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Police Department attains statewide Recognized status

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (October 11, 2017) Following an exhaustive internal review that measured its level of adherence to a comprehensive list of best practices, the Prosper Police Department has been awarded the “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” designation from the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA). The Police Department was notified of the successful submission for the designation last August, and during the Oct. 10 Town Council meeting, McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley, representing the TPCA, made the presentation. “We have seasoned, qualified, professional peace officers in the Prosper Police Department who are committed…Read More

Prosper Picks Frisco Fire Officer as Assistant Fire Chief

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – After an extensive search process that attracted interest from some 60 candidates representing departments throughout Texas, the Prosper Fire Department has named Shaw Eft as Assistant Fire Chief, the department’s second in command. Chief Shaw begins his assignment in Prosper on Monday, Oct. 2. Chief Eft is the current Deputy Chief of Operations for the Frisco Fire Department, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department. In his role, Chief Shaw oversees almost 200 personnel, most of whom are involved in some aspect of delivering direct services…Read More

Prosper picks Frisco Fire officer as Assistant Fire Chief

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (September 26, 2017) After an extensive search process that attracted interest from some 60 candidates representing departments throughout Texas, the Prosper Fire Department has named Shaw Eft as Assistant Fire Chief, the department’s second in command.  Chief Shaw begins his assignment in Prosper on Monday, Oct. 2. Chief Eft is the current Deputy Chief of Operations for the Frisco Fire Department, responsible for the day-today operations of the department.  In his role, Chief Shaw oversees almost 200 personnel, most of whom are involved in some aspect of delivering direct…Read More

Water, wastewater related rates to increase on Oct. 1 Increases to appear in November utility bills

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (September 22, 2017) Because of the rising cost of water purchased from the supplier, coupled with the increased costs associated with storing and distributing water to residences and businesses, the rates for these services will be readjusted over the next three years. Increased costs for managing storm water collection will affect those monthly rates as well. Water purchased by the Town from the North Texas Municipal Water District is increasing in cost annually, and those increases are necessarily passed along to consumers. This is the case because the Utility Fund, a separate mechanism for financing water, wastewater and solid waste, is self-sustaining. The Utility Fund is kept solvent by ensuring that charges related to utility service for all customers…Read More


9/11 remembrance ceremony set for Frontier Park

By 380news | Prosper

 PROSPER (September 7, 2017) To commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, the Prosper Fire Department will sponsor a number of activities on this year’s anniversary date, both for the public as well as for students of two Prosper schools. “We, like many departments around the country, have been entrusted with a small portion of the World Trade Centers, as a reminder of the events of that day, and also as a way to keep alive the memories of the people who lost their lives in those buildings,” says Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame. The memorial, which is a section of steel from the building, has been placed on a trailer for…Read More

Prosper Fire Chief Closed Career

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Prosper’s current Fire Chief, Ronnie Tucker, hung up his turnout gear for the final time on August 31, 2017. He closed out a 42-year career in the fire service, 25 of which were spent in Prosper. Chief Tucker is the latest in a lengthy line of dedicated volunteers who have worn the mantle of Fire Chief, and in addition to his time as a volunteer, he was the first compensated, non-volunteer to hold the position. A Town-wide celebration of Chief Tucker’s career and accomplishments was held on Thursday, Aug. 31 at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church, 4331 Prosper Trail. The event, which included lunch, was free and open to the public. Chief Tucker began his career in 1975…Read More

Prosper Community Picnic

By 380news | Prosper

Non-Profit Exhibits, Food Drive Mark Community Picnic PROSPER, TX – As communities like Prosper expand and grow, adding residents, rooftops and retail, many begin to leave behind the events and activities that call to mind the old-time charm and charisma of small towns. In contrast to that trend, the annual Prosper Community Picnic continues as a hometown tradition that recalls those simpler days, occupying a warm place In the hearts of residents. The popular picnic is set for Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway. Instead of gathering to help a neighbor raise a barn or bring in a harvest, Prosper residents are invited to attend the free event to meet friends,…Read More

Non-Profit Exhibits, Food Drive Marks Community Picnic

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – As communities like Prosper expand and grow, adding residents, rooftops and retail, many begin to leave behind the events and activities that call to mind the old-time charm and charisma of small towns. In contrast to that trend, the annual Prosper Community Picnic continues as a hometown tradition that recalls those simpler days, occupying a warm place In the hearts of residents. The popular picnic is set for Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway. Instead of gathering to help a neighbor raise a barn or bring in a harvest, Prosper residents are invited to attend the free event to meet friends, make new acquaintances, and express those old…Read More

Prosper promotes Assistant Fire Chief to top position

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER (August 28, 2017) Prosper Assistant Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame has been selected to lead the department as Fire Chief effective Sept. 1, according to Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. “The continuity of leadership that Chief Blasingame brings to the department is invaluable,” said Jefferson.  “I expect the department to continue to operate at the same high level that Chief Tucker established.  I’m certain that the department will continue to maintain those standards under Chief Blasingame.” Earlier this year, Fire Chief Ronnie Tucker announced his retirement from the department.  Chief Tucker was the department’s first compensated Fire Chief after having served among the various volunteer chiefs in the department’s history.  He closes out a 42-year career in the fire service, 25…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…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…Read More

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