“Colony Ridge, Texas – A Magnet for Non-U. S. Citizens”

By Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was not satisfied with second-hand information about Colony Ridge, Texas, and decided to view the area for himself today. He also met with local law enforcement and drove through the Colony Ridge area. 

Below are excerpts from his report.  Please see the many photos that were taken on his fly-over:  https://www.danpatrick.org/the-fastest-growing-community-in-texas/

Some reports claim Colony Ridge may have become a magnet for people from around the world who are not U.S. citizens… 

With the Biden administration allowing millions of people to cross the Texas border, many ask if this community is going to become its own enclave with a population bigger than a mid-size city inside the state of Texas.

It’s a massive development covering around 50 square miles and growing. According to the developer, it covers nearly 33,000 acres. It’s the fastest-growing and biggest housing development I have seen anywhere in Texas. 

The Cleveland Independent School District is the fastest-growing school district in the state. I spoke to the superintendent today, and he said 80% or more of their current growth comes from Colony Ridge. 

In 2013, the school district had about 3,000 students. It is now over 10,000 students, with projections to double in size within the next 8-10 years. 

There are currently three recently built elementary schools, one middle school, and two charter schools in the district, and they have already added 66 portable buildings district-wide.

A few things are clear after meeting with law enforcement this week. They do not have enough manpower to patrol this area, which has grown at an unprecedented speed.

We need to send more troopers, and the county judge and commissioners court need to budget for more deputies using some of the money they are receiving from the property tax collections from this new development, and the developer needs to hire more contract deputies.

The governor and I have talked about holding hearings on Colony Ridge in a few weeks when we convene our special session on school choice.

We will have more information in the weeks ahead.



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