Citizen Alerts

August 2019
Back-to-School – Be cautious of the School Bus picking up and dropping off children.

Texas School Bus Law

  • Stop flashing red lights on a school bus, regardless of which direction you’re headed.
  • Continue your trip once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing or the bus driver signals it’s okay to pass.
  • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.
Safety Tips for Motorists

  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Fines double in school zones.
  • Keep an eye on children gathered at bus stops.
  • Watch for children who might dart across the street to catch the bus.
August 2019

Rattlesnakes – Rattlesnakes love hot weather.  Please be watchful and use appropriate caution, especially during these hot months.


August 2019

Be Cautious of Mosquitoes 

  • West Nile Virus (WNV) is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito that have fed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite. WNV is NOT spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person with the virus.
  • When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. Follow the directions on the package.
  • Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.
  • Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water
  • Empty flower pots/saucers, buckets, and barrels
  • Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly
  • Drill holes in tire swings and outdoor containers so water drains out
  • Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren’t being used.
Please help yourselves and your neighbors by taking these precautions….

August 2019

Out of Town Program The Grey Forest Police Department encourages citizens to fill out a form when they are going to be away from their residence for any extended period. Officers with the department will check the location during their patrol shift. You may download the form by clicking the link below or stop by City Hall.  After filling out the form, drop it by City Hall to the City Secretary or put it in the drop box at City Hall and it will be picked up the following business day. Out of Town Information Form