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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Denton Live Issue:
Featured, July-Dec 2017

A different kind of royalty

Three young women race around the living room, trying to find earrings to match the 2016 Princess’s outfit. When the earrings are on, the 2016 Teen Queen runs off to put on her boots, and the 2016 Queen asks her mother where her sash is. Their hair is slightly disheveled, but smoothed down before pictures. […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

A dog’s howl-iday

Treat your pups at Dog Days of Denton He walked on the stage next to Lauri, eager to win. His usually scruffy, gray-white hair was slicked back. Though he looked his Sunday best, he was nervous about his performance, and worried about all the people watching.  The judges began reading his backstory and, with Lauri’s […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

A mix of fall

Denton goes all out for Halloween celebration Coffins careen down Hickory Street, probably the only time they were in a rush to get to their destination. Ghosties, ghoulies and puppets walk the streets with lanterns, accompanied by musicians. And a spookily funny band of misfits share poetry and song, taking you back to a time […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Bleeding Green and White

It’s 8 a.m. on game day. The team’s already at the barn, getting the star ready for another big performance. His handlers load up their equipment on the carriage to roll out for the day. He is checked over, cleared and hooked up for the start of his journey. After a careful 10-minute ride, he […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

From Highways to Hues

Aislynn Mossman has competed in every Chalk Fest since she was 15, but last year, she took a risk. In a race against the clock, she decided to change her design at the last minute. Just a few hours before the competition was supposed to begin, Aislynn stayed up late into the night, sketching a […]

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The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival attracts more than 3,000 musicians every year to the 7 stages that are dotted throughout Quakertown Park. Photo courtesy of the Denton Festival Foundation

Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

And All That Jazz

A Glimpse into the origins of the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival The year is 1986. A troupe of dancers dressed in Egyptian costumes stand on a concrete stage. There is a crowd of people in front of them, parents eager to watch their children perform and festival-goers who are just interested in what is […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Three rounds with Thin Line

With the help of a few drinks, the minds behind Denton’s only documentary festival take us behind the scenes In front of us sits a photographer, a documentarian, and a seasoned festival booker. In front of them sits various beers and wines from across the world. It’s not often you can convince such different artists […]

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