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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.



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Taylor Morrison Debuts First Community in DFW After Darling Homes Acquisition

Waterford Point at The Tribute Targets Active Living

(February 27, 2017--The Colony) Matthews Southwest announced today that Taylor Morrison, a leading national builder and developer, has debuted its newest village in The Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community, located in The Colony, Texas. This is one of only two Taylor Morrison branded community in the DFW market since acquiring Darling Homes in late 2012. The grand opening of its sales center and four models began on February 11th in Waterford Point with homes from the $330s. The village targets buyers seeking anactive lifestyle in an established resort community.

"Taylor Morrison is a natural fit for The Tribute,” said Jack Matthews, president of Matthews Southwest and the developer of The Tribute. “Many of the homes in Waterford Point will be situated along the lakefront on the west side of the peninsula and Taylor Morrison has created beautiful designs that embrace the vision and high standards of our community.”

Waterford Point will offer 405 homes with 109 in the first phase. Four distinct collections of single-story homes feature spacious family rooms and kitchens, vaulted ceilings and outdoor living areas, as well as guest suites and optional second story bonus areas in the larger floor plans. Many homes built on the larger homesites will feature lakefront views. Lot sizes within the entire Waterford Point village range from 48 to 76 feet, and pricing starts from the $330s. Keep reading.

The Colony again recognized as Playful City USA

(May 18, 2016 - THE COLONY, Texas) The City of The Colony is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the sixth-straight time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. 

In just this past year, The Colony has taken steps to improve playability in the community by investing in our parks and outdoor amenities.Topping the list, a brand new, large-scale nautical-themed playground was installed at Stewart Creek Park as well as a new basketball court. New play structures also adorn Slay/Baker Park and others. 

Mayor Joe McCourry said The Colony prides itself on continuing to provide and promote amenities that make for a more playable community. Keep reading.

Jack Matthews Announces First Annual Dick Butkus Golf Classic

(April 18, 2016 – The Colony, TX) Jack Matthews, President of Matthews Southwest and well-known developer throughout the D/FW Metroplex, announced today the first annual Dick Butkus Golf Classic, on April 22, 2016 at Old American Golf Club in The Colony. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Butkus Foundation.

Matthews, the Tournament Chairman, has known the Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker for nearly ten years and wanted to help create an event to support The Butkus Foundation, a non-profit 501-c3 private corporation created to advance health and wellness. “When I heard they hold a golf tournament in California to support this cause, I thought it would make sense to expand the reach with a tournament in Texas. Especially since we have access to such an exceptional golf course, and there are just so many civic-minded people in this area. I’m personally really inspired by what The Butkus Foundation does for kids, and teaching them how to be involved and take ownership of their own health and well-being. I knew that others would want to support this great cause as well.” Keep reading.

Prestwick STEM Academy Wins Prestigious ULI North Texas Impact Award

(April 4, 2016 – Dallas, TX) Little Elm ISD’s Prestwick K-8 STEM Academy, located within The Tribute development in The Colony, won the Urban Land Institute’s Impact Award for Influence last Tuesday evening.

The 2nd annual Impact Awards ceremony, recognizing competitive urban design and project development in four categories: Innovation, Influence, Public Places and The Next Big Idea,was held on Tuesday, March 29. The sold-out event for 700 people took place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in the Chantilly Ballroom.

“A big congratulations to our Impact Awards winners – Prestwick STEM Academy, Old Parkland Campus, Tarrant County College Trinity East Campus and North Texas to Houston High Speed Rail,” said Michael Jackson, board chair of the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas Council.

The Influence Award is presented to a project, policy or program that creates a positive impact beyond its immediate borders or catalyzes the development of the surrounding community, resulting in a lasting effect on the built environment. In addition, the Influence Award often recognizes successful public/private collaboration leading to influential result, is the first of its kind and a positive impact in the market area. Continue reading...

New Water Tower in The Tribute Serves Growing Peninsula

(October 22, 2015 —The Colony, TX) The Colony unveiled its $2.4 million elevated water storage tank with an unlikely celebration – a friendly water fight between developer executives and city administrators.

“Being out here beneath this new tower with our friends from Matthews Southwest is just a perfect example of how The Colony continues to enjoy success with all of our recent growth, both in the residential and commercial sectors.” said The Colony Mayor Joe McCourry.

“This tower was part of our 2010 water plan to accommodate expansion in the area,” continued McCourry. “It was built on property that the city owns, which was donated by the developer Matthews Southwest, and lessens the demand on the city’s other three water towers.” 

Funds from The Tribute Tax Increment Financing District, which the city council approved in 2013, paid for the cost of constructing the tower and did not impact property taxes. Matthews Southwest, the developer of The Tribute, a master-planned community located in The Colony’s Wynnwood Peninsula, financed the cost of construction of the tower on behalf of the city to speed up the construction timeline. 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...

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