Highland Village, TX Real Estate News

City Initiates Mandatory Phase 2 Water Restrictions Mandatory Phase 2 water restrictions limiting landscape watering for Highland Village residents went into effect on Wednesday, July 27. Phase 2 prohibits residential and commercial landscape watering on Monday’s and Friday’s and restricts watering the rest of the days of the week between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wasteful water runoff is prohibited, which includes hosing down pavement or rinsing off cars. Groundwater well owners and residents that draw water from the lake are required to post a sign showing well water or lake water is in use. Residents are encouraged to comply with the Phase 2 water restrictions; however due to the severity of the drought conditions the city will diligently enforce the restrictions. Residents violating ...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
I had this same question after I drove over, around and through a pothole on my street for over a month.   The timing was impeccable by Highland Village's new "Eye On" app for smart phone users.  I was so excited to see my city was so progressive! Smart phone users simply open the application, select an issue, take a picture, and tap submit – the application picks up the exact location and sends the issue directly to the staff member who can fix it. You can track your submitted issues and, if you enter an e-mail address, receive notification when your issue is resolved. In order for the application to work, enable or turn on the GPS on the phone. Just visit your App Store for the iPhone or Android and search "GoRequest" to find it.   I did this and got a response back immediately saying...
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According to the latest recap of city issues in Highland Village, Texas the Denton County Fire Chief's Association is pleased to announce Julia Willis as this year's recipient of it's first annual educational scholarship.  Julia is the daughter of Highland Village Fire Department's Captain Chip Willis.  This educational scholarship is awarded to High School seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement.  Julia submitted an essay which was evaluated by a panel of educators from UNT and received 1st place honors.  She was recognized at the Highland Village Fire Department by Denton County Fire Chief's President Chief Danny Thomas of Trophy Club Fire Department and also Roanoke Fire Chief Mike Duncan who is treasurer for the DCFCA.     
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
I am not sure if it's because my daughter knows more kids from the neighborhood, or that I know the HOA president, or just that it's about that time, but my family and I have attended several of the community-sponsored events at Castlewood in Highland Village, TX. It's nice that our dues go to not only great facilities, but excellent staff and volunteer community members who help plan special events like today's 4th of July parade.  We have never done this before but we will definitely be participating in years to come.   The parade started with red, white and blue donuts and bananas cut in half with patriotic sprinkles (what a great idea!). There was construction paper and crayons for everyone to write cards to our troops serving our country, tattoos and flags.   Outside, you could pim...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
Like most dogs, my sweet dog Peanut has freakish phobias.  She's fine with thunder and lightening, but put her in a room with a balloon of any sort and you've got "skulky" dog as we like to call it.  Don't even think about testing your smoke detectors with her in the house.  When the battery starts chirping, this dog will bolt up into our bed shaking like leaves on a tree. I don't know what made me start doing this a few years ago, but when we would leave for fireworks watching, I would close the door that led to our doggie door to keep sweet Peanut inside the home.  I don't know how she will react to the hiss, hum, and banging of fireworks.  I don't want to find out the hard way that she gets freaked out and tries to escape.   We happened to see the result of a scared dog last year on...
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Year to Date Sold Statistics for Highland Village, Texas. Additional information: (source: wikipedia.com) Highland Village is served by the Lewisville Independent School District, which has three elementary schools and one middle school located in the city. Marcus High School, located in Flower Mound but near Highland Village, is the city's principal high school. Neighborhood schools serving this area include: Elementary schools Highland Village - Exemplary Heritage - Exemplary McAuliffe - Exemplary Middle school Briarhill Middle School - Exemplary High school Edward S. Marcus High School - Exemplary (08-09)
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
The Lewisville ISD announced the new principal at Heritage Elementary.  Toby Maxson currently serves as an assistant principal of Killough Lewisville High School. During his time, Killough LHS was named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll, an award received by less than four percent of all Texas schools. The campus also received an exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency.     Maxson joined the district in 1999 and previously served as assistant principal of Huffines Middle School and a teacher at Bluebonnet Elementary. A graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, he received his master's degree from The University of North Texas.  Maxson replaces the current principal, Belinda Nikkel, who announced her retirement early this year.  
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Wouldn't it be cool to go back to your 10 year high school reunion and show your success?  Well, Highland Village, Texas mayor, Scott McDearmont can easily do just that.  Dr. McDearmont is the mayor and a local surgeon in the area. He will be recognized and be inducted in the alumni Hall of Fame of Marcus High School at the Silver Circle Ceremony at 7 p.m. this evening (May 23rd) at the Marcus Marauder Stadium!  "It extremely humbling to be honored by my alma mater, Marcus High School. I came back to this community to start my practice because it is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I want to thank the committee for this honor and I feel truly blessed to be a member of this community,” said McDearmont. “This honor is shared with all members of the charter graduating class...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
A while back, the developer of The District of Highland Village, Landcore Development Company, in an attempt to ramp up sales on a fledgling mixed-use development, proposed a multi-family unit idea to the Highland Village City Council in December 2010.   I recently received an email from a neighbor that informed me that this group is trying yet again to turn this into a 98-unit multi-family complex.  This motion was denied with a vote of 5-0 but they are still trying.  The public outcry was heard with many residents showing their displeasure for an apartment complex in Highland Village.  This apartment complex would be across the street from Highland Village's only middle school and down the street from one of three elementary schools.   The meeting was scheduled for this evening but wa...
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Highland Village RED WHITE and BLUE Festival 2011 is scheduled to take place on June 4th of this year! This will be the festival's 12th year.  The festival brings together Highland Village area families, outdoor and entertainment enthusiasts to celebrate summer. The 2011 Festival is expected to be the best yet! This event is free to the public.  Lots of things to do, eat, and great entertainment!  Watch 2010 Red, White and Blue Video Become part of this year's event - sponsorship opportunities are still available! Click here for the sponsorship package.Watch 2010 Red, White and Blue Video It's a fun time if you can make it this year!
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It's that time of year again! Highland Shore's resident pool tag pick up will be available at the Site Management Office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Be sure to bring your identification and proof of address to pick up your tags.   There are three pools in the neighborhood.  All pools open May 27th, with the exception of Pool 2 which will open May 20th.  See open times below: Pool 1 Monday, Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pmSunday 12 - 8 pm Pool 2 Monday - Thursday Lap Swim 6 am - 8 amTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 - 9 pmFriday and Saturday 12 - 10 pmSunday 12 - 8 pm Pool 3 Closed on WednesdaysMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sat 9 am - 9 pmFriday, Saturday 9 am - 9 pmSunday 10 am - 8 pm See summer 2011 Pool Rules here!      
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  Another successful athlete from Highland Village, Texas!  Kathy Hudson, along with her teammates in the first ever ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, captured 5 world titles and 8 total medals in  the off-road multi-sport event. Hudson captured the 45-49 title by more than 8 minutes and is one of just six women to break the 2-hour, 10-minute mark with a finishing time of 2:06:24.   Held in EXTREMADURA, Spain on April 30th, Team USA athletes captured five world titles and eight total medals in the off-road multisport event.   Congratulations Kathy!  Below is the list of medalists. United States Age Group Medalists Female 25-29 1. Kristin Jo Markham (Tumwater, Wash.), 2:01:40Female 35-39 3. Sue Anne Clark (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), 2:25:40Female 45-49 1. Kathy Hudson (Highland Village, Tex...
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Just a couple of pictures from my back yard (Highland Village, Texas - Denton County...of course) during a vicious thunderstorm last week.  Texas weather...changes quickly! As we say in Texas....If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute.  Today, 70 degrees and sunny skies!
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Another winner from Highland Village, Texas! Erin Jones, part of the University of Iowa track and field team, a freshman at University of Iowa,  from Highland Village, Texas, won the women's 200 meter dash. Jones posted a time of 24.52. WOW! Jones was among a field of 18 champions from track and field to be crowned a winner at the 12th annual Musco Twilight on Saturday. "It was a great night and another great crowd," said Head Coach Larry Wieczorek. "We came out and performed at an elite level and gave track and field fans a great show. The athletes really showed up and proved to me we're ready to hit the championship stretch of our schedule." Way to go Erin! Freshman Erin Jones was also part of the Hawkeye women's 400-meter relay team who was also crowned champion. 
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  Highland Village, Texas has a brand new hitting and training facility for baseball and softball players of all levels! The facility is called the Backyard Dugout. Located directly behind the red field at Unity Park, this facillity offers two full 14' wide tunnels including an Iron Mike pitching machine! Not only can baseball and softball players improve their hitting game here, but the Dugout has "a fully stocked concession stand and comfortable seating for parents, with free WIFI, flat screen HD Televisions, and a state of the art audio system that rocks". Check out the Backyard Dugout for more information. The exact location if you aren't sure where Unity Fields are located, is 2400 Justin Road, Highland Village, Texas.          
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  Studio B  is a performing arts center in the heart of Highland Village Texas. Studio B in conjunction with their sponsor, Presbyterian Flower Mound will present Annie, Jr. April 29 through May 8. Annie, Jr. is a shortened version of the Broadway hit "Annie" and will include many of the class songs in the original musical such as "Maybe", "Tomorrow", "Hard Knock's Life", "Little Girls", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", "Easy Street" and "I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here".  Many of our local school talent will be featured in the production, directed by Melody Jones. The show features Savannah Boyd, a sixth grader at Briarhill Middle School as Annie, Ryan McDearmont, a sophomore at Marcus High School as Oliver Warbucks, Juliana Adame, a junior at Marcus High School as Miss Han...
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  A few of Highland Village, Texas firefighters are assisting with extinguishing the wildfires at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas this week.  Louis DeLuca of Associated Press/The Dallas Morning News snapped the photo of the Highland Village firefighters as they emerge from the smoky forest. Firefighters from across Texas and volunteers from other states have been working hard in an attempt to contain a week-old wildfire in the Possum Kingdom Lake area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth.  The fire has scorched and blackened nearly 150 square miles of fields and woods and destroyed at least 160 of the community's 3,000 homes.  Governor Rick Perry has asked for prayer over the upcoming Easter weekend---for rain in Texas.  
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
You're a Mom.  Check. You like to run.  Check. You want to help others in your community.  Check. This Saturday, April 23, at 5 pm marks the 2nd Annual Running Moms Rock 5K in Highland Village, TX.  Bring the kids, the stroller and your friends for an evening filled with music, face painting, raffle prizes, and fun! Each 5K participant will receive a Running Moms Rock Technical Race Shirt! This race will be chip timed. Timing chips will be provided on race day and need to be returned once you complete the race. Proceeds from registration will benefit The Children's Advocacy Group of Denton County.  Registration is ONLY allowed at packet pick up and day of the race.  Registration is $40 and you can pick up your race packet at Brilliant Sky Toys and Books at The Shops of Highland Village ...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
It's official...I'm nesting. With only three weeks left until my third tax deduction arrives, there isn't much time to get the house as ready as possible before time for anything goes down the tube! In order to get ready for the baby, my youngest gets to move upstairs to his "big boy" bedroom.  I am not sure which hormone it is but there is one that is created that makes you want to paint when pregnant.  I don't mind painting...it's the prep work that drives me batty.  I guess if I was sane enough to paint the room all one color, it would be easier.  I don't take that route.  Four colors on six different walls. I have always hated our foyer light fixture.  We built our house in 2006 and it looked like it was found on clearance for $12 from 1993.  I was eyeing a beautiful light fixture i...
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Another photo contest in Highland Village!     Highland Village runs these contests for each season and past photos have been great! This Give Us Your Best Shot! A Spring/Summer Photo Contest will run through September 30th. Lots of prizes, including Cash.   Categories include: Best Overall, Faces of Highland Village, Pets, Nature/Wildlife, and Black & White photos. Just let me know if you need an entry form and I'll get it to you.  
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