SANGER — The silence inside the Sanger Public Library this week was replaced with the sounds of rumbling floor dryers and a work crew removing carpet that was damaged by a fire sprinkler line that flooded the library Monday.
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.
For the first time since she ran for the office, Denton County Judge Mary Horn has challengers in her bid for another term. Corinth Mayor Paul Ruggiere and Highland Village attorney Sherman Swartz have thrown their hats into the ring to run for the county judge’s seat, creating a three-way battle for votes in the March 4 Republican primary election.
PILOT POINT — City officials in Pilot Point are continuing their aggressive road repairs this summer, and have already targeted 30 roads in poor or deteriorating conditions that are scheduled to be repaired in the 2015 fiscal year beginning this fall.
It’s a few minutes past noon on a frigid Tuesday morning and only a handful of motorists are traveling along Hames Road in northeast Denton County. This region of the county just east of Aubrey and Pilot Point is known for its open pastures, quiet ranches and clear air, marred only by the occasional haze of dust kicked up by a tractor traveling the unpaved roads.
The Watoto Children's Choir will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Argyle Methodist Church.
Topics have been announced for future sessions of Professor’s Corner: A Literary Discussion Group.
Two programs about animals and a hike for dogs and their owners will be offered this weekend at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.
A holiday musical comedy titled Sam Shade and the Case of the True Meaning of Christmas will be offered at the Pilot Point Opera House on Tuesday before moving to the Global Spheres Center in Corinth for performances Thursday-Saturday.