It took a Denton County jury only two hours Tuesday to find John Franklin Howard guilty of attempting to commit capital murder. The Ponder man was convicted of plotting and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to arrange the murder of Nancy Howard, his wife of 30 years.
Denton police officers were called in reference to a suspicious vehicle call on Sunday evening. The caller reported to dispatch that her friend, a Denton woman, used her vehicle without her consent.
Denton County residents will get an evening look at the 2015 budget and tax rate. As part of the annual budget process, commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday night, when the county’s budget presentation will be repeated. The first presentation was given July 22.
Denton police responded to a disturbance call reporting that a man was slashing tires at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of Bandera Street near the Howard Johnson Express Inn, according to a police report.
The Denton school board intends to modify a district policy regarding student fee waivers. The board discussed the one-word policy modification at a meeting Tuesday. Last month, the board approved changes to the district’s music instrument usage fee, and according to district officials, that means the policy on student fees must also be modified.
Denton police and paramedics responded to a call reporting an unconscious person at a motel in the 1100 block of West University Drive at about 12:10 a.m. Friday.
Aspiky halo of fiery red bends over the book. She autographs the inside page with a flourish. A shocking white thatch at her forehead sets blue eyes ablaze as she raises them to the man standing at the table. She closes the cover and hands over the book with a mischievous smile.
Two officers of the Argyle Lions Club were named directors for the Lions Organ and Eye Bank during the recent North Texas Lions Club convention.
AUSTIN — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.
Marvelous mutts and dynamite dunks are on tap for the 86th annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo. The event, a grand mix of music, games, rides, livestock, rodeo fun and a parade, kicks off at 6 p.m. today from the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd.
CORINTH — The Corinth City Council, shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, voted to deny Buc-ee's the economic incentives it wanted to build a store at the corner of Corinth Parkway and the Interstate 35E southbound frontage road.
DALLAS — A former Lewisville assistant fire chief accused of stealing money intended for charity told police he was in debt and had an addiction problem.
The 27th annual Highland Village Balloon Festival is planned for Friday to Sunday at Unity Park in Highland Village and will feature live music, a car show, a 5-kilometer run, arts and crafts and food in addition to hot air balloons, according to the event website.
Officers were dispatched to Denton Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault report. The assault occurred at a residence in the 500 block of Ruth Street at an unknown time Tuesday morning. The victim reported that her roommate struck her in the head with a rolling pin, causing a laceration that required staples.