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UNT’s Collab Lab aims to incubate innovation

The plans are set and underway for the Collab Lab, a new University of North Texas collaboration space in the old Sack & Save building along Interstate 35E.

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Documenting the dead: Research into Pilot Point cemetery gains traction

PILOT POINT — A long-forgotten cemetery is now getting all the attention it deserves. Multiple orange and pink flagged stakes are scattered about at St. Johns Cemetery southwest of Pilot Point.

Outside Denton City Hall, dozens protest approval of Renewable Denton Plan

Update at 5:20 p.m.: Protesters spent their lunch hour Friday holding signs and waving to passing traffic outside Denton City Hall, opposing a natural-gas fired power plant to be built on the edge of town.

Saturday, June 25 Calendar

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Man indicted in Paloma Creek death

A drug deal gone bad appears to have been the cause of a shooting that left 18-year-old Darrell Dwayne Sneed Jr. dead and Ian Brown, 27, indicted on a murder charge.

Blotter: Mother calls police to have son arrested

A concerned mother had her son arrested Thursday evening, according to a police report.Denton police were called to an apartment in the 400 block of Ame Drive and spoke to the mother.

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Denton ISD communications excels in engagement

Like many other students, Denton High School’s Sydnie Acker was trying to get out of going to school because of some dicey weather. She did what many of her classmates had already done: She tweeted to her school district.

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Come on in: Welcome Center opens on Denton Square

After about four years of planning, the Discover Denton Welcome Center finally opened Tuesday next to Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. on the downtown Square.

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Fire station construction plans delayed yet again

Construction plans for Fire Station No. 2 have been amended and its scheduled opening has been delayed again.Workers broke ground on the 14,000-square-foot facility in November 2014. In April, fire officials...

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Interesting find: Grossology presentation audience dissects owl pellets

Aiden Malins finds something interesting in an owl pellet during the South Branch Library’s Grossology “Owl Edition” presentation Thursday in Denton. Children were learning about what owls eat.

Blotter: Police respond to report of vehicle burglary

An early morning motor vehicle break-in brought out Denton police Wednesday.Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Drexel Drive a little after 1 a.m. in response to the burglary, according to a police report.

Friday, June 24 Calendar

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Copper Canyon fire hits home for chief

As chief of the Argyle Fire Department, Mac Hohenberger has seen his share of fires. But the two-alarm blaze he encountered Tuesday afternoon was different. Instead of watching flames devour a stranger’s house, he helped his department quell the fire that left nearly a third of his own home in ruins.

City manager gets walking papers

In the end, George Campbell didn’t have the votes to stay on as Denton’s city manager. He resigned effective midnight July 1.

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First of two bars taking Hailey’s place to open

West Mulberry Street in Denton is about to have a game changer. In about two weeks, Jennifer Gibbs and Adam Arnold will launch the first of two concepts taking over the former Hailey’s Club music venue at 122 W. Mulberry St.: Game Changers, an arcade and sports bar.

Blotter: String of package thefts reported

Police have responded to multiple reports from residents of Windsor Farms Drive who say someone has been stealing deliveries off their porches.

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Pet of the week

Rodeo, a 5- to 8-year-old domestic shorthair, is sweet and loves people. He also loves attention and is not afraid to show or ask for it.

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Kroger expects boom from new service

DALLAS — Based on a list of 21 stores it announced Tuesday, Kroger is expecting a big payoff from its new online shopping service called ClickList.

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Thursday, June 23 Calendar

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Big 12 asks Baylor for ‘full accounting’ of investigation

The Big 12 is asking Baylor for a full accounting of the investigation into how sexual assault allegations were handled at the school, including information that has not been released publicly.

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Council votes not to renew city manager’s contract

The Denton City Council agreed in a 4-3 vote not to renew City Manager George Campbell's contract.

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After hours of public comment, Denton City Council approves Renewable Denton Plan

Council members approved the Renewable Denton Plan in a 4-3 vote that gives Denton Municipal Electric the go-ahead for the city’s largest-ever capital purchase: $265 million for 12 natural-gas fired engines and a power plant to house them.

UNT on hook for $90K monthly for buyouts

The University of North Texas athletic department is paying $90,000 per month to buy out the contracts of three former athletic department employees, according to an analysis by the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Hearing on DISD budget subdued

There was little to no fanfare in Denton ISD’s public hearing on the proposed 2016-17 budget and tax rate at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. No one spoke or raised questions. Instead, attendees took in the sharp reality of the cost of growth and a lack of state dollars.

Denton could take on birth records

Denton County soon could maintain birth and death records for the city of Lewisville. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that would transfer birth and death records maintenance from Lewisville to the Denton County Clerk’s office.

Vote on banning hand-held devices while driving delayed

The Denton City Council will postpone a vote to adopt an ordinance banning the use of all hand-held devices while driving. During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the council voted to continue the discussion until the Aug. 16 council meeting.

Blotter: Sandwich shop reports theft of money bag

A local sandwich shop lost money under suspicious circumstances Monday, according to a police report.

Wednesday, June 22 Calendar

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Rain slows University Drive work

Traffic shifted to three lanes of new concrete on West University Drive last weekend, freeing up the long queues that often collected at stoplights and signaling the end is in sight. Sort of.

Suspect sent to mental facility

After a night in Denton City Jail after making what police said were terroristic threats last week, Peshwaz Azad Waise was moved to a mental treatment facility outside of Denton, where he remained Monday.

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Summer splash: Beating the heat in Denton

Emma Deckard, 8, finds a way to beat the heat on the first day of summer Monday at Water Works Park on Long Road in Denton.

Blotter: Man faces intoxicated manslaughter charge after passenger dies in Sunday night wreck

A man is dead and another is in jail on manslaughter charges after a Sunday night wreck. Officers responded to a major crash in the northbound lane of the 2000 block of South Interstate 35E, according to a press release issued Monday by the Lewisville Police Department.

Trucker to stand trial in fatal crash

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — The Texas truck driver accused of causing a 2014 crash that killed four members of the North Central Texas College women’s softball team has been ordered to stand trial.

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Tuesday, June 21 Calendar

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School librarian checks out tech

Educator champions makerspaces — all the way to D.C.Colleen Graves doesn’t consider herself a librarian in the traditional function of the word.That makes sense. Her Ryan High School library is unlike...

Blotter: Intoxicated friend refuses to leave home

Police responded to a residence in the 2210 block of Fort Worth Drive after a caller told a dispatcher her friend was intoxicated and refused to leave.

Monday, June 20 Calendar

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Vision of history: Sanger reviving 1902 church

SANGER — After falling into disrepair and disuse, the historic Sanger Presbyterian Church will be refurbished and returned to its city.

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Denton music therapist gives patients melodic outlet

Kristin Abbott is the jukebox of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. She rolls through the hallways with her cart filled with musical instruments — ukeleles, guitars, bongos, tambourines, flutes, etc. When she moves, it rattles.

Bus could link Fort Worth to Denton

FORT WORTH — A commuter service could soon eliminate the drive for college students and business professionals connecting between Denton and Fort Worth daily.

Canoe gets 78-year-old moving

Not long ago, 78-year-old Mac McCann tossed a pair of hand-crafted walking canes into a closet in his north Denton home and chose, instead, to grab a featherweight canoe paddle. “Six months ago, I could barely walk,” he says.

Oak Point and Lake Dallas fill out slates

The only remaining city council seats in Lake Dallas and Oak Point were decided during Saturday’s runoff election, with Megan Ray claiming Lake Dallas’ Place 1 seat and John Lusk winning a seat in Oak Point.

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Flying high at Juneteenth

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Showing off in the sky: 2016 Denton Airshow

Blotter: Man charged with possession after traffic stop

A 34-year-old man was arrested Friday at South Locust Street and Maple Street and charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

Agency needs fathers who want a mentor

NewDay Services, a North Texas nonprofit agency, is looking for fathers who want a mentor.

Cooling center opening Monday

The Salvation Army community center at 1508 E. McKinney Street will be a cooling station from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays starting Monday.