The following are updates in Denton County, Precinct 1:

Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry: June 15-26

Denton Mayor Chris Watts announced the eighth year of the Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry would be June 15-26.

The event seeks donations from residents and businesses during the week at drop-off locations throughout the city. Monetary donations are also accepted online. The information is available at

The annual food drive is a collaboration of the city and a number of local organizations including the Denton Community Food Center, Denton Community Market, Our Daily Bread, The Salvation Army of Denton, Vision Ministries, United Way of Denton County and others.

Results from the food drive will be announced during the Mayor’s Day of Concern event during the Denton Community Market event at 10 a.m. on  June 29.

Denton plans slate of July 4 events

Independence Day events in Denton begin early with the 21st annual Liberty 5K run and 1-mile walk at 7:30 a.m. at the Denton Civic Center.

At 9 a.m., the Yankee Doodle Parade begins in downtown Denton with staging on south Locust Street between Walnut and Sycamore streets.

The free Fourth of July Jubilee will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Denton Civic Center and Quakertown Park where families can enjoy free fun with an adult horseshoe tournament, carnival games, a hot dog eating contest and more.

At 6 p.m., the annual Kiwanis Club Fourth of July Fireworks will begin at the University of North Texas Apogee Stadium with the fireworks show scheduled for 9:30 p.m. 

Parade, food, music part of Lake Cities 4th of July

A patriotic parade kicks off the annual Lake Cities 4th of July festivities.

Each year, the four communities of Lake Dallas, Corinth, Shady Shores and Hickory Creek unite for a day filled with fun for the whole family.

The parade, which begins at 9 a.m., starts a day filled with food, contests, vendors, music and fireworks.

Admission is free to the event at Lake Dallas City Park, 101 E. Hundley Drive.

Hot Rods & Heroes Car Show set for June 15

Join the Pilot Point first responders for this year’s Hot Rods & Heroes Car Show in downtown Pilot Point on June 15.

First responders will cook hamburgers and hot dogs as a number of area car enthusiasts bring an array of automobiles for the car show that lines downtown.

The free event begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m.

If you are interested in registering a car for the show, call 940-367-1798 or email

Networking luncheon set for June 20

The Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce is planning a June Networking Luncheon for 11:30 a.m. on June 20 at the PointBank Community Center, 739 E. Liberty St.

The guest speaker will be Reese Ormand, CEO of Techvara. Cost is $12 per person.

Pilot Point concert to feature Glen Templeton

At the historic downtown square in Pilot Point, Glen Templeton will perform in a live concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 5.

Cross Roads Community Market open weekends

The town of Cross Roads holds a producer-only Community Market on weekends at the park just north of Town Hall at FM 424 and Fishtrap Road.

A producer-only market is one in which all items sold/offered are grown or produced by the producer of the product. Only products within a 100-mile radius of Cross Roads are allowed for sale.

Regional road and bridge updates

FM 720 North - In June, the contractor will work on building a concrete pavement transition at Lloyds Road; construct concrete and asphalt driveways; and install seed/sod.

FM 455 – From west of FM 2450 to east of Marion Road, 30 percent plans were submitted in May.

I-35E/Loop 288/Brinker/Mayhill –Crews are constructing retaining walls and an entrance ramp as well as Brinker bridge columns and construction of MSE retaining walls.  

Union Hill/ FM 455/ FM 2164 Realignment Project - For June, the focus will be on vegetation.

U.S. 377 North – Work is focused on main lane profiles, preliminary cross culvert drainage/layouts, side street profiles and ROW/easement delineation. Submittal of 30 percent schematic plans expected in June.

U.S. 380 East - (Loop 288 to U.S. 377) The TxDOT design team is working on 95 percent plans with an estimated timeline for submittal as of May 2019. (U.S. 377 to county line) The consultant continues to work on the 95 percent plans. The estimated timeline for submittal is July 2019.

U.S. 380 Feasibility Study - Following public meetings in January, a second public meeting will be scheduled this summer.

County road and bridge updates

Arvin Hill Road Project US 377 to Red Mesa - Bid awarded December 18th , 2018. Utility relocation estimated to be completed June 2019. 

U.S. 377/Stewart/Arvin Hill Intersection Improvements - TxDOT has provided comments to 60 percent plans. The county is revisiting signalization with TxDOT.

U.S. 377/Stewart/Arvin Hill Intersection Improvements - TxDOT is reviewing 60 percent plans for the intersection improvements. The county is revisiting signalization with TxDOT. TxDOT has approved an access permit for the realignment of Arvin Hill.

Sam Bass Road Project - FM 455 North of Nance Road - Design plans at 95 percent.  TXDOT has acquired ROW.  

Pecan Valley Road Culvert Replacement - Additional survey and engineering ongoing. 

Hackberry Creek Park Road Project - Preliminary design plans have been submitted to County. 

Lois Road West Culvert Replacement - Survey and Engineering study ongoing.   

Mayhill Road – From north of Quail Creek Road to U.S. 380, phase 2 construction is underway. North of McKinney Street: Relocation of water and sewer lines, installing drainage pipe, construction of box culverts and earthwork. South of McKinney Street: Placing concrete sidewalk, excavation, constructing inlets, relocating water lines and installing fire hydrants.

Lake Sharon Extension - Contractor continues to finish remaining utility work, which is 90 percent complete. The culvert crossing is complete. They are awaiting dryer weather to pour headwalls.

Denton County Precinct One Commissioner Hugh Coleman can be reached at 940-349-2810. The main office is located at 1175 Union Hill Road in Sanger. He is also available by appointment only at the Steven E. Copeland Government Center at 1400 FM 424, Suite 139 in Cross Roads or the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square at 110 W. Hickory St., Suite 323 in Denton.

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