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Denton Cooling Stations During Extreme Heat

380news | July 16, 2018 | Metro

  Denton Cooling Stations During Extreme Heat DENTON, TX, July 16, 2018 – Assistance is available as summer heat quickly rises to the triple digits. Water, cooling stations, and shelter are available for those who need a place to escape the extreme heat. Hours and services are subject to change, please check with the location/agency to confirm. Cooling Stations: ·       City of Denton Public Facilities – Various City facilities are air conditioned with public access to restrooms, water fountains, and sitting areas during normal operating hours. o   Parks & Recreation Cent...[read more]

Southern Chapel Vintage Market

Jodie Linton-Prickett | June 27, 2018 | Metro

Where French and Farmhouse Styles Meet Jodie Linton-Prickett One of my favorite landmarks in the 380 Corridor is the little white chapel, which sits adoringly on 5101 F.M. 424 in Crossroads. This lovely example of architecture built in 1900, operated as a traditional place of worship and a cowboy church until recently. Now, it is a delightfully artistic store housing Southern Chapel Vintage Market, LLC, where savvy southern style has a French twist. This theme is echoed through every aspect of this serendipitous locale. One would never know what treasures are waiting inside by simply driving b...[read more]

North Texas State Fair Association Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

380news | June 27, 2018 | Metro

The North Texas State Fair Association has awarded three Denton County high school seniors scholarships. The scholarships awarded were the Bob C. Powers Scholarship, North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship and the Robert Bell Memorial Scholarship. These three individuals distinguished themselves through their educational achievement, their leadership and community involvement, and their involvement in agriculture. All of these recipients demonstrate the quality and character to lead our next generation and continue to promote the agriculture industry. The North Texas State Fair Associat...[read more]

Denton Energy Center to Begin Operations in July

380news | June 27, 2018 | Metro

City to Host Public Tours on June 15 DENTON, TX – The City of Denton and Denton Municipal Electric (DME) have announced that the Denton Energy Center (DEC) power plant will begin commercial operation on July 1. While the DEC has been going through testing throughout the spring, the commercial operation of the DEC will allow DME to begin providing wholesale power to the Texas grid. “Since 1905, DME has maintained high quality, reliable electric service for Denton,” said DME General Manager George Morrow. “Achieving commercial operation is a major milestone for the DEC project, DME, and ...[read more]

Denton Municipal Electric (DME) Earns National Recognition for Reliability

380news | June 27, 2018 | Metro

DENTON, TX – Denton Municipal Electric (DME) was recently awarded with the platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The RP3 designation is given to public power providers that have shown leadership in electric reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Prior to 2018, DME held the gold level RP3 designation. “We are proud to achieve the platinum RP3 designation,” said George Morrow, General Manager of DME. “Safety and reliability are essential in providing the city of Denton exceptional electric...[read more]

Habitat for Humanity Announces Merger: North Collin County and South Collin County Now One Stronger Organization

380news | May 20, 2018 | Metro

Together Habitat for Humanity of Collin County will serve more families and engage more of the community for housing change. McKINNEY, TX – North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) and Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County (HFH of SCC) announced today they have merged to form one united, stronger organization aimed at providing af fordable housing options to low and moderate income families in Collin County. Together, they will serve Collin County providing New Home Construction and Home Repair services to qualifying families earning below median incomes for our area ...[read more]

Denton County Reports Thirteenth Influenza-Associated Death

380news | May 20, 2018 | Metro

DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the thirteenth influenza associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-2018 f lu season. “Positive flu cases have been declining within Denton County since mid-February, but this recent f lu death illustrates the illness can still be a serious health risk,” states Juan Rodriguez, DCPH Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist. DCPH influenza surveillance reports indicate a steady decline in influenza activity since Week 7, week ending February 17th. The most recent surveillance report reflects low influ...[read more]

City of Denton Appoints New Fire Chief

380news | April 18, 2018 | 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 well. He has a clear vision for the Department and I’m e...[read more]

Arrest of Denton County Sheriff’s Office (DSCO) Sergeant West Jordan

380news | April 18, 2018 | 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 the arrest of one of ou...[read more]

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

380news | April 18, 2018 | 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 into contact with children through othe...[read more]

Wild Horses are Iconic Symbols of Our Heritage

Karen Svien | April 18, 2018 | 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 ...[read more]

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