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New MHMR home aims to calm crises

KRUM — Golden brown leaves touched by autumn’s kiss partially cover both sides of a two-lane blacktop road leading to the home that’s not a home.

Two die in Denton shooting

Two men were killed in a shooting that erupted late Sunday evening at the Campus Park apartments, according to Denton police.

As good as gold

Highland Village chef Morris Salerno has basked in the limelight this year. He won a gold medal at the Expogast culinary competition in Luxembourg, was featured on the new show The Hungry Investors and has nearly completed his second cookbook.

Les Cockrell: Volunteer options expand

VNA Ann’s Haven is offering new training options for those who would like to become volunteers with the hospice care provider.

Blotter: Attempted movie rental prompts report of theft

A coat and wallet were stolen Friday evening, but the victim didn’t report it until an attempt was made to use her debit card Saturday morning at a Redbox movie kiosk, according to a Denton police report.

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Monday, Dec. 22 Calendar

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Forget Rudolph

The cold and rain didn’t stop Santa from ditching his usual mode of transportation to ride a motorcycle alongside the American Eagle Harley-Davidson H.O.G. chapter Saturday morning.

Beer sales at Apogee deemed a success

Selling alcohol inside Apogee Stadium during University of North Texas football games this season was profitable and did not impact public safety, officials concluded.

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UNT, TWU lax on towing

Across the street from the University of North Texas campus, a towing company employee can stake out a parking lot, wait for a vehicle to be left improperly parked and tow it at the owner’s expense.

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Worth the effort: Flower Mound family brings back display

Doing large Christmas light displays year after year can be hard on a family. The Wards of Flower Mound have decorated their home at 2117 Gisbourne Drive with a music and light show every winter for the past eight years.

Blotter: Report: 17-year-old taken to jail on assault charge

Police arrested a 17-year-old for allegedly assaulting his father, 45, during an early morning disturbance Friday in the 7000 block of Sunburst Trail, according to a police report.

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Proactive, not reactive

Although Lee Howell is the Denton police chief, he acknowledged that even he gets nervous when he hears a siren and sees flashing lights in his rearview mirror.

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Oh so close

Argyle senior running back Nick Ralston (22) lays on the ground as Navasota players celebrate after beating the Eagles 42-35 in double overtime in the UIL Class 4A Division I state championship game on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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Prioritizing child weakens father

Mike “Roadrunner” Smith of the Iron Guardians had two choices: buy the heart medicine he needed to stay alive or pay for his 9-year-old son’s monthly medication.

Police up charges in pornography case in Hurst

Police say a 17-year-old arrested last month in a child pornography bust fondled a third-grader at the Hurst elementary school where he was posing as a 12-year-old.

County Commissioner Mitchell likes idea of preparing

Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell was not able to attend Friday’s luncheon that brought city, county and civic leaders together for a discussion in light of national headlines because of previous commitments.

Experience pushes Martinez

There was once a time when Dorothy Martinez couldn’t let her children walk to school alone, she said.

Blotter: Denton woman tells police she was assaulted

Denton police officers responded to an unlawful restraint call Thursday night after a woman reported that her boyfriend had assaulted her, according to a police report.

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380 delays are order of the day

Denton motorists have been experiencing traffic congestion along University Drive recently after a lane switch reduced the roadway to one lane in each direction between Bonnie Brae Street and Fulton Street.

Proposed bill would curb oil, gas rules

AUSTIN — A Republican in the Texas House proposed a bill Wednesday that would require cities to make up for any revenue lost as a result of passing a municipal oil and gas ordinance — a requirement that could dissuade cash-strapped cities from considering or approving some local regulations.

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Renowned just off the field

An Argyle High School senior is making a name for himself in the Texas high school football arena, and it’s not for his performance on the field.

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Friend: Victim’s ex used threats

The suspected killer had threatened his ex-girlfriend on several occasions, claiming he would return to Mexico with their son if she didn’t resume their relationship, said a friend of the victim.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Closure ties up public info

We work hard to bring you the news when it happens. We recognize both the importance and the value of telling you what we know as soon as we know it — not the next day or the day after that.

Blotter: Customer reportedly tried to pass fake $50 bill

Denton police are investigating a Sanger resident who allegedly attempted to use a counterfeit $50 bill at a fast-food restaurant in the 300 block of West University Drive on Wednesday night, according to a police report.

Grand jury indicts former Lewisville assistant fire chief

A former Lewisville Fire Department assistant chief was indicted Thursday by a Denton County grand jury.

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Milestone achievement

Graduates walk across the stage at the Fred Moore High School fall graduation ceremony conducted Thursday in Denton.

Gas price decline toaid holiday travelers

Even though gasoline prices keep dropping, experts don’t expect it will lead to many more travelers planning road trips this holiday season.

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Friday, Dec. 19 Calendar

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Affidavit sheds light on murder

Maria Isabel Romero Medina filed a complaint with Denton police six days before she was murdered. In it she claimed that her son’s biological father, Ricardo Martinez, had cut the brake lines of her car.

Judge exits lawsuit on ban

District Court Judge Jonathan Bailey has recused himself from presiding over the lawsuit filed by the Texas Oil and Gas Association, which challenges Denton’s ban on fracking.

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Author urges students to read

Journaling led Michelle Staubach Grimes down the path to a writing career, she said. It ultimately led her to writing and publishing a children’s book, Where is Pidge?

Les Cockrell: Holiday event set

Staff members of the Johnson Branch Unit at Ray Roberts Lake State Park will host an evening of holiday-themed entertainment on Saturday.

Grand jury indicts husband, wife

A Denton-based pharmacist and a communications professor at the University of Texas at Arlington were indicted recently by a Denton County grand jury.

Blotter: Denton police investigate vehicle break-in

A woman in her 40s returned to her vehicle and discovered a broken window Tuesday night.

Gas price surprise

A sign at Rudy’s on Interstate 35E near Teasley Lane in Denton shows the price of gas at $1.99 per gallon Wednesday. A few other stations in Denton reported the same price later in the day.

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Thursday, Dec. 18 Calendar

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Warrant obtained in death

Law enforcement officers announced Tuesday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for Ricardo Lara Martinez in connection with last weekend’s death of Maria Isabel Romero Medina and the disappearance of the couple’s 4-year-old son.

Eric Williams sentenced to death in revenge plot

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — A former justice of the peace in North Texas was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a district attorney’s wife in what prosecutors described as a revenge plot that left three people dead.

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More time for drilling changes

About 30 people turned out for a public hearing Tuesday night, giving about an hour of testimony on the city’s innovative amendments to the gas well ordinance and asking for more time to review it.

Juvenile charged with murder

A 16-year-old boy is being held on a murder charge at the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center after he allegedly shot and killed a 21-year-old man Monday night, Denton police said.

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Prof recognized for innovation

Richard Dixon, a distinguished research professor in the biological sciences department at the University North Texas, is now a National Academy of Inventors fellow.

Blotter: Police search for reckless driving suspect

After a brief chase Monday, Denton police are still looking for a reckless driver.

Builder sues Denton County

Denton County is being sued by Hunt Construction Group for a breach of contract.

Tuba tunes

University of North Texas professor Don Little led the UNT Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and had the crowd at The Vintage Retirement Community sing along to Christmas carols as the ensemble played Tuesday.

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Wednesday, Dec. 17 Calendar

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