Some county roads remained closed overnight Thursday after parts of the county saw more than 5 inches of rain, officials said.
Zebra mussels are here and they are not leaving anytime soon. There are state rules in place to stop the invasive species’ spread into more Texas lakes, but water providers still need to deal with the cost of the damage the creatures are already causing.
Krum city officials are still searching for a new police chief. Despite current Denton County Precinct 1 Constable Jesse Flores’ public statement last month that he had an offer from the city to be the next police chief, the City Council is continuing its search to lead the department.
An upcoming meeting will cover mental health services available in the area and how to access them. Denton County MHMR Center officials will offer an informational meeting for the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Denton’s North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.
An old-fashioned Fourth of July parade is being planned in Pilot Point, and entries and volunteers are needed, organizers said recently.
The Denton Public Library has scheduled a variety of programs designed to entertain and educate young people this summer.
Several incumbents in cities across Denton County were defeated in bids for re-election in elections that pushed voter turnout to levels not seen in recent years. Voters generally approved renewal of several sales tax proposals, however, in several towns across the area.
Gary Henderson, president and CEO of the United Way of Denton County, will be the guest speaker for today’s meeting of NAMI Denton County.
Sheriff William Travis was no-billed by a Denton County grand jury Thursday after being under investigation for more than a year by a Texas Ranger into allegations that he tried to bribe a political opponent and a former sheriff’s deputy while he was running for office.
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 Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo selected the rodeo queen and princess on Saturday, March 29.
Denton County Judge Mary Horn, County Commissioner Andy Eads and Krum residents cross the Plainview bridge after it was placed and dedicated Monday in Krum. The Plainview Bridge used to be located on Plainview Road in an unincorporated part of the Denton County just west of Krum. It failed a Texas Department of Transportation road and bridge inspection in 2007 and was replaced with a new safer bridge using federal, state and county funds. County officials partnered with the city of Krum to relocate the old bridge to the park. The city repainted the bridge and put a new deck on the surface and repaired the bridge so it would be open for pedestrian traffic. Eads said the bridge will serve as a link from the neighborhood across the bridge to a walking trail to the schools in Krum.