Edsco Fasteners Inc. is ready for growth. The Denton-based manufacturer is looking to ramp up production next year of its specialty bolts, after investing this year in additional equipment, said Jeff Pieper, president of Edsco. Nationally, manufacturing in the U.S. grew nearly a full percentage point from October to November, the fastest pace in more than two years.
Northstar Bank of Texas has been named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” in the less than $3 billion category.
When Sandy Sauceda wants to find something unique, she heads to Denton’s downtown Square. Sauceda joined shoppers downtown Saturday morning in support of Small Business Saturday, a nationwide effort to encourage shoppers to patronize locally owned businesses.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, addressing children’s main critical needs: access to care, asthma, child abuse, dental health, mental health, obesity and safety. The funding supports implementation of plans to address the issues as a direct result of a first-of-its-kind collection of comprehensive data about children’s health in a six-county region.
“If the return is high, do expenses matter?” I get that question a lot. So, I’m sure, do other personal finance columnists. The answer is simple, but not helpful.
Denton County has approximately 62,000 acres in grazing and hay production and more than 48,000 acres under cultivation with small grains. Insect pest management and weed control are important tools in keeping these agricultural acres at a profitable level.
The Denton City Council could vote as soon as Dec. 10 on a developer’s agreement that would eventually bring a new convention center and full-service hotel to the city. Months of talks over the proposed public-private partnership are expected to go into high gear in the next few weeks, with the University of North Texas Board of Regents expected to vote on its part of the agreement Dec. 5.
DATCU has split its leadership into two positions, appointing a president and a separate chief executive officer. Executive Vice President Glen McKenzie was named president by the credit union’s board of directors, becoming the first person to take the post after the title of president and CEO was split.
We all make investment mistakes; it’s how most of us learn. And that’s OK, at least when we’re young. That’s when we can recover from losses.
Dale Kimble, CEO of DATCU Credit Union, applauds his staff during a meeting Wednesday at the credit union’s Denton headquarters. DATCU was recently named the No. 2 midsize company at which to work by The Dallas Morning News in the newspaper’s Top 100 Places to Work 2013 list.
Horny Toad Cafe and Bar, named after the official state reptile, recently opened in the former Good Eats restaurant location at 5812 N. Interstate 35 next to the Stonehill Shopping Center.
Some plans just don’t work out. As a 16-year-old Piper Cub pilot and wannabe astronaut, for instance, my plan was to live fast and die young. Perhaps I would come back to Earth as a heroic cinder from a failed moon mission. Whatever, there would be no need for this long-term-planning stuff.
Some of you out there make yard work way too hard. For example, leaves don’t have to be raked and bagged. You can mow them into tiny bits and let them break down in the lawn. Or you can rake them into your flowerbeds as a mulch. But they can be messy and ill-behaved and blow around places, so I know that some people really need to rake and bag leaves and that is OK.
It’s that time of the year when preparations for the holidays are underway.
What a disappointment! I went to McDonald’s prepared to see a happy place. I was ready for smiley faces, faces so joyous that old Ronnie McDonald would look like he had gone a month without his Zoloft in comparison. I thought the Affordable Care Act would provide everyone on the other side of the counter with a look of sublime, health-insured confidence. But there was no visible sign.
Each year as we near the rapid succession of holidays from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, people too often give up on their health goals during this time.
The Buckle Inc., a leading retailer of medium to better-priced casual apparel, footwear and accessories for fashion-conscious young men and women, recently opened its doors at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton.
As October wraps up we turn our thoughts towards the approaching holidays. It will be Halloween soon and then Thanksgiving will be around the corner. This is a time we reflect on our “harvests” for the year. You don’t have to be a farmer or rancher to appreciate the value of “reaping what you sow.”
I have recently had some calls and e-mails pertaining to low-sugar diets for horses. I had never thought about that being an issue, but with the increase of metabolic disorders like insulin resistance leading to laminitis, a painful breakdown in the bond between the hoof and underlying bone, it is a very serious issue. So, in order to educate myself on the issue I dove into the research and it turns out there has been quite a bit done, mostly in the northern and eastern parts of the United States.
Why do we pay so much attention to the rich? We watch and wonder at how they spend money. We follow the ups and downs of their marriages and remarriages. If possible, we try to be informed about every assignation between, or during, those marriages. We learn about the tragic disasters some of their children are. And we learn that they die just like we do, sometimes younger, often with much greater drama.
Cross Roads welcomed a new Walmart Supercenter this week at 11700 U.S. Highway 380, providing the 380 Corridor with a new shopping venue for merchandise, food, pharmaceutical supplies and more.
It always seems like such a good idea at the time. With no more exemptions for kids, with mortgage interest deductions nearly gone, with late-career income rising, investors in their 50s discover the harsh bite of taxes. Suddenly, income that was once taxed at 15 percent is taxed at 25 percent or more. The idea of tax deferral on money in taxable accounts starts to look really good. The salesperson is understanding and convincing.
Fall is the perfect time for planting trees in North Texas. But of course, as the old saying goes, the very best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. Fall planting allows a tree to establish itself in the cooler temperatures of winter and spring.