Police search for stolen trailer

HOPE needs help. Two trailers that were on the HOPE Food and Clothing Ministry property in Aubrey, a concession trailer and a smaller one the organization had borrowed, were stolen from the organization’s property sometime after Monday afternoon. “I told the police officer yesterday to just look where the lightning strikes,” HOPE director Teri Farmer said. “I said, ‘You cannot mess with God’s ministry.’” The smaller trailer was recovered by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday morning, Aubrey Police Department Chief Charles Kreidler said, in Bellevue, which is near Wichita Falls in Clay County. “Our investigation led us to a location in Denton where there were other stolen trai

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Local school districts account for all students Every student in Pilot Point, Aubrey and Tioga ISDs was accounted for during the COVID-19 closure. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to switch to a distance learning format after spring break and continued it through the end of the school year. About a month after the schools closed their doors, Denton ISD employees were unable to contact 777 students, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. PPISD, AISD and TISD each took a proactive approach in communicating with their students and investing in needed equipment. “I don’t know if it was anything magical that we did,” PPISD Acting Superintendent Harold Colson said. “I think the mai

Aubrey offers COVID relief

The owner of the Mane Pup in Aubrey, Stacy Payne, burst into tears of joy Tuesday as she received a $10,000 check from the city to keep her local business running during the COVID-19 crisis. Aubrey approved the business survival grant program May 6. The Mane Pup is a pet grooming business that resembles a human salon in downtown Aubrey. The shop has been open for three years but had to close during the pandemic, Payne said. “It was very confusing; Greg Abbott said it wasn’t on the essential list and then Denton County said that it was,” she said. “So, I was closed for about a month just to try and be respectful of others.” She has many clients who are senior citizens, Payne said. She reopene

Recognizing good works

Western Son gets thanks for making hand cleanser When the leaders at Western Son Distillery saw a gap in hand sanitizer availability, they rekeyed their production line to help solve the problem. The production center made 75,000 bottles of the liquid over the course of two morning shifts. “Our first responders and medical professionals are out there on the frontlines,” Western Son Chief Operating Officer Carlos Guillem said. “We knew they needed that.” The company has received messages of thanks from several of the recepients of the cleanser. Each bottle of hand cleanser is 50 milliliters and is clearly marked that it is not for consumption. One of the area departments to benefit from the h

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