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Meet the Deejays: Isabel Deniz

Scrunching her expressive face rather comically, Isabel Deniz did not have to ponder long the answer to my question, “Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?” “It’s not a quote, but a word,” she replied emphatically. A radiant smile and then, “Perseverance. If you work and stay focused, you…

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Meet the Deejay: Mikey LaCroix

“Hey, want to come over and listen to records?” When I was a kid, this is what we did. Video games didn’t exist yet. Nor did VHS, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray, Apple TV or Netflix. Neighbors walked or rode bikes to each other’s houses to do what we now call “hang out.” For entertainment, we relied on…

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Meet the DentonRadio.com Deejays: Dunashay Thomas

The Discover Denton Welcome Center opened on June 21 to a ready Denton audience. Some 2,710 people visited the store in our first nine days. Now that our grand opening month is nearing its close, the numbers have settled into an average 1,500 to 2,000 visitors per week. Overwhelmingly positive…

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Discover Denton Welcome Center Opens on the Square

On the morning of June 21, manager Jake Laughlin ran a nervous hand through his hair as he looked the place over one last time. A crew of excited Dentoning Experts and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) staffers donned in #dentoning T-shirts scurried around him, a blur of color making sure every…

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New, then Weird and Finally Cool

“Everything ‘cool’ was once new. Everything new was once weird. And everything weird needed a community to support its growth. And then it became cool.” Jake Laughlin was addressing a crowd of some 200 Denton musicians and artists at a DentonRadio.com Artists’ Gathering a couple of months ago when…

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Trees Relying on Denton’s Cooperative Spirit

Original, independent Denton. I can think of no more perfect brand for Denton. Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate its genuineness, but lately, I’ve been awed watching our brand’s true meaning in action. As a collective whole, we value the “real deal” and work together, sometime through…

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The All-New DentonRadio.com

As I sit writing at my desk, local singer/songwriter Joel Cross’s “Can’t See” is playing softly through my computer speakers, perfect background music for today’s topic. Ah, now Madi Davis is crooning her tune “Sleeves.” I’m tuned in to the all-new DentonRadio.com. Now, while J.R. Byrd sings…

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CVB Takes State VIP #dentoning

It started with a tweet. “Congrats on the job. You should check out Denton soon.” “How about next week?” came the quick response. Wendy Haun, Digital Marketing Coordinator on the Denton CVB team, was ecstatic. “He says he’d like to visit Denton next week!” she shouted. The rest of us stopped in the…

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CVB Names Welcome Center Manager

The Discover Denton Welcome Center is coming soon and is big on the minds of Dentonites these days. Whenever we are out and about, CVB staff is accustomed now to fielding questions about it: When? Where? What? Who? We love talking about this long-awaited project, but the “who” dilemma has been a…

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