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CVB Credits Carpenter for its Start

Denton: circa 1976. City population was 45,000; Denton County’s 110,000. Downtown Denton was quiet and sleepy. Parking wasn’t a problem and traffic jams were something that happened in “big cities.” In 1976, Denton had three hotels, one high school, two universities half the size they are today, and…

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North Texas Fair & Rodeo Opens This Friday

In September of 1897, Denton was a booming town of about 2,500 people clustered around what is still the heart of Denton, our downtown square. Things looked a lot different then. Our beloved 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square was brand-spankin’ new. Both of our universities were still…

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Welcome Center Opens for Arts & Jazz Fest

Beginning tomorrow, Quakertown Park will be a-buzz. Stages and vendor tents will go up. Fencing, signs, tables and chairs will be placed. Grills will heat up. Seasoned fest-preppers will stake their picnic spreads. It’s all preparation for one of Denton’s biggest weekends of the year when an…

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Homewood Suites Debuts New Look

Homewood Suites, a four-story, 107-suite property, has completed a renovation of all guest suites and public space. “Our renovation transformation reflects our continual commitment to deliver guests the highest quality accommodations, service and convenience they have come to expect from staying at…

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Finding warmth in the woods

On a cold, wet and windy night, the confines of UNT on the Square present a welcoming warmth for its residents. But simple shelter from the weather is not the function it should be most appreciated for. It's the nights, such as during the Denton Black Film Festival, when those who find their way…

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50 Shades of Black- Video Series

The Denton Black Film Festival presents 50 Shades of Black - a video series campaign. The concept is simple. 50 videos. 50 people. 1 goal : Tell the stories of everyday black people. In a media landscape where the stories of people of color aren’t told often or accurately, the series sets out to…

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Denton Thrives As Destination for The Arts

What do Denton's Day of the Dead Festival, the Arts Walk of Fame and Artists Enclave of Denton County have in common? All three involve varied artistic expressions, broad community wide support and a host of behind the scenes volunteers. Let me jump right into the middle of the creative sandbox…

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