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.
The Denton school district and many other local school districts and private schools will remain closed for a third day today because of inclement weather, including the University of North Texas. UNT had announced on Monday it would resume classes at noon today but at 9:45 a.m. this morning the university announced it would remain closed all day.
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.