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Consolidation

Trophy Club MUD 1 has squared off against the Town of Trophy Club. Let the battle begin. Soon to come are legal expenses and political wrangling. We need a referee in this contest of municipal MUDslinging.

The issue is consolidation of town services and benefits for the residents. What is truly needed is a future vision for the overall area, think BIG! The time is right for Roanoke and Trophy Club to merge together ala Las Colinas and Irving style. The two entities would be a powerhouse on the 114 corridor. The MUD 1 concern would then be a moot point.

Roanoke has many things that Trophy Club lacks including a senior center, library, close-knit families/community, rec center, dining, commercial businesses, and history. TC residents use many of Roanoke facilities. Trophy Club offers access to Lake Grapevine (Trophy Club Park), a business community, dog park, golf courses, newly-developed residential properties, and some prestige.

The two communities have had differences in the past. This merger would be an opportunity for integration, growth, and communal healing. Together TCR/RTC would break the small town bonds and join the Southlake, Grapevine, Irving playing field.

MUD 1 versus Trophy Club is petty; the old guard saber rattling against the new. Together Roanoke and Trophy Club would be a substantial city. Future vision and a 50-year horizon are required from all residents. Merge the towns and MUD 1 is a post script. Let’s get on with our future.

-Rick Calley, Trophy Club

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