Denton County Reports West Nile Virus Case in Little Elm

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

September 19, 2017 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting its eighth human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for 2017 in Denton County. The resident lives in Little Elm and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released. Juan Rodriguez, Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist with DCPH, recommends…Read More

Commissioner Ryan Sitton Discusses Texas-Mexico Opportunities at Border Trade Advisory Committee Meeting

By 380news | Business

AUSTIN  – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today met with Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, local government officials, academics, and members of the private sector to discuss the importance of Mexico’s energy sector reforms and potential opportunities for Texas-Mexico trade. The Border Trade Advisory Committee advises the Texas Department of Transportation on trade issues, priorities and projects and funding…Read More

Texas Health Plano Earns Level II Trauma Designation

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

  PLANO, TEXAS, Sept. 18, 2017 – In a typical year, Plano Fire-Rescue responds to nearly 20,000 emergency calls from community members in need of medical support. And the medical support they need just got a whole lot stronger. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has been designated a Level II trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services…Read More

Senior Craft Fair in Little Elm set for Saturday, Oct. 7 One-of-a-kind gifts offered at great prices

By 380news | Community

LITTLE ELM (September 18, 2017) Shoppers who have become skeptical of expressions like “one-of-a-kind” and “unique” and who’ve perhaps given up on finding that truly “can’t-be-found-anywhere-else” item should put the Little Elm Senior Craft Fair on their must-go calendars. The annual fair is set for Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little Elm Senior Citizen Center, 301 Main St. “Our home-grown vendors are gearing up for the craft fair by putting the finishing touches on their creations,” says Senior Center Supervisor Annette Carrico.   “Many have been…Read More

Fire Department sets annual open house for October 7 Event has become a ‘must-do’ in Little Elm

By 380news | Community

LITTLE ELM (September 18, 2017) Little Elm residents have made the annual Fire Department Open House one of the Town’s most appreciated events, quickly becoming a favorite among the Town’s kids and adults.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We certainly appreciate the enthusiasm of our visitors on Open House day,” says Fire Chief Brian Roach.  “But, the enthusiasm of the firefighters, paramedics, drivers, and administrative personnel easily match it.  We simply love having Town residents come by and spend the…Read More

North Texas Triathlon Festival set for Little Elm Park

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM (September 18, 2017) As the sport of triathlon gains popularity locally and a greater number of athletes seek places for the kind of training that provides realistic, race-level exercise, Little Elm is emerging as a prime destination for this purpose.  Triathlons challenge even the fittest athletes, as the sport includes swimming 2.4-miles in open water, biking for 112 miles, and running a full 26.2-mile marathon.  These all-day events often require months of training in all three disciplines, as runners and bikers must add swimming to their training regimen. …Read More

Lawmakers Faced Significant Challenges During 2017 Texas Legislature

By 380news | Metro

(AUSTIN) — Texas policymakers filed and deliberated thousands of bills during the regular session of the Texas Legislature. More than 1,200 bills became law, including Senate Bill 1, which will fund the state government operations for the next two years. The 2018-19 biennial budget was widely regarded as a significant challenge for legislators, in part because the state’s finances looked tight in January. In the latest issue of Fiscal Notes, we review how lawmakers overcame those challenges and focus on new laws that concern state finances and the Comptroller’s office…Read More

State commissioners to meet in Corpus Christi as part of Governor’s Tri-Agency Partners’ workforce response to hurricane impacted communities

By 380news | Metro

AUSTIN – As part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s charge to the Tri-Agency Partners to design a workforce response to support communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, leaders from the three agencies will hold a regional forum to discuss disaster recovery and rebuilding with Corpus Christi-area stakeholders on Sept. 20 at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. The Tri-Agency Partners will meet with area employers, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, local workforce development boards, independent school districts, community colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, industry representatives and other community stakeholders. Texas Workforce Commission Chairman…Read More

City of Denton Announces Finalists for City Attorney Position

By 380news | Business

UPDATE – Sept. 15, 2017 – The Sept. 25 reception has been moved to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 400 E. Hickory St. On Sept. 12, the City Council announced the following five finalists for the position of Denton City Attorney: Stephen Button – County Attorney, County of St. Lawrence, State of New York Courtney Goodman-Morris – Attorney, Courtney Goodman-Morris, Attorney at Law Julian Grant – Principal, Law Offices of Julian Grant Victoria Huynh – Deputy City Attorney, City of Plano Aaron Leal – Interim City Attorney, City of Denton…Read More

  Texas Library Association Welcomes New Executive Director

By 380news | Education

Austin, Texas – After an extensive national search, the Texas Library Association (TLA) appointed Dana Braccia as the new Executive Director starting October 1, 2017. Braccia brings a diverse range of experience and expertise in innovative library and operational management as well as member relations and industry partnerships to the association. Braccia has been an active leader in the library…Read More

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