From the Desk of Hugh Coleman, Denton County Commissioner Pct. 1 – December 2017

By 380news | Metro

FM 720 North From US 380 to Martop Lane. Widen two-lane rural roadway to six-lane divided urban. The right-of-way acquisition are complete and utilities are scheduled for completion in April 2018. The project is fully funded and is expected to be under construction by the summer of 2018. FM 720 South – Construction on the $16 million southern segment of FM 720 from Eldorado to Martop Road began November 2015. Construction crews are working on the final construction items of a six-lane divided, urban facility with raised median. Project is…Read More

Drumroll Please…

By 380news | Metro

In their 33rd Season of bringing musical theatre to Denton they are proud to present to you our 2018 schedule of performances to be held at the Historic Campus Theatre. Season Tickets are on sale now, just in time to spoil the ones you love! Evita | February 22-24 & March 2-4, 2018 Evita follows the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 19341952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of…Read More

Sex Offender Registration Deputy

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DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce the creation of a new Sex Offender Registration Deputy position. This position will be responsible for registering sex offenders, as well as the tracking and validation of the current registered sex offenders. This deputy will act as a liaison between the Denton County Sheriff’s Office and the Sex Offender Registration Program which is run by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Deputy will work with the other agencies within Denton County to insure the offenders are in…Read More

Residents Invited to Weigh in on Collin County Transit Expansion

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The survey will run through January 5, 2018  McKINNEY, TX – The McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) is looking for ways to expand the Collin County Transit Program. The MUTD Board is gathering input from the community to help in the decision-making process. Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website to complete the online survey by Jan. 5. “Transportation is an important service that helps improve residents’ quality of life. It promotes positive interaction between neighbors, stimulates upward mobility, and increases exposure to opportunities,” said City Manager Paul Grimes. “This survey will help determine what other transportation needs may exist in our community and how best to satisfy them.” Residents will be surveyed on topics including current public transit…Read More

Denton County Awarded the Emergency Solutions Grant

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Collaborative Effort between Denton County Partners Addresses Homelessness DENTON, TX – Denton County has been awarded a two-year grant that will provide $600,000 annually toward programs addressing homelessness. The grant has been a collaborative effort between the City of Denton, Christian Community Action, Denton County Friends of the Family, Giving Hope, Inc., and the Salvation Army of Denton, The grant will apply to services for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 program years. The Emergency Solutions Grant is a competitive program that awards funds to Texas cities, counties, and private nonprofit organizations providing services to help at-risk and homeless persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered…Read More

Results from Stream Clean 2017

By 380news | Metro

Volunteers picked up more than two tons of debris DENTON, TX – On Saturday, Oct. 14, hundreds of volunteers gathered to clean up waterways in and around Denton at the City’s annual event, Stream Clean. As a result, 3,770 pounds of trash and 728 pounds of recyclable materials were picked up, as well as dozens of large items such as tires. “Stream Clean is an opportunity for residents to work together for the better of our community, but it’s also a chance for them to see the impact of littering,” said Katherine Barnett, City of Denton Sustainability and Special Project Administrator. Volunteers primarily picked up small items such as bottles and cans, but they were surprised this year by the…Read More

Twin Cities Trailer Sales

By 380news | Metro

For 28 years, Gary and Tammy Raak, owners of Twin Cities South Trailer Sales have been providing the equestrian community with high quality products and services. The Raaks started their business in Minnesota where the dealership sold Featherlite and Sundowner aluminum horse and cargo trailers along with Western Hauler custom trucks. In 2015, they opened Twin Cities South Trailer Sales in Pilot Point on Hwy 377. The dealership spans over seven acres and offers a full service shop and parts department. The front office is staffed with three knowledgeable sales people, as well as two full time admin and marketing personnel. As the nation’s largest volume dealer for Sundowner and Featherlite Trailers, Twin Cities South Trailer Sales supports the horse…Read More

McKinney Arts Commission Awards $200,000 Event Grants

By 380news | Metro

McKINNEY, TX – At the Oct. 3 regular meeting, McKinney City Council approved allocating funds for the McKinney Arts Commission to award $200,000 in grant funding to continue the organization’s mission of creating vibrant and viable arts in the community to be enjoyed by residents and visitors. The Arts Commission is made up of seven individuals that educate 501(c)3 arts organizations about how to apply for funding from the city for specific arts-related events or initiatives, evaluates the applications and advises City Council about qualified projects. “We believe the arts are good for business. When a major performer comes to town, the event draws tourists and their dollars. We are happy to award these talented groups support and are looking…Read More

Texas Travel Industry Association Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Officers

By 380news | Metro

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) has elected new officers and new members to its board of directors for the 2017-2018 term. The board of directors is comprised of individuals representing many different segments of the travel and tourism industry within Texas. The new chair of the association is Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit San Antonio. The immediate past chair, Jim Brothers, director of marketing for Six Flags Over Texas, will continue to serve on the board’s executive committee. Brandon Steinmann, principal of Steinmann Strategies, is now chairelect. John Osborne, CEO of Visit Lubbock, will serve as treasurer and Mike Waterman, president of Visit Houston, will serve as secretary. David Teel, president and CEO of…Read More

Denton Hires New City Attorney

By 380news | Metro

DENTON, TX – Aaron Leal, who was serving as the City of Denton’s Interim City Attorney, has been selected as the new City Attorney. Denton’s City Council officially offered Leal the position as part of last night’s Council meeting. The offer follows a nationwide search by Dallas-based executive recruitment firm Springsted | Waters (“Waters”). A total of 29 applicants responded, and Waters narrowed the list to 11 potential semifinalists for Council’s additional review. Council Members reviewed the semi-finalists at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting and selected five finalists based…Read More

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