Blog Archive

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Nov 06

2016

Holiday Open House – Ready or Not, It’s Time to Shop!

It’s a warm, muggy Denton day in November.  As I am writing this week’s column, I feel a bit like one of the forgotten on the Island of Misfit Toys that Santa passed over on the old “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated holiday TV special; except it’s fall and not Santa that seems to have […]

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Sun

Oct 16

2016

Industrial Street Pop Festival aka “Geezerpalooza, a Denton Original”

A typical Denton scene:  a few guys get together to swap stories and languish away a summer evening.  As often occurs in Denton circles, the conversation turned to music. Randy Robinson decides this is the right time and place to propose an idea he’s been pondering for quite a while. “I love the Denton music […]

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Sun

Oct 02

2016

Aqua Pop Joins Mean Green Game Day

Saturday is another Mean Green Game Day in Denton.  It’s a 6 p.m. kickoff, which means plenty of time for hanging out downtown and tailgating before the game.  Last week, game day shuttles were upped from two to four, thanks to Mean Green Game Day transportation sponsor, Jagoe-Public.  Fans love the free hop-on/hop-off shuttles at […]

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Sun

Sep 25

2016

Dog Days in Mean Green Style

Relaxing in the grassy shade, eyes closed, white and golden-blonde hair dancing in the breeze, Ellie is tired.  She works day-in and day-out without complaint.  Lifting her head to check perimeters, because she’s never really off work, she considers how long it’s been since she went somewhere just for fun.  “Too long,” she moans. Ellie […]

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Sun

Mar 20

2016

Denton Inside SXSWi

Today is the final in this three-part series about Denton at the massive SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) Festival.  This is the week I endeavor to paint you a word picture from inside the Interactive Expo where our team worked hard all week telling thousands of SXSW delegates why Denton is a great place for original, independent […]

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Tue

Feb 09

2016

Thin Line: Busking Turf Wars shows hardships of improv buskers

Let’s start this with two definitions: busk [buhsk] 1. Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. documentary [dok-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] 1. Movies, television. Based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements. Busking Turf Wars is […]

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Mon

Feb 01

2016

Thin Line: Written On Water illustrates current Ogallala groundwater struggle

Written On Water is a somewhat bleak look at the global depletion of ground water through the eyes of generational farmers on the Ogallala Aquifer of the high plains of Texas. The Ogallala Aquifer runs from Nebraska to the southern reaches of West Texas. While the subject is bleak, the landscape of the film is […]

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Sun

Jan 03

2016

The Denton CVB Turns 40

“This agreement made and entered into this 6th day of January, 1976, by and between the City of Denton, Texas, a Municipal Corporation, hereinafter called “City”, and the Denton Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit corporation chartered under the Laws of the State of Texas, hereinafter called “Chamber…” This is the opening paragraph to a contract […]

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Sun

Dec 20

2015

Maybe Christmas Means a Little Bit More

Last Christmas, this happened. Like many people the week before Christmas, I was dashing around, trying to get last-minute holiday preparations wrapped up.  The radio was on as I drove between errands.  I was checking to dos off the list in my head when I heard the voice. “This morning, you brushed your teeth.  You […]

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Mon

Nov 23

2015

#Dentoning this week

There’s always something happening in Denton! Our town is filled to the brim with creativity, unique stores and restaurants, talented musicians and it grows each and every day! Here’s what’s happening this week in Denton so you can plan your #Dentoning. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD ART EXHIBITS UNT College of Visual Arts + Design Annual CVAD […]

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