award

HVPD receives the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The award recognizes the department’s compliance with the Police Chief’s best business practices since 2009.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Council Receives Presentation on Solid Waste & Recycling Services Proposals

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Council received a presentation on the proposals received for solid waste and recycling services and the recommendation to contract with Community Waste Disposal. Life Saving Awards were presented to public safety personnel.

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Atmos Energy Responds to Customer Complaints of Higher than Normal Bills

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Some Highland Village residents have voiced concerns over higher than normal gas bills from Atmos Energy. We contacted Atmos and learned resident bills are estimated every other month, with the difference in actual usage applied when the meter is read. If...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Prescribed Burn Planned for Copperas Branch Park

Copperas Branch Park Controlled Burn

In September 2013, Copperas Branch Park was closed and used as construction staging area for the expansion of I-35E. Now that the expansion is complete, City crews are preparing the park for use by the public. Five years without maintenance has led to sub...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Artist Applications for the Highland Village Art Festival - Deadline Extended

2018 Art Festival

The 2018 Highland Village Art Festival will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at The Shops at Highland Village. If you are a local artist and you'd like to participate in the festival, please complete the vendor application by March 23.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Oncor Removing Trees in their Easements

Oncor Tree Removal

Oncor has begun removing crepe myrtles and other trees within their right-of-way and easements. Oncor does not allow trees, lighting or sprinkler systems within their right-of-way so they can access their power lines with heavy equipment if needed. Oncor ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

The Mayor Wilcox Show - Highland Village State of the City

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There has been a lot happening in Highland Village this last year – from the hail storms that hit our entire area last spring to the opening of new parks to the approval of bond propositions for streets and parks. The 2017 State of the City, presented in ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Council Approves Ordinance Relating to Golf Carts

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On February 27, the Council approved an ordinance relating to the operation of golf carts, slow moving vehicles (SMV) and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) on public streets in Highland Village by a vote of 5 to 2.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Highland Village Ranked #3 Safest City in Texas

Safest City

Highland Village is ranked as the #3 safest city in Texas by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. This ranking is in large part due to the Community Policing Model employed by the Highland Village Police Department, which is used as a model ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Council Approves Ordinances Relating to Soliciting and Golf Carts

Scott Strasser Recognition

Council sets times solicitors can operate in the City, sets guidelines for golf cart operations on public streets, recognizes employee for honesty and integrity, and recognizes Briarhill Middle School's selection to host downlink with astronaut on ISS.

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Council Approves Issuance of Bonds for Voter Approved Street and Park Projects

Highland Village Municipal Complex

On January 23, the Council approves the issuance of bonds totaling $7.1M for the voter approved street improvement projects and parks and recreation projects. In November voters approved two propositions relating to streets and parks projects.

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Citizens Can Now File for a Place on City Council

File for place on ballot

A General Election will be held on May 5, 2018 for City Council Places 1 (Mayor), 2, 4, and 6 to serve two-year terms. If you are interested in running for City Council, you may contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 899-5132 for further i...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City Receives Bond Rating Increase from AA+ to AAA – the Highest Rating Available

bond rating increase

Standard & Poors raised City’s long-term rating from AA+ to AAA, the highest credit rating available. The upgrade is based on the City’s strong economy, stable reserve and liquidity position, and management profile supporting the financial operations.

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Sets New Submission Deadline for Non-Profit Organizations Requesting Funding

CoServ Check Presentation

On January 9, Council received the Capital Credit Check from CoServ. Council approved a resolution adopting a revised policy regarding financial assistance grants to non-profit organizations and the deadline to submit an application for funding.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Trash and Recycling Tips

trash and recycling guidelines

We have received some questions regarding trash, recycling and yard waste pickup in Highland Village. The City currently contracts with Waste Management for this service. With the start of the New Year we thought it a good time to share helpful informatio...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Recyclables

Recyclables

We have received notice from Waste Management that anything external to the recycle bin is considered bulk trash and will be disposed of as such, including cardboard. Recyclables external to the cart are considered contaminated and will not be recycled. W...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Council Approves Resolutions Initiating Projects Approved in November Bond Election

Highland Village City Hall

Council approved resolutions associated with the projects voters approved in the Nov. bond election. Two resolutions were approved for the engineering and survey services for the Highland Village Rd sidewalk project and the street improvement project.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Painted Tree Marketplace Coming to Highland Village Town Center

Painted Tree Marketplace Coming to Highland Village Town Center

The Highland Village Town Center will soon house a community of home décor and fashion shops in the vintage market known as Painted Tree Marketplace. The new tenant will take up residence in 38,230 sq. ft. of the space recently vacated by Kroger.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Highland Village Bond Election Results

2017 Bond election results

Unofficial results for the bond election:
Proposition 1 - Street Improvements
For - 813; Against - 104
Proposition 2 - Park Improvements
For - 695; Against - 220

The official canvassing of the election will take place on November 17 at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Is Your Home Protected from Carbon Monoxide Buildup?

Flue Vent

As temperatures cool many homeowners are firing up their furnaces for the winter season. Before doing so, homeowners should check all their flue pipes to ensure they are properly connected to avoid carbon monoxide will building up inside the home.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fall Festival Honoring Veterans

Fall Festival 2018

Join us for the 2018 Fall Festival on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We have partnered with the Denton County Veterans Coalition in their efforts to raise funds in support of advocating for Denton County Veterans and their families.

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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 ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

National Night Out - Tue, Oct 2nd

NNO2018

National Night Out (NNO) will be celebrated in Highland Village on Tuesday, October 2nd.  HVPD will be hosting a NNO get together next to the police parking area at 1000 Highland Village Road.  Hot dogs and refreshments will be served to...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Life Saving Awards Presented

Life Saving Awards

Life Saving Awards were presented on 8/29/18 to Police
Officer John Bradley, Communications Officer Lisa Gallegos and Philip Smallwood,Fire Department personnel Vince Jones, Justin Moore, Jonathan Hughes, Trevis
Jordan, Ryan Snider, Citizens Cyndee Fu...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

New Officers Welcomed

FabiolaCurtis

HVPD welcomes our newest Police Officers, Fabiola Ramirez and Curtis Duncan-Pritchard.  They both recently graduated from the Tarrant County College Police Academy and have begun their initial field training in Highland Village.

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Back to School Safety Tips

Schoolbus

Remember, school starts Wed, August 15th!  Here are a few back to school safety tips:• Speed Limit 20 mph in School Zones• Watch for Pedestrians and Bicyclists• Be Careful Near Crosswalks• Obey School Crossing Guard Directions• No Cell Phone Use ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

HVPD Accepts Lip Sync Challenge!

Lipsync

Accepting the challenge from Flower Mound PD we are pleased to share the Highland Village Police Department lip sync video.  We challenge Westworth Village Police Department, Denton County Sheriff's Office, Town of Breckenridge, Colorado Police D...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

HVPD Receives Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition - Senator Nelson

HVPD received a Certificate of Recognition from Texas State Senator Jane Nelson in honor of receiving the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Award.

Certificate of Recognition

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

HVPD Receives Best Practices Recognition

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On April 10, 2018 the Highland Village Police Department was presented the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The award recognizes the department’s compliance with the Police ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Solicitor Ordinance Update

Solicitor

Effective February 27, 2018 the Highland Village City Council amended the Solicitor Ordinance. The following changes are now in effect:

Authorized Hours for SolicitingStandard Time — allowed at a private residence from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.Daylight Sav...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

New Golf Cart Ordinance

Golf Carts

Highland Village City Ordinance 2018-1243 now regulates operation of Golf Carts, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs), and Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs).   Some highlights in the ordinance are: No operation on FM 2499/Village Pkwy, FM 407, and Hig...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Highland Village Ranked #3 Safest City in Texas

Safest City

Highland Village is ranked as the #3 safest city in Texas by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. This ranking is in large part due to the Community Policing Model employed by the Highland Village Police Department, which is used as a model ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Scam Alerts

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Scammers use the telephone, email and other sources to defraud victims each year.  These scams may demand money, threaten legal action or trick victims into giving personal information to be used in identity theft.  The Federal Trade Com...

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Posted on: November 19, 2017

Holiday Toy and Food Drive

Blue Santa

HVPD Stuff the Cruiser Toy and Food DriveMembers of the Police Department and the Police Auxiliary will be conducting our "Stuff the Cruiser" Toy Drive at Walmart and Walgreens in Highland Village on weekends starting on 11/24/17. Please come ou...

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