Dead end

At age 35, Misty Lowder’s life was spinning out of control. Hooked on opiates since her early 20s, she’d served time in the state prison system. And like many felons, she struggled to find a job.

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Girl Scout cookie season in full swing

Girl Scout cookie season is here again — the time of year when men, women, boys and girls lose their minds and much of the weight in their wallets over tiny baked treats packed with assorted flavors and a greater mission in the community.

Les Cockrell: Exhibit combines storybooks and quilts

An exhibit of children’s storybooks and companion quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild will be on display Thursday through Saturday in the south dining room of Hubbard Hall at Texas Woman’s University.

Blotter: Man gets citation after officer checks on vehicle

A suspicious vehicle parked outside the Islamic Society of Denton late Saturday night led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report.

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Monday, Jan. 26 Calendar

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Boy losing vision goes for a spin

DALLAS — It’s less than a week until Ben Pierce’s 10th birthday, and getting a chance to tip off at a basketball game could be any boy’s birthday wish.


Long lost

Sometimes she’s curled up in a fetal position on a beige-colored carpet in a dark room. Other times she’s lying atop a mound of hay in the center of a clearing surrounded by trees. Long, dark hair always covers the side of her pale face. She never moves, and her mother never sees blood in the dreams; nothing but her daughter’s lifeless body forever trapped in a fetal position.

Linda Milburn

Answers for some of the missing

FORT WORTH — Linda Milburn knew the homeless man with the big grin simply as “Smiley.” After two decades on the streets, and bouts with mental illness and a stroke, even Smiley didn’t know his real name.Milburn...

Timeline of Events

Blotter: Local man charge with injury to child

Hearing set for Monday in local case

Is Michael Sullivan a journalist or a lobbyist? That question is one of a handful to be discussed in a Monday hearing involving the Texas Ethics Commission in the 158th Judicial District Court in Denton.

Dave Lieber: Red-light camera controversy continues throughout Texas

I nearly fell out of my chair reading a recent interview with the head of the red-light camera company that provides the flashing contraptions to cities such as Allen, Coppell, Denton, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson and University Park.

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Charter school moves services

The doors are locked and one set of doors is chained. With the exception of two vehicles and a school bus in the parking lot, it was desolate Friday afternoon at the Texas Education Center just outside Pilot Point.

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Safety skits recall old times

The strumming of a ukulele lured residents into a dining area of The Vintage, a retirement community on Bonnie Brae Street, for a show like no other Thursday afternoon.


Historic cannon to be dedicated at Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Ten years have passed since Rick Range found a small, bronze Spanish cannon that may have been fired at the Alamo, tucked away in a building in rural North Texas.

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City to pay about $1M to settle suit

The city of Denton is expected to pay out about $1 million to settle a long-running inverse condemnation case over power lines placed along Bonnie Brae Street in 2009.

Briefly: In Denton and the area

Denia meeting featuring mayor is open to publicDenton Mayor Chris Watts is scheduled to present a talk on the “State of the City” at 7 p.m. Monday at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St.The talk is...

Saturday, Jan. 24 calendar

Blotter: Man acting odd had several drugs in possession

Board takes no action on using firm’s services

The Argyle school board took no action Thursday on whether to use its law firm’s services in a search for a new high school principal after discussing the issue for nearly an hour and a half.


Perceptions and perspectives

Many children aren’t often taught to keep their hands on the wheel when pulled over by police or how to properly communicate with an officer when stopped or contacted for questioning. Most may be unsure...

DCTA launches tracking program

After months of development and beta testing, Denton County Transportation Authority officials have launched their new Where’s My Ride program. Where’s My Ride is a vehicle tracking tool that provides...

Tax professionals gear up for filing season

Tax filing season is here. And Denton-area accountants and tax assistance volunteers are prepared to handle more complicated taxes and the Affordable Care Act provisions that could lead to a tax credit...

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Spelling bee champ

Denton school district spelling bee champion Donna Son, right, an eighth-grader from McMath Middle School, is shown with runner-up Macen Bird of Crownover Middle School and Joan Scott Curtis, the district’s secondary language arts coordinator, after Thursday’s competition at the district’s Professional Development Center. Donna correctly spelled “slalom” to defeat 21 other middle school students and advance to next month’s county competition in Lewisville.

Blotter: Man arrested on assault charge

A 19-year-old man was booked into the Denton City Jail on an assault charge Wednesday after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 1900 block of Paisley Street at 11:17 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23 Calendar

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Gun show loads up on varieties

Guns everywhere. Big ones, small ones. Some used to protect, others used to destroy. Rows upon rows of handguns, semiautomatic rifles, saddle rifles, shotguns. Knives, too, all shapes and sizes — some shaped like stars, others the length of swords.

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Old photographs found have potential link to Denton history

A box of photographs found in a Denton storage unit may give some insight into local history.

New home invasion details released

One suspect is still at large after Monday morning’s home invasion southwest of Justin, Denton County Sheriff’s Office officials said Wednesday.

Possible snow in today’s forecast

A wintry mix is expected to make a cameo in today’s forecast.

Former area pastor’s plea hearing reset

Jeffrey Dale Williams, former pastor of The Church of Corinth, is expected to be in court next month.

Blotter: Ex-girlfriend flees after fight with man

A confrontation with a former girlfriend prompted a man to call Denton police officers to an area hotel Tuesday night.

Les Cockrell: Denton library offers Conversation Club

Denton’s Emily Fowler Central Library is hosting Conversation Club at 7 p.m. on Thursdays to help speakers of English as a second language practice their speaking skills in a relaxed setting, according to an announcement from the library.

Police chief appointed

Bartonville’s Town Council unanimously approved a new police chief Tuesday night.

Tanker company to pay state fine

A Collin County petroleum company agreed to take corrective steps and pay a $6,388 fine after state inspectors found it was delivering gasoline without the proper permits.

School to offer memorial transport

Texas Woman’s University officials announced Wednesday that they will offer free transportation to Brenna Charless Taylor’s wake Friday evening in Sherman.

Thursday, Jan. 22 Calendar

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Braswell High named as Denton’s next school

The school board voted Tuesday to name Denton ISD’s new high school for former Superintendent Ray E. Braswell.

Pedestrians’ plight

About 20 people gathered Tuesday night in City Council member Kevin Roden’s living room to talk about pedestrian safety, and by evening’s end, they pledged to gather information needed to bring about change.

TWU student remembered after death

Friends and family continue to mourn the loss of Brenna Charless Taylor, the 23-year-old Texas Woman’s University student whose life ended too soon.Her aunt Audrei Steward said “Na” — Taylor’s nickname...

UNT-Dallas provides low-cost law college

DALLAS — Students at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law are getting a half-price education — and that’s by design.

Woman died from possible overdose

Authorities attributed last weekend’s death of a 25-year-old woman to a probable drug overdose.

Victim in hit-and-run was Lewisville resident

The victim of a hit-and-run has been identified, Lewisville police said Tuesday.

Blotter: Police called out to complex twice in one morning

Police responded to two unrelated calls at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Inman Street early Monday, according to police reports.

County puts tower repair project out for bid again

Denton County officials are once again seeking bids for repair work on two communications towers with structural concerns.

Wednesday, Jan. 21 Calendar

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King’s legacy marches on

Calls to service and the significance of historic civil rights efforts were among the themes that ran through Denton’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy Monday.