Blog Archive

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Jun 25

2017

Discover Denton Welcome Center turns one

The hot and muggy morning had no effect on the high spirits inside. Sporting what would be the daily attire in this place from now on, staff members in #dentoning T-shirts scurried about tending to last-minute details. “Just fifteen more minutes!” someone shouted. After years of planning, months of construction and many weeks of training, […]

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Jun 18

2017

The Dumpling Bro himself – John Kang

In this column last week, we met The Famous Dumpling Bros food truck owner John Kang and learned about the creative crowdfunding project which engages passionate supporters of small, local businesses to invest in their expansion. Today, in the second of this two-part series, we’ll get a glimpse into what drove this man to food-trucking […]

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Jun 11

2017

A Food Truck Story: the Famous Dumpling Bros

The Famous Dumpling Bros. Big Knife Tacos. The Pickled Carrot. Coochies BBQ. While our city offers more local eateries than your average spot on the map, these four are among a different breed because they are on wheels. In the not-so-distant past, Denton’s leadership struggled with should-we-or-shouldn’t-we enact local ordinances, allowing the food truck industry […]

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Jun 04

2017

That’s What I Like About Texas

I’ll bet there are few Texans who haven’t heard this song: You ask me what I like about Texas I tell you it’s the wide open spaces! It’s everything between the Sabine and the Rio Grande. It’s the Llano Estacado, It’s the Brazos and the Colorado; Spirit of the people down here who share this […]

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May 28

2017

Singer, UNT Alum John Ford Coley Unveils Walk of Fame Square June 10

It’s a glorious sunny day. The sunroof is open, I’ve got my shades on and the warm breeze gently tosses my hair as I cruise along the street. The radio is turned up, and I’m belting out the words because I know them by heart. Head bobbing to the beat, I slow for a traffic […]

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May 21

2017

Val Dacus – A famous Dentoning expert

In Denton, we are surrounded by famous people. We rub shoulders with them so often that most of us don’t even think about it. The Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC) is staffed with people we call Dentoning Experts, because they know Denton intimately. They’re naturally good with people and eager to help each visitor discover […]

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May 14

2017

UNT Graduate Connor Gray Joins Oscar Mayer Wiener’s Hotdogging Team

This weekend has been busy in Denton. It happens twice a year, in May and December, filling hotels and packing restaurants. Thousands of students between UNT and TWU took the ceremonial walk across the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance.” Families and friends flooded into Denton to celebrate the grads. And today is Mother’s Day. It’s […]

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May 07

2017

One in 1.1 Million: National Travel and Tourism Week

I am one in 1.1 million. So is each member of the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau team. So are all the Dentoning Experts at the Discover Denton Welcome Center. So are owners, managers and staff of Denton hotels. So are owners, managers, servers and cooks of Denton restaurants. So are Denton artists, venue owners, […]

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Apr 30

2017

The Purple Door: A Denton scavenging phenomenon

The day was busy. Photographers working on a shoot downtown needed some Denton-centric props. While they were busy setting the scene for the shot, I dashed into our Discover Denton Welcome Center. The day was busy in the Welcome Center, too. I was eyeballing prop possibilities among the shoppers when I overheard a group of […]

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Apr 23

2017

CVB Team to Offer VR tours of Denton from Arts & Jazz Main Stage Field

Beginning tomorrow, Quakertown Park will be a-buzz. Stages and vendor tents will go up. The normal number of trash and recycle receptacles will multiply many times over. Fencing, signs, tables and chairs will be placed. It’s all preparation for one of Denton’s biggest weekends of the year when an estimated 225,000 people will turn out […]

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