Poetry Gathering Features Western Singer Jean Prescott

By 380news | Texas

Poetry Gathering features western singer Jean Prescott ALPINE, Texas – As the third weekend in February approaches, anticipation is building toward the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s inaugural event on the campus of Sul Ross State University.Picking up the torch of the previous Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the new nonprofit organization has invited cowboy poets and western songwriters from across Texas and other western states to participate in an event known for its attention to tradition. Among those scheduled to perform, Jean Prescott, a native Texan, looks forward to sharing…Read More

GLO’s Historic Public Outreach Yields Valuable Input

By 380news | Uncategorized

GLO’s Historic Public Outreach Yields Valuable Input Plan detailing how state and local governments will use funds sent to HUD for approval; read revised action plan and find more information at recovery.texas.gov/mitigation AUSTIN, TX – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the submission of a modified state action plan for Community Development Block Grant for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These adjustments were guided by input gathered through an extraordinary public outreach effort. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) incorporated valuable…Read More

NCTCOG Accepting Online Input on Transportation Initiatives

By 380news | Metro

NCTCOG Accepting Online Input on Transportation Initiatives North Texans invited to comment on Unified Planning Work Program, HB 2840 Jan. 14, 2020 (Arlington, Texas) — The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting an online public input opportunity to allow residents to comment on transportation and air quality initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Members of the public are encouraged to provide input at www.nctcog.org/input. Modifications to the Fiscal Year 2020 and FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program will be posted for review. The UPWP for regional transportation planning…Read More

Hickory Creek Lift Station Overflow Pump Failure Leads to City of Denton Sewer Overflow

By 380news | Uncategorized

Hickory Creek Lift Station Overflow Pump Failure Leads to City of Denton Sewer Overflow DENTON, TX, Nov. 25, 2019 – The City of Denton Wastewater Utility reported a failure at the Hickory Creek Lift Station near the Old Alton Bridge around 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, which resulted in a sanitary sewer overflow in the vicinity. While the volume of the overflow is undetermined at this time, it is estimated to exceed 100,000 gallons. Staff is actively investigating the cause of the failure and the extent of the overflow. Staff responded immediately to the station, and sewage has been temporarily diverted until repairs are made. Samples of Hickory Creek will be tested on an ongoing basis to determine any impacts…Read More

Are You Celebrating Bat Week?

By Janet Hurley | Uncategorized

Are you celebrating Bat Week? Because this annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature is happening right now October 24-31. There are approximately 1,390 bat species in the world and Texas is home to 33 species, one of the most diverse and largest locations in the U .S. Most (95%) bats are insectivores (eat only insects). However, there are bats that like to eat fruit, seeds, birds, fish and yes, even blood. But these bats are in Central and South America and don’t like human blood. Separating…Read More

New Map: What Your Neighborhood Says About Your Life Expectancy

By 380news | Uncategorized

New map highlights dramatic differences in life expectancy depending on your neighborhood in Texas  Interactive mapping tool shows people live 17 years longer in neighborhoods with highest life expectancy versus areas with the lowest Analysis finds non-medical factors like poverty rate, income, race, and education levels often correspond to large differences in how long Texans live HOUSTON, TX – New numbers show there can be than a more than a 20-year difference in how long Texans live in one neighborhood compared to another, even though they may only be a few miles apart. That’s just one of the findings from an Episcopal Health Foundation analysis of a new, interactive mapping tool that shows life expectancy rates for neighborhoods across Texas.…Read More

From the Desk of Hugh Coleman- Denton County Precinct One Newsletter

By 380news | Uncategorized

Precinct 1 Monthly News Updates Streetlights to be installed on Hickory Creek Road. I have been working with county staff and other entities including the City of Denton to install streetlights on Hickory Creek Road from Riverpass Drive to Country Club/FM 1830. A total of 16 streetlights will be installed, 10 in the unincorporated portions and six in the City of Denton portions of the road. The streetlights are to be spaced approximately 300 feet apart. The county will work with Oncor to install the streetlights and Oncor will be responsible for maintenance of the infrastructure. The county has selected Cavallo Energy Texas, state-run electricity provider for governments to use, as our retail electricity provider. This effort follows our success…Read More


By 380news | Uncategorized

    DENTON COUNTY, TX–For Immediate Release On October 14, 2019, ALL Denton County Tax Offices will close to conduct Employee Training. All locations will reopen on October 15, 2019 with normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Our staff works very hard to serve our citizens. By bringing all of our staff together for a full day of training, we can provide important information to the entire staff that will promote and enhance continued excellent customer service”, stated Michelle French, Denton County Tax Assessor/Collector. The Denton County Tax Office offers several methods of payments including online using e-Check, credit and debit cards. Citizens can also mail in payments or use the drop boxes located at all locations.…Read More

Denton Public Library Goes Fine Free for Overdue Items

By 380news | Uncategorized

Denton Public Library Goes Fine Free for Overdue Items Starting Oct. 1 All Existing Overdue Fines Will Be Forgiven, and Late Fines Will No Longer Be Charged DENTON, TX – Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, Denton Public Library will discontinue charging overdue fines for late returns. The purpose of this policy change is to encourage library use and open checkout access to books, movies, music, and more. Denton Public Library wishes to remove barriers to library use. Overdue fines conflict with the Library’s vision to be a welcoming place that provides free, equitable access to materials and services for all. Fines disproportionately affect those who need library services the most. The Library recognizes that sometimes life can get in the way,…Read More

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