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My mother believes in the power of art, that it broadens our minds and enhances our overall life experience. While we were growing up, she saw to it that we kids were exposed to live theatre, concerts, orchestras, and museums as the family budget could afford. And it didn’t stop there. I took piano…

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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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#Dentoning, summer style

Headed to Denton to soak up those summer rays? There's so many ways to enjoy time with the family here in Lil' d while on a getaway the next few months. Here's some things you should know: As of June 1, there is a handheld ban in the City of Denton. This includes voice calls. However, if your phone…

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The Purple Door: A Denton scavenging phenomenon

The day was busy. Photographers working on a shoot downtown needed some Denton-centric props. While they were busy setting the scene for the shot, I dashed into our Discover Denton Welcome Center. The day was busy in the Welcome Center, too. I was eyeballing prop possibilities among the shoppers…

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Spring Break: Denton Edition

In the coming weeks, students across the nation will be getting that sweet taste of summer. When you hear "Spring Break", most people imagine a resort on a tropical island. Most people don’t realize that you can get the most of your break in Denton. Whether you are a local student getting a break or…

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Chicken Little

When 35 Denton announced a couple of weeks ago that there will be no 2017 festival, the news launched a firestorm of media attention. Story after story across myriad media outlets adopted a tone much like Chicken Little’s as he ran about warning that the sky was falling. Kudos to 35 Denton. All that…

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A Dentoning Date Night

Most people think that the ultimate date night requires a reservation at a restaurant months in advance in a metropolis hunkered with traffic. However, one of the best parts about being in Denton is that you can find some of the finest cuisine to really set off the spark for Valentine’s Day this…

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Lil'd NYE: "the event Denton has been waiting for"

Ten! Nine! Eight! Seven! Six! Five! Four! Three! Two! One! Happy New Year! The ball drops in New York City. In pajamas, fuzzy slippers and silly cardboard party hats, Tim and I share a kiss and a champagne toast. The kids call to say Happy New Year from wherever they are celebrating in their…

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