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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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Jul 01

2018

Discover Denton Celebrates Two Years on the 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! This is one of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid, this day was about our core family of six piling into the station wagon to join the big family at Papa’s lakehouse, where we played with cousins, ate watermelon, made homemade ice cream and shot fireworks off over the […]

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Jun 24

2018

For Which It Stands: Denton’s 9-11 Memorial

Thomas J. Ashton. Albert Conde. Diane Lipari. Kevin Williams. Tawana Griffin Johnson. Guy Barzvi. Clara Hinds. These and hundreds more were names and faces plastered across New York City on chain-link fences, in subways, at bus stops and in hospitals in the days following September 11, 2001. They were missing dads, moms, sisters and brothers […]

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Jun 17

2018

Denton Celebrates Make Music Day

This Thursday is the summer solstice when the sun will be up longer than on any other day in 2018. How better to fill this longest day than with music? That’s what Jack Lang and the staff of France’s Ministry of Culture decided to do back in 1982, and it’s happened every summer solstice since. […]

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Jun 10

2018

Full Circle

Some 20,000 of you read this column each week in the printed rather than online version of the Denton Record-Chronicle (DRC). I imagine your Sunday morning similar to Tim’s and mine. We traipse out to the front yard, pick up the paper from the driveway and then sit leisurely, sipping coffee and sharing sections of […]

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Jun 03

2018

Access Art Alley Opens in Discover Denton Welcome Center

The Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC) on the square will turn two years old on July 4th, and my, my, how it’s growing up. As is true with any new life, it’s taken a village to get the DDWC from crawling, to walking, and finally running, a success other cities are studying now and hoping […]

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May 27

2018

Memorial Day for the Remembered and the Remembering

Tall heels click rapidly on the driveway. She tosses her thick, black hair while digging for car keys in the purse slinging at her side. In the car, she dons big sunglasses, checks her lipstick in the mirror, puts the car in reverse and heads for her office at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau […]

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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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