Denton County Newswire

Denton County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Denton County, TX.

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  1. Blotter: Police respond to group fight at complexRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... taken into custody recently after he was stopped for driving the wrong way down Hickory Street, police said. Denton County sheriff's dispatchers handled 915 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-two people were ...

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  2. Friday, September 4 CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Call 940-898-0747. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. Weekly local artists and farmers market. Visit dentonmarket.org. 2 to ...

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  3. Blotter: Fire displaces familyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... reported she thought someone tried to steal her vehicle when she was inside the library Tuesday afternoon. Denton County sheriff's dispatchers handled 872 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-six people were booked ...

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  4. Man Jailed For 17 Years Over Fake Disney ScamRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | LBC 97.3

    A man has been jailed for more than 17 years for conning investors out of more than $20m over a fake Walt Disney theme park and resort in North Texas. Thomas W Lucas Jr, of Plano, was ordered to pay $8.4m in restitution after he was convicted of seven counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to the FBI.

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  5. High water bills raise questions, concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    Judy Carmack of Corinth stands in front of her home with her water bill, which shows the month-to-month graph of water usage, on Wednesday in Corinth. City utility employees throughout Denton County have gotten a deluge of calls from people who said their August water bills have been abnormally high, sparking concern over whether technology is to blame.

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  6. King center moves forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... and is buffered from the neighborhood by a creek bed and trees. City staff also told the council that Denton County had expressed interest in purchasing the property. The city was getting the property appraised, according to Cabrales. County ...

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  7. Holiday fun options improveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    Randy Plemons, assistant chief deputy over operations for the Denton County Sheriff's Office, said the agency is prepared for the additional traffic and will be participating in Operation Safe Lake, an initiative the office carries out each major summer holiday to promote boat safety. So far this summer, the sheriff's office has conducted 32 safety inspections, issued two citations, assisted one boater and responded to one call for service on Ray Roberts Lake.

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  8. Texas farmers brace for new clean water ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    In the 65 years that Tommy Calvert has grown hay and raised cattle in Denton County, he's never applied for a federal permit. But with a new national clean water rule in effect, he's not sure if it's something he needs to think about.

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  9. Texas man gets 17 years in prison in fake Disney park scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme park in North Texas. Prosecutors say Lucas defrauded more than 280 investors out of about $20 million from 2006 to 2010.

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  10. DCTA Receives 2015 Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Mass Transit

    The Denton County Transportation Authority has received a Platinum Award for the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle designation for financial transparency. The Leadership Circle awards program recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency by opening their books to the public, providing clear and consistent pictures of spending, and sharing information in a user-friendly format that helps taxpayers understand how their dollars are spent.

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  11. Fake Disney park scam lands Texas man in prison for 17 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CBS News

    A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme park in North Texas. Prosecutors say Lucas defrauded more than 280 investors out of about $20 million from 2006 to 2010.

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  12. County approves penny tax decreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    "Thankfully, with the growth in the county, the growth in our tax base, we were able to not only give employee raises but do some adjustments in different categories that were below market," County Judge Mary Horn said. "That helps a lot to keep good people working in Denton County and essentially not being a training ground for them to go on to other places."

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  13. Blotter: Pursuit leaves police empty handedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... was causing an unknown type of disturbance, Hinojosa stated via email Tuesday afternoon. A K-9 unit and Denton County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to assist in the search, Hinojosa stated. He said they were advised by a third party about ...

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  14. Wednesday, September 2 CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... Argyle Al-Anon meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at Cross Timbers Community Church, 1119 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Denton County African American Cancer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation ...

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  15. Caterpillar Infestation Damages North Texas TreesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NBC Dallas

    ... Extension have identified a species of caterpillars that are infesting the trees through much of southern Denton County and into parts of Tarrant and Dallas counties. Dr. Michael Merchant said his team has found trees in bad shape from North ...

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  16. Blotter: Police searching for hit-and-run suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... roadway for at least 10 minutes before a passing motorist saw him and called 911 for help. A deputy with the Denton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched at 1 p.m. Saturday to make a report on the damages. Reports state the damage is more than ...

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  17. Carrie Fisher to headline Metrocare Services' benefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Dallas Morning News

    ... $2,000 givers include Laura K. Skalak, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Gaynell Watson and Lori Watson. Denton County MHMR Center will convene its third annual Race for Hope on the morning of Sept. 12 at South Lakes Park in Denton. The 5K race and ...

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  18. Michael Morris: The man behind the toll network California-izing TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Examiner.com

    ... gas taxes to build them - clearly double taxation. In Morris' statement, he explained both Highway 121 in Denton County and Highway 161 in Dallas County had been funded by TxDOT with gas taxes. Then Morris dropped the boom that TxDOT's minute order ...

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  19. Blotter: Vehicle thefts reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... she saw someone backing her vehicle out of the driveway while she was in her bedroom. A caller reported that a Denton County jailer uniform, a duty belt with handcuffs and a 40-caliber handgun with 26 rounds were stolen from a parked car about ...

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  20. Fight continues over whether to preserve in-person jail visitsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 30 | Dallas Morning News

    A battle over preserving in-person visitation at Texas' county jails has stretched into overtime, as lawmakers and state officials continue to haggle over how to handle counties - including Denton County - that have already ditched the practice. At issue is a bill by Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, to protect the face-to-face visits that have for years been the norm at county jails.

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