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    Denton summer in review

Denton summer in review

The North Texas Daily visuals team worked over the summer to capture how the season is celebrated in Denton. They photographed local musicians, school camps, university orientation sessions and groups of friends hanging out. Featured Image: A group of friends watch the sunset from the top of the Highland Street

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    Denton brewing company crafts connection with local art scene

Denton brewing company crafts connection with local art scene

Toasty Bros. founder and co-owner Toast Tiensvold said his two favorite things in life are beer and art. To pursue his longtime dream of becoming a small business owner, Tiensvold said founding a company to connect both aspects of his life just felt right. “What I live by is just

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    Local sandwich shop aims to support homeless veterans

Local sandwich shop aims to support homeless veterans

Though Patriot Sandwich Company is the brainchild of owner and army combat veteran David Jordan, it exists because a community of military veterans and their families helped pull it together. When Jordan first opened the military-themed sandwich shop in 2020, strangers all over the country donated military artifacts, from old

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    Denton resident shares passion for pottery through Lalabee Ceramics

Denton resident shares passion for pottery through Lalabee Ceramics

From painting to drawing, 22-year-old Casie Cheek has always been an arts-driven person. However, pottery and ceramic work are where the artist found her true passion. “When I was between 17 and 18, I decided that this is something that I’d like to do hardcore,” Cheek said. “I have come

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    University alumna becomes 3-time ‘Jeopardy!’ champion

University alumna becomes 3-time ‘Jeopardy!’ champion

Emily Fiasco, 33, stands behind her podium in wait after entering her final answer. The iconic TV theme plays as her opponent, the reigning “Jeopardy!” champion, finalizes his own response. “I remember just thinking ‘Okay, this is it. Here’s my one episode,’” Emily said. “I already felt like I was

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    Power to the Pugs pulls the pug on traditional art

Power to the Pugs pulls the pug on traditional art

Dentonites with a keen eye may have noticed a recent infestation spreading across the area. From Water Works Park to the Square, the hidden invaders have continued to multiply. Although strong in numbers, the new residents in question are quite harmless — they are nothing more than little pale plaster

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    Aura Coffee hosts first book signing for university senior

Aura Coffee hosts first book signing for university senior

Creative writing and media arts senior Sydney McClellon said her earliest memory is of her writing. The 22-year-old recalls being in middle school and penning stories in journals she would get at Barnes and Noble. She said her mom says she has been writing since she was even younger. “It’s

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    University alumna crowned first Filipina American Miss Texas USA

University alumna crowned first Filipina American Miss Texas USA

“You, R’Bonney Gabriel, are our new Miss Texas USA!” R’Bonney Gabriel, 28, covers her smile with her hands in disbelief at the emcee’s announcement. Miss Texas USA 2021 Victoria Hinojosa places a crown on Gabriel’s head soon before she is handed a large bouquet of yellow roses. The university alumna

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    Good & Golden brings Lao cuisine to Denton

Good & Golden brings Lao cuisine to Denton

A group of diners gather around the kitchen as Lasamee Kettavong, university alumna, 29, begins her demonstration. Holding her Lao mortar and pestle, she teaches the crowd how to make jeow, a Lao dipping sauce. Traditional sticky rice baskets sit on the stove waiting to be used for her next

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    Alumna-owned art studio strives for accessibility

Alumna-owned art studio strives for accessibility

Moving across the spaces of Denton Workbench, owner and university alumna Caron Dessoye interacts with faces old and new. She jokes that the studio has selfishly allowed her to create her own art community. In reality, its members are what form the real heart of the space.  “Just to be

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