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Welcome Home, Dentonites—Now Here’s Where to Celebrate

There’s something special about Homecoming week. It might be the pageantry, the traditions and the camaraderie you see. For some, it might even the football—if you haven't heard, our hometown Mean Green are doing pretty dang good this season. But for me, it’s the stories: The ones you hear from…

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Denton readies for two big kickoffs this weekend

Time is the elusive cat whose tail we cannot catch. That’s not a famous quote; it’s a genuine sentiment from my own head. Turning the page on my old-fashioned wall calendar, I am incredulous as I sit down to write about holiday shopping. Holiday. As in Christmas. As in, “didn’t we only just take…

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Behind the scenes with Mean Green Football's loudest fan

“Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” With the third warning, a thunderous noise boomed through the stadium and white smoke hung in the air. Yells of enthusiasm filled the green and white’s territory as the start of a Mean Green football game had been announced by Boomer the…

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Dentoning the Mean Green Game Day way

Dentoning, a word common in Denton culture, means participation in any facet of Denton life. One such facet that gets the university crowds and community Dentoning like no other is Mean Green football. In 2014, the CVB and Mean Green Athletics teamed up with local businesses to create and promote a…

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Denton's September events welcome Harvey victims

September in Denton is busy. Quite literally, there is a festival every single weekend this month. My planned writing schedule for this column included features about these events, the first being this coming Saturday’s Arts & Autos Extravaganza. Then came Harvey. The entire gulf coast of Texas is…

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Discover Denton Celebrates Birthday and Independence Day

Happy 4 th of July! This is one of my favorite holidays. I’m not sure how it became a favorite as a kid – perhaps gathering with family at the lake, eating watermelon, homemade ice cream and shooting fireworks. Wonderful memories, those are. As an adult, I think it’s more the patriotism that swells…

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Discover Denton Welcome Center turns one

The hot and muggy morning had no effect on the high spirits inside. Sporting what would be the daily attire in this place from now on, staff members in #dentoning T-shirts scurried about tending to last-minute details. “Just fifteen more minutes!” someone shouted. After years of planning, months of…

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Denton County Day at State Capitol

Texans are renowned for fierce love and devotion to our state. That is one of the reasons Denton County Day was extra special for the 175 Denton County delegates this year. Texas turned 181 years old this past Thursday, and we spent Texas’ birthday eve walking the corridors of our beautiful state…

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