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Prosper Elevates Economic Development Posture – Hires Chuck Springer as Executive Director of Administrative Services

In the midst of the most prolific economic development period in the history of Prosper, the Town has made another personnel move that reinforces the municipality’s resolve to actively support its expanding business climate. In addition to bringing in former Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as Executive Director of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation, a move ...

Prosper Fishing Derby set to break attendance record

With temperatures expected to be on the mild side and no rain, the forecast for attendance at the ninth annual Prosper Fishing Derby is another record setter.  The highly-popular event always brings out kids, parents and grandparents to cast a line, catch some trout and win some prizes.  This year, no preliminary registration is required. ...

Ladies in Leadership…Rising Strong: Power of Positive Thinking

The Prosper Ladies in Leadership is a division of the Prosper Chamber of Commerce. They held their monthly meeting at Texas Health Prosper this morning. Their mission is to motivate, inspire, and empower fellow ladies in leadership. They strive to provide an environment advocating growth, development, strength, and confidence. The group meets each month for ...

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generous in the North Texas area, applies to homes in both Collin and Denton Counties and will remain in effect until repealed by Council ...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 ...

Ordinance prohibits fireworks within Town limits and ETJ

The excitement of ushering in the New Year can be fun and hopeful, but starting out 2018 with a citation from the Fire or Police Departments for violating the no fireworks ordinance can ruin any party. The Fire Marshal urges everyone to enjoy their New Year’s celebrations without that risk.