February Newsletter

Over 50 Flags Waving In North College Park!

We are excited to report that so far over 50 of our neighbors have signed up for the new Flag Program as a part of their membership in the North College Park Neighborhood Association!  Our goal is to enhance and show our community spirit! If you have already renewed, thank you! If not help us reach our goal of 100 flags this year!  You can renew your membership or become a new member and join the flag program now! You will get 5 flag placements beginning with Memorial Day.  Go to our website NCPNA.org/join/ and sign up today!

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Mosquito Control

With all this rain the mosquitos are out in force!  It’s a battle to keep them under control. All of us need to be aware of the 4 D’s of protection;

  • DRAIN standing water around the home
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET
  • Avoid being outdoors at DUSK and DAWN
  • DRESS to protect yourself with long sleeves and pants

More information  at the city website:  https://www.cor.net/mosquito

Water Check Scam

There have been a few reported incidents in the Richardson/Garland area (east side of Richardson) regarding scams to senior citizens. The “water check” scam consists of a male knocking on your door and explain to you that the city is doing some water line repairs. The male proceeds to ask you if he can come into your house, once inside he will ask you to open one of the faucets for “pressure check.” He makes you believe he’s checking one of the other faucets, but in reality he’s probably stealing your home valuables.

Please remember, a city worker will not ask you to come into your house AND a city worker MUST be in uniform while performing his job. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

4th of July Parade and Picnic

georgeThanks to everyone who came out for our 4th of July Parade and Picnic.  The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.  A special thanks to those who helped out and to the Richardson Police Department who provided an escort.

Here are some pictures from the event.  Thanks to  James Williams who took the pictures!

If you missed out, be sure and  put this event on your  schedule for next year!


Crime Patrol Party

We had a nice time at our annual Crime Watch Patrol party where Assistant Chief Coby Pewitt gave a talk and presented the annual patrol awards to Paula Hochfelder and the Gilberts for the Lone Ranger and Dynamic Duo award. The Gilberts put in 188 hours on patrol combined and Paula put in 73 hours.  Doug Freeman accepted the award for Jerry and Lucy Gilbert. Continue reading