Denton News

Denton, Texas, Rejects Fracking but State to Continue Drilling Permits

A state agency that regulates oil and gas will continue issuing permits to companies seeking to drill in Denton, despite residents passing a ban to prevent further hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas city. At an event sponsored by the …

Royalty Owners Sue Denton, Texas, Over Fracking Moratorium

A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton over its temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, claiming the ban violates property rights. City leaders halted fracking as they consider making their city the first in the state …

Denton, Texas, Rejects Partial Fracking Ban

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community. Denton …

Texas Oil and Gas Regulator Asks City not to Ban Fracking

The head of the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas is asking officials of Denton in North Texas to withhold support from a grass-roots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits. The …

Denton Could Be First City in Texas to Ban Fracking

A North Texas city that sits on top of the Barnett Shale, believed to hold one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S., could become the first area in the state to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing. A recently …

Insured Loss Estimate from North Texas Storm Rises to $500M

The estimate of insured losses from an April 3 hail and wind storm in Denton, Texas, and nearby cities has risen. The Insurance Council of Texas now estimates that the amount of insured losses will be $500 million rather than …

Estimate of Insured Losses in North Texas Storms Reaches $300M

The storms that rolled across the Denton area in north Texas in early April are estimated to have caused $300 million in insured losses. The area was hit by softball size hail and three tornadoes. The thunderstorms erupted April 3 …

Large Hail, Tornadoes Pound Denton, Texas Area

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms north of Dallas, Texas, on Apr. 4  produced hurricane force winds, tornadoes and hail reported to be as large as grapefruits. Several communities are reporting extensive damage. Severe storms first hit Denton around 4 p.m. …

Texas Mutual: 3rd Provider Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced that Michael T. Douglas of Denton, Texas, pleaded guilty to charges of perjury in a workers’ compensation fraud-related case. A Travis County district court sentenced Douglas to one year of deferred adjudication and ordered him …