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.
Fall in Denton County was once a time of year when fields of coastal hay, wheat and even peanuts lined U.S. Highway 380. Combines, tractors and truckloads of workers labored from sunup to sundown harvesting crops and taking them to market. Evenings were spent by the fire or on a neighbor’s front porch swapping tales until the Sandman arrived.
Denton voters will need to bring boots and an umbrella along with their voter guides to the polls today. Meteorologists expect a steady rain, with an occasional embedded thunderstorm, as a cold front arrives in time for Election Day. Whether it affects overall voter turnout remains to be seen.
An Aubrey fifth-grader is now seeing proof that kids can make a difference — contrary to what he once thought. In less than a month, 10-year-old Zachary Hamilton has collected more than 340 blankets for the less fortunate. He plans to deliver the new and gently used coverings Nov. 15 to Our Daily Bread.
The time has finally come to settle things. After months of campaigning, debates and rhetoric, Denton County voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to determine, among many other ballot issues, who will lead the state for the next four years and just what will be the fate of hydraulic fracturing within Denton city limits.
Which federal agency was behind the raid on the offices of Alan Ritchey Inc. on Wednesday in Valley View? That’s a mystery several people were wondering about Thursday morning after federal agents stormed the business in unmarked cars and blocked the parking lot in their search for evidence.
After two years in Little Elm, Chris and Jennie Fuller had never decorated the outside of their home for the holidays.
Denton County commissioners received some positive news on the Ebola front Tuesday. Matt Richardson, director of the Denton County Health Department, and Jody Gonzalez, emergency services director, made a joint presentation to commissioners about monitoring for the virus and preparations emergency officials have made in case anything happens.
April Jones’ voice cracked as she described the final days and moments of her husband, Northeast police Officer Johnnie Jones, before he succumbed to a bacterial infection Monday morning. “To hear your best friend tell you they are tired and they want to go is the worst pain ever,” she said.
SANGER — The Presbyterian Church of Sanger is a building out of time. Built in 1902, it’s weathered severe storms, several droughts and the gas drilling boom that has changed the surrounding landscape. Paint, once a vibrant shade of white, flakes from siding worn by age as the noontime sun peaks over the lone steeple reaching toward the cloudless heavens.
Denton Community Health Clinic will play host to Patch Adams, the physician whose early career was the subject of a 1998 movie starring the late Robin Williams, for special events on Friday.
“He was just a good dad,” Alan Cole said of his father, Buddy Cole. Buddy Cole — a former county judge, Texas Master Naturalist and a member of the National Guard, among a litany of other community service positions — died Thursday morning at the age of 80.
Denton County emergency officials say they are preparing in case the deadly Ebola virus is reported here. Jody Gonzalez, emergency management coordinator for the county, said staff members have been reviewing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since August.
The tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of the North Central Texas College women’s softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.
“Keep Aubrey Nutty” is the theme of the 29th annual peanut festival planned on Saturday in downtown Aubrey.
A third West Nile virus positive pool, this one west of Sanger, has been discovered. Denton County Health Department officials announced another three-night bout of ground spraying for the area late Wednesday.
The Denton County Antique Tractor, Farm Equipment and Primitives Club will have its annual fall meeting and picnic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
AUBREY — Yellow Jersey looks like a champion as he performs in the arena. Muscles firm and thick, a sleek tan coat, a blond mane and a tail that flows with his graceful movements as he spins, slides forward, moves backward as if he were dancing to music only he can hear.
The Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a public reading of the U.S. Constitution at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse on the Square in Denton.
AUBREY — The Aubrey school district this week named Delore Jones interim principal for its Early Bird Learning Center. Jones will serve in the position through the first semester.
Steven Scher, assistant band director at Krum High School, was a ninth-grader at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, N.Y., on Long Island on Sept. 11, 2001. It was the fifth day of school and he was sitting in his second-period world history class. He said he remembers not paying attention that day, instead looking out the classroom window. Scher said the view was the airspace above New York City.