Tasers and body cameras have been hot topics in police work lately. Denton officers say they’re grateful for the technology.
A former University of North Texas criminology professor faces nine felony counts of possession of child pornography. James Francis Quinn, 59, of Denton, resigned his university post effective June 4, according to UNT spokeswoman Margarita Venegas.
PONDER — Church expansions seldom raise concerns, but the one going up in Ponder isn’t your average sanctuary.
The battle cry for those against the Confederate Soldiers Memorial on the Courthouse on the Square lawn is simply to remove it.
Chris Briggs was waiting at the airport for his wife, council member Keely Briggs, when he heard something strange on the radio.
William Travis has spent the last three years of his term as Denton County sheriff expanding the county jail, traveling to Austin to combat marijuana legislation and keeping county streets safe for pedestrians in places such as Lantana and Robson Ranch.
The Denton City Council postponed a vote on reducing setbacks after more than 30 residents spoke at a special public hearing Tuesday night. The council tabled until Aug. 4 its decision on whether to reduce setbacks between gas well sites and places like homes, schools and businesses.
Nothing was reported taken after a break-in at a pharmacy in the 3300 block of Mayhill Road late Monday, according to a police report, and an investigation has not led to any arrests.
Denton ISD officials will explain changes to its truancy practices in a workshop discussion at a school board meeting tonight. The passage of House Bill 2398 last legislative session is the reason for the change. Beginning Sept. 1, truancy is no longer considered a Class C misdemeanor that results in jail time.
Two-year-old Oliver Royar, right, grabs his hat and laughs after getting splashed at Denton’s Water Works Park on Monday. The forecast from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth calls for high temperatures in Denton and North Texas to continue in the upper 90s to near 100 through Sunday. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday.
A 57-year-old woman didn’t run fast enough to escape from the clutches of law enforcement Sunday evening.
LITTLE ELM — It’s a hot 93-degree day and Leslie Guajardo is at the Braswell High School construction site.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture needs volunteers to serve as docents, and a “Lunch ’n Learn” orientation and training session has been planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
WASHINGTON — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.
A 42-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night for reportedly causing a disturbance and allegedly getting violent with an officer.
Brandan Walton’s head whipped around to see what happened as a thunderous cracking sound echoed through Humphrey Coliseum in 2011.
FLOWER MOUND — A man-made river should be flowing through the center of the River Walk at Central Park in Flower Mound, a 158-acre public improvement district west of Moriss Road and north of FM1171. But this river is filled with dirty, brown water from May’s rains. The enhanced water flow doesn’t seem as enchanting as its pictures look in the 2013 proposal for the project.
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City leaders may tap Denton’s do-it-yourself attitude to fix a high-tech problem: lack of local access to high-speed internet.
The “Citizen Chapman” saga began its next chapter Friday morning at the Denton County Courthouse when Judge Vicki Isaacks granted former Lake Dallas City Council member Julie Mathews a temporary injunction to prevent the city from filling her open council seat.