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Shelly Tucker

Shelly Tucker tells stories for a living. She was named an American Masterpiece Storyteller in 2008 by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more than twenty-five years, Shelly has traveled the Lone Star State telling stories at schools, libraries, and museums. These days, it’s more likely that you will find her leading The Ghosts of Denton tour groups around a dark downtown weaving a narrative spell that resurrects the past, uncovers buried secrets and dusts off forgotten mysteries. This professional storyteller, a Denton resident, has wrapped her passion for research and local Denton history and lore into ghost tales that chill and delight.


Texas Storytelling Festival: Witches Cauldron – a tantalizing tale of ghost stories

Do you think that ghost tales are just for Halloween? Think again! To kick of the 31st-annual Texas Storytelling Festival, bards from across the land are stirring up a haunting brew of eerie tales to leave you spellbound. Best of all, the concert is free! Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 10 from 7-9:15 p.m. […]

Published on: Tue, Feb 23, 2016

A Dog Hero of Denton

“The gloom was thicker than frozen molasses around the Central Fire Station.”  That’s what the Denton Record Chronicle reported about the day in 1937, when Snooky died.  Her death was treated as if she were one of Denton’s fallen heroes. Snooky was a big white bulldog who was the mascot of the firemen at the […]

Published on: Thu, Apr 18, 2013