Nine-year-old Chrissy loves her little sister, Amanda. They used to play with building blocks in their grandparents’ living room in Justin before disease took away Chrissy’s use of her legs.
A dispute between the Denton Fire Fighters Association and the city has come to an end after more than a year. Arbitrator John Barnard ruled this month that then-Fire Chief Ross Chadwick’s appointment of Fire Marshal Laura Behrens last year did properly fall in the guidelines of the association’s meet-and-confer agreement.
A man told police his car window was shattered by his stepdaughter’s boyfriend, according to a report. Police received a call of criminal mischief Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Londonderry Lane. The caller said his stepdaughter’s boyfriend punched the vehicle’s window with a closed fist, causing an estimated $800 in damage.
Chrissy Grube hangs just above the gym floor, the tips of her ballerina shoes flat on the floor as she dances with the help of a harness attached to the ceiling. She moves her arms to the music, but her hands refuse to follow. A princess crown perches atop her short brown kinky hair, and her red-rimmed glasses only enhance the sparkle in her golden-brown eyes.
Sometimes, good stories present themselves when you least expect them.
Denton police responding to a welfare call Friday night left with a suspect in handcuffs, police said.
Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams says humor saved his life. During his last two years of high school in the 1960s, the 69-year-old said he was beat up almost daily because of his refusal to be silent about the racial injustices around him. Before the age of 20, he had spent three stints in a mental hospital for attempting suicide, he said.
Denton County health officials are working to fight Ebola fear with facts. Even as a trio of confirmed U.S. cases have occurred, and the public’s trust is in question, Denton County Health Department Director Matt Richardson is urging calm and providing information to deal with the virus threat.
A 33-year-old woman evaded police officers who responded to a disturbance report at an apartment building in the 2500 block of Charlotte Street at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, according to a police report.
Firefighters at Denton’s Central Fire Station are shown Thursday wearing black T-shirts with pink, breast cancer awareness logos. The shirts are on sale at the station, 332 E. Hickory St., this month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for $15 each or two for $25 (cash or check only). Proceeds will be split between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
WASHINGTON — Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government’s ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective.
A 21-year-old man with bloody wrists came into an area business in the 3200 block of Elm Street late Wednesday, police said.
DALLAS — The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill, even though government guidelines should have kept her off the plane.
A former Denton High School journalism teacher pleaded guilty to child pornography charges Wednesday. Gregory Bogomol, 38, of Fort Worth, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography, officials said.
The Denton Public Library will host an after-hours event offering tips and resources for genealogy research on Friday, according to the library.
A deadly Tuesday morning fire remains under investigation, officials said. Lake Cities Deputy Fire Chief Chad Thiessen said a call came in about a fire around 4 a.m. Tuesday and within minutes, officials discovered a home fully engulfed in flames in the 1100 block of Hickory Creek Road in Hickory Creek.
A second health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to preliminary lab results released early Wednesday.
SANGER — The Presbyterian Church of Sanger is a building out of time. Built in 1902, it’s weathered severe storms, several droughts and the gas drilling boom that has changed the surrounding landscape. Paint, once a vibrant shade of white, flakes from siding worn by age as the noontime sun peaks over the lone steeple reaching toward the cloudless heavens.
It was the debate that was. Then it wasn’t. Then it was again. Although the representatives in support of Denton’s proposed fracking ban pulled out of what had been a bipartisan-sponsored forum Tuesday night, opposing voices were heard from two residents in attendance who sat on the panel opposing Denton attorney Richard Hayes, representing the anti-ban side of the debate.
The Bartonville Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting tonight to decide whether to grant a zoning change to a 2-acre residential estate that would allow a conditional use permit for the half-completed water tower that’s been dividing the town for four years.
As Denton fire officials approached a single-story home Monday morning, smoke was clearly visible, officials said.