Posted on: January 26, 2018

Say it with Film

AV short film story

story contributed by Isabel Jones

Little Elm High School student Joseph Gayton is a filmmaker and editor in the Advanced Audio/Video production class. Gayton is working on his documentary for the UIL film festival for all Texas High School students.

     Lights, Camera, Action! Joseph Gayton is a filmmaker and editor in the Advanced (AV) class. He works primarily with the cameras and editing software for “Shattered Dreams,” but he’s been workin...

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Arts & Entertainment
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Little Elm High School Theatre Prepares for One-Act Play

theatre one act prep

story contributed by Ornella Pintos, LEHS Journalism student

Whenever someone says the word “theatre” people tend to relate it to Shakespeare's, “Romeo and Juliet” or Arthur Miller's, “Death of A Salesman.”

    Whenever someone says the word “theatre” people tend to relate it to Shakespeare's, “Romeo and Juliet” or Arthur Miller's, “Death of A Salesman.”  

  &n...

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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: February 23, 2018

Community Input on Naming New Facilities

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Last month, Little Elm ISD leaders streamlined facility naming procedures that would give the entire community a chance to offer their input when the District builds a new facility. "We know the importance of naming our facilities. We feel this allow...

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LEISD Feature Stories

LEISD News

24 Stories
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Celebrate Texas Public Schools

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Districts across Texas are joining the campaign to Celebrate Texas Public Schools. Texas public schools bring top quality education to more than 4 million students. Talented teachers and caring staff members and administrators set a strong foundation for ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

PRestwick Staff Collaboration

Brent Elementary's 'Stick with Reading' winners! The Dallas Stars Hockey Foundation awarded a jersey to the student in each class that read the most minutes from November 1-December 12. Congratulations Lobos!

7 Days, 7 Ways #WeAreLittleElm at Prestwick STE...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

LEHS Students featured in event for local realtors

realtor event

By Devyn Kote

February 12, 2018 

    What better way to promote Little Elm than with food and music from our talented Little Elm students. On February 2, after school hours, realtors came to visit the high school as students and s...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

LEHS Valentine Party

To help Lakeside Middle School eighth graders study for their unit 7 science test, their teachers created an escape room where students had to answer review questions to get clues to move through the stations and eventually escape the room. LMS Principal,...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Community Input on Naming New Facilities

wolfLE white background

Last month, Little Elm ISD leaders streamlined facility naming procedures that would give the entire community a chance to offer their input when the District builds a new facility. "We know the importance of naming our facilities. We feel this allow...

Read on...

LEISD News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Little Elm ISD Announces Director for Curriculum and Learning

Doug Sevier, Director for Curriculum and Learning

Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Doug Sevier in his new role as Director for Curriculum and Learning with the District. He has spent the last two years as Principal at Chavez Elementary.

Prior to Little Elm ISD, Sevier was the Principal at Northbrook ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Little Elm ISD Announces Executive Director for Construction and Operations

RICK MARTIN

Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Rick Martin has joined Little Elm ISD as the Executive Director for Construction and Operations.

Martin has spent the last five and a half years with Dallas ISD as a project manager and with bond construction services....

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Save the Date! Dual Language Parent Meetings in March

Dual Language Text Bubbles

In order to be considered for the Dual Language Program at Little Elm ISD, parents need to attend one of the two information meetings held in March. The first one is Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. and Hackberry Elementary. The second meeting is on Wednes...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

STEM Teachers

National Signing Day! 17 Little Elm High School Lobo athletes signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level. See more pictures on the LEISD Athletics Twitter page.

Prestwick STEM Academy teachers presented at the TSTEM conference in Galveston. A...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Brent Elementary College-Going Culture

Tarleton State University poster board

The moment you walk into Brent Elementary, it is evident this campus is embracing a college-going culture. Teachers have sprinkled their college swag in and around their classrooms and placed a giant map with college pendants and pens showing on-lookers w...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Little Elm ISD Announces CTE Coordinator

CTE Coordinator Ryan Contreras

Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Ryan Contreras as the District Coordinator for Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, and Electives. Contreras previously served as the Assistant Principal and Director for Career and Technology Education at Sherm...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Senior Powerlifter Statebound

Shelbie Rhodes 2

    Article written by: Reagan Whitehead, LEHS journalism student

    Senior Shelbie Rhodes is powerlifting her way into success. It was during the first meet of the girls powerlifting season at Sunnyvale High School tha...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

Guitar Ensemble at Prestwick

Students at Brent Elementary dressed up to celebrate the 100th day of school! See more pictures on Brent's Facebook page.

Guitar Ensemble at Prestwick STEM Academy.

The Lady Lobo softball teams opened up the 2018 season with victories over Krum, Varsity won...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Prestwick: The Kindness Challenge of 2018

The Kindness challenge at Prestwick

Prestwick STEM Academy students are participating in the Kindness Challenge of 2018. During the week, these students are being creative as they find ways to connect with one another, show tolerance and create a culture of kindness. "We kicked off our...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 1, 2018

UIL Realignments Announced for 2018-2020

UIL realignment

Thursday morning, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) released its tentative Volleyball, Basketball, and Football District Assignments and Reclassification information. For the first time in history, Little Elm football will play in a separate dis...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Say it with Film

AV short film story

     story contributed by Isabel Jones, LEHS journalism student

     Lights, Camera, Action! Joseph Gayton is a filmmaker and editor in the Advanced (AV) class. He works primarily with the cameras and e...

Read on...

LEISD News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Little Elm High School Theatre Prepares for One-Act Play

theatre one act prep

    story contributed by Ornella Pintos, LEHS journalism student

    Whenever someone says the word “theatre” people tend to relate it to Shakespeare's, “Romeo and Juliet”...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

SAT Day at Little Elm High School

SAT Test logo

Story written by Megan Heller, Testing coordinator for Little Elm High School Newsletter

For the first time in Little Elm High School, every junior will be offered the chance to take the SAT® exam on a school day. Students typically had to sign up ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Lakeview 5th Graders: Leaders in Education

Student-Led Conferences

When students guide the parent-teacher conference, they take ownership of their learning. Lakeview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Kim Crawford experienced it first hand with her own child at a different district. “I thought it was very unique and very int...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Brown Nominated to Serve on Texas A&M Very Important Counselor Advisory Council

Brown receives VIC Award

Two years ago in April, Keisha Brown, K-12 College Readiness Coordinator for Little Elm ISD, was honored with the Very Important Counselor Award at Texas A&M University. As a result for receiving this award, Brown was recently nominated to serve on th...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Thank a School Board Member

School Board members pose in a selfie.

January is School Board Recognition Month and Little Elm ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

“School board members serve countless hours...

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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: 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: 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: February 9, 2018

Breaking Records on National Signing Day

signing day

A record number of athletes signed their letters of intent to play sports at colleges and major universities.

It was a display of college swag and colors as Little Elm High School signed a record number of athletes for National Signing Day on Wednesday in front of a packed house.

Athletic Director Sandra Howell says a total of 17 athletes signed their letters of i...

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Sports & Rec
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Senior Powerlifter Statebound

shelbie rhodes 2016

    Article written by: Reagan Whitehead, LEHS journalism student

    Senior Shelbie Rhodes is powerlifting her way into success. It was during the first meet of the girls powerlifting season at Sunnyvale High School tha...

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Sports & Rec
Posted on: February 1, 2018

UIL Realignments Announced for 2018-2020

UIL realignment

Every two years, The University Interscholastic League reviews Texas high school enrollments numbers to determine District classification. Little Elm is back in the company of a few familiar high schools.

Thursday morning, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) released its tentative Volleyball, Basketball, and Football District Assignments and Reclassification information. For the first time in history, Little Elm football will play in a separate dis...

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Sports & Rec
Posted on: January 26, 2018

LEHS Girls Basketball Stay Upbeat

The head coach for Little Elm Girls Varsity Basketball, Kim Oliphant, had a lot of great things to say recently about her group of girls this year.

story contributed by Karrington Jones, LEHS journalism student    

The head coach for Little Elm Girls Varsity Basketball, Kim Oliphant, had a lot of great things to say recently about her group of girls this year. During a recent interv...

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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: January 17, 2018

Voters in Little Elm to elect mayor, two representatives

vote

LITTLE ELM (January 16, 2018) Registered voters in Little Elm will elect a mayor and voters in two geographic districts will elect their respective Council members on Saturday, May 5.  Votes can be cast on Election Day or during the election&...

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Town of Elm News Feature Story

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Voters in Little Elm to elect mayor, two representatives

vote

LITTLE ELM (January 16, 2018) Registered voters in Little Elm will elect a mayor and voters in two geographic districts will elect their respective Council members on Saturday, May 5.  Votes can be cast on Election Day or during the election’s Ea...

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Town of Little Elm News
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Organic Christmas trees accepted at Courtesy Drop Site

Tree Recycle

Once the holidays end, the Christmas gifts are opened, and the wrapping paper has been gathered and placed in the recycling bin, it will be time to bid farewell to the Christmas tree.Little Elm’s Public Works Department makes this an easy proposition by a...

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Town of Little Elm News
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. 

  &am...

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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...

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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.  

            &a...

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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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Additional Info... Town of Little Elm News
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...

Read on...

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

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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