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    Denton ISD opens eighth middle school as new year begins

    Denton ISD opens eighth middle school as new year begins

    Bulldozers still rumbled in the background as parents dropped their kids off for the first day of school at Rodriguez Middle School on Wednesday. Administrators welcomed 611 newly minted Vipers to Denton ISD's eighth middle school located in Oak Point. Rodriguez was approved as part of the 2013 bond package to alleviate overcrowding at Navo Middle School, which housed 1,381 students last year. Its capacity was 1,000 students.

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Denton County Jail inmate found dead in her cell

Denton County Jail inmate found dead in her cell

A 30-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday morning inside her cell at the Denton County Jail, according to Sheriff Tracy Murphree. Denton resident Stormye Murphey was booked into the jail on Sunday on a Denton police charge of assault causing bodily injury. Murphree said she was found unresponsive during a routine cell check Tuesday and was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m.

Victim’s mother urges action

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to "make my child's death worthwhile" by confronting injustice the way she did.

U.S., Japan discuss North Korean threat

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat.

Thursday, August 17 Calendar

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Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, P.O. Box 369, Denton, TX 76202.

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There goes the sun

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Lucinda Breeding

Not much can bring Americans together these days, but Monday's solar eclipse has the country united in a singular excitement.

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Monuments’ fate up to communities

Monuments’ fate up to communities

The public debate about Confederate statues and symbols is heated but healthy. Do we leave them alone? Do we adorn them with explanatory plaques to bring more historical context to the viewer? Do we move them to private museums or put them in storage like a family might put an old heirloom in the attic?