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.
After two years in Little Elm, Chris and Jennie Fuller had never decorated the outside of their home for the holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man told police his car window was shattered by his stepdaughter’s boyfriend, according to a report. Police received a call of criminal mischief Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Londonderry Lane. The caller said his stepdaughter’s boyfriend punched the vehicle’s window with a closed fist, causing an estimated $800 in damage.
Chrissy Grube hangs just above the gym floor, the tips of her ballerina shoes flat on the floor as she dances with the help of a harness attached to the ceiling. She moves her arms to the music, but her hands refuse to follow. A princess crown perches atop her short brown kinky hair, and her red-rimmed glasses only enhance the sparkle in her golden-brown eyes.
Sometimes, good stories present themselves when you least expect them.
Denton police responding to a welfare call Friday night left with a suspect in handcuffs, police said.
Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams says humor saved his life. During his last two years of high school in the 1960s, the 69-year-old said he was beat up almost daily because of his refusal to be silent about the racial injustices around him. Before the age of 20, he had spent three stints in a mental hospital for attempting suicide, he said.
Denton County health officials are working to fight Ebola fear with facts. Even as a trio of confirmed U.S. cases have occurred, and the public’s trust is in question, Denton County Health Department Director Matt Richardson is urging calm and providing information to deal with the virus threat.
A 33-year-old woman evaded police officers who responded to a disturbance report at an apartment building in the 2500 block of Charlotte Street at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, according to a police report.