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Denton shows strength and strife when integrating schools

In 1896, a U.S. Supreme Court court case established public facilities should be “separate but equal” for the races. More than a century later, the lens of history shows us the fallacy of that phrase. State and local ordinances — known broadly as Jim Crow laws — were put in place to establish segregation as an unquestioned way of life in the South. In Texas, that meant black citizens couldn’t live in certain parts of town, patronize certain businesses or attend certain schools.

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Midway Craft House offers mix of convenience, community

In the wake of recent closure of many Denton music venues, local acts have been left scrambling for places to perform beyond the Jagoe House living room and the polished stage behind Harvest House.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Bumpy streets set for long-term improvements

Driving on many streets in Denton can be jarring. Even though voters have approved major spending packages to get streets fixed, that ride will stay bumpy on some streets for a while longer.

Popular tax breaks at risk in overhauls

WASHINGTON — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they’re talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

Blotter: Man’s injuries seem to baffle himself, police

At about 11:50 a.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was discovered in his home after he was apparently assaulted, but he could not recall the circumstances that led to his injuries.

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Inside the fight against IS sleeper cells in liberated Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq — Two crudely armored pickup trucks cruised along an eastern Mosul highway. A masked Iraqi officer riding shotgun yelled “Go! Go! Go!” and switched the radio from Iraqi folk music to fast, patriotic battle hymns as the vehicles sped up and weaved through the busy afternoon traffic.

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Highway holdup

Drivers in Dallas-Fort Worth sat in traffic longer last year than any other Texans — nearly 60 hours on average — ranking the area among the most congested cities in the world.

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Taylor’s refusal a bright spot in low point for city

The story of how Denton destroyed a black neighborhood in the 1920s and converted it into what is now Quakertown Park has been told many times. But the story of Mary Ellen Taylor’s brave resistance against the removal of her home to Southeast Denton has largely been lost to history.

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Mile walk puts eating disorders in spotlight

Erika Buenaflor, a speech and hearing sciences senior at the University of North Texas, has spent the past year in recovery from one of the deadliest mental illnesses in America.

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UNT Board of Regents approves plan for new venue, demolition of stadium

The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to build a venue to house its women’s soccer and track and field programs. The $11.9 million facility will be behind Warach Tennis Complex near South Bonnie Brae and Willowwood streets.

Trial date set in lawsuit against county

A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against Denton County brought by Alberto Contreras, who unintentionally was shot by a sheriff’s deputy in 2013 while being arrested for misdemeanor warrants. Denton County has asked the court to dismiss the suit.

Sexual assault suspect indicted

A Denton County grand jury on Thursday indicted Cameron Edward Miles, a 28-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker in a local Subway parking lot in September.

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Veterans, UNT engineers make next generation of Army tech

Two U.S. Army veterans who are current engineering students at the University of North Texas are helping lead a charge to create the next generation of tactical shelters for U.S. soldiers deployed around...

Blotter: Man tries to steal merchandise worth $2.18

A shoplifter’s attempt to steal an item worth $2.18 from the Wal-Mart on South Loop 288 led to his arrest Thursday after police discovered he had five previous theft convictions, according to a police report.

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A magic moment

Street magician Will Winkler of Dallas performs in front of Atomic Candy on the Square in downtown Denton on a warm and breezy Thursday afternoon, as the temperature reached 89 degrees at Denton Enterprise Airport.

5 candidates on Denton ISD school board ballot

Barack Obama was only months into his second presidential term the last time Denton ISD had an active school board election. This year, though, voters will get to choose between five candidates for two open board seats.

Candidate eligibility at issue

An obscure election deadline falls today: determining whether a criminal conviction disqualifies a city or school board candidate for the ballot. Whose job is it to investigate a candidate’s eligibility...

UNT loses research talent, revenue

DALLAS — Four of the most productive researchers at the University of North Texas left the school last year after receiving offers of more money from larger institutions, UNT President Neal Smatresk told the school’s Board of Regents on Thursday.

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Dave Lieber: Judge Horn offers ‘alternative facts’ regarding election fiasco

As a card-carrying member of the newly minted journalism club so named by our president — #EnemyOfTheAmericanPeople — I am particularly sensitive to the concept of alternative facts.

Denton to remind, not arrest in roundup

Saturday, law enforcement agencies around the state will start targeting people with outstanding traffic, local municipal ordinance or state law violations as part of the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

Blotter: Man nearly drives away with girlfriend on car

A woman said Wednesday morning her boyfriend attempted to drive away “with her on the car” before he backed into her at least twice in the 900 block of Kilkenny Court, according to a police report.

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Chemical spill clears building

About 50 Texas Woman’s University faculty and staff members evacuated the school’s Graduate Research Building on Tuesday after a hazardous chemical spill inside a third-floor laboratory, officials said.

Housing project hearing postponed

The future of a proposed five-story apartment complex near the University of North Texas is still unclear.

GOP’s turn to face the music

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.

Blotter: Man arrested after threatening to kill girlfriend

A 40-year-old Denton man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after police said he held his girlfriend at knife point at a home in the 2200 block of Houston Place.

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Dodd Intermediate School students get funding for playground proposal

KRUM — Grant Freels was lying in bed one night when the idea came to him. He and his friends had gone to recess earlier that day, and the only thing anyone could talk about was the basketball goals. They said they were weathered, rusty and missing nets.

Denton police searching for 5 robbery suspects

Denton police are looking for five suspects after a man was robbed at gunpoint in his apartment early Monday morning in the 600 block of Cardinal Drive.

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City Council not stoked with high cost of tech incubator

The Denton City Council worked to steer Stoke, the city’s new “technology incubator,” back on track Tuesday.

Blotter: Police arrest makeup-covered man

Police charged a 25-year-old man with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday afternoon after an unusual encounter with several officers in the 1000 block of West Hickory Street.

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City relieves gas buildup

The city landfill got too much gas after the holidays. Monitoring wells around the landfill detected excess methane in early January. City crews took emergency steps, including putting more pipe into the landfill to siphon off and burn the extra gas.

UNT college to split this fall

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas will split in two this fall. Instead, there will be the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, according to a background report in a board book for the UNT Board of Regents.

Bill would put money behind ‘kinship care’

AUSTIN — A Dallas County lawmaker wants to put more of the state’s wallet behind efforts to persuade relatives to take in abused and neglected children. Sunnyvale GOP Rep. Cindy Burkett has proposed a major bump in state payments for “kinship care.”

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Best seat in the house

Mel Grolla, 92, sends the ball back in a game of chair volleyball Monday at the Denton Senior Center.

Blotter: DME worker airlifted after injury at substation

A Denton Municipal Electric employee was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Monday morning after touching live equipment at the substation on North Bonnie Brae Street and Riney Road in northwest Denton, according to DME spokesman Brian Daskam.

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DME worker airlifted to Dallas hospital following accident at Denton substation

A Denton Municipal Electric employee was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas this morning after the employee was injured after coming in contact with live equipment at the substation on North Bonnie Brae Street and Riney Road in northwest Denton, according to DME spokesman Brian Daskam.

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Churches play large role in Denton black history

Religion has always been a cornerstone of African-American communities.When slaves arrived on American soil in the 1600s, white religious leaders began converting them to Christianity.

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Woods House to be excavated, moved

One of the last remaining original Quakertown homes, the Woods House, is set to be moved to a new location at the Denton County Historical Park on Mulberry Street. But before the move, residents are invited to join the Denton County Office of History and Culture to excavate the property and learn more about the residents who previously occupied 1015 Hill St. The excavation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.