Month: January 2018

Have You Filed Your Homestead Exemption? Town Officials Encourage Residents to Take Advantage of this Deduction!

Eligible homeowners in Prosper are encouraged to take advantage of the Town’s homestead exemption, a 10 percent discount in the taxable value of residential properties. The homestead exemption, among the most generous in the North Texas area, applies to homes in both Collin and Denton Counties and will remain in effect until repealed by Council ...

New rule limits time bulk trash can be placed curbside

A new amendment to the rules governing the responsibilities of homeowners shortens the amount of time that bulk trash, intended for monthly pickup, can left out on the curb. Bulk trash pickup occurs on Mondays for different sections of Town, and up to now, there were no restrictions on when the trash could be placed ...

Mayor challenges residents to be part of three-peat

Launching the drive to ‘three-peat’ in the statewide IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, Mayor Ray Smith has enlisted the assistance of a new community group, Prosper Healthy, to help spearhead the annual campaign. “When you’re the reigning champ, challengers come at you with all they’ve got,” said the Mayor. “We’re answering the bell with a ...

Senior Night leads into Texas 5A State Duals Championship

January is a busy month for the wrestling world, and to kick it off, the Prosper Wrestling team held Senior Night to honor nine students in the class of 2018. The seniors include Alyssa Alvarez, Tristan Baugher, Anthony Centrella, Tommy Flaherty, Kade Mann, Jack Megow, Alex Varela, Cristiana Williams, and James Wujek. The night began ...

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Council paves way for creation of two Special Districts

By unanimous vote, the Prosper Town Council has put in motion a process that may result in the creation of two Special Districts which would utilize a portion of the sales and use tax for purposes of bolstering the Town’s public safety network. Establishment of the two districts would require voter approval.

A Lifelong Friendship – Betty Hodges Hughes and Betty Jackson Stewart

By Leslie Scott It’s a typical weekday morning at the Cotton Gin with breakfast crowds gathering and in a crowd of people, there are two ladies there that are as much a part of Prosper as the business itself. Betty Stewart and Betty Hughes have known each other most of their lives. Friends since they ...