Making pink lemonade

Karla K. Morton, 50, remembers that she was ready to give up both breasts to cancer in 2009, the year she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease.

Chamber position causing problems

With a little more than a month left before city residents vote whether to ban hydraulic fracturing in the city, issues have arisen around the Denton Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the ban.

Ebola case in Dallas

DALLAS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Dallas’ fears Tuesday when a local patient became the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

Sparks fly in final debate

DALLAS — Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott clashed over ethics in a combative final debate Tuesday, with both candidates suggesting their opponent might be too corrupt to be governor.

Blotter: Police charge woman with aggravated assault

A Denton man was treated for injuries after his wife allegedly assaulted him Monday with a hammer, police said.

Commission to discuss action on Bartonville water tower

The Bartonville Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today to discuss taking action on the half-constructed water tower that has been in legal limbo since Dick Armey took the Bartonville Water Supply Corp. and town Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment to court earlier this year.

Police chief named president of association

Corinth Police Chief Debra Walthall was recently appointed president of the North Texas Police Chiefs Association.

Love over fear

If Mike Steinel were to write a guidebook for men whose spouses are facing the battle of a lifetime — a fight against breast cancer — his words would be simple, brief and direct. “You cannot let fear be part of the equation,” said Steinel, a jazz studies professor at the University of North Texas. “You deal with what’s in front of you.”

Wednesday, Oct. 1 Calendar

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Crash probe to take time

As remembrances for four members of the North Central Texas College softball team continue, those investigating the team bus’ collision with an 18-wheeler Friday night in Oklahoma describe a process that will take weeks, if not months.

Mineral royalty owner sues Denton

A Denton-area lawyer has sued the city over mineral takings, claiming that the city’s many moratoriums on new permits have effectively served as a ban on natural gas drilling.

Woman gets aid to fight cancer

Tonight’s Dig For the Cure volleyball benefit in Aubrey will support a school district administrator who is fighting a second bout with cancer.


City sets open house on substation relocation

Denton Municipal Electric needs to expand a west side substation, but it cannot do so at its current location at Hickory and Bonnie Brae streets.

Blotter: Man reports assault by his ex and her boyfriend

A Denton man reported that he was injured when the mother of his child and her new boyfriend attacked him Sunday afternoon.

Hotel taxes help promote county history

The Denton County Office of History and Culture is set to receive a boost to the marketing and preservation side of its operations.

Tuesday, Sept. 30 Calendar

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Refuge on the range

It was the same dream every night. She was standing at one end of an arena inside the center of a large barn, watching children as some of them rode horses and others groomed them. She watched for several minutes before making her way outside, where she saw three buildings in a U-shape around the barn.


No sign of truck braking in crash

The tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of the North Central Texas College women’s softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.

DCTA budget passes muster

The 2015 budget for the Denton County Transportation Authority is in the books. Board members approved the $30.6 million operating budget to help fund projects for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Wednesday.

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Marching band central

Denton will be the site of two separate high school marching band competitions this Saturday.

Les Cockrell: Aubrey’s fest will put peanut on a pedestal

“Keep Aubrey Nutty” is the theme of the 29th annual peanut festival planned on Saturday in downtown Aubrey.

Blotter: Warrant for inspection sticker leads to arrest

A 22-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on several driving-related charges, according to a police report.

Monday, Sept. 28 Calendar

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Market research

Denton Community Market has a problem, albeit the best kind of problem to have.

Four die in crash

Softball players Grace Blagg and Emily Gibbons had just reached the North Central Texas College campus in Gainesville on Friday night when news of what happened to their teammates started spreading.


Former Ranger honored

Chief Warrant Officer David Ritchie stared at the wall in the helicopter hanger at Longhorn Helicopters in Denton, standing at attention, devoid of emotion, as his former commanding officer, Col. Stuart McRae, pinned the Legion of Merit medal above his left pocket.

Family grieving over loss; murder investigation underway

A family is grieving after they lost a family member Friday afternoon.


Dogged fun in the sun

Willow “The Wonder Dog” relaxes on the cool concrete as her family waits for the start of the Spokesdog Pageant at Dog Days of Denton on Saturday in Denton.

Briefly in Denton and the area

The man who drowned in Lewisville Lake on Friday was from the Dallas area, officials said.


Claiming their crowns

Bailey Avanzo, left, Adam Scott were named Guyer High School homecoming queen and king on Friday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

Blotter: Police make disorderly conduct arrest

Police make disorderly conduct arrestA 22-year-old man was arrested early Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct, police said.


Race for the Cure

Racers leave the start of the casual 5-kilometer run/walk at the 2014 Komen North Texas Denton Race for the Cure on Saturday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

4 dead in NCTC bus crash

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of the North Central Texas College softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

Some classes go paperless

How schoolwork is assigned, turned in and graded in some Denton school district classes is a lot different from the traditional methods most people are accustomed to seeing. In some classrooms, paper assignments have been traded for a paperless, Web-based alternative. Some Denton teachers say they’ve found a convenient way of uploading documents and assignments in Google Classroom, a free product offered to educators.

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Kids take wing on ‘mAAgic’ flight

Avery Anderson, from Lake Dallas, is 5 years old. He just started kindergarten and Batman is his favorite superhero. Avery stands next to a cardboard castle in Terminal C, Gate C2 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Friday.

Bond set at $1 million for murder suspect

A $1 million bond was set Friday afternoon for a man police accuse of murdering his estranged wife. Flower Mound police Capt. Richard Brooks said Daniel Fink, who turned 41 on Friday, was arraigned at the Flower Mound city jail, where his bond on the murder charge was set.

Police: Man beheads woman

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

Blotter: Police catch 18-year-old streaking

An 18-year-old decided to give up his clothes and go for a jaunt for a second time in two days. On Friday, the Flower Mound Police Department received a disorderly conduct report at 7:42 a.m. about a naked person walking in the 1900 block of Timber Creek Road, near Timber Creek Elementary School.

Man shot on I-35E dies

Police said Verland Johansen, 65, of Flower Mound has died in a hospital after being shot in the head Tuesday while driving along Interstate 35E in Lewisville.

Virus maligning Midwest found in Denton County

The first case of EV-D68, a respiratory illness, has been reported in Denton County.A pediatric case of EV-D68 was reported to the Denton County Health Department late Thursday afternoon.

Man drowns in Lewisville Lake

A 30-year-old man drowned in Lewisville Lake on Friday night. Denton County Game Warden Stormy McCuistion said the man was swimming with several friends at Willow Grove Park when he went off a ledge in the lake and “never came back up.”

Brave Combo to headline GreenFest

Two-time Grammy award winners Brave Combo will be headlining today’s annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt.

Flower Mound to spray for West Nile

The town of Flower Mound has learned that two additional positive mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Saturday, Sept. 27 Calendar

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Smatresk addresses finance concerns

University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk emphasized the university has reformed its financial practices in a letter he issued Thursday, hours after the State Auditor’s Office released an investigative report on the topic.

Email yields results

A recent email sent home to some Crownover Middle School parents is raising attention to the importance of student-athletes being successful in the classroom.

Flower Mound man arrested on murder charge

A 41-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with his estranged wife’s slaying, police said.


Committee members detail importance of bond package

The message from the bond election forum emanating from the Denton Senior Center on Thursday night was for voters to think about the needs of Denton as they go to the polls Nov. 4.

Blotter: Police charge local man with public intoxication

A 29-year-old man was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest after he was found “high” in the 200 block of East Hickory Street on Monday, according to police records.