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  1. Follow the North Star to DentonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Dallas Observer

    Denton 's holiday festival is beloved by its residents, and for good reason. The annual Holiday Lighting event is practically a one-stop-shop for every holiday experience you could want.


  2. At Brass Tacks Barbershop, You Can Get a Haircut and See a ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Dallas Observer

    Brass Tacks is a new barbershop in the heart of the Bishop Arts District that people actually enjoy waiting in. Grab a stool or relax in one of the ridiculously comfortable chairs, have a hot or cold beverage and watch a fun '90s film on the TV, something like Desperado or Batman Returns that you remember watching as a kid with your dad or grandfather, but hadn't thought about in years.


  3. After Banning Fracking, Denton Braces for Backlash from Drillers, a Bush and its Own LawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Denton residents passed a fracking ban, but now it's up to to city leaders to defend it against the powerful oil and gas industry. Last week, the City of Denton became the first city in the state to pass a city-wide ban on fracking.


  4. King Diamond Had a Rare Texas Homecoming at Fun Fun Fun Fest on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    King Diamond was not messing around with his stage setup at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. The headlining set for the Black Stage on Saturday night, it came complete with gates on the front of the stage, neon inverted crosses, and a large baphomet symbol behind the band.


  5. Nonstop Electioneering Could Sway Last-Minute Decisions on Denton Fracking BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    On the last day of early voting in Denton, the Denton Civic Center parking lot was abuzz with one of the most controversial, high-cost issues in Denton history: The fracking ban. The city is considering what would be the state's first citywide ban on fracking.


  6. Underdog Anti-Frackers Struggle for Denton's Vote, But Fight Could Swing Either WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Dentonites are turning out more than ever for early voting, many in response to the proposition to ban fracking in the city. As early voting wraps up this week, Denton County has seen a surge in voters , as well as campaign spending.


  7. Can Josey Records Become Dallas' Iconic Record Store?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    The space is huge. And the clean black-and-whites, slick concrete floor, and pristine aesthetic make it seem even larger.


  8. 50 Signs You've Been Partying Too Long in DentonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    There ain't much to do in Denton, Texas except party. We're talking about the quintessential college town, a place where the highest percentage of residents are between the ages of 20 and 29 .


  9. Frackers Have Launched an Aggressive Campaign to Kill Denton's Drilling BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    If you've driven up I-35 to Denton in the last month, you may have seen one of the many billboards popping up around town. The billboards loudly proclaim the economic damage that a city ordinance banning natural gas and oil drilling could cause to the city, and encourage residents to vote against the fracking ban on November 4. The billboards are just the beginning.


  10. 5 Places in DFW to Rent a Halloween Costume No One Else Will Have?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    By Michelle Foster You could go as a Legs Avenue Slutty Superman. You could get a banana suit in a bag from Party City.


  11. Sundown Collaborative Theatre Tries Their Hand at Shakespeare, With Help From Sigur RosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Shakespeare seems to be on the minds of Dallas theatre-makers this month. Last weekend, there was a staged reading of Romeo and Juliet at the Wyly Theatre, Shakespeare in the Bar at Wild Detectives , and of course, Dallas Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra .


  12. Fracking Emission Carcinogens Found in Denton PlaygroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    A new report published by ShaleTest, an independent environmental research agency in Denton, found levels of benzene in several Denton parks that exceed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's long-term exposure limitations. Benzene is a carcinogen found in cigarettes, gasoline and is a common byproduct of oil and gas drilling sites.


  13. Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend 9/19 - 9/21Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Well, it's the weekend once again. We here at DC9 hope you powered through the week and that you're looking for some relief.


  14. What 35 Denton Could Learn From OaktopiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    In the fall of 2011, I got a gig as an in-house scribe for 35 Denton. It wasn't paid, save for a complimentary wristband to the four-day festival .


  15. Can Oaktopia Become a Destination Festival in Denton?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Last year, when Dentonites Matt Battaglia and Corey Claytor set out to bring local bands together for an Oak Street music fest, there was no one who could have predicted what the small, five-stage festival would grow into in just one year. This year's incarnation of their young festival -- known as Oaktopia and set to take place this Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20 -- is so much broader and larger that it's almost unrecognizable.


  16. Denton Loves its New Hypnotic Donuts-Cultivar Coffee Shop, Judging by the LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Living up to its name, Hypnotic Donuts seems to have cast a spell on the people of Denton. During my visit on Saturday -- four days after the Lakewood shop opened its newest location in Denton's town square -- a line stretched out the door.


  17. Argyle ISD Arms Its Teachers for Back-To-School Security InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    The tiny city of Argyle has its own police department and school police chief -- do their teachers need to carry firearms as well? With around 2,000 students in the district's three campuses, Argyle ISD is a small, quiet district located smack dab in the middle of Denton and Fort Worth, off Interstate 35. And this school year, some teachers at ... (more)


  18. The Best Sunday Fun Days in DallasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    And on the seventh day, God created Fun Day. Well, okay, maybe not, but really that should have been the case.


  19. New Grading Policy Makes It Really, Really Hard for Denton ISD Students to FailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Denton ISD's new grading policy rolls out today with the first day of school, to the delight of middle and high school students and the chagrin of their teachers.


  20. Oaktopia Is Back, and It's Way BiggerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | Dallas Observer

    Last year, first-time Denton festival Oaktopia delivered on content but not so much on attendance.


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