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  1. DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

    One COVID-19 Death and 204 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced one Denton County community member died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 631 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. Read more information on COVID-19 cases
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. Image states DCPH Press release

    Denton County Residents Encouraged to Fight the Flu Early During COVID-19

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is encouraging community members to get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others before the end of October. Read on about Flu Prevention
  8. public health default

    Denton County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation by Public Health Accreditation Board

    Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has received national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) for DCPH’s commitment to excellence in serving Denton County. Read about the PHAB Certification
  9. Denton County Texas Seal

    Shady Shores Road project soon to be underway

    Denton County Commissioners approved a professional services agreement with Halff Associates for engineering services for the Shady Shores Road project from Swisher Road to West Shady Shores Road. Read on about the Shady Shores Road Project
  10. budget graphic

    Denton County proposes lower budget, tax rate

    Denton County Commissioners approved the 2020-2021 year budget of $319 million with a tax rate of $0.224985. Read about the budget
  11. 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
  12. Ariat International Logo

    Ariat International to Open New Regional Distribution Center in Fort Worth

    1,000,000 square foot space will serve as Southwest distribution center for popular outdoor performance footwear and apparel brand Read about the new Ariat International Facility
  13. Denton County, area officials cut ribbon to commemorate opening of US 377/Fort Worth Drive.

    Denton County, area officials commemorate completion of U.S. 377/Fort Worth Drive

    Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dianne Edmondson, along with Denton County Judge Andy Eads and Denton Mayor Gerard Hudspeth, commemorated the completion of the U.S. 377/Fort Worth Drive expansion project. Read on for more 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. Denton County Texas Seal

    Carrollton Mayoral Candidate Arrested and Charged with 109 Felonies Related to Voter Fraud

    The Denton County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Lewisville Police Department arrested and charged Carrollton Mayoral candidate Zul Mirza Mohamed. Read More About the Arrest
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
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    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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Denton County Judge and Commissioners standing holding check for $35.1 million

    Denton County OPEN Phase II Grants $32 Million For Businesses

    Denton County Commissioners Court announced today that 1,215 businesses across Denton County would receive grants totaling $32 million for a grand total of $35.1 million in federal funds earmarked in two phases to support the local economy. Read more about the OPEN Grants
  29. 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
  30. 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
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    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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Woman looking at new Denton County website on laptop

    Denton County launches new website

    Denton County.gov is sporting a new look starting today. Read about the new website
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. 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
  42. Judge Andy Eads

    From The Desk Of Denton County Judge Andy Eads – August 2020

    On July 27, 2020, our Denton County Health Department issued a recommendation to Denton County superintendents, suggesting they consider delaying in-person instruction on campuses until Sept. 8. This was a recommendation only and not a mandate. Read on for more news from Judge Eads
  43. Fresh Vegetables in tray

    New Project Provides Fresh Produce To Local Pantries

    Starting this week, Denton County food pantries are receiving fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a new project launched by the Denton County Commissioners Court. Read more about the new fresh produce project
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