Higher education hub in Denton being pitched for Amazon HQ2

With two universities in Denton and a combined total of more than 50,000 students enrolled in those higher-education institutions, the North Texas city — often referred to by Dentonites as the "little D" — may have a shot at winning Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)'s proposed HQ2.

Amazon is hunting for a site to put its second North American headquarters campus, which has every major metro in North America competing for the honor, and the economic impact, of the e-commerce giant's...

12 best music towns in the nation

Discovering lesser-known music-centric destinations across the country

The Nashvilles and Austins of the world have already been stamped with the music city letter, but there are far more towns out there that are rocking under the radar. Rhythm and beats, and tunes and melodies, are common threads that run through communities, showing where a town has come from and where it’s headed.

What’s buzzing out there? Where can you hear something new or listen to something familiar? We scoured the nation to uncover a range of places that have one belief in common: music is life. Besides that, these towns and...

Designers draw inspiration from local Denton arts for largest Embassy Suites under construction

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 - 1:25am

By Mick Tan

The upcoming Embassy Suites & Convention Center Denton—reportedly the largest Embassy Suites property currently under construction with 318 rooms and meeting space to accommodate 1,700 people—will celebrate Texas’ culture, thanks to a design concept created by Dallas-based MatchLine Design Group.

The design team, led by Tamara Ainsworth and Lesley Hughes-Wyman, will draw inspiration from the local Denton arts scene, while paying homage to the University of North Texas.


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Passion to profit: Mechanic trades college for hands-on career

Tue, Dec 20, 2016 - 11:32pm

Jon Miller looks over the shoulder of “Tom, the new guy” fiddling under the hood of a BMW sedan. On a leisurely fall morning, Miller trains Tom in between greeting and assisting clients at the front desk. Drew, the customer service manager, is out on jury duty. The clatter of equipment blends with the pop-punk music echoing from the shop’s radio.

“Tom and I were actually neighbors growing up,” Miller remarks, his close-shaven beard framing a welcoming smile and his name embroidered on his quintessential, deep cerulean mechanic’s shirt. “I’m running out of people I know to hire.”

Anyone driving by Pioneer Automotive...

Without Free Week, How Does Denton Get UNT Students Involved?

Wed, Aug 31, 2016 - 11:04am

By Molly Mollotova

This week marks the first week of classes for University of North Texas students in Denton. For years, the first week of school has gone hand-in-hand with another occasion, Free Week, the annual fall semester kickoff extravaganza of free shows at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.

But not this year. 

Rubber Gloves closed its doors in June, and two of Denton's other most important venues, J&J's Pizza's Old Dirty Basement and Hailey's Club, followed suit.  At a town hall meeting organized last week to discuss what can be done for the...

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