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    North Texas Roller Derby looks to grow with Prancing Unicorns

North Texas Roller Derby looks to grow with Prancing Unicorns

Outside the Lone Star Indoor Sports Center is an eerie-looking warehouse. But inside, it houses a starkly rowdy group of people — roller derby players. On the track, the skaters form a tornado of legs and wheels, some whizzing by and others petering out to a slow roll.   “Push!

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    Veronica Birkenstock on running for office, children and veterans

Veronica Birkenstock on running for office, children and veterans

After years in the political sphere, Veronica Birkenstock was tired of seeing a lag in Congress. Now, she is stepping up to the plate as a Republican candidate for the 26th Congressional District. “[I decided to run out] of sheer frustration [of] not seeing things get done in the district and

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    Wildflower Art Studio blooms in Denton

Wildflower Art Studio blooms in Denton

There’s a new art studio in town, and it’s run by adventurer, artist and mother Emile Stewart. Stewart studied drawing and painting in her undergraduate program before receiving her master’s degree in art education, but it takes more than a degree to gain the zeal for life Stewart displays. What

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    Grateful and giving back: freshman has perspective change on alternative service break trip helping homeless youth

Grateful and giving back: freshman has perspective change on alternative service break trip helping homeless youth

Searching the small room for the first kid to help, 18-year-old public health freshman Cierra Black saw him through her black-rimmed glasses. It was snack time for the third through fifth graders she was volunteering with, and Phillip, the little boy, was trying to figure out his math homework. It

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    Discover Denton goes wild with Frank Buck Zoo

Discover Denton goes wild with Frank Buck Zoo

With its glass doors open to the public, the Discover Denton Welcome Center hosted Cinnamon the hedgehog and Aussie the blue tongue skink from the Frank Buck Zoo. The families who attended were excited to meet the animals, and so was welcome center co-manager Jake Laughlin. “Anytime Frank Buck Zoo

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    Denton Pagan community welcomes diversity

Denton Pagan community welcomes diversity

A poem was read, four candles were lit and an anvil was drummed in the chic hall of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Saturday night. The Pagan parishioners shouted in unison, “Hail, and welcome,” to the four directional elements represented by candles on the walls. The guest being welcomed

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    Texas Fashion Collection educates community about clothing and history

Texas Fashion Collection educates community about clothing and history

Thousands of clothes hang in colorful rows throughout the room. Drawers open to reveal jewelry from hundreds of eras. A hat from the 1940s can be seen just a few shelves away from a Victorian pair of shoes. The Texas Fashion Collection (TFC), operated through the College of Visual Arts

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    Arts After School program teaches painting and perspective

Arts After School program teaches painting and perspective

The children are presented with a collage of images projected on a wall. There is a wrecking ball, a metronome and a clock. What do they all have in common? They all use a pendulum. The kids are creating paintings using this same scientific concept. An empty plastic bottle holds

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    Linsey Fagan on running for office, family and local care

Linsey Fagan on running for office, family and local care

No parent should have to teach their child about hiding from school shooters, but Linsey Fagan found herself doing just that. This, along with a growing occurrence of political corruption, lit the fuse for Fagan’s congressional campaign. Fagan was born and raised in Keller and decided to run for the

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    Will Fisher on cultural perspective and running for office

Will Fisher on cultural perspective and running for office

In 2016, Will Fisher watched the presidential election unfold in disbelief. At this point in time, he knew the only way to bring change was to create it himself. “We put someone in the White House that is not only totally unfit and unqualified, but is a liar, a racist

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