Rebel rally

Red, white and blue flags waved Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors on University Drive, but it wasn’t the star-spangled banner seen hours earlier on the Fourth of July.


Venerable vehicle

Ole’ Blue has seen it all. She’s ridden beneath the sprawling forests of Vermont and the snow-capped mountains of Colorado. She’s been buried in the sand in North Carolina and narrowly missed a herd of buffalo in South Dakota. She’s traversed from Canada to Mexico and back again. Yet the 39-year-old still glistens as if she rolled off the assembly line yesterday.

Les Cockrell: Denton Public Library can help those seeking aid

The Denton Public Library now has trained navigators to assist with online applications for food benefits, medical coverage and emergency cash assistance as part of the Texas Community Partner Program, according to a press release from the library.

Standoff breaks new legal ground

HOUSTON — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

Blotter: Driver arrested after woman hit by vehicle

Police arrested a 52-year-old woman after she allegedly hit another woman with her car Saturday night.

TxDOT reminds of dangers of driving while distracted

You might want to put down your phone while driving. Texting, talking and other distractions cause nearly 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas, according to statewide statistics.

Monday, July 6 Calendar

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Sky-high pride

Hundreds filled the streets of Denton Saturday morning for the Fourth of July Yankee Doodle Parade. Candy, beads and even T-shirts were thrown to members of the crowd as residents kept their eyes on the steady line of participants.


Freedom rings for residents

It’s the Fourth of July. A hint of barbecue attaches itself to the thick air and a cold beer chills your hand. Fireworks crackle in the night sky.


City targets dangerous intersection

With an average of 39,100 cars plowing through every day, Loop 288 at Interstate 35E has been the most accident-prone intersection in the city.

DCTA looks at cost of repairs

Getting Denton County Transportation Authority operations and facilities back to pre-flood condition is going to take time and money.

Bet the House via Facebook

Video links theft from smokehouse to fire

An attempt to steal meat ended with a fire and a lot of lost money for a Denton barbecue restaurant.


Pet project

Jesse is a cocker spaniel who not only is cute and cuddly, but also provides comfort and hope for those being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton.


Water slows 35Express flow

Last month’s deluges have forced 35Express officials to shift their focus in order to meet the project’s planned completion deadline.

Local Brady list exists

The Denton County District Attorney’s Office acknowledged Thursday that it keeps a list of certified peace officers who are not allowed to testify in criminal trials because of their checkered histories, including criminal conduct, dishonesty and unprofessional conduct.

Sources: UNT, TCU to build medical school in Fort Worth

DALLAS — The University of North Texas and Texas Christian University plan to build a medical school together in Fort Worth, according to sources.


A painted partnership

People look at the new mural by local artist Mick Burson on the side of SCRAP Denton facing Prairie Street during a Wednesday reception .

City leaders keeping their options open

City leaders are exploring more options for a new electrical substation near the University of North Texas, according to Denton council member Kathleen Wazny.

Corinth Police Department

Corinth police seek public help in identifying alleged mail thief

CORINTH — Corinth police want the public’s help identifying a woman caught stealing from a resident’s front doorstep.


City turns eye to planning

The Denton City Council turned its attention to the city’s planning department Tuesday, touring the department’s offices inside City Hall West and hearing recommendations from the interim planning director during a special work session.

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Sit tight for fireworks

They may not be the “bombs bursting in air” evoked in the national anthem, but fireworks of all kinds will light up the night Saturday at Apogee Stadium in the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club’s annual spectacle.

Altitude Trampoline Park

Trampolines to fill former grocery

More than 22,000 square feet of trampolines will cover the interior space that once housed Albertsons on Interstate 35E as part of the building’s transformation into Altitude Trampoline Park.

Health officials seek quicker mosquito reports

Denton County health officials hope to hear about West Nile virus test results in the county much sooner than they currently do.

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Zebra mussels may infect new areas

Experts fear the recent floods and subsequent release of water from several North Texas lakes could mean the spread of zebra mussels to new spots they had not yet reached.

Right to wed reaches county

Denton County added two new events to the local history books on Monday. The Denton County Clerk’s Office issued the first same-sex marriage license and a county elected official performed the first same-sex wedding.


Residents decry ‘double standard’

LAKE DALLAS — Lake Dallas City Council held a town hall meeting Monday evening to discuss its decision to remove newly elected council member Julie Mathews from office.

Deal will open up land for houses

Energy companies have tentatively agreed to limit their use of land on the city’s south side so that a residential developer can build and sell houses there.


Summertime lake access limited

Families accustomed to heading to the lake for Independence Day weekend may be forced to make new plans.

State to expand benefits to gay spouses

Same-sex spouses of state employees will now be eligible for benefits, as well as their dependents, and can enroll during the current open enrollment period.

Another charge leveled against suspect

The man charged with capital murder for killing a Denton woman is facing yet another aggravated robbery charge, police say.

Blotter: Man charged in hit-and-run

Denton police have arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly drove away from the scene of a two-vehicle accident Sunday.

Calendar: Tuesday, June 30


Summer gardening camp combines education, excitement for children

“I want tomatoes!” “I want cucumbers!” “What about peppers?”


Field day highlights appeal of amateur radio operation

Amateur radio enthusiasts gathered Saturday for their annual field day, featuring food, ham radio practice and emergency planning techniques.


Former Lake Dallas City Council member Mathews offers perspective

Julie Mathews never considered herself a fighter.

Denton ISD: Refinancing bonds has reduced interest rates, generated extra $60M

The Denton school district’s ability to finance its bonds at a lower interest rate over the past 10 years has generated savings of more than $60 million.

Wait a bit longer

Casey Cavalier and Tod King should have been celebrating. They’d been waiting for this moment for 19 years. The gay community had come a long way from the days of police raids, when gay people hid their faces out of shame and fear. Now a same-sex couple was marrying on the steps of the Courthouse on the Square with scores of supporters gathered in celebration.


Statue debate halted

With conflict continuing to brew over Confederate imagery around the country, the effort to remove or replace the Confederate monument on Denton’s Square is at a standstill.

Dr. Adami, longtime surgeon, dies at 93

Dr. Gilbert Ernest Adami, a surgeon who practiced medicine in Denton for more than 50 years, healed countless locals and helped establish what eventually became Denton Regional Medical Center, died Wednesday. He was 93.


UNT Union to open in October

After weather delays, the opening of the new student union at the University of North Texas is now expected in October instead of August this year.

Pushback comes in Denton County

Denton County, politically ruby red, didn’t join 14 Texas counties that issued same-sex marriage licenses Friday, and that drew mixed reactions from church leaders, elected officials and others.


Clerk says software must be tweaked

Denton County Clerk Juli Anne Luke said she will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Denton County — as soon as her office is able to.

The Dallas Morning News file photo

Truck driver in fatal crash facing charges

A truck driver whose semitrailer crashed into a bus in Oklahoma and killed four members of the North Central Texas College softball team has been charged with four counts of first-degree manslaughter.


Milestone meal

For the past 15 years, Our Daily Bread has helped the homeless and disabled at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on West Oak Street in Denton with food, advice and community.

Two same-sex couples denied application for marriage license

The Denton County Clerk Juli Luke refused two same-sex couples an application for a license Friday, saying first that she needed to receive legal guidance from the district attorney's office. 


Mayor misses meeting

LAKE DALLAS — Dozens of Lake Dallas residents appeared at the City Council meeting Thursday evening to ask for Mayor Anthony Marino’s resignation.

Total Wine and More set to open this fall

Total Wine and More is finally coming to Denton, more than six months after the sale of liquor within the city was legalized.


Summertime color

The sun shines on a field of sunflowers recently off FM407 in Northlake.

Blotter: Police respond to call about funny money

Police responded to a call Wednesday afternoon after a clerk at a convenience store reported counterfeit $100 bills.

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