In the Schools: June 21, 2017
To kick off next year's dance season, the Lake Dallas High School Highstepper officers brought home four awards from the DFW Danceline Officer Camp in Grapevine earlier this month.
Always giving: Air Force vet remembered for generous spirit
Cycling in the city: A helpful guide for working with two-wheeled travelers
Lake Dallas city manager terminated less than a year into job
The Lake Dallas City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting to terminate City Manager Matt Shaffstall's contract less than a year in. The move comes after the council put Shaffstall on paid administrative leave.
Community raises funds for injured Aubrey teacher's medical bills
Myranda "Randi" Williams spent most of her days in Denton County teaching Aubrey ISD fifth-graders but since school was out, the 33-year-old took a trip to her hometown to visit her family.
Lake Dallas city manager put on administrative leave
The Lake Dallas City Council voted unanimously to place City Manager Matt Shaffstall on paid administrative leave during its regular meeting Thursday night. The move comes on the heels of recent newspaper stories detailing a potential misuse of funds when Shaffstall worked as the city administrator of Willow Park, located in Parker County near Weatherford.
Blotter: Dead puppies found in vacant apartment
The investigation is ongoing. 1200 block of Dallas Drive — A woman was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning after police say she tried to stab someone with a large kitchen knife.
Denton ISD calls tax rate election
In the wake of a city council election, Denton voters will see another measure on the ballot come September. After unanimously passing the district tax rate ordinance in its Tuesday night meeting, the Denton ISD school board called a tax ratification election for what's known as a "tax swap." Election Day has been set for Sept. 9 and early voting begins Aug. 23.
Summer lunch programs kick off in Denton
When the final bell rings for summer and the city pool fills up, some parents have the added pressure of figuring out where their child's next meal is coming from. Luckily, Monday marked the first day of federal summer food programs in the area. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sites have been set up at schools, mobile home parks and civic centers throughout the city where school-aged kids can get free breakfast or lunch.