Veteran’s Day Ceremony practice

Denton County’s annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony is this Monday. The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University are working with the county’s veterans services office to produce this year’s ceremony.

Friday morning, participants in this year's Denton County Veteran's Day ceremony on the square went through the script for Monday's event. Seen here are Paul Bastaich, veteran services officer and members of the VFW Post 2205, (left to right) Doug Oakes, Bill Yeager and Wayne Travathan. (Bj Lewis)

High turn out at First Baptist?

At least one Denton man, Phillip Young, reported some issue with the high turnout in some polling locations.
“I voted there today at First Baptist Church and in my 32 years in Denton I have never seen waiting lines like that,” Young said. “I would say 95 percent of the people there were college age and a number of them I confirmed were from (The University of North Texas).”
Young said he got the impression someone screwed up and created a huge misallocation of resources, with the number of people in line.
“Forty-five minutes was my wait. I went specifically at 3 p.m. to miss the big crowds because I know so many workers get out at 3:30 p.m. then of course at 5 p.m.,” he said. “It appeared the people there were pretty overwhelmed, it was just unrelenting. They would have been really hard pressed to get up and use the bathroom because they needed everyone there to keep the lines moving. “
Denton County Elections Administrator Frank Phillips said he had not heard anything about that polling location, but may send someone to check it out.
“There’s been a lot of good turnout, some lines in the south part of the county, some in Frisco,” Phillips said. He said the only complaint he has hear so far has been on the longer wait times.
“It’s a presidential election, that’s just the nature of it.”