There are 25 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

By 380news | Uncategorized

April 1, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 25 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 231 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH did not receive any additional positive results for Denton State Supported Living Center residents or staff.  To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released. Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as…Read More

City Extends Facility Closures and Suspension of Events and Programming

By 380news | Uncategorized

City Extends Facility Closures and Suspension of Events and Programming Closures Extended Until Monday, May 4, or Until Further Notice DENTON, TX, April 1, 2020 – In alignment with Gov. Greg Abbott’s new Executive Order (GA-14), the City of Denton has announced the extension of City operational changes to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). City facilities will remain closed until Monday, May 4, or until further notice, while City staff continue to serve the public remotely where possible. Closed facilities include: ·       City Hall (215 E. McKinney St.) ·      …Read More

Comptroller’s Office Extends Franchise Tax Deadline

By 380news | Uncategorized

Comptroller’s Office Extends Franchise Tax Deadline (AUSTIN) — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide Texas businesses relief, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that his agency is automatically extending the due date for 2020 franchise tax reports to July 15 to be consistent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The due date extension applies to all franchise taxpayers. It is automatic, and taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms. “We recognize that the information aggregated from taxpayers’ federal tax returns comprises the building blocks for their…Read More

COVID-19 Relief Fund Created to Help Those Impacted in Denton County

By 380news | Community

COVID-19 Relief Fund Created to Help Those Impacted in Denton County United Way of Denton County creates the COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) so neighbors can help neighbors impacted by income or job loss during this unprecedented and evolving situation.   DENTON, TX (Mar 16, 2020)– United Way of Denton County has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund as a resource for the community to donate to support individuals and families in Denton County impacted as a result of COVID-19 activity. As the Denton County community complies with the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local government and health organizations, additional support will be needed to help neighbors experiencing income or job loss due…Read More

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Postponed

By 380news | Uncategorized

The 40th Season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Postponed until May 2, 2020 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (March 16, 2020):  Scarborough Renaissance Festival® announces that as a result of the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly revised guidelines from the CDC, communications with local authorities and our tremendous concern for the health and safety of its staff, participants and patrons that the Festival will postpone its 2020 season. The 2020 Scarborough Renaissance Festival® season will now start May 2, 2020 and run a reduced schedule of 6 weekends through Sunday, June 7, 2020. This will include Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020.  There may also be adjustments made to the Festival’s Themed Weekends and Special Events as well as the…Read More

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 her life-long love of music. “I started singing to the radio with my granddad when I was about two,” she recalls. As a teenager living way out in Glasscock County…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 feedback from local leaders, residents of affected communities, and other stakeholders, received during a 50-day public comment period – including eight public hearings across a 140 eligible county region, seeking…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 provides a summary of the transportation and related air quality tasks to be conducted by NCTCOG. Additionally, due to the passing of House Bill 2840, members of the public can…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

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…Read More

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