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First Enterovirus D68 Case (EV-D68) Reported in Denton County

First Enterovirus D68 Case (EV-D68) Reported in Denton County

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 26, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Public Health

A pediatric case of EV-D68 was reported to the Denton County Health Department late Thursday afternoon, making it the first case of the illness for the county. The patient was hospitalized, and has been released. For patient confidentiality reasons, no further personal information will be released.

“We are reminding parents to take sick children with an unexplained respiratory infection to their healthcare provider, specifically children with asthma,” says Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County Health Department Director. “When we see illnesses…

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Town Council Adopts $16.3 Million FY15 Budget; Lowers Tax Rate

Town Council Adopts $16.3 Million FY15 Budget; Lowers Tax Rate

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 26, 2014
Tags: Community, Government, Transparency, Town News

On September 23, the Town Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 annual operating budget of $16,279,695, which includes a municipal tax rate of $0.49 per $100 valuation. The adopted FY15 tax rate is nearly 2% lower than the previous year’s rate which equates to an almost one penny tax rate decrease. Strong reserves, solid growth and rising property values helped reduce property taxes for Trophy Club residents.

“While the proposed budget does not fund all budget requests, it meets the Town Council’s goals expressed during the…

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Town Council Seeking Volunteers for Board Appointments

Town Council Seeking Volunteers for Board Appointments

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 26, 2014
Tags: Community, Government, Volunteer, Town News

The Trophy Club Town Council is seeking residents who are willing to spend a few hours a month to serve their community. Appointed Board  Members must agree to serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses approved in advance by the Town Council.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, October 22, 2014 for annual appointments for the following:

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment — Board consists of five (5) regular members and four (4) alternates. This Board hears variances to the Town’s…

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Denton County Reports First, Second West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Cases

Denton County Reports First, Second West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Cases

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 12, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Water

The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting its first human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) of the season and the first case of Chikungunya virus (ChikV) in a Denton County resident.  The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed yesterday two cases of WNV—one resident in the City of Denton, the other in Argyle. 

“These reports of mosquito-borne diseases highlight and confirm our concerns—positive mosquito testing pools across the County have alerted us to the likelihood of human WNV cases, and we’re beginning…

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Police Chief Scott Kniffen Set to Retire After 40 Years in Law Enforcement

Police Chief Scott Kniffen Set to Retire After 40 Years in Law Enforcement

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 11, 2014
Tags: Community, Government, Public Safety, Town News, TCPD

Trophy Club Chief of Police, Scott Kniffen, will retire on September 26, 2014 after 40 years in law enforcement. Chief Kniffen has led the Trophy Club Police Department since September 2006 and faithfully served the citizens of Trophy Club for eight years. He and his wife Joanne have purchased acreage in Clyde, Texas, and look forward to a slow-paced retirement in a tight-knit community with deep family roots.

Chief Kniffen leaves large shoes to fill and will be missed by co-workers, law enforcement peers and many in the Trophy…

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Trophy Club Fire Department Breast Cancer T-shirts On Sale

Trophy Club Fire Department Breast Cancer T-shirts On Sale

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 04, 2014
Tags: Community, Events, Public Safety, Trophy Club Gives, TCFD

Breast cancer awareness t-shirts are now available for pre-order at the Municipal Building (100 Municipal Dr.) or the Fire Station (295 Trophy Club Dr.). The cost to pre-order is $15 per shirt, payable at time of order by cash (preferred) or personal check. Shirts will be available for pick up after September 29, and open stock t-shirts will be for sale for $20 each. Net proceeds go to breast cancer research. For more information please email info@trophyclubfd.org.

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