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Twin Cities South Trailer Sales

By 380news | Business

For 28 years, Gary and Tammy Raak, owners of Twin Cities South Trailer Sales have been providing the equestrian community with high quality products and services. The Raaks started their business in Minnesota where the dealership sold Featherlite and Sundowner aluminum horse and cargo trailers along with Western Hauler custom trucks. In 2015, they opened Twin Cities South Trailer Sales in Pilot Point on Hwy 377. The dealership spans over seven acres and offers a full service shop and parts department. The front office is staffed with three knowledgeable sales…Read More

Aubrey Welcomes Texas Star Autobody to the Area

By Jim Manning | Business

Texas Star Autobody Shop was welcomed by the Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce and their crew of Ambassadors. Danny Needham, owner runs the business with his two sons in their new building with a paint booth. They are located at 2761 FM 2932 about 2 miles north of Hiway 380. the phone number is 940686-2424 in Aubrey. Look for the big blue building on the west side.Read More

Town and Country in Aubrey Offers Food Bank Drop Off and Pick Up

By 380news | Business

Tabatha Polley and her team are super super excited to be a drop off location for the local food bank again this year! HOPE is an amazing organization helping people in need in the Aubrey and extended 380 Corridor. To drop off your food donations please swing into the Town and Country office located at 806 South Highway 377 in Aubrey. Clean out your pantry and come meet Tabitha and her team. You can even call them at 940.365.7975 and they will come and pick it up for you!Read More

Are You Over Funding Your 401(k)? Is an IUL Better for you?

By 380news | Business

A lot of companies have lowered their 401(k) match in recent years, and employees are looking for alternatives to ensure their money continues to grow. An IUL may be the answer. Since indexed universal life insurance (IUL) is often mentioned as an alternative to a 401K, IRA, or other qualified plan, let’s look into the basics of IUL vs. 401K. Feedback from clients, shows that the biggest advantage IUL has over 401Ks and IRAs is that you can have reason to hope for double digit gains, but still sleep at night, knowing that the investment component of IUL will never incur a loss! The prospects for higher returns are enhanced by the use of leverage not available with a 401(k),…Read More


The Sharing Economy and Taxes

By 380news | Business

So, you’ve joined the gig, or sharing, economy, making money by renting out rooms via Airbnb, giving strangers a ride in your car, or taking on chores that another person doesn’t want to do. This is a great way to make a little money on the side or full time. The one thing that will trip up many of you is keeping good records of income and expenses and paying taxes on this income. You’ll likely owe income taxes on your earnings even from part-time gigs. And in the sharing economy, it’s up to you to maintain good records and make sure you’ve set aside enough money to pay the IRS. If you’re driving for Lyft or Uber, or running…Read More

This is What Happens When Small Credit Unions Think Big

By Coopera Consulting | Business

Some of their best ideas come to them after hours, when the halls of the credit union are quiet and they’re free to think beyond the day-to-day business of serving members. That’s precisely when Dustin Fuller and Deke Alexander, executives for Living in Fulfillment Everyday Federal Credit Union in Denton, Texas, began to wonder aloud about a credit union mission trip. No strangers to the lifechanging impact of churchsponsored mission trips, Fuller, LiFE’s CEO, and Alexander, the cooperative’s chief lending officer, envisioned immediate potential. Not only would a trip like that impact countless lives in poverty stricken countries, it could also create a completely immersive and fulfilling experience for both staff and the credit union’s members. “Credit unions have an…Read More

McKinney EDC Receives International Award for Excellence in Economic Development

By 380news | Business

McKINNEY, TX – The McKinney Economic Develop Corporation (MEDC) was honored with the international Bronze Excellence Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) during the IEDC Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada. MEDC received the award for innovation in campaigning Economic Development Week by utilizing multiple media platforms including newspaper, YouTube, radio, social media and the website to educate the community on the importance of economic development and highlight initiatives identified in the recently adopted five-year organizational strategic plan. “On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the McKinney Economic Development Corporation. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but their participation in the…Read More

Denton County Tax Office Closed October 9, 2017

By 380news | Business

For Employee Training On October 9, 2017, all Denton County Tax Offices will be closed to conduct Employee Training. All locations will reopen on October 10, 2017 with normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Our staff works very hard to serve our citizens. By bringing all of our staff together for a full day of training, we can provide important information to the entire staff that will promote and enhance continued excellent customer service”, stated Michelle French, Denton County Tax Assessor/Collector. The Denton County Tax Office offers several methods of payments including online using e-Check, credit and debit cards. Citizens can also mail in payments or use the drop boxes located at all locations except for the…Read More

Use Farmers Essentiallife Simple Whole Life To Protect Your Family

By 380news | Business

You’re looking for life insurance. You want the process to be simple and the policy to help provide coverage for a lifetime Whether you want to provide for your final expenses, lock in life insurance for your child or grandchild, or simply have a permanent life insurance policy for those you love, a Farmers EssentialLife® Simple Whole Life policy from Farmers New World Life Insurance Company can help. What is Farmers EssentialLife Simple Whole Life insurance? Farmers EssentialLife Simple Whole Life is a permanent life insurance policy combining the traditional guarantees of whole life with flexible riders2 and discounts for customers with other Farmers insurance policies.3 In addition to death benefits paid to beneficiaries, a Farmers EssentialLife Simple Whole Life…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 needs to support the state’s robust economy and global competitiveness. The focus of the quarterly meeting mirrored a recent panel moderated by Sec. Pablos, which highlighted the critical importance of…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

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