Blog Archive

Tue

Feb 26

2019

Pops Carter sculpture restored to former glory

You can keep a bluesman down, but not out. This week, after more than a year of painstaking restoration work, the sculpture of Pops Carter will be rededicated in its new home at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC), located at 400 E Hickory. The sculpture, which was created by Denton artist Christie A. Wood, was […]

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Wed

Sep 05

2018

Kick back with a glass of amber deliciousness in Denton

Here in Denton, we have discussed the many places to grab your favorite craft beer. For those who love their margaritas, we’ve pointed out the spots to get a delicious infusion of tequila. But sorely missing is something for those of us who love a neat pour of our favorite whiskey. As the CVB’s resident […]

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Sun

Aug 12

2018

Renowned International Bloggers Come for North Texas Fair

When it kicks off this coming Friday, August 17, the North Texas Fair & Rodeo (NTFR) will open for the 90th year, making it Denton’s oldest, most-beloved festival. Lasting nine days and nights, it is also Denton’s longest event. More than 120,000 people attend the fair each year, many from out of town. This is […]

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Fri

Jun 15

2018

Get an inside look at the new Alamo Drafthouse Denton

We’ve steadily watched it progress from a slab to walls to the giant CINEMA sign being hung outside. Our wait is almost over – Alamo Drafthouse announced that they are planning to open their doors Monday, June 18! Each Alamo Drafthouse has a theme, and the Alamo Drafthouse Denton is no different. Playing off of the […]

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Fri

Jan 19

2018

‘A Game Changer’: the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center is now open!

After years of planning and just over 20 months of construction, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center had its Denton Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday in Denton. City leaders, local business owners and community members showed up to celebrate the new jewel in the Denton hotel scene, including Mayor Chris Watts, […]

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Fri

Jan 12

2018

DBFF: History of black community in Denton front and center in art exhibit Freedman’s Town 2.0

Later this month, the Denton Black Film Festival will open with four days of film about the black experience. The vast majority of these films highlight situations faced outside of Texas, and some were even filmed outside of the United States. But what of the stories of Dentonites? Since its inception, Denton Black Film Festival […]

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Wed

Nov 15

2017

Dance (and eat) the night away with Lil’d NYE

I can’t believe it either – but we’re officially in the final days of 2017. (Hey, we’re under 50 days, so it counts.) With all of the hustle and bustle (and stress and cleaning and coordinating holiday schedules), often we don’t start thinking about our New Year’s Eve plans until, oh, December 27. It’s time […]

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Sun

Oct 15

2017

Locals Key to Convention Business, Part 2

Last week’s column congratulated the initiative of three Dentonites who partnered with the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) to bring new tourism to Denton. Joe Holland, Marvin Ruyle and Heather Gray rallied the state associations of organizations in which they are involved to host their conventions in our city. The combined attendance of their […]

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Tue

Aug 29

2017

Saturdays in fall: cool weather, bonfires and, most importantly, football!

For two months now, a promise has been hanging on my office wall. It features a bunch of young men, wearing pads, with dates on it. I’m sure my co-workers have been sick of hearing about how excited I am for September 2. Because on September 2, the most dull time of year ends: that […]

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Tue

Aug 15

2017

Get ready to view the solar eclipse

If you’re at all interested in space, or you’ve got cable TV, you’re likely well aware that we are going to have a solar eclipse next weekend. Now, while we here in north Texas will not experience a total solar eclipse (that one will be in 2024), we will have a partial solar eclipse. Before […]

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