Health Services of North Texas Receives a $1,000,000 Grant to Expand Medical Services and Needs Community Support

By 380news | Community

DENTON, TX – Health Services of North Texas is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a $1,000,000 Federal Grant to build a new Medical Center on Mesa Drive that will allow us to meet the growing demand in Denton County for medical care and support services. This lead gift has jump started the project and now we need community support to raise an additional 1.5 million. The Capital Campaign Cabinet is co-chaired by Andy Eads, County Commissioner, Jill Jester, Minor & Jester, P.C. and Dale Kimble retired Chairman of…Read More

First Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Denton County

By 380news | Community

DENTON, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has confirmed its first travel-associated case of Zika virus for 2017. The individual affected is a resident of Trophy Club and travelled to Mexico, a country with active transmission. The individual is no longer contagious, and DCPH is not currently recommending ground spraying. To date, there has been no local transmission of the disease in Denton County. “This case highlights the ongoing risk of travel to countries with ongoing Zika transmission,” says Matt Richardson, Director of Public Health. “If you’re traveling this…Read More

Water’s Taste and Smell in Prosper May be Affected by Maintenance

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Between now and April 10, some residents may detect a slight difference in the taste and smell of their water, says Water Conservation Education Coordinator Tristan Cisco. “This is the time of year that our water supplier conducts their system maintenance,” she said. “The maintenance of the system, always done during the cooler months, does not affect the purity or usability of the water, however.” Prosper is among the area’s cities and towns that purchase most of their water from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).…Read More

Clearing Clutter at Home Aided by Little Elm Initiative

By 380news | Little Elm

Spring Clean & Green presented by CoServ  LITTLE ELM, TX – Clearing the clutter in the garage, attic and back yard is a time-honored springtime tradition for many Little Elm residents, and to lend a hand, the Town invites residents to this season’s Clean & Green. Set for Saturday, April 8, the bi-annual event, once again presented by CoServ, is open from 8 a.m. to noon, says Little Elm Public Works Director Kevin Mattingly. The Public Works Service Center, 1600 Mark Tree Lane, will be configured to accommodate traffic in a one-way, drive-through, drop-off route. Residents enter the driveway, stop at specific points and unload their material. The clutter-clearing event coincides with the Little Elm version of the Don’t Mess…Read More

Little Elm Alert Implements System Improvements

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM, TX – The inherent uncertainty of natural disasters, weather emergencies, major traffic incidents, utility outages or other unexpected contingencies almost always includes the lack of reliable information or the spreading of undependable data. To address that essential necessity, Little Elm’s Emergency Management Department is upgrading its Little Elm Alert system with the implementation of Everbridge, a back-office program that serves as the platform for sending emergency messages to subscribers. “Getting solidly reliable information out to affected residents is crucial to the success of any emergency management operation,” says Travis Calendine, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Little Elm. “Informing residents of impending or ongoing emergencies helps them develop their own response to the event, and it helps us in…Read More

Second Annual Town Expo and Truck Display Set

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM, TX- Building on the highly positive reaction from residents to last year’s inaugural Town Expo and Touch a Truck event, the Town has scheduled the second one for Saturday, April 1.“Deepening the relationship between Town staff and the residents they serve has many advantages for both,” says Skye Thibodeaux, Town Planner. “Creating a forum where people can speak to representatives from every Town department ensures that questions regarding Town services can be addressed.”The Town Expo will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little Elm Recreation Center, 303 Main St. The event is free and open to the public. Each Town department will provide an overview of what they provide, and…Read More

Six Candidates to be on Mustang SUD Ballot

By 380news | Aubrey

Filing Period Ends for May 6 Election  AUBREY, TX – Six candidates, including two incumbents, filed to be on the May 6 Mustang Special Utility District (SUD) Board of Director’s election. Incumbents Kim Lehere and Marc Hodak filed for reelection. Fellow incumbent James Burnham did not file for re-election. The other four candidates are Ken E. Mitchell, Mark Roth, Nathan May and Elaina Moore. Both Burnham and Hodak were elected to the Board of Directors of Mustang SUD on May 10, 2014. Lehere was appointed to the board on Oct. 27, 2014. The polling location for early voting and Election Day is at the Mustang SUD office – 7985 FM 2931 Aubrey, Texas. If you are not registered to vote…Read More

Texas State Senate Honors Officer Jerry Walker

By Jim Manning | Little Elm

The State Senate of Texas presented a Resolution that honored the memory Little Elm Police Officer, Detective Jerry R. Walker. This was entered into the Town of Little Elm records and was read aloud by Mayor David Hillock at a Council meeting on 02-21-2017. It was signed by President of the Senate, Dan Patrick and State Senator, Jane Nelson. The Resolution mentioned his Army service to his country, his duty as a resource officer at the Little Elm High School and his faithful service to the community of Little Elm. An official copy was prepared for his family. Officer Walker lost his life in the “Line of Fire” on 01-17-2017.Read More

Community Event Celebrated Texas Health Prosper Opening

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Residents of Prosper and surrounding communities were invited to celebrate the grand opening of Texas Health Neighborhood Care & Wellness Prosper on Saturday, February 11. The event provided a look inside the new outpatient care center by featuring tours and fun activities for the entire family including: teddy bear clinic, chef demo, photo booth, face painting and carnival games, health screenings, fitness demos and membership sign-ups. The event will also feature a live radio broadcast, story time and coloring with the local library, and tasty samples from the facility’s smoothie bar. “We are excited to be a part of this community and share what we have to offer,” said Amanda Thrash, administrator at Texas Health Prosper. “Our…Read More

Prosper Commission Sets Ten Amendments on May 6 Ballot

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – In addition to the two Council seats up for election during the May 6 General Election, the Town Council has placed the ten recommended amendments presented by the Charter Review Commission (CRC) on the ballot of a concurrent Special Election. In the General Election, Council Places 3 and 5 are up for voter balloting. Mayor Pro Tem Curry Vogelsang, Jr. is the incumbent in Place 3 and Mike Davis currently occupies Place 5. The ten recommended amendments to the Town Charter are the result of a thorough…Read More

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