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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…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…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…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


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 in firefighting and medical emergency response. “Chief Eft comes to us with a wide breadth of experience,” says Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame. “His 20-year career has been marked by steady…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…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,…Read More

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