Authorities on alert

Denton County emergency management remains on guard as lake levels continue to rise and more rain is predicted.

City Council poised to repeal fracking ban

The Denton City Council could soon repeal the seven-month-old initiative that banned hydraulic fracturing in the city limits.


Ground broken on Argyle ISD’s new school

FLOWER MOUND — The rain held off long enough on Friday for Argyle school district officials to mark the construction of its new middle school with a ceremonial groundbreaking.


Program serves up summer meals for kids

When school’s out for the summer, kids are pumped. They’re ready to ditch the classroom, exchanging homework for ball games and trips to the lake.

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TxDOT closes U.S. 377 north of Pilot Point due to flooding

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation said U.S. Highway 377 north and south of Tioga is closed due to flooding.


Twenty years in the making

A time capsule buried on the back lawn of Tomas Rivera Elementary School more than 20 years ago was opened Thursday. It contained a pair of old Keds tennis shoes with student signatures, newspaper clippings, a VHS tape, childhood novels and school photographs of years gone by.


Marking history

Across from the sleek, black headstone of John and Jacqueline Stout sits the grave of Tiburcio Menchaca, known as Tom to his friends.


Fracking battle in Texas not over

The fight over fracking in Texas cities is continuing. Anti-fracking activists are searching for a legal strategy to challenge the constitutionality of a new state law that appears to overturn the frack ban that Denton voters passed last November.

Death of student still a mystery

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office was unable to determine a cause of death for Marqualla Melvin, 21, the University of North Texas student who was found dead in her apartment last month.

Denton County Road Closures

Police arrest imposter doctor

DALLAS — A 23-year-old Dallas man was arrested Tuesday after officials say he posed as a physician at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and later stole an ambulance from Medical City Dallas Hospital.

DISD names newest elementary after Bell

Catherine Bell said a Wednesday morning phone call brought an answered prayer.

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Conference focuses on child abuse

This year, Denton police have worked 27 substantiated cases for sexual crimes against children. That number alone, organizers said, is enough reason for anyone to attend Saturday’s safety conference for faith-based organizations.

Denton ISD names new principal for Navo

Mario Layne, a junior high school principal in Everman ISD, is the new Navo Middle School principal, becoming only the second administrator to lead the school.

Vapor sales to minors in contention

Tim Ruggiero became concerned when his wife found a lighter in the pocket of their daughter’s jeans.

Woman identified in Tuesday shooting

Ericka Santibanez, 41, of Cross Roads, has been identified as the woman fatally shot in the parking lot of The Oaks apartment complex Tuesday morning. 

County awaits disaster assistance

Denton County has been declared a disaster at the county and the state levels because of recent severe weather.

Officials recommend new station by 2019


Veterans remember fallen comrades

Two filled shot glasses placed in front of two empty chairs sit atop two white napkins, each inscribed with a soldier’s name in blue ink: Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Garcia, KIA, Afghanistan ’09, and Staff Sgt. T.J. Dudley, Afghanistan, Oct. 2010 — “Gone but not forgotten.”

Seniors aid new Eureka project

The Denton Parks Foundation has received its first large-scale donation for the Eureka 2 project, a community-built playground that will replace the original structure in South Lakes Park.


Center line

A squall line moves over the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center on North Elm Street with high winds and torrential rain on Monday in Denton.

Blotter: Man steals woman’s purse

A 54-year-old woman from Montana was the victim of theft Sunday evening when a thief snatched her purse from her table, according to a police report.

Tuesday, May 26 Calendar

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.


No regrets

In the early 1950s, then 20-something John “Jack” Latta and his buddy Eugene Moseicki were in Seoul, South Korea, with a company of U.S. Marines. They were posted near an old schoolhouse.


Dam fine mess

The Dam Store is a hole-in-the-wall place. It was once called “Sharky’s” and offered fish and live bait. Today, it’s known for the “best Dam Burgers” on this side of the lake.

Les Cockrell: Free class on dementia set

Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association will visit Denton’s Emily Fowler Central Library on Tuesday to present practical information for dementia caregivers, according to press release from the library.

Blotter: Krum firefighters respond to vehicle accident, help pair

Krum firefighters rescued two people Sunday morning after their car hit a telephone pole and fence.

Holiday closures

Federal, state, county and city facilities will be closed today to observe the Memorial Day federal holiday.

Monday, May 25 Calendar

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.

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Price of power

ANDERSON — Straddling a dammed-up creek 20 miles east of College Station squats the Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station, a massive coal-fired power plant supplying the city-owned utilities of Denton, Bryan, Garland and Greenville

AP file photo

County waits for West Nile to emerge

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have made their appearance in Texas.

Molly Fox

Police designate safer space for trades

The Flower Mound Police Department recently put up two signs marking two adjacent spaces in its parking lot. Police hope the signs, which read “online exchange zone,” will encourage smarter shopping with online classified sites such as Craigslist.

Dave Lieber: Recording calls is your right

Hear ye, hear ye. Watchdog Nation court is now in session.

Tornado watch for Denton County

There is a tornado watch advisory for Denton County until 2 a.m. Sunday.

Investigations into fatal crashes ongoing

Denton police are continuing to investigate two crashes this month that killed two women.


Area on high alert for floods

Memorial Day weekend will be another wet one for Denton County. A slow-moving system will bring heavy rainfall across North Texas.


Fallout follows claim

Some Guyer High School parents said they lost faith in the school district Friday after officials failed to notify them sooner of a threat on the school linked to a male student.

The Dallas Morning News

Area growth in line with Texas trend

DALLAS — After listening to a jumble of census numbers detailing Texas’ continued population boom, especially the explosion in his town, Frisco Mayor Maher Maso seems almost apologetic.

New path coming to UNT

The University of North Texas campus will be a little more green next spring thanks to a new walkway project the Board of Regents approved Friday.

Strike continues; owner claims workers were fired

Work will continue for Maid in America, only not with employees who went on strike Thursday morning.


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.


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.


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.


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.