Event set for new animal shelter

City leaders and animal shelter volunteers have announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center on Dec. 12, but a move-in date for the animals has yet to be scheduled.

UNT pioneer Newell dies

When Charldean Newell was chairwoman of the political science department at the University of North Texas, she led a department of 22 men.

Holiday sales start strong

Within minutes of opening, more than 150 people flooded into Academy Sports and Outdoors at 5 a.m. Friday.

Suspected carjacker identified as Garland native

The suspected carjacker who was fatally shot by Lewisville police Wednesday has been identified as Davis Jay Thomas of Garland, Denton County chief death investigator Troy Taylor said Friday.

Blotter: Report: Argument leads to broken window at hotel

A 26-year-old man told Denton police that an argument with his girlfriend got out of control Thursday and resulted in a broken hotel room window, according to a police report.

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Holiday style

Ricardo Collins asked Eduardo Soriano for a military-style haircut Thursday morning. Soriano made sure not a single hair was out of place by the time Collins left his barber chair, but the crop on Collins’ salt-and-pepper top had a bit of extra style to it, too.

Survey solicits parking views

Parking in Denton, problem or no? Leaders in the Denton community are hoping to answer that increasingly debated question through an online survey to gather information, opinions and possible solutions that will be presented to the City Council early next year.

Police: Suspect fired gun before being shot

Lewisville police released new details in Wednesday’s attempted carjacking, but the identity of the 22-year-old suspect fatally shot by an officer was not released Thursday.

Reforms reverse growth of Texas’ prison population

AUSTIN — When it comes to crime, Texas has a reputation. Since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, Texas has executed more convicts than the next six states combined. More than 1 in 10 prisoners in the United States are incarcerated in the state, with the prison population here nearly tripling since 1992. Tough-on-crime talk never went out of style here.

Blotter: In possible error, bank pays caregiver for deceased man

A 66-year-old Denton man called police Wednesday to report that his bank had been paying his late father’s former caregiver for the past eight months.

Holiday closings

State, county and city offices are closed today in observance of Thanksgiving. Denton libraries and most recreation centers are closed today. North Lakes Recreation Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the golf driving range will resume regular hours today.

Friday, Nov. 28 Calendar

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Local barber to give back to the community for Thanksgiving Day

A downtown Denton barbershop will open its doors this morning to offer warm food and clothes along with free haircuts to the city’s homeless.

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UNT’s Lemon finds his way after displaced from Hurricane Katrina

Dozens of eyes locked on Cyril Lemon as he quietly shuffled to the podium in a venue where he became one of the more respected players in recent University of North Texas history.

Officer kills suspected carjacker

A man was shot and killed by a Lewisville police officer on Wednesday after an attempted carjacking, police said.

Les Cockrell: Holiday gift wrapping available at mall

Young people from First United Methodist Church of Denton will be offering their holiday gift-wrapping service at Golden Triangle Mall again this year.

Blotter: Police searching for man with case of lottery tickets

Denton police have yet to locate a suspect who drove off with a case of lottery tickets Tuesday night.

Holiday closings

State, county and city offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The U.S. Postal Service will be closed today for the federal holiday.

Thursday, Nov. 27 Calendar

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Perry renews disaster proclamation

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday renewed the state’s disaster proclamation for exceptional drought conditions. The authorization allows the governor to use all available resources of state government to cope with a disaster. He can also temporarily reassign resources, personnel or functions of state executive departments and agencies as well as commandeer or use any private property to cope with a disaster.

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Construction continues on southbound I-35E over Lewisville Lake

It has taken ingenuity, hard work and a lot of man hours, but the structure running alongside Interstate 35E and over Lewisville Lake is starting to look like a bridge.

Safety tops concerns this holiday

Whether cooking, shopping or traveling to a relative’s house this Thanksgiving, safety should be everyone’s top concern, officials say.

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Calorie count to appear with many foods

WASHINGTON — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Police try to track down source of dangerous candy

Denton police are continuing their investigation into a box of candy that was filled instead with prescription pain pills. Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said Tuesday that a detective was “just assigned” to the weekend incident that left a 5-year-old boy placing a painkiller inside his mouth.

Blotter: SWAT responds after caller claims she was stabbed

Officer Ryan Grelle said the Denton police SWAT unit was staked at an apartment complex for several hours Sunday.

Pair charged in another robbery

Lewisville police are charging two Denton County suspects with robbery and credit card abuse in connection with a Saturday robbery, officials said.

Church offers holiday feast at Calhoun

The Village Church is having its 28th annual Thanksgiving banquet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Calhoun Middle School cafeteria, 709 W. Congress St.

Airport Advisory Board elects leaders

Members of the Airport Advisory Board elected Jim Stodola as chairman and Jim Clark as vice chairman at their regular meeting Nov. 12.

Animal shelter offers holiday deals on pets

The Lake Dallas Animal Shelter will be open Saturday with its own “Black Friday”-style sale on available pets at the shelter.

Holiday closings

State, county and city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. The U.S Postal Service will be closed Thursday for the federal holiday.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 Calendar

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Stress unleashed

Willis Library at the University of North Texas had some unusual visitors Monday — nine therapy dogs. In just two hours, hundreds of students were able to play with the therapy dogs to help reduce their stress levels as they begin studying for finals.

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown’s family and others.

Police arrest two in robbery

Flower Mound police have identified two Denton County residents arrested in connection with a robbery Saturday afternoon, as well as a second robbery carried out in Lewisville later the same day.

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Campers get creative with castoffs

Ten elementary school-age children spent the first day of Thanksgiving break at Camp SCRAP making grapes, plums, apples and other fruits and foods of papier-mache.

Blotter: Broken-down Honda scooter goes missing

A Denton man told police that someone took his Honda Elite 80 motor scooter Sunday evening, even though the vehicle was missing a side plate and wouldn’t run.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 Calendar

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Church on the range

SANGER — The red building looks more like a barn than a church. A black sign with a silhouette of a cowboy kneeling in front of a cross is the only indication that this is a place of worship.

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Doomed I-35E building got final purpose

Texas Land & Cattle Steak House in Hickory Creek had one last job to do before the building was demolished to give way for the expansion of Interstate 35E.

Les Cockrell: Donations taken around the clock

North Texas Trinity Cowboy Church of Sanger will hold its third G6 project to help the community beginning on Sunday, according to an announcement from the church.

Blotter: Boy finds prescription pills hidden inside candy box

A secret stash of hydrocodone pills in a candy box could have led to deadly results for a 5-year-old boy, according to a Denton police report.

Flower Mound police arrest two suspects in robbery

Flower Mound police had two men in custody after responding to a robbery call Saturday afternoon.

Water tower permit fees on council agenda

Bartonville Town Council is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss and consider approval of building permit fees associated with the construction of an elevated water tower.

Monday, Nov. 24 Calendar

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Rally forth

Despite the slick roads and a brief hail storm, an estimated 250 cyclists participated in the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis’ 32nd annual Turkey Roll on Saturday.

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Some signs don’t comply

The action comes swiftly. Two men circle the vehicle like big cats stalking their prey. One looks like a former NFL linebacker and the other looks like a Hell’s Angels member.

City prepares for challenges

Political activists and the City Council took bold steps this week against challenges to Denton’s new ban on hydraulic fracturing and against the energy industry’s property rights claims in the city.

Blotter: Police make arrest after disturbance call placed

A fight between a man and woman prompted an onlooker to call Denton police Friday evening.

Irving resident indicted on murder charge

An Irving man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife was indicted recently by a Denton County grand jury.

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Tech support

Patrick and Emily McLarty can relate to families faced with mounting medical bills. “We’ve experienced what that’s like, and the uncertainty and the fear,” Emily McLarty said. She said she and her husband know all too well what it’s like to have the rug pulled from underneath.