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Denton County Veterans Day Salute

Veterans Day seems a perfect opportunity to look back on the truly unique contributions and characters from Denton history as a salute to our family and friends who served in the U.S. Armed Services. Some folks may not realize that Veterans Day was actually the 1938 rebranding of Armistice Day, the…

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Denton's Most Haunted Places

You don't have to wait for Halloween to have a spooky adventure. With a rich history and everchanging landscape, Denton has all of the ingredients needed to make it the most haunted destination in North Texas. Whether you're planning a Haunted Road Trip or just a looking for an excuse to go ghost…

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Celebrate the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum as it Turns 40

The Square means a lot to me. It’s the first place I visited in Denton. It’s the place where I got engaged. And, most importantly, it’s the place where I go for my mandatory, doctor-recommended mountain of garlic parmesan fries at LSA Burger. But the Square is home to much more than health food…

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Pops Carter sculpture restored to former glory

You can keep a bluesman down, but not out. This week, after more than a year of painstaking restoration work, the sculpture of Pops Carter will be rededicated in its new home at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC), located at 400 E Hickory. The sculpture, which was created by Denton artist…

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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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One Mother’s Legacy to Denton

Like many of you today, I am thinking about my mom. I’m among the fortunate. She lives, is healthy, is my greatest fan and dearest friend. I shudder to think how my life may have unfolded without her gentle hand, stellar example, and depth of heart and soul. My mom is a great lady I aspire to…

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Denton Black Film Festival broadens perspectives

Art is expression. It takes as many forms as there are artists to create it. Even artists working within the same genre produce creations quite different from one another. They incorporate nuances from somewhere within their own imaginations stemming from their unique perspectives, life experiences…

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It's a Wonderful Life, Part 6

Today’s is the sixth and final article in this holiday series where we’ve looked at Denton through a lens similar to the one through which George Bailey saw his own life in the 1946 Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Christmas has come and gone. On a typical year, we would’ve spent the…

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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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