County leaders sworn to serve

Plenty of heartfelt applause and laughter showered over newly sworn county officials during a brief ceremony New Year’s Day attended by family and friends.

Grieving family sues Apple Inc.

A Cross Roads family has filed suit against Apple Inc. in a California court, claiming that the company was negligent by allowing FaceTime video chat to be used by motorists while driving.

The Latest: DCTA route changes

Modifications to the Denton County Transportation Authority’s Connect bus routes, which serve Lewisville and Denton, are being held off until May.

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Nurses in right place at right time

The angels aren’t always on your shoulder. Sometimes they’re running right behind you. You could say that what happened to Kevin Franks was either a marvel of modern medicine or a tribute to good fortune. Some might even call it a miracle.


Christmas duty

SANGER —The day got a little merrier and brighter for law enforcement officials who worked the Christmas shift this year.

Memorial set for teen pinned by ATV

A memorial service for Tanner Cote, a 15-year-old Shady Shores boy who died Friday in an all-terrain vehicle accident, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dalton Funeral Home in Lewisville.

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Elderly woman hurt in fire

An elderly woman was hospitalized after a house fire in the 4000 block of Johnson Street in far south Denton. She was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton in stable condition Thursday night and was later transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Tillerson family is right at home in Denton County

To hear their neighbors tell, Rex and Renda Tillerson are nice, normal people. The family bought its Bartonville land and home before Rex Tillerson became chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil in 2006. Now President-elect Donald Trump has nominated him to serve as the next U.S. secretary of state. And his neighbors along Dove Creek Road are buzzing about how life might change in their rustic corner of Denton County.

Firefighters respond to 5-alarm fire near Hickory Creek

HICKORY CREEK — No injuries were reported Thursday following a fire at a large storage facility in an unincorporated area near Hickory Creek.Luxury Motor Coach & Boat Storage, which consists of 38 units, is at 853 Main St. Each unit in the facility is designed to hold recreational vehicles, boats and motor homes.

Coyote Drive-In in Lewisville to open Friday night

Coyote Drive-In will open its five-screen Lewisville theater on Friday night after almost two years of work on the project.

Wreck has southbound I-35W closed just south of FM1171

Southbound Interstate 35W is closed just south of exit 74 after an 18-wheeler drove over a guard rail shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, according Denton County Sheriff’s Office communications officer Felicity Frankland.

Three die in single-car crash Sunday night

Three people died Sunday night in a SUV rollover crash near East FM2449 and C Wolfe Road just outside of Ponder.

Precinct 2’s Ron Marchant on the mend

A face has been noticeably missing from weekly Denton County Commissioners Court meetings.

NCTC campus in Corinth on lockdown

North Central Texas College campus is currently on lockdown after a person was spotted in the area with a gun, according to a crime alert from the university. Authorities say no shots have been fired, and they are asking students on campus to remain sheltered.

County floats penny cut in tax rate

On Tuesday, Denton County commissioners will consider a recommended $266.1 million budget and a property tax rate reduced by more than 1 cent. But before they do, the public has its chance to offer feedback on the plan.


Cradle of care

CORINTH — The pews are long gone, the stained-glass windows have been replaced and a bulletin board covers up the baptistery. The bell-less steeple remains, but the inside of the red building is a bit chaotic with cardboard boxes strewn about and memories tucked away.

Body of swimmer found at Lewisville Lake

Authorities have recovered the body of a 35-year-old man who drowned in Lewisville Lake during a boat party Saturday night.

Oak Point and Lake Dallas fill out slates

The only remaining city council seats in Lake Dallas and Oak Point were decided during Saturday’s runoff election, with Megan Ray claiming Lake Dallas’ Place 1 seat and John Lusk winning a seat in Oak Point.

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Buffalo roams home

ARGYLE — Bullet the bison likes to spend her days rolling in the mud, lounging in the shade and walking around the house ... and through the door, and down the hallway. Her owner, Karen Schoeve, doesn’t mind.

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Election from First Dog’s eye view

Local teacher-turned-author Heather Patterson’s first book teaches young readers about the upcoming presidential election, as explained by the Obamas’ Portuguese water dog, Bo.

Death toll at 4 in crash on 377

Two cars involved in a fatal wrong-way crash on Saturday night were each carrying a mother and daughter. All four were killed, and Denton police were investigating what happened.


Driver found not at fault

No charges will be filed against the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed 15-year-old Arely Naffarratte Friday evening.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Follow along on money trail

You need look no further than the latest finance reports to know elections mean business in Denton County.The latest reports show how candidates have fattened their campaign war chests for the March 1...

Post Oak Drive bridge to close today

The Post Oak Drive bridge over Interstate 35E in Corinth will close at noon today, according to a news release issued by 35Express. The structure will remain closed for approximately nine months while it is demolished and reconstructed.


Lakes high as releases continue

Weeks after heavy rains, some roads in Denton County remain flooded as water is being released from Lewisville Lake and Ray Roberts Lake.

City: 3 a.m. incident led to firing

The city of Corinth issued a news release through its Dallas-based law firm on New Year’s Eve to clarify its acting city manager’s reasoning for leaving one Corinth police officer jobless.

Mathews drops lawsuit against city of Lake Dallas

Lake Dallas City Council member Julie Mathews dropped her lawsuit against the city of Lake Dallas on Dec. 21, nearly six months after she initially filed it in the 393rd Judicial District Court of Denton County.

Board takes up boundary changes

The Denton school board will decide on elementary attendance zones tonight that will affect 750 children attending schools in Denton ISD’s east and south regions.


Group offers haven for abuse survivors

FLOWER MOUND — Flower Mound resident Michelle Robinson runs Shelter From the Storm, a support group for sexually abused and assaulted women. “We don’t claim this is a counseling group or to have all the answers,” she said. “But giving real-life examples of how we dealt with our abuse is beneficial to women.”

Patrols step up on I-35E

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.

Council discusses Buc-ee's proposal

The Denton City Council discussed a proposed Buc-ee’s travel center in open session for the first time today, after meeting about the project for the past month in closed session under the alias “Project Cartoon.”


The Colony police offer advice on recording officers

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.

Discord roots in Flower Mound

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.

Denton County communities reporting damage

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.

School zone changes ahead

The opening of Bell Elementary School will have a ripple effect on elementary attendance boundaries in Denton ISD’s eastern and southern regions.

Lake Dallas man indicted on multiple charges

DALLAS — A Lake Dallas man was indicted Thursday on multiple felonies after police say he broke into the Frisco home of his ex-girlfriend and attacked her.

Rain continues to fall in North Texas

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.

Man’s body found under I-35E bridge

The body of an adult man was discovered this morning under the Lewisville Lake Bridge.

Early voting soon to begin

A state constitutional amendment election will be next month, but Denton County residents can get informed and cast their votes on the propositions starting next week.

Virtual view shows future of I-35E

Drivers in Denton County and north Dallas County are getting a glimpse into the future of a long-running construction project.

Area lakes, parks still feeling effects of flooding in spring

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.

Staff training shuts down town hall

Shady Shores Town Hall will be closed today and Friday for staff training. The mayor and city secretary will periodically read emails for residents who might need assistance.

Police: Man shot after apparent case of road rage

Lewisville police say one person was shot after an apparent case of road rage Wednesday afternoon, according to NBC5 reports.

Police warn of suspicious persons

Lewisville police are investigating two incidents involving suspicious activity after school recently.

Breaking news: I-35E southbound lanes closed at Post Oak

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.

Aune resigns position on Argyle ISD school board

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.

Ex-Lake Dallas teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

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.

Locals to have say on tax rate

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.


Dry spell could dry up

Wetter weather is on the horizon, at least according to the latest forecast, and that could end the third longest streak of consecutive days without rainfall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Curbs on methane expected

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.