Story Ideas

Below are just a few ideas for stories in and around Denton. If you’d like more detailed information on any of these subjects, or would like help developing your own story idea, we’d be glad to help.


Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, downtown dentonDenton Ranks High

It’s official! Denton, TX, is a favorite! In 2014 Denton was named as the No. 2 city in the Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations in Texas Highways Magazine. Most recently, Livability listed Denton in their Top 100 Best Places to Live and offered seven reasons to move here.  Kim Phillips, Vice President of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, elaborates our excitement in a recent article Denton’s Livability Ranks High.

Here are a few past notables:

#1 Best Small Town in America

One of the Top 25 Best College Towns in America

Denton is a high tech city

Denton has the best music scene


Horse Country, Denton TXNorth Texas Horse Country
The North Texas Horse Country in Denton and the surrounding area has one of the largest concentrations of horse breeding and training farms in the country, and the largest concentration of Quarter Horse farms and ranches. Visitors can enjoy the North Texas Horse Country by using the self-guided driving tour brochure, or joining a behind-the-scenes, quarterly tour of the working horse farms and ranches in the area.


Photo by Rick Yeatts Photography

Collegiate Sports In and Around Denton
Denton is a great place to take in numerous spectator sports at the collegiate level with two universities located in the city. Exciting games and meets ranging from football to gymnastics are happening year-round.  Enjoy a Mean Green game among enthusiastic University of North Texas fans in the state of the art Apogee Stadium.


Midlake by Brantley Gutierrez

Denton’s Notable Musicians
Midlake is just one of the noted bands and musicians who started their rise in music while attending the University of North Texas, along with numerous other Grammy-award winning musicians and popular musicians who came out of Denton and some who still call it home. Denton’s music scene is alive and well with more than 100 bands located here. Visitor can enjoy live music almost daily and the beat goes on all year.