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Lake Dallas city manager put on administrative leave

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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.

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Denton ISD calls tax rate election

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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.

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Summer lunch programs kick off in Denton

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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.