While Denton has had many newspapers, the Denton Record-Chronicle has had the longest history and is considered the city's paper of record. The Denton Chronicle was established in 1882 as a weekly newspaper. In 1899, the paper became the Denton Record and Chronicle, when the Denton Chronicle combined with another local newspaper, the Denton County Record. The paper’s name changed to the Denton Record-Chronicle in 1915.

Articles in this newspaper are a reflection of the moral, cultural, educational, and political development of our community and the North Texas area. It is a daily diary of community events and contains vital information that adds to the story of our families’ lives. Obituaries, marriage, and birth notices contain information and connections for genealogist and historians. News stories, social columns, illness reports, court reports and even the classified ads are valuable sources of information for researchers.

Access to these newspapers was made possible through the support of a TexTreasures grant. TexTreasures is an annual competitive grant program designed to help member libraries make their special collections more accessible to researchers across Texas and beyond. TexTreasures awards have been made possible by the Library Services and Technology Act through the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Denton Record-Chronicle in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/DRC/ accessed December 10, 2023.

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