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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Seven COVID-19 Deaths and 176 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced seven Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 752 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male over 80...
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County News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Veterans Day Service on Denton Square

Drawing of military person guarding tomb of the unknown soldier as invite to ceremony.

The public is invited to join the Denton County Veterans Service Office, Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas and other area service organizations for a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Courthouse-on-the-Square. 

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Denton County Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for Children 5-11 Years Old

Children 5-11 vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized and recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccination for children 5 through 11 years old.  The Denton County Public Health (DCPH) Vaccine Interes...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Dedication for new Denton County Administrative Courthouse set for Nov. 4

Front entrance of new Denton County Administrative Courthouse features columns and clock.

On Nov. 4, Denton County Commissioners Court is planning a dedication and grand opening for the new Denton County Administrative Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Drive just off Loop 288 in Denton.

The public is invited to join Denton County in the dedication, re...

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County News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Officials commemorate completion of Crawford Road reconstruction

Officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the completion of the Crawford Road reconstruction.

Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dianne Edmondson, Denton County Commissioner Precinct 3 Bobbie Mitchell, Denton County Judge Andy Eads and officials with the Town of Argyle and City of Denton commemorated the completion of the Crawford Road reconstr...

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County News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Funeral Services Monday for Chief Roland Asebedo

Chief Roland Asebedo in uniform

Roland Asebedo, 56, of Sanger, passed peacefully into his Heavenly Father’s arms, with his family by his side, on the afternoon of Monday, September 13, 2021. 

He was born on July 14, 1965, in Lockney, TX, to Johnny and Mary Asebedo. He graduated ...

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County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Denton County loses dedicated emergency services leader

Roland Asebedo

Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebedo, 56, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, from complications with COVID-19.

A 23-year veteran law enforcement officer with more than 30 years in emergency services, also as a firefighter/EMT, Chief Asebedo saved ...

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County News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

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

Portrait of Denton County Judge Andy Eads

FROM THE DESK OF DENTON COUNTY JUDGE ANDY EADS

Denton County’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 proposed budget earmarks an estimated $12 million for public and mental health, road maintenance and improvements, new district and probate courts, cybersecurity...

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County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Denton County has not adopted a mask mandate

Denton County Texas Seal

Aug. 13, 2021 - The City of Denton, not Denton County, passed an unenforceable ordinance on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, requiring the development and implementation of a Health and Safety Policy to include requiring mask wearing in City of Denton buildings, ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

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

Denton County Commissioners Court listen to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget proposal.

Denton County’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 proposed budget earmarks an estimated $12 million for public and mental health, road maintenance and improvements, new district and probate courts, cybersecurity measures, law enforcement and emergency prepa...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Denton County unveils bronze plaque honoring Zach Rawlins

County officials unveil bronze plaque honoring former county custodian

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. 

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County News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

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

Denton County receives Safety Award for 2021 from Texas Association of Counties.

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 and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as for controlling workers’ com...

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County News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

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

Denton County Texas Seal

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. 

“We are following the governor’s lead on reopening Tex...

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County News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

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

Economic Development leaders gather with Commissioners inside Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

Denton County is marking National Economic Development Week from May 9-15, 2021 to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our county, including stewardship of:

  • Policies that government underta...
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County News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

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

Denton County sets new COVID-19 vaccination record at 17,003 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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. 

Thursday’s to...

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County News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

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

Photo depicts Confederate soldier and two stone tablets as permanent display inside Museum.

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.

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County News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

Image states DCPH Press release

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.  

The individual resides in unincorporated northeast Denton County an...

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County News
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Let 2021 be the year we reunite

Denton County Judge Andy Eads

It is an understatement to say we faced a variety of hardships in 2020. 

The COVID-19 pandemic wrought challenges on all of us globally, across the U.S. and here locally in Denton County. It affected us in many ways – personally, professionally an...

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County News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

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

Retractable Technologies logo shows retractable needle for medical safety.

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.

The Little Elm company, a pi...

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County News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Denton County among top 10 for talent migration

Graphic of city buildings to represent growing 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. Joining Denton County among the top 10 large counties with populations in excess...

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County News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Officials break ground for Crawford Road project

Signs display the intersection of Crawford Road at John Paine Road.

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

The project wil...

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