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Employees strike

Talks continue between employees and management from Maid in America to end a work stoppage for the local cleaning company.

Top officers honored at annual ceremony

Michael Christian and Mike Sweet were named top officers of the year Thursday night for the Denton Police Department at the University of North Texas Gateway Center.

School hoax brings increased police presence

An increased police presence is being placed on all Denton ISD high school campuses today after claims of a threat to Guyer High School by a male student made the rounds of social media overnight.

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Vantage to get back to fracking

A Colorado energy company told city officials it plans to frack gas wells on Denton’s west side in a notice that came only one day after the governor signed House Bill 40 into law.

Group: Campus falling behind

While the University of North Texas has focused on new construction in recent years, with two projects underway on campus, the older buildings may have been a bit neglected.

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History in the making

LAKE DALLAS — As law enforcement ramps up to patrol the lakes for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, many are wondering if they will even be able to access the area lakes.

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Electric substation close to reality

Small, sturdy homes in a colorful, central Denton neighborhood face demolition as the city makes way for a new electric substation near the University of North Texas.

UNT, TWU soon could have more construction

Local university administrators are hopeful the state will help pay for new campus buildings, now that the Texas House and Senate have passed different versions of a bill to finance construction projects.

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Recuperating after deadly Waco shootout

The menace is on the loose again. Thieves, drug smugglers, traffic violators, outlaws of the streets roaring into Waco on metallic steeds.

Late-night storm brings warnings, but no major damage

A storm that produced tornadoes in both Mineral Wells and in western Wise County, threatened Denton County late Tuesday night.

County elections official floats idea of voting centers

With the latest round of elections behind him, outside of a few runoffs, Denton County Elections Administrator Lannie Noble has pondered a slight change to how county residents would vote in future elections.

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Flooded plains

If you want to hear about problems down on the farm, stop by Dennis’ Farm Store just off Bell Avenue. The current talk is about too much rain waterlogging Denton County crops.

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Political rookies sworn in

Two political newcomers, both women, began their service on the Denton City Council on Tuesday night after the May 9 election results were canvassed.

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HB 40 signed into law

Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law Monday afternoon in Austin, putting unprecedented restrictions on the ability of cities and other local governments to regulate the oil and gas industry. Abbott said Texas could avoid a patchwork quilt of local regulations with the new law.

Quantified city: Citizens bounce off ideas for tech

Residents ordinarily go to city officials to complain about problems, but different teams of residents went to Denton officials Monday to pitch solutions.

Appraisal appeals rolling in

An estimated 10,000 Denton County residents have filed appeals of their 2015 property tax appraisals, but officials said Monday they expect that group of unhappy taxpayers to be about the same size as last year.

Tidying up before more rain

A crew with Denton’s solid waste department works Monday on Denton Street to pick up tree limbs left over after storms hit May 10. Monday could be the last dry day for a while as showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast for the rest of the week, beginning today.

Blotter: Man arrested on domestic violence charge

A neighbor’s intervention led to one man’s arrest for assault Sunday.

Denton County under tornado watch

Tuesday, May 19 Calendar

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Denton resident takes care of 23 turtles living in her garden

Sara Neale McBee walks among her turtles gathered in her garden as if she understands their gestures.

Les Cockrell: Chisholm Trail lecture to highlight cattle drives

Lloyd Webb and Alan Schiegg of the Denton County Historical Commission will present a lecture on the Chisholm Trail noon on Wednesday in the Commissioners Courtroom of Denton’s Courthouse on the Square.

Blotter: Driver flees scene after crashing into motorcycle

A car struck a motorcycle early Saturday morning near Bernard and Collins streets, but instead of lending aid to the 23-year-old biker, the driver fled the scene, according to the police report.

Monday, May 18 Calendar

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Hoops all day

The sounds of slam dunks and 3-pointers echoed throughout the Ryan High School gymnasium Saturday as part of the Denton Police Department’s Midnight Hoops event.

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Arlington shutters red-light cameras

Arlington quietly ended enforcement of its automated red-light camera system last week following a voter-led revolt. But the fight over the controversial traffic safety technology might only get louder.

Rain threat dampens pomp

An estimated 300 to 400 degree recipients attended the University of North Texas’ first mass commencement ceremony, of the more than 4,000 who earned their diplomas this weekend.

Dave Lieber: Saving face?

Here’s my quandary, and I need your help figuring out whom and what to believe.

Crash on far North Locust kills woman

A head-on collision killed a woman on Locust Street north of Loop 288 on Friday, and police were sorting out details late into the evening.

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Damage estimates top $10M

Damages from the Mother’s Day tornado and flooding from the recent heavy rains in Denton County have hit $10 million — so far.

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Flooding has Shady Shores hemmed in

SHADY SHORES — Town officials said there is only one way in and out of Shady Shores because of recent water runoff from Ray Roberts Lake into Lewisville Lake.

Denton ISD’s STAAR passing rates take slight dip

The percentage of Denton ISD fifth- and eighth-grade students passing the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading exam on their first try has declined by 1 to 3 percentage points from last year, according to test results recently released by the district.

Let it flow

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Ray Roberts Lake opened the flood gates at 100 percent Thursday evening, releasing 5,337.00 cubic feet per second of water down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and ends up in Lewisville Lake.

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Holiday hardships

The rain has potentially put a damper on Memorial Day festivities at Ray Roberts Lake and Lewisville Lake, according to officials.

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Recent rain relieves drought conditions

Over the past several weeks, severe weather has led to flooding and tornadoes across North Texas, damaging cars and homes in Denton, Krum and Sanger, leaving many North Texans with costly repair bills.

Dave Lieber: Strategy supports suppression of DPS secrets

The Texas Department of Public Safety has a two-fold media strategy to combat questions about its operations.

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Crews eye flooding potential

As the floodgates opened more at Ray Roberts Lake on Wednesday afternoon, emergency management personnel closely monitored the potential for downstream flooding.

Biz Beat Blog: Denton-based Sally Beauty Supply confirms breach of customer accounts

Denton-based Sally Beauty has confirmed an illegal intrusion into its payment card systems, but the scope of the breach isn’t yet clear.

UNT commencement moved to Coliseum

The University of North Texas will have its mass commencement ceremony at the UNT Coliseum instead of Apogee Stadium on Saturday because of weather concerns, cutting the capacity by two-thirds.

Lopez to take reins of Providence Elementary

Julio Lopez, an administrator from Illinois, will become the new principal at Providence Elementary School.

Blotter: Police make arrest after officer injured

A 26-year-old Plano man was arrested recently after he drove off and injured a police officer from The Colony, according to police.

Les Cockrell: Free concert series returns to Aubrey this weekend

The “Music in the Park” free concert series returns to downtown Aubrey on Saturday with performances by Crystal Yates and Josh Grider.

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Thursday, May 14 Calendar

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Flash floods threaten

Denton County has the potential to become saturated by more rain, officials with the National Weather Service said Tuesday evening.

Rain moving into area

Rain is in the forecast for at least the next six hours, according to the National Weather Service in Forth Worth.

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Town Center set to break ground

The sprawling, empty property on the south side of West University Drive just off Interstate 35 is set to finally see construction in the coming weeks to make way for the Rayzor Ranch Town Center.

Long live the businesses

Denton County’s Office of History and Culture kicked off a new program to honor and promote long-standing businesses throughout the county.

Well fire sparks talk at council work session

Denton fire officials presented their analysis of a gas well fire during the City Council work session on Tuesday, raising more questions about the city’s capability to handle such fires.