In October 1862, a local militia in Cooke County hunted down and arrested 150 farmers suspected of being Unionists, Indian sympathizers or abolitionists living among residents of a Confederate North Texas.
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.
Sporting groups representing anglers and hunters from across the country conducted a media teleconference Tuesday to discuss opposition to a proposed bill that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from establishing their proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.
Even with a near $15 million increase in the budget, Denton County residents will be paying a bit less in taxes for the 2015 fiscal year. The long, grueling annual budget process ended Tuesday when county commissioners voted to approve the proposed $238.9 million budget for the upcoming year, which includes the slightly lower tax rate of 27.2 cents per $100 valuation.
Post 2205 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary have announced the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests.
A one-vehicle accident in Sanger on Tuesday night left two dead and two hospitalized, officials said. Sgt. Lonny Haschel, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the accident occurred at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday when a 2005 Nissan Altima, driven by 21-year-old Steven Wilkerson of Sanger, was traveling west on View Road at a high rate of speed.
Monday brought a couple of firsts for fourth-grader Samantha Raney. It was her first day at a brand new school and in a new district. The Adkins Elementary School student transferred from Lewisville ISD. She said she felt edgy and nervous being at a new school.
Paper records are finally on their way out of Denton County health services. A new $95,000 records management system approved by county commissioners will consolidate records for easy access by all health services departments, including that of the jail, and help keep the county in state compliance.
Denton Quilt Guild members are now booking showings of the group’s 2014 raffle quilt, which will be sold to help fund community outreach and educational programs.This year’s quilt is titled Primavera and...
Some county roads remained closed overnight Thursday after parts of the county saw more than 5 inches of rain, officials said.