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    Mental illness, violence among top factors in homelessness

Mental illness, violence among top factors in homelessness

Homeless data from United Way of Denton reports unemployment, mental illness and domestic violence are among the top factors leading to homelessness. Our Daily Bread, a community soup kitchen that provides the hungry and homeless with access to hot meals, resources and services such as medical evaluations and transportation, has

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    Being Black in Modern America event celebrates, explores challenges of black experience

Being Black in Modern America event celebrates, explores challenges of black experience

About 40 people attended Tuesday evening’s Being Black in Modern America program, which featured an art gallery, a keynote speaker and a panel discussion. Each event explored the challenges and responsibilities of being black in today’s America. The program was held in honor of Black History Month. “It’s awesome to

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    Off-campus IHOP closes doors, relocating to Rayzor Ranch

Off-campus IHOP closes doors, relocating to Rayzor Ranch

The IHOP in Denton officially closed its doors at 1001 North Texas Blvd. on Sunday and will move to Rayzor Ranch. The new IHOP, located at 3200 N. Interstate 35, will open for business March 4. The restaurant’s closure of its location adjacent to UNT follows a decision made in

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    Sexy Week promotes sexual positivity, safety

Sexy Week promotes sexual positivity, safety

The Meadows Center for Health Resources held its annual “Sexy Week” events from Feb. 11-14 to promote students’ sexual health and body positivity. MCHR increased the prizes and the amount of collaborators for this year’s Sexy Week, said student peer leader Hannah Asis, a public health senior. This is also

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    City Council members Armintor, Meltzer barred from deliberating UNT-related issues

City Council members Armintor, Meltzer barred from deliberating UNT-related issues

An ethics panel decided on Thursday that Denton City Council members Deb Armintor and Paul Meltzer will be banned from participating in all future discussions and decisions involving UNT, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. The decision comes after a request to evaluate whether Armintor and Meltzer had a conflict of

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    Top of Wells Fargo building to be event center

Top of Wells Fargo building to be event center

The plans for a restaurant at the top of the Wells Fargo building on the Downtown Square have been abandoned in favor of making the eighth floor into an event center set to open at the end of this summer. More than a year after the August 2017 announcement of

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    UNT Board of Regents votes to acquire Avenue C properties

UNT Board of Regents votes to acquire Avenue C properties

The UNT System Board of Regents passed four motions Monday to purchase or exercise eminent domain on several properties along Avenue C. Some of the properties include Campus Bookstore, Oriental Express, Eagle Car Wash, Naranja Cafe and New York Sub Hub. Each motion gives UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe the

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    Polling locations postponed due to conflicts of interest

Polling locations postponed due to conflicts of interest

In their Feb. 5 meeting in a 6-1 vote, the Denton City Council decided to postpone the issue of polling locations for the May municipal elections until their next meeting on March 5. District 3 City Council member Don Duff voting against the postponing The City Council has until March

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    Jason Cole withdraws from council race, local attorney enters

Jason Cole withdraws from council race, local attorney enters

Denton businessman Jason Cole, 51, who was a candidate for the Denton City Council District 3 seat, withdrew from the race Tuesday night, citing a potential conflict of interest if he had been elected to the seat. Cole said city council’s advancement of two large housing developments southwest of Denton – Hunter

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    City has hopes to end veteran homelessness in Denton by 2020

City has hopes to end veteran homelessness in Denton by 2020

At the last year’s State of the City Address, Denton Mayor Chris Watts spoke about his plan to end veteran homelessness by the year 2020 by dispersing home vouchers, bettering coordination between local services and finding other initiatives that can help accomplish the county’s objective. Last fall, Watts signed on

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