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Sep 16

2018

Everyone is a Philanthropist on North Texas Giving Day

Philanthropy. It’s a word that reads and sounds like something big, important and monied. Dictionary.com defines philanthropy as “altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.” Even philanthropy’s […]

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Sep 09

2018

Olathe, Kansas Chamber’s Study Tour of Denton

There is an ancient saying that originated in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. It comes from the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 1, verse 9. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” While not based specifically on the Ecclesiastical quote, […]

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Sep 02

2018

Labor Day: Labor for Some, Play for Many

This is Labor Day Weekend. For as long as I can remember, these three days are summer’s last hoorah when we cook out, swim, head to the lake, hit the beach, take a hike, go fishing, or maybe pitch a tent in the woods. We play. Since the 1880s, the U.S. Department of Labor says […]

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Aug 26

2018

O’Neil Ford Exhibit and Self-Guided Tour Open this Friday

We see them when we drive downtown. Many people frequent them: some for business, others for leisure, educational or even spiritual pursuits. Some just stay because they live there. They are buildings scattered around Denton. Denton City Hall. Emily Fowler Library. The Denton Civic Center. First Christian Church. The Little Chapel in-the-woods on TWU’s campus. […]

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Aug 19

2018

North Texas’ Big Fair & Rodeo Plans for Bigger

It is fair week in Denton! The North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) opened this past Friday night to thousands of fair-goers delighting in Denton’s oldest and longest (lasting nine days and nights) festival of the year. For the past 90 of its documented 132-year history in Denton, the North Texas State Fair Association (NTSFA) […]

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Aug 05

2018

Shiloh Field Exemplifies “Sense of Community”

This column is dedicated each week to things that make Denton Denton: our essence, attributes, sense of place, and people.  The stuff that defines Denton, like our sense of community for example. Last Wednesday, I discovered one such community asset, one I drive by almost every day without notice.  It sits near the intersection of […]

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Jul 29

2018

Denton CVB Launches Video Campaign to Woo Conventioneers

By the time O’Reilly Hospitality broke ground for the Denton Convention Center project on March 21, 2016, convention and meeting dates were already filling the calendar. That’s because there is nothing last-minute about the convention business and why the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and O’Reilly teams were promoting the “coming soon” venue since […]

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Jul 22

2018

Good Things on the Other Side of Change

A few years ago, I dedicated this column one Sunday to the fable of Chicken Little. Most of you likely recall the little-tale-with-a-moral from childhood. In a nutshell, Chicken Little induced communal hysteria that the sky was falling and the world was coming to an end after an acorn fell on her head. An acorn, […]

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Jul 15

2018

CVB Introduces New Denton On A Dollar Itineraries

“What is Denton like?” I’m reminded of a story. Little Johnny was riding in the car with his dad one day when he popped the question, “Dad, where did I come from?” Dad becomes immediately nervous, little beads of perspiration popping out on his brow as he glances at his six-year-old. He has dreaded this […]

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Jul 08

2018

A Farewell Tribute: Mayor Euline Brock

I first arrived at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) at the beginning of 2003. My initial focus as the new-kid-on-the-block was meeting the movers and shakers. I began at the top and scheduled a one-on-one meeting with then-Mayor Euline Brock. Prepared to offer my best handshake, I entered her office, my words already […]

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