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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Seven COVID-19 Deaths and 575 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 678 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

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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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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Denton County Schedules Ground Spraying in Response to Two New Positive WNV Mosquito Traps

DCPH West Nile Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito traps in unincorporated Denton County. The positive mosquito traps are located in the following unincorporated areas:

  • Northwest of Frisco including Frisco Ranch and...
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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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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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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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Posted on: August 14, 2021

Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open to Third Doses for Immunocompromised Individuals

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open to Third Doses for Immunocompromised Individuals

August 14, 2021 – Denton County Public Health has revised the Vaccine Interest Portal to allow individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for a third dose ...

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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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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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Posted on: March 2, 2021

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

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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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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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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Now Open to Individuals 12+

A blue image that states all individuals 12 and older are eligible for a covid 19 vaccine

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.  Appointments will be available for self...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

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

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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: 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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Posted on: April 26, 2021

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

Denton County, area officials cut ribbon to commemorate opening of US 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. 

The project widened U.S. 377/Fort W...

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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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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Denton County Public Health Hosts Record-Setting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Parking lot with cars and text states Another Record Set

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) provided 14,947 COVID-19 vaccines at Texas Motor Speedway today, breaking all previous DCPH vaccination clinic records.  This potentially sets a national record for most vaccines given at a single clinic locatio...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

250,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose given at Denton County Public Health vaccination clinic Thursday

Denton County Public Health graphic celebrates 250,000th COVID-19 vaccine

Denton County Public Health administered the 250,000th COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday, April 1, 2021, since beginning vaccination clinics on December 28th.

Vaccination clinics continue at Texas Motor Speedway where up to 12,927 vaccines were given in a s...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Now Open to School and Childcare Personnel

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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.  This expanded eligibility mirrors the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ d...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist now open to all adults

All individuals ages 16 and above are eligible for vaccine.

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. ...

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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: March 10, 2021

Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Now Open to Individuals 50+

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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.  This expanded eligibility mirrors Texas’ Dep...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Denton County increases vaccinations, adds educators for clinic this Friday

Denton County Texas Seal

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. 

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose given at Denton County Public Health vaccination clinic Thursday

County officials, Ruth Owens and her family gather behind a banner commemorating the 100,000th dose.

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.

Mrs. Owens, her husband, Don, 77, and their son, Anthony, 35, traveled to the speedway fo...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Denton County collaborates with DCTA, SPAN for bus transportation to vaccination clinics

An overhead photo shows lines at the Texas Motor Speedway vaccination clinic.

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 (DCPH) vaccination clinics beginning this Frida...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

DCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Closed Due to Inclement Weather and Ongoing ERCOT Emergency

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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. 

First and second dose clinics will be scheduled based on vaccine receipt, weathe...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: January 27, 2021

State allots 31,500 vaccine doses to Denton County

A vial of the COVID-19 vaccine rests in a hand.

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.

The scheduled allotment includes 19,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 12,000 dose...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Denton County online Vaccine Interest Portal open, vaccine clinics next week

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Denton County residents can now sign up for a waitlist to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the new Vaccine Interest Portal.

Once Denton County Public Health (DCPH) receives vaccines from the state, those who meet eligibility requirements as set by ...

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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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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Update on Denton County vaccinations

Denton County Texas Seal

Denton County continues to receive many questions regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) only received an allotment of 1,000 of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, providing the first round of shots to emergency m...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Denton County First Responders and Home Health Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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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).  Eligi...

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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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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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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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Posted on: December 3, 2020

New GA-31, GA-32 rules in effect for TSA-E

Denton County Texas Seal

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 (which includes Denton County) has exceeded 15 percent for seven conse...

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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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