Fire destroys Hickory Creek home

Fire destroyed a lakeside home Tuesday morning in one of the largest blazes the Lake Cities Fire Department has battled in recent years. Neither the family inside nor any firefighters were hurt. More than 100 firefighters from 11 agencies responded.

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Argyle ISD gets community feedback for goals

ARGYLE — Much of the conversation centered on technology and growth during Argyle ISD’s community summit meeting on Tuesday night.

St. John's gets nearly $20,000 for upkeep

Denton County has designated nearly $20,000 for landscaping services at St. John’s Cemetery near Pilot Point.

Blotter: Police detain man during dramatic scene

Witnesses reported a dramatic scene as Denton police detained a man in the 1400 block of West Oak Street about 7 p.m. Monday.

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Wednesday, August 31 Calendar

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Denton sprays for mosquitoes after resident tests positive for Zika virus

Workers were out Monday in the 1600 block of Buena Vista Drive in southwest Denton spraying to reduce mosquito populations in the area. The spraying came only two days after officials with the city went door to door asking residents in the area for permission to spray on their property. City officials say a Denton resident tested positive for Zika after traveling to Puerto Rico recently.

Complaints against local police drop

Complaints against Denton police officers have dropped by two-thirds since the department has fully implemented its use of body cameras.

Blotter: Man charged with aggravated assault

Denton police responded to reports of a gunshot in the 600 block of Boardwalk Lane about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Charity sock hop benefits Our Daily Bread to provide clothes for homeless

Denton residents got dolled up and rocked Sunday night away at Harvest House for a warm cause, despite the hot weather. Denton Friends with Benefits and Harvest House organized the Keep Denton Warm Sock...

Blotter: Woman reports being hit by ex-boyfriend in parking lot

Police responded to a call in the 2700 block of West University Drive at 2:44 a.m. Sunday after a woman reported being attacked by her ex-boyfriend and requested medical services.

Monday, August 29 Calendar

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Contest on both sides of pen

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo has expanded into an event where people congregate from near and far, rousing newcomers and veteran ranch hands alike.

Confusion arises over Queenie’s valet parking

Downtown drivers have claimed that the Queenie’s Steakhouse valet stand, which sits upon two public parking spots on East Hickory Street, unnecessarily hinders available parking and valets contracted by the restaurant have been verbally abusive to them.

Aubrey ISD voters OK 13-cent tax hike

Voters in Aubrey ISD have approved a 13-cent increase in the maintenance and operation tax rate in Saturday’s tax ratification election.

Indictments

The following people were indicted by a Denton County grand jury Thursday at the Denton County Courts Building. Listed are those indicted, their age, charges and the law enforcement agency that made the arrest.

Sunday, August 28 Calendar

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In celebration of the opening of the new Lewisville Lake bridge, Denton County, AGL Constructors and the Texas Department of Transportation will hold a milestone ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 on the bridge.

Blotter: Man attempts to choke woman in residency, impedes breath

A 23-year-old man attempted to choke a 21-year-old woman at 2:37 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 2000 block of Colorado Boulevard, according to a police report.

Barberee resigns as TWU volleyball coach

Two weeks after going on leave, Texas Woman’s University head volleyball coach Shelly Barberee resigned from her position late Friday. Her resignation was publicly announced Saturday afternoon.

Denton County sees fifth case of Zika virus

A resident who recently traveled to Puerto Rico is the fifth case of the Zika virus in Denton County and the first case of the virus in Denton’s city limits.

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Stricken TWU players had new regimen

University officials unveiled details Friday about the intense athletic training that led to the hospitalization of eight Texas Woman’s University volleyball players last weekend.

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Rain intrudes on afternoon

What meteorologists have labeled “pop-up storms” sure packed a punch in Denton on Friday afternoon.

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Denton Deputy Police Chief Lenn Carter will address the Denia Area Community Group at 7 p.m. Monday at the Denia Recreation Center, 1101 Parvin St.

Saturday, August 27 Calendar

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Blotter: Suspects sought in drunken incident at gas station

Officers arrested one man and are looking for several others in connection with a public intoxication incident at a gas station in the 700 block of Fort Worth Drive.

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Steve Gamel: Braswell High will be all right, folks

JUSTIN — Don’t fret, Bengals fans. Good things are on the horizon. I realize that’s easy to say — or in this case, write — for a guy who sits up in the press box each week chomping on hot dogs while keeping stats and second guessing coaches for their play calling. I get that I’m not in the stands with you.

Storm knocks out power in parts of Denton

More than 1,000 customers in Denton are without power because of a thunderstorm that rolled through the city at approximately 2 p.m.

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Numbers decline in unvaccinated Denton County students

Despite an uptick in statewide numbers, the percentage of Denton County students who have opted out of vaccinations for non-medical reasons took a slight dip last year.

More TWU students released

The Texas Woman’s University volleyball team will compete in its season-opening tournament at home next week, despite eight of the players being hospitalized over the weekend, university officials said Thursday.

Trial date set in Scott’s case in death of parents

A trial date has been set for Stephen Scott, a Dallas man facing a felony charge of capital murder of multiple persons in connection with the death of his parents earlier this year.

3 seek Lake Dallas mayor spot

Three men are vying to become Lake Dallas’ next mayor. On Thursday, the window closed for candidates to file to run for a place on a special election ballot to fill the vacant mayor’s seat.

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Two more mosquito traps have tested positive for West Nile virus in Denton, according to city officials.

Friday, August 26 Calendar

Blotter: Store clerk reports being robbed at gunpoint

A clerk at the Howdy Doody convenience store in the 1600 block of Scripture Street reported to Denton police Wednesday that he was robbed at gunpoint.

Nearly $6M approved in tax notes this week

Denton County commissioners approved the sale of nearly $6 million in tax notes this week. The bond sale will fund county technology upgrades and construction projects. County officials anticipate selling the bonds within the next week.

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Pet surrender

Alycia Dale adopted her dog Annabelle in 2014 when a friend could no longer care for her.

Power plant sale in air

Representatives of the three cities that share ownership of a coal-fired power plant with Denton are going back to their city councils with a recommendation to authorize the sale of the plant.

TWU volleyball team will play in next week’s season-opening tournament

The Texas Woman’s University volleyball team will compete in its season-opening tournament at home next week, despite eight of their players being hospitalized over the weekend.

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Communication subject of community meeting

More than 30 Denton residents, police and fire personnel came together Wednesday to discuss how to effectively communicate with one another and avoid an escalation that ends with deadly consequences.

Blotter: Infant nearly drowns in bathtub

A 9-month-old girl nearly drowned Tuesday in a home in the 3500 block of Quail Creek after she was was left alone in a bathtub by her caretaker and became unconscious, according to a police report.

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Thursday, August 25 Calendar

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Beautifying the bridge

Matt Black, in yellow, and Roy Warren Lunt finish painting the name on the Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge over Loop 288 on Tuesday in Denton. For a time, city leaders considered renaming Morse Street or Loop 288 for King before settling for the bridge due to roadblocks with the other options, former Denton City Council member Charlye Heggins told the Denton Record-Chronicle in 2012.

Denton paves way for sale of coal plant

Mayor Chris Watts heads to a pivotal meeting in Garland today with a key playing card — the authority to sign the papers if Denton, Bryan, Garland and Greenville agree to sell their jointly owned, coal-fired power plant.