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Mar 19

2017

SXSWi Visits Denton Via Virtual Reality

“My company is based in Austin,” the lady explained. “I’m looking to open a second office in the DFW area.” She explained that her employees thrive most in a creative environment where working, living and playing can happen in the same, walkable area. “Is Denton like that?” she asked “Visit and see for yourself right […]

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Mar 05

2017

Denton County Day at State Capitol

Texans are renowned for fierce love and devotion to our state. That is one of the reasons Denton County Day was extra special for the 175 Denton County delegates this year. Texas turned 181 years old this past Thursday, and we spent Texas’ birthday eve walking the corridors of our beautiful state capitol. Denton Chamber […]

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Feb 26

2017

Life’s Better in a State of Travel

“Life’s Better in a State of Travel.” This is the Texas Travel Industry Association’s (TTIA) brand tagline. My focus typically hones in on our Denton Original Independent brand, and the facets that make it so successful in the marketplace from the essence it conveys to delivering on the promise it represents. The “Life’s Better” brand […]

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Feb 19

2017

Chicken Little

When 35 Denton announced a couple of weeks ago that there will be no 2017 festival, the news launched a firestorm of media attention. Story after story across myriad media outlets adopted a tone much like Chicken Little’s as he ran about warning that the sky was falling. Kudos to 35 Denton. All that attention […]

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Feb 12

2017

Anonymous Hero

It was one of those days. She got up at 5 a.m. to bake cookies for her son’s class event at school. The cookies burned. She threw on some clothes and rushed to Kroger, grabbed bakery cookies to replace the trashed homemade batch, paid and hurried back home. The household was in a tizzy, everyone […]

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Feb 05

2017

Trains important to Denton’s past, present and future

Their song began long ago. In fact, their tune was first, before a single Denton band you can name. It was before UNT’s jazz school and its evolution into one of the most prestigious music schools in the world. It’s a tune almost as old as our city, a sound as much a part of […]

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Jan 29

2017

Arts Walk of Fame, Step by Step

Let’s go for a walk.  We’re starting in downtown Denton at the PointBank Black Box Theatre on Hickory Street, and we’ll head west toward the square. Before we take our first step, though, let’s look down at the sidewalk.  Notice the pattern?  On both sides of Hickory Street between Bell and Locust Streets, a brick […]

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Jan 22

2017

DentonRadio.com and the Changing World of Airwaves

There is a contest underway in Denton. The popular local, online publication The Dentonite will present the first-ever DAM (Denton Arts and Music) awards to the winners at the Campus Theatre on February 11. One of the contest categories is Best Radio Station in which there are three competing stations: DentonRadio.com, KNTU 88.1 and Real […]

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Jan 15

2017

Stars

Since moving to Denton last November, I am seeing things I’ve never noticed in my 14 years at the Denton CVB. My work often includes night and weekend hours, and Tim and I have invested the bulk of our entertainment time and date nights in Denton over these years, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised to […]

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Jan 08

2017

The CVB’s 2016 Year in Review

As the final hours of 2016 ebbed away last weekend, social media was firing on all channels. Many people seemed to be gnashing their teeth at 2016, glad such a bad year was finally ending and hopeful that 2017 will be better. Others remarked on wonderful things they experienced last year, like my daughter who […]

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