Young filmmakers from the area didn’t bring home top honors from the first UIL film contest this week but they did produce work their communities can be proud of for years to come.
While Argyle football players worked their way through the fall season to the state championship, a team of young filmmakers was right by their side at practices, taking road trips across the state and sometimes working in freezing weather. Now the filmmakers are facing a championship of their own, of sorts.
The Argyle Parent Teacher Student Association is taking applications to award five $1,000 scholarships to Argyle High School graduating seniors who plan to continue their education by attending a college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2014.
State environmental officials this week approved a default order fining the owner of a Lewisville Fina Mart $12,856 in connection with six violations of state rules governing underground petroleum storage tanks.
Bing Burton, Denton County’s health director for the past 22 years, is retiring in June and county commissioners are looking for a replacement.
The Thai Drama-Dance Troupe is scheduled to perform at First Christian Church of Denton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Argyle United Methodist Church will begin the Easter season with a Holy Communion service on Maundy Thursday, at 7 p.m. April 17.
The Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo selected the rodeo queen and princess on Saturday, March 29.
The University of North Texas will observe Celebrating Global Citizens Month in April, and the observance is scheduled to kick off Tuesday with an international food fair.
Boy Scout Troop 192 members Matthew Hayden and Matthew Goodpaster, seniors at the Argyle High School, and Brandon Allison, a senior at Liberty Christian, each received their Eagle Scout awards at a Court of Honor ceremony on March 1 at the Argyle United Methodist Church.
A program called Project Healing Waters of North Texas, dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded military veterans through fly fishing, is about to celebrate its first anniversary.
Members of the Aubrey Historical Society will host the Aubrey Area History Harvest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and area residents are invited to bring letters, photographs and other artifacts and share information about the items’ historical significance.
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.
The 39th Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo will kick off Saturday at the North Texas Fairgrounds. The fair, which continues through March 29, will include more than 700 entries in various categories including breeding animals, market animals, tractor driving, public speaking and home economics from Denton County youths ages 8 to 18.
The town of Argyle is planning its Spring Community Event on Saturday, April 19 at Argyle High School, 191 U.S. Highway 377.
All three branches of the Denton Public Library have announced activities to help families stay busy during spring break.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture has scheduled a “Lunch ’n Learn” volunteer training and orientation session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.
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.
A Sanger-area child has become Denton County’s ninth flu-related death this season. The child, age unknown, had underlying health conditions and officials do not believe she had been vaccinated, according to Denton County Health Director Bing Burton.
Hilltop Elementary School Library will celebrate Read Across America week March 3-7 with the grand finale on Friday, March 7, when students and teachers dress up like characters from Dr. Seuss books, listen to guest speakers read during lunchtime, play book-related games during recess and eat green eggs and ham in the cafeteria.