Tyler Hicks

Tyler Hicks, Discover Denton’s resident ‘Love Guru’ (his words, not ours), is a writer from Austin, Texas. He lives in Plano and graduated with his Master’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of North Texas in 2017. When in Denton, he can be found drinking coffee at West Oak, scouring Recycled Books for old music, or playing with his four dogs.


Fantastic Bands and Where to Find Them 

Since my soon-to-be wife and I met and fell in love in Denton, I tried (unsuccessfully) to convince her that our wedding soundtrack should be comprised entirely of Denton bands. Imagine it: an entire wedding soundtrack of Midlake, Brave Combo and Deep Blue Something, taking us all back to the early 2000s. But, for reasons […]

Published on: Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Lights Up, Noises Off: Denton Community Theatre and Music Theatre of Denton Are Merging 

I’ve always been a fan of mergers. Exxon and Mobil. America Online and Time Warner. And who could forget Vodafone and Mannesmann? Inspired by my love of a good merger — and an exciting local merger, as well — I have crafted a compelling play sure to thrill all lovers of mergers. We now interrupt […]

Published on: Wed, Jul 03, 2019

Denton Dates: Keep it Classic

It’s me again: Denton’s Love Guru. Self-appointed titles aside, I’d like to think I’ve become something of a Denton dating expert. I know the ins and outs of all the romantic locales, and thanks to your feedback, I know what your better halves have loved and, well, loved a little less. Sometimes it’s best to […]

Published on: Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Beat the Heat: Cool Dentoning Activities for Your Summer “To Do” List

I’m a terrible Texan. My family jokes that I was separated from a Coloradan family at birth, and it’s not hard to see why: I don’t own any boots, I won’t be caught dead at the State Fair of Texas (but you can bring me some funnel cake) and I shy away from the heat […]

Published on: Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Off the Eaten Path: Caffeinated Denton

You didn’t think we were done, did you? Sure, I covered Asian cuisine and bountiful breakfasts, but no series on food and drink would be complete without the nectar of the gods: coffee. As an avid coffee drinker, I’m familiar with the ins and outs of coffee creation. You get your pod, your Keurig, some […]

Published on: Thu, May 30, 2019