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Walt Disney and the WASPs

Note: this is a supplemental piece to our Denton Live story: The Lasting Sting of a WASP, which can be read here. Many celebrities support our troops and veterans. Some hold rallies, some just donate to various causes. But there were celebrities that offered up more than money. There was perhaps no…

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Wassail Weekend meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked…

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'Everyone loves to hear a good ghost story'

(Read our Denton Live story on Shelly Tucker and her background: 'History and a whole lotta mystery') The moon is clouded, but it doesn’t rain. It’s a fall breezy night. Well, sort of. It’s chilly, but it’s also warm. It’s the kind of unnerving weather in which you’d want to hear stories from beyond…

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Behind the scenes with Mean Green Football's loudest fan

“Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” With the third warning, a thunderous noise boomed through the stadium and white smoke hung in the air. Yells of enthusiasm filled the green and white’s territory as the start of a Mean Green football game had been announced by Boomer the…

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Chisolm!

Story by Edith Emeralda Photo courtesy of Cattle Raisers Museum Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 The aroma of hot, thick, black coffee wafts in the still, cool predawn air. Bacon fat frying in cast iron crackles over a fire and plump, soft biscuits rise in a deep iron crock. Cattle and cowboys snore…

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How the Mean Green Reinvented Game Day

Story by Tim Cato Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 Going spot to spot allows him to catch up with the dozens of friends he’s made throughout the years, thanks to Mean Green Athletics. He might linger at one tent for a bit longer than another, but he never stays put for long. It’s always off to the next…

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They come from the Future

By: Javier Navarro Photo courtesy of the North Texas Daily Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 In the bowels of a historic building that used to protect the assets of the people and businesses that founded this city is a room now filled with comic book action figures, high-end tower computers and four…

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Rock of Ages

By: Ateanna Uriri Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 Everybody dancin’ C’mon children, c’mon children Come on, clap your hands Sun went down in honey and the moon came up in wine You know stars were spinnin’ dizzy, Lord The band kept us too busy, we forgot about the time A couple dances and cheers…

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It is the Best of Times

Story by Brittany Fholer Photos by Christopher Blumenshine Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 ‘Tis a magical time. For thousands of years in the cold of winter, two symbols have come together as a celebration of life. Amidst the dreariness of the season, when many living things sleep or die off…

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