City, county and state officials are making plans to monitor roads beginning early this afternoon as local organizations start preparations for the possibility of stranded motorists on icy roads. The annual Holiday Lighting Festival, originally slated for Friday, has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Meteorologists expect rain today to change to freezing rain by the time daytime workers and students are heading home. Whether the cold front that arrived Wednesday afternoon will be deep enough and cold enough to bring sleet is something they had less confidence in predicting, according to Tom Bradshaw of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive will visit Golden Triangle Mall Friday through Sunday. Toy collection sites at the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service members and civilian volunteers will be posted at each mall entrance collecting toys and cash donations.
A Lewisville man was found dead Wednesday morning after becoming trapped by a fence that collapsed on top of him, officials said.
The Denton Parks Foundation will help the city replace the aging Eureka playground by raising money to rebuild a comparable project. The goal is to remove the $1 million needed to replace the playground from the city’s anticipated bond election in November 2014, according to Tim Crouch, who serves both as the foundation chairman and co-chairman of the bond election committee.
BARTONVILLE — The Town Council will proceed without a mayor for a few months until residents vote to fill the vacancy during the May elections. But a new council member, Norma Harrington, has been appointed to fill the unexpired Place 2 position that had been held by Mayor Pro Tem James Farrell.
Two people have been charged with fraud after changing price tags at a big-box retail store shortly before midnight Monday, police said.
Thanksgiving Day wasn’t just about turkeys this year, as more American than ever took advantage of early sales. And while nationally, sales were down slightly from last year over the long Thanksgiving weekend, local sales were up from 2012 figures, according to local retailers.
The Denton school board did not immediately endorse plans for a new convention center at a special joint meeting Monday with the City Council, with some board members saying they need more information before deciding whether to contribute tax dollars to help repay the construction costs.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture has announced holiday programs including a Santa collection on display at Denton’s Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and seasonal music at both the Bayless-Selby House Museum and African American Museum.
An “Everything Trains Christmas” exhibit presented by the Wood House of Denton is back for the third year to benefit Denton County Friends of the Family.
A caller told police Saturday afternoon that a man in a sport utility vehicle pointed a gun at him and made a shooting motion in his direction in the 5800 block of Interstate 35, according to a police report.
It looked simple enough. Visitors and students dipped a folded bundle of fabric into a white bucket of deep blue dye. With each dip, the college students who started a natural dye garden on campus saw their project come closer to fruition.
When Sandy Sauceda wants to find something unique, she heads to Denton’s downtown Square. Sauceda joined shoppers downtown Saturday morning in support of Small Business Saturday, a nationwide effort to encourage shoppers to patronize locally owned businesses.
After a concerned person reported following a reckless driver shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, police arrested two men on burglary charges.
Christmas is here. You know that smell the heater makes the first time it comes on for the season? That’s one of the smells that tell. Other signals to the senses are pine and spruce, cinnamon and cloves, chimney smoke, pumpkin bread, roasted pecans and wassail.
The Argyle United Methodist Church will begin the Christmas season today with an Angel Tree on the table in the foyer.
A traffic stop turned into an arrest Thursday for a Denton man. A Denton police officer made an early morning stop at South Locust Street and East Eagle Drive and during the course of the traffic stop, found the driver to be in possession of marijuana, according to police.
Brian Glenn, Denton Fire Department battalion chief, spent Thanksgiving traveling like a lot of North Texans. Glenn wasn’t traveling to see his family for Thanksgiving, however. He was headed to the Philippines to help those who suffered two recent natural disasters.
Just minutes after marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in below-freezing temperatures Thursday, Valeria Ibarra was tweeting out her thankfulness.