BARTONVILLE — The Town Council will proceed without a mayor for a few months until residents vote to fill the vacancy during the May elections. But a new council member, Norma Harrington, has been appointed to fill the unexpired Place 2 position that had been held by Mayor Pro Tem James Farrell.
Today, voters must vote at the location assigned to their precinct. If you do not know your precinct number, visit www.votedenton.com or call the county elections office at 940-349-3200. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here are Denton County’s polling locations for today, listed by precinct.
As the third day of early voting in the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election arrives, Denton County numbers have started out fairly positive at the polls. Elections Administrator Frank Phillips reported that 695 ballots were cast Monday and 742 on Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation, but Democrats vowed Saturday to fight both in the courts and the ballot box as they used the measure to rally their supporters.
SAN ANTONIO — Let the Texas-size political shake-up begin. With Rick Perry stepping aside after more than a decade as governor, a host of statewide candidates can finally try to move up. And the governor freed himself to focus on another possible run for president.
Election hopefuls in Denton County are getting an early jump on the campaign trail. A number of men and women have publicly announced their intentions to run for office in the 2014 elections — an action that some say is a necessity for voters to get to know them if they have any hope of challenging incumbents.
Denton area legislators had mixed results during the 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature. Between them, they authored more than 230 bills and filed even more resolutions. Just 90 of those bills made it to the governor’s desk — with nearly half of those coming from Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.
Voters re-elected three incumbents to the Denton school board Saturday. Trustees Glenna Harris in Place 3, Mia Price in Place 4 and Charles Stafford in Place 5 will retain their seats on the seven-member board after each receiving more than two-thirds of the votes in their respective races.
Denton County voters had only trickled into the polls when early voting ended Tuesday. As of Tuesday afternoon, a little more than 7,500 of the county’s estimated 380,000 voters had cast ballots for local elections since April 29.
Denton County’s early voting turnout has been slower than the coming of spring. County elections administrator Frank Phillips said that as of noon Saturday, a little more than 4,500 of the county’s estimated 380,000 registered voters had cast ballots since Monday in local elections.
Early voting kicks off today in Denton County. Numerous races fill area ballots, giving people the opportunity to shape the development of their cities by voting on everything from city and school district leaders to propositions.
Denton school board candidates shared their views on the STAAR test, school finance and budget cuts at election forums this week.
CORINTH — The election in Corinth places City Council member Bruce Hanson and newcomer Mike Amason against each other in a race for the Place 5 seat. Both candidates have similar goals that call for the city to prepare for growth and connect with and listen to its residents.
Neither Phil Kregel nor Joey Hawkins is new to the political scene, but neither has ever held elected office either. Now, they are squaring off for the District 4 seat on the Denton City Council. Both hope to replace outgoing council member Chris Watts, who is leaving in May.
By the time the audience finished trickling in, more than 50 people — including some present and former City Council members — listened to current council hopefuls in a forum organized by the Denton Neighborhood Alliance at City Hall Thursday night.
A small forum for both school and city candidates at Robson Ranch this week underscored the diversity of constituents in Denton’s far-flung District 3, as well as their wide-ranging interests, from students who live on or near the University of North Texas campus and the older adults at Robson Ranch to residents in some of the city’s most established neighborhoods.
Denton County Sheriff William Travis presented his version of the “state of the union address” before Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning. The report, Travis said during a phone interview, was to present what had been going on within the Denton County Sheriff’s Office since he took over Jan. 1.
Denton City Council candidates differentiated themselves on a couple of key topics during the first forum of the season, conducted this week by the Denia Area Community Group. Former City Council member Linnie McAdams served as moderator Monday night, rounding up questions from the audience that ranged from topics in the headlines to those bandied about the water cooler. The candidates’ answers in both types of topics allowed some of the sharpest differences to emerge among them.
Congressman Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, can make quick work counting how many times Texas’ congressional delegation has spent time with the president since Barack Obama was first elected. And that includes Wednesday’s closed-door session the Texas delegation had with President Obama on the budget, immigration and gun control.