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Blotter: Man tells police he was assaulted and robbed

Denton police were called to a Denton emergency room where they found a man who told them he’d been assaulted by three males at about 4 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of North Ruddell Street, according to a report.

Police noted the man had multiple lacerations on his head. Emergency room staff had called police after the victim arrived at the hospital.

The man told police the three approached him, kicked and punched him and stole his backpack, the report says. The report also states that the victim did not provide descriptions of the three men.

Other reports

600 block of East Hickory Street Officers arrested a man after they found him unconscious inside his vehicle while it was parked on train tracks in downtown Denton at about 2:40 a.m. Monday, according to a police report.

Officers determined the man was intoxicated and took him to jail. During a search after his arrest, officers found less than a gram of methamphetamine on him, according to the report.

200 block of South Locust Street Police said a stone step was thrown into a glass door and 12 tablet computers and 10 radios were stolen sometime between about 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday from First United Methodist Church, according to a police report.

3000 block of North Locust Street A parent said his daughter’s bicycle was stolen from a bike rack at North Branch Library on Monday afternoon, according to a police report.

5000 block of East McKinney Street About 21 batteries were reported stolen from Denton ISD school buses Monday morning, according to a police report.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,115 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 178 service and officer-initiated calls and made 14 arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 28 medical calls and four vehicle crashes.


Enforcement hearing postponed for USR

A state administrative law judge agreed to postpone next week’s hearing in an enforcement case covering the cleanup of low-level radioactive waste in Denton.

The Texas Department of State Health Services agreed to a delay requested by U.S. Radiopharmaceuticals after the company hired new legal counsel in the case.

USR faces a maximum $2.2 million fine for failing to clean up the waste by July 16, a court-ordered deadline for the job.

A new hearing date will likely be scheduled in early October.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

Veterans group to hold info sessions Saturday

Members of the Texas Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation will host a meet-and-greet Saturday at the historic Green Valley School, 6900 FM2153 west of Aubrey.

The first session will go from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second session will run from 2 to 4 p.m.

Attendees will be able to learn more about the Veterans Hall of Fame project, including the first round of inductions planned for November.

Plans for a memorial park in Denton are also underway. Numerous other topics will be discussed throughout the two sessions.

Members are also asking that veterans or their family members bring information, documents, photos and more to help build a database of Texas veterans.

Reservations are requested at texasveteranshalloffame.org/reply-form.

More information about this and other foundation events is available by contacting the group directly at texasveteranshalloffame.org/contact-us.

Upper Trinity treatment facilities recognized

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies recently presented Upper Trinity Regional Water District with top performance awards.

All of the regional water agency’s sewer treatment plants were recognized for 100% compliance with state and federal regulations, three of them achieving such compliance for at least five years or more.

Receiving platinum awards were the Lakeview Plant in Lake Dallas, which has achieved perfect compliance for 20 years; the Peninsula Plant in Oak Point, at 15 years; and the Riverbend Plant in the Paloma Creek area, at 11 years.

The Doe Branch Plant, near the Savannah area, has maintained perfect compliance since it opened three years ago, earning it the gold award.

The awards were presented during a National Association of Clean Water Agencies conference in Minneapolis earlier this month.

Elderly woman found after Silver Alert issued

Joyce Wilson, a 78-year-old woman reported missing by Highland Village police, was found safe and in good health at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Wilson was most recently seen at 2 p.m. Monday on Shade Tree Street in Highland Village, and a Silver Alert was issued for her the same day.

Highland Village police reported on Twitter that Wilson had been found. A police spokeswoman said local police were notified by Bosque County Sheriff’s Office at about 1 a.m. Tuesday that they had found Wilson near Meridian, more than 100 miles southwest of Highland Village.

Highland Village police then contacted Wilson’s family members, said the spokeswoman, and the Silver Alert was subsequently canceled at 2:42 a.m. Tuesday.

— Staff reports

Lisely Garza/For the DRC  

Construction has closed the South Loop 288 right turn lane onto the Interstate 35E frontage road, shown Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 31, Calendar




9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Kayaking 101 at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Attend a lesson on safety and paddle strokes, then launch in a kayak with life jackets and paddles. First come, first served. All ages welcome, but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult on a tandem kayak. Launch site is the Deer Ridge camping area between sites 58 and 59. Program is weather-dependent. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

3 p.m. — Summer Gaming: “Crazy Card Games” for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

5 p.m. — Animals of Clear Creek, a free workshop for kids ages 5 and older, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center and Texas Master Naturalists present activities related to animals that live at Clear Creek. To register, visit www.sustainabledenton.com.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — 2020 Denton Mobility Master Plan public input meeting at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com/mobilityplan.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Star Wars Celebration for all ages at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Dress as your favorite character and enjoy Star Wars-themed snacks and crafts. Free. Visit library.cityofdenton.com.


Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, 3100 Town Center Trail. Call 940-453-2688 or 940-206-5177, or visit www.dentonbreakfastkiwanis.org.

Duplicate bridge at 12:30 p.m. at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8280 or visit www.dentonseniorcenter.com.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free and confidential business mentoring for entrepreneurs and small business owners at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To make an appointment, call Kerry Montz at 940-349-8757.


Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. at Singing Oaks Church of Christ, 101 Cardinal Drive. Call 940-387-4355.

Grupo 18 de Marzo Alcoholicos Anonimos meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 100 W. Oak St. Call 940-231-9759.

PACT (Parkinson’s and Caregivers Together), a support group for people with Parkinson’s disease, their family and caregivers, meets at 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1203 Fulton St., in the Fellowship Hall. Email Jean Seward at seniorsinmotion@gmail.com or Steve Latham at lmdist@verizon.net.

Primary Purpose Denton group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at 1524 N. Ruddell St.

Serenity Al-Anon, a support group for family and friends dealing with the effects of someone’s drinking, meets at noon at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St.

Shalom Today group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 9 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays at 3401 E. University Drive, Suite 100. Call 940-383-8252.

Show Me group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 9 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1622 W. University Drive, Suite 104. Call 940-566-9989.

Stepping Stones, a free socialization and activities program for persons with mild to moderate dementia, meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 Bell Ave. Call Eileen Short at 940-453-9784 or email eileen.short@gmail.com.


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7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.

5 to 7 p.m. — “Big Ideas: a lil d creative mixer” at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. Community members are invited to gather and discuss projects they think would improve Denton. Free. Visit stokedenton.com/events. Apply to speak at http://bit.ly/lil-d-big-ideas.

6 to 8 p.m. — Denton Urban Forest Master Plan public meeting at Denton City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com/urbanforestry.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — 2020 Denton Mobility Master Plan public input meeting at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Sycamore St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com/mobilityplan.

7 p.m. — Thursday Night Music: Summer Edition with Mrs. Ippi (jazz, soul, blues) at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit untonthesquare.unt.edu.

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, P.O. Box 369, Denton, TX 76202.

Road Work

The Bonnie Brae Street-Scripture Street intersection is closed for roundabout construction.

Brinker Road has temporary lane closures between Loop 288 and Quail Creek Drive for storm drain demolition.

Cordell Street has temporary lane closures between Fulton and Alice Streets for repairs. Street will open after 5 p.m.

Egan Street is closed between Lovell and Malone streets daily until 5 p.m. for street reconstruction.

Fort Worth Drive (U.S. Highway 377) has temporary lane closures between Interstate 35E and just south of Country Club Road (FM1830) for street widening work through 2020.

Hercules Lane has temporary lane closures between Sherman Drive and Stuart Road for water main replacement.

Hickory Street is closed between Fry Street and Avenue B for reconstruction and utility work.

Hinkle Drive is closed between University Drive and Windsor Drive for street and drainage improvements.

Mayhill Road has temporary lane closures between University Drive and Edwards Road for street widening.

East McKinney Street has temporary closures between Grissom and South Fork roads for storm drain and street widening work.

The Mills Road-Mayhill Road intersection is closed for repaving and storm drain work.

The Oak Street-Jagoe Street intersection has temporary lane closures for signal improvements.

Sherman Drive has temporary lane closures between Monterey Drive and Stuart Road for wastewater main replacement. Sherman is closed at the Windsor Drive intersection for wastewater main replacement.

Stuart Road has road closures between Long and Keystone for street reconstruction.

University Drive (U.S. Highway 380) has temporary lane closures at the Mayhill Drive intersection for street repairs.

Windsor Drive has temporary lane closures at Sherman Drive for signal improvements.

For more information about street construction projects in Denton, visit www.cityofdenton.com.