For the past two years Denton has undergone an extensive writing of a development code update which was last written roughly 30 years ago. This code, along with the proposed zoning map defines what private landowners are legally allowed to do with their property. Will anything in the code update change our residential neighborhoods we care so much about?Read More
Stoke’s second annual Denton Startup Crawl on November 1st highlights some of the businesses putting Denton on the tech community map in North Texas. The walking tour portion ends back at Stoke, where Denton Startup Night rounds out the evening with a panel discussion, food, and drink!Read More
Taylor is a founding force in the local comedy scene, and The Brave Boys live comedy podcast at Dan’s SilverLeaf has become a cornerstone. We asked this local Comedy Godfather to scoop us on Denton’s exploding comedy scene, offering some hot picks and insights for those of us looking for laughs around town.Read More
It’s a good time to explore more of our WDDI Guide to Summer Fun in Denton and the CVB’s Denton On A Dollar as you try to keep it made in the shade during these dog days of summer. This week of #DENTONING adventures has plenty to look forward to, as well as a Friday The 13th, so here are our top #DEN10 events to peruse but post your favorites we missed in the comments.Read More
Oboy, festival season is back in Denton and we couldn’t be more tickled!! Lots of options and hard choices in delegating your time, but that’s a good problem to have, right? We can try to help you narrow down the options with our top #DEN10 events to check out as y’all are out and about #DENTONING this weekend.Read More
This year's Thin Line Festival will feature 43 short films. While it's not possible to see them all during the festival, we have a diverse selection of films to recommend for you. We've got a great diverse selection of recommendations, so there's likely to be something for you in here!Read More
What image pops into your head when someone uses the word “maker”?
The images that tend to appear in the mind—not to mention Google’s image search—involve wires and circuit boards. As important as those skills and the people who enjoy them are, they only represent one type of maker. Many skills can fall under the maker umbrella, whether it’s programming robots to make pancakes or turning a bicycle wheel into a musical instrument. Artists, scientists, crafters, and engineers can all be considered makers. If you can take a set of materials and transform them into something cool, you are welcome in the maker community!Read More
Tuesday morning Denton lost a long time Denton business downtown to a 4-alarm fire. Luckily, because of the quick response from surrounding fire departments and the inclusion of firewalls in the downtown infrastructure, there was no loss of life and the fire was contained. Read on for our reflections on the Mini Mall and ways you can help out.Read More
Entrepreneur. It’s kind of a dumb word if you think about it, and to most people (especially students) it carries some buzzwords with it that seem very business-y. When I first heard “entrepreneur," I thought to myself, “That’s for people in the college of business.” It never really struck me as, “I’m an entrepreneur,” even though looking back on my life, I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was a kid. Everything from trading Pokémon cards, making beaded bracelets and necklaces, and burning CDs for friends before we learned we probably shouldn’t were all entrepreneurial endeavors that were abundant in my youth (as they probably were in yours).
That’s the thing, though. Being an entrepreneur isn’t about putting on a suit jacket or making apps. It’s about making a living doing something you love, while making sure other people love it too (that’s what we call customer validation). And this is one of the things I learned going through Startup Weekend.
Click through to read more about the upcoming Startup Weekend taking place in Denton, TX.Read More