Downtown Denton is becoming more residential, as new neighbors started moving in last week at two new apartment complexes.
Post 2205 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary have announced the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests.
A mosquito trap came back positive for West Nile virus for the first time in Denton this year, officials said Friday. The positive trap was located in far southeastern Denton near Unicorn Lake. It was among those traps collected Aug. 18 and tested by state labs and not the more rapid analysis conducted in University of North Texas labs, according to Ken Banks, the city’s director of environmental services.
An evening patrol led to an arrest for a suspected marijuana customer Thursday night, according to a police report.
AUSTIN — A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.
Denton police responded to a report of stalking in the 1400 block of Oakland Street on Wednesday afternoon..
To go with his cowboy boot collection, Robert Milnes now has a Texas-size belt buckle to complete his outfits. Milnes retired Thursday after spending eight years as dean of the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, and one of his farewell gifts was a handmade belt buckle from his peers.
The Denton County Transportation Authority is looking to include in next year’s budget a study to see whether providing bus service to Fort Worth is feasible.
FORT WORTH — Gregory Bogomol, a former Denton High School teacher, entered a not guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Wednesday morning on two counts of production of child pornography.
The 2014 football season is filled with Great Expectations following championship seasons for UNT, Guyer and Argyle in 2014.
The Denton Benefit League is now accepting requests for its 2015 grants and has set a deadline of Sept. 26 for submitting an application, according to an announcement from the organization.
Denton police pulled over a 51-year-old woman with four outstanding warrants Tuesday and found a controlled substance in her possession after she was taken to the city jail, according to a police report.
A one-vehicle accident in Sanger on Tuesday night left two dead and two hospitalized, officials said. Sgt. Lonny Haschel, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the accident occurred at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday when a 2005 Nissan Altima, driven by 21-year-old Steven Wilkerson of Sanger, was traveling west on View Road at a high rate of speed.
The Krum Police Department has a new police chief. Terry Hargis has been serving as interim police chief for several months. And Monday night, Krum City Council members voted to officially hire him as Krum chief of police, according to city attorney Lance Vanzant.
Denton firefighters responding to a report of smoke on the fifth floor of a local hospital Monday found burned bed linens, according to Denton Fire Department officials.
Monday brought a couple of firsts for fourth-grader Samantha Raney. It was her first day at a brand new school and in a new district. The Adkins Elementary School student transferred from Lewisville ISD. She said she felt edgy and nervous being at a new school.
The city of Denton wants to hire a “bike czar.” The new job, officially called bike and pedestrian coordinator, is among the 39 new positions proposed for the city’s 2014-15 budget. The City Council must first approve the budget before any of those “help wanted” signs can be posted at City Hall.
Bill Chambers closes the hood on his Grand Sport Corvette at a Corvette show on Monday at James Wood AutoPark in Denton. Caravans of Corvette drivers are traveling through the country to the National Corvette Museum’s 20th anniversary celebration in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, is presented an award by Doreen Rue, CEO of Health Services of North Texas, from Health Services and the National Association of Community Health Centers for his support of community health centers, during his visit last week to the Denton organization.
A 23-year-old man was arrested at 2 a.m. Monday near the 100 block of Fry Street and spent rest of the morning in jail after interfering with a police investigation, according to police reports.
The North Texas Fair and Rodeo drew a packed house Saturday for its 2014 finale as fans stood in long lines to enjoy performances by “Marvelous Mutts” and “dynamite dunks” by the TNT Dunk Squad. More than 162,000 people showed up for the 86th annual fair, up from last year’s record-breaking attendance of 150,000.