PACs inject $24,000 into city races

Two political action committees have spent a bit more than $24,000 between them to help Denton City Council incumbents stay in office.

Early voting

Early voting for the May 7 city and school elections begins today and continues through May 3. Voters can vote at any polling site during the early voting period. On May 7, voters must go to the voting location for their party’s precinct.

Hawkins responds to recall criticism

Three City Council seats are up for election on May 7, but the hottest item on the ballot is Joey Hawkins’ recall.

Controversial flier stirs concerns

A slick, four-color political mailer landed in the mailboxes of many Denton voters over the weekend asking whether they knew who was really behind the curtain of local politics.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Hopefuls weather hail of queries

April in Denton means bluebonnets, severe weather and the occasional political storm, too.

Personal city financial statements submitted

Mayor Chris Watts’ real estate portfolio has grown a bit since he was first elected two years ago.

City of Denton Mayor, Council Candidates Finance Reports

Coffers deeper for incumbents

Denton City Council incumbents lead the pack in campaign fundraising for the May 7 election.

Place 5 rivals vow to listen

Perhaps it’s the character of Denton’s north- and east-side neighborhoods that produces such stalwart public servants for Place 5 on the City Council.

Business at heart of Place 6 race

For more than a decade now, a prominent local business leader has held the Place 6 seat on the Denton City Council.

Likely voters fill City Hall at candidate forum

Voter interest in Denton’s upcoming election isn’t waning, if attendance at yet another City Council candidate forum is any indication.

Burgess: Athletes should skip Olympics due to Zika

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess urged American athletes Friday to skip the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of concerns over the Zika virus.

Two seats up for grabs on Aubrey board

Aubrey ISD will host an election this May for two seats on the school board, but all applicants agree sthe hiring of a new superintendent will be first up on the agenda if elected.


Hopefuls questioned on recent campaign stop

Many candidates for local, state and federal office added a campaign stop at the University of North Texas on Thursday night, speaking to about two dozen members of the Mean Green chapter of League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC.


City Council member Greg Johnson named in lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in a Denton County district court alleges Denton City Council member Greg Johnson and several business associates sold a problem-riddled property to a Collin County investor last year.

Forum at Robson nets big turnout as Denton City Council hopefuls mull ethics ordinance

This year’s streak of well-attended candidate forums continued Wednesday night as Denton City Council hopefuls took questions from residents of Robson Ranch retirement community.

Growth top of mind as Argyle ISD vote nears

In the midst of staggering growth and the construction of a new middle school, the Argyle ISD school board will get some new members this election season. Five candidates will vie for two at-large seats on the board.

Firefighters endorse Watts, Johnson

Denton firefighters endorsed two incumbents seeking re-election this spring: Mayor Chris Watts and Place 6 council member Greg Johnson.

Libertarian, Green parties field hopefuls

The Libertarian and Green parties have announced their candidates running for offices this November in Denton County and for state and congressional seats representing the county.

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Local ballots take shape for May 7

Voters have more choices to make May 7, when area schools, cities and special districts have elections for officeholders and propositions.


Murphree likely next sheriff

It appears local law enforcement got their man. As each ballot box arrived Tuesday night, Tracy Murphree widened his lead over the incumbent, Will Travis, for the Republican nomination for Denton County sheriff.


Lingering lines keep poll sites open late

Long lines at polling stations stretched well into Tuesday night and returns trickled into the county elections office as a result.

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King, Stucky in runoff for House

There’s one more election to go on the Republican ballot for Texas House District 64.Lynn Stucky and Read King will square off again in a runoff May 24 to decide which of them gets a chance to replace...

Republican Primary Results

Democratic Primary Results

County yields few surprises

With voters standing in line past the 7 p.m. cutoff time, primaries in Denton County wrapped up with precincts reporting few surprises and many familiar faces.

Hendrickson leads Sayre for GOP chair

Lisa Hendrickson led Kelly Sayre on Tuesday night in the race to replace Dianne Edmondson as the Denton County Republican Party chairwoman.


Coleman fends off challenge

Hugh Coleman won the Republican nomination for Denton County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 after beating his only opponent, Brett Larson of Frisco, on Tuesday.


Busy day at polls expected

Friday was a busy day for polling stations in Denton County. More than a quarter of voters who cast their primary ballots early waited until the last day of the 11-day early voting period, according to the county elections office.

Republican Primary Polling Sites

Democratic Primary Polling Sites


Race relations scrutinized

The Denton chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Denton County chapter of the NAACP hosted a two-hour candidate forum Saturday at the Central Fire Station on Hickory Street, where those running for state and county offices highlighted what their priorities will be if elected.

Fallon, Trubenbach highlight differences

More vocational programs in schools, support of the Second Amendment and term limits are just some of the issues the candidates in the race for Texas House of Representatives District 106 mostly agree on. However, they have differing views on several issues.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: GOP races see huge levels of spending

It’s like Election Day 2014 all over again. Except it’s not November yet.

Greco, Flanagan look to address education if elected

Connor Flanagan and Paul Greco, both seeking the Democratic nomination for state representative in District 64, said they want to address education, the cost of college, local control of government and alternative energy sources if chosen to run against the Republican candidate in November.

Voting info: Republican Party

Voting info: Democratic Party

Campaign Finance Reports

Burgess faces two GOP challengers

Two Republicans are challenging 13-year incumbent Michael Burgess for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing most of Denton County and parts of Tarrant and Dallas counties.

Stucky not suspended

Lynn Stucky, one of three Republican candidates for state House District 64, has never had his veterinary license suspended in his 32 years of practice, according to records from the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Veterinarian faced sanctions from state board

Lynn Stucky, one of three Republican candidates for state House District 64, was placed on probation for most of 2011 after the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners found he was giving out medication without knowing the patients.

DRC file photo

Rivals seek to lead GOP into future

Republicans rule the political roost in Denton County. In fact, the county GOP sees itself as a driving force in the nationwide election machine.


More voting early so far

In the first four days of early voting — Tuesday through Friday — 14,661 Denton County residents cast ballots in either the Republican or Democratic primary, according to county election officials.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Candidates in county races up fundraising

Candidates in 11 contested Denton County political races stepped up their game in January, raising about $200,000 and loaning themselves another $654,000 for the upcoming primaries.

Similar qualities, different approaches: Coleman, Larson running for GOP nomination

The two candidates running for the Republican nomination to the Denton County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 seat both have experience listening to the needs of residents throughout the county.

Travis leaning on famous name in bid

Denton County’s sheriff is making the most of his famous name in his first bid for re-election. His full name — William Barrett Travis — will appear on the March 1 Republican Party primary ballot.

Early voting sites

Early voting for the March 1 Republican and Democratic primaries begins Tuesday and continues through Feb. 26.


Dems debate in local forum

Infrastructure, the environment, health care, education and House Bill 40 all were up for discussion during Tuesday’s state House District 64 debate, giving two very different Democratic candidates a chance to state their case to constituents.

Debate set tonight for Democratic candidates

Community blog We Denton Do It will host Democratic candidates running for the Texas House District 64 seat in a debate at 6:30 p.m. today at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Sandy Swan will moderate the forum.