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City-wide challenge

C’Mya Garrett, a fifth-grader at Borman Elementary in Denton, preforms a long jump during a citywide elementary school track meet Tuesday afternoon at the University of North Texas’ Fouts Field.

Officials OK parking ban

City leaders agreed Tuesday to ban on-street parking for one block of Highland Street near UNT after the neighborhood petitioned for the change.

Resource officer agreement put on hold

Denton County commissioners agreed to take no action Tuesday on a decision to terminate the county sheriff’s office agreement with the Northwest school district for school resource officers at its schools.

New campaign signs raise concerns in board race

In the midst of a tension-filled school board election, some political signs advocating for two candidates have prompted questions in Argyle.

Alcohol possibly involved in wreck

Police say they believe alcohol was a factor in a three-vehicle wreck that sent four people, including a child, to a hospital Monday night.

Wednesday, April 4, Calendar

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Good jobs

George Dunham spoke about his family’s service with the Salvation Army during the 2016 Doing the Most Good Luncheon at Apogee Stadium on Tuesday.

Blotter: Man hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 25-year-old is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a police report.

Texas serial killer leads authorities to bodies, leaves behind a trail of horror

For years, families of four missing Texas and Oklahoma women had no answers for what happened to their daughters. Then, the man behind their anguish suddenly began talking.

Preliminary tax rolls show growth in area

Double-digit growth has returned to Denton County. And it reached triple digits in some spots — more new homes and businesses in Prosper and Celina pushed westward from Collin County into Denton County last year.

Blotter: Man in jail on public intoxication, drug charges

Public intoxication soon led to drug charges for a Denton man late Sunday afternoon, according to a police report.

Tuesday, May 3 Calendar

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Better weather rolling in

On a cool, breezy Monday afternoon, Bryan Jones rolls down Mingo Road on a bike a friend gave him while towing by hand his 13-year-old mountain bike his mother gave him. Temperatures struggled to get out of the 50s on Monday as a cool front brought early-morning showers to North Texas. Sunny skies are expected the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service, with highs in the mid-70s today and low 80s through Saturday.

Four hospitalized after three-vehicle wreck

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a three-vehicle wreck that sent four people, including a child, to the hospital Monday night. Denton firefighters responded to a 9:44 p.m. call at North Loop 288 and Kings Row.

District seeks to keep officers on staff

Northwest school district officials hope an agreement can be made soon with Denton County Sheriff William Travis to keep services for school resource officers in district schools.

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Fest draws cheers

As far as musicians and audiences were concerned, after the past two springs’ windy, rainy weather, this year’s Denton Arts & Jazz Festival didn’t have a tough act to follow when it wrapped up on Sunday.

PACs inject $24,000 into city races

Two political action committees have spent a bit more than $24,000 between them to help Denton City Council incumbents stay in office.

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A-train training

Passengers receive help during the Denton County Transportation Authority’s mock disaster drill Sunday in Lewisville. The exercise — which simulated an A-train incident at Railroad Street and Bennett Lane — also involved the city of Lewisville, Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewisville police, and the Lewisville and Flower Mound fire departments.

Blotter: Woman found running nude along Elm Street

Police responded to a call about a naked woman seen walking on Loop 288 and Elm Street at 11:55 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, May 2 Calendar

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Chances slim for medical plants to re-open

Hopes to re-open two medical manufacturing plants in Denton are dimming because state licensing officials in the radioactive materials division appear to have run out of patience.

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Clear skies, good times

The 36th annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival went on without a hitch Saturday morning at Quakertown Park as large gray clouds loomed overhead.

Utility considers alternate funding

The Lake Cities Municipal Utility Authority, a public water utility serving Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores, is putting a proposition on the May ballot to allow it to assess and collect property taxes to fund new infrastructure.

Insight Denton

What happens if I call the city for mosquitoes in my neighbor’s yard?

Blotter: Man faces drug charge

A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance after police reportedly found narcotics in his apartment in the 1500 block of Meadow Street.

Sunday, May 1, Calendar

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Brief squall delays jazz fest

Most of the big weather skirted Denton on Friday afternoon, although Mother Nature sent a brief squall through at about 5 p.m. for good measure.

Leaders’ pay spikes

With tuition costs growing, Texas university presidents and chancellors have strived to make clear that they’re working hard to keep expenses down.

Online post raises concern

If you asked likely new Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree about recent controversial comments about transgender individuals and restroom legislation, it’s a closed issue.

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Area teens to compete in youth guitar contest

Sitting in the Bonduris School of Music surrounded by microphones, amplifiers and drum kits, Mark Alexander and Jack Hickman tried to figure out what the other knew.

Blotter: Alleged soda thieves caught

A couple of alleged soda thieves did not get far Thursday night, according to a police report.

Saturday, April 30, Calendar

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TWU raises $25,000

Eight days after Juan Armijo’s apartment caught fire, he was smiling while manning a table in the Texas Woman’s University Student Union promoting a “Pay it Forward Day.”

New severe thunderstorm warning issued; Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for much of North Texas, including Denton County, until 10 p.m. today.

New glass to help protect police staff

The Denton Police Department lobby is set to receive some expensive new glass.

Topping the tower

Denton city crews hoisted the new roof onto the water tower at McKenna Park on Thursday.

Judge calls for closer Pilot Point ISD polling site

A Cooke County judge sent out a press release Thursday calling for a closer polling location for the Pilot Point ISD bond election.

North Texas Boulevard bridge demolition work set for today

Demolition work on the North Texas Boulevard bridge over Interstate 35E is set to begin at 8 p.m. today. Traffic will be permanently severed at that time.

Friday, April 29, Calendar

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Blotter: Woman says ex-boyfriend violated protective order

It did not take long for one man to violate a protective order issued Wednesday, according to a police report.

Argyle board speaks on superintendent

The Argyle school board sent out a letter Wednesday in an attempt to clarify confusion and quell anger about its decision regarding Superintendent Telena Wright’s contract.

Jenna Duncan: Frontier pains won’t go away

Almost a month after the switch from Verizon Fios to Frontier Communications, a lot of people like me were or are still having problems.

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Next step: Guyer softball coach’s son headed to Bama on manager scholarship

Keith Medford has heard plenty of recruiting pitches from college coaches. As the only softball coach Guyer High School has ever had, Medford has had more than his fair share of players go on to play collegiately.

Look before you vote: Lake Dallas residents complain of wrong ballot

Denton County Election Administration officials are urging voters to carefully view the summary page before casting their ballots. Earlier this week, several residents in Lake Dallas complained to election officials that they received the wrong ballot.

Blotter: Lightning strike to blame for fire at local business

A late-night blaze kept Denton firefighters busy Tuesday night. While most of the severe weather steered clear of Denton and Denton County, a lightning strike touched off a fire at Victor Technologies at 2800 Airport Road.

School evacuated because of smoke

School evacuatedbecause of smokeStudents at McMath Middle School finished out a normal day Wednesday despite a mid-morning evacuation because of smoke.