Texas Legislature to Discuss Feral Hog Control

By Zach Davis | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX– As the feral hog population continues to expand in Texas and other parts of the country freeing up ways to control the invasive species is being discussed in the state legislature. Texas holds the distinction of possessing over half of the estimated six million wild pigs in North America.  Populations continue to expand and costs from their direct damages to agriculture enterprises have reached an estimated $800 million annually in Texas.  That’s not including golf courses and other recreation activities. Hunting, trapping, snaring, the use of trained dogs, and…Read More

Celina Public Library to Undergo Renovation and Expansion

By 380news | Metro

Public Library to undergo renovation and expansion Facility to close for three weeks CELINA, TX- (February 24, 2020) For three weeks beginning on Sunday, March 15, the Celina Public Library will be undergoing an expansion and remodeling. It is scheduled to reopen on Friday, April 3. To accommodate the freshening up, the facility will close for that period, according to Director of Library Services Linda Shaw. Should there be a delay or postponement of the reopening, officials will communicate the new date. “The library will undergo a slight transformation during…Read More

The Frisco Fighters Hereby Invite You to Attend Open Tryout on Saturday, Feb. 15.

By Brook Webber | Metro

The Frisco Fighters hereby invite you to attend our open tryout this Saturday, Feb. 15.   What? Open tryouts for the Frisco Fighters Indoor Football Club – all are welcome to try out or observe. When? This Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Where? Memorial Stadium in Frisco. 6927 Memorial Lane, Frisco, TX 75034 Why? The only IFL team in the DFW area is putting together its roster under the direction of Clint Dolezel, former star quarterback of the Dallas Desperados and the 2019 AFL…Read More

Notice of Public Meeting for Subsidy and Resource Allocation Study

By 380news | Metro

Notice of Public Meeting for Subsidy and Resource Allocation Study Denton Civic Center, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. DENTON, TX, Feb. 3, 2020 – The City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a public meeting for input on the final draft of the Subsidy and Resource Allocation Study. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the front Community Room at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. The Subsidy and Resource Allocation Study will provide a framework for planning, budgeting, pricing, and resource allocation of the department’s recreation programs, events, services, and partnerships. The study was performed by GreenPlay, LLC and will serve as a tool to help the department price…Read More

NCTCOG Accepting Online Input on Transportation Initiatives

By 380news | Metro

NCTCOG Accepting Online Input on Transportation Initiatives North Texans invited to comment on Unified Planning Work Program, HB 2840 Jan. 14, 2020 (Arlington, Texas) — The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting an online public input opportunity to allow residents to comment on transportation and air quality initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Members of the public are encouraged to provide input at www.nctcog.org/input. Modifications to the Fiscal Year 2020 and FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program will be posted for review. The UPWP for regional transportation planning provides a summary of the transportation and related air quality tasks to be conducted by NCTCOG. Additionally, due to the passing of House Bill 2840, members of the public can…Read More

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 Way District Ambassadors Dr. Buddy Dunworth, McMath Middle School Principal, and Renee Koontz, Rodriquez Middle School Principal, are leading another spirited effort among the district’s 43 campuses to raise much-needed…Read More

Denton Public Library Goes Fine Free for Overdue Items

By 380news | Metro

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. All revenue sources, including federal aid and dedicated funds, brought the total amount to $266 billion available for the budget. The reasonably good fiscal news helped set an amicable tone…Read More

Dallas Lawyer Receives National Animal Law Award

By 380news | Metro

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

By 380news | Metro

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…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…Read More

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