When Kaela Byrd entered the sixth grade at Denton ISD, she didn't have many options when it came to after-school activities. With her parents still at work, much of her time was spent on the couch in front of a TV.
House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday accused Senate budget writers of "cooking the books" and using an "Enron-esque" accounting gimmick to achieve their wish to spend more but not incur fiscal hard-liners' wrath by tapping state savings.
Two local political experts give a legislative update at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.
Critics call them disruptive, but members insist they’re just motivated citizens, clawing back their role in a representative democracy that derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.
Denton firefighters announced just one endorsement following a Denton City Council candidate forum Wednesday night: Gerard Hudspeth for District 1.
The city’s charter amendment committee talked frankly this week about a lack of trust between the community and its elected officials — and how to fix it.
Council member Kathleen Wazny has announced she will not seek a second term in District 3.
To hear their neighbors tell, Rex and Renda Tillerson are nice, normal people. The family bought its Bartonville land and home before Rex Tillerson became chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil in 2006. Now President-elect Donald Trump has nominated him to serve as the next U.S. secretary of state. And his neighbors along Dove Creek Road are buzzing about how life might change in their rustic corner of Denton County.
Police: Burglar removes AC unit to enter homeA woman called police after she came home about 7:20 p.m. Saturday and found her home in the 1000 block of Stuart Road had been broken into.
Denton County officials are proposing a $266.1 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year. Although the proposed budget expenses are $11.2 million above the current budget, the county’s property tax roll is expected to increase.
Rafael Cruz, father of former presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, Dianne Edmondson, retiring chairwoman of the Denton County Republican Party, and state Rep. Pat Fallon are among 10 Denton County Republicans selected last weekend as delegates or alternates to the GOP National Convention, set for July 17-22 in Cleveland.
Residents in Lake Dallas will vote for three new council members when casting ballots on Saturday.
April in Denton means bluebonnets, severe weather and the occasional political storm, too.
Mayor Chris Watts’ real estate portfolio has grown a bit since he was first elected two years ago.