The cities of Corinth, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores and Hickory Creek will unite again for a July Fourth celebration that will include a parade, fireworks and the Lake Cities Idol Challenge. The free celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a parade on July 4 at Lake Dallas’ City Park, 101 E. Hundley Drive.
Denton County Health Department officials are set to begin a new diabetes registry program. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved the job descriptions and rankings for three positions that are necessary to start the program and help county residents, officials said.
With rain projected through Wednesday, the mid-June forecast is finding some friends among farmers and ranchers alike. With an estimated half inch of rain Monday morning and more on the way, the extra moisture is replenishing crops and filling up a few stock tanks.
Live performances featuring the puppets from the award-winning television show Library Larry’s Big Day will be offered this week at two Denton Public Library branches.
A 4-year-old boy drowned Saturday night at a Lewisville apartment complex swimming pool, according to Lewisville police.
Denton resident C.J. Strayhorn was advised to retire by a doctor about two years ago because of a medical condition. At 70 years old and unprepared for retirement, Strayhorn and his wife watched as their $3,000-plus monthly income was slashed by more than half.
Three hikes and a Father’s Day Fish Fest are among the activities available for visitors to Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend.
Denton area legislators had mixed results during the 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature. Between them, they authored more than 230 bills and filed even more resolutions. Just 90 of those bills made it to the governor’s desk — with nearly half of those coming from Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.
A 17-year-old Carrollton high school student drowned near a boat slip at the Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville early Saturday morning. Jaquis Jones, a junior at Newman Smith High School, was partying with about 15 to 20 other students at Lewisville Lake celebrating the end of school, officials said.
Students in Lake Dallas have an incentive that allows them to finish the school year eight to 10 days before their peers in other districts. In the Lake Dallas school district’s Optional Flexible Year Program, students have a chance to end the school year early by meeting attendance and state assessment requirements.
Two Denton County high school seniors are no longer worried about how they’ll pay for college. Cadie Hanes, a Lake Dallas High School senior, and Cosmas Opara, a Ryan High School senior, learned a couple of months ago they were among 1,000 students across the country named 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will conduct a program titled “Stars on the Prairie” on Friday and a bird walk and nature walk on Saturday.
Area police and fire departments are looking forward to butting heads this Saturday for the 11th annual Battle of the Badges, benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County.
The Rev. John McLarty, founding pastor at Faith United Methodist Church, believes God provides people with different jobs. “It was not about me or any individual person; it is about what God does through us and what God will continue to do through the church in the future,” McLarty said.
The Denton County Transportation Authority will have a Food Truckin’ Tuesdays lunchtime event today at the Downtown Denton Transit Center. The event, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the center at 604 E. Hickory St., is the first of three monthly food truck events that DCTA has planned as part of a summer pilot program.
CORINTH — After surveying the license plates of customers shopping at a local grocery store, members of a marketing consulting team hired by the city of Corinth said they have discovered the city’s shopping reach. A city’s reach is determined by the distance shoppers from other cities will regularly travel, and officials plan to use their data to develop a marketing profile of the city.
Bartonville Police Chief Dave Howell said last week that his department is stepping up patrols on FM407 in response to an increase in accidents and warned residents to be alert for activity by a group known as the “Felony Lane Gang” that is believed to be responsible for several area vehicle break-ins.
Denton’s North Branch Library will offer a series of programs with hands-on activities combining science and literature for young people during the month of June.
ARGYLE — The Argyle Town Council agreed to give the town manager the green light to execute an undisclosed agreement with the two women who filed discrimination cases against the town in January.
Members of Denton’s Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol deployed to Oklahoma to help assess tornado damage.
Federal funds and Friday A-train service were on the agenda Thursday when Denton County Transportation Authority board members met for their regular monthly meeting. Members were briefed on money received from the government and how it is planned to be spent and continued conversation on Friday service, including nixing two late-night trains for earlier Saturday-morning trips.
The annual Dog Days of Denton, an event that celebrates dogs and their people, is planned for Friday and Saturday at the north end of Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St.
Zebra mussels are here to stay, officials say, and education is the key to controlling the growing problem. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are working with the North Texas Municipal Water District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to educate people on how to keep the invasive and destructive creatures from spreading from lake to lake throughout the state.
A car show sponsored by Lucy’s Moms on Main restaurant is planned in downtown Aubrey on Saturday, and visitors can also enjoy live music and food.
Preliminary reports from the Denton County Central Appraisal District show the county with a slight bump in tax value over last year. Residential property seems to be at the heart of what is a slightly more than 2 percent increase over 2012 preliminary numbers.
Shelby Kilpatrick, daughter of Scott and Susan Kilpatrick of Copper Canyon, was recently awarded the 2013 Tom Harpool Scholarship by the Denton County Master Gardener Association.
CORINTH — Homeowners affected by Corinth’s adoption of new and revised design standards have one year to voluntarily register any structures that don’t conform to the new code.
Visitors to Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend should find plenty to keep them entertained.
Staff members from the Denton County MHMR Center visited the Denton Square Thursday to display green ribbons and post a sign for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which was observed May 5-11.
OAK POINT — Residents have until today to submit an application to join a committee created to identify roads, parks and other services in neighborhoods around Oak Point that need improvements.