Travel center moves ahead

Buc-ee’s is one step closer to opening its Denton location.


County’s hooch history offers up skeletons

Before East Side Denton, Paschall Bar, Andy’s Bar, Harvest House and other well-known local bars became popular, Denton residents walked through the swinging doors of saloons on the downtown Square.


Hawks get human help

Debbie McKenna saw feathers in the gutters and on the ground near her lakeside home in Cross Roads on Monday morning. She knew that couldn’t be good.

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Look over boats, gear before going to lake

Before hitting the water this holiday weekend, Denton County emergency management officials urge lake enthusiasts to check their boats for safety and compliance.

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Briefly in Denton and the area

The $175,199 grant awarded to the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team providing case management services to Denton County military veterans and their families is one of four awarded to organizations across the state as part of a pilot grant program.

WinCo warehouse up for state incentives

The Denton City Council agreed Tuesday to nominate WinCo’s new warehouse in far west Denton for tax incentives from the governor’s office.

Help for vets closer to home

Veterans who travel to Veterans Affairs clinics in Fort Worth or Dallas for mental health services soon may find more help locally.


School board gains new trustee

Denton ISD saw a new face on the school board at a regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Aldi site draws some concern

Aldi is looking to build an 18,850-square-foot supermarket on a 2-acre plot at the corner of Ector Street and University Drive.

Blotter: Group's alleged road rage causes man's scare

Road rage caused a Wylie man to reach out to Denton police on Monday, according to a report.

Wednesday, May 25, Calendar

County has concerns about DMV proposal

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board is proposing changes that officials say would encourage more Texans to register their vehicles online, but local officials say counties could face problems and take a financial hit.

Runoff elections continue without much of a hitch

Activity at precinct locations today has gone relatively smooth for the primary runoff election, according to county election officials.


Fletcher fires up new season of ‘Bachelorette’

KRUM — The new season of The Bachelorette, starring JoJo Fletcher, who hails from North Texas, started last night with a few surprises that were out of left field for newcomers and die-hard fans alike.

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Buc-ee’s opens DFW-area site

FORT WORTH — Shoppers clogged the aisles full of candy, food, home decor and camouflage clothing at the new Buc-ee’s on Monday morning — the first to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Runoff election races set for today

Today is the day to settle a handful of runoff election races.

Parents sue to get STAAR results thrown out

DALLAS — Parents from the Dallas, Houston and Austin areas are suing to have this year’s STAAR results thrown out for elementary and middle schools across the state.

Blotter: Man arrested after his child calls 911

A child’s 911 call led to the arrest of one of her parents Sunday night, according to a police report.

Tuesday, May 24, Calendar

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Rick Villarreal set to end run at UNT

Rick Villarreal stepped down as the athletic director at the University of North Texas on Monday, ending his 15-year tenure at the school. Villarreal will stay in his role until June 20, when he will officially leave the school he led through a time growth in athletics. Villarreal has just less than two years remaining on his contract, which is set to expire on Feb. 28, 2018, and will receive a buyout. Terms of that buyout were unavailable.

Brave Combo

Outsider no more

Carl Finch has spent the past 36 years bending the rules of polka with his band Brave Combo, even as he grew to love the folk music more than any other. Thirty-six years later, the International Polka Association has announced it will induct Finch into its Polka Hall of Fame.


Beyond ‘Pale’: Director hopes to shatter expectations

A small audience at the University of North Texas’ Lyceum Theater got a first look at North Texas-based director Brett Bentman’s new independent film "Pale" on Saturday night.

Blotter: Purse taken from car

A woman’s purse was taken from her car by an unknown suspect sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Inman Street.

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Dave Lieber: Who’s behind illegal phone calls to storm victims?

The Watchdog can finally report who is behind some of the illegal phone calls being made to sell roof jobs to victims of property damage from tornadoes and hailstorms.These shadowy telemarketers violate...

Monday, May 23 Calendar

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Family studies

Katelynn Blasavage stands by the front door in a black knee-length dress and dark berry-colored lipstick, a green cap and gown in one hand.

UNT holds on to policy

A legal tussle in a hallway outside a Denton County courtroom this week showed public documents don’t always see the light of day.


Artists come together for suicide support

Denton musicians, artists and residents gathered on Saturday afternoon at Dan’s Silverleaf to help raise money for the Denton County LOSS Team, a group of volunteers who provide support to people affected by suicide.

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Sunday, May 22, Calendar

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Blotter: Two arrested after alleged aggravated robbery

Two arrested after alleged aggravated robberyA 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were arrested Friday morning in connection with an aggravated robbery at a residence in the 1100 block of Johnson...


Team seeks leading edge

In a field littered with orange shards and shotgun shells, Troy Cryer pulls his gun up to his shoulder and nestles it next to his cheek.

TWU approves campus carry policy

DALLAS — Locations where guns will be allowed and banned on Texas Woman’s University were finalized after the Board of Regents approved its campus carry policy Friday during its meeting at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences — Dallas Center.

Cowboys’ deal with UNT step closer

The University of North Texas is one step closer to a multi-year agreement with the Dallas Cowboys that would make the university an exclusive partner with the organization.


Nonprofit payoff

Blake Hollowell of comedy nonprofit LOL for a Cause leads storytime at Martha Arriaga’s class at Newton Rayzor Elementary School in Denton.

Saturday, May 21, Calendar

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Daniels withdraws name from Lake Dallas runoff

There will be no runoff election for the Place 4 council seat in Lake Dallas.

Briefly in Denton and the Area

Blotter: Fight response leads to unrelated drug arrest

Denton police responded to a fight Thursday evening and ended up making an unrelated drug arrest, according to a report.


Celebrity commencement speakers bring steep bills

BOSTON — When colleges pick their graduation speakers, many strive to put a celebrity behind the podium. It can bring prestige. It can bring publicity. And it can bring a steep bill.This year, for instance,...


Nighttime remembrance

Friends and family members gather during a vigil for Manuel “Manny” Abrego at Zera Coffee on Thursday in Denton. Abrego, 53, drowned Saturday morning when storm waters rose quickly in a downtown flood canal.

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Possible relocation ahead for Selwyn

It’s no secret Selwyn College Preparatory School has had problems in past years. After a fire destroyed the school’s main building in 2012, students and faculty were put in temporary portables. Plans were drawn up for new buildings, but because Selwyn is a private school and doesn’t receive public funds, the school struggled to finance the project.

Felon pimped out UNT freshman after moving into her dorm room, feds say

A felon from Houston moved in with a UNT freshman in Denton and forced her into prostitution for more than two years, federal authorities say.


Explore the Earth

Miley Blanchette scrolls through various science videos on an interactive touchscreen on Wednesday afternoon at Denton’s South Branch Library. The videos are part of a walk-through exhibit, Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet. The exhibit is open every Wednesday at the library through June 2.

Ties all around

Recounts for the city council races in Lake Dallas and Oak Point came and went with little fanfare Thursday.

Stucky, King ready for runoff

Texas House District 64 candidate Lynn Stucky has proven to be adept at raising campaign funds, according to the most recent campaign finance reports he and runoff opponent Read King filed with the secretary of state’s office.

TWU looks at private partnership for dorms

DALLAS — Another 800 students could be living on campus at Texas Woman’s University come fall 2019.