Two vie for seat on Northlake Town Council

Northlake Town Council member Rena Hardeman is facing challenger Mike McBride in her bid to keep her Place 2 seat in the May 10 election.

District 2 rivals vow to listen

A veteran campaigner and a political newcomer are vying for a Denton City Council seat that represents north- and east-side neighborhoods, as well as a few neighborhoods on the west side of central Denton.

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3 stake ground in city’s top race

A spirited race for Denton mayor has three veteran campaigners vying to differentiate themselves to voters.

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Bartonville election to fill mayor’s post, 2 other seats

BARTONVILLE — The races for the Bartonville Town Council in the May 10 election have shaped up to be among the most competitive among the smaller cities in Denton County, with six candidates vying for two council seats and the vacant mayor’s position.

Groups back Watts, others

Some local endorsements came through this week for mayoral candidate Chris Watts and other Denton City Council candidates in the May 10 election.

Denton ISD cancels school board elections

The Denton school district has formally canceled the May 10 school board elections since there are no contested races in the district.

Rivals’ views of city vary

Two veteran campaigners have lined up for the race for Place 5 on the Denton City Council, with current District 2 council member Dalton Gregory facing local businesswoman Hatice Salih.

Mayoral hopefuls field questions at forum

More than 150 residents from Robson Ranch and around the city turned out Wednesday night to hear the Denton mayoral candidates in a forum organized by the Robson Ranch Republican Club.

Voter forums being organized

An Austin-area businessman is organizing local voter forums in several Texas cities, in hopes that more people will register to vote in time for local elections.

Close to the vest

Personal financial statements can offer clues to the financial interests of local officials and improve government transparency — that is, if more residents had a clue about how to find them. The little-known and rarely accessed statements contain potentially valuable disclosures from select public officials about their own property holdings, stocks and bonds, outside business interests or employment, even gifts granted to them during their public service.

Personal Financial Statements: City of Denton

Explore this interactive summary of disclosures made for the 2012 calendar year, the most recent information available, by individual council members, the city manager and the city attorney, as required by state law, and the date each was filed. In each category, Y indicates disclosed items in the category, while N indicates none.

Personal Financial Statements: Judges and district attorney

Explore this interactive summary of disclosures and the date each was filed. Those running for re-election were required to file in January; those who were not have until April to update their disclosures.

Personal Financial Statements: Commissioners Court

Explore this interactive summary of disclosures and the date each was filed. Those running for re-election were required to file in January; those who were not have until April to update their disclosures.

Personal Financial Statements: Texas Legislature

Explore this interactive summary of disclosures and the date each was filed. Those running for re-election were required to file in January; those who were not have until April to update their disclosures.

Mitcham to request recount in race

It could cost him up to $15,900, but for his campaign and his own peace of mind, George Mitcham wants a recount.

Local ballots settle

Local ballots for the May 10 election are settling in after one area candidate withdrew from a race and no more candidates filed for Denton’s District 2 City Council seat, which had an extended deadline for filing.

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Horn holds fast; runoff in DA race

Denton County Judge Mary Horn fought off two challengers in Tuesday’s primary election to hold on to the Republican nomination for the county’s top job, but District Attorney Paul Johnson is headed to a runoff in his bid for another term, according to complete but unofficial returns.

Crownover fends off King

Incumbent state Rep. Myra Crownover fought off a challenge from the right, edging past opponent Read King in the Republican primary.

Runoffs needed in 2 JP races

Two contentious justice of the peace races in Denton County are headed to a runoff and an incumbent constable was defeated in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.

Burgess sails ahead of challengers

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess was headed to an easy victory over two political newcomers in his bid for re-election to the 26th Congressional District, capturing about 83 percent of the vote in incomplete returns in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

And here are the final results

With all 158 voting precincts tallied, some races revealed clear winners and at least one race that finished with a mere 39-vote difference.

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Election turnout steady

Voting was going smoothly across Denton County for the primary elections today, as the region avoided the nasty weather that created problems for elections in Central and South Texas.

Ballot set for May 10 races

As voters head to the polls today for local primary elections, the ballot has been set for the upcoming May 10 election for local cities and school districts.

Democratic Primary Polling Locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today on election day. Voters must cast their ballots in their precinct voting location. For more information, visit www.votedenton.com or call the Denton County elections administration office at 940-349-3200.

Republican Primary Polling Locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today on election day. Voters must cast their ballots in their precinct voting location. For more information, visit www.votedenton.com or call the Denton County elections administration office at 940-349-3200.

Ballots at the ready

After weeks of being inundated with debates, handshakes and campaign literature, voters will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in dozens of Republican and Democratic primary elections.

Some candidates face no challengers in Tuesday’s primaries

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More cast early ballots

More than 10,000 people had cast early primary election ballots as of Tuesday afternoon, and officials believe the turnout is fueled by the attention garnered by the multiple contested races and high-profile local and gubernatorial races.

PAC cash heats up District 64 race

The hotly contested primary race for state House District 64 in Denton County is among more than two dozen Republican state representative races drawing funding from a conservative political action committee challenging leadership in the GOP-run Texas House.

Precinct 6 JP race draws two contenders

Two newcomers are vying for the Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace position in the March 4 Republican primary election to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of incumbent Patty Larson.

Woodfork enters mayoral contest

A third candidate has decided to enter the race for the mayor’s seat in Denton. Donna Woodfork, 44, a radio host, will make her second try for the job after failing to grab enough votes in 2012. Woodfork says she’s confident of victory this time because she has a team of supporters that will help her promote her platform and help distribute information throughout the community.

Packed race for JP in Precinct 5

The announced retirement of Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Mike Bateman has created a six-person scramble in the March 4 primary election to be his replacement.

Denton County judge candidates square off

Candidates for Denton County judge made sure to make their answers, promises and verbal digs at each other count during a heated discussion Wednesday at the Denton County Republican Women’s Club forum.

Focus on freedom

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott brought his campaign for the governor’s office to Denton, urging a packed crowd of Republican faithful to turn out the vote “to keep Texas the reddest state in the United States of America.”

Early voting begins today

It’s time to dig out the voter registration card, gather up the photo ID and head to the polls.Early voting starts today and continues through Feb. 28 for the March 4 primary elections, with more than...

Burgess faces two newcomers in primary

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess faces two political newcomers in the race for the 26th Congressional District, which includes all of Denton County and some parts of Tarrant and Dallas counties.

Hammons challenges Flores for Precinct 1 post

The highly competitive Republican primary race for the Precinct 1 constable seat has both candidates taking jabs at the other in open debates and through their supporters. Incumbent Jesse Flores, 44, and challenger Johnny Hammons, 50, each say they are more qualified for the job than the other and are ready to fight for the seat in the March 4 primary. No Democrat has filed for the position.

Carroll, Salih file for council

Two former Denton City Council candidates are making a go of it again. Both longtime residents and local business owners, Brendan Carroll, 44, filed on Monday afternoon for Place 6, and Hatice Salih, 55, filed on Friday for Place 5.

Two running in Republican primary for county clerk

Two current employees in the county clerk’s office are looking to be the Republican voters’ choice to replace outgoing County Clerk Cynthia Mitchell in the upcoming primary election.

Two challenge Johnson for DA

The death penalty and leadership in office are at the forefront of a hotly contested Denton County district attorney’s race, with incumbent District Attorney Paul Johnson facing two challengers in his bid for re-election this year. Lantana attorney Karen Alexander and Denton attorney Henry “Hank” Paine are each hoping to unseat Johnson in the March 4 Republican primary election.

Two seek District 2 seat in Denton

Another candidate has filed to run for the City Council District 2 seat, making it a race for residents in far northern and eastern Denton neighborhoods, as well as a few neighborhoods on the west side of central Denton.

Cruz fires up crowd

GRAPEVINE — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz drew whoops, whistles and calls that he run for president Saturday night at the Denton County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner.

County judge faces competition for seat

For the first time since she ran for the office, Denton County Judge Mary Horn has challengers in her bid for another term. Corinth Mayor Paul Ruggiere and Highland Village attorney Sherman Swartz have thrown their hats into the ring to run for the county judge’s seat, creating a three-way battle for votes in the March 4 Republican primary election.

More candidate forums slated in coming weeks

Three more candidate forums are coming up in Denton County as the March 4 primary election gets closer.