An estimated 10,000 Denton County residents have filed appeals of their 2015 property tax appraisals, but officials said Monday they expect that group of unhappy taxpayers to be about the same size as last year.
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.
ARGYLE — The Argyle school board voted unanimously to retain a safety consultant and to suspend all construction work following the deaths of two workers in less than a week at an Argyle High School construction site. The two separate votes were taken during an emergency board meeting Tuesday.
Over the past couple of years, Sam Garza is one of a small number of Marcus alumni that went on to play professionally, among those being Zach Barnes, who played for DC United. Nevertheless, Garza stood out to his former coach. John Gall said he largely attributes the success Garza has found to an incredible work ethic, combined with his athletic ability.
State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, proposed House Bill 5 in the 83rd Legislature in February 2013 to help students explore their interests and career paths in high school, rather than after graduation. This year’s freshmen class is the first to be affected by the bill.
Trey Price is one of many Denton cyclists and runners eagerly waiting for the Denton County Transportation Authority to finish its rail trail project, which recently entered Phase 2 in Lewisville. When finished, the trail will allow users to ride or run between Denton and Lewisville alongside the A-train line, providing another travel and recreation alternative.
Denton Christian Preschool is offering a Valentine’s Day alternative for those who don’t want to give the typical gift such as a card or flowers.
One person is dead after a plane crashed in southern Argyle about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. Sgt. Lonny Haschel, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the body of a twin-engine Cessna 441 turbo prop plane was intact at the crash site between Stonecrest Road and U.S. Highway 377, just north of Meadowview Drive.
Garrett Wilhelm of Gainesville was on his way to visit his parents in Keller when he rear-ended a family of four along Interstate 35W on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The Christmas Eve accident killed 5-year-old Moriah Modisette of Cross Roads and seriously injured members of her family.
This year the Argyle Community Civic League Angel Tree served 106 children. The league sent out more than 850 Angel Tree tags for every child to receive two outfits, shoes and socks, pajamas and underwear, coats, hats and gloves and three Christmas wishes.
A former Lewisville Fire Department assistant chief was indicted Thursday by a Denton County grand jury.
Denton County Judge Mary Horn is gearing up for a familiar battle in the 84th Texas Legislature. Horn and fellow Commissioners Court members are hoping a proposed bill to lower the caps on annual increases in residential property appraisals and revenue will be defeated because they say it would limit the prerogatives of local elected officials to set tax rates, create budgets and deliver needed services to Denton County residents.