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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

“Up on the housetop, reindeer pause…” At least my little brother Carter was certain he heard them. The fact that we had no chimney for jolly old Saint Nick to slide down did nothing to deter his vivid imagination. Santa had proven himself to be a clever fellow who made his way faithfully into our…

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Here We Come A-Wassailing

Update: Originally published Dec 2, 2013. Christmas is here. You know that smell the heater makes the first time it comes on for the season? That’s one of the smells that tell. Other signals to the senses are pine and spruce, cinnamon and cloves, chimney smoke, pumpkin bread, roasted pecans, and…

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Holidays with the Family

The Courthouse-on-the-Square makes preparations for the Holiday Lighting Festival. Hooray for the holidays!! You might be wondering what activities there are to do around Denton with your family. Maybe a more appropriate question to ask is, "How awesome is this town?" There are so many special…

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