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Annual Fishing Derby

380news | February 17, 2018 | 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...[read more]

Prosper Officials to Cut Ribbon on Frontier Park North Addition

380news | February 17, 2018 | 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

380news | February 7, 2018 | 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generous in the North Texas area, applies to homes in both Collin and Denton Counties and will remain in effect until repealed by Council vote.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 w...[read more]

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

380news | January 22, 2018 | 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...[read more]

Light Farms Breaks Ground on Second Prosper ISD Elementary School in Community

380news | November 13, 2017 | 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 y...[read more]

Drug Take Back Day Sets High Mark for Drug Collection

380news | November 13, 2017 | 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 abusers or drug peddlers. ...[read more]

Prosper’s Christmas Festival Temporarily Moves to New Location

380news | November 13, 2017 | 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 loop along the drives within the park, providing lots of perfect viewing p...[read more]

Town of Prosper Develops Mobile App to Connect with Residents

380news | November 13, 2017 | 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...[read more]

ROSPER POLICE ATTAIN RECOGNIZED DESIGNATION – Prosper Police Chief Doug Kowalski (center) holds the certificate designating the Town’s Police Department as among the Texas law enforcement agencies having attained the Recognized designation from the Texas Police Chiefs Association.  Left to right, McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley, who presented the certificate as a representative of the TPCA, is joined by Mayor Pro Tem Curry Vogelsang, Mayor Ray Smith, Council members Meigs Miller, Jeff Hodges, and Kenneth Dugger at the Oct. 10 Council meeting.

Police Department attains statewide Recognized status

380news | October 12, 2017 | 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 Pol...[read more]

Prosper Picks Frisco Fire Officer as Assistant Fire Chief

380news | October 9, 2017 | 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 firefigh...[read more]

Asst Fire Chief Shaw Eft

Prosper picks Frisco Fire officer as Assistant Fire Chief

380news | September 26, 2017 | 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 services...[read more]

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