Denton County under flash flood warning

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to move across north and central Texas this morning. The main hazard with any storms that develop is cloud to ground lightning.

High water causing road closures

Denton County is currently under a flash flood warning until 2:30 p.m. and a flash flood watch until 7 p.m.

Weather closes opening night of Arts & Jazz

City officials closed down the opening night of the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival due to lightning and heavy rains Friday evening.  The festival reopens at 10 a.m. Saturday. 

Lincoln Park council agenda gives preview of meeting

The next skirmish in the border wars along U.S. Highway 380 will unfold Saturday morning when Lincoln Park City Council meets to void a March 22 council meeting in which Nathaniel Parker, city manager, and Rider Scott, city attorney, were fired.

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Safe vantage

As thousands descend on Quakertown Park for the 25th annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival this weekend, safety is the Denton Police Department’s top priority.

Team to focus on mental health

The Denton County Citizen’s Council on Mental Health is looking to implement system changes to address the needs in the community and has found the help to do that following a discussion during Thursday’s Denton County United Way board meeting.

League of Women Voters forum draws crowd

Candidates for Denton City Council were again in the spotlight Thursday night, going before the public in the final forum before the May 9 elections.

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Shocking mixture

The Calbuco volcano erupts Thursday near Puerto Varas, Chile.

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School bus service, Lewisville ISD cut ties

Durham School Services will end its nearly 30-year run transporting Lewisville ISD students this summer.

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Master of murals

Bettye Myers Middle School eighth-grader Jordyn Wiley is surprised Thursday by her art teacher, Dashia Richey, and Dude Shroomington, the mascot for Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, after winning a mural contest at the restaurant.

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Preparing for the worst

Cars on the lot at Ezec Auto Sales at 220 Fort Worth Drive are topped Wednesday with tires under tarps to help protect the vehicles from possible hail damage in anticipation of severe weather that was forecast for late Wednesday and today.

Denton to start up NORML chapter

It’s a plant like no other, with fine red hair often covering its green leaves. It’s been labeled a “gateway drug,” and the names associated with the plant are as varied as the strains that provide its potency: Mary Jane, Panama Gold and Texas Tea.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Revisiting rules of the game

A few weeks into my first semester of graduate journalism school, one of my professors brought a Monopoly game to class. We sat down on the floor and gathered around that classic board to divvy up our game pieces and Monopoly money. With our professor’s help, we deconstructed the game as we played.

Les Cockrell: Benefit performance set for April 30

RSVP: Serving Denton County will be the beneficiary of a Music Theatre of Denton’s fundraising performance of The Wedding Singer on Thursday, April 30, according to Diana Corona, RSVP executive director.

Blotter: Man tells police he was assaulted by group

A 32-year-old man told police he suffered a broken arm when he was assaulted by a group of people, according to a police report.

County seeks way to pay shot dog’s vet bill

Denton County commissioners’ attempt to a pay veterinarian bill for a wounded dog hit a snag recently.

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Thursday, April 23 Calendar

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Storms poised to strike again

Denton is set for another warm and possibly stormy day today.

Denton bars have to clear the air

A deeply divided City Council slogged through several amendments and procedural moves before voting 5-2 to expand Denton’s smoking ban to e-cigarettes and similar devices.

DISD names 5 new leaders

Five people — some from within Denton ISD, some of them new faces — have been named to lead Denton schools, and Superintendent Jamie Wilson said he’s excited about their “innovative leadership.”

UNT focuses on building healthy minds

More and more students are starting to use the Student Health and Wellness Center at the University of North Texas, and administrators are working to make sure it stays that way.

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Quake scientists find well link

WASHINGTON — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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Drive for success

Denton Mayor Chris Watts, middle, gives Carla Fantoni, right, vice president of communications for Tetra Pak, an award won by the company for its efforts with the Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry food collection drive during a ceremony on Tuesday at Serve Denton.

Police probe alleged improper relationship

Investigations continue into an alleged improper relationship between an educator and student, Denton police said Tuesday.

Fetching day

Denton resident Elke Martindale gets ready to throw a ball for her rottweiler Sabra and her two new friends as they play at Wiggly Field Dog Park on Monday. The sunny weather, however, could give way to more storms later this week, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today, but those chances increase to 40 percent Wednesday and 50 percent on both Thursday and Friday. High temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 70s through Sunday.

Report: Denton High assistant coach resigns over alleged relationship with student

A Denton High School assistant football coach has resigned after he was put under investigation for an improper relationship with a student, according to WFAA.

Crownover’s HB 40 vote draws flak

Four months ago, state Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, vowed to not work on anything in the Texas Legislature that would interfere with Denton’s fracking ban.

Agents shed light on Bogomol

DALLAS — As former Denton High School teacher Gregory Bogomol begins his 60-year prison term for producing child pornography, federal agents who worked the case say they fear he may have victimized hundreds of kids.

Two seek Dish mayor’s seat

Spring election campaigns in a number of Denton County towns, cities and school districts are in full swing. Election day is May 9.

Blotter: Driver allegedly flees scene

A hit-and-run landed one man in jail Sunday. According to a police report, a 38-year-old man was driving a vehicle that had been in an crash with another vehicle with two occupants. The man drove away from the scene and was followed by an uninvolved witness.

Kamerick, former UNT president, dies at 95 in Fla.

John J. Kamerick was president of the University of North Texas for just two years, but he made those years count.

Tuesday, April 21 Calendar

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

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Friends, family and 4-H: Teen learns to manage disorder through involvement in club

The thought of speaking in front of people used to give Taylor McMeen the shakes. Her heart would race, she’d get sick to her stomach and she’d try to power through things as best she could.

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Horticultural healing

The idea was to create a beautiful place that inspires clients and staff at Denton County MHMR Center — flowers, dozens of them, in gardens at the center on Scripture Street in Denton.

Council to revisit smoking issues

Denton’s smoking ban returns to the forefront Tuesday, when the City Council deliberates changes it tabled two weeks ago.

Les Cockrell: Benefit concert set for Sunday in Pilot Point

Aconcert to benefit Cora Price, a 17-year-old Aubrey High School student who is battling a rare form of cancer, is 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Pilot Point.

Blotter: Man reports missing items

A unlocked apartment door led to a report of burglary late Saturday afternoon after a 21-year-old man returned home to find items missing from his apartment.

Monday, April 20 Calendar

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

Candidates quizzed on parks use, fracking ban

A small crowd attended a candidate forum Saturday morning, hoping to better inform their decisions on who might be the best fit for spots on the City Council.

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Collectibles set vinyl junkies’ hearts spinning

By 9:30 a.m. Saturday, nearly 40 people had queued up outside of Mad World Records on Hickory Street.

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Enduring purpose

Last summer, Harpool Middle School reading teacher Michael Guynes had something on his mind.

District 1: New face duels 2nd-term councilor

An incumbent and a political rookie are vying to represent the changing face of the central city.

Beloved by many, she died alone

Marqualla Melvin, a successful University of North Texas student, died a sad and lonely death in her apartment sometime between April 8 and April 11. And no one knows how or why she passed away.

Trees, trash highlight Redbud Festival

Designer and model Megan Gibson walks down the runway in her gown she made out of secondhand men's ties and Denton Record-Chronicle newspapers during the TRASHion Fashion show at the Redbud Festival on Saturday.

Dave Lieber: Craigslist poses potential problem for customers

Watchdog Nation alert: Beware of an appliance repairman who advertises on Craigslist.

Former county DA arrested

A Denton defense attorney was arrested and charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated after he indulged in four gin and tonics at Hickory Street Lounge, police said.

Elderly man becomes Greek brother

It only took 63 years, but lifelong North Texan Jack Marr officially became a brother in the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of North Texas on Saturday morning.