Families accustomed to heading to the lake for Independence Day weekend may be forced to make new plans.
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.
DALLAS — Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed a proposal Thursday with state regulators for proposed routes for a transmission line and substation in west Frisco and Little Elm.
Garrett Wilhelm of Gainesville was on his way to visit his parents in Keller when he rear-ended a family of four along Interstate 35W on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The Christmas Eve accident killed 5-year-old Moriah Modisette of Cross Roads and seriously injured members of her family.
Denton County Judge Mary Horn is gearing up for a familiar battle in the 84th Texas Legislature. Horn and fellow Commissioners Court members are hoping a proposed bill to lower the caps on annual increases in residential property appraisals and revenue will be defeated because they say it would limit the prerogatives of local elected officials to set tax rates, create budgets and deliver needed services to Denton County residents.
Young people from First United Methodist Church of Denton will be offering their holiday gift-wrapping service at Golden Triangle Mall again this year.