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16 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

Church won't be silent on HIV

A local church will make free HIV testing available during an afternoon program designed to boost understanding and awareness of the virus that can destroy a person's immune system, making them vulnerable to deadly infections.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Student Society, Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternities, University of North Texas, Dallas, TX

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

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University of Texas at Arlington biochemist Zacariah Hildenbrand takes a water sample from a well at a home on Amyx Ranch Drive near Ponder recently.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, Arlington, TX, Ponder, TX, Environmental Law, Law

Denton Record-Chronicle

Wildfire threat spurs training

Area fire department representatives practice Friday escaping a wildfire with an emergency fire shelter at the Denton County Emergency Management Building on Teasley Lane in Denton.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Denton, TX

Wise County Messenger Online

School enrollment holds steady

Wise County had its ups and downs the first few days of school this week, but as a rule most school districts' enrollment held steady compared to the end of school in May and the first day of school last August.Alvord ISD principals reported enrollment of 691 as of Thursday, down seven students from last year's 698.

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Related Topix: Wise County, TX, Education Etc.

Denton Record-Chronicle

Feral cats get some hope

Veterinary technicians Tess Hood and Ty Davis put a newly sterilized and vaccinated feral cat back into the trap in which it was brought to the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection on Sunset Drive in Denton on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Texas, Denton, TX, Aubrey, TX, Krum, TX, Pilot Point, TX

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

West Nile virus found in Denton

A mosquito trap came back positive for West Nile virus for the first time in Denton this year, officials said Friday.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Denton, TX, Texas, University of North Texas, Weather

Denton Record-Chronicle

Programs aim to keep Labor Day revelers safe

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be doing their part to keep people safe this Labor Day weekend, on the road and on the water.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Lewisville, TX, Denton, TX, Corinth, TX

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Jury delivers guilty verdict

Jurors found a 26-year-old Denton man guilty of aggravated assault and attempted capital murder Thursday at the Denton County Courts Building and sentenced him to 15 years in prison on each charge.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Denton, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

University of North Texas News Service

Tailgate in Mean Green style for Sept. 6 home game

As you prepare for the first Fall 2014 Mean Green home game Sept. 6 against SMU, plan to tailgate Mean Green style: Carpool.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink

Denton Record-Chronicle

Krum names new police chief

Terry Hargis has been serving as interim police chief for several months. And Monday night, Krum City Council members voted to officially hire him as Krum chief of police, according to city attorney Lance Vanzant.

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Related Topix: Krum, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Commissioners approve changes to lure job seekers

Denton County commissioners are making a few personnel moves in hopes of luring more law enforcement-related job seekers to Denton County.

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Courthouse News Service

Barred From Church, Defendant Sues Judge

A Texas judge is unconstitutionally banning a criminal defendant from attending religious services at his church as he awaits trial, the man claims in court.

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Denton Record-Chronicle

Just verdict' sought in trial

The trial for a man who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and attempted to kill a Denton police officer began this week at the Denton County Courts Building.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX

North Texas e-News

'Abbieville to Zion: the Communities & Places of Denton County'

Did you ever hear a long-time local mention a place that left you scratching your head; a place like Rabbit Ridge or Uncletown and wonder where the heck it could be? Denton County historian DJ Taylor often wondered about these places and others as he read the community reports in the early twentieth century area newspapers.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington, Roanoke, TX

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Dallas Morning News

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The founder of Geary, Porter & Donovan PC went before a jury in Denton County and won $309,000 for his client in a state property condemnation case.

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Related Topix: US Military, Sheppard Air Force Base, US Air Force, Wichita Falls, TX, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NBC Dallas

Number of Texas Parents Saying "No" to Vaccines Rising

As kids head back to school, NBC 5 Investigates found three times as many parents are saying "no" to vaccines compared to just seven years ago and in some parts of the metroplex, the rate is even higher.

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Related Topix: Texas, Family, Kids, Vaccinations, Health, Collin County, TX, Dallas, TX

NBC Dallas

Namesake Helps Open New Denton ISD School

Just in time for back-to-school, the Denton ISD is opening the doors at its 22nd elementary school, Dorothy Adkins Elementary.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX, Kids, Family

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Les Cockrell: DATCU to assemble junior board

DATCU is currently taking applications for the 2014-15 Junior Board of Directors, according to an announcement from the credit union.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX, Frisco, TX, Lewisville, TX

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Library fund limited

It looks more like a large, cramped office filled with too many books. Shelves upon shelves of them fill the room.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Ponder, TX, Plano, TX, Collin County, TX

Denton Record-Chronicle

Teachers get first-day jitters, too

The anxiousness young children get about the first day of school is no different from what some Denton teachers are experiencing.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX, Family, Kids, Life, Fruits, Food

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