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Police Department attains statewide Recognized status

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (October 11, 2017) Following an exhaustive internal review that measured its level of adherence to a comprehensive list of best practices, the Prosper Police Department has been awarded the “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” designation from the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA). The Police Department was notified of the successful submission for the designation last August, and during the Oct. 10 Town Council meeting, McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley, representing the TPCA, made the presentation. “We have seasoned, qualified, professional peace officers in the Prosper Police Department who are committed…Read More

Town sets fall Clean and Green event for October 14 First 300 participants get free tree to celebrate Arbor Day

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM (October 5, 2017) Little Elm’s Public Works Department hosts another Clean and Green event on Saturday, Oct. 14, the second of the year’s biannual recycle day for collection of household hazardous waste, electronics, tires, textiles, refrigerators, freezers, and document shredding drive. Event co-sponsors include CoServ and Keep Little Elm Beautiful (KLEB), and is presented in cooperation with CWD. “Normally, the fall Clean and Green event happens on the third Saturday of October, the day Little Elm traditionally celebrates Arbor Day,” says Kevin Mattingly, Public Works Director. “But this…Read More

Prosper Picks Frisco Fire Officer as Assistant Fire Chief

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – After an extensive search process that attracted interest from some 60 candidates representing departments throughout Texas, the Prosper Fire Department has named Shaw Eft as Assistant Fire Chief, the department’s second in command. Chief Shaw begins his assignment in Prosper on Monday, Oct. 2. Chief Eft is the current Deputy Chief of Operations for the Frisco Fire Department, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department. In his role, Chief Shaw oversees almost 200 personnel, most of whom are involved in some aspect of delivering direct services…Read More

Meet Sarah Bradley

By 380news | Providence

Providence Village’s Go Kart Champion Sarah Bradley wears the number 14 in go karting. She is from Providence Village, Texas and races at North Texas Karters in Denton. She competes in both the Comer and the new IAME Bambino class with Emmick chassis at other tracks. Sarah began her racing career at North Texas Karters in June 2015 at the age of five and a half. During her first year, which was a partial season, Sarah had four top four finishes and two top five finishes. She finished in third place in the summer series points and fifth over for 2015 season. During her second year, Sarah went on to win the 2016 NTK Kid Kart Championship. Currently Sarah is…Read More


Watermelon Seed Spitting at Aubrey’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

By Jim Manning | Aubrey

Downtown Aubrey was alive with its 150 year celebration. The morning started with a parade and followed with a day full of activities. The Historical group in Aubrey planned a day of fun for the community. Events included a beard contest, storytelling, a bonnet and hat contest, a costume contest, and my favorite a watermelon seed spitting contest. Each contestant was given a slice of melon and picked out their own seeds, and then it there was the lineup, and blowing out the seeds as far as they could in three tries. This gave the feel of a real country fair event from way back. The one-man band was entertaining and nice to listen to. Jackie Fuller of the Aubrey…Read More

Little Elm Chamber Welcomes Texas Health to the Neighborhood

By Jim Manning | Little Elm

Texas Health was welcomed with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce. They urge visitors to come and see their new facility with a “Get to know us before you need us” invitation. They are located at 1970 W University Drive in Prosper. The state of the art medical facility is located on Highway 380 just before the North Texas Tollway on the North side.Read More

City of Krugerville gets Flag Retirement Burn Pit

By 380news | Krugerville

The City of Krugerville will receive a permanent place for areas Flag Burning Ceremonies. Julian Prickett, from Boy Scout Troop #361, of the Longhorn Council, as part of his Eagle Scout Project, has built a formal Flag Retirement Burn Pit. The fire pit is located behind Krugerville City Hall to retire the U.S. and Texas Flags. This fire pit will be available to residents of the City of Krugerville as well as neighboring cities. There will be an official ceremony and ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce coming soon. The City of Krugerville will post upcoming news concerning that event on their website and Facebook page.Read More

Thousands of Helping Hands Pour Into Flooded Houston

By 380news | Aubrey

AUBREY, TX – Over 100 Aubrey area residents joined thousands of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Houston at the commencement of the massive Harvey cleanup effort. Towering piles of moldy drywall, insulation, carpet, and furniture currently line the neighborhood streets of Houston, awaiting removal. Although much progress has already been made, thousands of homes still remain to be mucked out. The flood damage is extensive, but goodness permeates the atmosphere in devastated Houston. Brent Argyle, a regional leader in the Church who headed the group of 123 from the Aubrey, Frisco, and Prosper areas said, “My heart was heavy as I drove down the streets and entered homes where families have…Read More

Prosper picks Frisco Fire officer as Assistant Fire Chief

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (September 26, 2017) After an extensive search process that attracted interest from some 60 candidates representing departments throughout Texas, the Prosper Fire Department has named Shaw Eft as Assistant Fire Chief, the department’s second in command.  Chief Shaw begins his assignment in Prosper on Monday, Oct. 2. Chief Eft is the current Deputy Chief of Operations for the Frisco Fire Department, responsible for the day-today operations of the department.  In his role, Chief Shaw oversees almost 200 personnel, most of whom are involved in some aspect of delivering direct services in firefighting and medical emergency response. “Chief Eft comes to us with a wide breadth of experience,” says Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame.  “His 20-year career has been marked by…Read More

Little Elm one of 12 stops on fallen police officer run Coast-to-coast automobile run raises funds for families

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM (September 26, 2017) Little Elm and Dallas are two stops on the inaugural Cannonball Memorial Run, a fundraising trip from California to Washington D.C. designed to bring attention to and honor peace officers killed in the line of duty. The automobile run starts on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Santa Monica Pier, and before ending at the National Fallen Officer Memorial in Washington, D.C., participants will make 12 stops in cities, towns, counties and other jurisdictions where peace officers have lost their lives on duty over the last…Read More

Water, wastewater related rates to increase on Oct. 1 Increases to appear in November utility bills

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (September 22, 2017) Because of the rising cost of water purchased from the supplier, coupled with the increased costs associated with storing and distributing water to residences and businesses, the rates for these services will be readjusted over the next three years. Increased costs for managing storm water collection will affect those monthly rates as well. Water purchased by the Town from the North Texas Municipal Water District is increasing in cost annually, and those increases are necessarily passed along to consumers. This is the case because the Utility…Read More

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