In 1896, a U.S. Supreme Court court case established public facilities should be “separate but equal” for the races. More than a century later, the lens of history shows us the fallacy of that phrase. State and local ordinances — known broadly as Jim Crow laws — were put in place to establish segregation as an unquestioned way of life in the South. In Texas, that meant black citizens couldn’t live in certain parts of town, patronize certain businesses or attend certain schools.
In the wake of recent closure of many Denton music venues, local acts have been left scrambling for places to perform beyond the Jagoe House living room and the polished stage behind Harvest House.
Driving on many streets in Denton can be jarring. Even though voters have approved major spending packages to get streets fixed, that ride will stay bumpy on some streets for a while longer.
At about 11:50 a.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was discovered in his home after he was apparently assaulted, but he could not recall the circumstances that led to his injuries.
MOSUL, Iraq — Two crudely armored pickup trucks cruised along an eastern Mosul highway. A masked Iraqi officer riding shotgun yelled “Go! Go! Go!” and switched the radio from Iraqi folk music to fast, patriotic battle hymns as the vehicles sped up and weaved through the busy afternoon traffic.
The story of how Denton destroyed a black neighborhood in the 1920s and converted it into what is now Quakertown Park has been told many times. But the story of Mary Ellen Taylor’s brave resistance against the removal of her home to Southeast Denton has largely been lost to history.
The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to build a venue to house its women’s soccer and track and field programs. The $11.9 million facility will be behind Warach Tennis Complex near South Bonnie Brae and Willowwood streets.
A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against Denton County brought by Alberto Contreras, who unintentionally was shot by a sheriff’s deputy in 2013 while being arrested for misdemeanor warrants. Denton County has asked the court to dismiss the suit.
Two U.S. Army veterans who are current engineering students at the University of North Texas are helping lead a charge to create the next generation of tactical shelters for U.S. soldiers deployed around...
A shoplifter’s attempt to steal an item worth $2.18 from the Wal-Mart on South Loop 288 led to his arrest Thursday after police discovered he had five previous theft convictions, according to a police report.
As a card-carrying member of the newly minted journalism club so named by our president — #EnemyOfTheAmericanPeople — I am particularly sensitive to the concept of alternative facts.
A woman said Wednesday morning her boyfriend attempted to drive away “with her on the car” before he backed into her at least twice in the 900 block of Kilkenny Court, according to a police report.
A 40-year-old Denton man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after police said he held his girlfriend at knife point at a home in the 2200 block of Houston Place.
KRUM — Grant Freels was lying in bed one night when the idea came to him. He and his friends had gone to recess earlier that day, and the only thing anyone could talk about was the basketball goals. They said they were weathered, rusty and missing nets.
The Denton City Council worked to steer Stoke, the city’s new “technology incubator,” back on track Tuesday.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas will split in two this fall. Instead, there will be the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, according to a background report in a board book for the UNT Board of Regents.
AUSTIN — A Dallas County lawmaker wants to put more of the state’s wallet behind efforts to persuade relatives to take in abused and neglected children. Sunnyvale GOP Rep. Cindy Burkett has proposed a major bump in state payments for “kinship care.”
A Denton Municipal Electric employee was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Monday morning after touching live equipment at the substation on North Bonnie Brae Street and Riney Road in northwest Denton, according to DME spokesman Brian Daskam.
A Denton Municipal Electric employee was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas this morning after the employee was injured after coming in contact with live equipment at the substation on North Bonnie Brae Street and Riney Road in northwest Denton, according to DME spokesman Brian Daskam.
One of the last remaining original Quakertown homes, the Woods House, is set to be moved to a new location at the Denton County Historical Park on Mulberry Street. But before the move, residents are invited to join the Denton County Office of History and Culture to excavate the property and learn more about the residents who previously occupied 1015 Hill St. The excavation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.