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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Blotter: Corinth bank robbed, suspect at large
Police have not yet filed a report on the matter, Gregg said. They are actively investigating the robbery, he said. He said there will be more details sometime Thursday.
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.
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
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.
Denton mulls change to policies that affect LGBTQ community
If there is such a thing as municipal flair, Denton has collected a lot for itself: a Monarch City (the first in Texas), a Tree City (for 27 years), a Bee City, a solar-, music- and film-friendly city and more.To get the designations, the city staff put various policies and procedures against standa
Denton County to search for new inmate video visitation provider
The conversation from county officials about inmate visitation continues to center around the cost to Denton County. That showed on Tuesday, when Denton County commissioners approved for county officials to begin theirsearch for a new video visitation providerduring its weekly meeting.Denton County
Denton doughnut shop makes mornings for local vegans a little brighter
Emily Summitt first had the idea to open a doughnut shop 10 years ago.Summitt was teaching English as a second language to adults for the Denton school district, and one of her students told her selling breakfast confections was an easy and safe way to make money. Summitt had never owned her own bus
Denton doctor faces possible disciplinary action from Texas Medical Board
On July 27, the board filed with the court, saying that Wolski failed to meet standards of care with the three patients. The violations of board rules included prescribing addictive painkillers, not keeping adequate medical records, and unprofessional conduct.
Construction Delays Coming for Major Denton Road Project
The project, part of the widening of I-35E through Denton, was initially scheduled to be done by the end of the year.
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.
Video of autistic Denton 10-year-old being handcuffed by police released by parents
The parents of the student, Emily and Robert Brown, have said that their child suffered “severe bruising” on his head, wrists, back and knees as a result of the incident.
Video shows Texas school resource officer handcuffing autistic child
“You’re flooded with so many different emotions. Anger, hurt and just lonesomeness,” the boy’s mother, Emily Brown, told KTVT.
Isolated tornadoes possible along western parts of North Texas
The storms, which continued moving northeast into Grayson County, carried risks of 50-60 mph winds, localized flooding and even the possibility of isolated tornadoes. The showers and storms were expected to continue through sunset.
Blotter: Dad threatens to beat son with police-style baton
During a father-son Sunday morning feud, a 57-year-old man threatened to beat his 26-year-old son with a police-style Smith & Wesson collapsible baton, according to a police report.Police did not say what the men were fighting about, but they did document the threat as well as damaged property throu