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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…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…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.…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


Investigation Reveals Facts on Non-fatal Shooting

By 380news | Little Elm

Initial call of a ‘drive-by’ proves false  LITTLE ELM, TX – An investigation of a non-fatal shooting in Little Elm on Saturday, Feb. 11 is providing details on the incident that contradict preliminary statements made by the two individuals involved. Initially reported to the 9-11 dispatch center as a drive-by shooting, the wounding of a McKinney resident in a Little Elm home on Saturday instead appears to have been the result of the discharge of a firearm from inside the residence, according to the investigation. “The investigation has revealed that the shooting happened inside the residence located at 2925 Bay Breeze,” says Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison. In addition, Little Elm detectives have identified the weapon believed to have…Read More

Buying online helps provide quality local services

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM (February 20, 2017) While it’s perfectly natural to hear officials with the Little Elm Economic Development Corporation encourage Little Elm residents to buy local, it may be a bit surprising to hear them boost online purchasing. “Advising people to buy from local vendors is our first priority,” says Little Elm EDC Executive Director Jennette Killingsworth.  “Shops, stores, restaurants, service providers with Little Elm addresses are the lifeblood of a diversified tax base.  The more successful they are, the greater the share of residents’ money stays home.” Sales tax receipts from local businesses are added directly to the Little Elm budget, creating a diversified strategy for the Town’s finances.  These funds are then used to maintain critical services like…Read More

Investigation Reveals Facts on Saturday Night Shooting

By 380news | Little Elm

LITTLE ELM (February 14, 2017) An investigation of a non-fatal shooting in Little Elm on Saturday, Feb. 11 is providing details on the incident that contradict preliminary statements made by the two individuals involved. Initially reported to the 9-1-1 dispatch center as a drive-by shooting, the wounding of a McKinney resident in a Little Elm home on Saturday instead appears to ha…ve been the result of the discharge of a firearm from inside the residence, according to the investigation. “The investigation has revealed that the shooting happened inside the residence located at 2925 Bay Breeze,” says Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison. In addition, Little Elm detectives have identified the weapon believed to have been used in the incident. Ownership…Read More

Filing Period for Little Elm Town Council

By 380news | Little Elm

Two at-large places up for election in May  LITTLE ELM, TX – Residents who may have an interest in running for election to a seat on the Town Council must file an application with the Town Secretary before the mid-February deadline. “Individuals who have an interest in running, or who simply want to know more about the process, are welcome to pick up a candidate packet,” says Town Secretary Kathy Phillips. “Two places on the Council are up for election, and anyone who is interested must follow a specific procedure to file for election to those seats.” The filing timeframe closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. The deadline is firm, and no late applications can be accepted. Designed…Read More

Remembering Detective Jerry Walker

By 380news | Little Elm

On January 17, the reality of the risk our first responders take every day became all too clear in the Town of Little Elm and the surrounding communities, as the news broke that we had lost one of our own. Detective Jerry Walker, an 18year veteran of the Little Elm Police Department, responded to a call as he neared the end of his watch. Detective Walker, 48, was among the first officers who responded to the call. Shortly after arriving on the scene, officers established a perimeter to contain the situation. Suddenly, they were met with gunfire from inside the home. Police returned fire. It was during this initial exchange that Detective Walker was wounded. He was transported to Denton…Read More

Woofstock President Presents Check to Little Elm Lions Club

By Jim Manning | Little Elm

The Woofstock Second Chance Camp for rescued dogs Held a Katfish Karaoke event at Bella’s Restaurant in Little Elm. The Little Elm Lions Club was invited to help them on this fundraiser. At a related meeting Kristina Lee, President of Woofstock presented a $400 check to Mike Wooten, Treasurer of the Lions Club.Read More

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