New districts keep towns on their toes

New districts keep towns on their toes
Hillwood Communities Chairman Ross Perot Jr. leads the Sept. 10 groundbreaking of Union Park, a 787-acre housing community on the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 380 and Navo Road near Little Elm.

Union Park just one of the latest special districts in county

Visions of this simple life have attracted thousands of people from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Denton County, a place known as horse country. But this attraction to small-town life is doing something country people would have never imagined: killing their way of life.

Today, the fields have been replaced with an ocean of rooftops lining what was once a lonely blacktop-road corridor of U.S. 380 east of Denton. The land that generations of Denton County residents nurtured and cultivated is disappearing, and suburban amenities such as supercenters, fast-food restaurants and mega gas stations have replaced farmland with residential communities known legally as special-purpose districts.

On Tuesday night, however, one voter in Precinct 1004 stopped the approval of $62 million in bonds and the …….. read more here. 

By Christian McPhate 

dmcphate@dentonrc.com

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