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PUC Water Rate Appeal Update

PUC Water Rate Appeal Update

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 21, 2016
Tags: Community, Government, Town News, Water

In October 2015, residents of the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 (TC MUD) filed an appeal of the water and sewer rates set by the MUD Board with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), and the Trophy Club Public Improvement District (PID) residents petitioned to be a party to that appeal. Subsequently, the PUC denied the PID residents the right to join in the appeal filed by the MUD residents. The parties are currently at the stage where they are negotiating an agreed procedural schedule for the appeal, and each party…

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2016 Mosquito Surveillance & Management - Help Prevent WNV & Zika Virus

2016 Mosquito Surveillance & Management - Help Prevent WNV & Zika Virus

Posted by April Reiling on Mar 15, 2016
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, Parks, Trophy Club Park, Water, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

This winter season has been unusually wet and warm, providing attractive breeding conditions for a variety of insects, including mosquitoes. 

For the second year, the Town has contracted with an independent company specializing in mosquito surveillance and abatement for the 2016 mosquito season, which begins May 1st. The Mosquito Management Program includes weather monitoring, activity reports, inspection and ongoing larvicide treatment of known mosquito development sites, storm water catch basin inspection and treatment,…

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First Zika Virus Disease Contracted in Texas

First Zika Virus Disease Contracted in Texas

Posted by April Reiling on Feb 03, 2016
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Public Health, Water, Zika Virus

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported the first case of Zika virus disease contracted in Texas, with the possibility of sexual transmission from an infected person who had recent travel history from areas where Zika is currently being transmitted. Primary transmission of all previous cases in Texas has been related to foreign travel.  At this time, there have been no cases of Zika virus contracted or imported into Denton County.  

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected…

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2015 Mosquito Surveillance & Control - WNV Prevention

2015 Mosquito Surveillance & Control - WNV Prevention

Posted by Mike Pastor on Oct 15, 2015
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Public Health, Parks, West Nile Virus, Water, Town News

Update (December 2, 2015) --- Denton County Health Department officials have confirmed two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Trophy Club. One resident lives on Pebble Beach and the other lives on Sherwood, and both contracted the milder form of the virus (West Nile fever). Officials believe the individuals were likely bit in October and diagnosed in November.

So far in 2015 Denton County has eight (9) confirmed human cases and Trophy Club has two (2) of those cases.

Update (October 15, 2015) --- A mosquito…

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Join the Debris Crew & Help Restore Trophy Club Park - September 26th

Join the Debris Crew & Help Restore Trophy Club Park - September 26th

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 03, 2015
Tags: Community, Events, Government, Parks, Trophy Club Park, Trophy Club Gives, Town News, Volunteer, Water

The Spring rainy season brought several severe thunderstorms that left Lake Grapevine above flood level all summer. Trophy Club Park has been closed to regular traffic since June due to high water levels in the park, and as water continues to recede debris is left littering the park. The flood debris must be removed/cleaned up before the park is fully operational again, and we need a community-wide effort to help cleanup Trophy Club Park!

Registered volunteers will receive an official “Restore TCP: Debris Crew” hat!…

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Denton County Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case

Denton County Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case

Posted by April Reiling on Aug 24, 2015
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, Water, West Nile Virus

Denton County Health Department – The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV).  The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the case of WNV in a Lewisville resident today.

Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez stresses that residents can play a large role in reducing their risk. “It is important for residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites by minimizing outdoor exposure during peak mosquito activity, dressing appropriately and using…

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Displaced Wildlife Show Up as Flood Waters Recede

Displaced Wildlife Show Up as Flood Waters Recede

Posted by April Reiling on Jun 05, 2015
Tags: Community, Parks, Water, Trophy Club Park, Animals

NEWS RELEASE

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — June 3, 2015

Things that live on the ground typically aren’t adept at treading water for long. In the aftermath of flood events that have hammered much of the state recently, biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say encounters with various wildlife will not be uncommon.

Recent storms also coincided with the time of year when newborn wildlife start showing up on the landscape. As flood waters recede, wildlife officials anticipate…

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