Sheriff William Travis was no-billed by a Denton County grand jury Thursday after being under investigation for more than a year by a Texas Ranger into allegations that he tried to bribe a political opponent and a former sheriff’s deputy while he was running for office.
Peterbilt is expected to hire about 150 new employees this year, one of the local manufacturing plants adding jobs and, in turn, lowering the city and county unemployment rates. While statewide manufacturing is up 1.1 percent from last year and has increased a fraction of a percent from February to March this year, this seems to be the largest local driver of low unemployment rates, said Erica Sullivan, economic development analyst for Denton.
Hoops for Moore, a basketball fundraiser to benefit Denton’s Fred Moore Day Nursery School, is planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gym at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St.
Students from the University of North Texas gathered Tuesday in the Library Mall during EarthFest.
A man was killed instantly late Monday when he was struck by a train near Dallas Drive and Johnson Street in Denton. The man, who had not been identified Tuesday, was on the railroad tracks near Dallas Drive when he was struck by a Union Pacific Railroad train, according to Officer Orlando Hinojosa, spokesman for the Denton Police Department.
Linda Di Fiore laughs when recalling a colleague on the University of North Texas College of Music faculty trying to explain to his voice students how they should dress for an audition. “He said, ‘Dress like you’re going to a Di Fiore lesson,’” the award-winning mezzo-soprano and regents professor recalled.
ROCHELLE, Ill. — A Sanger truck driver died in a fiery crash involving three semi-tractor-trailers Friday night on Interstate 39 in Ogle County, Illinois State Police said. Ralph W. Maness, 60, of Sanger, died at about 8 p.m. Friday after his truck rear-ended another semi driven by William M. Spearman, 41, of Chicago.
Lewisville police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man they say they believe committed three robberies.
NORTHLAKE — Town officials are considering the creation of a public improvement district to help make $4.5 million in needed improvements, including installation of a new water line to the town’s largest neighborhood, road repairs, the addition of a hike-and-bike trail and landscaping.
Liberty Christian School will present its Fine Arts Extravaganza, “Artist’s Garden,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
A veteran campaigner and a political newcomer are vying for a Denton City Council seat that represents north- and east-side neighborhoods, as well as a few neighborhoods on the west side of central Denton.
An attempt to steal a dishwasher went awry after the burglar ended up breaking a water line, causing thousands of dollars in flood damage to a home.
The 2014 Hilltop Elementary Chess Tournament will be held April 28 and 29 in the school cafeteria. All of the students participating will receive a certificate. The top three from each grade-level grouping will receive medals and each group’s champion will receive a trophy.
Unless you are a snow skier or enjoy pushing your car out of a 3-foot snow bank, I suggest that you take your next near term vacation way south. Remember, even Atlanta was hit hard recently.