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Posted on: September 17, 2020

65 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

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Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 65 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 60 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 11,382 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also re...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Ariat International to Open New Regional Distribution Center in Fort Worth

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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

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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

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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: September 4, 2020

Denton County Reports First West Nile Virus Death

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Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the first death due to West Nile Virus (WNV) in Denton County this year. The death reported today was a resident of the City of Denton who was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. To protect patie...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Denton County Reports Second West Nile Virus Human Case

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Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the second human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Denton County this year. The community member lives in Denton and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. To protect patient confidentiality, no ...

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County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

New Project Provides Fresh Produce To Local Pantries

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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

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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

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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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County News
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

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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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