Blotter: Police make arrest after disturbance call placed

A fight between a man and woman prompted an onlooker to call Denton police Friday evening.

Irving resident indicted on murder charge

An Irving man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife was indicted recently by a Denton County grand jury.


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Patrick and Emily McLarty can relate to families faced with mounting medical bills. “We’ve experienced what that’s like, and the uncertainty and the fear,” Emily McLarty said. She said she and her husband know all too well what it’s like to have the rug pulled from underneath.

State’s shift could reverberate

Denton learned a little more about its changing self this week during a League of Women Voters program that examined Texas’ changing demographics and its growth as a minority-majority state.


Students feast, forge fellowship

One of Brenda Sweeten’s major concerns going into holiday breaks is what some students have or don’t have planned.

Hurst pair accused of exploiting children

A single obscene photo on Instagram helped local and federal authorities zero in on a Fort Worth man they say has admitted molesting more than 100 children and possessing thousands of illegal pornographic images.

Denton jobless rate less than 4 percent

The city of Denton’s unemployment rate was less than 4 percent for the second month in a row. According to data released from the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment in October was 3.8 percent in Denton, 4.3 percent in Denton County and 5.1 percent for the state.

Blotter: Double Oak police seek help in vehicle burglary case

Double Oak police are asking for the public’s help in finding four men who allegedly burglarized a vehicle in the 500 block of Whispering Oaks Drive at 12:37 p.m. Thursday.

Grand jury indicts area man on murder charge

A Denton County grand jury indicted Stephen Bielicke on a murder charge Thursday.Bielicke, of Lewisville, has been in jail since he allegedly chased Flower Mound resident Verland “Scott” Johansen along...


Dinner and a shot

Dietrich Parks gets a flu shot from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton nurse Kathy Cantrell as Our Daily Bread, a community soup kitchen, hosts a Thanksgiving dinner on Friday in Denton.

Saturday, Nov. 22 Calendar

To tell us about your event or meeting, visit and click on “Let Us Know” for our online forms; email to; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

Argyle hires Frederiksen as city manager

The town of Argyle hired Paul Frederiksen on Wednesday to serve as the new city manager. Frederiksen steps into his new role Dec. 22, taking over the responsibilities of Trent Petty, a former city manager...


Early Turkey Day

Residents gather for the annual Senior Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

New report looks at fracking amid drought

Hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells threatens America’s water supplies in drought-stricken areas, according to a report released Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group.


Students’ research gains notice

Three research projects from seven local high school students have gained the attention of the country’s top researchers in recent months.


Obama orders rile up GOP

WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.”

Skies are likely to pour this weekend

The Dallas-Fort Worth region and the Red River counties around Wichita Falls remain the driest areas in Texas, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. But a forecast for significant rainfall on Saturday — more than 2 inches in some places — could bring welcome relief.

Blotter: Fire in Krum displaces family of five

Overnight booms that sounded like “explosions” rattled a street in Krum on Wednesday, displacing a family of five.

Police arrest health care worker

Corinth police arrested a 39-year-old man after the officers discovered he had been neglectful to three people he was hired to care for, according to a news release.

Turkey Roll to go on rain or shine

Denton Breakfast Kiwanis is conducting its 32nd annual Turkey Roll on Saturday, and the show will go on, rain or shine, organizers said.

Heidemann appointed to Corinth city council seat

The Corinth City Council held a special session Nov. 13 to appoint Bill Heidemann to the council, filling the vacancy left by Jim Mayfield, according to a news release.

Friday, Nov. 21 Calendar

To tell us about your event or meeting, visit and click on “Let Us Know” for our online forms; email to; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

Red kettle kickoff

Santa Claus rings the bell as Mayor Chris Watts prepares to put the first dollar in the kettle at the Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff at Golden Triangle Mall Wednesday morning November 19 2014, in Denton

State Bar disciplines assistant DA

A Denton County assistant district attorney has until Monday to file an appeal after the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee placed him on probated suspension recently.

Team takes risks for win

If three University of North Texas students used real money in a recent investment competition, they would be rich.

Les Cockrell: Hospital to offer free flu shots to residents

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton will be at Our Daily Bread community soup kitchen on Friday to offer free flu shots to the community.

League of Women Voters slates presentation today

The League of Women Voters of Denton invite the public to join them at 7 p.m. today at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave., to learn more about the state’s changing demographics.

Frisco ISD responds to former Ryan administrator issues

Frisco ISD revealed Wednesday that a post a Denton ISD administrator shared on her personal Facebook account was a “manipulated image.”

Blotter: Blanket reported stolen after injury

A 35-year-old Denton man reported his blanket was stolen after he was struck on the head Tuesday morning.

Coats for Kids Ride in need of coats, jackets

The annual Coats for Kids Ride is working to collect new coats, hooded sweatshirts and larger sized coats this year for the motorcycle ride on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Burgess to serve as subcommittee chairman

U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Lewisville, has succeeded U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, Mich., to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade for the 114th Congress.

Construction to begin on University Drive

Construction crews will close inside lanes and parts of the median on University Drive daily through Friday and again Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday, Nov. 20 Calendar

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Hickory Street to see increase of back-in only spaces

Enough of East Hickory Street has been rebuilt west of Bell Avenue that some of the new on-street parking spots have emerged.

Residents voice concern over construction

CORINTH — Residents of area subdivisions affected by a multi-million dollar construction project voiced their concerns in a packed town hall meeting Tuesday night.

SpiritHorse Therapeutic Center continues fight with P&Z Commission

Six-year-old Emily Cuevas’ dark brown eyes seemed to look directly into each person’s eyes in the packed Corinth City Council chambers as her mother pushed her toward the podium to address the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Monday night.

Early turkey for seniors

Staff and volunteers at the American Legion Senior Center are preparing for an early Thanksgiving meal that will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St.

Former Ryan educator reassigned

A Denton school district administrator has been reassigned after reposting information on her personal Facebook page that the district deemed “inflammatory.”

County gives OK to recommended projects

Denton County commissioners gave approval Tuesday to recommendations made by the capital improvements committee for proposed projects over the next 10 years.

Two Denton hospitals receive top ratings

The two major hospitals in Denton both earned “A” ratings for their hospital safety score from the Leapfrog Group, a leading hospital research organization.Both Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton...

Blotter: Man tells Denton police he was robbed

A 19-year-old man told Denton police that he was robbed Monday morning when he attempted to buy marijuana from a 20-year-old acquaintance.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Calendar

To tell us about your event or meeting, visit and click on “Let Us Know” for our online forms; email to; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

Ban faces challenges

The Denton City Council is expected to canvass the results of the Nov. 4 election during tonight’s regular meeting, starting the two-week countdown until the city’s ban on hydraulic fracturing begins.

Audit: TWU didn’t repeat UNT’s mistakes

Texas Woman’s University confirmed it did not make the same financial errors the University of North Texas did, in an audit of state-funded benefits released Monday.

Corinth votes to amend plan

CORINTH — The Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 Monday night to recommend approval of an amendment to the comprehensive plan with the following condition that the City Council re-evaluate a proposed east-west collector road so that it does not infringe on SpiritHorse Therapeutic Center’s property.

Superintendents to attend national summit

Northwest school district Superintendent Karen Rue and Lewisville school district Superintendent Stephen Waddell are among the 100 school leaders who have been invited to the National ConnectED Superintendents Summit on Wednesday at the White House.

Blotter: Police arrest man on aggravated assault charge

A domestic disturbance led to a report of a gunshot and an arrest Sunday. Denton officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Londonderry Lane a little after 1 a.m. in reference to a domestic disturbance with shots fired.

Argyle Town Council set to consider zoning change

The Argyle Town Council will meet tonight to consider an ordinance approving a zoning change from agricultural district to planned development single-family residential for 5T Ranch, according to the agenda.

Bartonville Council slates hearing on amending plan

The Bartonville Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight to consider an ordinance that would amend the town’s Code of Ordinances by adding a new section on personal notice requirements to the comprehensive plan, according to the agenda.