Braswell Zone Bash, Back-2-School Extravaganza Kickoff to get Denton ISD Students Ready

By 380news | Education

Photos by Cynthia Carmack The Braswell Zone PTAs will host the ninth annual Braswell Zone Bash, Back-2-School Extravaganza (“BZB”) at 6:00pm, Monday, August 7, at Braswell High School, 26750 E. University, Aubrey, TX 76227. The event is geared for students and families residing in the eastern portion of Denton ISD as a way to get re-connected in a fun-filled atmosphere…Read More

From the Desk of Hugh Coleman, Denton County Commissioner Precinct 1

By 380news | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX – This monthly column is to continue to maintain open communication with the residents in Precinct 1 by sharing updates on events and issues in Denton County. Watch for regular columns and stay informed on your area. Should you have any concerns you would like to share with Commissioner Coleman’s office, their contact information is included at…Read More

Online List Declares Little Elm Among State’s Safest

By 380news | Little Elm

Annual list uses FBI Crime Report stats and specialized criteria LITTLE ELM, TX Based on a combination of statistics reflecting the criminal activity in various categories during 2015 and their own evaluating criteria, Safewise, the online website devoted to providing advice on safety and security, has named Little Elm the fourth safest city in Texas. The website’s previous safest city…Read More

Denton County Reports First West Nile Virus Case

By 380news | Little Elm

Little Elm Resident  DENTON, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for 2017 in Denton County. The resident lives in Little Elm and was diagnosed with West Nile Fever. Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez stresses that residents can play a large role in reducing their risk. “It is important for residents to proactively take steps to minimize exposure. We encourage residents to drain standing water surrounding their homes and utilize EPA-approved repellant when outdoors,” he states. Residents should take the…Read More

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 11-13

By 380news | Metro

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. “Most folks won’t hear the back-to-school bell for another month, but it’s never too early to take advantage of the opportunity to save money…Read More

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation

By 380news | Metro

Lemonade Stand to Hold Seventh Annual Event When life gives the kids of Newman Village lemons, they make a Lemonade Stand. Joining in the fight against pediatric cancer, the Seventh Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser will be held to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in memory of Jonny Wade, who passed away from brain cancer in December 2015. The event will be on September 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the children of Newman Village will set up lemonade stands across the Central Plaza selling fresh lemonade and…Read More

Box 620 Volunteers Visit the Little Elm Chamber Luncheon

By Jim Manning | Metro

Box 620 Volunteers visited the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. This month it was held at the Safety Center. The presentation was led by Jennifer Villalpando, the organizations Secretary and Treasurer. They are a quiet rehab unit of volunteers that support the area fire and police departments in a big way. They are always on the scene when the Little Elm Public Safety groups respond to an emergency. Box 620 is vital to the emergency personnel on the calls, providing rehydration, nourishment, shade, and rest on location. They…Read More

Freshman First Day of School for Denton ISD

By 380news | Education

The 2017-18 school year starts Wednesday, August 16, for all students in the Denton Independent School District, except for high school freshmen. Denton ISD’s Freshman First Day program ensures these students get an early, first-hand look at high school life at each of their respective campuses before the rest of their classmates on Tuesday, August 15. The program will allow first-year high school students to attend classes and walk the halls on their own, allowing them to become acclimated to the larger campuses. Freshman First Day also introduces participants to…Read More

Denton ISD 2017-18 Extended School Day

By 380news | Education

Registration Now Available Online registration for Denton Independent School District’s Extended School Day program is now available. ESD is an enrichment program that helps Denton ISD students in kindergarten through fifth grade discover and cultivate their aspirations in a safe, after-school learning environment. The program ensures students have the opportunity to participate in educational and recreational activities while providing a supervised environment that promotes safety, learning, responsibility and community involvement following regular school hours. To register your child, click here. As with recent years, the entire process is online, completing…Read More

Frisco Library Earns National Recognition

By 380news | Education

The ESL class with instructors Sheri Smith and Kristen Dye FRISCO, TX – The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) has selected Frisco Public Library as one of three national finalists for ESL programs as part of their 2017 DollarWise Innovation Grant. This honor recognizes the Library’s commitment to education and service to the City’s diverse population through its English Language…Read More

Meet the Staff at Children’s Lighthouse

By 380news | Education

Opening Soon in Oak Point Jennifer Nagy, Director My name is Jennifer Nagy, and I am excited to be the new Children’s Lighthouse Oak Point Director. I wanted to share a little about myself with you. I grew up in Flower Mound, Texas and graduated from Lewisville High School. I then attended Oklahoma State University where I graduated with a…Read More

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