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…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…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…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 milestone for the DEC project, DME, and the City of Denton as we continue our focus on providing exceptional service for our customers.” The DEC is a 225-megawatt, quick-start, natural…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 demonstrates DME’s commitment to minimizing outages and injuries.” The RP3 designation, awarded by APPA, recognizes utilities that demonstrate high proficiency in a variety of areas related to reliability and that…Read More

Habitat for Humanity Announces Merger: North Collin County and South Collin County Now One Stronger Organization

By 380news | Metro

Together Habitat for Humanity of Collin County will serve more families and engage more of the community for housing change. McKINNEY, TX – North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) and Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County (HFH of SCC) announced today they have merged to form one united, stronger organization aimed at providing af fordable housing options to low and moderate income families in Collin County. Together, they will serve Collin County providing New Home Construction and Home Repair services to qualifying families earning below median incomes for our area and retail home improvement services through two ReStores, McKinney and Plano. The combined organization will be able to serve a greater number of families through streamlined staffing,…Read More

Denton County Reports Thirteenth Influenza-Associated Death

By 380news | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the thirteenth influenza associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-2018 f lu season. “Positive flu cases have been declining within Denton County since mid-February, but this recent f lu death illustrates the illness can still be a serious health risk,” states Juan Rodriguez, DCPH Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist. DCPH influenza surveillance reports indicate a steady decline in influenza activity since Week 7, week ending February 17th. The most recent surveillance report reflects low influenza activity with five positive influenza tests reported. DCPH continues to recommend that residents practice the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Good Health Habits to protect themselves against illness. CDC general good…Read More

City of Denton Appoints New Fire Chief

By 380news | Metro

DENTON, TX – City Manager Todd Hileman has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hedges to the position of Fire Chief. Hedges brings nearly 23 years of public service and leadership experience to the position. Hedges will begin as Fire Chief on April 14. “Assistant Chief Hedges has proven to be a solid leader and project manager,” said City Manager Todd Hileman. “Ken has been an integral part of the Fire Department’s leadership and command staff for a number of years and the guidance provided by Chief Paulsgrove will serve him well. He has a clear vision for the Department and I’m excited to see him take on this new opportunity.” Hedges currently serves as Assistant Fire Chief of Emergency Services…Read More

Arrest of Denton County Sheriff’s Office (DSCO) Sergeant West Jordan

By 380news | Metro

TARRANT COUNTY, TX – On March 13, 2018, Denton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant West Jordan was arrested by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) in a joint Investigation with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division. Jordan has been charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor, a Second Degree Felony. Jordan has been terminated by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of this press release, Jordan was being held in the Tarrant County Jail. “I am shocked and ashamed by…Read More

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

By 380news | Metro

McKINNEY, TX – PR #:2018.001 – McKinney police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to determine if there are additional child victims of Noel Anderson. Anderson has admitted to sexually assaulting four children between the ages of two and six over the course of the last seven years. Anderson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1020 N. Lake Forest Drive, located his victims through church meetings and held responsibilities such as primary instructor for children ages 7-8 in 2014. He also came…Read More

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