Texas Regional Bank Completes Acquisition of AccessBank Texas

Harlingen-based Texas State Bankshares, Inc. and Denton-based Access Bancorp, Inc. announced today that they have completed the merger of Access Bancorp, Inc. with Texas State Bankshares, Inc. and AccessBank Texas with Texas Regional Bank. As a result of the transaction, Texas Regional Bank will add AccessBank Texas’ five (5) locations and approximately $570 million in assets within the Denton, Fort Worth, and Dallas markets to its existing network of twenty-three (23) banking centers in South Texas, the Texas Hill Country, and Houston.
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Calicivirus Affecting Felines at the Denton Animal Shelter

The Denton Animal Shelter is currently experiencing a virus that is impacting the feline population. Denton Animal Services’ veterinary staff reported that a feline which underwent treatment for an upper respiratory infection was still exhibiting symptoms of an infection, post-treatment. After further investigation, it was determined that this feline had Calicivirus, which has spread to other felines in the shelter.
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New marketing, communication leader begins July 1

Veteran communications professional Kristina Kaskel-Ruiz will lead marketing and communications efforts for Texas Woman’s three campuses beginning July 1. Kaskel-Ruiz, who previously served Sam Houston State University in an equivalent role, was named Texas Woman’s vice president for marketing and communication in May. She will oversee the university’s marketing and communications activities in Denton, Dallas and Houston.

TWU marks 65 years of dance PhDs

In 1958, two women started something that would evolve into an institution in American dance. Now in its 65th year, Texas Woman’s University’s PhD in dance program is the longest running in the United States, and has produced 117 graduates. “We have such a long history with dance,”...

City of Denton to Hold Clear the Shelter Event

Discounted pet adoptions and product giveaways available June 27 – July 2. The City of Denton will be conducting a Clear the Shelter pet adoption event Monday, June 27 through Saturday, July 2 at the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center (3717 N Elm St.). During the event, adoptions will be offered at discounted rates and include product giveaways.

5 local resources and tips for safety during a heat wave

As an ongoing heat wave hovers over the southern United States, citizens are beginning to feel its effects. Here are resources and tips to remain safe when the temperature hits extreme highs. Communication resources. Dentonites can register to receive emergency communications through Alert Denton, a mass notification service powered through...

Diablos Drop 3–1 Loss to Conference Rival Laredo

In a matchup of two of the top teams in the Lone Star Conference, the winner between the Denton Diablos and the Laredo Heat took a big step toward qualifying for the National Premier League Soccer playoffs. In a mostly-defensive showdown Thursday, June 23, at the North Texas Soccer and...

Public Hearing: Z22-0008; Asbury UMC

PHONE: (610) 585-6853. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m. The meeting is being held in person. For information on how to participate, visit The recommendation of P&Z will be forwarded to the City Council for final action. P&Z may recommend, and City Council may approve, any request which is...

Pride Alliance, Social Sapphics and other resources for LGBTQ+ students

There are several resources at the university and around Denton for LGBTQ+ individuals to engage with their community in a safe environment. The Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access provides gender and sexuality resources through the Pride Alliance office. Pride Alliance offers awareness and gender inclusion training, partners with community organizations to promote policies for all gender and sexual identities and provides hormone replacement therapy.

Denton Workbench Aims to Make Art Accessible to Everyone

After graduating from the University of North Texas (UNT) with a master’s in metal smithing in 2020, Caron Dessoye saw a need for a place for local artisans to come together. A place where not only they could build a community, but also have access to the large tools of their trade — like kilns, throwing wheels, sewing machines, and soldering tools — that they may not have space for in their homes.

Juneteenth Holiday Operating Hours and Closings

City of Denton facilities will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Please note the following with respect to specific City of Denton services and facilities. Parks and Recreation. Denia Rec Center, MLK Jr. Rec Center, North Lakes Rec Center, Denton Civic Center, Denton Senior...

Denton Diablos Take Down CF10 Houston FC with 2-0 Shutout

Denton Diablos head coach Ramon Raya had mixed thoughts after their 2-0 shutout victory over CF10 Houston FC on Saturday, June 11, at the North Texas Soccer and Track & Field Stadium. Of course he was happy about the win and the clean sheet, but as the Diablos continue to discover themselves early in the season, their play still has strides to take.

Denton Juneteenth Festival Spotlights an Important Moment in History With Fun and Education

When Birdia Johnson moved to Denton four years ago, the Denton Juneteenth Festival happened to be taking place. “I’ve never seen such togetherness when I first saw the first Juneteenth celebration when I moved here,” Johnson recalled. “People were loving each other, they were happy, they were eating, sharing. It was just fun — it was a community effort.”

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day June 25, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 25, on the university’s Denton campus. Various sessions and events will take place throughout the day, including a panel...

FemmeFest offers to showcase members local queer, femme community

An array of multi-colored lights illuminate the stage of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio. The cast of performers that range from drag to burlesque share the spotlight, each illustrating their own talents and identities. The variety showcase stood as one of the final acts of the first FemmeFest, a community-wide queer and femme celebration.