Office of History and Culture

Churches play large role in Denton black history

Religion has always been a cornerstone of African-American communities.When slaves arrived on American soil in the 1600s, white religious leaders began converting them to Christianity.

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Woods House to be excavated, moved

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.

Monday, February 20 Calendar

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Home tax breaks done many ways

Denton County’s largest cities take different tacks when taxing single-family homes, a Denton Record-Chronicle analysis has found.

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Talks promote ways to halt violence

Domestic violence Detective Elisa Howell remembers a case about a woman who tolerated routine, life-threatening abuse.

Heavy rainfall in store for today

Area residents who enjoyed a sunny Saturday are in for a wet end to the weekend.

Most read on DentonRC.com

Here are the most-read stories online at DentonRC.com (including date it was posted) from Friday, Feb. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 16:

Blotter: Man found battered and bleeding

Police discovered a 25-year-old man knocked out on the ground and bleeding from several head injuries at about 9:15 p.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Stuart Road, according to a police report.

Dave Lieber: Company left victims without new roofs

In the midst of the crime spree that is today’s Texas roofing industry, we now find one of the region’s great roofing schemes of all time.

Sunday, February 19 Calendar

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A sweet reward

Runners Stan and Teresa Stienstraw take to a beekeeper to taste honey and learn about beekeeping after they finished the third annual Honey Run on Saturday at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center in Denton.

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5K ‘layer’ run/walk,chili cook-off scheduledThe Denton Teen Council is raising money for its activities with the Cool Beans Layer Run and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday morning at South Lakes Park.Participants...

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Green good to go

Yancy Green couldn’t get up. Lying on the pavement near a dead end in the 1300 block of Auburn Drive, the Denton police officer thought he simply broke his leg.

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City Hall gets reorganized

Denton’s new City Manager Todd Hileman has reorganized departments at City Hall, with several department heads now reporting directly to him.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Calif. dam problems call to mind Lewisville Lake woes

DALLAS — A troubled dam. Concerns about failure. And talk of evacuation plans. That was the scare at the Lewisville Lake Dam in 2015.

Third candidate in District 1

A third candidate has filed to run for Denton City Council in District 1, filling up almost the entire ballot for the city’s May election.

Blotter: ATM stolen from Rudy’s in Denton, later found in Dallas

Denton police are looking for suspects in connection to a burglary at Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q at 520 S. Interstate 35E, where an ATM was stolen from inside the restaurant early Friday morning, according to a news release from the police department.

Saturday, February 18 Calendar

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ATM stolen from Rudy's in Denton, later found in Dallas

Denton police are looking for a suspect in connection to a burglary at Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q at 520 S. Interstate 35E, where the suspect reportedly stole an ATM from inside the restaurant, according to a press release from the police department.

Hileman reorganizes departments at Denton City Hall

Denton's new city manager Todd Hileman has reorganized departments at City Hall, according to a press release issued by the city.

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Doggone good time

Bear was the first to try out the new digs Thursday. The 3-year-old terrier bounded through the gate and stopped to sniff the wood chips as he waited for his friends to join him in the newly finished dog park at Dogwood Estates.

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Forum tackles local immigration enforcement

Local residents and civil rights groups are trying to learn more about immigration laws as many cities grapple with uncertainty surrounding federal deportation procedures.

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County sees uptick in flu cases

A spike in the number of reported influenza cases in Denton County indicates the 2016-17 flu season has begun in earnest, and health officials expect that number to increase.

3 major projects slated at TWU

Three construction projects are scheduled to start by the end of the year at Texas Woman’s University. During a Board of Regents meeting Thursday, B.J. Crain, the interim vice president of finance and administration, said the amount of construction on campus will be challenging, but the changes are necessary.

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Kids battle for county bee win

Swayam Rath didn’t have to pay a “remittance” to win the Denton County Spelling Bee, but he did have to spell the word correctly.

Panelists discuss state of 1st Amendment

University of North Texas political science professor Kimi King seemed to regard the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a double-edged sword.

Blotter: Personal items stolen from apartment

A trove of personal items were stolen Thursday afternoon from an apartment in the 700 block of Hercules Drive, according to police.

Friday, February 17 Calendar

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Nationwide "A Day Without Immigrants" affects Denton

A few local predominately Hispanic businesses closed Thursday as part of "A Day Without Immigrants," a nationwide protest that aims to underline the importance of immigrants in U.S. cities.

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Comedy nonprofit seeks national charity status

A handful of educators, comedians and volunteers walk into a basement. What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke was actually the beginning of a local comedy nonprofit that got its start almost a year...

County approves Family Drug Court

Goal will be to reunite participants with children after completing program Denton County parents who have lost custody of their children because of a drug addiction will soon have a new option to receive treatment and reunite with their kids thanks to the creation of a new specialty court.

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I-35E art adds custom touch

As the 35Express project nears completion, drivers may start to notice more artwork along portions of Interstate 35E.

Blotter: Area man sentenced to federal prison

David M. Kruse, a 63-year-old man from The Colony, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography in October, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Thursday, February 16 Calendar

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Denton's WinCo Distribution opens

From a banana manager to a robot stocking pallets of dry goods, the WinCo Foods Distribution Center is up and running. Most of the shelving inside the 800,000-square-foot center at 300 S. Western Blvd. in west Denton is still empty as the company begins to ship out certain types of products to local stores today.

City may change formula for pension contributions

The Denton City Council expects to increase its contributions to the local firefighters’ pension fund in order to avoid the financial problems that have gripped Dallas and other cities around the country.

DISD discusses budget

Though it won’t be finalized until June, Denton ISD budget talks got underway at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Debbie Monschke presented facts and figures delineating the district’s revenue and expenditures over the course of five years. She also went over a tentative schedule if the board decides to call for a tax ratification election in September.

Commissioners vote to create new district court

Denton County commissioners have asked the Texas Legislature to create a new court and expand the jurisdiction of another. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution supporting the creation of a new district court to handle an increasing number of cases as the county grows.

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A wet walk

Umbrellas line a walkway as students at the University of North Texas head to class after getting off buses Tuesday morning during a light rain.

Blotter: Man charged with assault after visit to ex’s home

An 18-year-old man’s ex-girlfriend told police he was “out of control” and intoxicated on Monday night when he pushed her and threw her to the floor, according to a police report.

Wednesday, February 15 Calendar

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Flynn quit because he'd become 'lightning rod,' Conway says

WASHINGTON (AP) — National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian diplomat, upending Donald Trump's White House team less than a month after the president's inauguration.

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Couple with autism find love across the pond

ARGYLE — Two weeks passed far too soon for a young couple in uncharted territory. Sam Dudley, who was 21 in 2010, was living with his mother in Mitcheldean, England, at the time. She payed for his board and other necessities, so Sam had a good sum of money in his savings account when he decided to close the nearly 5,000 miles between him and the voice in Argyle he grew so used to hearing through his headphones.

Police arrest robbery suspect

University of North Texas police on Sunday night arrested Wendell Barnes III, the final suspect in connection to a Sept. 6 robbery on the campus.

Pilot Point issues liquor sales petition

The city of Pilot Point has issued a petition that calls for the legal sale of liquor inside city limits. The sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption is already legal. The petition calls for the law to include all alcoholic beverages. If it gains enough signatures, the referendum will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Police try to ID home invasion suspects

Aubrey police say they believe two of the three suspects who allegedly beat and robbed a local man last week at his home are in custody from a “similar attack in a neighboring county,” according to a police press release.

Blotter: Denton police investigate fraud calls

Denton police are investigating numerous fraudulent calls from someone posing as a Denton Municipal Electric employee.