Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Juneteenth: A celebration of unity

As the day turns to night, a DJ starts packing up his sound equipment, vendors are putting up goods and kids are high-fiving over their basketball game win. Local musicians can still be heard performing as people head home, exhausted and gratified. Fred Moore Park falls silent. Every summer for the last 45 years, a […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Hooping it up

It’s a perfect fall afternoon, the breezy weather calling for a day out on the town in Denton. Today, you follow your nose down Bell Avenue as it picks up the smell of cheesy barbecue chicken pizza. Peals of laughter and squeals of delight ring out over a swish swish of frenetic activity. Here at […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Caws for Celebration

North Texas hires Littrell to lead Mean Green “Compete like champions every single day. It’s not a quick fix, but we need to make sure that we set a solid foundation that can carry over for years to come.” Mean Green football coach Seth Littrell repeats the goal he has set in place for many […]

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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

It’s a Dog-Meet-Dog World at Dog Days Denton

Carefully walking onto the stage, their paces perfectly measured so as not to be too long or too short, the contestants nervously fidget with their frilly costumes. At their side follow their canine companions. In this competition, it’s the humans who are being judged and the dogs that are just along for the ride. The […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-December 2016

Living on the Edge

  Summit Gym Offers New Highs I am 10 feet off the ground, clinging to an angular wall strewn with artificial holds in shapes unknown to nature, when I come to a crossroads. I can either take the “easy” path, wildly grabbing for a small blue handhold roughly the size and shape of a walnut […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

How the Mean Green Reinvented Game Day

Story by Tim Cato Going spot to spot allows him to catch up with the dozens of friends he’s made throughout the years, thanks to Mean Green Athletics. He might linger at one tent for a bit longer than another, but he never stays put for long. It’s always off to the next one. “It […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Slow Ride

Story and photo by Scarlett McCain “Can I get a hell yeah?” He stands on the brick flowerbed by the UNT Language Building and punches the sky. “Hell yeah!” The crowd standing with their bikes mimics their leader. There’s a familiar spirit in the air – like a sporting event. Then, with a leap, Bubba, the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2015

Run, Denton, Run

Story by Juric Brown Photo by Christen Dennis It’s night time, and a small army of tired but focused individuals are running – all at different speeds – through the campus of Texas Woman’s University and along some of Denton’s historical neighborhoods. It’s a social gathering as individual as each participant’s rhythmic pace. These Wednesday […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2014

By Lauren Frock
Denton Live: July-Dec 2104

All’s Fair in Mutton Busting

From sheep-riding to slam dunks, Denton offers loads of fun for cowboys and cowgirls of any age.   The crowd cheers as 10-year-old Riley Webb, the youngest roper in the evening’s lineup, rides out on his one-eyed horse, Captain Jack. He dismounts and stands next to his steed, his eyes only reaching the stirrups. He lays out three lassos, and with a nod, […]

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