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Business Spotlight

Mayday’s move Plant to relocate entire operation into one building By Jenna Duncan

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he aerospace materials created in the plant can be required to be within .001 inch of specifications outlined by major original equipment manufacturers around the world, with more than 100,000 types of parts produced in the company’s nearly 50-year history. “If we made a car with these specifications, number one it would never die, and number two it would be a $3 [million] to $4 million car,” said Gus Whiteman, aerospace sales manager. Now the company is taking precision one step further. To maximize efficiency and streamline how the materials are made, the company is moving its headquarters to a new location in Denton, with plans to open the new facility in March. Company President Dan Caine said the new space will help accommodate the rapidly expanding businesses. Mayday and its sister company, Hi-Tech Metal Finishing, have grown up to 12 percent a year recently, and they expect the company to do the same in 2014. Both companies were purchased by Tailwind Technologies in 2009. “This positions both Mayday and Hi-Tech to grow with the aerospace market much nicer than we were previously,” Caine said. “We’ve made a strategic decision to stay here in Denton and our owners, Tailwind Technologies, on behalf of Mayday and HiTech, made a strategic decision to stay in Denton. It’s a great place for our business.” The company is best known for its preci-

sion bushings, which are components used between more expensive parts that would otherwise rub together when in use. It also makes sleeves, pins and other components for planes and helicopters, and other plane parts. The current facilities are in two buildings along Interstate 35W, with about 56,000 square feet that hold both Mayday Manufacturing and Hi-Tech Metal Finishing, which is co-owned by Mayday, Whiteman said. One building holds a machine shop and some offices; the other holds more offices, more machinery and HiTech Metal Finishing, which basically coats and seals many of the parts made at Mayday to prevent erosion. Drivers can frequently see golf carts moving between the two buildings to transport the unfinished products, Whiteman said. “We quickly realized a year and a half ago that ... we would meet our capacity in this building. We’re out of room,” he said. “We needed more machines. We don’t even have a sufficient-sized parking lot.” With the move, everything will be housed under one roof on Jim Christal Road in a building that is approximately 130,000 square feet. “It helps from the standpoint of putting two companies under one roof again,” said Doug Wulf, vice president of manufacturing for Mayday. “We’re looking for a lot of MAYDAY | CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Photos by David Minton

TOP: The future home of Mayday Manufacturing off Jim Christal Road near Denton Enterprise Airport. ABOVE: The plating and anodizing area at Mayday Manufacturing is one of many features in the new facility. LEFT: The American and Texas flags adorn the main machine shop area at Mayday Manufacturing.


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January 2014

Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Cartwright’s Ranch House at 111 N. Elm St. on the Denton Square. Cost is $12 per person. Call 940-3875031 for reservations. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.

items and for more information, visit computercrusher.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

January 2014 | Vol. 9, No. 11 Publisher: Bill Patterson The contents of this free publication are copyrighted by Denton Publishing Company, 2008, a subsidiary of A.H. Belo Corp. (www.ahbelo.com, NYSE symbol: AHC), with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without permission, of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited. Denton Business Chronicle is published monthly by Denton Publishing Company, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201. E-mail: drc@dentonrc.com

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Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave.

On the cover: Speedy Cash, a shortterm lender on University Drive, lights up brightly as cars streak past. Photo by David Minton

Who to contact Dawn Cobb Managing Editor 940-566-6879 | dcobb@dentonrc.com Sandra Hammond Advertising Director 940-566-6820 | shammond@dentonrc.com Shawn Reneau Advertising Manager 940-566-6843 | sreneau@dentonrc.com

Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at Texas Land & Cattle, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway. Cost is $18 for associates and builders with reservations and $20 for walkins. Call 940-383-0853.

Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly luncheon at H5 Colo at 12712 Park Central in Dallas. Cost is $35 per person. Visit http://northtx.acp-international. com/index.php/events.

International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter, meets at BravoTech, 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000 in Dallas. Visit http:// dallas.iiba.org/index.php/home.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, noon

Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.

Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce meets at the Prairie House Restaurant at 10001 E. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost is $12 per person, reservations required. Call 940-365-9781 or e-mail chamber@aubreycoc.org

Investment Perspective Seminar hosted by financial adviser Kathy R. Bauer of Edward Jones at 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A, in Denton. Call 940-482-0280

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m.

Krum Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting at Northstar Bank, 1101 E. McCart St. in Krum. Call 940-482-6093.

Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.

Municipal Complex.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Oakmont Women’s Club meets at St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. For more information, call 940-321-5599 or visit, http://oakmontwomens club.org. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free management counseling for prospective new business owners or existing business in trouble. Confidential, one-hour counseling sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth

Small-Business Breakfast meeting sponsored by the North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center at the Denton Chamber of Commerce, 414 W. Parkway St. A light breakfast is provided. Call 940380-1849.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7:15 a.m. in

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:15 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive. Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30 a.m.

Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Electronics Recycling will take place at The Cupboard Natural Foods and Café, 200 W. Congress St. Drop off any computer-related equipment. For a list of accepted

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Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.

American Association of University Women, Denton Branch meets at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant at 821 N. Locust St. Call 940-8983797. Visit http://denton-tx. aauw.net or e-mail scompoton aauw@gmail.com

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Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee at Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway and at Re/Max Lake Cities at 3960 FM2181, Suite 100 in Hickory Creek.

Hickory Creek Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth

Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at Sidewalk Bistro off Interstate 35E at 2900 Wind River Lane. E-mail info@lcnetweavers.com. Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m.

Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Los Toreros, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. Please tell us about your event or meeting by e-mailing Jenna Duncan at jduncan@dentonrc.com; by fax at

Thursday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m.

940-566-6888; or by mail to DBC

Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.

Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle,

Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 a.m.

314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201. She also can be reached at 940-566-

Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas

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Enterprising Voices

Investing is not forecasting “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” — Warren Buffett

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ach year, the turn of the calendar brings upon the investing public a flurry of market forecasts. The talking heads on financial channels such as CNBC loudly predict where the market will be in the year ahead Surely these Wall Street strategists, equipped with lots of data and number-crunchers, ought to be very good at making predictions? To test this out, let’s look at how these prognosticators fared in 2013. The S&P 500 stock market index is the most commonly followed stock market index. It is a market-weighted composite of the stock prices of 500 of the

Jonathon FITE | largest companies in America. In January 2013, Wells Fargo forecast that the S&P 500 would be at 1,390 at year-end. JP Morgan said 1,580. Citigroup had one of the more optimistic forecasts: a prediction that the S&P 500 would end the year at 1,615. These market forecasts all turned out to be lousy. The S&P 500 ended 2013 at 1,848, dramatically higher than any of the predictions made by these Wall Street heavyweights. Okay, the forecasters were ter-

rible at predicting the overall market. Were they any better at making predictions about specific companies? After all, analyzing individual stocks is what pays them the big bucks. Can their buy, hold and sell ratings be relied upon? Unfortunately, the analyst forecasts on individual companies turned out to be even worse than useless. The 10 stocks with the most analyst “buy” ratings rose about 20 percent on average, badly lagging the surging market of 2013. But the 10 stocks with the most “sell” ratings — the most hated stocks — rose an astonishing 75 percent, more than twice as much as the market. Why are forecasts so bad? Psychology plays a big part. Analysts are human, so their forecasts are biased by the gloomy or euphoric sentiment of the moment. In late 2012, the

U.S. budget stand-off and Eurozone turmoil made analysts overly nervous. In our investment fund, we were able to exploit this negative sentiment by loading up on many excellent bargains, which fueled the fund’s strong outperformance in 2013. So while analysts may have been concerned about macro events coming into 2013, a more important reason for their poor predictive capability is the fear of being an outlier. Making forecasts that are far out of the general consensus can be career threatening for analysts. It is common to see analysts downgrade their ratings on a stock after its price has already fallen. It’s safer to be wrong if everyone else is too. Unfortunately, it also makes their conclusions pretty much worthless. It’s no wonder that great investors like Warren Buffett don’t pay attention to forecasts

about the market or the economy. Instead of relying on analyst forecasts, investors need to think independently. It is important to keep in mind that the noisy consensus quickly gets priced into the market. For superior results, we need to think better, be contrarian. That’s what Buffett meant in his famous quote “Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy only when others are fearful.” That’s why, in managing our fund, we tend to be skeptical when we see a stock upon which analysts are uniformly bullish. When they all think it’s a great buy, it probably isn’t. If the analysts are lockstep negative on a stock, it tends to pique our interest. In addition to adopting a contrarian mind-set, we all need to be humble about our own forecasting abilities. Evaluating investment opportunities requires making assumptions about a company’s profitability FITE | CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

Overtime claims and the Fair Labor Standards Act

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verhead. It’s a challenge facing employers and employees. For many businesses, labor cost is the single greatest overhead expense. Unfortunately, many employers try cutting corners that they should not, in particular in the area of overtime wages. The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA is a federal labor law that requires employers to pay overtime compensation — at time-and-a-half — to employees who are not exempt under the act for all hours worked over a prescribed threshold period — typically, 40 hours per week. Most employees are non-exempt, meaning that they are entitled to overtime pay. The most common exceptions to this rule involve some administrative, executive and professional employees, computer professionals, outside sales employees, and certain retail employees. Liability exists under the FLSA even for

Scott ALAGOOD | unintentional violations. But what if a business only employs a few people? Is the business exempt from paying overtime? The answer is no. Unlike many other federal laws, the FLSA does not depend upon the number of persons employed. Instead, the FLSA covers businesses engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce (i.e., handling, selling, or otherwise working on goods or materials that have been moved in or produced for commerce). The FLSA’s coverage is very

broad, and the courts typically interpret it that way. But what about salaried managers and individuals that have really important-sounding, executive job titles? Are they exempt? If the manager’s/executive’s salary is less than $100,000, then the inquiry typically focuses on the nature of the job and how the employee performs it. For example, if the employee cannot hire or fire other employees, or does not regularly direct the work of at least two other employees, overtime must usually be paid. But what about salaried employees? Does overtime get factored into their pay? The answer is typically yes, in most instances overtime is still required. Is it acceptable for an employer to get around overtime by allowing the employee to volunteer their time? No. The FLSA does not recognize “voluntary unpaid

overtime” or “donated time” as legitimate exceptions to avoid paying overtime. What about a signed, written agreement with the employee waiving any claim they might have to overtime? Is that acceptable? Under the FLSA, such agreements are null, void and completely unenforceable. Is comp time an acceptable alternative to paying overtime? For a governmental employer, probably so. In the private sector, comp time is generally not permissible. It should be noted that a private employer may adjust an employee’s schedule within the same work week to ensure that their total hours worked do not exceed 40 hours. However, overtime hours may not be averaged out over a longer period of time except in exceedingly narrow cases of certain employees of residential care facilities. Otherwise, any overtime worked within a

workweek must be paid for that workweek. Is overtime required to be paid to an independent contractor? If a worker is truly an independent contractor, then overtime may be avoided. The problem is that too often employers get cute, slap an independent contractor label on the worker, but then treat them as if they are employees. If workers are truly employees, regardless of the title they hold, and if they work more than 40 hours in a workweek, the employer must pay the worker overtime pay if they do not qualify for an overtime exemption. There is no way to contract around that. There is no piece of paper and no amount of explanation that will overcome the finding of an employment relationship if the Department of Labor or the IRS, or a state employment security agency,

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Protecting Your Assets in Divorce Divorcing spouses or those contem- erty and separate property are mixed not a gift, and it was not inherited. marriage, the documentation that conplating divorce often have concerns together, it may be difficult or impossiAnother common example of issues trols the mechanics of these assets about how to protect their assets. It ble to prove which property is separate created between a spouse’s separate can be crucial in a divorce. Anyone is very common for them to ask such property. It may be necessary to hire estate and the community estate is contemplating divorce should not form things as “What will happen to my experts to identify the separate prop- when the marital residence (and the any entity or start a business without house?” “What will happen to my retire- erty. If a spouse cannot prove property mortgage) is owned by one spouse seeking advice from a family law attorment?” “What will happen to my invest- as their separate property, then the before marriage. However, during the ney. ments and my employee benefits?” property is community property and a marriage the spouses pay the mortPeople planning to marry can avoid These are all very valid concerns. gage and/or make improvements to creating a community property estate court can divide it. When two people marry, they each Take for example, a spouse who has the property. The mortgage payments by signing a premarital agreement have a separate estate, and upon mar- retirement such as a 401k on the date and improvements create issues (often called a “prenuptial agreement” riage they create a community estate. of marriage who makes contributions between the community estate and the or “prenup”). Likewise, spouses durThe community estate is owned by to the 401k during the marriage mixes homeowner spouse’s separate estate ing marriage can make community both spouses. Texas is what we call separate and community property. The because the money used to pay the property separate property by signing a “community property state”. This reason is because the money in the mortgage and/or improve the resi- a postmarital agreement (often called means that all property is owned by 401k on the date of marriage is sepa- dence is more than likely community a “postnuptial agreement” or “postthe community estate unless a spouse rate property and the money contrib- property money. nup”). These types of agreements can prove that certain property is uted to it during the marriage is comWith many couples creating our join- can address issues such as alimony, owned by their separate estate. The munity property. Money contributed to ing entities such as L.L.C.’s, part- temporary spousal support, and the most important part of protecting an the 401k during the marriage is not nerships or corporations, the divorce division of community property in case asset is to understand which estate separate property because it was not becomes more complex. When these of a divorce, but such agreements can owns the asset. owned on the date of marriage, it was types of assets are created during the never address any items with regard The most common type to children. For the most part of separate property is the court must follow such property that was owned agreements however there before marriage, property are exceptions. that was a gift, or property In a divorce, a court can only that was inherited. To prove divide community property that property is separate (which includes assets and property requires a high debts) and may do so evenly standard of proof. A spouse or unevenly, unless a premarican protect their separate tal or postmarital agreement property by keeping track of says otherwise. A court canit during the marriage, and if not divide the separate proppossible keeping it separate erty (which includes assets from any community propand debts) of each spouse. erty. There are many other The rules become complex rules applicable to separate because each type of asset and community property has its own set of rules. It is that are too extensive to advisable to seek legal advice cover in this article. from a family law attorney for When community propultimate asset protection. (from left) Sarah Darnell, Eric Navarrette, Sean Abeyta, Charla H. Bradshaw, Brook Stuntebeck Denton 320 West Eagle Drive Suite 200 Denton, Texas 76201 (940) 442-6677

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Workers polish machined parts for aircraft landing gear at Mayday Manufacturing. MAYDAY | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2

efficiency increases with transportation and communication, reducing our lead times to our customers and other cost efficiencies because of our close proximity.” Mayday acquired the new facility about a year ago, and hired a local construction company to do some demolition and remodeling, including adding 15,000 square feet of office space in the front of the building, Wulf said. The company kicked off the move recently by transporting some of the machines over to the new facility. In February, it expects to move the rest of the manufacturing components as well as the processing facilities for Hi-Tech. During the first week of March, the offices and anything left is scheduled to move, Wulf said. By having most steps of the manufacturing in the same building, Mayday can complete an emergency order in a day if necessary, something its competitors can rarely, if ever, do, Whiteman said. “Part of Mayday’s success has

ABOVE: A worker puts on an apron and gloves stained with fluorescent dye used to test for defects of parts for aircraft landing gear at Mayday Manufacturing. TOP RIGHT: Lubricant sprays onto a metal piece being machined at Mayday Manufacturing. BOTTOM RIGHT: Parts for aircraft landing gear wait to be taken to the next step in their production process at Mayday Manufacturing. been that we’re a bushing company, and we’re going to stay a bushing company,” Whiteman said.

JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.


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and growth over time, its competitive environment, and whether its management acts in a shareholder-friendly manner. For our investment fund, we construct financial models with multiple scenarios for each investment, ranging from conservative to optimistic. These scenarios help us estimate both the upside potential and downside risk of the investment. Rather than pretending to pre-

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determines that an employer/employee relationship exists. For this reason, employers must be very familiar with the various tests for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The controlling factor is whether the employer controls the details of how the person’s services are performed. At the end of the day, uncer-

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cisely forecast the future, we put the odds in our favor by investing at bargain prices in great businesses that are likely to be underestimated by the masses of analysts who all issue the same lemming-like forecasts. So as investors look forward into 2014, feel free to ignore the flurry of forecasts that are certain to flood your inbox. Instead, just continue to look for bargains. Value investors know that’s the real key for successful investing.

JONATHON FITE is a Managing Partners of KMF Investments, a Texas-based pure pay-for-performance hedge fund. Jonathon is also an adjunct professor with the College of Business at the University of North Texas and the University of Arkansas. This column is provided for general interest only and should not be construed as personal investment advice. Comments may be sent to email@KMFInvestments.com.

tainty under the FLSA can cause serious problems. Court’s may award an affected employee damages, including unpaid base wages, overtime pay (at timeand-a-half), liquidated damages of an amount equal to all of the employee’s unpaid wages and overtime pay, attorney’s fees and court costs. So for both employers and employees, care should be taken to make sure that the FLSA is followed and overtime is paid where required.

Special thanks is given to Brian T. Cartwright of Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., for his contributions to the research and background information contained in this article. SCOTT ALAGOOD is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law and may be reached at alagood@dentonlaw.com and www.dentonlaw. com.

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Urban Square Apartment Complex

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Photo by Al Key

Construction has begun on Urban Square, an apartment complex being built near Unicorn Lake and the Cinemark Theatre in south Denton recently.

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New chamber year to begin under new leadership

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he new chamber year will begin April 1, under the leadership of Larry Parker. Larry and his wife Tonya own Denton Depot Advertising Specialties. Larry is a Leadership Denton graduate and has served on the chamber’s board and executive committee the past four years, heading the Membership Development Division. He also just concluded a term as Chair of the Board of the Denton Main Street Association.

Chuck CARPENTER | In preparation for the new year, Larry will hold a program planning retreat with the board Jan. 31 at the local Best Western Premier Crown Chase.

We have a lengthy list of major initiatives to address, all of equal importance. The chamber has contracted with the City of Denton since 1976 to administer a portion of the local Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue for the purpose of operating the Convention & Visitor Bureau. Now that the Denton City Council and University of North Texas Board of Regents have approved the initial phase of the convention center project, we have dedicated a segment of the planning retreat to discuss

the future of our CVB arrangement. We’re one of only 21 local chambers in the state of Texas to seek and retain the Accreditation certification by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. An extensive program and structural review process must be carried out every five years in order to maintain Accreditation. The next five-year cycle begins in 2014. The board retreat itinerary will also include discussion on

more administrative support for our Leadership Denton program, possible revisions to our Business EXPO and more emphasis on area workforce development. Based on input from the retreat, a formal business plan, with standing committees and specific initiatives, will be presented to the board in March. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at dcoc@denton-chamber.org.

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Business Closings

World Market set to close; Some shoppers unhappy By John D.Harden

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he Cost Plus World Market store in Denton is closing its doors. The store, one of the first to open in the Denton Towne Crossing at South Loop 288, was still bustling with shoppers recently, but a sign on the door indicated the store would be shutting its doors soon. Store workers declined to comment about the closing, and corporate officials did not return phone calls seeking comment. Shoppers, however, were vocal about their reaction to the news. “It’s sad to see it go,” said Eleanor Singleton, 67, who was shopping with her grandchildren. The store, a regular stop for Singleton, features sales items from around the world, including furniture, home accents, candles, foods, wines and more. “As much money as I spend here, I thought I was keeping them afloat,” she said. A few consumers also voiced their disapproval of the store’s closing on social media. One Facebook user wrote, “I

Photo by Al Key

A liquidation sign hangs over the door of the World Market store at Denton Crossing Shopping Center. am very upset that you are closing the Denton, Texas World Market store. I love your store but I’m not going to drive miles to go find another one. Why would you close a store that

everybody goes to.” Another wrote, “I am distressed at the news of the Denton,Tx store closing.” The store is a part of the 52acre Denton Towne Crossing

retail development, which was developed by the Denton Crossing Partners. The development opened for business in September 2003, according to Denton officials.

And World Market, in addition to a few other commercial and retail stores, was among the first to open. World Market, along with all of the other nearby stores, was expected to act as an anchor to attract shoppers and create jobs. Collectively, the Denton Towne Crossing development employs about 300 full-time and 130 part-time workers. The market is also a popular spot for nearby university students because of the stores’ trendy atmosphere, University of North Texas student Jaime Salazar said. “All of my close friends shop here and it’s not uncommon to see things in our apartments from here,” he said. “This was the last place that I thought would close.” The Cost Plus World Market is located at 1400 S. Loop 288. For store hours or information about the store, call 940-3819014. JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @JDHarden.

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family emergency has forced the abrupt closure of Gerhard’s German Restaurant & Bar in Denton, one of several local businesses that recently closed their doors. A few weeks ago, owner Gerhard Pelzer moved back to Germany to take care of his father, who is ill, and is trying to sell the business, multiple sources said. Gerhard’s has been closed for several weeks and a sign on the door indicates a fam-

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ily emergency forced the closure. Tables and chairs are still inside. Company officials could not be reached for comment. Gerhard’s is one of many local businesses that closed by the end of December, which is to be expected, said Julie Glover, economic development program administrator for the city of Denton. “When a lot of businesses are thinking about closing, they try to make it through December because normally it’s a good

month for everyone,” she said. “It makes it easier as far as sales tax goes; if you stay open into January, then you have to file for that quarter, and then you’re on the hook for a year.” Burguesa Burger on West Hickory Street closed in late December, and Cost Plus World Market in Denton Towne Crossing is expected to close soon. NV Cupcakes on East McKinney Street also closed its doors this month, but not

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Gerhard's German Resturant on Hickory Street is among several businesses that closed at the end of the year. because of business, said coowner Van Nguyen. They will be moving to a new location close to the downtown Square on West Hickory Street and expect

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being closer to the Square where there’s a whole lot more walking traffic will help us,” she said. “We would like for people to go have lunch at the Chestnut Tree or something, then walk down the street and get a cupcake from us.” They will split the space with Sprockets Bicycle Shop, which is owned by Nguyen’s brotherin-law. The concept for NV will be similar, but the dining room will be upstairs and available to rent for parties and events. Cupcake-decorating classes are also planned. Construction is expected to start in February on renovations to the space, and updates will be posted regularly about the move on the company’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/nvcupcakes. The transition started sooner than expected, Nguyen said. They alerted the landlord that

they wanted to move but didn’t want to vacate the space until they found a replacement to take over the lease. While they planned on staying for a few more months, the space was leased out a week later. Guy Taylor took over the lease on Dec. 1 and said he is opening Pantheon Vape Lab at the location. The soft opening is today, and the grand opening will be Monday. The location will sell e-cigarettes, liquid to refill them and essential oils, candles and tea to help people stop smoking, Taylor said. There is also an adjoining lounge area with sofas, televisions and a bar area for people to sit and try different liquids in their e-cigarettes. “We’re trying to do something a little bit different than just an e-cig shop,” Taylor said.

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The new four-story jail rises above the treetops as construction continues on the project.

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he growth in 2013 in Denton County has led to a veritable building boom for 2014. Construction is underway for a new jail, new fire stations, new restaurants, a new university dormitory and a new school, and plans are in the works to ask voters for additional funds to continue improving the local infrastructure. Roadwork, moreover, is expected to kick into high gear this year.

Business construction is also in the works for the new year, from local shopping centers to manufacturing expansion. And then there’s always politics. This will be a hot political year across the state and nation, and a crowded slate of local candidates will bring those elections closer to home for the primary election in March and the general election in November. The AHEAD | CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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A construction worker uses a broom stick to help a coworker slide down the steeply curved roof as they install a new roof on the Texas Woman's University DanceGymnastics Laboratory Building.


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Jan. 2014 Slow and steady could have been a motto this year for Denton County, as the local economy stabilized this year with new ventures, lower unemployment rates and a promise of more development to come. Here’s a look back at the major business stories of 2013:

PAYDAY LOANS Payday and title lending locations began to cluster in Denton near lower-income neighborhoods in recent years, and early this year the city began to make moves to restrict the loan practices. In March, the Denton City Council adopted ordinances to set up loan repayments in no more than four installments and limit the renewals of those loans, as well as limit the amount companies can lend based on the amount pledged. Now, Denton residents are suing one lender and another lender sued Denton after the Consumer Service Alliance of Texas dropped its suit against the city, challenging the new Denton ordinances. TARGET OPENS DISTRIBUTION CENTER In March, Target opened a

By Jenna Duncan

Past the renovated entrances and landscaping, the new interior features lounge chairs, charging stations and bright colors to make shopping more appealing. New stores include clothing stores Buckle, Charlotte Russe and Body Central. WALMART OPENS IN CROSS ROADS After nearly a decade of waiting, the Walmart Super Center in Cross Roads was constructed this summer and opened in October. The 186,000-square-foot store includes a pharmacy, garden center and grocery section and employs an estimated 300 full-time and part-time employees. Before the location was opened, town officials estimated the store would generate $1.5 million to $2 million in sales tax per year. BARNEY’S AUTO SUPPLY CLOSES SHOP The beloved auto supply shop of Jimmy Normile — Barney’s Auto Supply — closed this August, after Normile said he received several citations from city code enforcement officers. Normile, who is 90, bought the shop on East Hickory Street in 1959 and had made few changes. In May, he was alerted of several code violations that would be too expensive to fix, so he decided to shut down, he said.

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The neon sign and rooftop bar lighting at Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. spotlight the new Texas music themed restaurant on the downtown Square in Denton. new food distribution center in Denton in a 360,000-squarefoot building on Airport Road. The center delivers more than 5,500 different food products to 235 Target stores in the region, and is the most automated dis-

tribution center yet for Target. The center currently employs about 140 people. GOLDEN TRIANGLE MALL REVAMPED The first phase of renovations

at the Golden Triangle Mall is nearly complete and the landmark mall sign was torn down this year. There is a new food court with four restaurants, and new stores have leased space in the building.

CODE ENFORCEMENT TAKES TOLL ON BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS Normile was not the only one hit hard by city code enforcement in 2013. A Denton Record-Chronicle analysis showed in 2012, the department investigated more than 16,000 cases, five times the number of cases five years prior. Residents and business owners have expressed concern over whether the code is proactive or


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overkill, like taking trash out too soon or letting the grass grow too high.

NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR MANUFACTURERS Safran Group’s Labinal Inc. moved its headquarters to double the space and have more room for growth this May. The 130,000-square-foot building now has 700 employees and is expected to add more in the coming years. Work is also underway to transfer Mayday Manufacturing headquarters just about a mile from its current headquarters. The new space, which will be finished by March 2014, will be able to house all manufacturing and operations under one roof.

DENTON COUNTY TOP SPOT FOR HIGH-TECH BUSINESS This fall, a new analysis by the Progressive Policy Institute identified Denton County as the sixth-leading location for hightech information jobs in the country. City officials and local hightech businesses expect the numbers to continue to grow in 2014, as more start-ups get on their feet and businesses move to the area. City Council member Kevin Roden said that to encourage the growth, the city will need to look at new economic development strategies. ALDI GROCERY STORE OPENS Low-cost grocer Aldi Inc.

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opened its first Denton location in May, four years after opening a distribution center in the city. The nontraditional store has shoppers bring their own bags, rent shopping carts for 25 cents and only accepts debit cards and cash. About 20 people were hired locally for positions ranging from shift managers to cashiers for the store. NEW STORE FRONT ON THE SQUARE Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. opened its doors in November

after 18 months of construction and much anticipation. The music-themed spot features a rooftop deck that overlooks the Courthouse on the Square and serves up gourmet burgers that are all named after Texas musicians. The restaurant has live music three nights a week, a shrine to Willie Nelson and a University of North Texas Wall of Fame for successful grads. JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.

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TOP: Products are labeled and palletized, then placed on an assembly line where they eventually end up on shelves to be pulled for orders at Target Distribution Center. ABOVE: Seating and tables are set up in the new food court area at Golden Triangle Mall. LEFT: Jimmy Normile clears stuff out of his business, Barney's Auto Supply, on East Hickory Street as he closed shop last August. Photo by Al Key


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May elections, meanwhile, are expected to bring some new faces to several city halls in the area. Building boom JAIL CONSTRUCTION WINDS UP The new $30 million Denton County Jail expansion is expected to be open for business by fall. The 87,000-square-foot jail expansion broke ground last January and will include 384 beds for dormitory, doubleoccupancy cells and single-occupancy cells. Medical and dental facilities will also be on site. The new jail, expected to open in late August 2014, is the first phase of an ongoing expansion project. In a 2008 bond election, voters approved $22.5 million to cover construction costs. The total balance last reported by county officials was estimated at more than $30 million. The additional monies needed, county officials said in recent interviews, will come from tax notes and the county infrastructure program. With the expansion, the county will be able to house more than 1,400 inmates — about 200 more than currently allowed, according to Sheriff William Travis. An additional 50 employees are expected to be hired. FIRE, LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER The joint training center with the Denton Fire Department and the Denton County Sheriff’s Office is expected to open early this year. The facility, adjacent to the Denton police station on Hickory Street, will utilize more than 26,000 square feet in a 40,000-square-foot building. The renovations will include a fitness room, a defensive tactics room, four classrooms that can be opened up to form two larger rooms and a “use of force” room. The training facility should be equipped and ready for use no later than February, officials

said. Final touches are already in progress. NEW FIRE STATIONS ARE IN THE WORKS. The groundbreaking for the Denton Fire Department’s Fire Station No. 2 on East McKinney Street is expected to begin in the summer, with the new station just to the north of the current station. The department is now in the design phase, and the construction will not impact current operations, said spokesman Kenneth Hedges. And in Krum, construction of a new fire station finally won voter approval in November after two attempts. Construction is expected to begin this year. The proposition for the fire station passed 257 to 169. A second proposition for a public works facility passed 239 to 185. SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY The Denton school district is expected to finish construction — and the naming — of Elementary School No. 22 in the Lantana area in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year. And officials with Selwyn College Preparatory School said they are looking to raise money this year for the construction of a classroom building and kitchen and the restoration of its dining hall and science building that were damaged by a fire in 2012. Officials also want to create a Monarch butterfly garden and environmental habitat that will be used as a “hands-on” science lab. In Sanger, the school district will look to replace the roof and air-conditioning and heating system at Chisholm Trail Elementary. The renovations were among more than $1 million in needs identified by school administrators. CAMPUS INFRASTRUCTURE MOVING FORWARD The University of North Texas AHEAD | CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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and Texas Woman’s University are expected to become more strapped for space this year as enrollment increases, and new construction projects have been funded for living and classroom space. In 2013, both universities requested millions of dollars from the state to invest in campus infrastructure, but the legislature did not reach a decision on the tuition revenue bonds bill that would finance the plans. UNT, however, will move forward with building a new dormitory this year, but no projects to accommodate the growth have been made at TWU. CITY BOND ELECTION MAY BE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT If all that construction wasn’t enough, the city of Denton is expected to go to voters in November with an ambitious

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capital improvement program that will overhaul fire stations, rebuild city streets and address drainage problems that have emerged since the 2007 flood and other projects. The City Council has appointed about 50 residents to a committee that will recommend what projects get put in front of voters in what could be one of the largest bond elections in the city’s history. Politics MARCH PRIMARY ELECTION HAS PACKED SLATES It’s going to be a busy year in politics in Denton County. The March primary election will bring 48 Republican candidates and 10 contested races, with additional contested races in the November general election. Two of Denton County’s top Republicans — County Judge Mary Horn and District Attorney Paul Johnson — are facing challengers in the

Republican primary in the spring. Horn, who has run for reelection unopposed since 2006, is facing two GOP challengers — Corinth Mayor Paul Ruggiere and Highland Village attorney Sherman Swartz. Johnson is facing Lantana attorney Karen Alexander and Denton attorney Hank Paine. Several other incumbents are facing challengers, and three races are wide open after the incumbents decided not to seek re-election. Six Democrats filed to run in the November general election but are not facing primary challengers. The primary election is March 4. Early voting starts Feb. 18. MAY CITY ELECTION ALREADY STIRRING The Denton City Council will see some new faces in May. Mayor Mark Burroughs and Mayor Pro Tem Pete Kamp cannot run again because of term

limits. Council member James King said he will not run again. Former council member Chris Watts has appointed a campaign treasurer to run for mayor. He is expected to run against Jean Schaake, a former longtime member of the Denton school board and head of the city’s planning and zoning commission. Schaake has also appointed Joe Roy as her campaign treasurer and announced that she is running. Filing begins Jan. 29 for the May election. Criminal justice K-9 CORPS TO RETURN The Denton County Sheriff’s Office is looking to bring back its K-9 unit, and two new dogs and handlers are undergoing training. Chico, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, was shot and killed in December 2012 after high winds blew open the gate to his handler’s yard. A nearby property owner in Collin County shot the

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him is pending. Water LAKE RALPH HALL CONSTRUCTION Construction is expected to begin this year on the new Lake Ralph Hall, which eventually is expected to provide water for most of North Texas. Denton County officials worked to help hammer out an agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Upper Trinity Water District for the lake, which will be built in Fannin County. It is expected to supply 30 million to 45 million gallons of water a day for the region. “It will be a future water resource for all of North Texas and in particular Denton County,� County Judge Mary Horn said. The lake is expected to be completed by 2025. Transportation ROADWORK CONTINUES The long-awaited expansion of Interstate 35E will be major focus of the county in 2014 and years to come. Following the ceremonial groundbreaking in late 2013 and some light gutter and utility work, construction is expected to really take off this year. The 28.2-mile expansion will add general-purpose lanes, managed toll lanes and frontage road improvements from Interstate 635 in Dallas County to U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County. The existing lanes of the highway will remain free. Phase 1 of the project will add an additional free lane each way from State Highway 121 to U.S. 380, as well as two reversible managed lanes from I-635 to an area around Swisher and Turbeville roads. Phase 1 also includes the expansion of the Lewisville Lake Bridge. Funding for the project will be a joint effort between the Texas Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Council and

multiple regional partners. County Commissioner Andy Eads said some of the key components for the first phase will be the reconstruction of I-35E over FM407 in the LewisvilleHighland Village area. FM407 will go underneath the reconstructed interstate, Eads said. Other road construction projects in the area will include the beginning of construction for FM156 in Justin that will start in the fall of 2014 and construction of FM1171 in Flower Mound from Shiloh Road to I35W that will start in the spring. Schools WRANGLING WITH NEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Local public schools will be focused on implementing new graduation requirements mandated by the state as they continue to deal with student population growth. Officials say that the implementation of Texas House Bill 5 will be a major focus this year as districts work to adjust their curricula to whatever new demands the state finally imposes. Area districts are awaiting the state Board of Education’s decision so that they may prepare for implementation of the requirements in the fall. The state board is expected to consider graduation requirements at its meeting in January. AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS DEAL WITH LOCAL ISSUES Local school districts also have their own issues to deal with this year. In Pilot Point, officials say they intend to implement “best practices� and improve the district’s English as a Second Language/bilingual programs. They also are working to focus on technology and expanding the district’s technical education program. In Krum, where student enrollment has been growing about 6 percent, officials are planning to establish the Krum ISD Education Foundation this year, with a kick-off event tenta-

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wells in the city that has seen rigs 250 feet from homes and other protected uses. Residents have fought the measure, and the city filed suit at one point but later dropped the legal action. The city is now negotiating. The standstill has temporarily halted future drilling but allows EagleRidge to continue obtaining fire inspection permits for 12 wells as negotiations continue. EagleRidge contends the rights to develop the sites were vested under the original permits. BARTONVILLE WATER TOWER ISSUE COULD BE RESOLVED Officials and residents in Bartonville are hoping that 2014 will lead to a resolution of a three-year dispute over the construction of a water tower in city limits. Town of Bartonville officials said the water supply corporation built the water tower without the proper approval from the town, and they filed for an injunction to halt construction. Since then, the water supply corporation has been in legal battles with the town. Mayor Ron Robertson and Mayor Pro Tem James Farrell resigned from their posts in November, saying that they believe the council is “heading in

the wrong direction.� In May, the town will elect a new mayor to replace Robertson. Higher education NEW UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP MOVES IN Neal Smatresk will begin his term as the 16th president of the University of North Texas on Feb. 3, after he leaves his post as president of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The Board of Regents tapped Smatresk to fill the job being vacated by outgoing President Lane Rawlins. Smatresk said he shares the goals of UNT leaders to help build the university into a top-tier research institution. Also in 2014, the successor for outgoing Texas Woman’s University President and Chancellor Ann Stuart will be announced. The search committee is currently looking at candidates and is expected to make a decision by the end of the spring 2014 semester. Business RAYZOR RANCH TOWN CENTER EXPECTED TO KICK OFF Construction is expected to begin on the Rayzor Ranch Town Center this year, which will be across the street from Rayzor Ranch Marketplace. The Town Center is planned AHEAD | CONTINUED ON PAGE 19

    

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Construction work continues on U.S. Highway 380 west of Denton. the recently closed Burguesa Burger just off the Square. MANUFACTURING BUILDS ON GROWTH Local manufacturing plants are poised for expansion and

growth this year, following national growth trends that have brought a recovery in the industry. Mayday Manufacturing is in the process of transferring its headquarters within Denton to a larger building to accommodate

its rapid growth, and Edsco Fasteners has bought additional equipment for production increases this year. Additional manufacturing companies might also be moving into the Denton area, offi-

cials have indicated. Staff writers Jenna Duncan, Megan Gray, John D. Harden, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Bj Lewis and Britney Tabor contributed to this report.

Vital Statistics SALES TAX The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptroller’s Office for December. The list includes the owner, name of business and address within the area codes of 75034, 75065, 75068, 76201, 76205, 76207, 76208, 76209, 76210, 76226, 76227, 76234, 76249, 76258, 76259 and 76266. 75065 Gaws Pizza LLC, Romano's Pizza, 102 E. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas Native Technology Inc., Native Technology Inc., 62 Lakewood Drive, Hickory Creek Robert F. Ahring, Classic Air Conditioning, 4 Chasewood Circle, Hickory Creek 75068 Cody M. Crow, Crow Outdoors, 1234 Garza Lane, Little Elm David Y. Chomitzky, Pens And Wooden Things, 2604 Misty Harbor Drive, Little Elm Elizabeth Garcia, Lone Star Boutique, 15104 Lone Spring Drive, Little Elm Leann Robinson and Sarah Anguiano, Quilting Comforts, 2757 Lone Ranger Trail, Little Elm Preferred Wireless Inc., Metro PCS, 1000 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 120, Little Elm Stealing The Sun Inc., Stealing The Sun Inc., 2304 Breanna Way, Little Elm Terria Mcnack, Scrappin Beauty Designs, 2050 FM423, Apt. 706, Little Elm Tlp Consulting LLC, Tlp Consulting, 1509 Lake Pine Drive, Little Elm 76201 Anna Rena Feagins, None Rena's Hair Designs, 607 S. Locust St., Denton Dallas D&K Corporation, DK Foot & Casual, 2520 W. University Drive, Suite 1160, Denton Denton Vape Shoppe LLC, Denton Vape Shoppe, 706 S. Locust St., Denton Denton Vape Shoppe LLC, Denton Vape Shoppe LLC, 800 S. Locust St., Denton Excel Fitness DFW VI, LLC Planet Fitness, 806 W. University Drive, Denton

Gary Haack & Amanda Haack, The Bicycle Path, 219 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Godinez Johnson Enterprises LLC, Godinez Johnson Enterprises LLC, 300 N. Elm St., Suite 110, Denton Manuel McCarroll, Pinto Rodriguez Et Al Straight Construction Marketing, 121 W. Hickory St., Suite 202 Denton Ross Dress For Less Inc., Ross Dress For Less Inc. No. 1327, 2640 W. University Drive, No. 1250, Denton Western-Shamrock Corporation, Western Finance, 316 E. Oak St., Suite 106, Denton 76205 Jerman Cookie Company LP., Great American Cookies, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite H1, Denton Luke Endres, Divine Mercy Catholic Books And Gifts, 262 S. I-35E, Denton Matthew Marchand, Marchand Art Design Glass Studio, 1807 Bernard St., Suite 2, Denton Ronald C. Lahvic, Lalaland, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite P18, Denton Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, 2 The Max, 1411 Lindsey St., Denton Serengeti Marketing LLC, Serengeti Marketing LLC, 501 Londonderry Lane, Apt. 36, Denton 76207 Richard L. Montgomery, Richard Montgomery, 316 Windbrook St.,D enton 76208 Dl Walker Commercial Renovations Inc., Dl Walker Commercial Renovations Inc., 6109 Sun Ray Drive, Denton Hy-Bar Ots, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Systems, Integrity Transitional Hospital, 2813 S. Mayhill Road, Denton

Joshua Woessner, Allusion Graphics, 5512 Woodland Hills Drive, Denton Keira R. Franklin, Pinky Bolle, 3601 Potterstone St., Denton

ASSUMED NAMES The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in December in the Denton County Clerk’s Office.

76209 Clark Highsmith, Alacrity Press, 1008 Chase Lane, Denton HDB Holdings LLC, Denton Lighting and Floors, 520 N. Loop 288, Denton Live Systems LLC, Live Systems LLC, 2716 Mistywood Lane, Denton Samuel Cervantes, Ellis and Sons Renovations, 427 N. Ruddell St., Denton 76210 Anthony R. Zazula, Mineral Kiss, 1310 Cheyenne Trail, Corinth Milford C. John, Milford Auto Sale, 3150 Garrison Road, Apt 1523, Corinth Roberto E. Ramirez, Photography By Roberto, 3226 Clydesdale Drive, Denton Sharon Vickers Braswell, Old Style Flea Market, 3408 Meadowview Drive, Corinth Thanh Ma, Asian Star, 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 108, Corinth The August Lion Corp., Autry Sports, 1924 Wickersham Lane, Corinth TT of Denton Inc., Toyota of Denton and Scion of Denton, 4100 S. I-35E, Denton TT of North Texas Inc., Honda of Denton, 4050 S. I-35E, Denton 76226 1st Source Medical Supply LLC, 1st Source Medical Supply LLC, 787 E. Hickory Hill Road, Argyle Brandon William Kubacak, Firehouse Tractors and Equipment, 1465 Rolling Acres Drive, Argyle Needham Cast Stone LLC, Needham Cast Stone LLC, 391 Old Justin Road, Argyle Sandy Presley, Texas Western Equipment, 320 Dante Lane, Argyle Selva S. Briceno, Gypsy Caravan, 512 Highway 377N, Argyle

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April Hamilton, Bead Brilliant, 204 Pear Tree Place, Denton Araina Sanchez and Delverk Woods, A 1 Queen Sancez Home Health LLC, 3400 Joyce Lane, No. 281, Denton Boyd Burton, SPR Ivins, 4728 Redbud, Denton Brent Williams, Big Dawg IT Consulting, 321 Blackberry Way, Denton Cameron Singletary and Corey Feagins, Max a Milli Boys Bottom to the Top Ent., 524 Boardwalk Lane, Denton Charles Pillips, All in One Handyman Services, 305 N. Trinity Lane, Denton Chris Stoner, Stoner Managed Services, 2109 Crestwood Place, Denton Cynthia N. Rodriguez, Metroplex Cleaning Service, 2417 Champlain Lane, Denton Cynthia N. Rodriguez, Metroplex Cleaning Service, 2417 Champlain Lane, Denton Dustin Mayfield, A La Carte Texas Realty, 2436 S. I-35E, Suite 376 No. 120, Denton Elise Wattman, Artist Ignite, 2043 Scripture St., Apt. A, Denton James K. Beck, Maryjane Beck, Intech Services LLC, 5703 Tennessee Drive, Denton James S. Rodgers III, J. S. Rodgers Lawn and Tree Service, 2278 Countryside Drive, Denton Jeffrey D. Ford, Texas Track Car, 2701 Mercer Way, Denton Jennifer Aglio, Revised to Resubmit, 4605 Heron Pond Lane, Denton Jeremy Wetzel, Professional Cleaning Servics, 7100 S. I-35E, No. 125 Joes Swanstrom, Texas Corner Store, 2301 Double Oak Court, Denton John Johnson and Jose Godinez, All American Electric, 300 N. Elm St., Denton Jong P. Jeom, Howdy Doody, 1625 Scripture St., Denton Jose Mendoza, Jose Mendoza Roofing, 3939 Teasley Lane, Lot No. 276, Denton

Julie Anne Eaton, Drby Diner, 1301 Lindsey St., Denton Kathy Suong Nguyen, Tip To Toe, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite 52, Denton Keldrick Scott, GitMo Music, 420 Carroll Blvd., Suite 107, Denton Kent Graves, DC Medco, 6724 Hayling Way, Denton Mark J. Laris, Reactor Engineering Services, 8701 Seven Oaks Lane, Denton Marygail I. Lakner, Lockeswood, 2304 Royal Acres Drive, Denton Michael Eggerton and Monica Weisinger, Brad and Monica Wedding Films, 2055 Stockbridge Road, No. 7206, Denton Michael McHenry, Mike's Painting and Handyman Service, 3849 Chimney Rock Drive, Denton Olufemi Akintitan, Happy Life, 2301 Tahoe Lane, Denton Paul Darden, All Star Storage, 6501 S. I-35E, Denton Paul Darden, South Denton Storage, 6501 S. I-35E, Denton Punch Management Group, Yogurt Fusion and Coffee, 209 W. Hickory St., Denton Richard Philip Stout IV, Stout Locksmith Company, 317 E. Hickory St., Denton Ronald Taylor, Bee and ARE Ceramics, 3411 Woodthrush Lane, Denton Scott Martin, Sierra Commercial Construction, 801 Stoneway Drive, Denton Sonia R. Soprenuk, Tri Addiction, 9800 Georgia Ave., Denton Stecy Weldon, Jesse Jewlery Shop, 21 Highview Circle, Denton Terry Taylor, Honda of Denton, 4100 S. I-35E, Denton Terry Taylor, Scion of Denton, 4100 S. I-35E, Denton Terry Taylor, Toyota of Denton, 4100 S. I-35E, Denton Valarie Maier, Day of Bliss, 1003 Thomas St., Denton Wayne B. Bishop, Another-Thing-Coming.com, 2600 Hereford Drive, Denton


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Jan. 2014

MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for December. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $7,808.78 1512 Club, 1512 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3,836.00 1512 Club, 1512 W. Hickory St., Denton, $4,257.82 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $2,632.00 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton $12,851.86 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $2,255.54 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $2,005.08 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $7,724.64 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, $4,020.94 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Denton, $202.58 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, $5,624.50 B.P.O.E. Denton No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,647.80 B.P.O.E. Denton No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,647.80 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $707.14 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I-35E, Denton, $348.18 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $4,725.98 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $2,024.82 Boomerjack Wings No. 8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $1,626.38 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $2,448.18 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $7,606.90 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $261.52 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $2,274.58 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,539.80 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $3,809.54 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35S, Denton, $4,076.52 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $242.48 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton, $126.42 Chuy's, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $9,408.98 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,770.02 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $537.88 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $98.00 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $0 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $0 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $0 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $0 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $1,384.74

Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $5,905.76 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $3,738.98 East Side Social Club, 117 E. Oak St., Denton, $16,653.56 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35 E., Denton, $1,636.74 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $2,714.60 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM 455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $3,412.92 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $3,805.20 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $13,254.78 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $1,615.74 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,881.60 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $568.26 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $391.72 Fuzzys Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $2,064.30 Fuzzys Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $1,369.62 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $351.40 Gerhard's, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton $516.74 Gerhard's, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton $390.46 Gerhard's, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton $0 Good Eats No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $0 Good Eats No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $0 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $9,058.98 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,548.46 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton $1,218.00 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $553.28 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $10,269.28 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $8,093.54 Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $38.92 Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $740.74 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $9,080.26 J R Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $4,801.58 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,425.10 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $7,202.58 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $8,703.52 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,467.20 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $2,016.28 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $653.38 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $373.80 La Casa Velez, 2831 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $737.38 La Casa Velez, 2831 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $1,432.76 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, I820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $2,355.50 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, I820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $2,077.60

SALES TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 76227 Renay Watt, Open Range Chuckwagon, 1072 W. Sherman Drive, Aubrey Ryan Alan Roberts, Rhino Overhead Door, 2006 Maxwell Court, Aubrey Shannon Bruno, Plexus With Shannon Bruno, 8604 King Ranch Drive, Cross Roads Vapor Dynasty Store LLC, Vapor Dynasty Store, 26772 US Highway 380E, Suite B, Aubrey 76234 Carniceria Las Delicias Inc., Carniceria Las Delicias, 1100 W. Business 380, Decatur Cassandra R. Clark, The Hard Twist, 1300 County Road 2360, Decatur Decatur Station LLC, Decatur Station LLC, 300 E. Walnut St., Decatur Echo Plumbing Services Inc., Echo Plumbing Inc., 507 N. Church St., Decatur

Lake Cities Post No. 88 America, 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $2,887.50 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $5,449.64 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $243.18 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $286.86 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $2,433.76 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $0 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $7,694.26 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105,

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Vital Statistics LIENS The following liens were posted in December at the Denton County Clerk’s office.

STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Cheers Spirits and Liquor LLC, 256 N. Highway 377, Pilot Point Servipool Inc., 730 Wainwright St., Denton

TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax

AMOUNT $28,864.75 $1,029.03

REC. DATE 12/26/2014 12/03/2014

TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax

AMOUNT $1,384.56 $2,080.61 $109,646.23

REC. DATE 12/30/2013 12/19/2013 12/20/2013

TYPE 1040 1040 1040 1040 940, 941 941 1040 6721, 941 1040

AMOUNT $174,473.54 $945.82 $13,986.63 $945.82 $82,870.35 $28,076.03 $10,966.17 $21,299.80 $10,181.79

REC. DATE 12/23/2013 12/17/2013 12/23/2013 12/17/2013 12/26/2013 12/03/2013 12/26/2013 12/23/2013 12/26/2013

TYPE 1040 1040 1040 CIVP 1040 941 941

AMOUNT $41,211.07 $82,443.20 $6,081.89 $56,691.53 $23,863.98 $26,969.79 $22,412.02

REC. DATE 12/26/2014 12/17/2014 12/26/2014 12/17/2014 12/17/2014 12/17/2014 12/17/2014

RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Bradley Jay Bell, 807 N. 5th St., Sanger Jim Chambers, 210 Scenic Drive, Pilot Point Mohamme Asif Reza, 3310 Teasbend Court, Denton

FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Allen Alt, 1813 Westchester St., Denton Casey D. Oxford, 2804 Arabian Ave., Denton Dwight R. and Fances S. Borel, 2412 Natchez Trace, Denton Elizabeth Oxford, 2804 Arabian Ave., Denton Enterprise Concrete Construction LP., 2401 Worthington Drive, Suite 127, Denton Firstcare Medical Center, 400 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 2000, Denton Marietta Teague, 2501 N. Bell Ave., Apt. 102, Denton Opening Doors International Services Inc. Terrell D. and Emma C. Singleton, 2820 Virginia Circle, Apt. 158, Denton

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BUILDING PERMITS The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in December. Commercial alterations and commercial permits reflect the owner or tenant and the address of the business. Residential permits include the address and the total valuation of the home. CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPATION 4Tech Communications, 525 Fort Worth Drive, No. 201 and 221 A Minor Note Auto, 405 Fort Worth Drive Americas Storage P/S, 525 Fort Worth Drive, No. 207 Gary Haack, 219 Fort Worth Drive Nicolasa Moreno, 913 Sunset St.

Planet Fitness, 806 W. University Drive Quiktrip, 3701 S. I-35E Sterling-N TX LP., 1211 W. Oak St. Tetra Pak Materials Inc., 3300 Airport Road UHS Inc., 2809 S. Mayhill Road Walmart 0467, 1515 S. Loop 288 Zounds Hearing, 3305 S. Mayhill Road, No. 103

COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Alan Scivally, 1400 Dallas Drive Cabernet Apts. LLC 425 Fulton St., B1 425 Fulton St., B2 425 Fulton St., B3 425 Fulton St., B4 CNL Retirement CRS1, 2801 S. Mayhill Road Colorful Hearing, 2530 W. University Drive, No. 1130 Denton MHMR, 2519 Scripture St. DR Horton, 5901 Glenwood Eckert Hyundai, 4011 S. I-35E Kroger Texas LP., 1592 S. Loop 288 Lovelace Law Office, 218 N. Elm St. Mayhill Hospital, 2809 S. Mayhill Road N. Texas Arhythmia, 2609 Scripture St.

COMMERCIAL Mark Martin, 1809 Hinkle Drive Mark Martin, 3202 Unicorn Lake Blvd. South Stemmons Properties, 1813 Hinkle Drive RESIDENTIAL Carmen Investments Inc., 3328 Club View Drive Chris and Janet Atkins, 4335 Bonnie Brae St. DR Horton 5804 Longmont 4605 Green River Drive 4604 Gunnison Drive 4616 Gunnison Drive 4608 Gunnison Drive 5808 Longmont Drive 4525 Green River Drive

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5817 Marsh Rail Drive 5809 Marsh Rail Drive 5812 Longmont Drive 2805 Pioneer Drive 4609 Green River Drive 5800 Longmont Drive 4612 Gunnison Drive First Texas Homes 6704 Edwards Road Forestar Real Estate Group 7000 Smoketree Trail Innovation Builders 5804 Eagle Mountain Drive 3628 Tuscan Hills Circle 2908 Siena Drive NTX 20 6415 Crapemyrtle Drive Parliament Bluffs LTD. 4813 Crossvine Court Preserve Ventures LTD. 4804 Crossvine Court Robson Denton Dev. LP. 12000 Pepperidge Ave. 10004 Crestridge Court 10112 Cypress St. 9001 Compton St. 8900 Freeport Drive Robson Ranch (GC) 9808 Lindenwood Trail 9820 Stonewood Drive 11309 Southerland Drive Tracy and Melissa Matthew 305 Matthew Ave.

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| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Little Elm, $910.98 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $356.44 Los Toreros Restaurant, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton, $637.28 Los Toreros Restaurant, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton, $1,138.62 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $265.30 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $17,568.18 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $3,590.02 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,616.08 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $736.26 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $1,315.30 Mexi-Go Restaurant, 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $0

Mi Sueno Club, 2648 FM407E, Suite 150, Bartonville, $2,361.10 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex CafĂŠ, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $863.24 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $1,304.10 Miguelitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $1,765.82 Mulberry Street Cantina Club, 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $5,454.26 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $1,770.86 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E. Oak St., Denton, $11,959.50 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $3,114.16 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $1,526.84 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,979.24 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,506.46 Pedro's Tex Mex & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $668.22 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $176.12

Phil Miller Post No. 2205, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $1,988.42 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $102.48 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $62.16 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $47.18 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $4,254.60 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $2,290.54 Queenie's Steakhouse, 113 E. Hickory St., Denton, $2,574.60 Red Lobster No. 6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,196.88 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $1,612.94 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $11,370.24 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $11,468.10 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $4,430.58 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $5,249.30 Rooster's Roadhouse Decatur, 106 N. Trinity St., Decatur, $2,981.44 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288, Denton, $241.36 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124, Denton, $16,831.22

Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $1,347.78 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM156, Ponder, $1,220.10 Rusty Taco Denton, 1210 E. Hickory St., Denton, $602.14 Savory Private Club, 2650 FM407E, Suite 165, Bartonville, $1,521.38 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1 Little Elm, $518.98 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1 Little Elm, $0 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM 455W, Sanger, $2,048.62 Sushi CafĂŠ, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $129.64 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $718.20 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $5,722.64 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $2,060.94 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $5,961.90 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3,412.22 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,626.26 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, $396.62 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $7,572.60

The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $3,966.20 The Irish Boozer, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $1,294.58 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $4,187.96 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,291.68 Three Fins Seafood Grill Private, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,481.48 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm$University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,683.36 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,637.30 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $39.20 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,620.80 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $2,328.20 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $3,478.02 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $4,191.88 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $3,721.76 Wing Town, 4271 FM 2181, No. C316, Corinth, $0



  

  

 

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$7.50 OFF LUBE, OIL & FILTER CHANGE AND A COMPLIMENTARY MULTI-POINT INSPECTION1

$14.95 TIRE ROTATION AND A COMPLIMENTARY MULTI-POINT INSPECTION1

Max savings of $250, excludes tires and brakes.

10-Yr/100,000 5-Yr/60,000 mile Bumper to mile Powertrain Protection

Bumper Coverage

5-Yr/Unlimited Miles 24-Hr Roadside Assistance AO

1) Plus applicable taxes: Valid only at Eckert Hyundai. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. See dealer for details. Service offers expire January 31, 2014. @2014 Kennedy Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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