Pat Smith started his job as the executive director of Serve Denton with the understanding that he’d be a short-timer.
The other week, I went to small claims court to watch a DeSoto business owner exact revenge on a roofer who relieved him of a $7,700 deposit but provided no roof. The roofer, Lucas Ray Currier, took the deposit money and disappeared.
Stoke, Denton’s city-sponsored co-working space, has hired a full-time director after five months without one. The 9,000-square-foot space opened in August at the Railyard, a development with apartments and office and restaurant space next to the Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center.
What’s new? Denton approved a $700,000 contract this week to pay for items that will make the North Texas Boulevard crossing over Interstate 35E more beautiful, including landscaping, lighting, decorative sidewalks, signage and lighted medallion signs. The University of North Texas made a $300,000 contribution to help pay for the work.
I love the Texas Legislature. You don’t hear those words very often. But ever since I visited for the first time, in 1995, and watched then-Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock work his magic over everyone, I see the lege for the good it does. Who says that these days?
Denton police said they received a call about a knife-wielding man in a parking lot Wednesday afternoon near a Home Depot on Brinker Road, but they later determined he was actually cleaning his fingernails with the blade.
Denton ISD board members got a preliminary look Tuesday night at the fiscal impact of hiring more elementary school teachers. Tracy Johnson, the district’s human resources coordinator, presented six options that would bring in more elementary teachers to reduce class sizes, especially for schools in low-income areas.
Denton police are investigating an alleged assault on Tuesday afternoon after a 38-year-old man said his children’s mother stabbed him with a key and brandished a knife at a home in the 3800 block of Camelot Street.
AUSTIN — The start of the 85th Texas Legislature showed words still matter. Denton’s newest representative to the Texas House of Representatives, Lynn Stucky, shouted “present” for the roll call and took his oath of office alongside 149 other legislators midday Tuesday.
A roughly 16-minute police chase in Aubrey ended Tuesday morning with a man shooting himself with a shotgun in a pasture near the 5600 block of U.S. Highway 377, according to Lt. Orlando Hinojosa, a spokesman for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have not yet identified the man, who died at the scene.
Denton ISD board members joined school officials across the state in denouncing a new state accountability system that grades schools on an “A-F” scale.
Richard Gaskin has been identified as the homeless man who was found dead near a wooded area behind LA Fitness in the 1300 block of South Loop 288. Police initially said Gaskin, 36, was found dead in a tent out in Friday’s freezing temperatures. But the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office lists his official time of death as 6:09 p.m. Saturday.
Denton’s city attorney announced she plans to retire in February. Anita Burgess sent members of the Denton City Council an email late Friday announcing her plans. She thanked them for the opportunity to serve and the confidence they showed in her work.
Anita Burgess has announced she plans to retire as the attorney for the city of Denton in February. In an email to the City Council late Friday, she thanked members for the opportunity to serve and for the confidence they placed in her.
As more encampments shut down in Dallas, local officials and nonprofit coordinators suspect that the homeless population in Denton is growing. But homelessness sometimes proves difficult to quantify.