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Denton CVB wins at annual convention

Babe Ruth once said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” The Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) staff is a collection of individual stars…

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

“Up on the housetop, reindeer pause…” At least my little brother Carter was certain he heard them. The fact that we had no chimney for jolly old Saint Nick to slide down did nothing to deter his vivid imagination. Santa had proven himself to be a clever fellow who made his way faithfully into our…

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Let's talk about love

Let’s talk about love. Valentine’s Day is next weekend. It’s a time for lovers to celebrate each other and “this thing” they share together. Florists will deliver hundreds of roses. Hallmark will make a mint on cards. Children will head off to school with little valentines for their classmates and…

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Oktoberfest weekend in Denton

I open my column today with a quote from History.com. “Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, marries Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates.” This…

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Original and Independent Interests Converge in Denton

Something wonderful about being Original Independent Denton is that our original, independent ideals, interests and expressions often occur simultaneously. This means no one can ever claim boredom in Denton. It also means that on some calendar dates, Denton is the center of a festival kaleidoscope…

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Back the Blue

When she was a young teen, I remember my daughter coming home from school one day in a T-shirt with the word ANARCHY in large letters across the front of it. “Take that shirt off!” I demanded immediately. “Where did you get it and why would you wear such a thing!” “Mom, it’s a band. Relax,” she…

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Denton Shines at Texas Downtown Association Convention

It was raining. We shoved the last suitcase into the final too-small space without a bag, gift basket, exhibit, collateral, or piece of luggage already stuck in it. The three of us drip dried in the SUV headed south. Destination: Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Annual Conference. Julie Glover…

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Denton’s Livability Ranks High

I first arrived at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau at the beginning of 2003. My initial focus as the new kid-on-the-block was meeting the movers and shakers. I began at the top and scheduled a one-on-one meeting with Mayor Euline Brock. Prepared to offer my best handshake, I entered her…

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A Service Tale of Two Cities

During the past couple of weeks, my work has had me on the road. One of my favorite things about being in other cities is comparing their stuff to ours here in Denton. I look at their downtowns, seek out their sense of place, talk to local people, and get a feel for their culture. Is this place what…

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Texas Highways Wants to Know

Texas Highways is THE magazine of Texas travel. More than a million readers subscribe to this TxDOT produced magazine, so they can receive in full brilliant color suggestions for how they should spend their valuable "time off." And it is valuable. In a society of schedules so packed that lunch won't…

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