Construction cranes are still around town, a sign of the changes to come in 2017 across Denton. Development in retail, commercial property and warehouse spaces is underway. Plus, University Drive construction is scheduled to be done March 31, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
After 60 years, Weldon’s Saddle Shop & Western Wear closed Saturday. Two online auctions for shop merchandise will open Jan. 27 and 30, with a face-to-face auction featuring bits, spurs and owner Weldon Burgoon’s Western collectibles at 10 a.m. March 4 at 345 E. Hickory St.
This new year brings with it a new Texas Legislature. The Legislature meets in odd-numbered years to enact, repeal or modify the laws of the state.
Now that the new year is in full swing, you’ve probably pulled yourself out of holiday mode and back into grind mode. Maybe you went kicking and screaming, maybe you went with a sense of relief, but you’re here.
Small businesses in Denton County contribute to the strength of our nation’s economy and are at the center of job creation, innovation and global competitiveness. A Cabinet-level agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s priority is to ensure we are doing all we can to help small businesses thrive.
Our columns over the years have focused on the truth that value investing strategies are the only ones to outperform over the long term. Periodically, value strategies do lag. But these periods often give way to the longer-term outperformance trend.
We began the final quarter of the 2016-17 program year Jan. 1. We’ll use the next three months to ramp up to some key initiatives scheduled for early in the next program year, which will begin April 1.
WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump’s protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be “quite destructive” for the global economy.
Small business is the engine of any community. This is particularly true of Denton, which is home to several exciting small businesses in the areas of technology, health care and services. Small businesses...
LONDON — The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity.
Since moving to Denton last November, I am seeing things I’ve never noticed in my 14 years at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau. My work often includes night and weekend hours, and my husband, Tim, and I have invested the bulk of our entertainment time and date nights in Denton over these years, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover these little nuances I didn’t know about.
In an ideal world, everyone would save money so they could take care of their own retirement. Some would call this a Jeffersonian ideal. Others might say it is a Republican core belief. But it’s a widely admired idea.
The former Jim McNatt Toyota Dodge dealership was demolished Friday to make way for a multi-business pad site by Lincoln Properties at the intersection of University Drive and Bonnie Brae Street in Denton. Tenants at the site have not been announced. The land is adjacent to property owned by grocery retailer H-E-B, and there are still no plans to develop that site into a store, Marbie Jackson, H-E-B director of public affairs, said Friday.
I have some advice for our new Republican leadership: Remember Dan Rostenkowski. He was the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1989.
Acme Brick faces a state penalty after the scrubber on its smokestack failed in August 2015, triggering a week of emissions that included tons of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen fluoride.
Like many people the week before Christmas, I was dashing around trying to get last-minute holiday preparations wrapped up. The radio was on as I drove between errands.
You’re eager to buy your favorite candy bar. You go in the store. You pay the usual amount. But when you open the familiar wrapping, you get a terrible surprise. It’s smaller, way smaller, than you expected.
LITTLE ELM — Locals once called the area “Fruit Jar Junction.” With myriad addresses listed under towns such as Little Elm, Aubrey, Cross Roads and Oak Point, one thing seems to unite the people living in the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor between Denton and McKinney: the schools.
Marketing is a nuanced science, and never more so than during the holidays. Black Friday is a recurring phenomenon for a reason: People love to shop and retailers need to finally start turning a profit for the year.
This past year, injuries and deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents rose for the first time in over a decade. When discussing this issue with local State Farm agent Matt Portz, he told me that State Farm processes 42,000 auto accident claims per day. The recent rise in accidents related to deaths and injuries likely is due to lower gas prices (more cars on the road) and an increase in distracted driving (cellphone use).
Last year, the year-end letter we send to our partners had three main themes. First, we reiterated that our strategy had not changed since its inception. We were focused on investing in bargains that would protect our partners from the risks of higher inflation and rising interest rates over the long run.
In preparation for our new program year, which will begin April 1, the Denton Chamber of Commerce board recently signed off on priority topics for our planning retreat agenda. The retreat is scheduled for Jan. 27 at Hilton Garden Inn Denton.
Giving — to family or to those less fortunate than we are — is something we think a lot about during the holiday season. Often, we have certain causes that we are more likely to give to, that are near and dear to our hearts.