Public Works Department Gains National Accreditation

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM, TX – The completion of an arduous assessment process that included a meticulous review of compliance with over 350 best practices in the field of public works has resulted in the conferring of full accreditation for the Little Elm Public Works Department. Official presentation of the accreditation occurred at last evening’s Council meeting. Using the rigorous standards contained…Read More

City of Denton Appoints New Fire Chief

By 380news | Metro

DENTON, TX – City Manager Todd Hileman has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hedges to the position of Fire Chief. Hedges brings nearly 23 years of public service and leadership experience to the position. Hedges will begin as Fire Chief on April 14. “Assistant Chief Hedges has proven to be a solid leader and project manager,” said City Manager Todd…Read More

Denton ISD School Board Calls Bond Election

By 380news | Education

DENTON ISD – The Denton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election for May 5, 2018. The Trustees’ action follows a unanimous recommendation from the district’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to address growth, equity, and safety across the district. The proposed bond referendum would have $0 impact on the school district’s tax rate. “Thanks to continued growth…Read More

Public Invited to Participate in Honor Park Construction

By 380news | Little Elm

Little Elm’s Public Safety Honor Park LITTLE ELM, TX – A community park honoring first responders is coming to the municipal complex in Little Elm, and residents, organizations, businesses and corporations can assist in financing its construction. The living memorial, called the Public Safety Honor Park, is to be located on a patch of open space facing the Little Elm Town Hall and Public Library. It will contain structures that pay homage to police and fire personnel as well as to the late Detective Jerry Walker who was killed while…Read More

Arrest of Denton County Sheriff’s Office (DSCO) Sergeant West Jordan

By 380news | Metro

TARRANT COUNTY, TX – On March 13, 2018, Denton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant West Jordan was arrested by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) in a joint Investigation with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division. Jordan has been charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor, a Second Degree Felony. Jordan has been terminated by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of this press release, Jordan was being held in the Tarrant County Jail. “I am shocked and ashamed by…Read More

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

By 380news | Metro

McKINNEY, TX – PR #:2018.001 – McKinney police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to determine if there are additional child victims of Noel Anderson. Anderson has admitted to sexually assaulting four children between the ages of two and six over the course of the last seven years. Anderson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1020 N. Lake Forest Drive, located his victims through church meetings and held responsibilities such as primary instructor for children ages 7-8 in 2014. He also came…Read More

The 2018 County Health Rankings Released: Denton County Ranks #1 in Texas

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

DENTON, COUNTY, TX – The County Health Rankings released the 2018 report, and Denton County ranks first out of Texas counties graded for health outcomes. Health outcomes are primarily determined by length and quality of life within the county. Denton County proudly scores as one of the healthiest counties in the state for multiple health behaviors and health factors. The main goal of County Health Rankings is to raise awareness about the many factors that influence health and how vastly health varies in different communities. According to the 2018 report,…Read More

Open House at Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club April 14th 2018

By Karen Svien Johnson | Oak Point

OAK POINT, TX – Those who are intrigued or curious about the yacht club seen just northeast of the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge are invited to attend the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club (DCYC) Open House on Saturday, April 14. The club is located at 1399 Yacht Club Road in Oak Point, Texas. The DCYC setting is spectacular, perched on a hill overlooking the lake and a harbor full of sailboats and powerboats. Complementing the impressive setting is a family-friendly membership eager to share this “hidden gem” with our 380 corridor…Read More

Town of Little Elm Honors Quick Actions by Parks Employees

By Jim Manning | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM, TX – The Town of Little Elm honored some Town employees for truly going above and beyond and representing Little Elm’s spirit. In February Syboua Phiavong collapsed at Little Elm Beach after suffering a cardiac arrest. Parks Maintenance employees saw him, administered chest compressions, and called 911. The Fire Department initiated advanced care and transported him to a local hospital. Without the efforts of this team, it’s likely Mr. Phiavong would not be here with us today. In Photo from left to right: Ben Watson, Dustin Johnson, Viell…Read More

Little Elm Honor Park Receives a $5,000.00 Donation

By Jim Manning | Little Elm

The Jerry Walker Awareness Group donated a check for $5000.00 to the new Honor Park being built in front of Little Elm’s Town Hall. The Memorial Park will include benches, a water feature, landscaping, greenery, walkways and other amenities, as well as an open area for gatherings and remembrance celebrations. Donations are welcome by purchasing message bricks with a personal…Read More

Thin Line Fest Announces First Round of Films, Movie Tavern Partnership

By 380news | Travel & Entertainment

Denton’s Fiive-Day Film, Music, and Photography Fest set for April 18-22, 2018. DENTON, TX – Set for April 18-22, 2018, Thin Line Fest announces the first round of feature documentary films to screen during its 11th annual event in Denton, Texas. Denton is a North Texas music, arts and culturally rich town located about 40 miles north of Dallas and…Read More

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