A naturalist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the water added to area lakes by last week’s heavy rainfall was nice but not enough to reopen docks that have been closed for a year.
Three Denton County school districts are trying to find new superintendents this summer as the school year rapidly approaches. Aubrey, Little Elm and Pilot Point are among 42 Texas school districts with superintendent vacancies, according to TexasISD.com. The website is a source of school news for educators.
A recent arrest could be the first of its kind for Aubrey, law enforcement officials said Saturday. Police charged Bruce Allen Trotter, 50, with possession or promotion of child pornography, a second-degree felony, on Thursday night and booked him into the Denton County Jail.
Zebra mussels are here and they are not leaving anytime soon. There are state rules in place to stop the invasive species’ spread into more Texas lakes, but water providers still need to deal with the cost of the damage the creatures are already causing.
An upcoming meeting will cover mental health services available in the area and how to access them. Denton County MHMR Center officials will offer an informational meeting for the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Denton’s North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.
An old-fashioned Fourth of July parade is being planned in Pilot Point, and entries and volunteers are needed, organizers said recently.
The Denton Public Library has scheduled a variety of programs designed to entertain and educate young people this summer.
David Harkin and Amanda DiMarsico look at a portion of the roof that blew off her barn and wrapped around the fence between their properties on FM455 east of Sanger after storms with high winds and heavy rain swept through Denton County early Monday morning. CoServ reported that 302 of its members near Ray Roberts Lake temporarily were without power following the storm, which dropped just under a half-inch of rain at Denton Enterprise Airport. The airport also recorded a top wind gust of 45 mph.
Several incumbents in cities across Denton County were defeated in bids for re-election in elections that pushed voter turnout to levels not seen in recent years. Voters generally approved renewal of several sales tax proposals, however, in several towns across the area.
Three incumbents are facing four challengers in their bids to hold onto their seats on the Oak Point Town Council. Voters in Oak Point also will decide on a proposition on the ballot on whether to reauthorize a sales tax of one-fourth of 1 percent for street repairs and maintenance.
Gary Henderson, president and CEO of the United Way of Denton County, will be the guest speaker for today’s meeting of NAMI Denton County.
Sheriff William Travis was no-billed by a Denton County grand jury Thursday after being under investigation for more than a year by a Texas Ranger into allegations that he tried to bribe a political opponent and a former sheriff’s deputy while he was running for office.
ROCHELLE, Ill. — A Sanger truck driver died in a fiery crash involving three semi-tractor-trailers Friday night on Interstate 39 in Ogle County, Illinois State Police said. Ralph W. Maness, 60, of Sanger, died at about 8 p.m. Friday after his truck rear-ended another semi driven by William M. Spearman, 41, of Chicago.