Denison extends teen curfew

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- It looks like anyone 16 and under will have to wait a few years to make late-night plans in Denison.

The Denison City Council has voted to extend their teen curfew. Anyone age 16 and younger must be off the streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturdays from midnight until 6 a.m.

Police say the fine for violating curfew is $90.

Denison Curfew
Ages 16 and younger
Sun-Thur.: 11:00pm-6:00am
Friday-Saturday: 12am-6:00am


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  • by izabella Location: logan on Apr 24, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    I think that teens should be able to walk around outside if they please it should be a right. God gave us legs to walk I myself am a teen and do disagree with teen curfew because i have rights it might not say it in the Constitution but I should be able to walk around the sstreets of my city as late as I please if you put teens in this state you are saying that grownups are better than us and can walk around yet they are not they are equal thats how god made them.
  • by Kelsey Location: arlington on Mar 14, 2008 at 07:50 AM
    i dont like it
  • by WILD THING Location: DENISON on Mar 10, 2008 at 09:00 AM
    HEY, THERE SHOULD BE NOOO CERFEW AT ALL BECAUSE AS ANONYMOUS1 SAID "BUTT OUT" AMY YOU SHOULDN'T BE ON HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Momof2Girls Location: Denison on Mar 9, 2008 at 08:23 PM
    I think it is great they extended the curfew. I understand some kids have to work but their school should be first and they should be in bed at a decent hour. If they are working on a school night employeers should not be keeping them past 11 pm anyways because of school the next day. Midnight is not unreasonable for the weekend either, we are talking about 16 yr olds here not adults. There has been so many problems recently with teenagers running around trashing each others houses, that they had to do something. Any decent parent should want their 16 yr old home by then anyways, I will when my girls are 16.
  • by Tonya Location: Oklahoma on Mar 6, 2008 at 07:13 AM
    I have teenagers - and it wouldn't bother me one little bit to have the police call me to ask if I knew they were driving home from work after 11PM. Also - why do the businesses need to be open after 11pm? Even if you want something to eat and drink you can get it at Wal-Mart after 11PM.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2008 at 04:25 PM
    AMY butt out
  • by Bill Location: Southmayd on Mar 5, 2008 at 03:32 PM
    HERE in GONE,please hit the caps lock button and quit screaming at us,and please use a period once in a while.This isnt Brail.The law has been in effect for years it is not new, it has been "extended" and should be in every city.
  • by JC Location: Denison on Mar 5, 2008 at 01:19 PM
    When your car windows are broken out or a drunk kid pukes in your yard, or stuff gets stolen late at night call Hanks kids
  • by Anonymous Location: sherman on Mar 5, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    i agree with the other anonymous.. Some restraunts don't cloes till 11 sometimes on the weekends.. and sometimes you don't get out until 1 depending on when people leave and when everything is ready for the next day... Teens going to get ticketed for trying to make a living in paying there bills. there parents dont???
  • by me Location: Denison on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    I would imagine if the child is coming home from a school sporting event or work and can prove it, the fine would be thrown out. I think the city is concerned with the kids that are just "hanging around".
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