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

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…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…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

Denton County Horticulture Invites You to the Fall Garden Fest

By Janet Laminack | Home & Garden

Fall is finally here (at least according to my deceitful calendar.) Of course, it does not feel like it yet in Texas. Eventually we will get our two days of fall weather and everyone can break out the sweaters and s’mores.   Until then, we can pretend the days are crisp and get in the spirit with the Fall Garden Fest on October 12. This free event is from 9 am to 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Denton.   Fall Garden…Read More

Fiscal Notes: Highlights from the 86th Texas Legislature

By 380news | Business

Fiscal Notes: Highlights from the 86th Texas Legislature (AUSTIN) — In the September edition of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office provides a biennial overview of the most important legislation passed during the 86th session of the Texas Legislature, which concluded May 27. The Legislature addressed several major issues, including meaningful reforms to public education and the state’s local property tax system. “My original Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) and a subsequent update that increased the amount available for spending allowed the Legislature to pass an all funds budget of approximately…Read More


By 380news | Uncategorized

KIDS TO DESIGN SOLDIER TRIBUTE FORT WORTH – Students across the area are being challenged to help design a Tarrant County Vietnam war-era memorial, according to project planners led by Jim Hodgson, executive director of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum. “At least 211 county residents died as a result of the conflict,” Hodgson points out. “Currently, there’s no local monument to honor those killed in Southeast Asia, but that may soon be changing. “We’re proposing a permanent display in Fort Worth’s Veterans Memorial Park on Camp Bowie Blvd. designed by local students to honor American service members for their sacrifices, as well as commemorate the loss to the families and loved ones.” The proposed monumental effort is backed by a…Read More

Fiscal Highlights from the 86th Legislature Legislative Session Tackled Public Education, Property Taxes

By 380news | Metro

  Fiscal Highlights from the 86th Legislature Legislative Session Tackled Public Education, Property Taxes By Ramona Reeves Published September 2019 The 86th Texas Legislature met in 2019 to write the state’s next budget and tackle a perennial challenge for Texas lawmakers — meaningful reforms to public education and the state’s local property tax system. In January, Comptroller Glenn Hegar provided a robust biennial revenue estimate (BRE) for the state, reporting that Texas’ revenues would support $119 billion in general-purpose spending for the 2020-21 biennium, 8.1 percent more than in 2018-19. All revenue sources, including federal aid and dedicated funds, brought the total amount to $266 billion available for the budget. The reasonably good fiscal news helped set an amicable tone…Read More

Veterans Services Organizations Sought to Apply for Grants

By 380news | People and Places

Veterans services organizations sought to apply for grants AUSTIN, TX – Grants supporting veteran services are available to eligible non-profit organizations and government agencies from the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC). The application deadline for 2020 FVA grants is October 25, 2019. For detailed instructions on how to apply, click https://www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/apply/. Additionally, a webinar on how to apply may be viewed at https://www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/ . Past grants to organizations ranged from $15,000 to $500,000. Hear grant recipients explain how FVA grants help their missions at https://bit.ly/2mbbOEn . FVA grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and government agencies for specific services they provide veterans and their families. The grants support a wide range of services for…Read More

Denton County Schedules Ground Spraying in Response to Positive WNV Mosquito Trap

By 380news | Paloma Creek

Denton County Schedules Ground Spraying in Response to Positive WNV Mosquito Trap Near the northern portion of Paloma Creek on  U.S. Highway 380 East Denton County, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap in unincorporated eastern Denton County near the northern portion of Paloma Creek on  U.S. Highway 380 East. DCPH will conduct truck-based ground spraying in the area located near the positive WNV mosquito trap beginning Friday, September 7, 2018.  The ground spraying schedule is as follows, weather permitting:…Read More

Community Invited to Celebrate Prosper’s first Chick-fil-A Opening

By 380news | Prosper

Community invited to celebrate Prosper’s first Chick-fil-A opening Aug. 23 100 guests to earn free year of Chick-fil-A meals by participating in Campout PROSPER, TX – Chick-fil-A will open its first Prosper restaurant on Aug. 23, bringing its handcrafted food and award-winning customer service, commitment to community engagement and hands-on mentoring for 85 newly hired Team Members. Local franchise owner and Operator Chris Wright is inviting residents to join in the opening festivities at his new restaurant at 1091 S. Preston Road by participating in a community celebration that has…Read More

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