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Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony in Denton

By 380news | Metro

DENTON, TX-  The Lipscomb-Doggett House, located at 918 West Oak Street in Denton, recently received its status as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.  There will be a historical marker dedication ceremony at the home Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception and tour. Priestly Lipscomb built the Lipscomb-Doggett House in 1895, making it one of the oldest homes in the Oak-Hickory Historic District. Lipscomb, a local physician, owned and operated a drug store on the Denton Square. In 1920, William T. Doggett purchased the residence. Doggett was…Read More

Sanger Murder (Double Homicide/Suicide) Update 

By 380news | Metro

SANGER, TX JUNE 17, 2017.  The Sanger Police Department along with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 2500 block of Wichita Trail around 9:44 pm.  Upon arrival, it was determined that an elderly couple was found deceased and a younger white male had taken his own life.   There is no other suspect involved in this investigation.  This is not a random act and the citizens of Sanger, Texas and Denton County are safe.   The victims and suspect have not been identified at this time.  This case still…Read More

North Texans Take Action for Clean Air June 23

By 380news | Metro

June 19, 2017 (Arlington, Texas) – For the eighth consecutive year, North Texans will join in taking action for clean air and log commitments at www.airnorthtexas.org. Clean Air Action Day, the first Friday of summer every year, celebrates ways North Texans can help improve air quality. Across the region June 23, North Texans will do something extra to reduce ozone-causing pollution. This year’s theme is “Take Steps Toward Improving Air Quality,” and with 19 potential clean air choices, there are several actions they can take to do their part. Air…Read More

Murder (Double Homicide/Suicide)

By 380news | Metro

SANGER, TX JUNE 17, 2017.  The Sanger Police Department along with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 2500 block of Wichita Trail around 9:44 pm.    Upon arrival, it was determined that an elderly couple was found deceased and a younger white male had taken his own life.    There is no other suspect involved in this investigation.  This is not a random act and the citizens of Sanger, Texas and Denton County are safe.    The victims and suspect have not been identified at this time.    This case still under investigation and no other information is available at this time. Read More


McKinney Performing Arts Center Launches a 100-day Fundraising Campaign

By 380news | Metro

McKINNEY, Texas (June 19, 2017) – McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) today announced a fundraising campaign called 100 Days, 100 Donations. MPAC, located at the former Collin County Courthouse in the center of Historic Downtown McKinney, is asking patrons for support to continue to bring music, entertainment and activities to Historic Downtown McKinney. The popular Hues and Blues art exhibit and the upcoming Summer Concert Series featuring Larry Gatlin are recent entertainment options enjoying great success at MPAC. “We want to keep bringing non-stop activity to downtown McKinney, but we need a little help from our friends. In order to maintain favorite programs and bring new talent, we have a goal of gaining financial support from an additional 100 individuals,…Read More

Sprayground at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

By 380news | Metro

  DENTON, TX, June 19, 2017 – 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 Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. 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 hot dogs, cold drinks, and an inflatable water slide. The sprayground idea was first identified by a group of local parents, then grew into a…Read More

TxDOT Opens I-35E TEXPress Lanes

By Hugh Coleman, Denton County Commissioner | Metro

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) opened an 18-mile TEXpress Lane (toll managed lanes) corridor on Interstate 35E (I-35E) from I-635 in Dallas County to Swisher Road in Denton County on May 22. The lanes feature two concurrent lanes from I-635 to Valwood Parkway and two reversible lanes from Valwood Parkway to Swisher Road. A total of 14 entrance ramps and 15 exit ramps are provided, as well as direct connections to/from the LBJ TEXpress Lanes. The lanes will operate southbound Monday-Friday, 3:00 am to 11:00 am and Saturday and Sunday all day, and northbound Monday-Friday 1:00 pm to 1:00 am. The TEXpress Lanes provide drivers an option to take the main lanes at no cost or pay to use…Read More

Town, ISD Create One-Stop Site for Community News

By 380news | Metro

LITTLE ELM, TX – In the long history of human existence, one thing remains true, regardless of language, climate, or culture -humans seek interaction with one another, and the central square is where information is shared. “That’s true even today,” says Little Elm Town Manager Matt Mueller. “Sharing information, asking questions and obtaining answers is a fundamental aspect of our species. What changes over time is how that information is exchanged.” In Little Elm, http://mylittleelmnews.com is a new internet community web site that has been recently established, bringing much of that critically beneficial information into clear focus. The site marshals the resources of the Town of Little Elm and the Little Elm Independent School District to create a virtual central…Read More

Prosper Council Passes Resolution on Future of US 380

By 380news | Metro

Town strongly favors conversion to LAR  PROPSER, TX – By unanimous vote at a recent Town Council meeting in which all Council members were present, the Town of Prosper has expressed strong support for the eventual conversion of US 380 into a limited access roadway. The Council issued a resolution to that effect, citing the need to plan effectively for the expected increase in the general area’s population and the accompanying rise in traffic. A limited access roadway (LAR) is often referred to as a freeway with main lanes, frontage roads, entrance and exit ramps, and grade-separated interchanges. Separately, the Council also emphasized their support of a US 380 bypass that terminates east of the intersection with Custer Road. “It’s…Read More

City of McKinney Approves Tax Incentive Plan for Craig Ranch Resort and Conference Center

By 380news | Metro

McKINNEY, TX – The City of McKinney approved a tax incentive plan Tuesday night for a $100 million upscale lifestyle hotel and conference center in Craig Ranch, making the project officially a public-private partnership. The project will be located on an eight-acre site at the corner of Collin McKinney Parkway and Weiskopf Avenue within the 2,200-acre Craig Ranch master-planned development. The city voted to contribute up to $18 million in economic incentives that include a $5 million loan at commencement of construction and a $3 million grant upon completion of…Read More

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