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North Texas Fair and Rodeo Creative Arts Contest

By 380news | Metro

It’s time for the 89th Annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo Creative Arts contest. The Creative Arts contest offers seven divisions to showcase your unique talents including needlework, clothing, arts and crafts, home canned food, antiques, junior entries, and 4-H, FHA, HERO, and FCCLA, with an age range from youth to adult divisions. Online entries are due online by August 15th or you may enter in person on August 17th at The North Texas Fair and Rodeo: 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX 76201. For more information and to enter…Read More

From the Desk of Hugh Coleman, Denton County Commissioner Precinct 1

By 380news | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX – This monthly column is to continue to maintain open communication with the residents in Precinct 1 by sharing updates on events and issues in Denton County. Watch for regular columns and stay informed on your area. Should you have any concerns you would like to share with Commissioner Coleman’s office, their contact information is included at the end of this article. Frisco Government Center Now Open The new Precinct 1 Frisco Government Center officially opened for business with a grand opening celebration June 29. The Frisco…Read More

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 11-13

By 380news | Metro

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. “Most folks won’t hear the back-to-school bell for another month, but it’s never too early to take advantage of the opportunity to save money…Read More

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation

By 380news | Metro

Lemonade Stand to Hold Seventh Annual Event When life gives the kids of Newman Village lemons, they make a Lemonade Stand. Joining in the fight against pediatric cancer, the Seventh Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser will be held to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in memory of Jonny Wade, who passed away from brain cancer in December 2015. The event will be on September 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the children of Newman Village will set up lemonade stands across the Central Plaza selling fresh lemonade and homemade treats to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. The idea behind the Lemonade Stand came from two brothers, Morgan and Maddox Patterson, who simply wanted to help…Read More


Box 620 Volunteers Visit the Little Elm Chamber Luncheon

By Jim Manning | Metro

Box 620 Volunteers visited the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. This month it was held at the Safety Center. The presentation was led by Jennifer Villalpando, the organizations Secretary and Treasurer. They are a quiet rehab unit of volunteers that support the area fire and police departments in a big way. They are always on the scene when the Little Elm Public Safety groups respond to an emergency. Box 620 is vital to the emergency personnel on the calls, providing rehydration, nourishment, shade, and rest on location. They do a lot of vital sign monitoring for the personnel on site to assure their safety. The organization depends on public support; they raise money with fundraisers and donations. Their…Read More

Denton County Reports Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Trap

By 380news | Metro

DENTON, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting a positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap located in unincorporated Denton County west of Frisco. DCPH will conduct truck-based ground spraying in the area located near the positive WNV mosquito trap beginning Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The ground spraying schedule is as follows, weather permitting: Wednesday, July 26 between the hours of 9pm and 5am Thursday, July 27 between the hours of 9pm and 5am Friday, July 28 between the hours of 9pm and 5am A detailed map of the spray areas can be found at www.dentoncounty.com/WNVnews. Residents in the affected area are being informed. Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of DCPH, relays “Denton County residents can play an active…Read More

North Texas Fair and Rodeo NTFR Ready to Boost Denton Economy

By 380news | Metro

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo has announced the concert line up and major attractions that will headline the 89th annual Fair and Rodeo to be held in Denton, Texas August 18-26. The annual event will kick off Friday, August 18th with the Josh Abbott Band in concert. The music excitement continues the next night with Travis Tritt.  Cody Johnson will headline the concert stage on Thursday, August 24th followed by Ryan Bingham on Friday, August 25th.  The concert series will conclude Saturday, August 26th with the legendary Tracy Byrd. Other nationally-known artists include La Energia Norteña, Jake Hooker & The Outsiders, Austin Allsup, and Sam Riggs.  Ticket information and a full schedule of concerts and events can be found…Read More

KIDS COOKING CAMP

By 380news | Metro

In The Kitchen with MOM Are you looking for exciting experience for your kids this summer? It is not too late to enroll in the Kids Cooking Camp at World Famous MOMS. Krys Murray will teach the young chefs so much more than how to follow a recipe and they will have so much fun they will not even know they are learning. Camp participants will spend two days learning the secrets of easy homemade ice cream and delicious cake. They will also learn the art of hosting and inviting guests to a dinner. On the third day of the camp the kids invited guests will enjoy their hospitality, and partake on their cake and ice cream! Camp dates are…Read More

REMINDER: NTTA TOLL RATES SCHEDULED TO INCREASE JULY 1 TollTag rates will adjust a penny per mile  

By 380news | Metro

PLANO, TEXAS – June 29, 2017 – A reminder, the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) will increase toll rates July 1,  implementing a biennial toll rate schedule approved in 2009. On average, TollTag member rates will adjust a penny per mile, from 17.06 to 18.01 cents. ZipCash customers pay 50 percent more than the TollTag member rate. “NTTA’s goal is to have every driver in a cost-saving TollTag,” said NTTA Chairman Kenneth Barr. “It makes good sense because it is the least expensive and most convenient way for drivers to safely travel throughout Texas, Oklahoma and now, Kansas.” TollTag members, 80 percent of toll road users, use prepaid accounts to receive discounted rates. ZipCash customers – those who choose not…Read More

Sprayground at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

By 380news | Metro

  DENTON, TX – The City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department and volunteer leaders are excited to announce a public groundbreaking ceremony for the development of the City’s first sprayground. The ceremony will be held on Friday, June 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park. The ceremony will begin at noon with remarks by City Council member Gerard Hudspeth, Denton resident and volunteer Amber Briggle, and Parks and Recreation Director Emerson Vorel. The public is invited to the ceremony and welcome to enjoy free…Read More

Denton County Reports Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Trap

By 380news | Metro

June 28, 2017 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting a positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap located in unincorporated Denton County west of Frisco, south of Hackberry. DCPH will conduct ground spraying in the area located near the positive WNV mosquito trap beginning Thursday, June 29, 2017. The ground spraying schedule is as follows, weather permitting: ·         Thursday, June 29 between the hours of 9pm and 5am ·         Friday, June 30 between the hours of 9pm and 5am ·         Saturday, July 1 between the hours of 9pm…Read More

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