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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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Wassail Weekend meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked…

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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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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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Behind the scenes with Mean Green Football's loudest fan

“Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” With the third warning, a thunderous noise boomed through the stadium and white smoke hung in the air. Yells of enthusiasm filled the green and white’s territory as the start of a Mean Green football game had been announced by Boomer the…

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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'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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