Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Paranormal in Denton County: A Night at Goatman’s Bridge

The air is cold and harsh against your skin. It’s pitch black, the only light coming from your cell phone. Suddenly, there is a rustling in the bushes beside you. In your hand, a paranormal investigative meter starts to flicker, alerting you that there is a spirit nearby. Old Alton Bridge, or Goatman’s Bridge as […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

‘History and a whole lotta mystery’

As she talks, the scenery around you begins to transform. Paved streets and red lights fade away, even as the buildings remain the same. Bright neon is replaced by carved and painted wooden signs. Mesmerized by her stories, you follow her around the corner, as the parking spots and vehicles disappear and the smell of […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Its Walls Do Talk

Courthouse-on-the-Square celebrates 120th anniversary Over the past 120 years, horses and carriages have given way to cars and buses, businesses have come and gone, and generations of people have lived here, proud to be Dentonites. While time has transformed this city into something much different than the frontier town it was back in 1897, one […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Featured, July-Dec 2017

The Lasting Sting of a WASP

“You don’t tell a WASP ‘no.’ You don’t tell their family ‘no.’” So says Kimberly Johnson, director of special collections at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) about a special group of women warriors and their very unique challenges. Decades before female pilots were officially allowed in the military, there were Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), civilians […]

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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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