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Burgess talks to tamer but dissatisfied crowd
FORT WORTH -- Weeks after his last town hall erupted with shouting, booing and hissing, Rep. Michael Burgess on Saturday drew a somewhat smaller and quieter -- yet still plenty angry -- crowd.
O'Rourke stops in Denton in bid to challenge to Cruz
Denton divided by Proposition 1
O’Rourke brings U.S. Senate bid to Denton
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said this week that some Democrats make him want to drink. On Saturday night at Backyard at Bell, a mob of Denton County Democrats opened tabs at the bar and gathered around U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who is gunning for Cruz's job in 2018.
State funding top issue for Krum, Ponder school board candidates
A state funding mechanism known as Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction, or ASATR, was established in 2006 to make sure certain school districts, such as Krum and Ponder, did not lose money.
Lake Dallas, Sanger school board races stack up
Four seats are contested in two local school board races as the May election inches closer. In Lake Dallas ISD, Blake Abbe will challenge incumbent Tim Hicks for his Place 6 spot, while current board President Lance Stacy runs unopposed for his Place 5 seat. Sanger ISD voters will see a busy ballot with a $26.7 million bond package proposal and six candidates running for three open board places.
Commissioners to consider new voter precincts
Denton County commissioners will consider boundary changes to county election and commissioners' precincts Tuesday. If approved the 21 new voter precincts would be added beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
More information for local voters this week
The Denton Chapter of the League of Women Voters has published its voters guide for the Denton City Council and Denton ISD school board elections. Two candidate forums scheduled this week.