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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 in Texas list, published last year, had positioned Little Elm in 11th place. Safewise researchers used information from the annual FBI Crime Report covering violent and property crimes self-reported to…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

Farmers Market in Aubrey

By Jim Manning | Aubrey

As announced in the Aubrey Chamber News, the farmers market is beginning to take shape with local venders and farmers showing their wares and fresh food. The Dunn Farmin’ family appears to be regulars with a nice selection of produce. They are providing fresh vegetables and fruit grown on their local farm. The produce is bright and looks very tasty. They also provide beef steaks and cuts from their cattle on their farm. The market is located just off Highway 380 and just North of the Government Center in the…Read More

The Plight of America’s Wild Horses and Burros

By Karen Svien, photos by Steve Paige | Community

Horses are a large part of our 380 corridor community, and still most of us do not know this is happening. Aggressive helicopter round ups of wild horses and burros on federally protected land have been executed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The horses are driven over rugged terrain hundreds of miles into pens, before they are inhumanly destroyed. All of this unnecessary and using our tax dollars. The New York Times published an article on July 21st, 2107, best viewed online at www.NYTimes.com, it is titled, They’ll…Read More


Mixer Hosted by PointBank in Little Elm

By Jim Manning | Little Elm

PointBank in Little Elm held their annual evening mixer where area businesses, customers and guests come together to discuss everyday events and commerce. Delicious barbeque and drinks were provided for the attendees. PointBank’s involvement in every community they serve is apparent, as they encourage their employees to look at what their branches areas are all about. Not only do they provide excellent banking, they also have business seminars, provide counseling for your business needs and have great customer service. At the mixer, announcements about upcoming events, business and individual introductions were made. Ray David Jr., President and Cathy Ueckert, Executive Vice President answered questions and socialized with the guests. Lori Krouskos, Branch Manager of the Little Elm Office, emceed, gave…Read More

American Legion Honor Veteran’s Return to Pilot Point

By Lyndee Prieskop | Pilot Point

Pilot Point, TX – Robert Ray Yochem, was born at Rest Cottage, in Pilot Point, on March 28, 1935, to Ethel Perdue, and adopted by Robert and Dorothy Yochem who raised him in New Mexico. He enlisted in the Army out of high school and served in the Korean War with an infantry unit. After his three years with the Army as a Private First Class, he got out and returned home to work with his father on the railroad, and shortly after re-enlisted in the Air Force where he…Read More

Little Elm Library Sets Three Book Signings for July

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM, TX – The Little Elm Public Library is hosting three meet-the-author and book signing events in July, all geared to the adult readers seeking advice on financial planning, caring for elderly parents and artistic expression. The library occupies the first f loor of the Little Elm Town Hall, 100 West Eldorado Parkway. Events are free and open to the public. On Monday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., financial duo Tanesha and Kenneth Hollingshed will share their story of triumphing over personal and financial loss through their book “40 Day Financial Renewal.” In it, they also share the financial management plan that put them on the road to success, and will provide financial planning resources to…Read More

Prosper Town Council Increases Homestead Exemption to 10%

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Prosper’s Town Council voted to approve raising the homestead exemption from 7.5 percent to 10 percent, effective immediately. The higher exemption, which serves to lower the tax exposure for property taxes levied by the Town of Prosper, was approved during the Regular Session of the Town Council meeting of June 27. Council authorized the initial exemption in the fall of 2015. “Homeowner tax relief is something everyone on Council agrees on,” says Prosper Mayor Ray Smith. “The value of virtually all homes and property in Proper is rising, so increasing the exemption made perfect sense. People can take advantage of the higher exemption and either save money or redirect it to other purposes.” The exemption, by state…Read More

Town of Prosper Seeking Volunteers for Boards and Commissions

By 380news | Prosper

Applications due by Aug. 4, appointees take office on Oct. 1 PROSPER, TX – The annual call for Prosper residents to volunteer for open seats on the Town’s boards and commissions is being sounded by the Council, as it seeks to identify potential members for the 20 positions to be filled this year. “Serving as a volunteer on boards and commissions is an impactful way that citizens can participate in the community’s decision making process,” says Town Secretary Robyn Battle. “The Council encourages all eligible citizens to step forward and consider serving.” Applications are being accepted until Friday, Aug. 4. Boards and commissions advise the Town Council on policy development and administration of services. Appointments are made each year by…Read More

Aubrey Resident Earns Eagle Scout

By Kate Craig | Aubrey

AUBREY, TX – Trevor Freeman is the newest Eagle Scout recipient of Troop 1300 in Aubrey. Trevor, son of Doug and Shannon Freeman, received his award at an Eagle Court of Honor held on June 3rd in Oak Point. Freeman installed the flag pole at a local meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for his Eagle Project. Previously, the building had been the only Church meetinghouse in the region without one. Regarding patriotic respect, as symbolized by the American flag, Freeman said, “I think it’s important…Read More

Annual Water Quality Report Issued by Town of Prosper

By 380news | Prosper

Report cites quality of water used by residents  PROSPER, TX – The latest report on the quality of the drinking water the Town of Prosper distributes to residences and businesses is now available online, at Town Hall, and at the various Town facilities. “The Water Quality Report is a publication that is not only required by state and federal regulations, but also serves to provide residents with critical information regarding this important resource,” says Tristan Cisco, Prosper’s Water Education Coordinator. The three-page report, while distributed this year, reflects results from…Read More

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