Law enforcement agencies across Denton County are planning to keep a close watch on the roads and lakes this Memorial Day weekend.
PILOT POINT — Negotiations between city officials and a property owner in Pilot Point have ended indefinitely, according to officials. For six months, Eland Farms owner Van Nichols tried to enter into an agreement with the city to develop a municipal utility district, or MUD, on his property, in an effort to develop a residential community.
A car show sponsored by Lucy’s Moms on Main restaurant is planned in downtown Aubrey on Saturday, and visitors can also enjoy live music and food.
Preliminary reports from the Denton County Central Appraisal District show the county with a slight bump in tax value over last year. Residential property seems to be at the heart of what is a slightly more than 2 percent increase over 2012 preliminary numbers.
Visitors to Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend should find plenty to keep them entertained.
Staff members from the Denton County MHMR Center visited the Denton Square Thursday to display green ribbons and post a sign for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which was observed May 5-11.
With the theme of “Living Green with Style,” the Denton County Master Gardener Association’s 2013 Spring Garden Tour will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
PILOT POINT — Justine Wollaston was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1969 and speaks with an English accent that has inherited a bit of Southern twang since she moved to Texas at age 12. Wollaston, barely 5 feet 5 inches tall in boots, is a freelance artist with a carefree attitude who can work in any medium.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation recently presented grants of more than $25,000 to three Denton County recipients, according to a CoServ press release.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will host a program titled “Stars on the Prairie” and featuring Clyde Camp, a master naturalist and amateur astronomer, at 8:15 p.m. Friday.
The folks at Texas Cowboys Against Cancer recently reported that their fourth fundraiser to benefit people diagnosed with cancer resulted in record donations and ticket sales.
Early voting kicks off today in Denton County. Numerous races fill area ballots, giving people the opportunity to shape the development of their cities by voting on everything from city and school district leaders to propositions.
A spring senior fitness assessment will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Denton’s C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road.
PILOT POINT — A state housing improvement program can help residents in Pilot Point improve their homes if the structures are distressed and present a health hazard.
SANGER — After nearly 30 years serving three Denton County school districts, Jackie McBroom said he’s retiring. McBroom, 59, is the assistant superintendent for educational services for the Sanger school district. He officially retires June 30. Throughout his career he’s worked as an educator for the Aubrey, Pilot Point and Sanger school districts.
Officials with American Legion Post 71 have announced the selection of 41 high school juniors from the Denton area for Texas Boys State.
Denton County emergency personnel were ready to respond to the massive plant explosion in West on Wednesday night, relaying to state officials that the county was on standby and available if needed.
A program on mammals, hikes and a family “fish school” are among the activities available to area families this weekend at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.
PILOT POINT — The Pilot Point school board selected Byron Terrier of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District as its lone finalist for the superintendent job. Board members voted 6-0 on the selection after meeting for just under 30 minutes at a special board meeting Monday. According to state law, the board must wait at least 21 days before it can officially hire Terrier.
Residents headed to social media pages to share and find news about friends and co-workers participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon that was interrupted by two bombs that exploded near the finish line. The Boston Marathon’s website listed seven participants from Denton and one each from Hickory Creek and Providence Village. There were a total of 42 registered participants from Denton County.
Members of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis will present their annual pancake supper and silent auction from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St.
The Sanger school board this week passed a resolution to nominate Kent Crutsinger for the superintendent of the year award.
Denton County commissioners are throwing their support toward a developer with eyes on bringing yet another special district to Denton County.
Denton County Sheriff William Travis has recalled $115,500 in drug forfeiture money that his predecessor pledged to four area constables for in-car video systems, and that change has left at least one constable scrambling to better equip his deputies’ vehicles.
Deputy Superintendent Debby Sanders will serve as acting superintendent for the Aubrey school district in the absence of James Monaco. Last week, Monaco said in a letter to the Aubrey school board and district staff that he planned to step down June 30, and the board named Sanders as the acting superintendent.