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Local barber to give back to the community for Thanksgiving Day

A downtown Denton barbershop will open its doors this morning to offer warm food and clothes along with free haircuts to the city’s homeless.

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UNT’s Lemon finds his way after displaced from Hurricane Katrina

Dozens of eyes locked on Cyril Lemon as he quietly shuffled to the podium in a venue where he became one of the more respected players in recent University of North Texas history.

Officer kills suspected carjacker

A man was shot and killed by a Lewisville police officer on Wednesday after an attempted carjacking, police said.

Les Cockrell: Holiday gift wrapping available at mall

Young people from First United Methodist Church of Denton will be offering their holiday gift-wrapping service at Golden Triangle Mall again this year.

Blotter: Police searching for man with case of lottery tickets

Denton police have yet to locate a suspect who drove off with a case of lottery tickets Tuesday night.

Holiday closings

State, county and city offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The U.S. Postal Service will be closed today for the federal holiday.

Thursday, Nov. 27 Calendar

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Perry renews disaster proclamation

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday renewed the state’s disaster proclamation for exceptional drought conditions. The authorization allows the governor to use all available resources of state government to cope with a disaster. He can also temporarily reassign resources, personnel or functions of state executive departments and agencies as well as commandeer or use any private property to cope with a disaster.

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Construction continues on southbound I-35E over Lewisville Lake

It has taken ingenuity, hard work and a lot of man hours, but the structure running alongside Interstate 35E and over Lewisville Lake is starting to look like a bridge.

Safety tops concerns this holiday

Whether cooking, shopping or traveling to a relative’s house this Thanksgiving, safety should be everyone’s top concern, officials say.

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Calorie count to appear with many foods

WASHINGTON — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Police try to track down source of dangerous candy

Denton police are continuing their investigation into a box of candy that was filled instead with prescription pain pills. Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said Tuesday that a detective was “just assigned” to the weekend incident that left a 5-year-old boy placing a painkiller inside his mouth.

Blotter: SWAT responds after caller claims she was stabbed

Officer Ryan Grelle said the Denton police SWAT unit was staked at an apartment complex for several hours Sunday.

Pair charged in another robbery

Lewisville police are charging two Denton County suspects with robbery and credit card abuse in connection with a Saturday robbery, officials said.

Church offers holiday feast at Calhoun

The Village Church is having its 28th annual Thanksgiving banquet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Calhoun Middle School cafeteria, 709 W. Congress St.

Airport Advisory Board elects leaders

Members of the Airport Advisory Board elected Jim Stodola as chairman and Jim Clark as vice chairman at their regular meeting Nov. 12.

Animal shelter offers holiday deals on pets

The Lake Dallas Animal Shelter will be open Saturday with its own “Black Friday”-style sale on available pets at the shelter.

Holiday closings

State, county and city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The U.S Postal Service will be closed Thursday for the federal holiday.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 Calendar

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Stress unleashed

Willis Library at the University of North Texas had some unusual visitors Monday — nine therapy dogs. In just two hours, hundreds of students were able to play with the therapy dogs to help reduce their stress levels as they begin studying for finals.

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown’s family and others.

Police arrest two in robbery

Flower Mound police have identified two Denton County residents arrested in connection with a robbery Saturday afternoon, as well as a second robbery carried out in Lewisville later the same day.

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Campers get creative with castoffs

Ten elementary school-age children spent the first day of Thanksgiving break at Camp SCRAP making grapes, plums, apples and other fruits and foods of papier-mache.

Blotter: Broken-down Honda scooter goes missing

A Denton man told police that someone took his Honda Elite 80 motor scooter Sunday evening, even though the vehicle was missing a side plate and wouldn’t run.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 Calendar

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Church on the range

SANGER — The red building looks more like a barn than a church. A black sign with a silhouette of a cowboy kneeling in front of a cross is the only indication that this is a place of worship.

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Doomed I-35E building got final purpose

Texas Land & Cattle Steak House in Hickory Creek had one last job to do before the building was demolished to give way for the expansion of Interstate 35E.

Les Cockrell: Donations taken around the clock

North Texas Trinity Cowboy Church of Sanger will hold its third G6 project to help the community beginning on Sunday, according to an announcement from the church.

Blotter: Boy finds prescription pills hidden inside candy box

A secret stash of hydrocodone pills in a candy box could have led to deadly results for a 5-year-old boy, according to a Denton police report.

Flower Mound police arrest two suspects in robbery

Flower Mound police had two men in custody after responding to a robbery call Saturday afternoon.

Water tower permit fees on council agenda

Bartonville Town Council is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss and consider approval of building permit fees associated with the construction of an elevated water tower.

Monday, Nov. 24 Calendar

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Rally forth

Despite the slick roads and a brief hail storm, an estimated 250 cyclists participated in the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis’ 32nd annual Turkey Roll on Saturday.

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Some signs don’t comply

The action comes swiftly. Two men circle the vehicle like big cats stalking their prey. One looks like a former NFL linebacker and the other looks like a Hell’s Angels member.

City prepares for challenges

Political activists and the City Council took bold steps this week against challenges to Denton’s new ban on hydraulic fracturing and against the energy industry’s property rights claims in the city.

Blotter: Police make arrest after disturbance call placed

A fight between a man and woman prompted an onlooker to call Denton police Friday evening.

Irving resident indicted on murder charge

An Irving man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife was indicted recently by a Denton County grand jury.

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Tech support

Patrick and Emily McLarty can relate to families faced with mounting medical bills. “We’ve experienced what that’s like, and the uncertainty and the fear,” Emily McLarty said. She said she and her husband know all too well what it’s like to have the rug pulled from underneath.

State’s shift could reverberate

Denton learned a little more about its changing self this week during a League of Women Voters program that examined Texas’ changing demographics and its growth as a minority-majority state.

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Students feast, forge fellowship

One of Brenda Sweeten’s major concerns going into holiday breaks is what some students have or don’t have planned.

Hurst pair accused of exploiting children

A single obscene photo on Instagram helped local and federal authorities zero in on a Fort Worth man they say has admitted molesting more than 100 children and possessing thousands of illegal pornographic images.

Denton jobless rate less than 4 percent

The city of Denton’s unemployment rate was less than 4 percent for the second month in a row. According to data released from the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment in October was 3.8 percent in Denton, 4.3 percent in Denton County and 5.1 percent for the state.

Blotter: Double Oak police seek help in vehicle burglary case

Double Oak police are asking for the public’s help in finding four men who allegedly burglarized a vehicle in the 500 block of Whispering Oaks Drive at 12:37 p.m. Thursday.

Grand jury indicts area man on murder charge

A Denton County grand jury indicted Stephen Bielicke on a murder charge Thursday.Bielicke, of Lewisville, has been in jail since he allegedly chased Flower Mound resident Verland “Scott” Johansen along...

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Dinner and a shot

Dietrich Parks gets a flu shot from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton nurse Kathy Cantrell as Our Daily Bread, a community soup kitchen, hosts a Thanksgiving dinner on Friday in Denton.

Saturday, Nov. 22 Calendar

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Argyle hires Frederiksen as city manager

The town of Argyle hired Paul Frederiksen on Wednesday to serve as the new city manager. Frederiksen steps into his new role Dec. 22, taking over the responsibilities of Trent Petty, a former city manager...

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Early Turkey Day

Residents gather for the annual Senior Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

New report looks at fracking amid drought

Hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells threatens America’s water supplies in drought-stricken areas, according to a report released Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group.