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16 min ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

VIDEO Denton County sheriff explains why he's opposed to legal marijuana

It's still illegal at the federal level, but in the past few years we've seen several states legalize medicinal marijuana and Washington and Colorado legalize it for recreational use.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

3 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

County closes roads due to morning rain

Dark clouds loom over the TWU skyline early Thursday morning after heavy rains fell on the northern side of Denton during the overnight hours July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX, Weather, Sanger, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Flower Mound cancer rates up

Breast cancer rates in Flower Mound are 22 percent higher than expected, according to a new report from the Texas Department of State Health Services released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Flower Mound, TX, Texas, Leukemia, Health, Fort Worth, TX

NBC Dallas

TXDOT Warns Drivers of 35W Weekend Closure

TXDOT plans to shut down the main lanes of the highway all weekend, from Friday night until as late as early Monday morning.

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Denton Record-Chronicle

Blotter: Two arrested after car stopped for erratic driving

Denton police stopped a vehicle in the 2400 block of Wildwood Lane on Monday night after officers observed the car swerving on the road with a missing headlight.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX, Drugs

Denton Record-Chronicle

County selects firm for preservation plan

Austin-based Hardy-Heck-Moore Inc. was selected as the most qualified firm to help guide the development of a countywide preservation plan, which will include a survey of historical locations in the county.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Tarrant County still on the lookout for measles cases

While no new measles cases have been reported since a Northeast Tarrant County resident became infected last week after attending a softball tournament in Kansas, officials still believe there will be more.

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Related Topix: Tarrant County, TX, Medicine, Epidemiology

Dallas Morning News

Man found dead in Lake Lewisville was suspect in weekend stabbing

Authorities recovered the body of a man Monday evening who is suspected to have stabbed another person over the weekend on Lake Lewisville.

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Related Topix: Lewisville, TX, Tarrant County, TX

Dallas Morning News

Prompted by Denton County's Travis, Texas sheriffs 'strongly' oppose legalizing marijuana

Says in the San Antonio Express-News today that the Marijuana Policy Project is prepping three bills the pro-pot organization hopes will convince Texas legislators to legalize and regulate weed , medical and otherwise.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Texas Government, Texas, Dallas, TX

Business Journal

Denton County Transit Authority names Suarez COO

He will be responsible for developing, organizing and directing all aspects of the authority's transportation and maintenance services its A-train and bus system, according to a DCTA release.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX

Denton Record-Chronicle

Advocate receives honors

Delores Vann sat in the comfiest easy chair at Greg and Jane Naugher's house and waited for her scoop of vanilla, even though she didn't get the same formal invitation to the Denton neighborhood's ice cream social that her neighbors did.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Denton, TX

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

County active in tax zones over the years

If Denton County climbs aboard Denton's proposed hotel and convention center project, it will be the sixth tax-increment reinvestment zone that it has been involved with in the past 19 years.

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Related Topix: University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Little Elm, TX

Denton Record-Chronicle

R&B singer SoMo arrested on drug charge

Somers-Morales, whose stage name is SoMo, was charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

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Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, Hip-Hop, Drugs

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Les Cockrell: Class gives start to young documentary filmmakers

Denton's North Branch Library will offer a documentary filmmaking workshop for youths ages 11-18 in three sessions next month.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Lewisville, TX, Krugerville, TX, Denton, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Blotter: Report: Four in custody after attempted escape

Sandi Brackeen, spokeswoman for the Denton County Sheriff's Office, said four men in a green SUV hit an 18-wheeler on FM156 around 8 a.m. Friday while fleeing from the 1800 block of Cindy's Lane.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Denton, TX

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Blotter: Suspect hits officer

A Denton officer was punched in the chest by a man at a local medical facility, according to police reports.

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Related Topix: Denton, TX, Argyle, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NBC Dallas

Cyclosporiasis Cases Climb in Dallas, Tarrant Counties

A growing number of cases of cyclosporiasis are being reported as a cyclospora outbreak continues to spread across North Texas.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Dallas County, TX, Tarrant County, TX, Collin County, TX

Dallas Observer

Out in The Colony, an Undercover Sting and a Sex-Trafficking Ring in an Unlikely Place

The Colony has steadily moved up in the prestigious ranks of best DFW suburbs, and it's been designated as a "Playful City USA," which means the Humana Foundation thinks there are lots of playgrounds here.

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Related Topix: The Colony, TX

Gainesville Daily Register

Prostitution arrests made in Denton county

"HSI conducts similar operations with local law enforcement with the primary goal of rescuing potential human trafficking victims," Rusnok stated about the two incidents.

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Related Topix: Prison, Gainesville, TX, The Colony, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

Cyclospora

Health officials in North Texas are trying to figure out what's causing reports of the uncomfortable intestinal illness, cyclospora.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Tarrant County, TX, Collin County, TX, Denton, TX

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