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Little Elm’s Sprinkler System Watering Seasonal Schedule

By 380news | Little Elm

Once-a-week watering matches trash collection day  LITTLE ELM, TX For many, the annual holiday season officially ends on New Year’s Day, a reminder brought on by cooler temperatures. That chilly reminder should also send a signal that changes also apply to watering our lawns with automatic sprinklers, says Andrew Figueroa, Utilities Superintendent. “On November 1, we entered the Seasonal Watering schedule,” he said. “Watering with automatic sprinkler systems enters the once-a-week restriction until March 31 of next year.” To simplify the schedule, Town officials have designated each neighborhood’s allowable watering…Read More

McKinney Performing Arts Center wins $150,000 Grant Funding

By 380news | Community

With help of residents’ votes- renovations will begin spring 2018 McKINNEY, TX – McKinney’s Main Street program won $150,000 in grant funding from the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign to “Polish Our Gem” and help maintain the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC). MPAC was the only building nominated in Texas and the only courtroom-turned-theater in the running, making this a truly unique opportunity for McKinney. Residents were encouraged to vote daily during a month-long online voting campaign. Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership created by the National Trust…Read More

“Greater Gardening” Series to be Held at Aubrey Area Library

By 380news | Aubrey

“Greater Gardening”, a three-part gardening series sponsored by Keep Aubrey Beautiful will be held at the Aubrey Area Library (226 Countryside Drive) in the Community Room beginning January 18, 2018. Member speakers from Denton County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) will present the following topics: “Texas Native and Adaptive Plants” (January 18, 2018), “Growing and Cooking with Herbs” (February 15, 2018), and “Gardening from the Ground Up: Soil and Composting” (March 15, 2018). Each class begins at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. This free educational series is open…Read More

Light Farms Breaks Ground on Second Prosper ISD Elementary School in Community

By 380news | Prosper

CELINA, TX – Construction of a new elementary school is underway at Light Farms, the fastgrowing 1,070-acre community located in North Texas along the Prosper and Celina border. The school will be the second Prosper Independent School District elementary school located within the Light Farms community, and the district’s eighth elementary school. The campus, which has yet to be named, is located along Frontier Parkway across from Frontier Park and site of future Prosper High School football stadium. The school will welcome its first class of students for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The developers of Light Farms, Republic Property Group, donated the land for the new elementary school to Prosper ISD. “We are committed to providing families in this…Read More


Drug Take Back Day Sets High Mark for Drug Collection

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – While initially intended as a convenience for residents looking to relieve themselves of unused or expired drugs and medications, the twice-yearly Drug Take Back Days are proving to be a valuable resource for Prosper residents. National Drug Take Back Day was begun several years ago by the Drug Enforcement Administration in response to the alarming number of drug-related crimes resulting from the abuse of prescribed drugs and medications. Many of the pain relief drugs prescribed for patients who undergo surgical procedures wound up in the hands of abusers or drug peddlers. Some of these are addictive and extremely dangerous when used incorrectly. Like many communities, Prosper agreed to participate in the DEA program, with the Police and…Read More

Prosper’s Christmas Festival Temporarily Moves to New Location

By 380news | Prosper

New website devoted to festival introduced  PROSPER, TX The Prosper Christmas Festival will prove to be a stroll in the park this year, as construction downtown has resulted in the relocation of the 2017 version to Frontier Park. Planners expect the festival to return downtown next year. Set for Saturday, Dec. 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the festival will occupy the area near the soccer pavilion at Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway. The Rotary Club and Lions Club Christmas Parade will step off at 2:30 p.m., following a loop along the drives within the park, providing lots of perfect viewing positions. While the festival will have a new location this year, navigating the event will be a virtual…Read More

Town of Prosper Develops Mobile App to Connect with Residents

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – In the age dominated by text messages, social media commentaries, and even emojis substituting for face-to-face communication, people have come rely on mobile devices to share and gather news and information. “It’s the way we are now reaching out to each other,” says Leigh Johnson, Director of Information Technology. “People of all ages are now connected 24 hours a day, seven days a week through their mobile devices. Our intent is to be in that space and give residents the ability to report issues in a way that fits that lifestyle.” The Town of Prosper is debuting a mobile app that gives residents the ability to communicate directly with the Town on issues related to service delivery,…Read More

Children’s Lighthouse of Oak Point Partners with H.O.P.E.

By 380news | Oak Point

Food and Clothing Bank OAK POINT, TX – Children’s Lighthouse of Oak Point, the area’s high-quality early childhood education and child care center, recently announced a partnership with H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) Food and Clothing Bank to help provide local families in need with nourishing meals and clean, warm clothes just in time for the holidays. The center, located at 301 Shahan Prairie Road in Oak Point, is now a collection site for the charity, which accepts donations including new and gently used clothing for all ages and healthy non-perishable food. A H.O.P.E. donation box can be found in the lobby of the child care center and is open to public donations Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to…Read More

Conserving Water Over 90-day Period Carries Yearlong Impact

By 380news | Little Elm

Annual wastewater rate set by winter average LITTLE ELM, TX – Conserving water, one of our most precious resources, is always a good idea and a habit that should become second nature, a fact that’s especially true over the 90-day period known as winter averaging. “The Town calculates each resident’s wastewater charges for the coming year by averaging water use for each metered home and business during the winter averaging period,” says Karla Stovall, Chief Financial Officer. “During that 90-day timeframe, the water that’s used in the home will give us a fairly accurate indication of how much wastewater is being generated, allowing us to set the annual rate from that average.” Winter averaging is the most reliable indicator of…Read More

Little Elm Fire Department Open House was for Everyone

By 380news | Little Elm

During the open house, the main fire station in Little Elm was alive with activity. Firefighters held tours of the station including their living quarters. In the main bay, vendors from the Police Community Service and other safety booths were set up for public information. There were face painters, kid’s events, free hot dogs, home safety, bike safety and much more. Outside the kids were instructed on putting out fires and even got to spray the fires with a hose. It was another great event for the families of the…Read More

Barn Star Primitives in Pilot Point

By 380news | Pilot Point

Now Open Barn Star Primitives is a unique country store that offers mostly handmade, rustic and primitive home decorations and gifts. The store has everything from braided rugs, burlap table treatments, wood items, candles, lighting, jewelry, wrought iron, signs, etc. You really have to come and see what this little store has to offer! They also offer rustic country home interior decorating by appointment only. Stop by to see their unique offerings, or call 484-345-8635 to schedule an appointment. They are located in Historic Downton Pilot Point at 301 South…Read More

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