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.
With the theme of “Living Green with Style,” the Denton County Master Gardener Association’s 2013 Spring Garden Tour will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
A woman killed by a wrong-way driver Saturday was identified as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Amy Lynne Morrow, 55, of Rhome was struck and killed by a wrong-way driver Saturday morning at about 6:20 a.m. on Interstate 35W near FM2449. She was traveling northbound on her way to work.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation recently presented grants of more than $25,000 to three Denton County recipients, according to a CoServ press release.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will host a program titled “Stars on the Prairie” and featuring Clyde Camp, a master naturalist and amateur astronomer, at 8:15 p.m. Friday.
The folks at Texas Cowboys Against Cancer recently reported that their fourth fundraiser to benefit people diagnosed with cancer resulted in record donations and ticket sales.
Early voting kicks off today in Denton County. Numerous races fill area ballots, giving people the opportunity to shape the development of their cities by voting on everything from city and school district leaders to propositions.
In response to a report of rabies found in an euthanized skunk, the city of Krum is planning a registration and rabies vaccination clinic.
A spring senior fitness assessment will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Denton’s C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road.
Officials with American Legion Post 71 have announced the selection of 41 high school juniors from the Denton area for Texas Boys State.
Denton County emergency personnel were ready to respond to the massive plant explosion in West on Wednesday night, relaying to state officials that the county was on standby and available if needed.
A program on mammals, hikes and a family “fish school” are among the activities available to area families this weekend at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.
JUSTIN — Pastor Shane LeJeune spent Wednesday afternoon preparing for the construction of his new church building, which is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. Friday. With a load of church pews packed into the back of his pickup, LeJeune said he’s doing all he can to ensure that construction goes as smoothly as possible.
Residents headed to social media pages to share and find news about friends and co-workers participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon that was interrupted by two bombs that exploded near the finish line. The Boston Marathon’s website listed seven participants from Denton and one each from Hickory Creek and Providence Village. There were a total of 42 registered participants from Denton County.
Members of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis will present their annual pancake supper and silent auction from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St.
KRUM — The Krum school district has a new superintendent after the school board voted unanimously this week to officially hire Cody Carroll. Since January, Carroll has served as the district’s interim superintendent. In just less than a year with the district, Carroll has moved up to its highest administrative position. He joined the Krum district as its assistant superintendent last July.
Denton County commissioners are throwing their support toward a developer with eyes on bringing yet another special district to Denton County.
Denton County Sheriff William Travis has recalled $115,500 in drug forfeiture money that his predecessor pledged to four area constables for in-car video systems, and that change has left at least one constable scrambling to better equip his deputies’ vehicles.
JUSTIN — City officials want Justin residents to submit ideas and suggestions for events that would make the city parks more enjoyable for the community throughout the year. Earlier this week, the city’s park and recreation committee e-mailed a survey asking residents for feedback on the kinds of events they would like to attend.
Local municipalities are discussing the best approaches to defend against the possibility that another West Nile virus outbreak may occur throughout the region this summer. In May 2012, Denton County reported its first human case of the virus of the year, which originated in the southern portion of an unincorporated part of the county. That was the first in a series of cases that led to the worst outbreak on record, according to county and state health data.
It took a couple weeks, but Denton County commissioners Tuesday decided on the firm that will handle the collection of delinquent court fines in the county. After hearing from Judge Beck Kerbow, who is the majority user of the collection services, commissioners voted 3-2 to have a one-year contract with an option for three years drawn up for the firm she has been using the past few years — McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen PC.
Denton County Sheriff William Travis presented his version of the “state of the union address” before Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning. The report, Travis said during a phone interview, was to present what had been going on within the Denton County Sheriff’s Office since he took over Jan. 1.
The 10th annual Edible Book Festival at the University of North Texas is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today and the event is free to those who want to enter a tasty creation or sample the entries, according to a news release from UNT.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $4,500 grant to the Lake Cities Storm Special Olympics Team.
Dallas-based Cunningham Architects has been selected to design and oversee construction of the next building project at Selwyn College Preparatory School. An estimated 50 students, alumni, parents and staff attended a meeting Tuesday where the announcement was made, and they had an opportunity to meet and question representatives of Cunningham Architects.
The Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo begins Monday and continues through Saturday with a schedule of events that includes a public speaking contest, a tractor driving competition and a pageant. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the youth fair and rodeo, which has grown from a two-day fair to a weeklong event at the North Texas State Fairgrounds.