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“Travel Texas” Brings Group Travel Buyers to Denton

Texas has mystique. Unlike any other U.S. state, the outline of Texas alone is recognizable by just about anyone. When people see that outline, a series of images come immediately to mind: cowboys, horses, wide-open vistas, Dallas and football top the typical lists. Movies, books, music and folklore…

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Denton is Ready for Dog-Gone Tough Convention Business

“Silver Grand Champion.” “Best Veteran in Show.” These were accolades popping up on Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) staff’s Facebook feeds as we followed Director of Sales Dana Lodge during her recent vacation in Seattle. Strange vacation lingo? Not in Dana’s world. She did a bit of…

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Denton is stepping out and into new markets

Anyone at Twilight Tunes on the courthouse lawn a couple of weeks ago likely noticed us. The CVB team was there with 15 VIPs, several of our hospitality partners and quite the impressive picnic listening to Gravity Feed’s tunes on a perfect evening under the trees. We were out to make an impression…

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TTIA Execs Try Dentoning

One of my favorite things is showing off Denton. It hits the top of my list when I get to show off our city to my peers and colleagues. Since last September, I have had the honor of serving as Chair of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) board of directors. TTIA’s mission is to improve the…

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CVB’s Dana Lodge Named to Regional Tourism Board

Readers often ask, “Don’t you ever run out of ideas to write about?” Honestly, no. There are limitless nuances about our culture and the way we go about life here in Denton, not to mention a never-ending parade of colorful characters, past and present. I mean that in the most positive way. Some of…

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McCutcheons Crown Horse Country

The day is blue sky and sun, early morning temps typical of Texas July. The north edge of Denton recedes in the rearview mirror and the road ahead dips and curves into rolling green terrain, lush after recent rains. Carefully painted wood, pipe and wire fences hem in wide pastureland on the left…

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Horsepower, anyone?

Welcome to the biggest, baddest horse country this side of the Mississippi. By Aaron Starnes Denton Live: July-Dec 2014 Satisfy your equine curiosity with a guided excursion to the Denton area’s amazing horse ranches. North Texas Horse Country Tours offers six professionally- led charter bus tours…

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The Essence of Denton, Part III

This series on Denton’s essence has been fun thanks to readers’ engagement. Thanks to all of you who took the time to participate. Remember the definition of essence? Per Webster, “the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is.” Over the past few weeks, we have identified many of the…

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Things to Do in Denton

Denton has a little bit of everything to offer its residents and visitors to keep us from running out of new things to try. There’s never a dull day in Denton, with art to be admired, live music to be heard, great shopping to enjoy and more. Whether you’re a longtime Denton resident or even if…

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