Rain has died down in Texas — and yet flooding continued early Saturday. Hundreds of residents in Coppell woke up to see Denton Creek in their own front and back yards. The flooding is due to the fallout from Tropical Storm Bill — its rain caused Lake Grapevine to overflow into the creek at a rapid rate.
Denton leaders, the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, repealed the voter-approved measure early Wednesday, sounding a tone of capitulation to the state’s powerful oil and gas interests after a seven-month battle.
The Denton City Council voted Tuesday evening to increase the city’s supply of renewable energy to 46 percent.
The woman and her son were sitting in chairs, blocking the entrance to the Vantage Gas Well. The son had chained himself to the gate.
Investigators with the Denton Police Department are asking for help identifying the man who they believe is responsible for at least two convenience store robberies.
Hazel Copp was born June 14, 1910 here in North Texas. William Howard Taft was president and KRLD Radio wouldn’t exist for another 16 years.
Police say Jorge Ochoa, 33, was driving in the wrong lane on Sherman Drive when he hit a Ford Focus carrying the woman and the young boy. Paramedics found the woman dead on the scene. The child is in critical condition.
Officers responded Saturday to a call of multiple shots fired; they found the 51-year-old in front of a drug store on University Drive near Carroll Boulevard. He was shot several times.
A new report suggests that living near multiple hydraulic fracturing sites may effect the birth weight of newborns.
City leaders late Tuesday night had still not made a decision on whether or not to throw out Denton’s fracking ban after Gov. Greg Abbott effectively overturned it.
The Denton city council will consider repealing its fracking ban Tuesday evening now that a new Texas law makes the ban unenforceable.
Due to severe flooding, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is suspending A-Train Service until Monday. DCTA will provide bus services that will pick up and drop off near the platform at each station.