Blog Archive

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Nov 11

2018

Nouveau: Beaujolais and Football Meet in Denton

“Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” Translation: The new Beaujolais has arrived. Actually, it is arriving in Denton right on time this Thursday, November 15 at the Campus Theatre’s 21st-annual fundraiser, “Beaujolais and More” wine, beer and food festival. It’s right on time because the third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the official release […]

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Sun

Nov 04

2018

Welcome Center Launches Denton-Centric Gift Service

Something new is happening at the Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC) in downtown Denton. Randi Sue Surratt joined the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) team in October 2016 as the DDWC Merchandising Manager. Store sales support about one-third of the DDWC’s operational costs, private sponsorships and a portion of Hotel Occupancy Tax comprising the […]

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Sun

Oct 28

2018

The Planner’s Zone: Wowed About Denton

The following story is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was pure luck of the draw that got her stuck with the job. Mr. Morgan gave the task to his top admin team. “It doesn’t matter to me which of you takes this on, but one of you own it […]

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Sun

Oct 21

2018

CVB Servicing Key to Denton Tourism

They clustered along the sidewalks. They wandered in groups. Here and there, they gathered at tables and browsed in shops. They crowded Armadillo Ale Works for live music, Twilight Tunes having moved to its rain location. Downtown was full of them this past Thursday night, easy to spot with bright red Discover Denton lanyards around […]

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Sun

Oct 14

2018

Industrial Street Pop Festival Turns Back Time

Hypothesis: While the body ages with time, the mind picks a spot and just stays there. It’s a glorious sunny day. The sunroof is open, I’ve got my shades on and the warm breeze tosses my hair as I cruise along the street. The radio is turned up, and I’m belting out the words because […]

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Oct 04

2018

CVB Credits Carpenter for its Start

Denton: circa 1976. City population was 45,000; Denton County’s 110,000. Downtown Denton was quiet and sleepy. Parking wasn’t a problem and traffic jams were something that happened in “big cities.” In 1976, Denton had three hotels, one high school, two universities half the size they are today, and miles of green space between the city […]

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Sun

Sep 30

2018

The Limelight is on Us, Denton. Find Out Why.

The speaker was just beginning his presentation when he did it. “Does anyone in here know what this is?” he asked the 50-some-odd Texas Travel Summit attendees in the breakout session. He held up his right hand, fingers positioned in what sure looked to me like an eagle claw. Beaming, he clicked to advance the […]

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Horse Country, Denton TX

Sun

Sep 23

2018

A Legacy and a Dream Pave Way for the Future

Seemingly unrelated events sometimes connect in surprising ways. It is often only in hindsight that we see how. “He is the last of the true cowboys – tough, full of grit, but always a gentleman,” a friend recently said about Weldon Burgoon. Tomorrow morning, Denton’s most famous cowboy will be laid to rest. Weldon Burgoon […]

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Sun

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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Sun

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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