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First Enterovirus D68 Case (EV-D68) Reported in Denton County

First Enterovirus D68 Case (EV-D68) Reported in Denton County

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 26, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Public Health

A pediatric case of EV-D68 was reported to the Denton County Health Department late Thursday afternoon, making it the first case of the illness for the county. The patient was hospitalized, and has been released. For patient confidentiality reasons, no further personal information will be released.

“We are reminding parents to take sick children with an unexplained respiratory infection to their healthcare provider, specifically children with asthma,” says Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County Health Department Director. “When we see illnesses…

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Denton County Reports First, Second West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Cases

Denton County Reports First, Second West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Cases

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 12, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Water

The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting its first human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) of the season and the first case of Chikungunya virus (ChikV) in a Denton County resident.  The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed yesterday two cases of WNV—one resident in the City of Denton, the other in Argyle. 

“These reports of mosquito-borne diseases highlight and confirm our concerns—positive mosquito testing pools across the County have alerted us to the likelihood of human WNV cases, and we’re beginning to…

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Council Member Resigns, November Election to Fill Town Council Place 4 Vacancy

Council Member Resigns, November Election to Fill Town Council Place 4 Vacancy

Posted by April Reiling on Aug 01, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Elections, Government, Town News, Volunteer

Update (August 13, 2014) --- Last night the Town Council called the November 4, 2014 Special Election for the purpose of electing one Council Member for the unexpired term for Place 4 on the Town Council. The term for Place 4 will expire in 2015.

The Filing Period for a Place on the November 4, 2014 Special Election Ballot begins Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and ends Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 

November 4, 2014 Special Election Webpage

On Thursday, July 24, Council Member Danny Mayer (Place…

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Section of J.T. Ottinger Road Closing Permanently

Section of J.T. Ottinger Road Closing Permanently

Posted by Alora Wachholz on Jul 24, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Public Safety, Road Construction, Town News

From the Texas Department of Transportation (July 24, 2014) — Traffic Alert: WESTLAKE – Beginning Wednesday, August 6, 2014 work will begin to close a small section of J.T. Ottinger Road between the SH 170 frontage roads. This will prevent the crossing of SH 170 east and westbound which is a safety concern. This will also prevent westbound traffic in the left lane from slowing down to turn left (southbound) onto J.T. Ottinger Road.

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Westbound traffic headed to south J.T. Ottinger Road will continue westbound…

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North Texas Region Works Together to Combat West Nile Virus

North Texas Region Works Together to Combat West Nile Virus

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 22, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Public Health, Water, West Nile Virus

The North Texas health departments of Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties are again coordinating their planning efforts to make a collective impact on this year’s West Nile virus season.

The 2012 West Nile virus season was unexpected and took a significant toll on the health of citizens of the North Texas region. Ground and aerial spraying were used in areas of the region to reduce the mosquito population potentially carrying the virus. In 2013, North Texas health departments enhanced collaborations to prevent a potential recurrence.…

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Blue Ribbon Panel Final Report

Blue Ribbon Panel Final Report

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 09, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Government Consolidation, Town News, Transparency, Volunteer

After several months and hours of work conducting research and attending various meetings, the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) formally presented the final report to the Town Council on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Read the full Blue Ribbon Panel Final Report

To focus on the issues in depth, the BRP formed two subcommittees: the Governance Subcommittee and the Finance Subcommittee. Ultimately, the BRP's recommendation from each subcommittee is as follows:

Recommendations from the Governance Subcommittee

  1. Consent to a possible…

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Town and TC MUD 1 Agree to Long-Term Utility Service Terms

Town and TC MUD 1 Agree to Long-Term Utility Service Terms

Posted by April Reiling on Mar 21, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Government Consolidation, Town News, Transparency, Water

The Trophy Club Town Council and Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 Board of Directors met Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to finalize the terms of an agreement for a long-term utility contract between the two organizations. The Council and Board of Directors agreed to a 99-year wholesale contract for the District to provide water and wastewater utility services to the Trophy Club Public Improvement District (PID) residents, which represents approximately 1400 households located outside the District boundaries. Throughout the negotiation…

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