Blog Archive

Sun

Sep 30

2018

The Limelight is on Us, Denton. Find Out Why.

The speaker was just beginning his presentation when he did it. “Does anyone in here know what this is?” he asked the 50-some-odd Texas Travel Summit attendees in the breakout session. He held up his right hand, fingers positioned in what sure looked to me like an eagle claw. Beaming, he clicked to advance the […]

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Wed

Sep 26

2018

Denton Dates: Ring in the Fall with Food, Football & a Must-See Festival

There’s something in the air around these parts. Is it love? UNT football hype? Or just a calming fall breeze? As it turns out, it’s all three! I usually reserve my enthusiasm and energy for wise, Denton-inspired dating advice, but Cupid has pierced me straight through the heart with a green-tinged, football-shaped arrow. Besides — […]

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Tue

Sep 25

2018

Improving the Mean Green Game Day Experience, one game at a time

As fans of the North Texas football team are undoubtedly aware, the Mean Green are off to an impressive 4-0 start to the season! (Mean Green Trivia: The last time UNT started the season 4-0? 1966 and Mean Joe Greene was a sophomore on the team.) Between the season-opening win over SMU to the convincing […]

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Fri

Sep 07

2018

Mean Green Game Day not what you expected? We Heard You.

It has been five years since the Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Mean Green Athletics teamed up to bring the Mean Green Game Day experience to our community and visitors. With the continued success of the North Texas football team, we have seen the attendance numbers – and the number of people we carried […]

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Sun

Sep 02

2018

Labor Day: Labor for Some, Play for Many

This is Labor Day Weekend. For as long as I can remember, these three days are summer’s last hoorah when we cook out, swim, head to the lake, hit the beach, take a hike, go fishing, or maybe pitch a tent in the woods. We play. Since the 1880s, the U.S. Department of Labor says […]

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Thu

Oct 05

2017

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 cannon. […]

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Sun

Sep 17

2017

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 Denton-style game day experience […]

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Sun

Sep 03

2017

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 in shambles. Houston is devastated. Many thousands […]

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Tue

Aug 29

2017

Saturdays in fall: cool weather, bonfires and, most importantly, football!

For two months now, a promise has been hanging on my office wall. It features a bunch of young men, wearing pads, with dates on it. I’m sure my co-workers have been sick of hearing about how excited I am for September 2. Because on September 2, the most dull time of year ends: that […]

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Sun

Oct 30

2016

Tradition, Dentoning and Homecoming

One of Denton’s most captivating characteristics to me is what happens when we come together. I find it almost magical. It is original and independent, unlike anything I’ve experienced anywhere else. We are a diverse and largely passionate people, and there are times when that can be uncomfortable, like when issues polarize our passions. What […]

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