The growing use of electronic cigarettes by minors is meeting with growing resistance in Denton County.
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.
Members of the Aubrey Historical Society will host the Aubrey Area History Harvest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and area residents are invited to bring letters, photographs and other artifacts and share information about the items’ historical significance.
Personal financial statements can offer clues to the financial interests of local officials and improve government transparency — that is, if more residents had a clue about how to find them. The little-known and rarely accessed statements contain potentially valuable disclosures from select public officials about their own property holdings, stocks and bonds, outside business interests or employment, even gifts granted to them during their public service.
The 39th Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo will kick off Saturday at the North Texas Fairgrounds. The fair, which continues through March 29, will include more than 700 entries in various categories including breeding animals, market animals, tractor driving, public speaking and home economics from Denton County youths ages 8 to 18.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture has scheduled a “Lunch ’n Learn” volunteer training and orientation session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.
The hotly contested primary race for state House District 64 in Denton County is among more than two dozen Republican state representative races drawing funding from a conservative political action committee challenging leadership in the GOP-run Texas House.
A Sanger-area child has become Denton County’s ninth flu-related death this season. The child, age unknown, had underlying health conditions and officials do not believe she had been vaccinated, according to Denton County Health Director Bing Burton.
The death penalty and leadership in office are at the forefront of a hotly contested Denton County district attorney’s race, with incumbent District Attorney Paul Johnson facing two challengers in his bid for re-election this year. Lantana attorney Karen Alexander and Denton attorney Henry “Hank” Paine are each hoping to unseat Johnson in the March 4 Republican primary election.
JUSTIN — Developers of two separate apartment projects vied for a vote of support from the Justin City Council during a Monday night meeting, but the council voted to support only the smaller development. Council members voted 4-1 in support of moving forward with negotiations with Bishop Gardens, but they took no action on the second and larger development, Villas at Justin.
For the first time since she ran for the office, Denton County Judge Mary Horn has challengers in her bid for another term. Corinth Mayor Paul Ruggiere and Highland Village attorney Sherman Swartz have thrown their hats into the ring to run for the county judge’s seat, creating a three-way battle for votes in the March 4 Republican primary election.
A Denton County sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital after being struck by a pickup while directing traffic Saturday evening for a rodeo near Krum.
It’s a few minutes past noon on a frigid Tuesday morning and only a handful of motorists are traveling along Hames Road in northeast Denton County. This region of the county just east of Aubrey and Pilot Point is known for its open pastures, quiet ranches and clear air, marred only by the occasional haze of dust kicked up by a tractor traveling the unpaved roads.