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Construction raises concern

As cars narrowly pass by one another along FM2181 at any given time of day, construction couldn’t end soon enough, officials say. Wednesday morning’s latest accident at Blue Jay Drive and FM2181 is another reason to remind residents to be mindful of construction, Corinth police said.

Bartonville council sets special meeting tonight

The Bartonville Town Council has scheduled a special meeting for tonight to consider approval of an ordinance amending the comprehensive zoning ordinance by changing the zoning designation of a 4.7-acre tract of land where the Bartonville water tower stands half-completed, according to the meeting’s agenda posted on the town’s website.

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‘True fear’

A noose hangs from a gallows in the woods, twisting in the blowing Lake Dallas wind. Posted on a window at the Swisher Courts recreation center is a sign with two demons from Japanese folklore; each is an Oni, has two horns, skin-piercing teeth and blood flowing from its devilish grin.

Bartonville mayor to conduct informal meeting today

Bartonville Mayor Bill Sherer will conduct his next monthly informal meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Town Hall, according to a press release issue by the town. Residents are encouraged to attend for...

Argyle Town Council members reschedule meeting

The Argyle Town Council has postponed its meeting scheduled for tonight and rescheduled it for 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a press released issued by the town.

Man killed after Jeep rear-ended on toll road

A 26-year-old Flower Mound man was killed in a two-vehicle collision late Saturday on Sam Rayburn Tollway in The Colony.

Free flu clinic set for low-income residents

The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps is conducting a free flu clinic for low-income residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lewisville High School, 1098 W Main St.


Area water tower project still afloat

The case of the Bartonville water tower took a surprising turn at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting when council members voted 3-1 to approve a conditional use permit to allow an elevated water tank.

County briefed on Ebola

Denton County commissioners received some positive news on the Ebola front Tuesday. Matt Richardson, director of the Denton County Health Department, and Jody Gonzalez, emergency services director, made a joint presentation to commissioners about monitoring for the virus and preparations emergency officials have made in case anything happens.

Bartonville council OKs permit for water tower

The case of the Bartonville Water Tower took a surprising turn at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. Council members voted to approve a conditional use permit for an elevated water tank and related facilities on a 4.7-acre tract of land known as Lot 1, Block A of the Bartonville Water Supply Addition and a zoning change from residential to public/semi-public.

Public hearings planned on zoning issues

The Bartonville Town Council’s regular meeting today will include two public hearings to discuss and consider ordinances that would amend the comprehensive zoning ordinance and the town’s code of ordinances, according to a news release.

Police seek suspect in assaults

The Lewisville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man officers say could be linked to at least three assaults on women in the past two months.

Corinth launches new notification system

Corinth recently opted out of it’s contract with CodeRED — a mass emergency notification network — and will now use Notify Me, a feature that’s built in with the city’s website and maintenance company, CivicPlus, city officials said.

County to expand area government center

Denton County commissioners are using $2.6 million to address some growing pains at the Sandy Jacobs Government Center in Carrollton.

Les Cockrell: Patch Adams prescribes joy for events in Denton

Denton Community Health Clinic will play host to Patch Adams, the physician whose early career was the subject of a 1998 movie starring the late Robin Williams, for special events on Friday.

Argyle manager resigns

Some shakeups have been happening in the town of Argyle over the last month with the resignation of another town manager. The Town Council met Sept. 29 to approve former Town Manger Charles West’s resignation and settlement agreement and appoint Trent Petty as acting town manager, according to Kristi Gilbert, town secretary.

County notes center concerns

Denton city officials were back in front of the Denton County Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning to discuss the proposed hotel and convention center project.

Denton County prepares for disease

Denton County emergency officials say they are preparing in case the deadly Ebola virus is reported here. Jody Gonzalez, emergency management coordinator for the county, said staff members have been reviewing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since August.

Roanoke Fire Department sets open house today

The Roanoke Fire Department will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the city’s fire station, 201 Fairway Drive.

Police chief named president of association

Corinth Police Chief Debra Walthall was recently appointed president of the North Texas Police Chiefs Association.

DCTA budget passes muster

The 2015 budget for the Denton County Transportation Authority is in the books. Board members approved the $30.6 million operating budget to help fund projects for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Wednesday.

Les Cockrell: Aubrey’s fest will put peanut on a pedestal

“Keep Aubrey Nutty” is the theme of the 29th annual peanut festival planned on Saturday in downtown Aubrey.

Flower Mound to spray for West Nile

The town of Flower Mound has learned that two additional positive mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Man drowns in Lewisville Lake

A 30-year-old man drowned in Lewisville Lake on Friday night. Denton County Game Warden Stormy McCuistion said the man was swimming with several friends at Willow Grove Park when he went off a ledge in the lake and “never came back up.”

Flower Mound man arrested on murder charge

A 41-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with his estranged wife’s slaying, police said.

Man remains in critical condition

A 65-year-old man remains in critical condition after he was a victim of a shooting along Interstate 35E late Tuesday, police said.

Man testifies to jury

A Lewisville man who pleaded guilty to murdering his cousin testified before jurors Wednesday afternoon in a Denton County courtroom.

Denton County to spray in light of West Nile mosquito

A third West Nile virus positive pool, this one west of Sanger, has been discovered. Denton County Health Department officials announced another three-night bout of ground spraying for the area late Wednesday.

Corinth City Council approves 2014-15 budget

The Corinth City Council approved the city’s 2014-15 annual operating budget and program of services, totaling more than $32 million, during its meeting Thursday.

Man pleads guilty to murdering relative

A 58-year-old Lewisville man pleaded guilty to murder in a Denton County courtroom Tuesday morning.

County meeting heats up

Denton County commissioners got a bit chippy with each other Tuesday morning concerning the reappointment of Mike Nowels to the North Texas Tollway Authority board.

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Drive to change lives

Somewhere in the outskirts of Denton County, the Iron Guardians prepare for their next mission. Dressed in black leather “cuts” with faded patches of a skull emblazoned on a shield with two swords crossed behind it, the bikers look menacing, as if they belong in a "Sons of Anarchy" episode.

Rest of year could be rainy

It looks like it could be a wetter than normal fall and winter for North Texas, according to meteorologists who claim El Niño is brewing in the eastern Pacific.

Les Cockrell: Tractor revivalists to show antique implements

The Denton County Antique Tractor, Farm Equipment and Primitives Club will have its annual fall meeting and picnic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Flower Mound to spray areas for mosquitoes next week

Shady Shores calls public hearing on budget

The Shady Shores Town Council has called a special public hearing Saturday to consider an ordinance adopting the budget for fiscal year 2014-15.

Highway updates slated

35Express officials soon will go before Denton County business owners for another quarterly series of meetings related to the expansion of Interstate 35E.Each meeting, split into north, south and middle...

Les Cockrell: Benefit auction set this morning

A silent auction and a five-week grief support group are among upcoming events announced by VNA Ann’s Haven.

Local student wins $50,000 scholarship

Austin Sumlin, an 18-year-old from Lake Dallas, now has his choice of colleges thanks to a $50,000 scholarship.

Flu season prep work underway

Flu season is on the horizon and Denton County health officials are keeping an eye on vaccine supplies and finalizing plans for an awareness and prevention campaign.

Event drums up funds

More than 80 nonprofit agencies in Denton County will take part in Thursday’s North Texas Giving Day.

Les Cockrell: Mighty words to be read aloud for Constitution Day

The Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a public reading of the U.S. Constitution at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse on the Square in Denton.

Local schools commemorate Sept. 11

Steven Scher, assistant band director at Krum High School, was a ninth-grader at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, N.Y., on Long Island on Sept. 11, 2001. It was the fifth day of school and he was sitting in his second-period world history class. He said he remembers not paying attention that day, instead looking out the classroom window. Scher said the view was the airspace above New York City.

Denton ISD tax rate goes up 1 cent

The Denton school board approved a 1-cent increase to the district’s property tax rate on Tuesday. The tax rate for the 2014-15 fiscal year is $1.54 per $100 property valuation.

County details mosquito response

While Denton County has had a calm mosquito season so far, recent discoveries have prompted health officials to tweak response plans.


Sportsmen decry bill that would quash rule

Sporting groups representing anglers and hunters from across the country conducted a media teleconference Tuesday to discuss opposition to a proposed bill that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from establishing their proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.

One-car accident kills woman on I-35E

A woman died in a one-car accident Sunday night on Interstate 35E in Carrollton.

Corinth City Council OKs spraying

The Corinth City Council gave its approval during Thursday night’s meeting to have the city spray for mosquitoes following a West Nile positive test result.

Neighbors concerned about Justin complex

JUSTIN — Developers with Herman & Kittle Properties met with residents and city leaders at a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss a proposed income-based apartment complex.

Women sought in credit union robbery

Flower Mound Police and FBI officials are still on the hunt for two women involved in Saturday’s aggravated robbery of Qualtrust Credit Union in Flower Mound.