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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…

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Welcome Home, Dentonites—Now Here’s Where to Celebrate

There’s something special about Homecoming week. It might be the pageantry, the traditions and the camaraderie you see. For some, it might even the football—if you haven't heard, our hometown Mean Green are doing pretty dang good this season. But for me, it’s the stories: The ones you hear from…

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Denton readies for two big kickoffs this weekend

Time is the elusive cat whose tail we cannot catch. That’s not a famous quote; it’s a genuine sentiment from my own head. Turning the page on my old-fashioned wall calendar, I am incredulous as I sit down to write about holiday shopping. Holiday. As in Christmas. As in, “didn’t we only just take…

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Day of the Dead was a frighteningly good time

If you believe that coffins are just for laying dead people while everyone mourns around them, then you haven’t seen it all. However, if you find it absurd and are thrilled to know how else people use coffins, then ask the people of Denton! On Saturday October 28th, the annual Day of the Dead…

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Discover Denton Launches Denton Ambassador Program

What makes Denton a great place to visit, live, work, and study? One of the most successful things we have done in Denton is opening the Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC). Here, we ensure that visitors, students, new residents and even long-time residents find the answer to these questions in a…

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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 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…

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Denton Haunts to Visit this Spooktober

Ditch the Pumpkin Spice Lattes friends, because it’s time for what October is really about: The haunted places and spaces that make our city scary fun. Okay, fine, you can still bring the lattes to the haunted attractions, but don’t blame me if you spill it during a scare. Denton is home to a host…

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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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