In his lifetime, leather craftsman and custom saddle maker Mark Hurley has made 819 saddles. Many of them he made while he worked at the iconic Luskey’s/Ryon’s shop in Fort Worth. “I made 623 there,” he said.
On Tuesday, Safran Group’s Labinal Inc. inaugurated its new site at the former Russell-Newman building, 3790 Russell Newman Blvd.
Last year, Denton County had a high number of West Nile virus occurrences, along with the rest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. This is something that we hope not to repeat. There are steps that you can take as an individual to protect yourself and make the community safer.
The 17 members of Leadership Denton’s 27th class graduated on April 26. The ceremony was part of the Denton Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon at Buffalo Valley Event Center.
With the spring planting season here, gardeners’ anticipation of an abundance of homegrown fruits and vegetables often triggers the desire to can foods at home. While this can be a fun and rewarding way to keep foods long after the harvest season ends, take care to ensure that home-canned foods are safe to eat.
Denton-based Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., which sells hair, skin and nail products to consumers and salons, reported a 4.3 percent decline in second-quarter profit and weaker than expected sales. Comparisons with last year’s record growth in some categories, specifically nail polish, hair extensions and appliances, were tough to match, the company said Thursday.
The Best Buy store in Denton will be getting a new shop area in the next couple of months. The Samsung Experience Shop will allow customers to purchase new mobile products from smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, accessories and other items.
Few investment research reports become turning point documents. But I have kept one for nearly 30 years because it was so important and powerful. It still says a lot to us today, but in reverse.
The Denton Record-Chronicle recently launched an online community for shoppers. Called Find&Save, the tab is available at DentonRC.com under the tab “Circulars/Coupons.” The site allows shoppers to easily flip through all the latest sales in the Denton area, keep track of what they need and want and share their discoveries with other shoppers.
In the summer months, our landscapes drink up a lot of our good, clean water. People bristle when this fact gets mentioned. “Please don’t make me turn my beautiful lawn into gravel,” they are thinking. Many people even tell me, “I don’t like cactus and I’m not going to do zeroscape.”
High traffic and movement began last week at the new Target Distribution Center in Denton. April 12 was the first day the center shipped produce to local stores.
Paula Ann Hughes recognized from an early age that going to college and receiving a college degree was the quickest way to make sure people achieve their goals. Hughes said she believes she’s always been a teacher at heart and has dedicated 45 years of her life to passing on her desire for learning to her students.
On Monday, Andre J. “Frenchy” Rheault showed up to his Dallas Drive van corner, complete with his pink shirt, ’80s-themed glasses and a cowboy hat. He would not say why he had invited his wife, Teri Rheault, Bette Sherman, a breast cancer survivor, and Linda Luster and Barb Young of On the Cuff Embroidery, along with members of Frenchy’s staff and other guests. Even Mr. Sunshine, Teri’s service dog, was present.
Las Vegas is profitable because most gamblers know little or nothing about the game they are playing and the odds against winning. Basically, players go to be entertained by the unexamined possibility of winning.
If you are in the mood to learn, I’ve got some great news for you. There are upcoming educational events and opportunities throughout Denton County coming up in the next few weeks. Mark these on your calendar and come out to join us.
Texas Woman’s University students are gaining experience with real clients as part of a small business management class that recently worked with the Denton Chamber of Commerce to create a marketing plan. “The purpose of the class is to give students real life experience,” said Pushkala Raman, an associate professor of marketing in the school of management at TWU who leads the class.
The bookkeeper girl went home to Abilene and opened her fourth business office this month. “It is kind of a homecoming for me,” said Kim Pollard, CEO of Bookkeeper Girl Inc., an online bookkeeping and payroll firm with its roots in Denton.
Today’s quiz: Which part of our government has banked enough money to pay its bills for more than three years? Yes, believe it or not, part of our government has actually done that: put aside enough money to cover its expected spending that far in advance. It’s called Social Security.
There are many ways to increase bulk in your diet so that your meals are more satisfying and filling. Fruits and vegetables in puree or chopped forms can be added to smoothies, quick breads, main dishes or desserts. Doing this not only cuts calories but adds bulk to your diet and increases your fruit and vegetable intake. Here are some additional tips to eat foods that are low in calories and high in density:
Robin “Tricia” Boyd loves the shabby chic style, and Brad Jeffery likes a more finished look when it comes to his furniture. They are bringing both their styles to The Boyd Girls Vintage Market, the shop they opened on East Oak Street at the beginning of March. The shop offers vintage items Boyd and Jeffery have repurposed or created from scrap pieces.
Officials with Dallas-based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction announced March 19 that the company was awarded a $93 million contract to build two new campuses for the Lewisville school district.
Are you wealthy yet? Don’t laugh. It’s a serious question. You’ll know if you are wealthy depending on your answers to a simple four-question test later in this column.
Now that the first day of spring has passed, it’s time to start competing with the Joneses on the greenest, most lush lawn and beautiful landscape in the neighborhood.
Chef Tim Love told his mother, Margaret Love, that he was going to name his new restaurant after her. “It was Christmas morning,” Margaret Love said Thursday. “It was one of my Christmas presents. He gave me a tray with the name of the restaurant on it. It was quite a surprise.” Love’s new concept at 115 E. Hickory St. in downtown Denton will be called Queenie’s Steakhouse. The name “Queenie” is his mother’s nickname. The restaurant will open for business April 4.
Carissa Laitinen-Kniss said yoga is the kind of exercise people have to enjoy in order to embrace it. “People who have never tried it end up falling in love with it,” she said.
The media have eagerly trumpeted all this whining with a remarkable lack of context. Here’s an example: The White House released a report on the expected damage from sequestration in late February. The report was carefully broken down by state. The report for Texas, a state that happens to contain my five grandchildren, warned that 280 fewer schools would receive funding and 172,000 fewer students would be served. Not mentioned: Texas has 8,317 public schools and 4,329,841 students.
With a fragile economy, high unemployment rates, employee benefit cutbacks and other negative economic realities, many people feel out of control with their personal finances.
Food truck owners are happy about the new ordinance that allows them to obtain an annual permit but say it could use some work. Many food trucks gathered last weekend for 35 Denton. But despite the new ordinance, many of the locally owned food trucks, such as Shiitake Swerve and Happy Camper’s Shaved Ice, Lemonades and Floats, were using temporary permits for the music festival because they don’t meet all the requirements for an annual permit yet.
Alton Phillips began cutting hair when he was 24. Now at 28, he is reopening a hair salon at 318 E. Oak St. “We have four barbers total — one Hispanic, one Caucasian and two African-Americans,” Phillips said on Thursday. “It is multicultural.” Originally from California, Phillips took over Jenesis Barbershop and has spent the past month and a half remodeling the 800-square-foot location.