CORINTH — Proposed changes in elementary school attendance zones drew questions but little opposition from parents this week at the first of two public hearings on the Denton school district proposals.
Meteorologists expect rain today to change to freezing rain by the time daytime workers and students are heading home. Whether the cold front that arrived Wednesday afternoon will be deep enough and cold enough to bring sleet is something they had less confidence in predicting, according to Tom Bradshaw of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive will visit Golden Triangle Mall Friday through Sunday. Toy collection sites at the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service members and civilian volunteers will be posted at each mall entrance collecting toys and cash donations.
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.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture has announced holiday programs including a Santa collection on display at Denton’s Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and seasonal music at both the Bayless-Selby House Museum and African American Museum.
The third annual “Coats for Kids” motorcycle ride is planned for Sunday, and the ride is free with the donation of a new coat, organizers said.
Argyle’s Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith reported recently that the Little Free Libraries are now restocked with a total of more than 125 books at the four Argyle locations — PointBank at 302 N. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle Town Hall at 308 Denton St., Edward Jones at 100 Country Club Road and The Real Estate Station at U.S. 377 and Dallas Street.
CORINTH — A consultant for the city of Farmer’s Branch has been selected as the sole finalist for the Corinth city manager’s job. Interim City Manager Jim Berzina said City Council members have selected Rick Chaffin, a former deputy city manager in McKinney, as their finalist for the position, pending contract agreements.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has predicted a dramatic drop in North Texas ozone levels over the next three years, according to a preliminary model of air quality from now through 2018. But will it happen? The agency doesn’t have a good track record with predictions.
The Argyle Station is a unique yogurt shop that recently opened at 500 N. U.S. Highway 377. Through the years the remodeled building with stone now covering the outside has been the commercial property for a number of businesses, but best remembered as the old Arco Service Station run by Ben Brown, often referred to as Ben Brown’s Arco Station.
Members of Women of Wisdom Denton held a breast cancer awareness march Oct. 26 followed by a rally at Fred Moore Park.
CORINTH — The Corinth City Council began interviewing candidates for city manager this week, and officials are hoping to make a decision in the coming days.
The University of North Texas Brass Band plans to honor veterans and their families with “A Veterans Day Salute” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
Argyle Intermediate School recently celebrated a successful Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug and alcohol prevention campaign in the nation. The drug prevention program is to inspire students and send a message they will always remember.
CORINTH — City officials in Corinth could possibly seek to regulate credit access, payday and title lending companies within city limits in the near future. And doing so would make Corinth the eighth city to adopt such an ordinance, according to a Texas Municipal League report.
Good Samaritan Society — Lake Forest Village recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Health Services of North Texas, according to a Good Samaritan Society press release.
Layne Wilkerson is known throughout Justin as a man who is passionate about his community — and fishing. Today, the 82-year-old will celebrate his 40th year of organizing the annual Justin Community Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the fire station, 310 N. Sealy Ave.
News of a 51-year-old Denton County pilot’s death saddened the aviation community. Keith Hibbett of Shady Shores and his 66-year-old passenger John Stephen Busby, were killed in a plane crash while flying a World War II-era P-51 Mustang known as the “Galveston Gal” Wednesday morning.