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Fresh new flow

After months of renovations, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern is back under new ownership.

Jury delivers guilty verdict

Jurors found a 26-year-old Denton man guilty of aggravated assault and attempted capital murder Thursday at the Denton County Courts Building and sentenced him to 15 years in prison on each charge.

Judge: School funding still unconstitutional

AUSTIN — A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

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Programs aim to keep Labor Day revelers safe

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be doing their part to keep people safe this Labor Day weekend, on the road and on the water.

Blotter: Man arrested after woman reports stalking

Denton police responded to a report of stalking in the 1400 block of Oakland Street on Wednesday afternoon..

Police arrest man after two-week investigation

After a two-week investigation, Denton police arrested a man on charges of assault and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Health Services of North Texas acquires clinic

Health Services of North Texas officials have completed the acquisition of Family Health Care Inc., whose staff, services and patients will now be a part of the nonprofit.

Departing dean gets handmade gifts for retirement

To go with his cowboy boot collection, Robert Milnes now has a Texas-size belt buckle to complete his outfits. Milnes retired Thursday after spending eight years as dean of the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, and one of his farewell gifts was a handmade belt buckle from his peers.

DCTA budget includes plans to provide bus service to Fort Worth

The Denton County Transportation Authority is looking to include in next year’s budget a study to see whether providing bus service to Fort Worth is feasible.

Friday, Aug. 29 Calendar

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Driller gets waiver for wells

A Colorado energy company claimed the city of Denton’s moratorium on new gas wells has caused it hardship and received a waiver this week to drill five gas wells on land owned by a former Dallas Cowboy.

Bogomol enters plea

FORT WORTH — Gregory Bogomol, a former Denton High School teacher, entered a not guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Wednesday morning on two counts of production of child pornography.

DR-C Football 2014

The 2014 football season is filled with Great Expectations following championship seasons for UNT, Guyer and Argyle in 2014.

Les Cockrell: Denton Benefit League taking grant requests

The Denton Benefit League is now accepting requests for its 2015 grants and has set a deadline of Sept. 26 for submitting an application, according to an announcement from the organization.

Blotter: Woman gets additional charge after arrest

Denton police pulled over a 51-year-old woman with four outstanding warrants Tuesday and found a controlled substance in her possession after she was taken to the city jail, according to a police report.

Two killed, two injured in Sanger crash

A one-vehicle accident in Sanger on Tuesday night left two dead and two hospitalized, officials said. Sgt. Lonny Haschel, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the accident occurred at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday when a 2005 Nissan Altima, driven by 21-year-old Steven Wilkerson of Sanger, was traveling west on View Road at a high rate of speed.

Krum names new police chief

The Krum Police Department has a new police chief. Terry Hargis has been serving as interim police chief for several months. And Monday night, Krum City Council members voted to officially hire him as Krum chief of police, according to city attorney Lance Vanzant.

Martinez to take helm at Calhoun Middle School

Paul Martinez, assistant principal at Denton High School, could be on the job as Calhoun Middle School principal by the end of this week, Denton ISD officials say.

Thursday, Aug. 28 Calendar

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Traffic grinds to halt after crew hits line

Power lines strung across Interstate 35E in Corinth prompted police to close northbound and southbound lanes, including service roads, causing a backup of traffic in both directions for hours Tuesday afternoon.

Two dead following fatal accident in Sanger

A fatal accident in Sanger Tuesday night  left two dead and two hospitalized, officials said.

Board OKs $116 million bid

The Denton school board approved a $116 million price tag Tuesday for the construction of a new high school.

‘Just verdict’ sought in trial

The trial for a man who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and attempted to kill a Denton police officer began this week at the Denton County Courts Building.

Argyle public hearing lasts late into the night

ARGYLE — The Argyle town council unanimously voted to table Hat Creek Development's zoning request change for the proposed Highlands of Argyle residential community until a later date.

Commissioners approve changes to lure job seekers

Denton County commissioners are making a few personnel moves in hopes of luring more law enforcement-related job seekers to Denton County.

Blotter: Fire brings authorities to local hospital

Denton firefighters responding to a report of smoke on the fifth floor of a local hospital Monday found burned bed linens, according to Denton Fire Department officials.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 Calendar

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First day goes smoothly

Monday brought a couple of firsts for fourth-grader Samantha Raney. It was her first day at a brand new school and in a new district. The Adkins Elementary School student transferred from Lewisville ISD. She said she felt edgy and nervous being at a new school.

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Denton hoping to hire bike czar

The city of Denton wants to hire a “bike czar.” The new job, officially called bike and pedestrian coordinator, is among the 39 new positions proposed for the city’s 2014-15 budget. The City Council must first approve the budget before any of those “help wanted” signs can be posted at City Hall.

Argyle weighs growth

Argyle will have public hearings at 6 p.m. today on amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan and future land use plan, and to its thoroughfare plan, and on a zoning change requested for a proposed housing development.

Corvettes only

Bill Chambers closes the hood on his Grand Sport Corvette at a Corvette show on Monday at James Wood AutoPark in Denton. Caravans of Corvette drivers are traveling through the country to the National Corvette Museum’s 20th anniversary celebration in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Doctor in the House

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, is presented an award by Doreen Rue, CEO of Health Services of North Texas, from Health Services and the National Association of Community Health Centers for his support of community health centers, during his visit last week to the Denton organization.

Blotter: Man arrested after interfering with police

A 23-year-old man was arrested at 2 a.m. Monday near the 100 block of Fry Street and spent rest of the morning in jail after interfering with a police investigation, according to police reports.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 Calendar

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New school opening in Lantana

The Denton school district is slated to open a new elementary school today in the Lantana area. Adkins Elementary School will open its doors to about 300 students, according to district officials.

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Record crowds came to fair

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo drew a packed house Saturday for its 2014 finale as fans stood in long lines to enjoy performances by “Marvelous Mutts” and “dynamite dunks” by the TNT Dunk Squad. More than 162,000 people showed up for the 86th annual fair, up from last year’s record-breaking attendance of 150,000.

More of Hickory to close for work

The city will close another block of Hickory Street, from Bell Avenue to Industrial Street, to through traffic for more than three weeks beginning Tuesday.

Les Cockrell: DATCU to assemble junior board

DATCU is currently taking applications for the 2014-15 Junior Board of Directors, according to an announcement from the credit union.

Blotter: Woman tried to have old prescription filled

Denton police arrested a 31-year old woman for allegedly submitting a phony prescription that her boyfriend later tried to pick up, according to a police report.

Ribbons and tiaras handed out at fair

The 2014 North Texas Fair and Rodeo drew a record number of attendees this year, and the fair’s annual parade through central Denton saw even more entries this year.

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Road Work

Monday, Aug. 25 Calendar

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Library fund limited

PONDER — The Betty Foster Public Library in Ponder doesn’t look like a library. It looks more like a large, cramped office filled with too many books.

Competitors make the call

The start of school may have still been a few days away, but about 90 area youths spent Saturday morning filling in the bubbles on a test form at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo.

Accident sets back start in classroom

DALLAS — In life comes the unexpected. What matters is how one recovers when the unexpected occurs. It’s a lesson one Denton High School teacher is currently enduring.

Teachers get first-day jitters, too

The anxiousness young children get about the first day of school is no different from what some Denton teachers are experiencing.

Otteson booked into Denton jail

A Minnesota man was booked into the Denton County Jail on Friday evening on a murder charge after being arrested in Lakeville, Minnesota, this month.

Blotter: Domestic incidents result in arrests

The dog days of summer showed up Friday as Denton police filed several reports of assault and family violence, booking two men into the city jail on assault charges and beginning an investigation into another complaint.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons: New school employees take part in 3-day training session

New employees with the Argyle Independent School District met recently for three days of training. The 19 staff members had discussions, became acquainted with the Argyle school district, toured the town and got acquainted with each other.