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12Jan

A New Year and New Leadership in Denton

If we hadn’t experienced it first hand, I doubt many of us would have believed the bizarre twists and turns of the year 2020. I wouldn’t even have believed it as the plot of a gritty Back to the Future reboot. I almost bought a “2020 flickering dumpster fire” Christmas tree ornament, just so I would believe […]
12Jan

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You…

So begins that lovely and well-known Irish blessing. But for too long in the City of Denton, the road might have literally risen up to meet you, or disappeared from underneath you, or rattled your teeth so hard you thought they might fall out. If you’ve been here very long at all, you remember when […]
12Jan

Economic Development Requires Investment, Not Miracles

Denton enjoys some of the familiar advantages that made many small frontier towns into booming hubs of commerce. We sit at the junction of two interstate highways, on one of the busiest North-South trade routes in North American. We are home to two major public universities, which bring us thousands of students, academics, and visitors […]
12Jan

The Power of the Purse

Denton is what we call a Full Service city. That means that as taxpayers we support a police department, a fire department, street maintenance, parks, and all the other things we expect from our City government. But in addition, as utility ratepayers, we own and operate our own electric company, water company, wastewater system, and […]