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    North Texas men’s basketball program connecting with community through summer training camps

North Texas men’s basketball program connecting with community through summer training camps

Players and coaches from the North Texas men’s basketball program spent part of their summer break reaching out to young athletes through a series of training camps designed to press the importance of fundamentals and sportsmanship. Drawing from the local community, the training camps gave children an introduction into college

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    UNT Summer Theater Camp gives Denton children a glimpse into the performing arts

UNT Summer Theater Camp gives Denton children a glimpse into the performing arts

From the light-hearted act of clowning to the intricate designs of costumes and makeup, children in Denton can now learn and experience the art of theater firsthand from one student to another. The UNT Summer Theatre Camp is a two week-long workshop designed young artists to learn all the facets

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    Residents look back on the decade anniversary of the Fry Street fire

Residents look back on the decade anniversary of the Fry Street fire

For over two decades, The Tomato Pizza Restaurant stood on the northeast corner of Hickory and Fry Streets in Denton. The little shop was the epicenter of the Fry Street neighborhood, surrounded by the bars, coffee houses and music venues that made up the area on the northern edge of

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    Inside the life of a local guitar craftsman

Inside the life of a local guitar craftsman

Behind the bright yellow walls of the Little d Guitar shop sits Denton’s local stringed instrument enthusiast Gregory Lange, a guitar building luthier who found a way to turn his art into a business. Luthiers are craftsmen, and Lange, 61, has worked with his hands as long as he can

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    A look at Denton’s Juneteenth celebration

A look at Denton’s Juneteenth celebration

This past weekend, Denton celebrated its 47th Juneteenth Festival at Fred Moore Park with plenty of live music to enjoy, food to eat and games to play. It’s a festival that brings the community of Denton together, but more importantly celebrates a momentous time in American history. June 19, 1865

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    Local Super Smash Bros fans put Denton on the map

Local Super Smash Bros fans put Denton on the map

Roughly 60 people gathered together on June 17 at Source Gaming Lounge in Denton for their first regional tournament of the game Super Smash Bros on the Wii U. Super Smash Bros is a series of fighting games that debuted on the Nintendo 64 back in 1999, and was met with

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    Denton graffiti is transforming into modern art

Denton graffiti is transforming into modern art

Aside from the range coffee shops, thrift stores and craft beers, Denton wouldn’t be Denton without the numerous graffiti-covered-walls and large-scale murals lining the buildings throughout the city. While some might argue against graffiti, it is much more than just spray paint and blank walls for local artists. “I think

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    Rock climbing builds confidence, muscles and friendships

Rock climbing builds confidence, muscles and friendships

Climbers scale the steep walls, their fingers gripping the multicolored rocks as chalk powder floats in the air. Between the hustle and bustle of weekday traffic and busy streets, climbers inside Summit Climbing Gym expel their stress and socialize with friends. Rock climbing has become quite the trend in recent decades,

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    Denton business showcases local artists’ crafts, cards and collectibles

Denton business showcases local artists’ crafts, cards and collectibles

When buying decorations from retail shops, most might not know the faces behind the art. However, at the DIME store gift shop, each trinket comes from local hands and friendly faces. Located on S. Locust Street right off the Square, the Denton Independent Maker Exchange, or DIME, store is home

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    Swing dancing the night away

Swing dancing the night away

Michael Vu | Staff Writer “Rock step, triple, triple, and rock step!” Those are the words flowing through every dancer’s head in the beginner’s swing dancing class, as experts and newbies alike sidestep and spin their way around the dance floor. At the Denton Swing Dance Organization, for just $7,

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