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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 stopped by our Discover Denton Visitor Center. The day was busy in the Visitor Center, too. I overheard a group of three young women asking one of our…

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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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Save big at the Holiday Open House

I don't know about the rest of y'all, but the holidays have snuck up on me this year. My boss, Kim, tells us in January every year to start our holiday shopping and, as per usual, we ignored her, thinking "we've got plenty of time!" Then, the next thing we know, we're racing coffins down Hickory…

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Holiday Open House – Ready or Not, It’s Time to Shop!

It’s a warm, muggy Denton day in November. As I am writing this week’s column, I feel a bit like one of the forgotten on the Island of Misfit Toys that Santa passed over on the old “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated holiday TV special; except it’s fall and not Santa that seems to have passed…

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Tradition, Dentoning and Homecoming

One of Denton’s most captivating characteristics to me is what happens when we come together. I find it almost magical. It is original and independent, unlike anything I’ve experienced anywhere else. We are a diverse and largely passionate people, and there are times when that can be uncomfortable…

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