With the recent, unheralded success of the back-in angled parking on Hickory St., the city is looking to expand the experiment to other areas of town. One area in town that only has parking needs at certain times is by Apogee Stadium near the 35E and 35W junction. That area is where the city is currently looking to install back-in angled parking to alleviate parking issues at UNT football games.Read More
Author, game show host, and comedian Steve Harvey is investing in Denton's newest venue, Harvest House. The 58 year old actor is no stranger to Denton. Harvey, who has called various areas of DFW home at different times, found the bar/venue in Denton to be what he called both "awesome" and "manly." Harvest House, which started as a house show venue opened during this year's 35 Denton event and has since been embraced by the Denton community and packed to the gills every weekend night.Read More
This week marks the launch of the city council campaign season and we’ve been busy attending events like the Denia Neighborhood Forum and Kevin Roden’s Campaign Launch party. If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s time to hit up VoteDenton.Org and check out the candidates and find out district you're in (if you don't already know). Your single vote (out of roughly 1,200 in a district seat race), is the most powerful vote you’ll cast in comparison to state or national elections. At any rate, get involved and get active in the future of your city. This election is another important one. As usual, we’ve picked out ten events we think you should attend this week. Get out there, snap some grams and hashtag #WDDI to get featured in our Monday’s, What We Did post.
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Hickory St. has recently made the change to back in angle parking and many Denton citizens are having a few issues with it. We first reported on the change way back in July of 2013. At the time, many were excited about the additional parking and safety measures that the adjustment would bring about. That said, since Hickory St. has reopened, many have been having difficulty parking in this fashion and about 25% of people haven't been doing it at all. We reached out to city council district 4 representative, Joey Hawkins, to see if he could teach us how to back in angle park.Read More
Women’s History Month always reminds us how many incredible ladies have played key roles in Denton’s past, which maybe explains why that trend has continued ever since. We all know that Texas Woman’s University (est. 1901 as a successful lobbying effort by women) was the first of its kind in the state and still today the largest university primarily for women in the United States. Yet there’s always been something unique about Denton women. A few of our favorite true-life tales to share with y’all include a scandalous expulsion, an internationally-famous movie star, and that time Denton ladies saved the whole durn town from being burned flat to the ground.Read More
What We Did is our weekly roundup of photos that WDDI staff and readers have taken over the past seven days. This week saw the end of the beloved bistro Banter, several citizens cleaning Denton, and a few beautiful sunsets.
If you'd like to be included in What We Did, tag your images with #WDDI on Instagram, and check back here next Monday. As always, we're limited in the photos we can post, but we encourage you to search the hashtag #WDDI and check out all of the other awesome photos that were posted that we were unable to post on the blog. Click the images below to be led back to the photographer's Instagram page. Have a great week!Read More