Prosper Mayor Ray Smith Elected New President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments for 2020-2021

By 380news | Prosper

  August 17, 2020 — Prosper Mayor, Ray Smith, was elected President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Executive Board at NCTCOG’s 54th annual General Assembly, which was held virtually on Friday, August 14th.  The Executive Board is the policy-making body of the Council of Governments which serves the 16 North Central Texas counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath,…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has Announced Two Additional Denton County Community Members

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

DENTON COUNTY, TX- Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced two additional Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 82 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The deaths reported today include: ·        A male over 80 who was a resident of Eagle Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Denton ·        A male in…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has Announced Seven Additional Denton County Community Members have Died as a Result of COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

DENTON COUNTY, TS– Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced seven additional Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 73 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The deaths reported today include: ·        A male in his 70s who was a resident of Little Elm ·        A male over 80 who was a resident…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County Community Member Died as a Result of COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

DENTON COUNTY, TX– Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County community member died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 56 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The death reported today was a male over 80 who was a resident of Brookhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton. “We ask for your thoughts and prayers for this gentleman’s family and friends as they navigate through this difficult time,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please continue protecting yourself and others by wearing masks…Read More

Sanger Crisis Center Receives $10,500 to Help Residents Impacted by Pandemic

By 380news | Sanger

UWDC’s Gary Henderson (second from right) presents a check on behalf of Judge Andy Eads and the Denton County Commissioner’s Court to Sylvia Perez and the Board of Directors of the Sanger Crisis Center.   Sanger Crisis Center Receives $10,500 to Help Residents Impacted by Pandemic The grant is part of partnership between Denton County and United Way of Denton County to support local nonprofits serving residents devastated by COVID-19   DENTON, TX – Sanger Crisis Center received a $10,500 grant from United Way of Denton County made possible by…Read More

Fire sprinklers stop fish fry fire in McKinney

By 380news | McKinney

  McKINNEY, TX- The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a report of a structure fire at 575 Virginia Hills Dr. on Monday, July 20. MFD units arrived to find that a stovetop fire had been extinguished by two fire sprinkler heads located in the kitchen. Fire investigators say the resident was frying fish with the lid on. When the lid was removed, the hot grease ignited. No one was injured and damage was limited to the stovetop, the microwave and cabinets above it.    Safety considerations when cooking with…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has Announced 78 New Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

By 380news | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 78 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 6,121 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH is also reporting 33 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 3,309. To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges all community members to: ·         Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household ·         Wear masks or face coverings, which should cover both the nose and mouth, in public settings…Read More


Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7-9

By 380news | Texas

  AUSTIN, TX — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The date of the sales tax holiday and list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature. “Even though significant uncertainty remains…Read More

Denton County Community Member has Died as a Result of COVID-19, Bringing the Total to 46 Deaths Due to COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

DENYON COUNTY, TX- Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County community member has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 46 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The death reported today is a male in his 70s who was a resident of Denton, Texas. “Please keep the family of the 46th individual who has died as result of COVID-19 in Denton County in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “In this time of a pandemic, we should all take…Read More

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Money Smart Week to Teach Children About Financial Literacy

By 380news | Texas

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Money Smart Week to Teach Children About Financial Literacy AUSTIN, TX — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is partnering with a national education program created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help children learn important concepts of financial literacy. Hegar read the children’s book, The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money, for Money Smart Week® Kids Read…Read More

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