The long-awaited thaw brought falling sheets of ice and other hazards to winter-weary residents as conditions in the Denton area began to get back to normal.
Area families are invited to share in a holiday-themed trout derby and a “Lost Pines Adventure” on Saturday at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.
While things are gradually getting back to normal operations, many Denton-area schools will remain closed on Wednesday. The University of North Texas plans to open at noon today and Immaculate Conception School will open at 10 a.m. but Texas Woman's University, Denton Campus, will remain closed.
Spot shortages of gasoline, french fries, milk and a host of other of life’s little luxuries could last until the weekend as local stores and restaurants work to replenish supplies depleted by the winter storm that has kept roads icy and impassable for several days.
A 23-year-old Lewisville man is sitting in the Denton County Jail on a $150,000 bond on three counts of aggravated robbery, officials said. Lewisville police said the man confessed to a series of robberies along Fox Avenue last month in which the robber was wearing a skull mask.
The Denton school district and many other local school districts and private schools will remain closed for a third day today because of inclement weather, including the University of North Texas. UNT had announced on Monday it would resume classes at noon today but at 9:45 a.m. this morning the university announced it would remain closed all day.
The woman who spun off the Lewisville Lake bridge early Saturday morning has been identified as 21-year-old Kayla Alejandra Gawalek, officials said.
A brief thaw offered glimpses of hope to iced-in Denton-area residents Sunday, but continued cold temperatures were expected to bring a recurrence today of the icy roads that have caused mishaps, accidents and gridlock throughout the region for several days.
SANGER — Deteriorating roofs, struggling air-conditioning and heating systems, aging school buses and out-of-date technology are among an estimated $2.5 million in capital improvement projects needed for the Sanger school system, according to Superintendent Kent Crutsinger.
The eighth annual Sanger High School arts and crafts show is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and will feature more than 130 booths, organizers said.
When Denton glass artist Christie A. Wood is finished with her three-dimensional work honoring the late local bluesman Tom “Pops” Carter, her stained-glass monument won’t have the hallmarks of her signature work — elegant lines of lead and beveled edges of glass. The glass will be like Carter himself — charismatic, spontaneous and a little worn around the edges.
The Denton area shouldered the brunt of Saturday’s fallout from the icy winter blast that struck North Texas, with hundreds of truckers stranded on an impassable Interstate 35 and dozens of other vehicles...
Scarlet fever disposed of in town — Denton’s City Health Officer, Dr. Piner, reports that the last case of scarlet fever has been disposed of by recovery and fumigation of the premises. Except for an epidemic of whooping cough in the North and West Side schools, and a few cases of mumps, the town is in good condition as regards general health.
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Northbound Interstate 35E was reopened shortly after 9 a.m. after being closed for hours Saturday morning when a driver of a pickup spun out of control and landed into the icy waters of Lewisville Lake, officials said.
The U.S. Marines have called in the reserves for its Toys for Tots campaign. The annual drive, which provides toys to children 12 and younger for Christmas morning, needed a helping hand itself this year after several Marines in the region were deployed.
Texas Woman’s University will have its commencement ceremonies for fall graduates on Dec. 13-14. An estimated 817 undergraduate students and 724 graduate students from TWU campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston will be participating in the ceremony at Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, 1600 N. Bell Ave.
Meteorologists expect rain today to change to freezing rain by the time daytime workers and students are heading home. Whether the cold front that arrived Wednesday afternoon will be deep enough and cold enough to bring sleet is something they had less confidence in predicting, according to Tom Bradshaw of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive will visit Golden Triangle Mall Friday through Sunday. Toy collection sites at the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service members and civilian volunteers will be posted at each mall entrance collecting toys and cash donations.