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Insight Denton: A business next to our Lantana neighborhood plays music too loud. Can something be done?
Texas law gives cities some power to regulate noise, but Lantana isn't a city or within a city.
Insight Denton: Do I have to get a city permit for my film-making project?
Insight Denton: Can I make a criminal complaint directly to the Denton County grand jury?
Insight Denton: Why does Denton ISD have so many valedictorians?
Most high schools typically have one valedictorian and one salutatorian in every graduating class. Denton ISD had more than 30 from three high schools last year. That's because the district doesn't do tie-breakers when deciding who earns the top spots in the graduating class.
Insight Denton: Why do we elect judges under party labels?
Court judges are meant to be the most impartial and independent folks in the land, so it might be surprising to some when we see judicial candidates on our ballot labeled as Republican or Democrat. However, it has been that way in Texas for nearly 150 years.
Insight Denton: Can the city require a dead tree be removed from private property?
No. The city's property maintenance code has rules about low-hanging branches, but it stops short of requiring property owners to remove trees.
Insight Denton: Is the free parking lot at the Square becoming paid only?
Most parking lots downtown are private (and motorists risk being towed when they park there). But, in addition to free street parking, and the spaces in Williams Square, there are 788 other parking spaces in free public lots downtown.
Insight Denton: I received an offer from an air ambulance company. How do I let others know they would be my preferred provider?
In an emergency, you likely won’t be in a position to choose your provider, experts say.
Insight Denton: Can government officials include Bible verses in public memos?
Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree did it last month in a public press release, prompting a response from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national nonprofit that describes itself on its website as "an effective state/church watchdog and voice for free-thought".