ROCHELLE, Ill. — A Sanger truck driver died in a fiery crash involving three semi-tractor-trailers Friday night on Interstate 39 in Ogle County, Illinois State Police said. Ralph W. Maness, 60, of Sanger, died at about 8 p.m. Friday after his truck rear-ended another semi driven by William M. Spearman, 41, of Chicago.
Liberty Christian School will present its Fine Arts Extravaganza, “Artist’s Garden,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
While Argyle football players worked their way through the fall season to the state championship, a team of young filmmakers was right by their side at practices, taking road trips across the state and sometimes working in freezing weather. Now the filmmakers are facing a championship of their own, of sorts.
Bing Burton, Denton County’s health director for the past 22 years, is retiring in June and county commissioners are looking for a replacement.
The Thai Drama-Dance Troupe is scheduled to perform at First Christian Church of Denton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo selected the rodeo queen and princess on Saturday, March 29.
Nine-year-old Ben Pierce is slowly chipping away at his wish list of places he wants to see before he loses his vision. On Wednesday, Pierce, his parents and his five siblings visited what might seem like an unlikely destination for most people to visit — a water tower. But for Pierce and his family, it was significant, meaningful, and as he put it, “awesome.”
Members of the Aubrey Historical Society will host the Aubrey Area History Harvest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and area residents are invited to bring letters, photographs and other artifacts and share information about the items’ historical significance.
Personal financial statements can offer clues to the financial interests of local officials and improve government transparency — that is, if more residents had a clue about how to find them. The little-known and rarely accessed statements contain potentially valuable disclosures from select public officials about their own property holdings, stocks and bonds, outside business interests or employment, even gifts granted to them during their public service.
The 39th Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo will kick off Saturday at the North Texas Fairgrounds. The fair, which continues through March 29, will include more than 700 entries in various categories including breeding animals, market animals, tractor driving, public speaking and home economics from Denton County youths ages 8 to 18.
All three branches of the Denton Public Library have announced activities to help families stay busy during spring break.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture has scheduled a “Lunch ’n Learn” volunteer training and orientation session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.
The hotly contested primary race for state House District 64 in Denton County is among more than two dozen Republican state representative races drawing funding from a conservative political action committee challenging leadership in the GOP-run Texas House.
A Sanger-area child has become Denton County’s ninth flu-related death this season. The child, age unknown, had underlying health conditions and officials do not believe she had been vaccinated, according to Denton County Health Director Bing Burton.
The death penalty and leadership in office are at the forefront of a hotly contested Denton County district attorney’s race, with incumbent District Attorney Paul Johnson facing two challengers in his bid for re-election this year. Lantana attorney Karen Alexander and Denton attorney Henry “Hank” Paine are each hoping to unseat Johnson in the March 4 Republican primary election.