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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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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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Dance (and eat) the night away with Lil’d NYE

I can’t believe it either – but we’re officially in the final days of 2017. (Hey, we’re under 50 days, so it counts.) With all of the hustle and bustle (and stress and cleaning and coordinating holiday schedules), often we don’t start thinking about our New Year’s Eve plans until, oh, December 27…

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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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'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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