News from Denton County, Flower Mound & Argyle
Flower Mound Town Council meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 19 at 2121 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound. www.flower-mound.com Highland Village City Council meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at 1000 Highland Village Road, Highland Village. www.highlandvillage.org Argyle Town Council meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 19 at 308 MEETINGS WE COVER HIGHLIGHTS DENTON COUNTY Residents re-elected County Judge Andy Eads over challenger Fabian Thomas on Nov. 8. The Republican incumbent topped his Democrat opponent with 59.46% of votes. About 52.25% of registered voters cast a ballot, according to county data. Eads has served on the Denton County Commissioners Court since 2007 as a commissioner and as county judge since 2019. “It’s a great honor to serve the residents of Denton County,” he said.
Council changes Cross Timbers Conservation Development District
Argyle’s former fire chief indicted
BY MICHAEL CROUCHLEY
BY SAMANTHA DOUTY
The Cross Timbers Conservation District is a district in Flower Mound. DISTRICT BOUNDARY
FLOWER MOUND Town Coun- cil approved several changes to the land use and zoning of the Cross Timbers Conservation Development District during its Nov. 7 meeting. The area plan for the CTCDD, which was established in the ‘90s, was changed to remove all language regarding “cluster housing.” The council approved a zoning ordinance that requires 25% of developments to be at least 1 acre and a minimum lot of 0.75 acres. “The conservation area is the identity of the town, and it’s the best thing we have, so we have an obligation to prioritize conser- vation in that area, not economic development,” Council Member Adam Schiestel said. “The residents have been very clear that they want lower density
DENTON COUNTY Argyle’s former fire chief was indicted on federal charges related to misuse and theft of funds from the Argyle Fire District operating account, and making false statements to the Department of Labor. Mac Hohenberger, the former Argyle fire chief, was indicted on federal violations in the Eastern District Court of Texas on Nov. 17, according to a Nov. 18 a release from the Department of Justice’s Eastern District of Texas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Hohenberger on Nov. 17. Hohenberger, while Argyle Fire Department’s chief, is alleged to have taken money from the operating account and used over $490,000 of those funds to pay personal credit card bills, according to the release. He is also alleged to have failed to fund firefighter retirement accounts in the time required by regulations and embezzled or stole the funds.
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development and open space.” The changes were approved 4-1, with Council Member Jim Engel voting in opposition. “My concern is the elimination of an incentive for developers,” Engel said. “It’s going to affect these landowners, and I’m entirely against that.”
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