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May 20

2018

Live Jazz Now a Staple in Denton’s Music Scene

Little white lights and soft jazz music add ambience to the room arranged below a rugged timber ceiling. On weathered walls of partially exposed brick are numerous works of art. There, up high, is a painting of Miles Davis. Below Miles is Local Musician Series, a collection of work by local artist Randy Honeycutt. Dotted […]

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May 13

2018

One Mother’s Legacy to Denton

Like many of you today, I am thinking about my mom. I’m among the fortunate.  She lives, is healthy, is my greatest fan and dearest friend. I shudder to think how my life may have unfolded without her gentle hand, stellar example, and depth of heart and soul. My mom is a great lady I […]

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May 06

2018

National Travel and Tourism Week: Then and Now

Travel is… Fun. Making memories. Educational. Adventurous. Relaxing. Enlightening. Refreshing. People have used similar terms to fill in that blank for a long time. Perhaps you would fill in the blank with images like a beach. The lake. The mountains. Experiencing a new culture. Getting away from it all. A fancy drink adorned with a […]

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Apr 29

2018

Local Cuisine Big Draw for Tourism

Travel means different things to different people. Experiencing new places and cultures are typical biggies. For some it’s all about the accommodations, from fancy resort stays to a tent in the woods. Others focus on the reason: pleasure, entertainment, business, visiting friends and family. There is one common denominator, however, that is shared across all […]

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Apr 22

2018

Democracy Works When We Show Up

It is local election season, and early voting begins tomorrow for the May 5 election for Mayor and at-large city council seats, Denton ISD school board, and issues specific to our Denton life. I remember turning 18 and being as excited to vote as I had been to get my driver’s license on my 16th […]

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Apr 15

2018

Spring has Sprung in Denton: It’s Festival Time!

We Texans know that summer starts nipping at spring’s heels in no time once the grass greens up, trees leaf out and the redbuds bloom. We relish this seasonal window of near perfect temps, which is why the Denton calendar is packed with things to do starting this week. Those pleasant temperatures aren’t immune to […]

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Apr 08

2018

“Travel Texas” Brings Group Travel Buyers to Denton

Texas has mystique. Unlike any other U.S. state, the outline of Texas alone is recognizable by just about anyone. When people see that outline, a series of images come immediately to mind: cowboys, horses, wide-open vistas, Dallas and football top the typical lists. Movies, books, music and folklore have romanticized these and other Texas attributes, […]

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Apr 01

2018

Keeping Denton Beautiful: Every Dentonite’s Job All the Time

Last weekend, members of the Discover Denton (CVB) team, along with family, friends and more than a thousand other volunteers, participated in the Great American Cleanup (GAC) with Keep Denton Beautiful. We called it a team-building day. None of us were paid to be there on Saturday morning. It was simply an opportunity to be […]

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Mar 25

2018

Life’s Better in a State of Travel

“Life’s Better in a State of Travel.” This is the Texas Travel Industry Association’s (TTIA) brand tagline. This column’s regular readers know I talk a lot about branding, how it’s much more than a mere logo. I frequently hone in on our Denton Original Independent brand and the facets that make it successful in the […]

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Mar 18

2018

Denton at SXSW 2018

SXSW was a different experience for Denton this past week. Denton’s presence was missed in the Interactive Marketplace Expo where we concentrated our efforts for the past three years. SXSW annual attendees said as much when they discovered the Denton teams in our 2018 on-site-digs, reaffirmation that our past expo efforts made a memorable impact. […]

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