Denton ISD and United Way of Denton County Unite for a Better Denton County

By 380news | Metro

Denton ISD and United Way of Denton County Unite for a Better Denton County   Denton ISD kicks off annual United Way Campaign Denton, TX (October 8, 2019) – Denton Independent School District, along with United Way of Denton County, launched their annual district-wide United Way Employee Giving Campaign at its Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8. For more than 25 years, Denton ISD and United Way of Denton County have worked together to invest in local children in the Denton County community. Superintendent Dr. Jamie Wilson and long-time United…Read More

Denton Public Library Goes Fine Free for Overdue Items

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Starting Oct. 1 All Existing Overdue Fines Will Be Forgiven, and Late Fines Will No Longer Be Charged DENTON, TX – Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, Denton Public Library will discontinue charging overdue fines for late returns. The purpose of this policy change is to encourage library use and open checkout access to books, movies, music, and more. Denton Public Library wishes to remove barriers to library use. Overdue fines conflict with the Library’s vision to be a welcoming place that provides free, equitable access to materials and services for all.…Read More

Fiscal Highlights from the 86th Legislature Legislative Session Tackled Public Education, Property Taxes

By 380news | Metro

  Fiscal Highlights from the 86th Legislature Legislative Session Tackled Public Education, Property Taxes By Ramona Reeves Published September 2019 The 86th Texas Legislature met in 2019 to write the state’s next budget and tackle a perennial challenge for Texas lawmakers — meaningful reforms to public education and the state’s local property tax system. In January, Comptroller Glenn Hegar provided a robust biennial revenue estimate (BRE) for the state, reporting that Texas’ revenues would support $119 billion in general-purpose spending for the 2020-21 biennium, 8.1 percent more than in 2018-19.…Read More

Dallas Lawyer Receives National Animal Law Award

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Dallas Lawyer Receives National Animal Law Award THLN Board Member Has Dedicated Bulk of Legal Career to Texas Animals   Dallas, TX – August 6, 2018 – Dallas resident Yolanda Eisenstein was honored Friday in Chicago at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting.  The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Animal Law Committee presented her with the annual “Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award,” recognizing her exceptional commitment and leadership in advancing the humane treatment of animals through the law. Eisenstein graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law and began her career providing pro bono representation to international victims of human rights abuses. Then, when starting her own practice, she followed her passion for animals and opened an…Read More

Seventh Murphy, TX CERT Class Now Accepting Applications

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Seventh Murphy CERT class now accepting applications MURPHY, TX- The next opportunity for residents interested in becoming part of the critically-important Community Emergency Response Team is coming soon, and applications are now being accepted.                  “Emergencies, natural and man-made, are part of our community’s life,” says Murphy Fire Marshal Perry Elliott.  “CERT members help people get through these incidents in a positive way.  We’re looking for people who want to respond to these emergencies in a thoughtful, calm and appropriate way.  The class prepares ordinary folks to do extraordinary things during these incidents.”   Murphy Fire Rescue is now recruiting individuals to be part of the City’s seventh CERT class.  Sponsored and conducted by disaster preparedness professionals with the Murphy Fire…Read More

McKinney Economic Development Corporation Names New President

By 380news | Metro

McKinney Economic Development Corporation Names New President Peter Tokar III begins July 30 McKINNEY, Texas (July 12, 2018) – Today, the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Board of Directors announced the hiring of Peter Tokar III as President and CEO. Tokar will start July 30. Tokar comes to McKinney from Alpharetta, Georgia where he served as the Economic Development Director at the City of Alpharetta since 2012. He concurrently served as Managing Director of the Alpharetta Development Authority. During his time in Alpharetta, he helped recruit a technical college system and a $1 billion mixed-use development to the city and filled more than 2 million square feet of Class A office space. He also recruited the global IT center for…Read More

Denton Cooling Stations During Extreme Heat

By 380news | Metro

  Denton Cooling Stations During Extreme Heat DENTON, TX, July 16, 2018 – Assistance is available as summer heat quickly rises to the triple digits. Water, cooling stations, and shelter are available for those who need a place to escape the extreme heat. Hours and services are subject to change, please check with the location/agency to confirm. Cooling Stations: ·       City of Denton Public Facilities – Various City facilities are air conditioned with public access to restrooms, water fountains, and sitting areas during normal operating hours. o   Parks & Recreation Centers: §  American Legion Building, 629 Lakey St. ·       Monday – Friday              10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ·       Thursday                           6 – 9 p.m. §  Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney…Read More

Southern Chapel Vintage Market

By Jodie Linton-Prickett | Metro

Where French and Farmhouse Styles Meet Jodie Linton-Prickett One of my favorite landmarks in the 380 Corridor is the little white chapel, which sits adoringly on 5101 F.M. 424 in Crossroads. This lovely example of architecture built in 1900, operated as a traditional place of worship and a cowboy church until recently. Now, it is a delightfully artistic store housing Southern Chapel Vintage Market, LLC, where savvy southern style has a French twist. This theme is echoed through every aspect of this serendipitous locale. One would never know what treasures are waiting inside by simply driving by, because in order to preserve the historical value, very little adjustment has been made to the exterior of the building, allowing it to…Read More

North Texas State Fair Association Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

By 380news | Metro

The North Texas State Fair Association has awarded three Denton County high school seniors scholarships. The scholarships awarded were the Bob C. Powers Scholarship, North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship and the Robert Bell Memorial Scholarship. These three individuals distinguished themselves through their educational achievement, their leadership and community involvement, and their involvement in agriculture. All of these recipients demonstrate the quality and character to lead our next generation and continue to promote the agriculture industry. The North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship was awarded to the 2018 Valedictorian of Krum High School, Abby Wimmer. Abby has been involved in FFA and agriculture leadership activities for the past 9 years. She has additionally been involved in multiple academic and social…Read More

Denton Energy Center to Begin Operations in July

By 380news | Metro

City to Host Public Tours on June 15 DENTON, TX – The City of Denton and Denton Municipal Electric (DME) have announced that the Denton Energy Center (DEC) power plant will begin commercial operation on July 1. While the DEC has been going through testing throughout the spring, the commercial operation of the DEC will allow DME to begin providing wholesale power to the Texas grid. “Since 1905, DME has maintained high quality, reliable electric service for Denton,” said DME General Manager George Morrow. “Achieving commercial operation is a major…Read More

Denton Municipal Electric (DME) Earns National Recognition for Reliability

By 380news | Metro

DENTON, TX – Denton Municipal Electric (DME) was recently awarded with the platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The RP3 designation is given to public power providers that have shown leadership in electric reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Prior to 2018, DME held the gold level RP3 designation. “We are proud to achieve the platinum RP3 designation,” said George Morrow, General Manager of DME. “Safety and reliability are essential in providing the city of Denton exceptional electric service. This recognition…Read More

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