Hunting season

As the countdown began Saturday morning, children of all ages clamored to be the first on the rainbow-scattered lawn at Quakertown Park for Denton’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt.

District 2 rivals vow to listen

A veteran campaigner and a political newcomer are vying for a Denton City Council seat that represents north- and east-side neighborhoods, as well as a few neighborhoods on the west side of central Denton.

Creativity soon to fill park

If you are an arts enthusiast of any kind, next weekend’s Denton Arts & Jazz Festival will be right up your alley.

Cities weigh regulating e-cigarettes

The growing use of electronic cigarettes by minors is meeting with growing resistance in Denton County.

Blotter: Burglar tries to steal dishwasher, floods home

An attempt to steal a dishwasher went awry after the burglar ended up breaking a water line, causing thousands of dollars in flood damage to a home.

Kim Phillips: On Denton’s horizon

A convention center suitable to a city with the population and scope of Denton has been an initiative for the CVB, the Chamber of Commerce and the city of Denton for nearly a decade.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Hilltop Elementary to hold chess tournament

The 2014 Hilltop Elementary Chess Tournament will be held April 28 and 29 in the school cafeteria. All of the students participating will receive a certificate. The top three from each grade-level grouping will receive medals and each group’s champion will receive a trophy.

Jim Stodola: For next vacation, go deep south to Puerto Rico

Unless you are a snow skier or enjoy pushing your car out of a 3-foot snow bank, I suggest that you take your next near term vacation way south. Remember, even Atlanta was hit hard recently.

TWU confirms its new leader

Carine Feyten was officially named the next chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University and has announced a start date of July 1.

Ex-town secretary sues Shady Shores

The former town secretary of Shady Shores has filed a lawsuit against the town, alleging she was fired because she refused orders to destroy a tape recording of a public meeting.

Historic debate

Denton’s oldest buildings will be up for new discussions at City Hall, where city leaders will begin tackling historic preservation issues in the coming months.

Guyer prom expected to be at event center

The Guyer High School prom is expected to go on next Saturday at Buffalo Valley Event Center, a popular venue damaged in a one-alarm fire earlier this week, according to an official from the school.

Blotter: Man reportedly assaulted by nephew with knife

A man was reportedly assaulted Thursday night by his nephew, who was armed with a knife, according to a police report.

UNT finances off by $23 million

The University of North Texas has potentially overstated its financial position by $23 million since 2012 due to misreporting, according to documents released by the university.

Best of Denton

The votes are in, 142,634 to be exact, and they are counted. Here is the results of this year's Best of Denton.

UNT students face additional charges

Two University of North Texas students accused of firing a pellet gun at two students on campus are facing additional charges after police said they injured a 15-year-old boy while he was coming home from school.

Festival seeks more help

The Denton Festival Foundation hopes to recruit more enthusiastic Denton Arts & Jazz Festival fans to volunteer during the three-day event.

Officials: No new plans to clean up air

ARLINGTON — State environmental officials reaffirmed Thursday that they have no plans to add new control measures to clean up North Texas air, insisting that air quality will meet federal standards by 2018.

Denton County woman killed in crash

A Denton County woman was killed Thursday afternoon after a vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 380 and Preston Road in Collin County.

Schools fall short at first UIL film contest

Young filmmakers from the area didn’t bring home top honors from the first UIL film contest this week but they did produce work their communities can be proud of for years to come.

Blotter: Woman’s vehicle vandalized

A 22-year-old Denton resident walked out of her home recently to discover her vehicle had been vandalized.

Friday, April 18 Calendar

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Dillard’s confirms no store at Rayzor Ranch

Dillard’s commitment to renovate and expand its store in Golden Triangle Mall means the company will not have a location at the Rayzor Ranch Town Center, calling off 126,000 square feet of new construction, officials confirmed.

U.S. 380 west to close April 26-27

All lanes of U.S. Highway 380, west of Interstate 35, will be closed overnight on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, while KCS Railroad conducts repairs on its bridge.

Blaze damages event center

An early morning blaze at the Buffalo Valley Event Center caused extensive smoke and fire damage to the popular wedding venue just as the wedding season has begun to kick off.

DISD names teachers of the year

Ginnings Elementary School in Denton is building quite the dynasty. For the past three years, the school has claimed the Jostens Elementary Teacher of the Year, the most consecutive educators named from one school in the past 10 years. The most recent honoree to Ginnings Elementary’s elite group was announced Tuesday when Jill Arnold, a teacher who works with dyslexic students, was selected as the district’s top elementary educator.

UNT picks finance chief

A top finance administrator at Texas A&M Commerce has been named the next vice president of finance and administration for the University of North Texas.

Les Cockrell: Master Gardeners plan spring plant sale

Members of the Denton County Master Gardener Association have announced plans for their annual spring plant sale, promising an extensive selection of plants and supplies.

Blotter: Police car totaled in two-vehicle crash

A police car was totaled during an afternoon crash Wednesday in The Colony. The police officer driving the vehicle was responding to a call with his lights and siren on when another vehicle failed to yield, T-boning the squad car at the intersection of North Colony Boulevard and Main Street during the lunch hour Wednesday, Lt. Darren Brockway said.

Thursday, April 17 Calendar

To tell us about your event or meeting, visit and click on “Let Us Know” for our online forms; email to; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

County adopts alert system

When the next severe storm or other potentially catastrophic weather event hits, Denton County residents will have another tool to help them prepare. Code Red, an emergency notification system that is used by many area cities, is going countywide.

Food truck park to make debut tonight

After months of parking outside of grocery stores and bars, food trucks finally have a home in Denton: the Austin Street Truck Stop. Tonight, seven food trucks will be parked at the truck stop, at 208 N. Austin St., for the grand opening kick-off.

Denton resident earns rank of 49 on pi list

It’s official. Denton resident May Beth Everett now ranks 49th in the United States and 118th in the world on the Pi World Ranking List.

Blotter: Man tells police he was punched, robbed

A suspect is still on the loose after allegedly taking a man’s wallet late Monday, police said. Shortly before midnight, a 24-year-old man reported to police that he was walking to his car in the 2200 block of Stella Street when a man came up from behind and punched him in the head, according to Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police.

Denton Police Most Wanted

Warrants have been issued for these people, according to Denton police officials. If you see any of these people, call 911. You can leave anonymous tips at the Denton Police Department Facebook page or by using Tip411. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Denton’s Most Wanted. Callers will remain anonymous.

Pilot Point confirms rabies found in skunk

A case of rabies in a skunk has been confirmed in Pilot Point and officials in Bartonville suspect they may also have captured a rabid skunk recently.

Students charged with aggravated assault, jailed

Two University of North Texas freshmen accused of shooting pellets at two other students on campus over the weekend have been booked into the city of Denton jail.

Wednesday, April 16 Calendar

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In the works

SANGER — It’s unusually quiet in the Sanger Public Library — even for a library. The library has been closed for about a month after freezing temperatures caused a fire sprinkler line in the attic to expand and break, flooding the library.

Companies offer specials for tax day

Procrastinators who waited until the last minute to file their federal income taxes can still get free help today — and freebies from local businesses.

Probe in early stages

Internal auditors for the University of North Texas System have spent 495 hours investigating apparent misuse of state funds for some employee benefits and payroll, and plan to spend another 2,500 hours...


City set to honor Malone during council meeting

City leaders will honor Olympic short track speedskater and silver medalist Jordan Malone during the Denton City Council’s regular meeting tonight.

Blotter: Police seek man suspected of criminal mischief

Denton police officers are looking for a man who was spotted Sunday committing criminal mischief. Officers were dispatched to a report of criminal mischief in the 1800 block of North Elm Street. It was reported that a man broke off a metal dividing pole that was used to separate a flooring store in the area from an adjacent restaurant.

Cold delays Hickory Street project

Unseasonably cold temperatures this year triggered some delays in replacing water and electric lines along East Hickory Street, part of a $3.1 million “grand street” makeover for the area, city leaders said Monday.

Saginaw woman died in plane crash

The woman who died in a plane crash Saturday night in Denton has been identified as Jennifer Lunow of Saginaw.

DCTA plans food drive

The Denton County Transportation Authority will have a food drive supporting the city of Denton’s third annual Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry, which is set for April 29.

Tuesday, April 15 Calendar

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Making the cut

While Argyle football players worked their way through the fall season to the state championship, a team of young filmmakers was right by their side at practices, taking road trips across the state and sometimes working in freezing weather. Now the filmmakers are facing a championship of their own, of sorts.

Winter could muster return

The National Weather Service reports a chance for frost to sweep across North Texas on Tuesday morning as temperatures are expected to hover close to freezing at 34 degrees.

Les Cockrell: RSVP supporters to hit the links in May

Plans for the 12th annual RSVP Golf Classic have been announced and area golfers can now sign up at