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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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Storytelling the Texas Way: What I Like About Texas

Starry nights, country tunes and those beautiful rolling plains: These are the things that make Texas a special place, but the true beauty of our state lies within our stories. The What I Like About Texas campaign is all about honoring terrific Texas tales about music, food and everything in…

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The Importance of the Denton Chamber of Commerce

It was 1909 in Denton, Texas. The population had boomed from less than 400 people when the city was established as the Denton County seat back in 1857 to nearly 5,000. The railroad had arrived, two universities were influencing the city’s identity as a college town, and agriculture was the top…

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A Food Truck Story: the Famous Dumpling Bros

The Famous Dumpling Bros. Big Knife Tacos. The Pickled Carrot. Coochies BBQ. While our city offers more local eateries than your average spot on the map, these four are among a different breed because they are on wheels. In the not-so-distant past, Denton’s leadership struggled with…

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Celebrate Arbor Day at KDB’s Redbud Festival

On Saturday, Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) will play host to the 23rd-annual Denton Redbud Festival at the Denton Civic Center (321 E. McKinney Street) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This award-winning community festival – Denton’s official Arbor Day celebration – will feature dozens of vendor booths…

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Not the Same Old Denton

This Original Independent column is a year old within a few weeks. We’ve talked about many aspects of Denton here, things I love, things you love. We’ve explored Denton’s essence, how we think of ourselves and our home and the perception the world “out there” has of us relative to our attraction as…

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