Posted on: November 13, 2017

Little Elm High School Improv Troupe Wins 4 of 5 Improv Awards

LEHS Improv Troupe

Performing in front of a crowd is daunting enough, but doing so without a script is in a league of its own. More than a dozen LEHS students competed in the Dionysia Improv contest and came home winners.

The art of improvising is composing, uttering executing and arranging anything out previous preparation. Fourteen Little Elm High School students competed in the Dionysia Improv Contest last weekend, and four were awarded Best Improvisers.

The contest is i...

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Arts & Entertainment
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Santa's Elves Program

Elf with presents

Registration opens in October for the annual Santa's Elves program that is sponsored by the Town.

LITTLE ELM (September 25, 2017) What began as a way to ensure that no child in Little Elm would wake up on Christmas morning without a present to unwrap has grown into an annual community-wide program. 

Registration for this year’s Santa’s Elves p...

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Arts & Entertainment
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Citizens Government Academy class gets start date

CGA

Graduates will form second alumni group

Giving citizens an inside look at the workings of municipal government and, in turn, asking them to use this knowledge to improve their community is the principle behind Little Elm’s Citizens Government Academy.

The next CGA class starts on Wedne...

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Additional Info... Arts & Entertainment
Posted on: March 29, 2017

July Jubilee Parking

July Jubilee Parking

Be prepared this July Jubilee and buy a parking pass in advance for only $30, or $25 for Little Elm residents.

Parking

Reserve a parking spot at the park for July 4! The reservation is yours all day- making it easy to come and go! $30 for Non-Residents $25 for Residents of Little Elm, however, you MUST come by the Parks Admin Office at 101 Hardwicke Lane to purchas...

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Arts & Entertainment
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Texas Steak Championship Cookoff

Premier Grilling

A fun event in Little Elm Park by Premier Grilling!

Come out for this awesome family fun day on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Premier Grilling Texas Steak Championship Cookoff will take place at Little Elm Park. Come compete, or just watch the action, and enjoy live music from Texas Flood and Aspen Creek all...

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Arts & Entertainment

Business

9 Stories
Posted on: October 30, 2017

When Customer Service Sets the Tone

Matt Mueller

Many of you may not know this about me, but in my prime, I could make, wrap, and bag a dozen tacos in less than two minutes.You may wonder how I developed this super power. The answer is simple. I spent hours and hours honing this skill while I worked for...

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Business
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Little Elm EDC seeks to fill upcoming board vacancies

EDC

A thirty-day period of accepting applications from eligible individuals to fill two openings on the Little Elm Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors starts today.  

            &a...

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Business
Posted on: March 29, 2017

About Economic Development

Jennette Headshot

When I tell people that I work for Little Elm Economic Development Corporation, their response is typically, “what is that?”  Economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a co...

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Business
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Lakefront Grill

LE Grill_bug

The Lakefront Grill is the restaurant right above the beach that is managed by Up in Smoke BBQ Dallas.  Please contact Up in Smoke BBQ Dallas directly for any catering requests.

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., daily

To see their full menu, please click her...

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Business
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Rustic Growler

Rustic Growler image

With microbreweries popping up in North Texas, more and more beer-lovers are expanding their taste buds to include craft beer. The thirst for unique local beer will soon be quenched with the arrival of The Rustic Growler, an upscale bar hangout for craft ...

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Business
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Flix Brewhouse (TM)

Flix Brewhouse

Flix BrewhouseTM is the world’s only combination first-run cinema and dine-in microbrewery, and will be approximately 38,500 square feet and feature eight auditoriums equipped with all the comforts viewers could possibly want. 

Viewers w...

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Business
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Palladium Phase 2

The Palladium Little Elm development highlights a commercial/retail building consisting of 6,000 square feet at the corner of Main Street and Eldorado Parkway. The two-story building is designed to host retail and a restaurant to join Hula Hut, Towers Tap...

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Business
Posted on: March 29, 2017

About Economic Development

Jennette Headshot

When I tell people that I work for Little Elm Economic Development Corporation, their response is typically, “what is that?”  Economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a co...

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Business
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

fuzzy logo

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is making its way to Little Elm! Located on Eldorado in the same shopping center as La Azteca, this restaurant is planned as their largest yet. With nearly 5,000 square feet, which includes a patio, this Fuzzy’s will have everything you ...

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Business

Posted on: November 17, 2017

College Road Trippin'

sfa trip 2

Gassed up and ready to go, a large 55 passenger bus was full of Little Elm High School students and parents eager to make a day trip to Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday. It's home to the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks, and for a day they became Lu...

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LEISD Feature Stories

LEISD News

20 Stories
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Around the District...in Pictures!

World Diabetes Day

Lakeside/Prestwick Athletics donated 241 bears to the Little Elm High School HOSA Bears for Care Drive! #loboproud

Flat Lobo kicked off the holiday at the Chavez Elementary's annual Thanksgiving Community Feast!

The Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy w...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Hackberry Elementary Opens Doors to New STEM Makerspace

makerspace at hackberry

It's taken three months of planning and creating, but it's finally here. Hackberry Elementary revealed its new makerspace in front of a room of parents Wednesday during Coffee with the Principals.

"We decided we wanted this room three weeks before sch...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Voters Approve Little Elm ISD Bond Propositions

Bond Social Share

Voters in Little Elm ISD approved both school district propositions on the November 7 ballot. Prop A passed with 69% in favor and Prop B passed with 65% in favor. The two propositions totaled $239,500,000. 

“I’d like to thank o...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

College Road Trippin'

sfa trip 2

Gassed up and ready to go, a large 55 passenger bus was full of Little Elm High School students and parents eager to make a day trip to Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday. It's home to the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks, and for a day they became Lu...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Hackberry Extends Helping Hands in Houston

Hackberry donates and delivers 100 boxes to a Houston school.

The "H" proudly worn on a t-shirt this week had more meaning than the name of the school campus it represented. The "H" is for Hackberry, but on Tuesday, it meant Hope, Helping Hand, and Honorable. 

Hackberry Elementary Princip...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs: DECA's Busiest Month

LEHS MS Challenge

One of the biggest projects is the Little Elm ISD Annual food drive, benefiting the Little Elm Area Food Bank. In addition to managing the food drive and collecting cans at Little Elm High Schools, students were in charge of creating all the promotional m...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

First Ever Food Trailer is Unveiled

Little Elm ISD tabLE to Go food trailer

It won’t be long before you see the first of its kind food trailer rolling around Little Elm serving the community with Little Elm ISD’s name on it. Dr. Tony Tipton, executive director for Community Relations and Marketing and Cortney ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Karrington is On A Roll

VOLLEYBALL TECH COMMITTMENT

Contributions for story provided by LEHS Journalism class.

Little Elm High School senior, Karrington Jones, recently received a full ride scholarship to Texas Tech University to play volleyball. Jones earned this reward based on her intense involvement wit...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

LOBO

Why do we love Little Elm ISD?

It's a place where we can add our uniqueness to a culture based on excellence, integrity, respect, and compassion.

It's a place where we are a one high school town.

It's a place where we are all Lobos.

It's a place where you can...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

ATHLETICS

At Little Elm High School alone, there are nearly 30 student clubs and organizations for students to choose from and become involved in at school. The different clubs tap into a student's creativity, musical talents, leadership, professional careers, and ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

ACADEMICS

Little Elm High School students will be competing for the third year in Academic Decathlon. The first year the AcDec team competed, they surpased repeat competitors and finished 6th in State in mid-sized category. Academic Pentathlon is also at Lakeside M...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 19, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

UNT - COLLEGE TOUR

The Freshman College Tours began last fall when Keisha Brown, coordinator for K-12 College Readiness had an idea that seemed far fetched: transporting more than 400 freshman to different college campuses for one day. The idea worked. 

This year, 4...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

LIINK - 3 kids playing outside

LiiNK, which stands for Let's Inspire Innovation 'N Kids, is a project designed by Dr. Debbie Rhea of Texas Christian University. It models the Finnish school system, one of the most successful school systems in the world, where students receive four rece...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

Dual Language - Students work collaboratively together

The two-way Dual Language Program at Little Elm ISD is in its ninth year. Balancing native English and Spanish speaking students together in the same class is part of the program's success. They learn side-by-side and collaboratively learn each other's la...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

LEISD STEM Rollout Plan for K-5

Middle School students working on a robot in engineering class

In the spring of 2017, Little Elm ISD surveyed the community through Thoughtexchange and asked how the community would feel about expanding STEM to all elementary campuses. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of providing equal STEM opportunities to ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Dr. Strike Announces Retirement

Dr. Lowell Strike, Superintendent

The Board of Trustees for the Little Elm Independent School District accepted the notice of retirement from Dr. Lowell H. Strike’s, superintendent of schools, at their Monday, June 19th board meeting. Strike’s retirement will be effective December 31, 201...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 11, 2017

The Process of Prioritization

LRFPC

Committee members considered four important factors as they worked through a prioritization process during Monday night’s Long Range Facilities Planning Committee meeting. This was the fourth meeting the LRFPC had in a series of five meetings.

Ba...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 9, 2017

The Road to State

softball

Lady Lobos Start the Series with a Win

By Thomas Galland & Mckayla Mateer, LEHS student journalists

The softball team played its first game of the playoffs Thursday night and came out on top, beating Frisco High School 1-0.

Freshman Lauren Lucas pitched ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Rusty Segler Awarded the Triple E

Coach Segler awarded Triple E by Dr. Strike

Little Elm High School Head Basketball Coach, Rusty Segler, has had quite a year with his Varsity basketball team. He told the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting about how the team accomplished many firsts in the history of the high school basketball p...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Girls Operating as Leaders at Lakeside Middle School

GOAL at Lakeside Middle

On Thursday, the Girls Operating As Leaders (GOAL) club members met a few of their new mentors: Ana Lopez, Ericka Osorio, and Melissa Miranda. The young women are members of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. and students of Texas Woman's Unive...

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LEISD News

Posted on: October 25, 2017

Lakefront Trail Trash Bash set for Nov. 4

Trash Bash

Help keep your community clean by volunteering!

LITTLE ELM (Oct. 23, 2017) In addition to very pleasant temperatures, and a touch of color in nature, autumn in Little Elm can be characterized as a time when residents actively express their community pride by cleaning and sprucing up.

  &nbs...

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Bike Rodeo and Safety Fair

Child Bike

Get this on your calendar! The Bike rodeo is all fun and all about bike safety.

Bike Safety is Serious Business! 

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Little Elm Park for our Fall 2017 Family Bike Rodeo and Safety Fair sponsored by the Little Elm Police Department and the Local Organization of Community Asso...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 24, 2017

National Night Out Registration Open

National Night Out

Register your neighborhood or organization to host a block party during National Night Out on Oct. 3!

LITTLE ELM (August 23, 2017) Little Elm Police are now accepting registrations for neighborhoods to add their annual get-to-know-your-first-responders block parties to the annual National Night Out schedule.

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Police Chief urges caution in school zones

school sign

Distracted drivers are the biggest risk to safety.

LITTLE ELM (August 16, 2017) Classes have officially started in most Little Elm schools and officers of the Little Elm Police Department will be paying particular attention to school zones during the first weeks of the semester, seeking to heighten awaren...

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Public Safety
Posted on: August 2, 2017

New Traffic Laws Begin Sept. 1

School Bus Stop Sign

The fine for not stopping for a school bus has gone up from $200 to $500, and
can even have a maximum penalty of $1,250.

There are new traffic laws in Texas that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2017, and failure to follow them could result in some hefty fines.

Back to school safety is important for every member of the community to be aware of, so to coincide with school starting ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: July 25, 2017

West Nile fever Case Triggers Fogging

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Confirmed case of West Nile fever triggers fogging in Hart's Branch.

The year’s first case of the effects related to the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus in Denton County has been confirmed as a case of West Nile fever in a Little Elm resident.  The Denton County Health Department has issued the confirmation, but ha...

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Public Safety
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Online list ranks Little Elm fourth safest in state

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Online list declares Little Elm among state’s safest
Annual list uses FBI Crime Report stats and specialized criteria

LITTLE ELM (July 18, 2017) Based on a combination of statistics reflecting the criminal activity in various categories during 2015 and their own evaluating criteria, Safewise, the online website devoted to providing advice on safety and security, has name...

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Public Safety
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Fire Chief reminds residents of fireworks ban

fireworks

Little Elm Fire Chief reminds residents of fireworks ban. Town ordinance covers all fireworks, including sparklers.

LITTLE ELM (June 15, 2017) Fire officials around the country are bracing for the Independence Day Holiday, the time of year that has become among the highest for property damage by fire and personal injury.

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Public Safety
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Little Elm Park Rules

Beach Rules

With summer comes some friendly reminders about the few beach and park rules Little Elm has.

As the summer draws near and the beach sees increasing activities, the Town is making a big public information push to make sure rules at the beach and Little Elm Park are well known. 

We have installed new signage in English and Spanish, and have...

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Public Safety
Posted on: May 12, 2017

West Nile Virus Test

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Testing has begun for Little Elm. This week's test did not have any positive samples.

West Nile Virus Testing in Little Elm has started its weekly testing of mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus. We are pleased to report that this week’s test did not bring back any positive samples. 

However, it is that time of year when we...

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Public Safety

Posted on: November 9, 2017

First Athletic Commitments of the Year

Three Little Elm ISD athletes have signed their letter of intent to play collegiate sports. This is the first of many athletes that will be signing this school year.

Karrington Jones has signed with NCAA Division I school, Texas Tech University. She has been a part of this year's Volleyball team who have made a historic run into the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. The girls lost in the bi-district round of th...

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Sports & Rec
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Karrington is On A Roll

VOLLEYBALL TECH COMMITTMENT

Little Elm High School senior commits to play volleyball at a Division I school.

Contributions for story provided by LEHS Journalism class.

Little Elm High School senior, Karrington Jones, recently received a full ride scholarship to Texas Tech University to play volleyball. Jones earned this reward based on her intense involvement wit...

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Sports & Rec
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Yoga on the Beach

Yoga on the Beach

Get zen with Sharika every Saturday at Little Elm Park and beach.

Grab a beach towel and join us every Saturday at 9 a.m. for Yoga On The Beach! A beginners session and time for questions is at 8:30 a.m. 

The class is free for Rec Center members, or $5 per class. If you pay per class, please bring exact cash and...

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Sports & Rec

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Sprinkler system watering enters seasonal schedule

Water Sprinkler

LITTLE ELM (November 2, 2017) For many, the annual holiday season officially begins on Halloween night and ends on New Year’s Day, a reminder brought on by cooler temperatures and falling leaves.

That chilly reminder should also send a signal tha...

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Town of Elm News Feature Story
Posted on: October 30, 2017

When Customer Service Sets the Tone

Matt Mueller

Many of you may not know this about me, but in my prime, I could make, wrap, and bag a dozen tacos in less than two minutes.You may wonder how I developed this super power. The answer is simple. I spent hours and hours honing this skill while I worked for...

Read on...

Town of Elm News Feature Story

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Sprinkler system watering enters seasonal schedule

Water Sprinkler

LITTLE ELM (November 2, 2017) For many, the annual holiday season officially begins on Halloween night and ends on New Year’s Day, a reminder brought on by cooler temperatures and falling leaves.

That chilly reminder should also send a signal that changes ...

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Winter averaging starts next month

Water Running

LITTLE ELM (October 25, 2017) Conserving water, one of our most precious resources, is always a good idea and a habit that should become second nature, a fact that’s especially true over the 90-day period known as winter averaging. 

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Lakefront Trail Trash Bash set for Nov. 4

Trash Bash

LITTLE ELM (Oct. 23, 2017) In addition to very pleasant temperatures, and a touch of color in nature, autumn in Little Elm can be characterized as a time when residents actively express their community pride by cleaning and sprucing up.

  &nbs...

Read on...

Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

National Night Out Registration Open

National Night Out

LITTLE ELM (August 23, 2017) Little Elm Police are now accepting registrations for neighborhoods to add their annual get-to-know-your-first-responders block parties to the annual National Night Out schedule.

        &...

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Little Elm EDC seeks to fill upcoming board vacancies

EDC

A thirty-day period of accepting applications from eligible individuals to fill two openings on the Little Elm Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors starts today.  

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Radical Candor Review

Radical Candor

One of the executive book briefings that we hosted last month for our monthly staff training and development day was a book called "Radical Candor" by Kim Scott. Kim Scott has significant experience working for Google and Apple as well as other ...

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Citizens Government Academy class gets start date

CGA

Giving citizens an inside look at the workings of municipal government and, in turn, asking them to use this knowledge to improve their community is the principle behind Little Elm’s Citizens Government Academy.

The next CGA class starts on Wednesday, Sept...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Little Elm Public Library Hosts Author Talks and Book Signings

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Summer Reading isn’t just for kids – the Little Elm Public Library has three upcoming “meet the author” and book signing events highlighting local authors, which will appeal to adult readers:

  • Monday, July 3 - 6-8 p.m...
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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

July Jubilee Parking

July Jubilee Parking

Parking

Reserve a parking spot at the park for July 4! The reservation is yours all day- making it easy to come and go! $30 for Non-Residents $25 for Residents of Little Elm, however, you MUST come by the Parks Admin Office at 101 Hardwicke Lane to purchas...

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Little Elm Park Rules

Beach Rules

As the summer draws near and the beach sees increasing activities, the Town is making a big public information push to make sure rules at the beach and Little Elm Park are well known. 

We have installed new signage in English and Spanish, and have...

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Yoga on the Beach

Yoga on the Beach

Grab a beach towel and join us every Saturday at 9 a.m. for Yoga On The Beach! A beginners session and time for questions is at 8:30 a.m. 

The class is free for Rec Center members, or $5 per class. If you pay per class, please bring exact cash and...

Read on...

Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Lakefront Grill

LE Grill_bug

The Lakefront Grill is the restaurant right above the beach that is managed by Up in Smoke BBQ Dallas.  Please contact Up in Smoke BBQ Dallas directly for any catering requests.

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., daily

To see their full menu, please click her...

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Town of Little Elm News