Prosper Produces Own Emergency Management Plan

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – By the end of this month, the Town of Prosper will no longer be part of the Collin County Emergency Management Program, opting instead to be governed by its own customized program. “The push for developing our own emergency management plan started almost a year ago,” Says Kent Bauer, Emergency Management Coordinator. “We recognized the need for our own emergency management plan because we have specific needs that require a customized approach.” The emergency management function is nested in the Fire Department, which traditionally deals with weather…Read More

New Recycling Program Seeks to Liberate Trapped Water

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – It’s often a mindless toss, a plastic water bottle with a little bit of water gets thrown into a trash receptacle, an action that wastes the water in the bottle, misses the opportunity to recycle the plastic and takes up part of the dwindling space in a landfill. To address those three wasteful issues, an idea to prevent them all at once sprang up in Prosper. Called the Release, Renew, Recycle Environmental Protection Program, the idea involved providing a place for the remaining water in plastic bottles…Read More

Summer Programming Fills Need for Meaningful Activity

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Prosper’s Parks and Recreation has the perfect answer for the yearly question that vexes many parents as summer approaches – “What are the kids going to do once school is out?” There is no need to fret, as the department has put together a full complement of programs that challenge both the minds and bodies of restless youngsters, and they’re all right here in Prosper. Affordable, engaging and challenging activities, both indoor and outdoor, are designed to appeal to kids of all ages and interests, and fall…Read More


Prosper Elevates Economic Development Posture

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – In the midst of the most prolific economic development period in the history of Prosper, the Town has made another personnel move that reinforces the municipality’s resolve to actively support its expanding business climate. In addition to bringing in former Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as Executive Director of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation, a move widely seen as a precursor to a deeper and more robust effort at commercial expansion, the Town has recently announced the hiring of Chuck Springer, a highly-experienced veteran of local government, with a resume replete with financial expertise. “Chuck’s singular experience is unmatched,” says Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. “With over 30 years of excellence in municipal government work, Chuck is the right…Read More

Annual Fishing Derby

By 380news | Prosper

Annual Fishing Derby may set yet another fan record Favorable weather predicted for Feb. 24 event PROSPER, TX- (February 12, 2018) With a projected weather outlook of partly cloudy skies and a high temperature of 72 degrees, the ninth annual Prosper Fishing Derby, scheduled for Feb. 24, promises to be another record-breaker. Welcoming anglers up to 14 years of age with no preliminary registration required, the Derby takes place at the Frontier Park pond. This event has become a favorite with Prosper families, featuring a morning of fishing from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and loads of prizes for kids ages 14. Attendance records have been steadily surpassed over the last few years. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)…Read More

Prosper Officials to Cut Ribbon on Frontier Park North Addition

By 380news | Prosper

Grand opening of Frontier Park North set for Feb. 25 PROSPER, TX – The public is invited to the grand opening ceremony of Prosper’s Frontier Park North, a sports and play complex that virtually doubles the size of the park’s amenities. The day’s festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, and include comments from various officials including Mayor Ray Smith, members of the Prosper Parks and Recreation Board, and Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. Games, entertainment and refreshments are also planned. The highly-anticipated addition features synthetic turf fields, the first of their kind in the parks system, significantly expanding available game and practice space for thousands of Prosper area youth. The project includes two youth baseball/softball fields along with two multi-purpose…Read More

Town Officials Encourage Residents to Seek Exemption

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Eligible homeowners in Prosper are encouraged to take advantage of the Town’s homestead exemption, a 10 percent discount in the taxable value of residential properties. The homestead exemption, among the most generous in the North Texas area, applies to homes in both Collin and Denton Counties and will remain in effect until repealed by Council vote. Even so, residents who’ve not already applied for the exemption must actively request the exemption from their respective appraisal districts. Those who’ve already done so in previous years, need not reapply. Homeowners who have not previously applied for a homestead exemption should fill out the necessary forms from their respecting appraisal district between now and April 30. The exemption, by state…Read More

Prosper’s Streets, Bridges and Signal Lights Set to Greet 2018

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Commuters in Prosper will see roadway changes in 2018 that will make it easier to access the growing number of retail and commercial establishments that have opened their doors for business or will soon do so. New traffic signals are adding to the safety, convenience and flow of commuters traveling along US 380 and Preston Road. Before the end of the month, a traffic signal will be operational at US 380 and Lovers Lane, controlling the flow of traffic into and out of the Gates of Prosper business park. A second signal slated for operation by the end of the month at Richland Blvd. and Preston Road serves the same purpose on the Preston Road side of…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…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

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