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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Four COVID-19 Deaths and 471 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced four Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 152 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:

  • A male over 80 who was a ...
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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Denton County mourns passing of Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Constable

A photo of Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Constable M. Wayne Rhodes taken in 2019.

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. 

Chief Rhodes, who has been serving with Denton County since 1995, first started his law enforce...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Denton County CARES feeding residents

Denton County provides Thanksgiving turkeys for families in need.

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.

“Feeding our Denton County families during this pandemic has been of utmost importance,&...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

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

A shovel in a pile of sand is a symbolic mark of the extension of the Dallas North Tollway.

Denton County Precinct One Commissioner Hugh Coleman, Denton County Judge Andy Eads and officials with the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), Celina and Pilot Point broke ground Nov. 19, 2020, to commemorate the beginning of construction on the $27 mil...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Ribbon cutting commemorates South County Line Road completion

South County Line Road

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.

Design on reconstruction of an estimated four miles of roadway began in 20...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Denton County Reports Sixth West Nile Virus Human Case

DCPH West Nile Update

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.

“Even though temperatures are decre...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

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

Denton County Texas Seal

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 with...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

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

Image states DCPH Press release

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is encouraging community members to get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others before the end of October.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, preventive measures like flu vaccines can help lower the possibi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Ariat International to Open New Regional Distribution Center in Fort Worth

Ariat International Logo

Ariat International, the leader in innovative Western, English and Work footwear and apparel, today announced that it will open a new 1 million square foot regional distribution center in Fort Worth this Fall. The company has been working with the City of...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Denton County launches new website

Woman looking at new Denton County website on laptop

Denton County.gov is sporting a new look starting today.

Designed with our residents in mind, the new website features a mobile-optimized design that allows easy access to information from any desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.

The latest news from Den...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Denton County proposes lower budget, tax rate

budget graphic

Denton County Commissioners approved the 2020-2021 year budget of $319 million with a tax rate of $0.224985.

The tax rate will be a tax rate cut of 0.130062 percent from the current adopted rate and would be the lowest tax rate for Denton County since 1986...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

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

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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. Currently, DCPH is one of eight local health departments in Te...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

New Project Provides Fresh Produce To Local Pantries

Fresh Vegetables in tray

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.

The project, “Feeding Denton County,” involves a local grower working ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2020

Denton County OPEN Phase II Grants $32 Million For Businesses

Denton County Judge and Commissioners standing holding check for $35.1 million

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.

“The ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Shady Shores Road project soon to be underway

Denton County Texas Seal

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.

The $698,330 contract will include preliminary engineering ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

New Denton County CARES Portal Open For Non-Profit Applications

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Denton County and United Way of Denton County have collaborated to open a new COVID-19 grant application portal, which allows 501c3 organizations to apply for grants using specific guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Coronavirus Ai...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

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

Judge Andy Eads

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. While some...

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