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Wassail Weekend meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked…

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Behind the scenes with Mean Green Football's loudest fan

“Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” With the third warning, a thunderous noise boomed through the stadium and white smoke hung in the air. Yells of enthusiasm filled the green and white’s territory as the start of a Mean Green football game had been announced by Boomer the…

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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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Hickory Dickory Dock

Story by Tyler Murphy Photo by Christen Dennis Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 Dentonites are used to seeing the road work. The Hickory Street improvement is a massive project turning this familiar favorite district into a symbol of Denton’s refreshing independent spirit. After a year of work, the end…

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Higher Grounds

Story and photos by Christen Dennis Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 It fits like your favorite pair of shoes. Like you’re walking into your own cozy den. Except hipper. And with your own wait staff and filled with friends you don’t necessarily know. It’s West Oak Coffee Bar, with its friendly staff…

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All Dogs Go to Dog Days of Denton

Story by Laura Cortez Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 Photos courtesy of Sheila Wilson I take center stage, wearing nothing but my hiking backpack and a bandana tied around my neck. Self-conscious? Naw. I’m feeling good. It is, after all, a warm September day. The sun even makes me glow, and…

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Chisolm!

Story by Edith Emeralda Photo courtesy of Cattle Raisers Museum Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 The aroma of hot, thick, black coffee wafts in the still, cool predawn air. Bacon fat frying in cast iron crackles over a fire and plump, soft biscuits rise in a deep iron crock. Cattle and cowboys snore…

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How the Mean Green Reinvented Game Day

Story by Tim Cato Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 Going spot to spot allows him to catch up with the dozens of friends he’s made throughout the years, thanks to Mean Green Athletics. He might linger at one tent for a bit longer than another, but he never stays put for long. It’s always off to the next…

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They come from the Future

By: Javier Navarro Photo courtesy of the North Texas Daily Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 In the bowels of a historic building that used to protect the assets of the people and businesses that founded this city is a room now filled with comic book action figures, high-end tower computers and four…

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