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Celebrating cinco de mayo in denton

Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated since 1862 when the Mexican Army defeated the French Empire. For 157 years, people have been celebrating the victory, and Denton is no different. This year, the city of Denton will host the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration all day Saturday, May 4. The website states, “This free event

Denton Redbud Festival continues revival of old TWU tradition

April 13 was named Denton’s Official Arbor Day at the city council meeting last Tuesday, and Keep Denton Beautiful will be celebrating it with the community. Around 60 vendors will be livening up the celebration with tree and plant sales, local and handmade products, family-friendly activities and more at the annual Denton Redbud Festival. “We’ve got environmental

Pioneers Remembered honors lost TWU community members

Like most college campuses, Texas Woman’s University has not been immune to the loss of community members, but a program on campus is ensuring Pioneers who are gone are not forgotten. TWU’s Office of Civility and Community Standards will host the fourth annual Pioneers Remembered ceremony Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 2

Keep Denton Beautiful to hold Great American Cleanup

Keep Denton Beautiful, or KDB, is a nonprofit organization in Denton, Texas that aims to involve Denton neighborhoods, businesses and residents of all kinds to help create a more clean, beautiful city. According to their website, KDB’s mission statement is “To engage our community in creating a clean and beautiful Denton.” KDB is an

Golden Boys come to Denton

From gold sparkly accents to sleek black walls, the Golden Boy coffee shop wanted to stand out from the average traditional look. “We really like the concept of kind of dark black and golds and the colors- it helps transition from coffee to cocktails,” co- owner Andy Cunningham told the Denton Record Chronicle.

First Friday showcases Denton businesses

One Dentonite has worked to keep the city first in the minds of local art patrons for nearly a decade. Friday, March 1, marks the 99th monthly First Friday, a local retail event held on the first Friday of every month. The project is aimed at bringing increased exposure to Denton arts and

Heated discussions persist concerning West Hickory St. bike lane

Consideration of extending a bike lane along West Hickory Street in Denton has quickly led to a heated debate that started at the end of January this year. After the city of Denton’s Mobility Committee met Tuesday, Jan. 29, their different options received contrasting reviews from business owners and cyclists. Business owners in the area

New app implemented by Krum ISD

“In 2018, there were 82 school shooting incidents in the United States, the highest there have ever been since 1970,” Campus Safety Magazine said (recorded in Oct. of 2018). These statistics are a combination of firearm incidents that have occurred either on or around campus where a bullet has hit school property, regardless of time

TWU honors Black History Month through student programming

Texas Woman’s University, through the office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach and its partners, is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events and discussions aimed at honoring the legacy of African-American culture. For more than four decades, America has honored African-American legends with the national celebration that is Black History Month. The holiday grew

Taking care of the community

 Students may often find themselves looking for a way to give back. As Ghandi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” For students looking to better their community and better themselves, Student Life and Denton Serves offer a wide range of programs and non-profits

Curve the germs

            There is no doubt about it: flu season is in full throttle. No matter the lengths taken to avoid getting sick, sometimes it is inevitable.             The influenza can sometimes be deadly for those who are high-risk, such as the elderly, pregnant women, children and those with weak immune systems. The

Dance troupe to throw Holiday Craft Bonanza

Denton’s Christmas crafters could find themselves in like company this holiday season. Sunday, Dec. 2, DFW-based performance group Eclektic Elektric is hosting a holiday craft fair at Q’s Café in Denton. The event will feature DIY classes and workshops in card-making, baking, gifts and more. The fair runs from 3:30 to

Competition heats up for barbecue cook-off

DFW barbecue lovers could be in for a smoking good time. The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is hosting their annual BBQ Cookoff Dec. 30 to Nov. 2. The event will be at the fairgrounds located at 2217 N. Carrol Blvd and will feature steak, barbecue and chili cookoffs, as well

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival celebrates 30years

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas lights are finally objectively acceptable. Denton knows it, too. Next Friday, Nov. 30, the Denton Holiday Festival Association, Inc. (DHFA) will be hosting the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival at 5:30 p.m. in Denton’s historic downtown. The community event held every second Friday after Thanksgiving will

Behind bars: Criminal Justice Department tours jail

The Criminal Justice Department at Texas Woman’s University offers free tours of different types of criminal justice facilities periodically. Less than a dozen students and staff attended the last tour of the Denton County Law Enforcement Center Thursday, Oct. 25. The tour was led by an officer and showed students the

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