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Cocaine, drug paraphernalia found in man's room at Denton senior facility
During one of these checks, the employee found powder concealed in a pill bottle, a razor blade with powder residue and drinking straws cut at an angle and "believed to be used to snort the cocaine," police said.
Blotter: Cocaine found in man’s nursing home room
A police field test determined that a white, powdery substance found in a 68-year-old man’s room in the Brookdale Senior Living center was cocaine, according to a police report.A staff member at the Brookdale South center in the 2000 block of Lillian Miller Parkway called Denton police about 10 a.m.
Deep-frying time again: State Fair announces finalists for Big Tex Choice Awards
Cotton candy, tacos and funnel cakes are the kind of concessions you might find at a lot of outdoor events, but leave it to the creative entrants to the State Fair of Texas’ 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards to mash two of them up and deep-fry just about everything.Early Wednesday, the Fair announce
Blotter: Pediatric doctor's office burglarized
Nuby Pediatrics, a family doctor’s office located in the 1100 block of North Elm Street, had one of its windows shattered and some of its property from inside stolen early Wednesday morning, according to a police report.Authorities responded to an alarm ringing from the building at around 1 a.m. The
Woman stabbed ex-boyfriend's sister, threatened his family after breakup, authorities say
Rontia Tiara King, 19, was arrested Sunday after leading Parker County deputies on a brief chase,theFort Worth Star-Telegramreported.
Murder trial to start for Texas officer who shot teen in car
FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office in Weatherford, Texas, shows Roy Oliver. The murder trial is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, for Oliver, a former Balch... more
Here's where to find Little Free Libraries in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake | Community Impact Newspaper
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that aims to increase book access to readers through a “take a book, leave a book” free exchange.LFLs usually take the shape of mailboxes or birdhouses and are often placed in areas with high foot traffic.The LFL mission is to inspire a love of reading
Denton family of special needs child wants third-party probe after body camera footage surfaces
A Denton family said they want a third-party investigation into the actions of Denton ISD employees after body camera footage surfaced of their child, who has autism, being restrained with handcuffs.Robert and Emily Brown recently released body camera footage from an April incident at Alexander Elem
Strangers Help Raise $10,000 To Help Legally Blind Teen See Again
“It hasn’t fully sunk in yet, because it’s just… It’s kind of a miracle,” Shea said.
Denton clinic receives federal health grant
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday $5.9 million in grants to 72 Texas health centers, including $85,398 to Health Services of North Texas.
Boy hits elderly grandmother near Denton Petco, police say
Police say the boy left a “half-dollar sized” mark on the 70-year-old woman's forehead. Afterward, the boy picked up a nearby piece of metal, and he threw it at the woman’s car, according to the report. As police arrived, they noted the boy was picking up another piece of metal.
Railroad employee who died after being pinned under rail car wheel identified
Updated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday:Revised to include the identity of the employee.A railroad employee died after being pinned under a rail car's wheel early Monday in South Dallas, officials said.Dallas police and Union Pacific Railroad police responded to the 600 block of Corinth Street about 1 a.m.
No Denton County failures in new district rating system, but schools still aren't happy
The Texas Education Agency released its 2018 accountability ratings on Wednesday, launching a new system that gives public school districts and charter school networks a letter grade based on performance in three categories: student achievement, school progress and closing gaps between different dem
Legally blind Texas teen gets $10K glasses that let her see
Shea Busby has been diagnosed with Stargardt, a rare disease that caused part of her retina to deteriorate. It's estimated to affect about one in every 10,000 people.
District admins weigh in on accountability ratings
Districts are scored based on student performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness standardized test, student improvement on the test, closing the learning gaps among typically disadvantaged student groups and college or career readiness, among other factors.
Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials
Kayla Leal, who finished 54th at state in 2017, was fourth with a 13:10. Freshman Grace Lowery was second with a 12:54.
True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero
SURVIVOR – Lost Battalion member and Texas National Guardsman Rufus Choate, 95, was recognized at the 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion, Friday at the Decatur Conference Center. He is one of four surviving Lost Battalion members and was the only one able to attend the reunion last weekend. Messenger photo
SH 26 widening project in Colleyville advances to Phase 3 ahead of schedule | Community Impact Newspaper
Construction crews have started the third phase of the SH 26 widening project in Colleyville months ahead of schedule.In July Texas Department of Transportation crews shifted traffic to its new pattern for Phase 3 to work on the east side of SH 26. Upon completion of this eight-month-long phase, cre
Texas releasing school district performance grades Wednesday
The Texas Education Agency will release its first letter grade accountability ratings. Each district will get a rating of A, B, C, D or F.
Officials end Denton County burn ban
Denton County officials ended the county-wide burn ban Wednesday morning. County Judge Mary Horn signed off on the burn ban's end. It had been in effect since early July.Jody Gonzalez, who is the county fire marshal and emergency management coordinator, said the rainfall over the weekend and into th