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Tetra Pak earns Business Recognition Award

Tetra Pak Materials LP, which is currently moving its North American headquarters to Denton, received the 2014 Business Recognition Award from Denton’s Economic Development Partnership Board.

The annual award is given to a business in Denton that makes a significant contribution to the community’s growth, while continuing a public and private partnership.

“The company’s global leadership in sustainable corporate practices is mirrored by Tetra Pak Materials’ Denton plant operations, executive leadership and employee community volunteerism,” Greg Johnson, vice chairman of the economic development board, said in a news release. “The Economic Development Partnership Board is extremely pleased to recognize such a stellar company and very proud of Denton’s selection for Tetra Pak’s U.S. headquarters.”

Painting With a Twist to hold first class Thursday

A new do-it-yourself painting studio on the downtown Square will open Thursday with a grand-opening class at 7 p.m.

Painting With a Twist, part of a chain of art studios where groups paint a chosen picture and can bring their own alcohol, will occupy the old Denton Square Donuts space at 208 W. Oak St.

Classes cost $35 per person, which includes the cost of supplies. For class information and registration, visit

Northstar Bank to buy Community Bankers

Northstar Bank of Texas will buy Community Bankers Inc. in a purchase expected to be finalized by the end of the year.

Community Bankers currently has 10 banks in North Texas, which will all become Northstar Bank locations when the sale is finalized, bringing company assets to $1.6 billion.

Community Bankers has been in business for more than 40 years, according to the company’s website, with more than 150 employees. With the addition of the Community locations, there will be 27 Northstar Banks.

525 S. Locust St. building fully leased

Integra Care Homehealth has signed a lease at the old Denton Hospital and Clinic Building at 525 S. Locust St., now making the 12,000-square-foot building completely full.

The property was acquired by Scott Brown Commercial about a year ago, and also houses Nucon Steel Co., the Law Office of John Holland and the Denton Community Health Clinic.

Grand opening for Double Dave’s planned

The second Double Dave’s in Denton is now open, and will have a grand opening Monday with 10 percent off every order for the day.

The new location at 1776 Teasley Lane offers only carry-out and delivery. To place an order, visit or call the store at 940-565-0000.

Business promotes opening with raffle

In anticipation of its opening Saturday in Denton, NV Cupcakes is selling raffle tickets to win a dozen free cupcakes a month for a year.

Renovations are almost complete at NV Cupcakes’ new space at 231 W. Hickory St. The bakery’s former Denton location was on East McKinney Street.

The shop’s owners are encouraging local nonprofit organizations to pick up raffle tickets for free, then keep the profits as a donation to the organization, with each ticket costing a dollar.

The raffle will start next week once more organizations join in, and tickets will also be available at the store’s Corinth location.

Those interested in getting raffle tickets for a nonprofit can email

— Staff reports

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