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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Keep Denton Beautiful Seeking Volunteers for Longest-Running Cleanup Event

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Keep Denton Beautiful is seeking area residents ready to improve the Denton community by picking up litter.

Feb. 21, 2024 - Denton, TXKeep Denton Beautiful (KDB) is seeking area residents ready to improve the Denton community by picking up litter during the Annual Great American Cleanup (GAC) event. What: 36th Annual Great American Cleanup - Denton’s largest...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City of Denton Appoints Bryan Cose to Serve as Interim Chief of Police

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DENTON, TX, Feb. 15, 2024 – Following the recent resignation of Chief Doug Shoemaker, the City of Denton announced that Deputy Chief Bryan Cose will serve as the Interim Chief of Police. His appointment to this position was effective February 13...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Denton City Council Unanimously Supports Property Tax Exemption for Qualifying Childcare Facilities

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During their most recent work session, Denton’s City Council provided unanimous support to implement a property tax exemption for qualifying childcare facilities. Their vote moves Denton to adopting an exemption at 100% of the assessed value.

DENTON, TX, Feb. 9, 2024 – During their most recent work session, Denton’s City Council provided unanimous support to implement a property tax exemption for qualifying childcare facilities. Their vote moves Denton to adopting an exemption at 100% of the a...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

City of Denton Names Kristi Fogle Chief of Staff

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Following a national search, City Manager Sara Hensley is pleased to announce the selection of Kristi Fogle as Denton’s Chief of Staff.

DENTON, TX, Feb. 2, 2024 – Following a national search, City Manager Sara Hensley is pleased to announce the selection of Kristi Fogle as Denton’s Chief of Staff. In this role, Ms. Fogle will be responsible for the City’s intergovernmental affairs, advanc...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Denton to Unveil AED SaveStation in Memory of Dylan Dorrell

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On Friday, Feb. 2, the City of Denton will unveil its first free-standing Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in memory of 17 year-old Dylan Dorrell who tragically died of cardiac arrest while at cross country practice in 2020.

DENTON, TX, Jan. 30, 2024 – On Friday, Feb. 2, the City of Denton will unveil its first free-standing Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in memory of 17 year-old Dylan Dorrell who tragically died of cardiac arrest while at cross country practice in 20...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Downtown Denton’s Ambassador Program Launches

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DENTON, TX, Jan. 29, 2024 – The Downtown Denton Ambassador Program launched today, Monday, Jan 29, to enhance public spaces and serve as a reliable resource for visitors and the business community. 

“The City is excited to see this collaboration a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

City of Denton Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation

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Recognition marks City’s commitment to excellence in operation and service

DENTON, TX, Oct. 12, 2023 – Today, City Manager Sara Hensley announced that the City of Denton’s Parks and Recreation Department has earned national accreditation for standards of excellence through the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

FindHelp Denton County Releases Online Resource Directory Focused on Support Services

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Denton County has collaborated with the City of Denton and the City of Lewisville to release a digital resource directory, which outlines all available support services and programs for the community.

DENTON, TX, Nov. 28, 2023 – Denton County has collaborated with the City of Denton and the City of Lewisville to release a digital resource directory, which outlines all available support services and programs for the community. FindHelp Denton C...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

City Manager Sara Hensley Announces Leadership Appointments

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DENTON, TX, Oct. 18, 2023 – Today, City Manager Sara Hensley announced several appointments to the City of Denton leadership team. 

“Our City’s blueprint for organizational success includes the recruitment and retention of talented employees that ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

City of Denton Invites Public Feedback on Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance

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Learn about the different ways that residents and businesses are able to participate

DENTON, TX, Oct. 16, 2023 – The City of Denton is encouraging residents and businesses to participate in the public feedback process for a proposed Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance. 

Fair chance hiring initiatives (also known as “ban the box” initiati...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

City of Denton Receives National Recognition for Video Production

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DENTON, TX, Oct. 11, 2023 – On Thursday, Oct. 5, the award-winning Denton Television (DTV) team of the City’s of Denton’s Marketing & Communications Department, which includes Denton Television (DTV) video production staff, was recognized as a finalis...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Dustin Sternbeck named Chief Communications Officer for the City of Denton, Texas

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Denton, TX, Oct. 9, 2023 - Following a national search, City Manager Sara Hensley is pleased to announce the selection of Dustin Sternbeck as the City of Denton’s first Chief Communications Officer. In this role, Mr. Sternbeck will be responsible...

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