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.


Tags: denton, UNT

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...

Tags: denton, music, UNT

Competitive market

Sat, Jul 16, 2016 - 4:46pm

By Julian Gill

People looking to buy a single-family home in Denton County should be ready to make aggressive offers, according to real estate agents in the area.

The North Texas housing market has boomed as new jobs come to town and out-of-state buyers compete with locals for a sparse selection of single-family homes.

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University tracks data that includes how much time it takes to sell all available properties in Denton County. In January, the number of months it took to sell the properties was 1.9, one of the lowest points for the statistic in the last five years....

Add sizzle to your grill game

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 - 8:09am

Charcoal briquettes or fresh tank of propane? Check. Platter of pretty cuts of meat? Check. Ice cold beer, lemonade and citronella candles? Check, check and check.

We’re headed for the Fourth of July weekend, and it’s time to fire up the grill. While you wait for it to heat up, here’s some food for thought about what’s on your grill this weekend.

It’s what’s for dinner

In the rush of internet memes about modern American patriotism, bacon hogs the spotlight.

You’ve seen them. A toddler nuzzles a happy pig through a fence, with the words “I love you, future bacon” stamped across it. An image of bacon...