Fire at Scarborough Destroys One Building

By 380news | Metro

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX – Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at approximately 3:45 pm fire broke out at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® site. First responders arrived at the site within five minutes of the fire being discovered and it was contained within 30 minutes. One two-story building, artisan shoppe “Pendragon Costumes” which sold Renaissance style apparel, was completely destroyed and another, “Broom Sticks” sustained moderate damage. The Ellis County Fire Marshall determined that the fire started in the electrical system of the building destroyed. The management of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® wishes to…Read More

Miracles Can Still Happen

By 380news | Metro

I love avocados—in all my meals; on my eggs at breakfast, my salads at lunch and my tortilla soup at supper. But my fav is guacamole and chips… all the time. Often times we go through life just enjoying the good things of life without knowing where they all began—in this case—the avocado. More specifically—the Hass Avocado. When you go to the grocery store to purchase your avocado’s— pick them up and carefully squeeze each one to make sure they are “just right,” more than likely, they are a Hass…Read More

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Public education campaign takes aim at parent stress

By 380news | Metro

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is stepping up prevention efforts through its Help for Parents, Hope for Kids campaign as well as participating in a broad range of community events during the month of April. Child abuse is a big problem in Texas and across the nation. Child Protective Services (CPS) completed 166,753 investigations that confirmed 58,664 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas last year. More than two hundred children in Texas died due to abuse or neglect last year. “We all have…Read More

Operations at McKinney National Airport continue to climb New hanger accommodations and increased operations attributed to rising profits

By 380news | Metro

McKINNEY, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Operations continue to soar at the McKinney National Airport and its fixed based operator (FBO) McKinney Air Center. Last year, the airport and FBO experienced climbing profits due to increased operations, fuel sales and hangar rentals, including a new hanger completed in August 2016 and fully leased before construction began. This year, profits continue to rise as demand for hanger space on a modern, safe and secure airport like McKinney National Airport does not cease. In February, the McKinney Air Center, which provides fuel and other services to aircraft, had monthly sales of $605,000, an increase of 20 percent over last February and up 12.6 percent above 2016. February sales also brought record jet…Read More

Eighth Annual Arts in the Square

By 380news | Metro

Frisco, TX– In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square Property Owners Association presents the 8th Annual Arts in the Square, benefitting Frisco Family Services.  Frisco Square transforms into an outdoor fine arts and crafts gallery during Arts in the Square, April 1-2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day, with free admission and parking. Arts in the Square hosted over 25,000 visitors in previous years which enjoyed shopping for art, listening to live music, strolling on the square while visiting each artist’s booth, making their own art, and eating at one of the many fine restaurants located in Frisco Square. In addition to providing the community with a high-quality cultural event, the festival proceeds benefit local charity…Read More

DFW Great 100’ List Includes 29 Nurses from Texas Health    

By 380news | Metro

ARLINGTON, TX – This year, the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” list includes 29 nurses from Texas Health Resources hospitals. This is the highest total for any hospital or health system in North Texas.             “Every day patients and their families across North Texas benefit from the compassionate care, evidence-based practice and dedication of our nursing team,” said Joan Clark, DNP, senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Texas Health. “I’m thrilled so many of Texas Health’s star nurses are recognized for their work in setting the standard of excellence in our profession.” The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. annually sponsors the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” to recognize registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and…Read More

Virginia Parkway Widening Project

By 380news | Metro

Major thoroughfare to expand from four to six lanes from U.S. 75 to Ridge Road  McKINNEY, TX – The City of McKinney will soon begin a project to expand portions of Virginia Parkway from four to six lanes in both directions, providing much needed extra capacity between U.S. 75 and Ridge Road. No complete closures are planned for the duration of the project and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018. The first phase of the project will include construction from Ridge Road to Bellegrove Drive. Construction started on Feb. 20, and one lane may be closed in either direction between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. As part of the project, the bridge over…Read More

McKinney Increases Parking Options in Historic Downtown

By 380news | Metro

The new parking lot will bring the public parking lot count up to 14 McKINNEY, Texas – At Tuesday night’s Council meeting, the City of McKinney entered into an agreement with First United Methodist Church to lease a parking lot at the southwest corner of Kentucky Street and Lamar Street. This lot provides visitors one more location to park when visiting downtown. The city currently provides two parking programs in Historic Downtown McKinney to ensure traffic flows well and that storefront parking is maximized. The Three for Free parking program spaces are for those who park in the downtown area for three hours or less. These spaces are located directly on the square and extending one-to-two blocks out from the…Read More

Non-fatal Shooting Reported at Little Elm Residence

By 380news | Metro

LITTLE ELM, TX – Little Elm Police Officers responded to a call for a shooting at a residence on Bay Breeze Street at around 10 p.m. Saturday night on February 11. A 22-year-old resident of McKinney, identified by witnesses as a guest at the residence, was found to have suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was stabilized at the scene and transported to the Medical Center of Plano, where he underwent surgery. He is expected to survive. Little Elm Detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses, as well as other individuals who were at the residence at the time of the shooting, to determine the sequence of events and issue a report. Identities of the victim and…Read More

George P. Bush Applauds House Passage of the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act

By 380news | Metro

Legislation by Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Thornberry will protect landowners against illegal takings by federal government AUSTIN, TX – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded passage of the “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act” by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, authored by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), seeks to end questions about the federal government’s ownership of disputed land along the Red River. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has filed the companion bill in the Senate. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) are…Read More

City of McKinney and MEDC select KDC for Gateway Development

By 380news | Metro

The city will enter into exclusive negotiations with KDC development team McKINNEY, TX – The City of McKinney and the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) have selected a development team led by KDC to enter into a period of exclusive negotiations for the development of the Gateway site located at the interchange of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and U.S. 75. With the selection of the KDC team, MEDC will enter into a Memo of Understanding with KDC that will lay groundwork for a Master Development Agreement. “We think now is…Read More

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