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For Which It Stands: Denton’s 9-11 Memorial

Thomas J. Ashton. Albert Conde. Diane Lipari. Kevin Williams. Tawana Griffin Johnson. Guy Barzvi. Clara Hinds. These and hundreds more were names and faces plastered across New York City on chain-link fences, in subways, at bus stops and in hospitals in the days following September 11, 2001. They…

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2018: A Year of Hope

As 2017 came to a close, media across the nation reminded us of the many bad things that occurred over the past 12 months. Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and acts of God ranked highest followed by crazy people doing horrible things and then famous people we lost, famous people who lost it all and…

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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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Geezerpalooza Takes Us Back While Propelling Denton Forward

Every October for the last five years, Dentonites have flocked to Industrial Street and travelled back in time. More specifically, music lovers are invited to revel in the magic of 60s and 70s rock via the Industrial Street Pop Festival, aka Geezerpalooza, a one-day commemoration of the rock and pop…

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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 Texas…

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Why Not Denton?

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. It’s an elephant because it ranks among the world’s largest retail companies, and it’s in the room because it has eked its way into conversations everywhere I’ve turned the past couple of weeks. I’m talking about HQ2. HQ2 is the economic development project…

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9/11 Memorial to be Dedicated Tomorrow

I remember exactly where I was that morning 16 years ago. “Good Morning America” (GMA) with Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer filled the emptiness of the hotel room where I was attending the 2001 Texas Travel Summit in Austin. A lull in the usual pleasant GMA banter caught my attention. Chills ran up…

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Denton's September events welcome Harvey victims

September in Denton is busy. Quite literally, there is a festival every single weekend this month. My planned writing schedule for this column included features about these events, the first being this coming Saturday’s Arts & Autos Extravaganza. Then came Harvey. The entire gulf coast of Texas is…

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