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  1. DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

    263 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 263 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 223 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 106,351 COVID-19 cases. Read more information on COVID-19 cases
  2. Chief Roland Asebedo in uniform

    Funeral Services Monday for Chief Roland Asebedo

    The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sep. 19, from 1–3 p.m. at Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. Funeral Services will be Monday, September 20, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lewisville, 1251 Valley Ridge. Read on for more details
  3. Roland Asebedo

    Denton County loses dedicated emergency services leader

    Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebedo, 56, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, from complications with COVID-19. Read on...
  4. Officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the completion of the Crawford Road reconstruction.

    Officials commemorate completion of Crawford Road reconstruction

    Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dianne Edmondson, Denton County Commissioner Precinct 3 Bobbie Mitchell, Denton County Judge Andy Eads and local officials commemorated the completion of the Crawford Road reconstruction on Sept. 9, 2021. Read on for more details
  5. Portrait of Denton County Judge Andy Eads

    New budget proposal earmarks funds for mental health, roads, courts and law enforcement

    We designed the Denton County Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget with you in mind. We believe it is important to focus on roads, mental health, law enforcement and judicial system while at the same time ensuring continuity of services to the public. Read on for more details
  6. Denton County Texas Seal

    Denton County has not adopted a mask mandate

    The City of Denton, not Denton County, passed an unenforceable ordinance on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, requiring mask wearing in city buildings, commercial enterprises within the city limits, and all pre-k - 12th grade public schools and child care centers. Read on for details
  7. Denton County Commissioners Court listen to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget proposal.

    New budget proposal earmarks funds for mental health, roads, courts and law enforcement

    Denton County’s FY 2021-2022 proposed budget earmarks an estimated $12 million for public and mental health, road maintenance and improvements, two new courts, cybersecurity measures, law enforcement and emergency preparedness among other elements. Read on for more details
  8. County officials unveil bronze plaque honoring former county custodian

    Denton County unveils bronze plaque honoring Zach Rawlins

    Denton County Commissioners Court on Tuesday unveiled a new plaque on the first floor of the Courthouse-on-the-Square honoring Zach Rawlins, who served for more than 20 years as a custodian at the Denton County Courthouse from 1886 to 1911. Read on for details
  9. Denton County receives Safety Award for 2021 from Texas Association of Counties.

    Denton County Earns Excellence in Safety Award from TAC Risk Management Pool

    Denton County has earned a 2020 Excellence in Safety Award from the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool for its record of excellence in involvement, commitment to safety in the workplace and controlling workers’ compensation claims. Read on for more details
  10. Denton County Texas Seal

    Denton County following state guidelines in opening businesses at 100 percent, lifting mask mandate

    Denton County has followed state guidelines and will continue to do so with Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement today that all businesses can operate at 100 percent beginning Wednesday, March 10. Read for more details
  11. Economic Development leaders gather with Commissioners inside Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

    DENTON COUNTY HOSTS NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK CELEBRATION - MAY 9-15, 2021

    Denton County joins cities and counties nationwide to increase awareness of the positive work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact. Read on...
  12. A blue image that states all individuals 12 and older are eligible for a covid 19 vaccine

    Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Now Open to Individuals 12+

    Denton County Public Health’s (DCPH) Vaccine Interest Portal waitlist is now updated to allow all individuals ages twelve and above to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine at DCPH’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. Read on for details.
  13. Denton County sets new COVID-19 vaccination record at 17,003 at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Denton County Public Health sets new COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic record at 17,003

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) set a new record on today, providing 17,003 COVID-19 vaccines at Texas Motor Speedway and breaking all previous DCPH vaccination clinic records, including one set on April 14 with 14,947. Read on for details
  14. Photo depicts Confederate soldier and two stone tablets as permanent display inside Museum.

    Texas Historical Commission approves plans for Confederate monument relocation; calls plans “model”

    The Texas Historical Commission (THC) executive committee unanimously approved plans to relocate the Confederate monument to the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, calling the plans a “model” for the state on Wednesday. Read on...
  15. Parking lot with cars and text states Another Record Set

    Denton County Public Health Hosts Record-Setting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) provided 14,947 COVID-19 vaccines at Texas Motor Speedway today, breaking all previous DCPH vaccination clinic records. Read on for more details
  16. Denton County Public Health graphic celebrates 250,000th COVID-19 vaccine

    250,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose given at Denton County Public Health vaccination clinic Thursday

    Denton County Public Health administered the 250,000th COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday, April 1, 2021, since beginning vaccination clinics on December 28th. Read on for more details
  17. Image states DCPH Press release

    Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Now Open to School and Childcare Personnel

    Denton County Public Health’s (DCPH) Vaccine Interest Portal waitlist is now updated to allow school and childcare personnel to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. Read on for more details
  18. All individuals ages 16 and above are eligible for vaccine.

    Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist now open to all adults

    Any adult resident in the State of Texas can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Denton County. Anyone interested in adding their name to the Denton County Public Health’s (DCPH) Vaccine Interest Portal waitlist should go to DentonCounty.gov. Read on for details.
  19. Image states DCPH Press release

    Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Now Open to Individuals 50+

    Denton County Public Health’s (DCPH) Vaccine Interest Portal waitlist is now updated to allow all individuals ages fifty and above to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine at DCPH’s Mass Vaccination Clinics. Read on for more details
  20. Denton County Texas Seal

    Denton County increases vaccinations, adds educators for clinic this Friday

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is planning to increase the number of individuals receiving first dose vaccines at each clinic during the next two weeks and vaccinate educators in Phases 1A and 1B in the Vaccine Interest Portal this Friday. Read on for details
  21. County officials, Ruth Owens and her family gather behind a banner commemorating the 100,000th dose.

    100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose given at Denton County Public Health vaccination clinic Thursday

    Ruth Owens, a 65-year-old Little Elm resident, received the 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine shot at 11 a.m. Thursday during the vaccination clinic at Texas Motor Speedway. Read for more details
  22. An overhead photo shows lines at the Texas Motor Speedway vaccination clinic.

    Denton County collaborates with DCTA, SPAN for bus transportation to vaccination clinics

    In a collaborative effort with Denton County, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Span Inc. of Denton County are working jointly to provide bus transportation to Denton County Public Health vaccination clinics beginning this Friday. Read for more information.
  23. COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    DCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Closed Due to Inclement Weather and Ongoing ERCOT Emergency

    Due to inclement weather and the ongoing ERCOT emergency, DCPH will not host COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week, Tuesday, February 16, through Saturday, February 20. Read on for more details
  24. Image states DCPH Press release

    First Known Case of COVID-19 B.1.1.7 Variant in Denton County

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced the first known case in Denton County of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant previously discovered in the United Kingdom. Read more information on COVID-19 cases
  25. A vial of the COVID-19 vaccine rests in a hand.

    State allots 31,500 vaccine doses to Denton County

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) anticipates receiving 31,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for distribution next week. Read on for more details
  26. COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    Denton County online Vaccine Interest Portal open, vaccine clinics next week

    Denton County residents can now sign up for a waitlist to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the new Vaccine Interest Portal at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19vaccine. Read more information on COVID-19 Vaccines
  27. Denton County Judge Andy Eads

    Let 2021 be the year we reunite

    As we enter this New Year, we can agree to disagree yet still achieve the longstanding unity our citizenship affords us. Our differences should become a rallying point from which we learn about each other and ourselves. Read more from Denton County Judge Andy Eads
  28. Denton County Texas Seal

    Update on Denton County vaccinations

    Denton County continues to receive many questions regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more for info on Denton County vaccines
  29. Image states DCPH Press release

    Denton County First Responders and Home Health Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) began vaccinating emergency medical service (EMS) providers and home health care workers as part of the 1A vaccine distribution group as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Read more information on COVID-19 cases
  30. Retractable Technologies logo shows retractable needle for medical safety.

    Commissioners Court approves tax abatement for Retractable Technologies Inc. in Little Elm

    Denton County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a Tax Abatement/Reinvestment Zone application for Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RTI) on Tuesday, allowing a 5-year 50 percent tax abatement on real and personal property. Read on for more details
  31. Graphic of city buildings to represent growing talent migration

    Denton County among top 10 for talent migration

    According to Emsi’s fifth annual Talent Attraction Index, Denton County is among the top 10 largest counties across the U.S. showing talent migration from larger metro areas. Read on for specific details
  32. Signs display the intersection of Crawford Road at John Paine Road.

    Officials break ground for Crawford Road project

    Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dianne Edmondson and officials with the Town of Argyle and City of Denton broke ground on Dec. 9, 2020, on a $3.4 million project to reconstruct Crawford Road from Interstate 35W to U.S. 377. Read on for details
  33. Denton County Texas Seal

    New GA-31, GA-32 rules in effect for TSA-E

    According to the Texas Department of State Health Services website, the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity in the Trauma Service Area E (including Denton County) exceeded 15 percent for 7 consecutive days. Read on for details
  34. A photo of Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Constable M. Wayne Rhodes taken in 2019.

    Denton County mourns passing of Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Constable

    It is with deep sadness that Denton County announces the passing of Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Constable M. Wayne Rhodes from a COVID-19-related illness. Read on for details
  35. Denton County provides Thanksgiving turkeys for families in need.

    Denton County CARES feeding residents

    Denton County Commissioners Court to date has spent almost $5 million to help close the gap on food needs across the county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on about food provisions
  36. A shovel in a pile of sand is a symbolic mark of the extension of the Dallas North Tollway.

    Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of Dallas North Tollway Phase 4B project

    Denton County Precinct One Commissioner Hugh Coleman, Denton County Judge Andy Eads and North Texas Tollway Authority, Celina and Pilot Point officials broke ground to commemorate the beginning of construction on the $27 million frontage road project. Read on about groundbreaking
  37. South County Line Road

    Ribbon cutting commemorates South County Line Road completion

    Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dianne Edmondson commemorated the completion of South County Line Road, which finished early and under budget, with a ribbon cutting on Monday. Read on for more details.
  38. DCPH West Nile Update

    Denton County Reports Sixth West Nile Virus Human Case

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the sixth human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Denton County this year. The community member resides in Carrollton and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. Read on about West Nile Virus
  39. DCPH West Nile Update

    Denton County Schedules Ground Spraying in Response to Positive WNV Mosquito Trap

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap in unincorporated Denton County. Read on...
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