Prosper’s Town Hall to be Topped-off, Cupola Frame Lifted into Place

By 380news | Prosper

What:  Pogue Construction, the contractor erecting the Prosper Town Hall and Multi-Purpose Building, in conjunction with the Town of Prosper, will conduct a topping off ceremony, including the placement of the framing which will form the cupola of the building. Who:  The Mayor and members of the Town Council will add their signatures to the final beam being added to the building’s steel frame.  The beam will then be hoisted and put in place.  When:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 starting at 8 a.m.  Ceremony will not include formal speeches and…Read More

Prosper Responds to Concerns Regarding Safety on Streets

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Responding promptly and decisively, the Town of Prosper has initiated proactive steps to address citizen concerns regarding school zones, speed limits and sidewalk access. “We are moving forward with actions that directly address the concerns voiced at the Town Council meeting of May 9,” says Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. “Some of these actions are immediate solutions, and others are the first steps in determining how to proceed. Both short and long term actions are intended to provide the highest level of safety and security for students, bicyclists…Read More

Contractors Seeking to Work in Prosper Must Register

By 380news | Prosper

Door-to-door sales calls require Solicitation Permit from PD PROSPER, TX – Homeowners needing repairs to their residences should make contacting the Town’s Building Inspections department their first step in the process, according to Hulon Webb, Executive Director of Development and Community Services. Volatile weather like the Town recently experienced means that wind, rain and hail can cause significant damage to homes and businesses in the area. “Making use of the Town’s staff as a resource during these times is a smart move, because we can help insure that your chosen…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). Still, people with heightened senses may detect a slightly altered taste and smell. That’s because chlorine is the only chemical added to the water during this period to kill bacteria…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

Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup is Underway

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – The annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup started on Saturday, Feb. 25, designed to target defendants with outstanding violations including traffic, local municipal ordinances and state law violations. Law enforcement agencies, including the Prosper Police Department, will join with some 300 jurisdictions across Texas concentrating their efforts to address non-compliance with court orders. Notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities to inform those with outstanding warrants that the local police departments, constables, and other law enforcement agencies will be participating in a joint effort to have these…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 review of the entire Charter by the CRC, appointed by the Council last June. This periodic review, mandated every ten years, is in the Charter itself, ensuring that the document…Read More

Check Alarm Batteries as Home’s Clocks Spring Forward

By 380news | Prosper

Fire Marshal encourages dual duty as clocks are reset PROSPER. TX- Reminders to “spring forward” to accommodate the annual change to daylight saving time are virtually everywhere, but clocks are not the only things that require our attention, says Prosper Fire Marshal Bryan Ausenbaugh. ‘While daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, many families reset their clocks the night before,” he said. “While that’s taking place, we encourage families to check the batteries in the home’s smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detectors as well.” Checking smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms and changing the batteries where necessary are among the most effective and least expensive things that can protect family members. It’s critical…Read More

Eighth Annual Fishing Derby Set for Saturday, Feb. 25

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (February 20, 2017) Prosper’s increasingly-popular Fishing Derby enters its eighth year on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Frontier Park pond from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with check-in starting at 8 a.m.   The free event will once again provide prizes for anglers, 14 years of age and under, in a variety of categories.  While prizes will be confined to youngsters, the entire family is welcome to attend and assist, says Recreation Coordinator Julie Shivers.  “It’s so refreshing to see families outdoors enjoying nature together in the park,” she said.  It’s heartwarming to watch grandparents and parents interact with the kids with no electronics involved!”    Participants should provide their own fishing gear and bait.  Like in previous years, the Texas…Read More

Train Horns Within Prosper May Fade Into the Past

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – To some old-time Prosper residents, the sound of a train horn is as natural as the sunrise, but while the trains will continue to play an important part of the transportation system that traverses Prosper, the piercing sounds of the train horns may soon become a thing of the past. “Trains, of course, are woven deeply into the history of Prosper,” says Capital Improvement Projects Manager Michael Bulla. “Prosper can actually trace its founding to the fact that it is roughly midway between Dallas and Sherman, two…Read More

Playground to Serve as National Demonstration Site

By 380news | Prosper

Construction matching grant awarded to Town PROSPER, TX – Prosper Parks and Recreation has been awarded a matching funds grant from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) in partnership with PlayCore, a vendor of playground equipment and amenities, and the company’s GameTime division, for construction of a new playground. Upon completion, the playground will serve as a National Demonstration Site, one of only eight selected in Texas, for research and data collection on play, community engagement, health, and physical activity. Prosper’s Landscape Architect Paul Naughton says the grant will…Read More

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