Active COVID-19 cases double in one week in Denton County

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/21 10:20A Mark Smith
Just this week, Denton County Public Health reported an increase of nearly 20,000 active COVID-19 cases as the Omicron variant surge continues. The number of active cases reported this week alone is...

Argyle ISD approves 2022-23 calendar

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/21 5:15A Mark Smith
During Tuesday s busy Argyle ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved the district s academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year. The new calendar is similar to the current one, with school starting on Aug. 15, 2022, and ending May 19,...

Denton police rule out suspects in school threats

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/20 1:27A Mark Smith
The Denton Police Department released more information Wednesday night about its investigation into the threats against Denton ISD high schools. At 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, someone called Denton Public Safety Communications demanding an evacuation of...

Missing Lewisville child found safe at school

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/19 6:19A Mark Smith
A 10-year-old Lewisville child who was reported missing on Tuesday was found safe when he got to school on Wednesday morning. Simon Lian was playing at a relative s house in Lewisville on Tuesday afternoon when he wandered away unnoticed,...

Denton ISD high schools on lockdown

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/19 4:50A Mark Smith
Guyer, Denton and Ryan high schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning as Denton police investigated unsubstantiated threats. Denton police learned of a threat Wednesday morning against Denton and Ryan high schools, according to a police...

Denton man in 30s dies of COVID-19; case count spiking

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/18 10:41A Mark Smith
As the Omicron variant wave of COVID-19 continues to surge through the area, Denton County Public Health reported Tuesday that a Denton man in his 30s has died of COVID-19. He is believed to be one of the youngest Denton County residents to die as...

Denton County approves $1.63M for local social service agencies

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/18 9:11A Mark Smith
The Denton County Commissioners Court recently approved more than $1.6 million in funding for eight social service agencies in the county to assist residents in need. The county used funds the county receives through a tobacco master settlement,...

United Way’s 10th annual gala passes $10M raised

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/18 7:37A Mark Smith
The 10th annual UNITED Tribute Gala this weekend raised over $230,000 for the United Way of Denton County, surpassing $10 million total over the event s 10 years. Friends and supporters of United Way...

Victim hospitalized after road rage shooting in Justin

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/18 5:30A Mark Smith
Two people were injured during a road rage shooting on Monday afternoon in Justin, according to the Justin Police Department. Police responded to the reported shooting about 4:30 p.m. at Justin Community Park, 420 Ovaletta Drive . One victim was...

Local election filing period begins Wednesday

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/17 10:25A Mark Smith
The filing period for local elections will begin Wednesday. Many candidates have already announced their intention to run, and while the official filing period doesn t begin until Wednesday, some local entities are already reporting some...

Girl Scout cookie season in full-swing with new flavor

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/17 7:08A Mark Smith
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas kicked off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season on Friday with a new flavor available alongside the classic favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. The new Adventurefuls are indulgent brownie-inspired cookies...

Denton County’s COVID-19 cases rising fast

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/14 10:57A Mark Smith
The Omicron variant surge is ripping through Denton County, as the active case count rose by about 6,000 in just one week, according to Denton County Public Health data. There are now 15,948 active cases confirmed in the county as of Friday,...

Man arrested in Highland Shores while fleeing disturbance

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/14 4:36A Mark Smith
Highland Village police on Thursday arrested a man accused of threatening a woman before trying to flee on foot. About 4:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on Crestwood Lane in the Highland Shores...

I-35W shut down due to vehicle fire

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/13 6:53A Mark Smith
Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-35W south of FM 407, which first responders shut down early Thursday afternoon because of a vehicle fire. Emergency units from the Flower Mound Fire Department...

Highland Village resident claims $16M jackpot

Cross Timbers Gazette Local News 1/13 3:30A Mark Smith
A Highland Village resident has claimed a $16.25 million estimated annualized jackpot prize for the Lotto Texas drawing held on Jan. 1. The winner elected to remain anonymous, according to a Texas Lottery news release on Wednesday. The winning...
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