Nestled on a corner between larger, more traditional homes in Highland Village is one that doesn’t quite stand out as odd or different.
The unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point in Denton County in March from the previous month’s rate of 5.3 percent.
Salons by JC recently opened a 7,500-square-foot complex of 42 suites at Rayzor Ranch Marketplace.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. — From the bayside, it’s hard to believe that the channel for the Snake River cut actually exists. Until you’re right up on the marker, it appears to be a jungle of mangrove trees.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. — Life in the Florida Keys is pretty laid-back. At least it can be, once you get here. That isn’t so easy these days because once-remote Key Largo, made famous by the film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, isn’t so removed anymore. Some consider the island to be a bedroom community for Miami. And all of the Keys, down to Key West, are a weekend destination for all those city dwellers.
Unemployment rates in Denton and Denton County for the month of February bucked the trends set in recent years, though the overall rates are still significantly below prior years.
As we become eager for spring weather to arrive, people turn to yard work. I have some good news for those of you with extensive honey-do lists: some of those tasks shouldn’t be done yet.
How deeply have you sipped from life’s glass? How much is left? That’s a serious question. Answering it, in a quantitative way, may tell us something about how we should think about, and plan for, our futures. The answer could also give us a framework for thinking about longevity and the issues it presents.
One of Denton’s favorite restaurants, watering holes and jazz music venues, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, has changed ownership and will reopen in June. Jimmy Meredith, who opened the restaurant in 1996, and his wife, Karen Meredith, sold the restaurant to Rick and Ryann Reid in a transaction that was finalized last week.
The Denton Economic Development Partnership has new leadership in the Denton Chamber of Commerce: Adam Gawarecki is now the vice president of economic development at the chamber.
Doug and Maegan (Lane) Soell recently opened Velocity Physical Therapy at 3201 Teasley Lane, Suite 201, marking the third generation of locally owned businesses in Denton for the family.
Meridian Bank Texas is acquiring State Bank and Trust Company, which will give the combined banking operation a total of five branches in the region, more than 60 employees and nearly $450 million in total assets.
Q: We haven’t seen much information on folks in our position. Here is our situation: My wife is 65, I am 67. We have been retired for five years. Our yearly income is around $120,000. Together, we have close to $1 million in two 457 accounts (government version of 401[k]), one IRA, and my self-directed portion of a state pension. Currently we are not taking any money out of those accounts. I know that at age 70 1/2 we will be required to start taking distributions from the accounts.
As sleet, ice and snow descended on Denton this winter season, several businesses have been able to meet the increased demand for weather-related services. “This winter, total, business has probably tripled,” said Jarret Edman, owner of A Plus Towing in Denton.
January unemployment rates for Denton and Denton County rose slightly, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission.
The Denton County 4-H Livestock Coalition will hold its inaugural Livestock Jamboree at the North Texas Fairgrounds on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spring is just around the corner! Timing is practically everything in vegetable gardening, of course, next time I’ll tell you it is soil, or watering or good pest management, but today it’s definitely timing. If you haven’t been successful before, look carefully at a planting guide for our area on when to plant. When it feels like spring consistently in our area, it’s pretty much too late for a spring garden.
Last week, a retired reader wrote about discovering he was in a higher tax bracket than he expected to be.
Rehan Munawar and his wife, Fayza Rehan, are opening their first Fantastic Sams outlet in Little Elm in early March.