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Sun

Jul 08

2018

A Farewell Tribute: Mayor Euline Brock

I first arrived at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) 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 then-Mayor Euline Brock. Prepared to offer my best handshake, I entered her office, my words already […]

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Sun

Jun 10

2018

Full Circle

Some 20,000 of you read this column each week in the printed rather than online version of the Denton Record-Chronicle (DRC). I imagine your Sunday morning similar to Tim’s and mine. We traipse out to the front yard, pick up the paper from the driveway and then sit leisurely, sipping coffee and sharing sections of […]

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Wed

Jan 31

2018

North Texas Horse Country tours highlight different types of local ranches

Sawdust and straw shifts softly as the hoof comes up and down, up and down. The horse shifts her weight, nods her head, and peers curiously through the bars of her stall at all the new faces. She twists her head to the side and sticks her white spotted nose through the slit, wiggling her […]

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Thu

Nov 09

2017

Walt Disney and the WASPs

Note: this is a supplemental piece to our Denton Live story: The Lasting Sting of a WASP, which can be read here. Many celebrities support our troops and veterans. Some hold rallies, some just donate to various causes. But there were celebrities that offered up more than money. There was perhaps no greater Hollywood supporter […]

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Tue

Nov 07

2017

Hypnotic Donuts serves up the must-have breakfast treats

What do a Las Vegas-born painter, a third-year sociology minor, and an aspiring local art gallery owner all have in common? They’re all in one transplanted Dentonite named Jenaveve Lester, and you’ll find her most current iteration — server and donut aficionado — every weekend (and then some) at Hypnotic Donuts on Hickory Street. Denton’s […]

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Tue

Oct 31

2017

Wassail Weekend meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked by the Holiday Lighting Festival. […]

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Mon

Oct 09

2017

Meet the 2018 Dog Days Spokesdog

The 2018 Dog Days of Denton Spokesdog was crowned Saturday at the North Texas Fairgrounds. This is Ice, a purebred Siberian Husky. Ice is going to be seven in January but he his owner, Lyndon Villone, has had him since he was four and a half weeks old. Ice is truly a part of Lyndon’s […]

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Mon

Dec 21

2015

Denton Black Film Festival Brings ‘Rich, Colorful Experience’ To Town

Story by Denisha McKnight Photos by Will McQueen A rush of people fill the basement of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows lodge, scrambling about looking for friends and places to sit. The basement is packed wall-to-wall with people ranging from adults to young children hurriedly getting settled. Its time for the show to start. […]

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Mon

Jun 22

2015

They come from the Future

By: Javier Navarro Photo courtesy of the North Texas Daily Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 In the bowels of a historic building that used to protect the assets of the people and businesses that founded this city is a room now filled with comic book action figures, high-end tower computers and four guys working like mad […]

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Mon

Jun 22

2015

How the Mean Green Reinvented Game Day

Story by Tim Cato Denton Live Fall-Winter 2015 Going spot to spot allows him to catch up with the dozens of friends he’s made throughout the years, thanks to Mean Green Athletics. He might linger at one tent for a bit longer than another, but he never stays put for long. It’s always off to […]

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