AUBREY — Danny Kerr loves his golf cart. It’s his only form of transportation. He drives it to the grocery store where he shops, to the sandpit where he volunteers and to the doughnut shop where he often gets doughnut holes and a Dr Pepper.
By 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service had three reports of damage in Denton County: three light poles snapped in half at Ponder High School, roof damage to a mobile home in Krum, and a semi truck was overturned on Interstate 35E in Sanger.
The storms rolling through North Texas have plenty of moisture to feed off of through Saturday. A cold front pushing through North Texas figures to converge with rain from what could be a historic hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, says KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist Grant Johnston.
AUBREY — Additional police presence was requested this week on all Aubrey school district campuses following threats to the administration brought on by a recent dress code dispute. The district has also announced it’s implementing dress code modifications.
Denton County residents are invited to get a walk-through of the proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year. Tonight, commissioners will hold the first of two public meetings concerning the proposed tax rate that would see residents paying about a penny less on their tax rate.
Environmentalists and the oil and gas industry, longtime adversaries, expect new rules for reducing methane emissions to be proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the coming weeks. The question is whether the new rules could ultimately bring relief to polluted North Texas skies.
A little boy injured in a fatal weekend collision is getting better, officials say. Five-year-old Ryland Brown of Aubrey suffered serious facial and head wounds Saturday night in a head-on collision in the 9900 block of Sherman Drive. The 22-year-old woman driving the child was found dead at the scene, Denton police said.
NEAR SANGER — Cheryl Burlingame called into work Saturday and Monday to say she couldn’t make it in. Her chances today weren’t looking too good, either. At least not unless there is a drastic change to the high water that has pinned Burlingame and other residents of the Lighthouse Cove RV Park at the Ray Roberts Lake Marina to their homes.
For five months, the border wars have been raging across the U.S. Highway 380 and FM720 corridor east of Denton. And the casualties have been high. Families have been forced from their homes. Neighbors have betrayed neighbors. It was only a matter of time before the wars erupted in law offices and courtrooms.
Denton resident Allen Harrison saw two people standing on top of a car in Lewisville Lake. Then he got in the lake and swam. He and several passers-by were able to rescue the car’s driver and her son from inside the vehicle, bringing them safely to shore Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth reported that the Mother’s Day tornado that struck southwest Denton was a category EF1, with wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph. The tornado touched down shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday near Hilltop Road and Country Club Road and ended just behind the Whataburger on Fort Worth Drive north of Interstate 35E, according to coordinates provided by the weather service.
Shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, word came from the governor’s office that Gov. Greg Abbott had signed a disaster declaration for Denton County as well as Bosque, Clay, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties. Additional counties may be added to the declaration that will be sent to Washington, D.C., as the weather situation continues to develop.
RSVP: Serving Denton County will be the beneficiary of a Music Theatre of Denton’s fundraising performance of The Wedding Singer on Thursday, April 30, according to Diana Corona, RSVP executive director.
The Little Elm Town Council agreed Tuesday evening to release $325,000 from an escrow fund to a relocation fund to help residents of Lincoln Park Manor if they can convince the Lincoln Park City Council to cease all legal action against Little Elm.
The Lincoln Park Town Council voted last week not only to fire its town manager, Nathaniel Parker, and town attorney, Rider Scott, but also to abolish an agreement that would move the town’s limits north of the mobile home park where all of the town residents are currently living.
Campaigning once again for mayor of Oak Point is the last thing that Duane Olson wanted to do. He’d already served as mayor from 2003 to 2007 and 2009 to 2011, and running against the current mayor, Jim Wohletz, wasn’t his intention when he passed the mayoral duties on to him.
The Pilot Point school board will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider officially hiring Dan Ray Gist II as superintendent.