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…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

Wild Horses are Iconic Symbols of Our Heritage

By Karen Svien | Metro

Equine enthusiasts dominate our 380 Corridor area and that’s why many would share my appreciation of the stunning view of mountains, the Pacific Ocean and a herd of wild horses that literally took my breath away. We were at Return to Freedom’s wild horse sanctuary in San Luis Obispo, California. Neda DeMayo founded the organization to explore alternatives to the way wild horses are typically managed both in sanctuaries and on the range. Additionally, Return to Freedom seeks to preserve historical, equine blood lines … some dating back to the early, original Spanish bloodlines of the late 1500’s. What struck me initially is how different wild horses are than domestic horses without the restrictions of controlled breeding. The markings and…Read More

McKinney Fire Department Honored for Performing Rare Life-Saving Procedure

By 380news | Metro

McKinney Fire Department honored for performing rare life-saving procedure Medical City McKinney honors Station 8 crew   McKINNEY, Texas (April 13, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) was honored today for performing an advanced skill that is usually only seen in hospital emergency rooms.  On Feb. 25, MFD received a call about a person choking at a home. The Station 8 crew arrived to find the patient was not breathing and did not have a pulse. They began CPR, but were unable to completely clear the airway. That’s when they performed a successful cricothyrotomy – surgically creating a new airway. The patient began to breathe on his own and was taken to Medical City McKinney (MCM) for further care.   …Read More

Fire Sprinkler Helps Save McKinney Restaurant

By 380news | Metro

Fire sprinkler helps save McKinney restaurant Single fire sprinkler head and kitchen hood fire suppression system shut down the flames       McKINNEY, Texas (April 17, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a kitchen fire at Thai Noodle Wave, 2775 S. Central Expy., shortly after the restaurant closed Sunday night. Firefighters arrived to find the fire extinguished by the kitchen hood fire suppression system and one sprinkler head. The most significant damage was limited to the cooking area. “The kitchen hood fire suppression system and the fire sprinkler made all the difference,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “Without the proper safety equipment, this incident would have been much more destructive.” Follow @mckinneytxfire on Facebook and…Read More

Endowment Established in Memory of TWU Student

By 380news | Metro

Endowment established in memory of TWU student Apr. 17, 2018 — DENTON — Jaqueline Rae Vandagriff’s life was cut short 19 months ago, but her memory will live on through an endowment established by her friends and family at Texas Woman’s University. The 24-year old junior, who was a lifelong vegetarian and animal lover, was studying nutrition at TWU. The fund will commemorate her life by supporting an internship in the area of health and wellbeing, with a preference for students majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences. Her killer was convicted and sentenced this past week, and now that the trial is over, the focus for her family and the university community will be to honor Jackie’s memory. Several representatives…Read More

Denton County and Area Officials Celebrate the Much-Needed Opening of FM 423

By 380news | Metro

FROM STEWARTS CREEK TO US 380  DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County, the Texas Department of Transportation and adjacent communities came together today to celebrate the much-needed completion of FM 423 from Stewarts Creek to US 380 as a six lane divided urban facility. The project was constructed in two sections. Section One, from Stewarts Creek to FM 2934, was let for construction in August of 2014 for a construction cost of $29,931,000. Section Two, from FM 2934 to US 380 was let for construction in September 2013 for a construction cost of $29,826,070. Denton County contributed in excess of $4.4 million for engineering and local participation in right of way costs. “It is amazing to consider what all is…Read More

Clint Bedsole: From Foster Care, the Military to Local Small Business Owner

By 380news | Metro

Is the Texas House of Representatives next?  Clint Bedsole overcame some serious challenges in his early years to become a successful small businessman, husband and father, and community leader. Today, he wants to help make lives better for members of our community as our next conservative representative in the Texas House. A product of Texas’ broken CPS system, Clint lived in about 10 foster homes in his youth, suffering abuse and neglect. His life stabilized when he was adopted by his last foster mom, but the self-reliance and perseverance he developed in his childhood have served him well since. “I believe God put us on this earth to give us trials and tribulations as a means to be molded into…Read More

Denton County Reports Ninth Influenza-Associated Death

By 380news | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX – On February 21, 2018, Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the ninth influenza-associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-2018 flu season. The 2017-2018 flu season is not over yet. The flu continues to be a serious health threat, and as the number of influenza-associated deaths rises, DCPH continues to recommend preventive steps to protect the health of our communities: Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get an annual flu shot, and the…Read More

Letter to the Editor

By 380news | Metro

With careful consideration, I am writing in support of Clint Bedsole for Texas State Representative District 106 in the upcoming primary election. After attending debates and discussing the needs and priorities with the various candidates it is my belief that Client is the right person for the job. He supports public education, understands that vouchers are not the solution to failing schools and promises to help solve the current crises in funding school districts. Clint understands the heavy burden of skyrocketing property taxes and realizes that we need appraisal reform…Read More

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