Blog Archive

Wed

Jan 31

2018

North Texas Horse Country tours highlight different types of local ranches

Sawdust and straw shifts softly as the hoof comes up and down, up and down. The horse shifts her weight, nods her head, and peers curiously through the bars of her stall at all the new faces. She twists her head to the side and sticks her white spotted nose through the slit, wiggling her […]

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Thu

Nov 09

2017

Walt Disney and the WASPs

Note: this is a supplemental piece to our Denton Live story: The Lasting Sting of a WASP, which can be read here. Many celebrities support our troops and veterans. Some hold rallies, some just donate to various causes. But there were celebrities that offered up more than money. There was perhaps no greater Hollywood supporter […]

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Tue

Nov 07

2017

Hypnotic Donuts serves up the must-have breakfast treats

What do a Las Vegas-born painter, a third-year sociology minor, and an aspiring local art gallery owner all have in common? They’re all in one transplanted Dentonite named Jenaveve Lester, and you’ll find her most current iteration — server and donut aficionado — every weekend (and then some) at Hypnotic Donuts on Hickory Street. Denton’s […]

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Tue

Oct 31

2017

Wassail Weekend meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked by the Holiday Lighting Festival. […]

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Mon

Oct 30

2017

Day of the Dead was a frighteningly good time

If you believe that coffins are just for laying dead people while everyone mourns around them, then you haven’t seen it all. However, if you find it absurd and are thrilled to know how else people use coffins, then ask the people of Denton!  On Saturday October 28th, the annual Day of the Dead festival livened up […]

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Tue

Oct 10

2017

‘Everyone loves to hear a good ghost story’

(Read our Denton Live story on Shelly Tucker and her background: ‘History and a whole lotta mystery’) The moon is clouded, but it doesn’t rain. It’s a fall breezy night. Well, sort of. It’s chilly, but it’s also warm. It’s the kind of unnerving weather in which you’d want to hear stories from beyond the grave. A group of about 22 people […]

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Mon

Oct 09

2017

Meet the 2018 Dog Days Spokesdog

The 2018 Dog Days of Denton Spokesdog was crowned Saturday at the North Texas Fairgrounds. This is Ice, a purebred Siberian Husky. Ice is going to be seven in January but he his owner, Lyndon Villone, has had him since he was four and a half weeks old. Ice is truly a part of Lyndon’s […]

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Thu

Oct 05

2017

Behind the scenes with Mean Green Football’s loudest fan

“Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” With the third warning, a thunderous noise boomed through the stadium and white smoke hung in the air. Yells of enthusiasm filled the green and white’s territory as the start of a Mean Green football game had been announced by Boomer the cannon. […]

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Wed

Oct 04

2017

Cody Relinquishes Leash

Cody arrived for his final picture shoot sporting a dapper blue and green button-down shirt. His curly hair was combed back although some dropped casually down in front of his eyes. Stray wisps of gray and white curled around his neck and framed a little bow tie. Although he was not wearing his signature clown costume, he was just as irresistible. Oh, and huggable! Why are little dogs in clothes […]

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Mon

Sep 11

2017

Arts & Autos Extravaganza brings nostalgia to the Square

As the early morning sun rose on Denton’s downtown Square, dozens of people young and old gathered to attend the 18th-annual Arts and Autos Extravaganza. Citizens could view vintage to modern model cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors, admire more than 100 pieces of chalk art, devour great eats and discover what’s new through the wide […]

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