Heavy rain Friday left people stranded in their cars and horses confused in deep water, and the rain is expected to continue on and off throughout the day.
Mother Nature has her own plan for your holiday plans. A slow-moving cold front could drizzle on Denton’s first Turkey Trot this morning, storm on shoppers this evening and dump buckets on Mean Green fans tailgating at Apogee Stadium for Saturday’s football game against the University of Texas at El Paso Miners.
The University of North Texas Police Department has again been accredited as a law enforcement agency. It is a lot of work — documentation and adhering to rigorous policy — but according to UNT Police Chief Ed Reynolds, accreditation means his department is operating under best practices recognized across the country.
Lewisville police are looking for suspects and the motive behind the shooting of a 21-year-old man Tuesday night. Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Uecker Drive on a call about a person getting shot about 11:15 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located the shooting victim. He was transported by Lewisville paramedics to the Medical Center of Plano and is expected to survive his injury, according to a police news release.
Standing between two tall men, I straighten my back and dig my maroon sneakers into the mud. I’m in a firing line with three other women and eight men, all waiting to pass the last qualification to get a concealed handgun license. I am nervous, but the cool November breeze keeps my palms from sweating and helps steady my breath.
DALLAS — Cosmetics firm Mary Kay Inc. said Tuesday that it will build its $100 million manufacturing and research complex in Lewisville. The direct sales firm recently decided it needed to replace its almost 50-year-old plant in northwest Dallas.
Hitting a house with his vehicle led to a 19-year-old’s arrest on multiple warrants Monday. Denton officers responded to a call in the 1000 block of Scott Drive after a caller reported that a man had driven his vehicle into a residence. Officers found the suspect a short distance away, attempting to leave the area, according to a police report.
Robert Mann, a Denton parks department employee, rides a mower at North Lakes Park under a canopy of fall color Monday on his way to mow a rugby field. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is forecasting a wet Thanksgiving holiday followed by more rain and colder temperatures this weekend. Tonight through Wednesday will bring a slight chance of rain, but Thursday through Saturday will see a 60 percent to 80 percent chance. High temperatures will reach near 70 on Thursday before dropping into the 50s Friday and the mid-40s Saturday and Sunday.
A mother’s concern led to a 17-year-old’s arrest Sunday night. Denton police responded to a disturbance call at a restaurant in the 700 block of South Interstate 35E, according to a police report.
Cornbread muffin mix, bags of potatoes and canned goods sat neatly placed before 80 cardboard boxes. Cadets from the Denton High School Air Force Junior ROTC would soon come by to place the items and others — everything a family would need for a Thanksgiving meal — into the boxes.
Drivers may want to slow down on Interstate 35E between Denton County and north Dallas. Police and state troopers say they have been increasing their presence in the 35Express construction zone that spans about 30 miles between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton and Interstate 635 in Dallas.
Someone broke the window of a horse trailer parked on property in the 9000 block of East Sherman Road and stole $1,525 worth of equestrian equipment.
HIGHLAND VILLAGE — Outside a small wedding and event venue where the Flower Mound Area Republican Club holds its monthly meetings, an advocate for legalized marijuana pets a drug dog who doesn’t seem to mind the attention. The drug dog acts like a family pet for a moment or two before snapping back to attention.
DALLAS — Ditching work early and heading to the grocery store for that one last thing are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and a Dallas Cowboys game.
A fire Saturday morning caused $100,000 in damage to a house in the 600 block of Sycamore Street, displacing three residents. The women, all college students, were not injured.
Denton police still are looking for a man whose actions prompted a call for help from a teenager.
More than 86 percent of high school seniors at Texas’ 100 largest school districts who failed to pass up to two exit-level standardized exams required for obtaining a diploma were granted permission by district committees to graduate, according to a Texas Association of Business survey released Thursday.