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Dec 17

2017

It’s a Wonderful Life, Part 4

Today’s is the fourth column of this holiday series where we are looking at our city through a lens similar to the one through which George Bailey saw his own life in the 1946 Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” What would Denton look like if certain things we see every day weren’t here? […]

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Dec 10

2017

It’s a Wonderful Life, Part 3

Today’s is the third column of this holiday series where we are looking at our city through a lens similar to the one through which George Bailey saw his own life in the 1946 Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” What would Denton look like if certain things we see every day weren’t here? […]

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Dec 03

2017

It’s a Wonderful Life in Denton, Part 2

Today’s is the second column of this holiday series where we are looking at our city through a lens similar to the one through which George Bailey saw his own life in the 1946 Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” What would Denton look like if certain things we see every day weren’t here? […]

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Nov 26

2017

It’s a Wonderful Life in Denton

Most of us have heard the old adage, “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” It’s the basic premise of the 1946 Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The film explores it through an interesting perspective, though. It shows main character George Bailey what his world would look like had he never […]

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Nov 19

2017

Happy Thanksgiving from the Denton CVB

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. According to History.com, this is how it all began: “In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies […]

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Nov 12

2017

Hector Mendoza Pumping Up for 2018 Turkey Roll

Owner of the Hector Mendoza Agency, 42-year-old Hector Mendoza makes his living writing Farmers Insurance policies. He’s good at it. He serves on the board of directors for the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He’s good at that, too. Hector is also good at the thing that drives him most, and that drive is on two […]

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Nov 05

2017

Denton readies for two big kickoffs this weekend

Time is the elusive cat whose tail we cannot catch. That’s not a famous quote; it’s a genuine sentiment from my own head.  Turning the page on my old-fashioned wall calendar, I am incredulous as I sit down to write about holiday shopping. Holiday. As in Christmas. As in, “didn’t we only just take down […]

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Oct 29

2017

Discover Denton Launches Denton Ambassador Program

What makes Denton a great place to visit, live, work, and study? One of the most successful things we have done in Denton is opening the Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC). Here, we ensure that visitors, students, new residents and even long-time residents find the answer to these questions in a significant, customized way. The […]

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Oct 22

2017

Discover Denton Gears Up for Coffin Races and Day of the Dead

Her face was pasty white, lips black. Her nose was black with a little white stripe to mimic a black widow spider crawling down her sugar skull smile towards its web painted on her chin. With her hands, she wrestled her curls, urging them to lie flat. She positioned reflective pilot goggles over her face […]

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Oct 08

2017

Locals Key to Convention Business, Part 1

Joe Holland is a Dentonite. He is a Denton County Justice of the Peace and owns a bicycle shop. Joe is a member of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis club. Marvin Ruyle is a Dentonite. A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Marvin delivers mail right here in Denton. He is a member of the […]

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