Roy Bradford, a lifelong resident of Copper Canyon, passed away on October 28, 2019 in the home he shared with his wife, Annell Bradford, 100 yards away from where he was born. Mr. Bradford was one of the founding fathers of Copper Canyon.
Roy retired from the USPS and enjoyed a long retirement. He served on the Copper Canyon Planning and Zoning Commission, Master Plan Committee, Road Committee, Neighborhood Watch Block Captain, maintained grounds at Town Hall, helped with roadside pickup and anything that else that needed to be done for his hometown. He was also an election judge for over 30 years, took care of Chinn Chapel Cemetery where his ancestors are buried and was involved in the restoration of the cemetery and log cabin on the cemetery grounds.
Roy is survived by his wife Annell, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Roy loved his family and his hometown of Copper Canyon and will be greatly missed by all of us.
The launch meeting of our Neighborhood Watch program was a successful beginning as we had a good turnout for such a cold November night. Deputy Sheriff Mary Martin, Community Relations with Denton County Sheriff’s Department, gave a presentation on how we can all work together for a safer community and gave insight on how a neighborhood watch program works. Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree surprised us with an appearance and thanked Copper Canyon for the work we are doing in assisting his department keeping our town safe.
Paula Castillo, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, and Mayor Pro Tem Bill Castleman, Emergency Management Representative for the Town Council, will be planning our next meeting in January to further assign block captains and continue working on this program. I encourage all of you to attend as it will take all residents of Copper Canyon working together to make this program successful.
Volunteering in Copper Canyon
Volunteer activity is the energy needed to keep residents connected and engaged in their community. Volunteering offers the chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around you. Regardless of the motivation, what unites a hometown is working together for a better future.
We are excited about the new year in Copper Canyon. You have an opportunity to participate in your community by volunteering for one of our committees or if you have an idea for a new committee, we are open to suggestions. Applications are available on the website (www.coppercanyon-tx.org), or you can pick one up at town hall. The applications are due by January 15th and appointments will be made in February. Current committee members are required to re-apply in order to establish appointment terms going forward.
I am pleased with the progress we have made in Copper Canyon since May of this year. I am honored to be your mayor and will continue to work closely with the staff, council and all residents to ensure this momentum continues. From all of us at town hall, the town council and board members, have a happy holiday and happy new year!