Voting numbers continue ascension

Voter numbers in Denton County just keep climbing.Early voting totals cracked 6,000 for the first time Monday as the second week of early voting rolls on.


Ban’s foes far outspend proponents

The record books will likely stay inked for a while: A proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the city has spurred more than $772,000 in political donations, the most expensive campaign in Denton’s history.

Problems reported at UNT polling site

Voters continue to put up high early voting totals in what is expected to be one of the biggest voter turnouts Denton County has seen.

Democrats’ rally today features Van de Putte

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, will return to Denton at 12:30 p.m. today for an early voting public rally on the southeast side of the Courthouse on the Square lawn.


Early voting starts strong

Early voting began and started strong in Denton County on Monday. A steady stream of voters heading in and out of polling locations in Denton County added up to 5,367 ballots cast as residents made gubernatorial decisions for the state on down to fracking ban decisions locally in Denton and several races in between.

Early Voting Locations

New voters boost numbers to record high

Voter registration has hit a record high statewide and Denton residents, particularly those younger than 25, did their part to boost the numbers.

Burgess to speak at Precinct 4 meeting

U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess is scheduled to discuss updates about Ebola, terrorists of ISIS and information about Obamacare at a Denton County Precinct 4 town hall meeting at 7 p.m. today.


Van de Putte makes Denton campaign stop

The Denton County Democratic Party hosted a Friday breakfast fundraiser for state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Fracking debate draws cash

The first round of campaign finance reports show the proposition against hydraulic fracturing inside the city is already the most expensive campaign in Denton’s history, with both sides vying for the right to call themselves “grass roots.”

County Democrats slate Donkey Fest fundraiser

Denton County Democrats will come together from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday for Donkey Fest, the party’s annual fall fundraiser, at the North Texas Fairgrounds at 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton.

League to host forums

Denton voters will have a chance to learn more about two of the November propositions in forums on the bond election and the proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing, thanks to the local League of Women Voters.


Few sparks fly in first matchup

EDINBURG — Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom dollars and women in the first debate of the Texas governor’s race Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she supported President Barack Obama.

Candidate wants to cut the politics

Sam Houston, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, was in Denton this week looking to spread his message and keep the wheels of his campaign spinning forward toward the November general election.

Kevin Freeman to speak at club meeting

Financial analyst and best-selling author Kevin Freeman will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 17 lunch meeting of the Denton Republican Women’s Club at El Guapo’s Restaurant, 419 S. Elm St. Freeman is expected to discuss the global economic state of affairs.

Sen. Nelson to speak at GOP meeting

State Sen. Jane Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Denton County Republican Party’s meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Denton County Elections Administration office, 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101. Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is expected to give an update on the upcoming elections and a legislative preview.


County GOP opens Denton headquarters

With the American flag to her back outside the window of her new office, Dianne Edmondson predicted a Republican sweep in the upcoming general election.

Republicans plan rally at fairgrounds Sunday

The Denton County Republican Party will have its 2014 Victory Kickoff Rally from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton.

Forum to focus on voting rights

Regional and national experts will gather for a forum and panel discussion on voting rights tonight at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Denton.

Davis makes case to crowd

Wendy Davis told a crowd of hundreds that Texans face a choice, not just between two very different candidates, but a choice between two starkly different paths in this upcoming election.

County GOP plans grand opening of headquarters

The Denton County Republican Party will host a grand opening and open house for its relocated party headquarters from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the BBVA Compass Bank Building, 729 Fort Worth Drive, Suite 200.

Crownover to help head fund balance committee

State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, has been named co-chair of the Select Committee to Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund that will recommend a minimum balance for the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund.

Chamber: Vote no to fracking ban

The Denton Chamber of Commerce has formally recommended that its employees and members vote against a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing that will appear on the city’s Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Plenty cast early votes

Early voting closed Tuesday for two separate tax ratification elections in the Krum and Sanger school districts.

Wendy Davis set to speak Friday at UNT

Hundreds of University of North Texas students will be able to see Wendy Davis, the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate, on campus Friday morning on the UNT Library Mall.

Local propositions lengthen Denton ballot

For Denton voters, the November ballot comes packed with statewide races and seven local propositions: four for bonds and one each for a ban, a barter and booze.

Perry: Indictment is abuse of power

AUSTIN — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he’s kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.

Grand jury indicts Texas governor

AUSTIN — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.


Democrat sees land office as ‘bully pulpit’

Denton residents are taking an increasing interest in lower-profile races on the statewide ballot as the fight over the city’s right to regulate oil and gas development enters a new arena.

GOP site selection holds symbolism

WASHINGTON — Elections don’t hinge on the site of a convention.But the choice Republicans make for where to go in 2016, whether Dallas or Cleveland, will be fraught with meaning — for the party’s grassroots...

Group seeks change in liquor laws

More than a dozen local bar owners and other volunteers delivered about 7,000 signatures to City Hall on Friday afternoon petitioning for an election to make Denton wet.

Hughey has no plans to seek recount

Attorney Harris Hughey has no plans to seek a recount after suffering a narrow defeat to incumbent Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace J.W. Hand in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election.


Johnson, Hand win re-election; Oglesby defeats Mitchell

Incumbents Paul Johnson and J.W. Hand edge past challengers; Mike Oglesby beats Cynthia Mitchell by wide margin in Tuesday’s local Republican runoff elections.

Runoff vote is last till fall

For the third time in three months, voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to wrap up runoffs from the March 4 primary in local and statewide races.

Election day voting locations

Candidates make one last pitch

Candidates made their campaign pitches to voters one last time Saturday morning during a forum conducted by the Denton County NAACP.

Election day voting locations

On the ballot

Voters will return to the polls on May 27 to decide runoffs in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

Early voting locations


New City Council steps up

Some election night exuberance spilled into the Council Chambers on Tuesday night as a standing-room-only crowd cheered and clapped after Chris Watts took his oath of office as Denton’s new mayor.

Two JP races go to runoffs

Denton County voters will head to the polls one more time this month to put a final stamp on the primary election season.

Early voting locations

Several runoffs on party ballots

Voters will return to the polls on May 27 to decide runoffs in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

Eads to address county GOP women’s club

Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads will be the featured speaker at the May 21 lunch meeting of the Denton Republican Women’s Club.

Watts easily wins 3-way race for mayor

Chris Watts handily defeated Jean Schaake and Donna Woodfork in a race for mayor, capturing about 61 percent of the vote in complete but unofficial returns.

County voters oust several incumbents

Several incumbents in cities across Denton County were defeated in bids for re-election in elections that pushed voter turnout to levels not seen in recent years. Voters generally approved renewal of several sales tax proposals, however, in several towns across the area.

Argyle ISD bond package wins support

Voters in Argyle on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a $45 million school bond package, with 59 percent approving the package in complete but unofficial returns.

Voters head to polls

Voters will go to the polls today to cast ballots in dozens of city and school board races, including hotly contested races for Denton mayor and City Council seats and a $45 million school bond package in Argyle.

Election Day Voting Locations

Election day is Saturday in municipal and school elections. Voters must vote at the location assigned to their precinct. If you do not know your precinct number, visit or call the Denton County elections office at 940-349-3200. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7 vie for 3 council spots in Oak Point

Three incumbents are facing four challengers in their bids to hold onto their seats on the Oak Point Town Council. Voters in Oak Point also will decide on a proposition on the ballot on whether to reauthorize a sales tax of one-fourth of 1 percent for street repairs and maintenance.