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Welcome Center Launches Denton-Centric Gift Service

Something new is happening at the Discover Denton Welcome Center (DDWC) in downtown Denton. Randi Sue Surratt joined the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) team in October 2016 as the DDWC Merchandising Manager. Store sales support about one-third of the DDWC’s operational costs, private…

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We had wassail, now see the results!

Wassail Weekend is something I have looked forward to every year since I was a student at Texas Woman’s University. Whenever I invite friends and family, the response is “What is Wassail?” Wassail is a drink very similar to apple cider. It gets its name from an old Norse phrase, meaning “good…

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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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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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'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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Dentoning the Mean Green Game Day way

Dentoning, a word common in Denton culture, means participation in any facet of Denton life. One such facet that gets the university crowds and community Dentoning like no other is Mean Green football. In 2014, the CVB and Mean Green Athletics teamed up with local businesses to create and promote a…

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Denton CVB wins at annual convention

Babe Ruth once said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” The Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) staff is a collection of individual stars…

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North Texas Fair & Rodeo prepares to grow...again

Bright neon lights swirl. Carnival rides twist and turn. Crowds cheer in the rodeo arena. Music fills the air thick with hay, animals, fair food and cotton candy. It is fair week in Denton! The North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) opened this past Friday night to thousands of fair-goers delighting in…

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