The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive will visit Golden Triangle Mall Friday through Sunday. Toy collection sites at the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service members and civilian volunteers will be posted at each mall entrance collecting toys and cash donations.
Just minutes after marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in below-freezing temperatures Thursday, Valeria Ibarra was tweeting out her thankfulness.
PONDER — History came to life Friday for students in Ponder. Students learned about dutch-oven cooking, the work of a 19th century farm wife, Buffalo Soldiers, mountain men, cattle rides and how ancestors may have hunted and gathered their food during a special Living History Day at Ponder High School.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has predicted a dramatic drop in North Texas ozone levels over the next three years, according to a preliminary model of air quality from now through 2018. But will it happen? The agency doesn’t have a good track record with predictions.
Two propositions in Krum were given a second chance Tuesday by voters, who decided to support nearly $2.8 million in tax bonds for a new fire station and a public works building. The proposition for the two items originally failed during the May election, after voters deadlocked in a tie at the polls.
KRUM — Since a proposition to issue bonds to build a new fire station and public works facility failed at the polls in May, Krum city officials have repeatedly expressed their views on the condition of the fire station and how it isn’t meeting the needs of the fire department.
Layne Wilkerson is known throughout Justin as a man who is passionate about his community — and fishing. Today, the 82-year-old will celebrate his 40th year of organizing the annual Justin Community Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the fire station, 310 N. Sealy Ave.
As the third day of early voting in the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election arrives, Denton County numbers have started out fairly positive at the polls. Elections Administrator Frank Phillips reported that 695 ballots were cast Monday and 742 on Tuesday.
While the practice of allowing constables and deputies to work off-duty jobs is an accepted one, Denton County Judge Mary Horn wants constables to stay within budget and to keep county vehicles in their assigned precincts. “It’s really very simple — just do your job, stay in budget [and] in your own precinct,” Horn said.
PONDER — Signs stating “It’s Coming,” “What’s coming” and “It’s a big surprise” posted on walls at Ponder Elementary School left children wondering what would soon be uncovered. Teasing the surprise, students were shown videos of hamsters running down the school hallway and leaning back in chairs reading.
Todd Price, a member of the Denton Rotary Club, recently was honored with the Cliff Dochterman Award, which recognizes Rotarians who act as role models and render service to the world Scouting movement, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.
Denton County has a lot of bridges that need a lot of work. A recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration lists thousands of North Texas bridges as needing repair, with a few hundred in Denton County listed in varied conditions.
A person was taken to a local hospital Saturday with non-life threatening injuries after an early-morning robbery in northwest Denton County.
Members of the Denton County Genealogical Society will hear a presentation by professional genealogist John Wylie on Thursday at Emily Fowler Central Library.
It’s been a tough week for breathers in North Texas, particularly in Denton County. Every day for more than a week now has been an “ozone action day.” Denton’s ozone monitor, once it was back online Aug. 30, quickly racked up some of the highest readings in the state, suggesting that progress in improving the region’s air quality has stalled.