January 2017

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DALLAS COWBOYS AND CALIBER COLLISION TO HOST MILITARY COMBINE FINALS AT AT&T STADIUM

FRISCO, Texas, Jan. 31, 2017 – In continuation of their partnership, Caliber Collision along with the Dallas Cowboys announced the Dallas Cowboys Military Combine Finals to be held at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 25. One female and one male winner will earn the opportunity to announce one Dallas Cowboys draft pick for the 2017 NFL Draft. The first Dallas Cowboys Military Combine, presented by…Read More

Burgess Statement on Little Elm Detective Jerry Walker

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passing of Little Elm Detective Jerry Walker while serving in the line of duty.   “It is the selfless dedication and courage that our law enforcement officers exhibit every day that keep us safe. This morning the town of Little Elm…Read More

Police officer loses life responding to disturbance call

LITTLE ELM (January 17, 2017) An 18-year veteran of the Little Elm Police Department was killed in the line of duty this afternoon after responding to a report of an armed individual in a Little Elm neighborhood.  Detective Jerry Walker, 48, was among the first Little Elm officers who responded to the call. He is survived by four children, the youngest a few months old…Read More

CoServ Presents $10,000 Check to Health Services of North Texas

A $10,000 grant from the CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) will help Health Services of North Texas provide more medical assistance to those in need in Denton and Collin counties. Health Services expects to serve more than 12,000 patients this year through its seven medical facilities. In 2015, medical staff at the clinics conducted 33,000 medical visits and expect to exceed that number by the end…Read More

Mustang SUD to Hold Election May 6

Three Board of Director’s seats set for ballot AUBREY, TEXAS – The Mustang Special Utility District (SUD) will hold an election on May 6, with three Board of Director’s positions set to be on the ballot. Seats currently occupied by Marc Hodak, Kim Lehere and James Burnham will be on the ballot. Both Burnham and Hodak were elected to the Board of Director’s of Mustang…Read More

Denton’s Bonnie Brae Closure

January 17 through January 27 DENTON, TX – The Wastewater Collections Department will close the intersection of South Bonnie Brae Street and West Hickory Street beginning January 17, 2017, in order to improve utilities. Weather permitting, the road will reopen January 27. West Hickory will be closed to thru traffic between S. Bonnie Brae St. and Avenue H through March 10. Detour signs will be…Read More

Trash and Recycling Route Changes Affect 600 Homes

Some Tuesday routes moved to a Wednesday pickup schedule LITTLE ELM, TX – Starting in March, about 600 residences in the Town’s mid-section that are currently on a Tuesday pickup schedule will be moved to Wednesday collection, says Public Works Director Kevin Mattingly. “Currently, the Wednesday collection route is smaller than the Tuesday route,” he said. “The imbalance decreases the efficiency of the collection system…Read More

Little Elm Public Library Initiates Mobile Hotspot Lending Program

LITTLE ELM, TX – It may be hard for many Little Elm residents to imagine, but there is a substantial number of local households with no internet connectivity. “Recent studies have revealed that over a third of Little Elm homes are not enabled with internet service,” says Library Manager Lynette Roberson. “Whether it’s cost or availability or a temporary situation, we want to ensure that…Read More

Texas Workforce Commission Sets Employer Tax Rates for 2017

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the average Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax rate for all employers will be 1.64 percent for Calendar Year (CY) 2017, up slightly from 1.46 percent in CY 2016. The average tax rate for experience-rated employers is 1.51 percent for CY 2017, and is up from 1.30 percent in CY 2016. The minimum tax rate is paid…Read More

Denton Offers Rebates for Energy Storage

Four homeowners in Denton, Texas are seeking to install solar panels and energy storage with help from Denton Municipal Electric (DME). Denton is one of the first cities in the nation to offer rebates for energy storage. DME, Denton’s community-owned electric utility, offers up to $30,000 in rebates for home or business owners who install solar panels and battery backup systems. “Solar panels are a…Read More

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