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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Recommended FY 2023-24 budget earmarks funds for public safety while proposing to lower the tax rate

Denton County Budget Officer Alejandro Moreno

Denton County’s Fiscal Year 2023-2024 recommended budget earmarks an estimated $3.54 million for public safety including a 14 percent slide of the pay scale for law enforcement. At the same time, the proposed tax rate is being reduced by nearly three penn...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Denton County issues burn ban

Burn Ban

July 25, 2023 - A burn ban for Denton County has been issued effective immediately. 

Despite recent rainfall, persistent triple digit temperatures in the past week have dried out soil moisture levels as well as grass, leaves, shrubs, and trees, wh...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Denton County surpasses 1 million milestone

Denton County Administrative Courthouse drone photo with 1 million residents written in text on it.

Denton County has surpassed the 1 million mark in residential population, according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). 

As of January 1, 2023, Denton County’s population was estimated at 1,006,492, demonstrating ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Denton County buys 60-acre Briarwood Retreat Center

Briarwood sign shows location of 60-acre retreat center bought by Denton County

Denton County Commissioners Court has purchased the 60-acre Briarwood Lutheran Ministries camp at 670 Copper Canyon Road.

Briarwood Lutheran Ministries operated the camp beginning in 1995 after purchasing it from the Presbyterians, who opened the camp in 1...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Denton County Ranks Among Healthiest Counties in Texas

CHR announcement

The 2023 County Health Rankings have been released, and Denton County ranked among the healthiest counties in Texas. County Health Rankings raise awareness about the many factors influencing health and how vastly health varies in different communities.&am...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Denton County to hire mental health navigators

DCPH Director Dr. Matt Richardson addresses Commissioners Court on new mental health navigators.

Denton County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved the hiring of two full-time mental health navigators under the direction of the Denton County Public Health (DCPH) to launch a new program making it easier for individuals to find available resources t...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Denton County maintains AAA bond rating

Denton County Auditor Jeff May speaks to Commissioners Court on the AAA bond rating

Denton County maintained its AAA bond rating on outstanding general obligation limited tax debt and received an AAA rating on $125 million Permanent Improvement and Refunding Bonds, which will save money by reducing interest rates on future debt issuances...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Denton County Releases Online Monkeypox Vaccine Registration

Monkeypox Update

August 12, 2022 – Denton County Public Health released an online form for eligible community members to register for monkeypox vaccination.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccination for people exposed to monkeyp...

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