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Yesteryear: September 2017
Daily there are caravans of wagons loaded with people entering Denton fleeing the drought of West Texas and looking for work in the cotton fields of the county.
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A demand exists for housing facilities to accommodate officers and their families who will soon activate Camp Howze at Gainesville, Denton officials were told Monday.
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McAdams, who has lived in Denton all her life, will be joined by two other classmates who are Denton residents, William "Mutt" Devereaux and Charlie Jones. D. L. and Gladys Stanfier Johnson, who were high school sweethearts at Fred Douglas and married after graduation, will come from Fort Worth for the reunion.
The green pastures between Fort Worth and Denton are set for massive development. “I think this area is just sitting on a time bomb,” said Gary Kirkland, Roanoke real estate agent. H. Ross Perot Jr. , son of the Dallas billionaire, has three major projects: a cargo airport, a freeway linking Roanoke and Haslet and a housing development planned for Pilot Knob Ranch near Denton.
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A record-shattering first day crowd jammed the Denton County Fairgrounds on Tuesday afternoon and night to the tune of 7,000 paid admissions, along with a big attendance of city and county school children that had free admission bringing the total to around 10,000 for the fair's first day.
In other business, the Argyle Telephone Company was given permission to place its lines along the public roads in the vicinity of Argyle and Justin; First National Bank was chosen as county depository, to pay a rate of 4 percent; ex-officio salaries were set for county officers; road overseers and election judges were selected; and the day for holding justice court in Precinct 5 at Bolivar was changed to the second Saturday of each month.
The practice causes pollution of creeks, creates a health and mosquito menace and makes the streams an eyesore rather than an attractive addition to the landscape, the mayor reminded. “Youngsters can help us, too, by not building play dams in the branches,” Preston added. “In clearing out the south branch of Pecan, workmen encountered four such dams — pretty stout structures built with rocks, mud and sticks.