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  • Senate Committee Advances "Denton Fracking Bill"

    03/25/2015 11:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 24, 2015 | Jim Malewitz
    A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill that would limit local control over oil and gas activities across Texas — a measure being referred to as the "Denton fracking bill." The proposal is among nearly a dozen filed in the aftermath of the North Texas town's vote in November to ban hydraulic fracturing within city limits, and it's among those most likely to pass. The legislation, Senate Bill 1165, now heads to the full Senate, where advocates for municipalities will push for changes to address their biggest concern – that the proposal would jeopardize long-held city police...
  • Chestnut CEO: Better Communication Might Have Prevented Denton Ban

    11/25/2014 6:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rigzone ^ | November 19, 2014 | Gene Lockard
    On election night, voters in Denton, Texas, a city of about 113,000 people northwest of Dallas, voted to ban fracking within the city limits. Appeals were immediately filed; Denton is in oil and gas country – in the Barnett Shale – where fossil fuel resources are not only creating significant growth for the industry, but also lining the coffers of local municipalities and governmental entities within the state. To find out more about what the ban means, and what lies ahead, Rigzone interviewed Mark A. Plummer, CEO and owner of Chestnut Exploration Companies, headquartered in Richardson, a suburb of Dallas,...
  • Texas messes with Denton

    11/13/2014 8:39:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    al Jazeera's The Scrutineer Blog ^ | November 11, 2014 | Gregg Levine
    A week after a historic vote to ban hydraulic fracturing (or fracking — the controversial drilling method that forces oil and gas from shale formations with pressurized water, sand and a host of chemicals), Denton, Texas, has been told the state will continue to issue drilling permits within the city limits. “It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” said Christi Craddick, chairwoman of the Railroad Commission of Texas. “We’re going to continue permitting up there because that’s my job.” Also known as the Texas Railroad Commission or TRC, the three-member state body actually has no jurisdiction over the rails,...
  • Denton ready for legal fight if fracking ban OK’d

    11/03/2014 9:20:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — The mayor of the North Texas city weighing a ban on hydraulic fracturing this week said he’s prepared for the court battles that might result if the ban passes. Denton Mayor Chris Watts told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he expects Tuesday’s referendum “may be just the beginning for us.” “The vote is not the end of the story,” Watts said. “It may just be the beginning. It may be decided at the courthouse or at the Statehouse.”(continued)
  • Denton Co. Texas Dist # 64--Do NOT support R.I.N.O Crownover! She is a female Mike Bloomberg

    09/21/2014 12:03:00 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    I think most of us Constitutional Conservative Republicans agree there is nothing worse than a R.I.N.O! Well it is time to vote out that stale R.I.N.O. in Denton County Texas, District 64, Myra Crownover! Crownover has done nothing for Denton County, {Dist # 64) in the past many years, other than try to push her own agendas! It's time for a change! She is NO different than Michael Bloomberg!
  • Denton extends drilling moratorium until 2015; vote on frack ban looms

    09/12/2014 1:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 10, 2014 | Nicholas Sakelaris
    Land-use conflicts between Barnett Shale wells and homes continues to pose a “major impediment” to Denton’s future quality of life and economic development, gas well administrator Darren Groth told the City Council Tuesday. The Council agreed, voting unanimously Tuesday to approve a moratorium on gas wells applications and permits through Jan. 20. This moratorium is separate from the Nov. 4 referendum to ban hydraulic fracking in the city of Denton, a first for Texas. The four-and-a-half-month extension gives city staff time to iron out problems with the city ordinance to prevent a repeat of what happened in the Vintage neighborhood...
  • Texas city weighs ban on new fracking permits (Denton)

    07/16/2014 12:26:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2014 2:43 AM EDT | Emily Schmall
    A North Texas community that sits on a large natural gas reserve could become the first city in the state to partially ban hydraulic fracturing, with city leaders in Denton set to vote early Wednesday on a citizen-led petition to outlaw new permits for the drilling method. The process, also called fracking, has led to significant economic benefits but also to fears that the chemicals could spread to water supplies, worsen air quality and even cause small earthquakes. Scores of other cities and some states have considered similar bans, but the proposal in Denton is a litmus test on whether...
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • Republicans Face Off in Collin, Denton Counties

    05/25/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 5 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5/23/12 | Tranh Tan
    Crownover’s chief of staff, Kevin Cruser, said his boss is busy pounding the pavement and taking no votes for granted. This year, she has garnered widespread endorsements from fellow Republicans, including Gov. Rick Perry. The businesswoman and member of the House Appropriations Committee was given a coveted position on the 2011 Legislature’s budget conference committee, and has taken credit for reducing state spending.
  • If you live in TX state rep 64(Denton), please vote out Myra Crownover in the GOP primary on May 29.

    05/22/2012 4:15:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    Smoke-Free Texas: Rep. Myra Crownover ^ | 5/22/12 | Myra Crownover
    Go to the link above, Myra Crownover(R(TX)-64) is New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg and San Fran Nancy Pelosi, all rolled up in one. Crownover is one of the biggest RINO's around.
  • TWU threat suspect says he is not a terrorist

    03/03/2011 6:35:25 AM PST · by Immerito · 9 replies
    WFAA ^ | March 2. 2011 | SHELLY SLATER
    DENTON — An Army veteran whose remarks led to a 90-minute lockdown on the Texas Woman's University campus in Denton on Tuesday is now speaking out from behind bars. Police said Christopher Gillette made threatening remarks, prompting the emergency action. "What I basically said is that I'm extremely angry; I have specific military training; and I feel like tearing Washington down brick-by-brick," Gillette told News 8. Following his remarks, security officers swept the TWU campus, fearing a man with a gun could do harm.
  • America on Verge of Extinction: Address by Former U.S. Senator, POW, & Admiral, Jeremiah Denton

    02/24/2010 3:18:59 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 61 replies · 1,316+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | Jeremiah Denton
    This was written by retired Admiral and U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton to an audience at the National Marine Corps Museum Feb. 13th. We are in a struggle for our very survival in America. This book (autobiography, "When Hell Was in Session") presents my ideas of how we can win that struggle. Although the plan is far from complete, I have already concluded that, though we are presently in a bad way, we can indeed come from behind and will win this cultural war. This belief is based partly on the truism that he who is most hungry for victory has...
  • POW hero Jeremiah Denton to speak at Marine Corps Museum

    02/11/2010 1:30:36 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 14 replies · 546+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-11-10 | Emily Langer
    There are moments in Jeremiah Denton's past that he wishes he could forget. One of the highest-ranking American officers to be captured during the Vietnam War, the retired rear admiral spent seven years and seven months as a POW, four of them in solitary confinement. Denton, who went on to become a U.S. senator from Alabama, will revisit some of that history Saturday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle with a lecture on his book "When Hell Was in Session." Recently re-released, the volume is a firsthand account of Denton's time in some of the most...
  • Sarah Palin’s private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats

    09/17/2008 2:00:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 228+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 9/17/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Scroll for updates…Wired News confirms… Sometime early this morning, between approximately 3:00am - 4:00am, members of an infamous group of hackers broke into Gov. Sarah Palin’s private Yahoo e-mail account. The incriminating discussion threads included screenshots of Palin’s e-mail and private e-mail addresses of her contacts. The threads have since been deleted. Hacking e-mail is a federal crime. A TV anchor who broke into his colleague’s e-mail account recently pleaded guilty and faces a maximum five years in prison. The law will catch up to the hackers, but what about the lowlifes who are now gleefully splashing the alleged contents...
  • Police: Denton peace activist killed

    06/22/2007 6:34:05 AM PDT · by LaineyDee · 41 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08:07 AM CDT on Friday, June 22, 2007 | WBAP News/Talk 820
    FLOWER MOUND — The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has identified a man who was shot to death in Flower Mound late Thursday night as David Honish, 52. A police officer on routine patrol found Honish, a well-known peace activist from Denton, dead in his white Ford F-150 pickup truck around 11 p.m. He had been shot in the head; the engine was still running.
  • Wise loop detour: option could keep corridor outside of county

    09/18/2006 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 526+ views
    Wise County Messenger ^ | September 17, 2006 | Brian Knox
    A Wise County portion of the planned outer loop for the Metroplex may not be in the initial construction phase. Jeffrey Neal, principal transportation planner for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, said funding could be shifted to another project that would at least temporarily keep the loop from passing through Wise County. He made his presentation at Wednesday’s Northwest Communities Partnership meeting at Northwest ISD. The alternative assumes that the planned “outer loop” proposed to encircle the Metroplex will be used in designs for the Trans-Texas Corridor. The outer loop was not included in the original plans for...
  • War Hero Urges President Bush to Save the Mt. Soledad Cross and Veterans Memorial

    06/27/2006 12:02:05 PM PDT · by RDTF · 17 replies · 728+ views
    Thomas More.org ^ | June 27, 2006
    ANN ARBOR, MI – Retired Navy Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, former POW and former U.S. Senator, in a personal letter sent on June 14th, asked President Bush to save the Mt. Soledad cross, which is the centerpiece of a national war memorial honoring our veterans. Rear Admiral Denton urged the President to consider saving the cross by means of the federal government exercising its power of eminent domain in order to maintain the land as a National monument. -snip- Rear Admiral Denton first came to the American public’s attention in 1966 as a POW during...
  • "Denton County Man Held in Torture that Killed Puppy" (dragged, doused with gasoline, set on fire)

    04/27/2006 8:37:17 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 67 replies · 1,942+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Thu, Apr. 27, 2006 | BILL MILLER
    A man suspected of burning and stabbing a pit bull puppy that later died was arrested early Thursday, according to reports. Deshann Brown, 21, was arrested shortly after midnight in Corinth, a community in Denton County, and charged with animal cruelty, according to a report from NBC 5. The 10-month-old puppy, named Mercy, died Sunday despite efforts to save her from extensive injuries. She had been cut, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set afire. At one point last week, her caretakers said she had experienced a comfortable night and was eating. Mercy was found about two weeks ago in a...
  • Two years given in dog's death

    05/18/2005 8:14:29 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 69 replies · 1,427+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/18/2005 | Brandon Formby
    Denton: Jury says man's record, behavior led to maximum sentence DENTON – The man who taped a 1-year-old black Labrador retriever's mouth shut in July, causing the dog's death from heatstroke, will serve two years in state jail, a Denton County jury decided Wednesday. "What he did was an unbelievably cruel act, and he deserved to be punished," lead prosecutor Tony Paul said after the trial. Richard Swift, 43, of The Colony was convicted Wednesday morning of animal cruelty. Jurors decided on the maximum jail sentence allowed and fined him $5,000, half the maximum. Some jurors said the crime combined...
  • First the flags, now the monuments: NAACP joins opposition to Confederate Soldiers Monument

    03/18/2005 9:16:03 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 84 replies · 1,712+ views
    Denton (Texas) Record Chronicle ^ | 16 March 2005 | Dave Moore
    The NAACP would like the Confederate soldier memorial removed from the Courthouse on the Square lawn and placed in a museum, the organization’s Denton County president confirmed Tuesday
  • UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Partner gets cushy job

    01/22/2005 10:58:06 AM PST · by fifedom · 29 replies · 896+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan 21, 2005 | TANYA SCHEVITZ
    The University of California has quietly created a new $192,000 management position for the longtime partner of the incoming chancellor at the University of California at Santa Cruz. According to UC President Robert Dynes, Kalonji's hiring was part of the recruitment package offered to her partner of seven years, Denice Dee Denton, ... as the new chancellor of UC-Santa Cruz. Denton will start in February and will receive a salary of $275,000 and a moving allowance of $68,750. Gretchen Kalonji .. will also receive a tenured professorial appointment at one of the UC campuses -- possibly UC-Santa Cruz. In addition...
  • Hey, Peyton, Can you pass me the pen? (Manning is a Desperate Houswives fan)

    01/09/2005 8:22:05 PM PST · by OrangeDaisy · 7 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Tennessean | 1/9/05 | Brad Schmitt
    The Tennessean doesn't allow excerpts, so read the article here: Hey, Peyton, Can you pass me the pen?
  • Who Is Jeremiah Denton?

    09/03/2004 5:27:21 PM PDT · by Diago · 65 replies · 4,952+ views
    http://www.conservativetruth.org/article.php?id=2346 ^ | June 28, 2004 | Unknown/Senator Denton
    Who Is Jeremiah Denton? June 28, 2004 Email of The Week In 1973, Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr. walked off an Air Force C-141 aircraft to freedom after being held captive in North Vietnam for more than seven years. Born in 1924 in Mobile Alabama, Denton graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. In June 1965, he was assigned to Attack Squadron 75 on the USS Independence flying the Grumman A-6 Intruder. On 18 July 1965, while pulling up after leading a bombing attack on enemy installations near Thanh Hoa, he was shot down and captured by North...
  • HELP NEEDED in DENTON, TX 8/13/04, Update on Denton Abuse case

    08/10/2004 4:14:37 AM PDT · by call meVeronica · 1 replies · 310+ views
    The history of my request can be found on the source URL. The judge gave the abuser & her parent's the kids over the weekend (10am Sat to 6 pm Sun)with unrestricted access. My friends attorney believes the judge will be giving her back the children on Friday, the date for the next "temporary" hearing. We have spoken to Judicial Watch & they may send out a representative, our local (SW District) guy will be out of town. He indicated we should have as many "concerned citizens" attend the hearing as possible. If any of you are in the Denton...
  • Update on Help Needed (resources & contacts)...in Denton, TX (Dallas-Fort Worth area)

    This is an update on my previous post. Thank You to all that replied and all that prayed without replying. More prayers are needed. He has a good attorney. He has done all the homework that is possible. Today he had a MD testify to her opinion that the burns on thier hands weren't from anything the kids did on thier own. The Ad litum appointed for the kids(which the judge never signed the order to make him official), her attorney & his attorney agreed to further invesitgation, home studies etc. The Judge said NO. Even though she had no...
  • Help Needed (resources & contacts)...in Denton, TX (Dallas-Fort Worth area

    08/03/2004 5:10:52 AM PDT · by call meVeronica · 22 replies · 673+ views
    8/3/04 | Self
    I have a friend who is going through a hearing for his children. His ex-wife was found "responsible" for a child abuse incident prior to the divorce but was awarded the kids anyway. He has a great deal of evidence, showing she is still abusing them, but no one piece so significant it can't be challenged. Since he is male he cannot find anyone who will help him thus far. The judge has given him temporary guardianship over the kids until this Thursday when the temporary hearing is to be completed. The final hearing date will be decided later. But...
  • Admiral Jerimiah Denton On John Kerry Saturday On KSFO San Francisco

    03/26/2004 9:49:58 PM PST · by davidtalker · 22 replies · 588+ views
    self | March 26,2004 | davidtalker
    A heads up. I think this will be a show you won't want to miss. I will have Admiral (and former U.S. Senator) Jerimiah Denton on my Bay Area show Saturday at 2 PM Pacific. We will be discussing Denton's impressions of Kerry from his service in Vietnam. His postwar unAmerican activities and their shared time in the Senate. You can listen online.http://ksfo.com/
  • Who's Kerry

    03/10/2004 3:12:18 AM PST · by Main Street · 36 replies · 1,423+ views
    Mobile (Alabama) Register / Frontpagemag ^ | March 10, 2004 | Admiral Jeremiah Denton
    Knowing that I served in the U.S. Senate with John Kerry and that, like him, I am a veteran of the Vietnam War, many people have asked me what I think of him, particularly now that he's the apparent presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. When Kerry joined me in the Senate, I already knew about his record of defamatory remarks and behavior criticizing U.S. policy in Vietnam and the conduct of our military personnel there. I had learned in North Vietnamese prisons how much harm such statements caused. To me, his remarks and behavior amounted to giving aid and...
  • Who's Kerry (JEREMIAH DENTON)

    03/09/2004 9:09:52 AM PST · by Quilla · 121 replies · 22,606+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | March 7, 2004 | Jeremiah Denton
    Knowing that I served in the U.S. Senate with John Kerry and that, like him, I am a veteran of the Vietnam War, many people have asked me what I think of him, particularly now that he's the ap parent presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. When Kerry joined me in the Senate, I already knew about his record of defamatory remarks and behavior criticizing U.S. policy in Vietnam and the conduct of our military personnel there. I had learned in North Vietnamese prisons how much harm such statements caused. To me, his remarks and behavior amounted to giving aid...
  • Possible sniper link investigated in Denton County

    11/10/2002 12:51:05 PM PST · by TexKat · 69 replies · 768+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/10/02 | Staff Reports
    Law enforcement officials are looking into a possible link between an unsolved Denton County slaying and the Washington-area, sniper suspects. Billy Gene Dillon, 37, was shot in the head May 27 while doing lawn work on Blagg Road. Investigators had said at the time they believed he had been killed with a high-velocity rifle at short range. The death was ruled a homicide, but no leads surfaced. Denton County sheriff's spokesman Kevin Patton said Friday that investigators last week sent handed over bullet fragments from Mr. Dillon's death to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for comparisons with bullets...