Welcome to The Tribute

Located in The Colony, Texas, just minutes from the North Dallas Tollway, lies The Tribute. This premier 1,600-acre master planned community on a secluded Lake Lewisville peninsula offers a life unlike any other.  Amenities include a resort-style pool, splash park, scenic trails, a playground and more than 600 acres of park and recreational space.  The picturesque open area enhances the natural habitat for a wide variety of birds and wildlife, while helping to retain a balanced ecosystem.  Located in the Little Elm ISD with an on-site K-8 STEM Academy, it’s also home to 36 holes of golf at the award-winning Old American Golf Club and Tribute Golf Links and Guest House.

Come see The Tribute for yourself.  It’s a beautiful way of life and it’s anything but ordinary.

The Tribute News



Statewide group praises Little Elm’s STEM school

Little Elm ISD’s Prestwick STEM Academy, located on-site at The Tribute, was recently recognized with the Stars of Distinction award by the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards for the planning and value of the school’s design. Continue reading...

Spotlight On: Lowell H. Strike, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools, Little Elm Independent School District

Please briefly describe your career path. What led you to this position?

I served as a teacher and coach for 11 years in Iowa before moving to College Station, TX where I obtained my Masters and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M. Prior to arriving in Little Elm ISD I served in roles as middle school principal in Brownfield, TX and Bryan, TX. I had the privilege of opening Cinco Ranch High in Katy, TX as the first principal. Cinco Ranch is among the best high schools in Texas. I moved into central administration in Katy ISD as an Executive Director and then to Northwest ISD as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, to Southlake Carroll ISD as Associate Superintendent, and finally to Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD as Deputy Superintendent. I was contacted by some area residents as well as one former LEISD employee and encouraged to apply for the Superintendent’s position when it opened up. Continue reading...

Old American Golf Club GM Honored In Titleist 'Difference Makers' Campaign

(THE COLONY, Texas) - Old American Golf Club announces General Manager Mike McCabe has been honored as a Titleist PGA Professional "Difference Maker," and will appear in several marketing campaigns this month.

The Difference Maker campaign honors Titleist PGA professionals making significant impacts at their clubs with members and guests. A 90-second video about McCabe and his noteworthy contributions is featured at Titleist.com. He also will appear in advertisements in various publications throughout the month.

Under McCabe's leadership, the Tripp Davis-Justin Leonard design has received numerous accolades. Inspired by the "Golden Age" of golf course architecture - a period of excellence between 1911 and 1937 - Old American rose to No. 5 in Golfweek's 2015 "State-by-State" rankings, making it the highest-rated course in the Metroplex for the fifth consecutive year. Read more.

Local links: Hang 18? Golfers will ride the wave at Old American

By the middle of May, golfers will be surfing on the shores of Lake Lewisville. It has nothing to do with the rising lake levels.

Old American Golf Club in The Colony will become the first course in North Texas to unveil the Golfboard, a motorized, oversized skateboard for golfers. The company’s slogan is “Surf the Earth.”

The course has ordered four Golfboards from the Oregon-based company. The boards will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $25, according to Old American general manager Mike McCabe. He became interested in the vehicle in 2014 when it was named the best new product at the PGA Merchandise Show. Read more.

Darling Homes Announces the Grand Opening of its Newest Neighborhood at The Tribute

Dec 03 2014

Darling Homes, a leading Texas homebuilder, today announced that its newest north Dallas community is now open at The Tribute, with brand new floor plans for homebuyers to tour in The Glen Phase II.

Against the lakeside backdrop of Lake Lewisville, The Glen Phase II boasts Darling’s luxury homes on 75-foot-wide lots that will provide Dallas homebuyers with approximately 3,000 to 4,300 square feet of living space in floor plans not previously released in the Dallas market. Each home will include several elevation choices, including Darling’s popular Mediterranean elevation. Read more >>

Little Elm ISD Opens Doors to Prestwick STEM Academy

Nov 11 2014

Innovative K-8 STEM is School of the Future

(September 15, 2014—LITTLE ELM)  Little Elm ISD announced it has opened the doors to the new Prestwick Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) K-8 Academy, one of the first of its kind in Texas.  Acting Superintendent of Schools Matthew Gutierrez says the first two weeks of school at the STEM Academy was smooth and seamless.

“We had a pivotal first few weeks and the feedback from parents, teachers and students has all been very positive,” said Gutierrez.  “Parents like the layout and when they walk in the school, they can see the learning taking place.” Read more »

Meet Ryan Blumkin, Vice President of Nebraska Furniture Mart

Nov 11 2014

Last month, Matthews Southwest sat down with Ryan Blumkin to find out more about Nebraska Furniture Mart’s largest store coming to The Colony.

Q. How did you determine that Texas was the next state ready for a Nebraska Furniture Mart?

A: Very early on, it was apparent to us that Texas was ready for a Nebraska Furniture Mart. The overall growth of Texas, more specifically the Dallas and North Texas area, in particular, caught our attention. With an estimated growth that the Dallas MSA would occur between 2011 and the slated opening of the store in Spring of 2015 to be more than the current at the time population of Omaha, Nebraska was something we couldn’t pass up. While growth was a huge factor, the friendliness, pro-business and go-getter mentality of the all the individuals we met with throughout Texas and The Colony leadership helped to solidify our decision and be partners in building what we believe will be the highest volume home furnishings retail store in America.  Read more »

Old American Golf Club To Host Rod Pampling Classic Charity Tournament

Nov 11 2014

(THE COLONY, Texas) – Old American Golf Club – a pure golf experience from award-winning architect Tripp Davis and PGA TOUR player Justin Leonard – will host the 2014 Rod Pampling Classic charity golf tournament, Sept. 29.

Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the shotgun tournament has a 1 p.m. start with registration at 11:30 a.m. Fellow professional golfers John Senden, Steven Bowditch, Nathan Green, Greg Chalmers, Todd Hamilton, James Nitties, Tag Riding and Carlos Ortiz are scheduled to join Pampling in the field. Read more »

New video promotes city’s innovation, development

Nov 11 2014

THE COLONY, Texas — How far can The Colony go? The sky’s the limit, literally, as shown in a new video featuring recent aerial footage of the city shot from a helicopter. The video also features American icon William Shatner talking with Mayor Joe McCourry and City Manager Troy Powell about
what makes The Colony a destination city.

The video is part of the Moving America Forward series, which broadcasts nationally and spotlights individuals and organizations which are “moving America forward by taking us to new roads and new opportunities,” Shatner said. Read more »


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