Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Living the Dream at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo

“It’s Lucky Luke!” yells the bad guy. Enter the man who shoots faster than his shadow, moseying in, straight up and tall. Its 6 p.m. in Cameroon, and my brother and I sit wide-eyed and silent in front of the television, watching every minute of the cartoon, amazed at how fast Lucky Luke shoots his […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

What is your Kwest?

App helps users to explore heart of Denton. Our group was summoned by Kwest to find Anakin Skywalker in one of the downtown mini malls. We were greeted by hundreds of boxes and objects randomly piled up in one big room. Jeff Gordon sat on top of a game of Battleship. Lance Alworth’s old San […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Dentoning with the Dead

When I was younger, I remember asking my mom why people would leave food, envelopes of money, and presents at a table. As my father placed a photograph of my grandfather with an envelope beside the table, she answered. “It’s to remember the people we loved, so we will never forget them.” It was Dia […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Check off on your #DentonBucketList: North Texas Horse Country

  “What’s on your Denton bucket list?” I live in Denton and love this city, yet there are many dentoning experiences have yet to experience. So I started thinking what ought to be at the top of my Denton bucket list when I recalled hearing about the hundreds of beautiful horse ranches, famous trainers and […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

Denton Black Film Festival Brings ‘Rich, Colorful Experience’ To Town

Story by Denisha McKnight Photos by Will McQueen A rush of people fill the basement of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows lodge, scrambling about looking for friends and places to sit. The basement is packed wall-to-wall with people ranging from adults to young children hurriedly getting settled. Its time for the show to start. […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

Forever Mean Green

Story By: Brittany Sodic Images Courtesy of The University of North Texas A shaft of light cuts through the darkness, illuminating the dust motes suspended in the air. It’s stuffy. This tiny space and its contents haven’t seen sunlight and fresh air in over half a century. But now its time has arrived.  It’s a […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

UNT Turns the Big 125

Story by Shelby Adelsen Photos courtesy of UNT On the second floor of a small building in the middle of town, 70 students are gathered in a stuffy room. Young Texans are seated side-by-side with Creek Indians, a rare sight these days. They are beginning their educational journey toward teaching careers at Texas Normal College. […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2016

A Passion for Preservation

Oak-Hickory Historic District provides look back Story by Anjulie Van Sickle Photos by Brittney Sodic The bulldozer came in the night. The castle-like turret fell. The wraparound porch sunk into the ground. The diamond-shaped windows shattered. The widow’s walk, the balconies, the chimneys all followed suit. The century-old, three-story ivory mansion that was once an eclectic architectural marvel […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Chisholm!

Story by Edith Emeralda Photo courtesy of Cattle Raisers Museum The aroma of hot, thick, black coffee wafts in the still, cool predawn air. Bacon fat frying in cast iron crackles over a fire and plump, soft biscuits rise in a deep iron crock. Cattle and cowboys snore rhythmically across the quiet sea of grass […]

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American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity, Texas Fashion Collection, Greater Denton Arts Council

Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2014

By Amira Ansari
Photos by Blake Hampton

American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity

Denton exhibits rare bridal gowns from the past Created by hand in the year 1880, a delicate khaki-colored silk wedding dress filled with tiny floral print, a French bustle and mother-of-pearl buttons shines in the spotlight. Another wedding ensemble, designed in 1840 and carefully styled with warm toned ecru silk, full-length with a straight silhouette […]

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