Drivers may want to slow down on Interstate 35E between Denton County and north Dallas. Police and state troopers say they have been increasing their presence in the 35Express construction zone that spans about 30 miles between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton and Interstate 635 in Dallas.
THE COLONY — Catching the police on camera in The Colony won’t get you ticketed, but you will get a card with advice on recording them.
FLOWER MOUND — It’s the kind of community that likes to think of itself as a place where everybody seems to know one another and you say hello to your neighbor at the grocery store. Lately, that’s been overshadowed by infighting on the Town Council — the grade-school kind where grudges aren’t let go of, fingers are pointed and people are called names.
By 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service had three reports of damage in Denton County: three light poles snapped in half at Ponder High School, roof damage to a mobile home in Krum, and a semi truck was overturned on Interstate 35E in Sanger.
The storms rolling through North Texas have plenty of moisture to feed off of through Saturday. A cold front pushing through North Texas figures to converge with rain from what could be a historic hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, says KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist Grant Johnston.
For months, volunteers have worked to fix them, but it could take years more before some areas around many North Texas lakes are repaired completely from record spring flooding.
Officials have closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 35E at Post Oak Drive in Corinth following a multi-vehicle accident. Officials say to expect the closures to last several hours.
Greg Aune, an Argyle ISD school board trustee, has resigned. Board members discussed in closed session whether to leave Aune’s position vacant, appoint someone to the seat or hold a special election to fill the position at Monday night’s school board meeting.
Early this afternoon a former Lake Dallas High School teacher was arrested by Corinth police on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student.
Denton County residents are invited to get a walk-through of the proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year. Tonight, commissioners will hold the first of two public meetings concerning the proposed tax rate that would see residents paying about a penny less on their tax rate.
Environmentalists and the oil and gas industry, longtime adversaries, expect new rules for reducing methane emissions to be proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the coming weeks. The question is whether the new rules could ultimately bring relief to polluted North Texas skies.
Julie Mathews will be returning to her take her place as a duly elected member of the Lake Dallas City Council.
Julie Mathews never considered herself a fighter.
A man arrested by Frisco police Thursday afternoon could be linked to the death of a Denton woman. The Colony Police Lt. Darren Brockway said Deon Kingston, 19, is “a person of interest” in the June 10 shooting death of Samira Siwakoti, 31.
Denton resident Allen Harrison saw two people standing on top of a car in Lewisville Lake. Then he got in the lake and swam. He and several passers-by were able to rescue the car’s driver and her son from inside the vehicle, bringing them safely to shore Saturday afternoon.
It’s Friday morning and Alicia Mathney calmly walks out the door with her two small girls on her hips. After getting them in the car, Mathney, a successful Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, slips into the front seat to begin a long day of running errands and dropping off orders. She checks herself in the rearview mirror to touch up her lipstick one last time before driving off.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth reported that the Mother’s Day tornado that struck southwest Denton was a category EF1, with wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph. The tornado touched down shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday near Hilltop Road and Country Club Road and ended just behind the Whataburger on Fort Worth Drive north of Interstate 35E, according to coordinates provided by the weather service.
Shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, word came from the governor’s office that Gov. Greg Abbott had signed a disaster declaration for Denton County as well as Bosque, Clay, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties. Additional counties may be added to the declaration that will be sent to Washington, D.C., as the weather situation continues to develop.
ARGYLE — Limited construction of Argyle ISD projects are expected to resume today. At a Monday meeting, the Argyle school board approved three motions related to construction halted earlier this month following the deaths of two workers in less than a week at the Argyle High School construction site.
RSVP: Serving Denton County will be the beneficiary of a Music Theatre of Denton’s fundraising performance of The Wedding Singer on Thursday, April 30, according to Diana Corona, RSVP executive director.
ARGYLE — The threat of rain Sunday morning didn’t keep North Texans away from the Argyle Community Concert to raise money for the families of two construction workers who were recently killed in two separate incidents at the Argyle Middle School and High School campus.
A 155 mm artillery shell prompted a code red alert to be issued to some county residents after midnight Friday.
Police said 23-year-old Adrian Quigley, a resident of The Colony, turned himself into authorities. He was wanted for capital murder.