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Flags flown for Frenchy

More U.S. flags flew over Denton on Friday as some people showed solidarity with Andre “Frenchy” Rheault, who got a ticket from the city for flying too many flags at his storage yard.

Obama hugs Dallas nurse

BETHESDA, Md. — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

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Group: Make Halloween safe

While it’s time to get creepy and spooky, don’t let your celebrations be haunted by fire. The Denton Fire Fighters Association says it wants residents to have fun during the Halloween festivities but also to be mindful of potential fire hazards.

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EPA seeks input on safety of strontium

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment about its preliminary determination to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element found in drinking water that can negatively impact bone strength.

Blotter: Police make arrest in shooting

An 18-year-old Dallas resident was arraigned at the Denton County Jail recently on Lewisville police warrants. Tyrone Ebron was one in a group of people police are now calling “a gang” involved in a shooting in the 200 block of East Round Grove Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Flower Mound to conduct mosquito spraying

Flower Mound once again has tested positive for the West Nile virus, town officials said Friday.

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Around the corner

Customers line up around the front corner of the building at the grand opening of the new Academy Sports and Outdoors store at Rayzor Ranch on Friday in Denton.

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Denton’s Day Of The Dead Festival

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Flu shots on the rise in Denton County

It’s time again for those familiar needle pricks that come from vaccinations to ward off any potential flu virus attack. As the flu season begins and clinics provide Denton County residents a chance to get themselves and their loved ones protection against this year’s viruses, health officials are hoping supply can keep up with what may be an increased demand.

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Local business owner cited for too many flags flying on property

Andre “Frenchy” Rheault must either take down all but one of his American flags from outside his business on Dallas Drive or get a permit for “wind devices” to occasionally keep them flying.

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Issues with new grading system come to light

Despite her never making a grade below 96 on a report card, the new secondary schools grading policy has Denton High sophomore Gabriella Webster feeling her efforts aren’t good enough.

El Nino still a no-show in Texas

LUBBOCK — El Nino is proving to be finicky. The rain-producing weather pattern was expected to arrive in Texas by now, but the outlook for moisture across much of the state through the end of October and into November doesn’t look promising.

Blotter: Police arrest four suspects in vehicle break-ins

Four Lewisville men were arrested this week in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in southern Denton County.

UNT students sign up  to make a difference

Hundreds of University of North Texas students are signed up to do volunteer work on Saturday for the university’s Make A Difference Day.

Salvation Army to join with United Way

The Salvation Army will once again partner with United Way of Denton County next year, after the two groups severed ties in 2011.

Rock ’n’ Stroll event set for Saturday at TWU

Denton County Friends of the Family is holding Rock ’n’ Stroll on Saturday at Texas Woman’s University to help end the silence about domestic violence.

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Area water tower project still afloat

The case of the Bartonville water tower took a surprising turn at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting when council members voted 3-1 to approve a conditional use permit to allow an elevated water tank.

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Family from The Colony goes all out with Halloween display

After two years in Little Elm, Chris and Jennie Fuller had never decorated the outside of their home for the holidays.

Diaper drive slated for Friday

The University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and Community Service is conducting a diaper drive until Friday in Room 209 of Chilton Hall, 410 Ave. C.

Social Security benefits to rise

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will also boost government benefits for millions of disabled veterans, federal retirees and people drawing disability payments for the poor.

Blotter: Police search for suspect in store robbery in Denton

Denton police are in search of a man involved in an aggravated robbery Tuesday night. Police said a masked man came into a convenience store in the 1200 block of North Interstate 35E at 10:57 p.m. with a gun and demanded money.

Compost Denton startup wins competition

Software developers, entrepreneurs and city officials across North Texas came together to find solutions to sustainability issues in the community in the recent North Texas Apps Challenge.

Free flu clinic set for low-income residents

The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps is conducting a free flu clinic for low-income residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lewisville High School, 1098 W Main St.

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Group suspends bullying

Guyer High School’s anti-bullying committee took its message on the road Tuesday. Three Guyer staffers on the committee and the committee’s student representative, senior Ashley Thompson, were accompanied by the Guyer varsity cheerleaders to Harpool Middle School, where they led sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in the “Bully Proof Pledge” during an afternoon pep rally.

Council keeps center project on hold

The City Council kept its finger on the pause button for Denton’s convention center project, even though the staff relayed a breakthrough in the deal Tuesday afternoon.

Bartonville council OKs permit for water tower

The case of the Bartonville Water Tower took a surprising turn at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. Council members voted to approve a conditional use permit for an elevated water tank and related facilities on a 4.7-acre tract of land known as Lot 1, Block A of the Bartonville Water Supply Addition and a zoning change from residential to public/semi-public.

County briefed on Ebola

Denton County commissioners received some positive news on the Ebola front Tuesday. Matt Richardson, director of the Denton County Health Department, and Jody Gonzalez, emergency services director, made a joint presentation to commissioners about monitoring for the virus and preparations emergency officials have made in case anything happens.

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San Antonio tops Texas Highways’ readers poll

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Readers of Texas Highways magazine have chosen San Antonio as their favorite destination in a countdown of the top 40 places to visit statewide.

Victim in crash was Sanger woman

Denton County’s chief death investigator on Tuesday identified April Moore, a 30-year-old Sanger resident, as the victim of a head-on collision Monday.

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Square rally

Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, speaks from the back of a pickup on Hickory Street in front of the Denton County Courthouse on the Square on Tuesday during a rally sponsored by the Denton County Democratic Party. Van de Putte’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Dan Patrick, has yet to make a public appearance in Denton County.

Blotter: Woman reportedly threatens to burn house

A woman’s threat to burn down a house prompted a domestic disturbance call to police Monday morning.

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City to help E. Hickory businesses

City officials and University of North Texas students are working to try to find ways to promote local businesses impacted by street construction.

Center figures go on trial run

City Council member John Ryan took some new numbers on Denton’s proposed convention center project for a trial run Monday night, in anticipation of presenting them to fellow council members today.

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Early voting starts strong

Early voting began and started strong in Denton County on Monday. A steady stream of voters heading in and out of polling locations in Denton County added up to 5,367 ballots cast as residents made gubernatorial decisions for the state on down to fracking ban decisions locally in Denton and several races in between.

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Driver dies in two-vehicle collision in Sanger

One person died at the scene of a Monday afternoon accident on FM455 near Sanger High School.

Friends raise funds for officer’s widow

April Jones’ voice cracked as she described the final days and moments of her husband, Northeast police Officer Johnnie Jones, before he succumbed to a bacterial infection Monday morning. “To hear your best friend tell you they are tired and they want to go is the worst pain ever,” she said.

Blotter: Store says customer paid for one table saw, took two

Just one table saw was not enough for a thief this weekend. Denton officers were dispatched to a hardware store in the 1200 block of South Loop 288 in reference to a theft report.

Denton ISD meeting to cover grading changes

The Denton school district will host a discussion on secondary school grading practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Guyer High School.

Democrats’ rally today features Van de Putte

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, will return to Denton at 12:30 p.m. today for an early voting public rally on the southeast side of the Courthouse on the Square lawn.

Public hearings planned on zoning issues

The Bartonville Town Council’s regular meeting today will include two public hearings to discuss and consider ordinances that would amend the comprehensive zoning ordinance and the town’s code of ordinances, according to a news release.

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Genetic link

Nine-year-old Chrissy loves her little sister, Amanda. They used to play with building blocks in their grandparents’ living room in Justin before disease took away Chrissy’s use of her legs.

Dispute draws to close

A dispute between the Denton Fire Fighters Association and the city has come to an end after more than a year. Arbitrator John Barnard ruled this month that then-Fire Chief Ross Chadwick’s appointment of Fire Marshal Laura Behrens last year did properly fall in the guidelines of the association’s meet-and-confer agreement.

Council to be briefed on virus response

Two Denton County health officials will brief the Denton City Council on Tuesday afternoon on local response to the Ebola virus.