Second annual search for largest Prosper tree begins Champion Tree Contest seeks largest Live Oak

By 380news | Prosper

Second annual search for largest Prosper tree begins Champion Tree Contest seeks largest Live Oak PROSPER, TX–  Prosper’s annual community-wide search for the largest tree of a certain species enters its second year as the Parks and Recreation Department announces that the venerable Live Oak is this year’s objective. Called the Champion Tree Contest, the search-and-identify campaign is conducted in support of urban forestry within the Town. The contest is a fun initiative that challenges residents to find the largest Live Oak, pinpoint its location and measure the trunk’s girth,…Read More

Federal SAFER Grant Accepted by Prosper Town Council

By 380news | Prosper

Federal SAFER Grant Accepted by Prosper Town Council Fire Department benefits from outside funds PROSPER, TX- A grant was accepted at the Prosper Town Council meeting designed to enhance public safety by covering a significant portion of the initial cost of additional staffing at the Fire Department. The Fire Department grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is part of the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) program and will partially fund the addition of six firefighter/paramedics for three years. The grant will cover 75% of…Read More

Community Invited to Celebrate Prosper’s first Chick-fil-A Opening

By 380news | Prosper

Community invited to celebrate Prosper’s first Chick-fil-A opening Aug. 23 100 guests to earn free year of Chick-fil-A meals by participating in Campout PROSPER, TX – Chick-fil-A will open its first Prosper restaurant on Aug. 23, bringing its handcrafted food and award-winning customer service, commitment to community engagement and hands-on mentoring for 85 newly hired Team Members. Local franchise owner and Operator Chris Wright is inviting residents to join in the opening festivities at his new restaurant at 1091 S. Preston Road by participating in a community celebration that has…Read More

Annual Community Picnic Aims to Maintain Traditions

By 380news | Prosper

Annual Community Picnic Aims to Maintain Traditions PROSPER, TX- New commercial activity and residential construction in Prosper are moving at an unprecedented pace, converting large swaths of land that had recently been filled with crops or set aside for grazing into shops, retail stores, restaurants and single-family homes.The Town’s profile is quickly changing from mostly rural and agricultural to a suburban community with the right mix of services, shops and other amenities. Nevertheless, in the face of such rapid growth, Prosper’s commitment to its small-town feel remains strong, and part of that commitment is the annual Community Picnic, this year set for Saturday, Sept. 8 starting at 4 p.m. at Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway.“Prosper residents have come to cherish…Read More

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 events, catastrophes, major accidents, and other emergencies, allowing for a coordinated approach to these contingencies. Having an emergency management program specific to Prosper also allows the Town to be better…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 to be usefully deposited, a place for the plastic bottle to be recycled, and through that activity, prevent the bottle from ending up at the landfill. Tristan Cisco, Prosper’s Water…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 into three broad categories, Sports and Activity Camps and Classes; Bricks 4 Kidz ® Camps; and Engineering for Kids ® Camps. In the Sports and Activity Camps and Classes category…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…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.…Read More

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