Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2018

A Very Merry #Dentoning

Think Norman Rockwell Christmas calendar or 1940s-era Saturday Evening Post cover. That’s downtown Denton during the holiday season. Denton’s 2018 holiday season opens Nov. 10-11 with Denton Main Street Association’s Holiday Open House. This is a chance to stay ahead of the crowds and shop downtown Denton for totally unique holiday décor and one-of-a kind […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Featured, July-Dec 2018

North Texas Fair & Rodeo cowboys up for the 90th time this August

The North Texas Fair & Rodeo will celebrate its 90th year in 2018. Many things have changed, but one thing has not: hats. A sea of cowboy hats will be visible everywhere. Some will wear one from their collection at home, while others will purchase one from a vendor at the fair. George Stetson manufactured […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

The Short List

“Sometimes, I just sit and watch people enjoying the festival.” Carol Short walks around the brightly lit office of the Denton Festival Foundation, recalling her favorite musical acts from the annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival by peering at the patchwork of colorful posters that adorn the walls, jogging her memory of 38 years of […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

Plan your perfect ‘I do’ at the Denton Bridal Show

So your significant other just popped the question, and now you’re stressing about making your overflowing Pinterest wedding board come to life. Where to go and what to do? Come January, buy your ticket to the Denton Bridal Show, your big one-stop shop for any and all brides-to-be. Ninety vendors will be there, helping you […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

A safe haven

Opening night was brisk, somewhere in the mid-40s, but if the chilly weather scared anyone away from showing up, you wouldn’t know it from the line that formed outside the Campus Theatre. The queue of people stretched down Hickory, turned on to Elm and came to an end near First People’s Jewelers. And that was […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

‘If I could survive that’…

Storm chasing photographer Al Key brings his years of experience to Thin Line Fest More than anything else, photographer Al Key loves shooting lightning. And he would do anything to get a good shot, even if it means being struck by lightning. Back in the early 1980s, around midnight somewhere between Watauga and Haslet, Key […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

‘Everyone has a story to tell’

Denton’s Thin Line Festival partners with Texas Highways magazine to tell the stories of the Lone Star State He would fearlessly throw his soft pink body into the water, then furiously paddle across the blue-green expanse to get to the other side. And people would come from all over Texas and beyond just to watch […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

The Great Denton Outdoors

“Go outside and play!” is one of every moms’ favorite sayings. Now, Denton’s got an event which every mom and environmentalist will approve of. On the last Saturday of September, Denton families, students, and residents gather on the banks of Lake Ray Roberts to enjoy a unique festival that raises awareness of the great Denton […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Unexpected gifts

There’s a crisp almost winter chill in the air on an early December evening on the Square as a woman and her family walk through crowds of merrymakers and carolers, searching for the perfect place to give her man the best Christmas present ever. “I brought him right under the huge Christmas tree and whispered […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 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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