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‘Butler’ boasts bimbos, blunders
WHO’S IN BED WITH THE BUTLER?
By Lucinda Breeding
What: Denton Community Theatre presents the farce by Michael E. Parker When: 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 2 Details: Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children and all students. For tickets, visit www. dentoncommunitytheatre. com or call 940-382-1915.
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late California billionaire has left all of his assets to his daughter Connie — except for the $22 million yacht he left to his British squeeze Jo, the $25 million art collection he left to his bodacious French flower Renee, and the priceless antique cars he left to his limber lover Marjorie. When Connie and her greedy lawyer Vance show up at the mansion to see if they can buy out the girlfriends, the man with all the answers is the butler, Clifton. Denton resident Johnny Williams returns to the Denton Community Theatre director’s chair after a hiatus of “years and years” to lead Who’s in Bed With the Butler?, a farce by playwright Michael E. Parker, an Englishman. Williams said he was happy to serve when the company needed a trained hand to helm the confection. Who’s in Bed hasn’t gotten the Broadway treatment, but it has been produced across the country by community theaters. And it makes sense for community theaters to gravitate to the farce. “It’s a play for six women and three men,” Williams said. “That’s great for us. We have so many talented women who show up for auditions in Denton. And we usually have a lot more women at auditions than men.” As for his long years away from the director’s post, Williams chalked it up to his own limitations. “I didn’t have the energy,” said Williams, who is a former managing director of Denton Community Theatre — before he went to work at Acme Brick. “Now that I’m retired, I do.” Williams said he took some liberties with casting. Instead of having three actresses play two
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Sultry French seductress Renee (Vanessa Welch) tries to beckon butler boyfriend Clifton (Tom Kelly) in Denton Community Theatre’s “Who’s in Bed With the Butler?”, a farce about a manservant juggling his late boss’s three exhausting girlfriends.
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roles each, he matched an actress to each role. Betty Kay Seibt plays maid Agnes, who is deaf and stubborn in equal measure. Sherri Small makes her Denton debut in the role of Susie, an actress hired by the butler himself. Colleen Reed plays the whip-smart Jo, one of the women in bed with the butler. “I wanted to cast some mature women in these roles, because we have mature women who can play these parts,” Williams said. Small and Reed are, as it turns out, a match for actress Vanessa Welch, who is all long red hair and curves as Renee. Playwright Parker suggested the butler be played by an actor between age 40 and 60, but the director cast Tom Kelly, an actor
Marjorie (Arielle Engle) danced her way into Clifton’s life in Denton Community Theatre’s “Who’s in Bed With the Butler?” “closer to my age,” Williams said. “I wanted him to be real,” he added. The play is meant as fun, light fare, and Parker makes sure most of the characters make out all right. “The three women are called
bimbos, but in a different time, maybe a different place, they’d be considered entrepreneurs — which is what they are,” Williams said. LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877.
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EVENTS THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 3:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a handson workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 4:30 p.m. — Superhero Adventure Club, stories and a craft for ages 5-8, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 5:30 p.m. — Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center Community Forum, a meeting to provide input related to the future use of the center, at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. For information or to answer a survey, visit www.clear creekdenton.com. 7 p.m. — Watoto Children’s Choir at the Church of Corinth, 3201 Tower Ridge Drive in Corinth. Call 940-321-0488. Free admission; merchandise and sponsorships will be offered. Visit www.watoto.com. 7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton Drilling Awareness Group community meeting to discuss the gas well drilling and fracking in the South Lakes-Denia area, in Room B at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Visit http://dentondrilling.blog spot.com, call 940-383-4693 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundown theatre.org.
FRIDAY 9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Job Resources on the Internet” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752. 5 p.m. — UNT Concert Orchestra: “Student Conductors Concert” in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Bou-
UNT gallery looks at how artists are seen on screen
want you to burn this Judas of a body!” Salma Hayek’s depiction of Frida Kahlo in the film Frida speaks as dramatically as the artist painted. Through Wednesday, the University of North Texas School of Visual Arts and Design presents “The Artist on Film,” a program that explores how the image of the artist is made, shown and repeated on film. By screening various types of films in context with other visual and written materials, the exhibition aims to explore how popular culture, educational programs, and avantgarde film and video all contribute to the public understanding and consumption of art and art makers. The screening includes Hollywood movies, documentary films, art films and performances. The free screenings are at the UNT Art Gallery, in the Art Building at 1201 W. Mulberry St. For more information, visit http://gallery.unt.edu.
Jeffrey Wright stars in “Basquiat,” director Julian Schnabel’s biopic about the life of artist JeanMichel Basquiat.
FRIDAY 12:30 p.m. — “Guerrillas in Our Midst” (1992), directed by Amy Harrison, 35 minutes 1:30 p.m. — “Jim Dine: A SelfPortrait on the Walls” (1995), 28 minutes 2:30 p.m. — “Tony Oursler: Video Projections” (2002), directed by
levard. Free. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com. 5:30 to 8 p.m. — Immaculate Conception Catholic School spaghetti supper and open house at 2301 N. Bonnie Brae St. Tickets for supper cost $5 for children in grades K-8, $8 for adults; maximum cost of
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— Lucinda Breeding 10 a.m. — Man Ray (1998), directed by Jean-Paul Fargler, 53 minutes 11:30 a.m. — The Gates: The 26Year Journey of Christo and Jeanne-Claude (2007), directed by Antonio Ferrera and Albert Maysles, 98 minutes 1:30 p.m. — Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010), directed by Sophie Fiennes, 105 minutes 4 p.m. — The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004), directed by Chris Marker, 58 minutes 5:30 p.m. — Midnight in Paris (2011), directed by Woody Allen, 94 minutes
Miramax Paul Tschinkel, 27 minutes 3:30 p.m. — “Jeff Koons: The Banality Show” (1989), directed by Paul Tschinkel, 28 minutes
SATURDAY 12:30 p.m. — “Portrait of Imogen” (1987), directed by Meg Partridge, 28 minutes 3:30 p.m. — Art & Copy (2009), directed by Doug Pray, 90 minutes
TUESDAY 12:30 p.m. — Klimt (2006), directed by Raul Ruiz, 97 minutes
$35 per family. Tickets can be purchased at the school office or at the door. For more information, call 940-381-1155 or visit www.catholic schooldenton.org. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Stars on the Prairie” for ages 5 and older at the Lewisville Lake Environmental
2:30 p.m. — Fully Awake: Black Mountain College (2006), directed by Catherine Davis Zommer, 60 minutes (partial viewing) 3 p.m. — Coffee and gallery talk with Ed Blackburn 4 p.m. — The Artist Was a Woman (1980), directed by Suzanne Bauman, 60 minutes
WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. — Albert Paley: Man of Steel (1989), directed by Tony Machi, 58 minutes 11:30 a.m. — Robert Mapplethorpe
Learning Area. Master Naturalist Clyde Camp will lead the program. If the sky is cloudy, a night hike will be held. Cost is $10 per person and registration is required by calling 972-219-3930 or e-mailing lisacole@ unt.edu. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville.
(2008), directed by Paul Tschinkel, 79 minutes 1:30 p.m. — “Expressing the Inexpressible: Shirin Neshat,” 2000, directed by Jorg and Ralf Raimo Jung, 42 minutes 3 p.m. — Ad Infinitum: The Many Paths Into Advertising (2006), 61 minutes 4:30 p.m. — “Graffiti/Post-Graffiti” (1984), directed by Paul Tschinkel, 28 minutes 5:30 p.m. — Basquiat (1996), directed by Julian Schnabel, 106 minutes
Call 972-219-3930 or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Who’s in Bed With the Butler?, a comedy by Michael Parker, at the Campus
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THIN LINE: FEB. 12-16
Continued from Page 3 Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.denton communitytheatre.com. 8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundown theatre.org. 8 p.m. — Trombone Showcase I: UNT Trombone Studios in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music. unt.edu.
SATURDAY 9 a.m. to noon — Scout Day at ECO-WERCS and Pratt Recycling Facility, 1527 S. Mayhill Road. Tours and hands-on activities for all ages, clubs and individuals (scout membership not required); children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. To sign up, e-mail alana.presley@cityof denton.com. 10 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 10 a.m. to noon — 2014 City of Denton Bond Program community meeting, to gather residents’ input about potential projects and funding priorities, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Visit www.cityofdenton.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — “The Big Denton Playdate” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free come-and-go program offers easy ways for parents and caregivers to play with their children ages 5 and younger to encourage mental, physical and social growth. Call 940-3692673 or 940-349-8752. Noon to 8 p.m. — Tap Room Launch Party at Independent Ale Works, 11555 W. U.S. Highway 380, Suite 209, in Krum. Live music and food trucks. Visit www.indyales.com. 3 to 4 p.m. — “Cemetery Research,” a program on conducting cemetery genealogy research, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register. 3 to 4 p.m. — “Civil War Research,” a free program presented by genealogist Nancy Calhoun, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Advance registration is required. Call 940-349-8752. 5 p.m. — Watoto Children’s Choir at Southmont Baptist Church, 2801 Pennsylvania Drive. Call 940566-3313. Free admission; merchandise and sponsorships will be offered. Visit www.watoto.com. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Who’s in Bed With the Butler?, a comedy by Michael Parker, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students. Call 940-382-
Play it Lao
Dallas MC set to bust beats at Thin Line
am Lao stirred up the Dallas music press in 2013 for good reason. The young and rising Dallas MC is far more literary than Nicki Minaj and every bit as feral as Dominique Young Unique.
Sam Lao 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Thin Line Tent
When she takes the stage next month during Denton’s Thin Line, a five-day documentary film and music festival, she’ll break off a big piece of her heady flow and grownup poetry for Denton audiences. Lao, whose visual arts chops preceded her preternatural spitting skills, dusted up attention for her six-track 2013 EP, West Pantego. And rightly so. Smart musical osmosis may have come from Lao’s association with the artists and electronic savants of Dallas crew Brain Gang (who rocked Andy’s Bar late last year during a hip-hop set), but at any rate, the EP sets the bar high for any follow-up. Pantego is a solid record from start to finish, but “Run!” is an example of Lao’s command of verse, and “Paradise,” which makes excellent use of Coldplay’s trial run with pop, is a docket of Lao’s intuition for music. With a find such as Lao on the Thin Line music roster, festival organizers have signaled their seriousness in broadening what had been a 10-day blast just for documentary films. Lao represents the cream of Dallas’ hip-hop scene. Brave Combo stands in for tradition in Denton, and as of Wednesday night, the top lab jazz band at Denton High School had also earned a slot. — Lucinda Breeding
1915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com. 8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundown theatre.org.
SUNDAY 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Helio-Con, a speculative fiction convention, at the
Dallas hip-hop artist Sam Lao will bring her hot, heady verse to the Thin Line Tent stage at the upcoming film and music festival. Dallas Morning News file photo
THIN LINE What: A five-day documentary film and music festival When: Feb. 12-16 Where: Films will screen at the Campus Theatre and the Fine Arts Theatre on the downtown Square. Live music will be at Dan’s Silverleaf, Hailey’s Club, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern and the Thin Line Tent, which will be on East Oak Street near Oakland Street, across from Oak Street Drafthouse & Cocktail Parlor. How much: $150 for an all-access festival pass; $75 for a film pass, which grants access to any film screening; $75 for a music pass, which grants access to any venue for Thin Line music; and $15 for tickets to see Sebadoh in the Thin Line Tent. To buy passes, visit http://bit.ly/14khzw3. On the Web: www.thinline.us
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. Event includes vendors, gaming, costume contests and more. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID, $5 for children. Visit www.helio-con.com. 2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Who’s in Bed With the Butler?, a comedy by Michael Parker, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity
theatre.com. 3:30 p.m. — UNT faculty recital with bass baritone Stephen Morscheck and Elvia Puccinelli on piano, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu. 8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundown
MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m. — 2014 City of Denton Bond Program community meeting, to gather residents’ input about potential projects and funding priorities, at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Call 940-349-8575. Visit www.cityof denton.com.
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Continued from Page 4 6 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 7 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This month, discuss books by Sandra Brown. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail kimberly.wells@cityofdenton. com. 7 p.m. — Denia Neighborhood Community Group meets at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Guest speaker is Quentin Hix, director of aviation at Denton Enterprise Airport. Call 940-382-5962. 7:30 p.m. — UNT master class with Robert Clark on organ, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Free. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com. 8 p.m. — Tenor saxophone player James Houlik in recital in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.
Area convention founded by sci-fi and fantasy fans Fans of speculative fiction — a broad term that covers the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and more — will gather Sunday for a fan convention in Lewisville. Helio-Con is hosted by the League of Extraordinary Jews, a speculative fiction fan club based at Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound — although the all-ages event is not religious in nature. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St.
Helio-Con will bring artists, bloggers and writers together under one roof. Guests include: ■ Felix Silla, stuntman and actor ■ Jan Michael Friedman, science fiction and comics author ■ Rachel Caine, fantasy novelist ■ Sonny Strait, comics artist/author and anime voice actor ■ Steve Erwin, comics artist ■ Lewis Lovhaug, fandom blogger and commentator ■ Kristin McGuire, comics artist and anime voice actor ■ Weldon Adams, comics editor and historian Helio-Con includes an ex-
hibition hall for dealers, businesses and artists. The convention also hosts a gaming miniatures “paint and take” sponsored by Reaper Miniatures, a tabletop game room with demonstrations and competitions sponsored by Roll2Play, costume contests and a green-screen photography booth. In addition, Delete Blood Cancer will have a bone marrow registration drive at the convention. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID, $5 for children. The convention is a fundraiser, and proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and to support the synagogue. For more information, visit www.helio-con.com. — Staff report
TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 11 a.m. to noon — Toddler Sensory Time: “Cloud Dough” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Toddlers (18-36 months) can play with “cloud dough,” and take samples home with the recipe. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 4 to 8:30 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for qualifying families and individuals at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, annual income must be $50,000 or less. Call 940-566-2688. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — LegoMania for Teens at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. All LEGOs provided by the library. For ages 12 and older. Free. Call 940-3498752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7 to 8 p.m. — TRASHion Show information session at North Branch
Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. 8 p.m. — Recital featuring Kimberly Cole Luevano on clarinet, Midori Koga on piano and soprano Lindsay Kesselman, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-
565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu. 8 p.m. — Organist Robert Clark performs in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Free. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com.
WEDNESDAY 9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-
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349-8752. 11 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 11 a.m. to noon — “It’s a Pigeon Party,” stories and activities celebrating the works of children’s author Mo Willems, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Mouthwater-
ing Wednesdays with food trucks at the Downtown Denton Transit Center, 604 E. Hickory St. 7 to 8 p.m. — Family Fun Night at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Enjoy games, hot chocolate and snacks. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 8 p.m. — Founders Quartet (Jamie Lipton and Daniel Chapa on euphonium and Ryan Robinson and Steven Kunzer on tuba) performs in Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu. 8 p.m. — UNT faculty recital with Vern Kagarice on trombone, Steven Harlos on piano and John Holt on trumpet, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-5652791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.
MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-5665483. The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Gravity Feed, Rio Grande, Near Neptune. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s RetroActive Dance Party”; each Sun, open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, signup at 7:30pm; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. www.facebook. com/TheAbbeyUnderground. American Legion Post 550 Each Fri, free karaoke at 9pm; each Tues, free pool. Live band on the last Sat of the month, free. 905 Foundation St.,
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sunset Recording ‘Outrun’ tested musician Sam Riggs’ mettle Sam Riggs and the Night People pull into Rockin’ Rodeo tonight to play tracks from the band’s debut album.
By Lucinda Breeding Staff Writer email@example.com
Sam Riggs wanted his debut album to be different. “I wanted to make an album that was different in a way that touches people and reaches people on a different level,” Riggs said. “I didn’t want to make an album that was about blue jeans and beer.” Not that there isn’t a place in country music for blue jeans and cold beer. It’s just that the Austin musician didn’t see the sense in plowing over spent ground. When Outrun the Sun dropped late last year, Riggs said he felt like the album lived up to the money and time that Nashvillebased Vision Entertainment put into it. Riggs didn’t shy away from calling out Denton producer Erik Herbst (who’s worked with the likes of the Eli Young Band and Bowling for Soup) as a taskmaster. “I feel lucky to have spent the time with Erik,” Riggs said. “Erik knew how to push me. It might have made me mad at the time, but in hindsight, he was right to push me the way he did.” Sam Riggs and the Night People cruise into Denton tonight for a date at Rockin’ Rodeo. He and his band will roll into the lot off Avenue C with the
EVENTS Continued from Page 5 Pilot Point. 940-686-9901. Andy’s Bar Sat: Silvertonguedevil. Each Wed, karaoke with DJ Timewarp, 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-5655400. Banter Bistro Thurs: Lauren Pierce, 6:30pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Bruce Bond, 7pm; Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke, 8pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3pm; Tim Bauckman (jazz), 6pm; Nicholas Altobelli, Big Round Spectacles, 8pm; Emmylou Harris tribute, 10pm. Each
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fire in their bellies still stoked. Outrun the Sun earned raves from Country Weekly and Texas Music magazines as well as getting love from the indie-loving set, including Daytrotter and The 615, a Billboard blog. “It’s a collection of stories, and all these stories are part of the same book,” Riggs said. “Erik and I sat down and talked about how country music is about telling a story.” Outrun the Sun tries to be a
little bit of everything, and from the pop-friendly, bass drumheavy rock anthem “Change” that fades to black at the end of the album, to the country-rock, chart-ready “The Chase,” Riggs presents a polished product. One track, “Angola’s Lament,” makes you yearn for more of his banjo picking and honest voice. It’s the track that goes down the dirtiest and the best, and betrays the Texas blues soulfulness that mentor Ray Wylie Hubbard taught Riggs to plumb for. (It’s one of those Texas blues-rock numbers that makes you imagine the warping heat hovering on a dirt road and smell the organic musk tapped in the oilfield.) “We’ve been playing quite a few of these songs on stage for quite a while,” Riggs said. “I felt like they were ready to go, but Erik had other ideas. In the pro-
ducer-musician relationship, he was ready to grow the songs in a way I wasn’t ready for. But all the changes he made to my songs ended up being right.” “Collide” took the producer and Riggs down the rabbit hole for a while. “Collide” was probably the most personal for the songwriter, but Riggs said he sat down on the floor of the studio and hammered out the bridge for the tune in about an hour. “I have a rule of thumb,” Riggs said. “I don’t like to record anything we can’t replicate on stage. At the time, we wanted to be a better band, and I think we rose to the occasion. I mean, we did some overtracking, and vocals were [done] at the end.” Riggs said he and Herbst “sat there for days” in the studio. Herbst kept demanding more precision from from Riggs. “Erik doesn’t tune anything,”
Riggs said. “Erik is a nazi when it comes to vocals. We worked and worked on it. He’d go over to the piano and bang on it, like, ‘This is the note. This is it. Right here.’ He’d be hitting that note. “I think he knew what he could pull out of me. I feel like he made me better. I definitely feel like I’ve grown as a singer, as a songwriter.” Riggs and his band will spend some time on the road wringing as much raw energy and emotion out of Outrun the Sun as they can. “When you write songs, writing gets you to write more. I’ve got more songs now, and I’m working on more,” he said. “When it comes to making records, I’m of the mind that, you know, we’ll make a record when there’s a record to be made.” LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877.
Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter. com. Crossroads Bar Fri: Bottom Dollar Trio. Each Thurs & Fri, Karaoke Madness. 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. http://crossroadsbardenton.com. Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen Thurs: Jake and Graham, 6pm. 2303 S. I-35E. 940-898-1404. www.dani raesdenton.com. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Patty Griffin, Anais Mitchell, 9pm, sold out. Fri: Moonbather, the Days, Mink Coats, 9pm, $5. Sat: James McMurtry, Possessed by Paul James, 9pm,
$15. Sun: Thin Line Film Series screening of When Dallas Rocked, 6pm, free. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. Tues: DentonRadio.com Night with Nick Lokken, Zach Balch Band, J.R. Byrd Band, 8pm, free. Wed: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf. com. Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichouse denton.com. The Garage Fri: Buffalo Ruckus. Sat: Whitnye Raquel. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedenton
garage.com. The Greenhouse Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse restaurantdenton.com. Hailey’s Club Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: Each Fri, DJ Spinn Mo and AV the Great; each Tues, “’90s Night” with DJ Questionmark; every other Thurs, “Y2K” with Yeahdef. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www. haileysclub.com. Hoochie’s Oyster House Live local music each Mon at 6pm. 207 S. Bell Ave. 940-383-0104. http://hoochies oysterhouse.com. J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-
7769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:309:30pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Last Drop Tavern Each Thurs, karaoke with DJ Timewarp, 8:30pm. 508 S. Elm St. 940-808-1651. www.lastdroptavern.com. Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com. Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.low
Phil Hamilton, Sam Riggs and the Night People 10 p.m. today at Rockin’ Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show is part of Rockin’ Rodeo’s free music series. Get in free before 10 p.m. with tickets from Northstar Bank (400 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton) or Foster’s Western Wear, 6409 N. I-35; or after 10 p.m., pay $5 with ticket, $10 without. Ages 18 and older only.
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EVENTS Continued from Page 6 brows.us. Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Each Fri, karaoke with DJ Timewarp, 9:30pm; each Tues, open mic, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-5669910. Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Phil Hamilton, Sam Riggs and the Night People, 8pm, free-$10. 1009 Ave. C. 940-5656611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Phantom Lakes, Old Potion, Deadly Living Images, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Pinkish Black, Bludded Head, Terminator 2, Drug Mountain, 9pm, $6-$8. Sat: The Savage Beatles, Lou Weed, the Holophonics, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: Destruction Unit, Vaults of Zin, 9pm, $6-$8. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-3877781. www.rubberglovesdentontx. com. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, directed by James Riggs. Tues: Daybreak Express. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com. Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net. VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St. The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden Each Thurs, open mic, 7:30pm, sign-up at 7pm; each Wed, Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at the Whitehouse.” 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.twobzandav coffeehouse.com.
FUTURE BOOKINGS Noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 — You’re Beautiful Style Show and Luncheon at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Annual event raises money, celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have died. Cost is $50. For reservations, call 940-268-6127. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 — Groundhog Day Gala presented by the Denton Public School Foundation at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Event includes a seated dinner, entertainment by student groups, and silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $75 per person; table sponsorships are available. Visit http:// bit.ly/1jAKbJ0 or call 940-369-0143. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 — My Little Valentine Dance for dads and their daughters (ages 12 and younger) at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Event includes a photo booth, flowers and a live DJ. Advance tickets cost $5 per person, available at the Civic Center. Tickets at the door will cost $7. Visit www.dentonparks.com. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 8 — “A Heart for the Hungry,” dinner, dance and silent auction benefiting Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Tickets cost $50 each. For tickets and more information, visit www.ourdailybreaddenton.org. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 — “Denim
DENTON PARKS & RECREATION Children ages 2-4 and their parents can enjoy Hop ’Til You Drop from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, starting next week through Feb. 17, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The weekly class is a structure playtime where kids can learn through music, story time and more. Cost is $15 per child. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940- 349-7275. ■ Children as young as 4 can take Young Rembrandts art classes starting Monday at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Ages 4-6 can study drawing from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays, and ages 6 1/2 to 13 can practice cartooning from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $65 per child. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275. ■ Ages 10-14 can play coed basketball in Little Hoopers, Denton’s mini basketball league. The league begins Feb. 3 and is held at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Cost is $35 per player. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275. ■ Children ages 3-4 can register for the spring Blastball league. Coed teams will learn the basics of softball. Games begin March 22, and registration ends Feb. 25. Teams fill up quickly, so register early. Cost is $50 per player. Register online, or for more information, call 940-349-7275. ■ Registration is open for the girls volleyball league, for ages 7-14, and for the girls softball league, for ages 5-14. Spring volleyball
and Diamonds,” Little Elm Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraising dance for fathers and daughters, at the Little Elm Recreation Center, 303 Main St. Tickets cost $15 per person, free for ages 2 and younger. The ticket includes entry to the dance, light refreshments, sweets and a goody bag. Photos will be available for an additional charge. For tickets, visit www.littleelmchamber.com. Through Feb. 13 — Denton County Soil & Water Conservation District tree seedling sale, with proceeds benefiting the Cool Shade for Third Grade program in local schools. Twelve species of tree seedlings are available at $3 to $9 each. Trees will be distributed at the North Texas Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 28. Call Jennifer at 940-383-2691, ext. 3, or visit the district office at 525 S. Loop 288, Suite C-1. 11 a.m. Feb. 14 — Denton Go Red for Women luncheon, “Simply Red: Celebrating 10 Years,” at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. American Heart Association fundraiser includes a silent auction
games start on March 7-8, and spring softball games start the week of April 7. Team costs vary. To register, visit www.denton parks.com. For more information, call 940-349-7275. ■ Ages 5-12 can play NFL Flag Football in a league that includes eight games and practices. Games start Feb. 15 at the Denia Recreation Center soccer field, 1001 Parvin St. Cost is $90 per player. Late registration ends Friday. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275. ■ Adult sport league registration is open for spring play. Leagues include volleyball, basketball, kickball, flag football and softball, and players can register individually or with a team. Fees vary. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275. ■ Ages 13 to adult can take a women’s self-defense class on Monday nights starting next week at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The class meets from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 24, focusing on various kicking tactics, locks, chokes and restraints. Cost is $45. To register, visit www.denton parks.com or call 940-349-7275. ■ Ages 4-9 can join Soccer Sparks Academy, taught by U.S. Soccer Federation coaches. The weekly soccer practices at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St., focus on “all ball” training. The next session starts Jan. 31 and runs through March 21, with ages 4-5 meeting from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and ages 6-9 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
and a fashion show of work by TWU and UNT fashion design students. Tickets cost $45, available through Jan. 30 at Northstar Bank, 400 N. Carroll Blvd., and DATCU, 225 W. Mulberry St. Visit http://denton gored.ahaevents.org.
SENIORS American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298. Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8280. www.dentonsenior center.com. Denton Senior Center offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8720. Ongoing activities: ● Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. ● Social dancing, live bands and refreshments every second and
Cost is $80 per session. Register by Friday online or by calling 940-3497275. ■ The My Little Valentine Dance for dads and their daughters will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. The event is for the whole family with children ages 12 and younger. The dance includes a photo booth, flowers and a live DJ. Advance tickets cost $5 per person, available at the Civic Center. Tickets at the door will cost $7. ■ In February, join the Les Mills Grit 28-Day Challenge at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Save nearly $120 and get a diet plan, pre- and post-fitness assessments, and a T-shirt, along with the three workouts a week. Grit is a high-intensity interval training program similar to Crossfit. There are three different time options for classes, and cost is $50 per monthly session. For more information, visit www.denton parks.com, or call 940-349-8287. ■ Tennis lessons begin in February at the Goldfield Tennis Center. Classes are available for 4-year-olds through adults, and the center also has a U.S. Tennis Association Jr. Team. Costs vary. Visit www. dentonparks.com or call 940-3498526. ■ Swim lessons and classes begin next month at the Denton Natatorium. Classes are offered for children as young as 6 months through adults, and private lessons are available. Prices vary. For more information, visit www.denton parks.com, or call 940-349-8800.
fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $6. ● Movies 6pm each Wed, free for Denton seniors. ● SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri, $2 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for those younger than 60. ● Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 12:30pm Wed ● Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri ● Triangle Squares square dancing 7pm first and third Fri, $6 ● Ed Bonk Workshop woodshop 9am-noon Tues-Thurs, $6 annual membership plus $1 per visit. RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.
POINTS OF INTEREST The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940349-2865. www.dentoncounty.com/ bsh. Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic
black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the BaylessSelby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam. Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities. Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-231-4520. www.bethlehemindentonco.com. Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.denton county.com/chos. ● “Big Wheels Turnin’: The Evolution of Transportation in Denton County,” through June 7. Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Closed on city holidays. Free and handicapped accessible. Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas Created in 1940, exhibit features garments worn by wives of governors of Texas. 8am-5pm MonFri. Administration Conference Tower, TWU campus. Free, reservations required. 940-898-3644. Hangar Ten Flying Museum WWII aircraft on display including Lockheed 10A, Beech Aircraft Stagger Wing, PT22 and Piper L-4. Mon-Sat 8am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane. Free. 940-565-1945. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Winter hours: Fri-Sun 7am-5pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily 8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644. UNT Rafes Urban Astronomy Center UNT’s astronomy center, open to the public once a month. 2350 Tom Cole Road. For directions and more information, visit www. astronomy.unt.edu/obsv.html. UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. www.skytheater.unt.edu. Western Heritage Gallery at Stonehill Center, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 400. 940-243-3933. www.the westernheritagegallery.com.
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MOVIES THEATERS Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www. cinemark.com. Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com. Carmike Hickory Creek 16 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-3212788. www.carmike.com. Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-3871957. www.silvercinemasinc.com.
OPENING FRIDAY I, Frankenstein Two centuries after his creation by Dr. Frankenstein, the creature Adam finds himself in the middle of a supernatural war over the fate of humanity. With Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto. Written and directed by Stuart Beattie. Rated PG-13, 92 minutes. — Los Angeles Times The Saratov Approach Two Mormon missionaries in Russia fight for survival after being kidnapped, beaten and held for ransom in this film based on true events in 1998. With Corbin Allred, Maclain Nelson and Nikita Bogolyubov. Rated PG-13, 107 minutes. — LAT
NOW PLAYING American Hustle (★★★1⁄2) David O. Russell co-wrote and directed the story of Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who in 1978, began running scams with his partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). Busted by an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper), the two then help trap politicians. High-energy scenes combine with bad hair and worse costumes for a wild ride. Jennifer Lawrence burns up the screen as Irving’s unstable wife. Rated R, 138 minutes. — Boo Allen August: Osage County When a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, three sisters confront the dysfunctional woman who raised them. With Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper. Written by Tracy Letts. Directed by John Wells. Rated R, 130 minutes. — LAT Devil’s Due After a mysterious lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple (Allison Miller and Zach Gilford) find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy that begins to betray sinister origins. — LAT Frozen (★★★1⁄2) Disney’s new movie, very roughly based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” follows two princesses: rambunctious young Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), who has the secret, magical ability to chill whatever she touches. When Elsa’s coronation day approaches, a squabble between the sisters sets off a freak cold snap throughout the land. Rated PG, 85 minutes. — Minneapolis Star Tribune Her (★★★) Spike Jonze wrote and directed this soulful meditation about a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in
Vanessa Hudgens stars as Apple, a pregnant, homeless teen, in “Gimme Shelter.”
Troubled teen’s tale feels manipulative
To emphasize the gravity of Gimme Shelter, the opening credits state that it is “based on a true story.” Then, the words “a true story” linger on the screen. So, no need to worry — you won’t forget for a second how serious this grossly manipulative new movie is. Gimme Shelter is an awkward mix of cautionary tale and after-school TV special, combining elements of each for a lumpy experience. Writer-director Ron Krauss ends up delivering several — at times contradictory — messages in telling the story of Apple (Vanessa Hudgens), nee Agnes, a 16-year-
old runaway who is also unknowingly pregnant. When Krauss introduces Apple, she seems to be surviving somehow in awful places. Krauss provides a series of scenes and images of Apple as she flees several of these abusive and even dangerous situations. She reveals only enough of herself for us to see she is stubborn, surly, and not prone to take orders from anyone. After escaping several of these clumsily orchestrated crises, she ends up at the plush New Jersey home of her longabsent father, Tom (Brendan Fraser), a Wall Street executive. Remarried with two young children of his own, he unsuccessfully tries to bring Apple into his
household. She subsequently survives a car crash, learns of her pregnancy, and then, through the assistance of a stereotypically kind priest (James Earl Jones), lands in a home for teen mothers. In the interim, her own drug-addled mother, June (Rosario Dawson), screams histrionically about taking Apple back home. Until late in the narrative, Apple remains mostly a onenote character. Even after she
love with his operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Jonze probes higher questions of what actually makes a human. Thoughtful, if at times leisurely paced. With Chris
Pratt, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara. Rated R, 126 minutes. — B.A. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (★★★1⁄2) The Desolation of Smaug is not much shorter than the
first film of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, but it feels brisker, lighter, funnier. Instead of a drawn-out intro, we get right to the action — the quest of Bilbo (Martin Freeman,
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Gimme Shelter Rated PG-13, 101 minutes. Opens Friday at regional theaters.
enters the home and intermingles with girls her own age, she stays cantankerous. But the presence of seemingly caring strangers obviously works its magic because, eventually, Apple faces up to her situation and handles it somewhat admirably. Despite its “true story” status, Gimme Shelter continuously traffics in overly melodramatic elements. Finally, the resolution comes as easily, as does the all-around forgiveness. The films ends predictably as the manipulative, sappy morality play it is, with maudlin ending credits of photos of the real Apple, her child and the friends she made at the mothers’ home. How sweet indeed. himself livelier and funnier) and the band of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to
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Sidle up for local craft brews when Indy Ales christens taproom
By Lucinda Breeding Features Editor email@example.com
Independent Ale Works has something to celebrate. The local craft brewery launches its taproom during a party on Saturday. What’s a taproom? Simple: a bar with beers on tap to serve cool, locally made beer. The company, known locally simply as Indy Ales, was one of a couple of local craft brewers to start in 2010. Armadillo Ale Works traces its beginnings to the same year. Independent Ale Works paved the way for fledgling breweries like Ugly Rugger and Zero96. Indy Ales founders Stefen Windham and Dave Miller nursed the brewery from a weekend passion to a business. The pair opened a nanobrewery in Krum to make the company’s simple menu of ales. Their aim? To make tasty ales that aren’t fussy or the sop-catch for snooty foodies. If you tip back Indy’s amber or blond ale with a burger and fries and count yourself happy, Windham and Miller will have met their goals. The local brewery will serve beers that patrons can sample with fare from Waffle Wagon (you can start with the food truck’s savory waffles and finish off with a sweet one). If you want a more typically Texas beer experience, another food truck, Flatlanders Taco Co., will sling Tex-Mex staples. Indy Ales hasn’t announced what will be in the kegs, but the brewery has mastered its Amber 3.0, and also serves a blond. There’s no word on whether the anticipated dark ale (made with a splash of Irish cream) will make an appearance at the taproom launch. (With the forecast predicting a high of 62 degrees on Saturday and a low of 34, it’d be providential to toast with the amber in the afternoon and a darker, heavier brew in the evening.) No Denton beer party would be complete without music, and Indy Ales doesn’t disappoint. Dallas rock quartet Prostinaut will kick out some sounds, and Lone Star duo Sand Dollar Rodeo will strike up some alt-country. (Note: Sand Dollar Rodeo lists beer and okra among its band interests.) LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877.
Founders David Miller and Stefen Windham, shown in 2012, launched Independent Ale Works, a startup nanobrewery in Krum. Now Indy Ales is opening its taproom to the public. David Minton/DRC file photo
TAPROOM LAUNCH PARTY When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Independent Ale Works, 11555 U.S. Highway 380, Suite 209, Krum Details: No cover. Food trucks will be selling concessions. On the Web: www.indyales.com
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A squirrel named Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) hopes to secure a tasty stash in “The Nut Job.”
MOVIES Continued from Page 8 reclaim the kingdom of Erebor from the frightening dragon Smaug. With Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly. Rated PG-13, 161 minutes. — The Associated Press Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (★★1⁄2) In this Jack Ryan reboot, Chris Pine takes over as Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst. Shadow Recruit, which was scripted without a Clancy book, tells a new backstory for Ryan. Inspired by Sept. 11, he joins the Marines and is heroically injured in Afghanistan. During his recovery, he meets his eventual fiancee (Keira Knightley) and is lured to the CIA by a mysterious recruiter (Kevin Costner). He’s covertly embedded at a Wall Street bank where he uncovers a Russian plot to buy up U.S. Treasury bonds. Director-actor Kenneth Branagh endows his film with (mostly) oldfashioned competency but little to distinguish it from superior thrillers that have come before. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. — AP The Legend of Hercules Betrayed by his stepfather, the mythical Greek hero Hercules (Kellan Lutz) is sold into slavery because of a forbidden love and must fight for his life and his kingdom. With Scott Adkins and Liam McIntyre. Directed by Renny Harlin. Rated PG-13, 87 minutes. — LAT Lone Survivor (★★1⁄2) Mark Wahlberg stars in this true story of four Navy SEALS in Afghanistan in 2005 on a mission to find and eliminate a Taliban leader. When the squad is reduced to one (hence the title), he finds refuge in an unlikely place. The standard action flick accentuates the bravery of the squad, but co-writer and director Peter Berg never raises his film beyond routine adventure material. With Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Taylor Kitsch. Rated R, 121 minutes. — B.A. The Nut Job (★★1⁄2) In Peter Lepeniotis’ animated film, the animals in Liberty Park, ruled by a gruff raccoon (voiced by Liam Neeson) are facing a
severe nut shortage, and Surly the squirrel (Will Arnett), who thinks only of himself, has somehow set fire to the winter stockpile. Banished from the park, Surly discovers a nut shop — cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, you name it. If he can snag that booty, he’ll be golden for the winter — but a group of humans plotting a bank heist have their own connections to the nut stash. Decent but frankly forgettable entry to the animal-centered animated film oeuvre. With Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser and Maya Rudolph. Rated PG, 86 minutes. — AP Ride Along (★★) A little Kevin Hart goes a long way in Ride Along, a dull buddy picture engineered as a vehicle for the mini-motor mouth Hart and the perma-sneering Ice Cube. Cube is cranky cop James, whose pursuit of a mysterious villain named Omar is interrupted by his sister’s fiance. That would be Ben (Hart), a video gameaddicted school security guard who longs to bring his wise-cracking, voice-cracking banter to the Atlanta P.D. James drags Ben on a ride-along just to convince the dude he isn’t cut out for police work and that he isn’t good enough for James’ supermodel sister Angela (Tika Sumpter). Rated PG-13, 100 minutes. — McClatchyTribune News Service Saving Mr. Banks (★★★) Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson turns in a spirited performance as P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. He brings her to Hollywood from England in hopes of landing the movie rights to her book. But he finds her cantankerous and obstructionist at every turn. Amusingly entertaining with two fine lead performances. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. — B.A. The Wolf of Wall Street (★★1⁄2) Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this inconsistently high-energy film from Martin Scorsese that skewers Wall Street and those who bend the rules to work there. A blazing first half filled with excess slows to a second-half grind. Fine supporting cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Shea Whigham, Jonah Hill and Jon Bernthal. Rated R, 180 minutes. — B.A.
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DINING RESTAURANTS AMERICAN CUISINE Central Grill 1005 Ave. C. 940-3239464. Dusty’s Bar and Grill Laid-back bar just off the Square serves a beltbusting burger and fries, a kitchen homily for meat and cheese lovers. Seven plasma TVs for fans to track the game, or patrons can take part in interactive trivia and poker. Darts, pool, video games and foosball. Kitchen open throughout business hours. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys bar.com. Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. www.hooligansonline.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. www.loopholepub. com. Pourhouse Sports Grill Classy sports bar and restaurant boasts large TVs and a theater-style media room and serves burgers, pizza, salads and generous main courses. Full bar. 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-12. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; Thurs-Sat 11midnight. $. 940-382-4227. www.roosters-roadhouse.com. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com. II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100.
ASIAN Gobi Mongolian Grill and Asian Diner 717 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940387-6666. Mr. Chopsticks This pan-Asian eatery does a little Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even Indian food. Offers a plethora of tasty appetizers and entrees. Many vegetarian dishes (some with egg). Beer and wine. 1633 Scripture St. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-382-5437.
BARBECUE Clint’s BBQ Barbecue spot serves up brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sausage, chicken and breakfast too. 921 S. U.S. Highway 377, Aubrey. Tues-Thurs 6am-8pm; Fri-Sat 6am-9pm; Sun 6am-3pm. 940-365-9338. www.clintsbbq.com. Gold Mine BBQ 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 102. 940-387-4999. www.texas goldminebbq.com. Metzler’s Bar-B-Q Much more than a barbecue joint, with wine and beer shop, deli with German foods and more. Smoked turkey is lean yet juicy; generous doses of delightful barbecue sauce. Tender, well-priced chicken-fried steak. Hot sausage sampler has a secret weapon: spicy mustard. Beer and wine. 628 Londonderry Lane. Daily 10:30am-10pm. $. 940591-1652. Old House BBQ 1007 Ave. C. 940383-3536. The Smokehouse Denton barbecue joint serves up surprisingly tender and juicy beef, pork, chicken and catfish. Good sauces, bulky sandwiches and mashed potatoes near perfection. Good pies and cobblers. Beer and wine. 1123 Fort Worth Drive. SunThurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940566-3073.
BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Bistro Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso. Beer and wine. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10am-midnight. $. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter. com. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs elements of European cuisines with many salad and sandwich selections. Winning Greek chicken lisi panini. Artful desserts: tuxedo cake, cream cheese brownie. 2430 I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-9, Sun brunch 8-3. $$. 940-387-3354. www.bochys.com. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. www.cachettebistro.com. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom.com. Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999. www.sidewalk-bistro.com.
BRITISH The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Full bar. 101 W. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-566-5483.
BRUNCH Cups and Crepes Eatery serves up both traditional American and European breakfasts and lunch. Get biscuits and gravy or test a crepe filled with rich hazelnut spread. Specialty coffees. 309 Fry St. Tues-Sun 8am-3pm.
$. 940-387-1696. Loco Cafe Casual breakfast/lunch cafe that’s a sister restaurant to the Greenhouse Restaurant across the street. Signature plate is the Loco Moco: stacked hash browns topped with eggs, cheese, salsa or gravy with a fresh biscuit. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Royal’s Bagels & Deli 503 W. University Drive. Daily 6:30am-2pm. $. 940-808-1009. www.facebook. com/RoyalsBagels. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan options. 311 W. Congress St. Daily 7am-3pm. 940-808-0200. www. sevenmilecafe.com.
CHINESE Buffet King Dining spot serves more than 200 items of Chinese cuisine, Mongolian grill and sushi. 2251 S. Loop 288. Mon-Thurs 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-0888. Chinatown Cafe Bountiful buffet guarantees no visit need taste like another. Good selections include cucumber salad, spring rolls, orange chicken, crispy pan-fried noodles, beef with asparagus, steamed mussels. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30-10. $. 940-3828797. Golden China Small restaurant boasts quick and friendly service. Nice selections on buffet tables include wonton and egg drop soups, teriyaki chicken and hot pepper chicken. Beer and wine. 717 I-35E, Suite 100. Daily 11-10. $. 940-566-5588. Taipei Railroad Restaurant 4405 Pockrus Paige Road. Mon-Sat 5-9pm. 940-387-3871.
CREOLE Eminent Kings & Queens Creole Restaurant 1614 W. University Drive. Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun 1-7pm. 940-4650517. www.kingsandqueenscreole restaurant.com.
ECLECTIC Bears Den Food Safari Dine with two rescued bears at Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch’s restaurant, specializing in brick oven pizza. Full bar. 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. Tues-Fri 5-9pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm. $-$$. 940-489-3064. www.bearsden texas.com. Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. Daily 7:30am-5:30pm. 940220-9447. www.dsdonuts.com. All About Mac This “macaroni and cheese emporium” near UNT offers more than two dozen flavors. 1206 W. Hickory St. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11am-3am. 940-808-1003. www.all aboutmacrestaurants.com.
FINE DINING The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn, 3110 Colorado Blvd. Dinner: Daily 5-10pm. 940-891-4700. The Greenhouse Restaurant Casual dining atmosphere complements fresh seafood, beef and chicken from the grill. Even vegetarian selections get a flavor boost from the woodpile. Starters are rich: spinach-
artichoke dip, asiago olives. Refined cocktails and rich desserts. Patio dining available. 600 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri 11-11, Sat 12-11, Sun noon-9 (bar stays open later). $-$$. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse restaurantdenton.com. Hannah’s Off the Square Executive chef Sheena Croft’s “upscale comfort food” puts the focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Steaks get A-plus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-3. Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Mon 4:30-9; Tues-Thurs 4:30-10; Fri-Sat 4:30-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. www.hannahsoffthesquare.com. Queenie’s Steakhouse Chef Tim Love’s steakhouse just off the downtown Square. Live jazz nightly. Full bar. 115 E. Hickory St. Lunch: Fri 11:30-2:30. Dinner: Wed-Thurs 4:3010pm, Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm. $$-$$$. 940-442-6834. www.queeniessteak house.com. The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and wine. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-2434919. www.denton-wildwoodinn.com.
GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN Caesar Island Mediterranean Food 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 112, Corinth. 940-269-4370. Jasmine’s Mediterranean Grill and Hookah Lounge 801 Sunset St. Sun-Thurs 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am. 940-898-1800. http:// jasminemedcafe.com. Michael’s Kitchen Family-owned restaurant offers a Greek/Lebanese menu — hummus, gyros, dolmas and kafta — plus American food, for all three meals. Breakfast buffet weekdays. BYOB. 706 Fort Worth Drive. Daily 5:30am-10pm. $. 940-382-3663. www.michaelskitchengreek.com. Yummy’s Greek Restaurant Small eatery with wonderful food. Tasty salads, hummus, falafel, dolmas and kebabs. Good veggie plate and gyros. Yummy cheesecake and baklava. BYOB. 210 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-383-2441.
HAMBURGERS Burger Time Machine 301 W. University Drive. 940-384-1133. Cool Beans Funky atmosphere in old building. Menu offers foodstuffs that go well with a cold beer — fried things, nachos, hamburgers, etc. Veggie burger too dependent on salt, but good fries are crispy with skin still attached. Full bar. 1210 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-7025. Denton County Independent Hamburger Co. Custom-built burgers with a juicy, generous patty, fresh fixings on a worthy bun. Also available: chicken sandwich and limited salad bar. Beer. 715 Sunset St. Mon-Sat 11-8. $. 940-382-3037. Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more in a joint that doubles as a shrine to Texas music and has a
rooftop view of the Square. Full bar. 113 W. Hickory St. Mon-Wed 11ammidnight, Thurs-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-midnight. $-$$. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com. Mr. Frosty Old-timey joint has all your fast-food faves but with homemade quality, including its own root beer. Atmosphere and jukebox take you back to the ’50s. 1002 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Sun 11am-11pm. $. 940387-5449. RG Burgers & Grill 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 172. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. 940-383-2431. www.bochys.com/ rgs.html.
HOME COOKING Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 204 N. Fourth St., Sanger. Tues-Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat 11-9 and Sun 11-3. $-$$. 940-458-0000. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940-383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. www.cartwrightsranchhouse.com. Jay’s Cafe 110 W. Main St., Pilot Point. 940-686-0158. OldWest Cafe As winner of the Best Breakfast and Best Homestyle Cooking titles in Best of Denton 2009 through 2013, this eatery offers a wide selection of homemade meals. Denton location: 1020 Dallas Drive. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-4587358. 817-442-9378. Prairie House Restaurant Open since 1989, this Texas eatery serves up mesquite-grilled steaks, baby-back ribs, buffalo burgers, chicken-fried rib-eyes and other assorted dishes. 10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $-$$. 940-4409760. www.phtexas.com.
ICE CREAM Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Parlor with lots of yummy treats, including more than 40 ice creams made on premises. Soups and sandwiches at lunch. 117 W. Hickory St. Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs 11-10:30; Fri-Sat 11-11:15; Sun noon-10pm. 940-384-1818. Unicorn Lake location: 2900 Wind River Lane. Mon-Wed 11-9; Thurs 11-10; Fri-Sat 11-11; Sun noon-9pm. 940-5911010. www.bethmaries.com.
INDIAN Bawarchi Biryani Point 909 Ave. C. 940-898-8889. www.bawarchi biryanipoint.com. Rasoi, The Indian Kitchen Housed in a converted gas station, this Indian dining spot offers a small but carefully prepared buffet menu of curries (both meat and vegetarian), beans, basmati rice and samosas. 1002 Ave. C. Daily 11am-9:30pm. $. 940-5666125.
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DINING Continued from Page 11 tional Italian fare, including lasagna, pastas with meat and marinara sauces. Lunch specials till 2 p.m. on weekdays. BYOB. 5246 S. U.S. Highway 377, Aubrey. Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10pm. $. 940-365-2322. Bagheri’s 1125 E. University Drive, Suite A. 940-382-4442. Don Camillo Garlic gets served straight up at family-owned restaurant that freely adapts rustic Italian dishes with plenty of American imagination. Lasagna, chicken and eggplant parmigiana bake in woodfired oven with thin-crusted pizzas. 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 103, Corinth. Mon-Wed 11-2:30, 5-9; Thurs-Sat 11-2:30, 5-10. 940-321-1100. Fera’s Excellent entrees served bubbling hot. Rich sauces, firm pastas and billowing garlic rolls. Dishes served very fresh. Desserts don’t disappoint. Beer and wine. No credit cards. 1407 W. Oak St. 940-382-9577. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. Genti’s Pizza and Pasta 4451 FM2181, Suite 125, Corinth. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-4975400. Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Romantic spot in bed and breakfast serves Northern Italian and Southern French cuisine. Beer and wine. 821 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs, 11-2, 5-9, Fri 11-2 & 5-10, Sat 5-10. Sun 10:30-2. $-$$. 940-381-2712. Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Family-run spot does much more than pizza, and how. Great New York-style pies plus delicious southern Italian dishes, from lunch specials to pricier meals. Nifty kids’ menu. Tiramisu is dynamite. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Sun & Tues-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. 940-591-1988.
JAPANESE Avocado Sushi Restaurant 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 126. 940-383-9812. I Love Sushi 917 Sunset St. MonThurs 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Fri 11am-3pm & 5-10:30pm; Sat noon-10:30pm; Sun 12:30-9pm. $$. 940-891-6060. J Sushi 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 100. 940-387-8833. jsushibar.com. Keiichi Sushi chef Keiichi Nagano turns eel, fluke, squid, salmon, yellowtail and tuna into sashimi. Daily fish specials and pasta dishes served with an Asian flair. Homemade tiramisu and fruit sorbets. Reservations recommended. Wine and beer. 500 N. Elm St. Tues-Sat 5-11. $$-$$$. 940382-7505. Shogun Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3606 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-3827800. Sushi Cafe 1401 W. Oak St. 940380-1030.
KOREAN Czen 408 North Texas Blvd. 940383-2387.
MEXICAN/TEX-MEX Casa Galaviz Comfortable, homey atmosphere at small, diner-style restaurant that caters to the morning and noon crowd. Known for homemade flour tortillas and authentic
Mexican dishes from barbacoa to menudo. BYOB. 508 S. Elm St. MonFri 7-7; Sat-Sun 7-5. $. 940-387-2675. Chilitos Delicious guacamole; albondigas soup rich with chunky vegetables and big, tender meatballs. Standout: savory pork carnitas. Attentive, friendly staff. Menudo on weekends, breakfast anytime. Daily lunch specials. Full bar. 621 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas. Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 10-9. $-$$. 940-321-5522. El Chaparral Grille Restaurant serves a duo of American and Mexican-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and catering events. Daily specials, and breakfast buffet on Sundays. 324 E. McKinney St., Suite 102. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm; Sun 8am-2pm. $. 940-2431313. El Guapo’s Huge menu encompasses Tex-Mex and Mexican standards as well as ribs, brisket and twists like Santana’s Supernatural Quesadillas (fajita chicken and bacon) and jalapeno-stuffed shrimp. Ilada Parilla Asada steak with avocado was a little salty; enchiladas are very good. Full bar. 419 S. Elm St. Mon-Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun 11-11. $$. 940-566-5575. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Eatery stakes claim of wide variety in local taco territory. Soft and crispy tacos available with shrimp, fish, chicken, garlic shredded beef and veggies. Breakfast burritos too. Beer, wine and margaritas. $. Multiple locations. Downtown Denton: 115 Industrial St. Mon-Tues 6:30am-10pm, Wed 6:30am-11pm, Thurs 6:30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 7am-2am, Sun 6:30am-10pm. 940380-8226. I-35E location: 2412 S. I-35E, 940-488-4779. La Estrella Mini Market 602 E. McKinney St. 940-566-3405. La Mexicana Strictly authentic Mexican with enough Tex-Mex to keep locals happy. Chili relleno is a winner, with earthy beans and rice. Chicken enchiladas are complex, savory. Also available: more than a dozen seafood dishes, and menudo served daily. Swift service with plenty of smiles. Beer. 619 S. Locust St. Daily 9-10. $. 940-483-8019. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-3828470. Los Toreros 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-390-7693. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican dining includes worthy chicken enchiladas and flautas. Fine standard combo choices and breakfast items with reasonable prices. Quick service. Beer and wine. 1928 N. Ruddell St. Tues-Fri 11-9:30, Sat 8am-9:30pm, Sun 8-4. $. 940566-1718. Mi Casita Mexican Food Fresh, tasty, no-frills Tex-Mex at good prices. Tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, chalupas and more plus daily specials and breakfast offerings. Fast and friendly service. Beer and wine. 110 N. Carroll Blvd. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. $. 940-891-1932. Mi Casita Express: 905 W. University Drive, 940-891-1938. Mi Casita: 2221 S. I-35E, 940-891-1500. Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant The basics: brisk service, family atmosphere and essential selections at a reasonable price. Sopapillas and flan are winners. Beer and margaritas. 1412 N. Stemmons St., Sanger. 940458-0073.
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S. Loop 288, Suites 102-2, in Denton Crossing; Mon-Sun 10:30-10; 940383-3233. 4271 FM2181, No. 308, in Corinth; Mon-Sat 10:30-9, Sun 11-7; 940-497-2530. Weinberger’s Deli Chicago-style sandwiches including the Italian beef bistro, sausages, gyros, soups and more. 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-3pm. 940-566-5900. www.weinbergers denton.com.
SEAFOOD Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen 2303 S. I-35E. Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-898-1404. Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen Plenty of Cajun standards and Texas fusion plates. Everything gets plenty of spice — sometimes too much. Sides like jalapeno cornbread, red beans and rice are extra. Beer and wine. 1925 Denison St. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-9:30. $$. 940-243-2126. Hoochie’s Oyster House 207 S. Bell Ave. Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-383-0104. http:// hoochiesoysterhouse.com.
STEAK Mi Ranchito Small, family-operated, authentic Tex-Mex spot with $5.50 lunch specials Tues-Fri. Beer. 122 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sun 11-10. $. 940-3811167. Raphael’s Restaurante Mexicano Not your standard Tex-Mex — worth the drive. Sampler appetizer comes with crunchy chicken flautas, fresh guacamole. Pechuga (grilled chicken breast) in creme good to the last bite, and beef fajitas are juicy and flavorful. Full bar. 26615 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. Tues-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-440-9483. Rusty Taco 210 E. Hickory St. 940483-8226. www.therustytaco.com. Taco Lady 1101 E. McKinney St. 940-380-8188. Taqueria El Picante 1305 Knight St., Suite A. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat-Sun 8-5. 940-382-2100. Tortilleria Tierra Caliente 1607 E. McKinney St., Suite 800. 940-5916807. Tortilleria La Sabrocita 201 Dallas Drive. 940-382-0720. Veronica’s Cafe 803 E. McKinney St. 940-565-9809. Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant 12000 U.S. 380 East, Cross Roads. 940-365-1700. Denton location: 2530 W. University Drive, 940382-6416.
MIDDLE EASTERN Green Zatar Family-owned restaurant/market does it all from scratch, and with speed. Meats like gyros and succulent Sultani Kebab, plus veggie combo and crunchy falafel. Superb saffron rice and sauteed vegetables; impressive baklava. BYOB. 609 Sunset St. Daily 11-10. $-$$. 940-3832051. www.greenzatar.com.
NATURAL/VEGETARIAN The Bowllery Rice, noodle and veggie bowls featuring sauces and dressings made from scratch, with meats as well as vegan and glutenfree options. Fresh juices and smoothies. 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. $-$$. 940-383-2695.
http://thebowllery.com. Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe Cozy cafe inside food store serves things the natural way. Winning salads; also good soups, smoothies and sandwiches, both with and without meat. Wonderful breakfast including tacos, quiche, muffins and more. 200 W. Congress St. Mon-Sat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940-387-5386.
PIZZA Bosses Pizza 420 E. McKinney St. Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. 940-382-8537. www. bossespizza.com. Crooked Crust 101 Ave. A. 940-5655999. J&J’s Pizza Pizza lovers can stay in touch with their inner-collegiate selves through cold mugs of premium draft. Bountiful, homemade pizza pies, in N.Y. style or deep-dish Chicago style. Salads, hot and cold subs, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti. Beer. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. MonSat 11am-midnight. $-$$. Last Drop Tavern Neopolitan-style pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven. Food served Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun noon-11pm. 508 S. Elm St. 940-8081651. www.lastdroptavern.com. Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-323-1100. Palio’s Pizza Cafe 1716 S. Loop 288. 940-387-1900. Si’z Pizzeria 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 103. 940-808-1670. http:// sizpizzeria.com. TJ’s Pizza Wings & Things 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 102. 940-3833333.
SANDWICHES New York Sub-Way 305 W. University Drive. 940-566-1823. New York Sub Hub Bread baked daily and fresh ingredients, even avocado. Broccoli and cheese soup is impressive; “All Stops” features almost every cold-cut imaginable. $. 906 Ave. C. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-10. 940-383-3213. Other locations: 1400
Ranchman’s Cafe Legendary cafe sticks to old-fashioned steaks and tradition. Oversized steaks and delicious chicken-fried steak. Homey meringue pies; order baked potato ahead. BYOB. 110 W. Bailey St., Ponder. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$$. 940-479-2221. www.ranch man.com. Trail Dust Steak House Informal dress (neckties will be clipped). Dance to live C&W. 26501 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. $$. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net.
THAI Andaman Thai Restaurant Extensive menu continues trend of good Asian food in Denton. Fried tofu is a home run. Pad Thai noodles have perfect amount of sweetness. Homemade coconut ice cream, sweet rice with mango. Beer and wine. 221 E. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 4-9:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-9:30pm. $$. 940-591-8790. www.andamanthai restaurant.com. Oriental Garden Restaurant Thai stir-fried dishes, with some Japanese and Chinese specialties. Homemade ice cream: coconut, green tea, Thai tea & lychee. 114 Ave. B. Mon-Sat 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-3317. Thai Square Restaurant 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm & 5-9:30pm; Fri 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm. $$. 940-380-0671. www.thaisquaredenton.com. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Lunch specials can be made with chicken, pork, vegetables or beef; hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-566-6018. www.thaiochadenton.com.
VIETNAMESE Viet Bites 702 S. Elm St. 940-8081717. Mon-Thurs 11-8:30; Fri-Sun 11-9. www.vietbites.com.
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CERTIFIED HARLEY MECHANIC NEEDED IN SANGER, TX 76266. GV IRON 817-269-0880. CNAs -- Pilot Point Care Center needs you. Various shifts available. Night shift full time. Come & check out new wages & shift differential. Call or come by 208 N. Prairie, Pilot Pt Tx 76258 Phone 940-686-5507 Fax 940-686-0401
Competitive wages with overtime; Legal documents required; drug screening; no criminal background Application may be filled at 661 E. Shahan Prairie Road, Little Elm, Tx 75068. 972-294-5000. EEO
CENTRAL GRILL needs experienced Fry Cook for burger, wings, etc. Pay based on know-how. Certified Pharmacy Technician Compounding experience helpful. Flexible days, hours. Apply in Experience required in retail phar- person at 1005 Ave C, Denton. macy. Competitive salary & benefits. Phone 940-686-2218 or fax resume to 940-686-9286
Denton property: Looking for a Strong Assistant Maintenance Person one that is energetic, motivated, self-starter and able to start work right away. This candidate will need to be able to multitask and have 2 years’ experience in multi- family make-ready and maintenance. Will need to work well in a team atmosphere. Will need to have own tools. If you feel this is you and you are able to pass a background check and drug test. Then we’d be excited to speak with you! Fax resume to 940-243-0248 or email to count firstname.lastname@example.org DIESEL MECHANIC NEEDED . Call 940-736-0758. Call Mon thru Fri. Between the hours of 8am-5pm Only Driver--FT Wrecker Driver. Must live in Denton & be able to obtain TDLR license 940-384-9866 apply 8:30-5 at 2008 Metro St, Denton Drivers needed Class A CDL, with Tanker endorsement preferred. Call Mon thru Fri 8am-5pm only 940-736-0758.
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Excellent career opportunity. Local State Farm agency is looking to add an Auto Insurance Sales Rep. Must have: ---Positive attitude ---Strong communication skills ---Willing to work hard. Insurance Sales a plus. Bilingual a plus. Salary plus commissions. 940-591-6644 Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Housekeepers Laundry Aides Needed Healthcare Services Group now hiring in the Denton Area call between 10am-3pm 817-714-9274 HVAC TECHNICIAN Needed for Facility Maintenance. Paid Holidays, Medical, Vacation. Must Pass Background Check. Fax Resume to: 940-898-5403 LANDSCAPE CREW OPERATOR -- Based in Denton. Need valid Texas driver’s license. Experience a plus. Must be insurable. Pay Based On Exp. Call 214-316-3985.
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Marketing Assistant PT - Will provide office mgmt. support to Dir. of Sr. Housing w/ services. Experience in public relations, marketing, data mgmt. or working with active adults desired. Proficiency in Microsoft office applications and data entry a must. All applications are online only at www.good-sam.com "all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status"
NOW HIRING FOR LOCAL DENTON COMPANY Immediate Opening s for Machine Operators Welders Fitter Welders Assemblers Maintenance Mechanics Forklift Operators Must be Willing to Work Any Shift. Call Today! 940-312-7347. Opening for Preschool Teacher, Experience Preferred. Full Time. 940-387-4200 Ask for Kathy Davis.
with experience in electric and gas installation. Must be able to pass drug test, background check & driver’s license verification. Please call 214-571-2500 for information Need PT RECEPTIONIST for busy medical off in Coppell. Hrs Mon thru Fri 2pm to 7pm. Email resume to email@example.com or fax to (972) 724-2495
Neighborhood Autos DownMECHANICAL TECHNICIAN NEEDED IMMEDIATELY. $30/hr town Denton is Looking for a SALESPERSON. No Experience Robert’s Paint & Collision Required. Call or Apply in Person. Apply in Person 940-243-5449 317 N. Locust St. 4213 Mesa Dr Denton Denton, TX. Ask for Manuel. 940-383-3695.
MECHANIC’S HELPER Call Bobby Green at 469-865-9268 k Medical office needs an experienced MA. Call 972-420-6777 or fax resumes to 972-420-0656 Attn: Christy
TEAM MEMBER NEEDED FOR OUR OFFICE LOCAL CONSTRUCTION CO. HAS A F/TIME OPENING FOR AN EXPERIENCED OFFICE PERSON. MUST BE PROFICIENT IN MS OFFICE, GENERAL OFFICE PROCEDURES & ACCOUNTING BACKGROUND NEEDED. STRONG COMPUTER SKILLS A MUST. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ABOVE SKILLS. FLEXIBILITY A MUST. $10-$15 Hourly Must pass background check & drug test. SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: HRDHT2014@AOL.COM OR MAIL TO: DHT, PO BOX 280, PONDER, TX 76259AQ
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Ranch/ Farm Hand. FT/PT. Must have knowledge of Horses and Farm Animals. Apply in Person: 8827 Hwy 377 South, Argyle 940-464-0985
Resource Dev. Assistant PT - Experience in development or marketing preferred. Significant work or completion of bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field. Proficiency in Microsoft office applications and data entry a must. All applications are online only at www.good-sam.com. "all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status"
TriCounty Materials and Services 14459 I 35 N., Sanger, TX, 76266. Now hiring an Experienced Dozer Operator. Must apply in person. 972-446-1816
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CAMPUS SQUARE APTS PUBLISHER’S NOTICE Call 940-387-5565 All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair HousAll Bills Paid ing Act, which makes it illegal to Walk to UNT -- Efficiency, advertise "any preference, limita- 1 & 2 BR starting at $450 & up tion, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." We will not knowing- C BAR T Properties , Effs, 1, 2 & ly accept advertising for real es- 3 BR Apts, Homes & Duplexes, job lists 340 tate which is in violation of the 940-383-2141 UNT/TWU/OTHER law. All persons are hereby inwww.cbartproperties.com ATTENTION formed that all dwellings adverDenton Publishing assumes no tised are available on an equal responsibility for ad content. CORONADO OAKS in Denton. Consideration should be given opportunity basis 201 Coronado. 1 BR starts at before making a financial $549; 2 BR starts at $779. Great committment. Please be aware New Specials! 940-566-0308 of long distance charges, application fees, & credit card info FREE CABLE & WATER you provide. Books/lists of Low elec. bills. 6/9/12 mo. lease. jobs do not guarantee employ2/1 $705/mo; 2/2 $730/mo ment or that applicants will be 1/1 $600-$615. Walk to UNT. Call qualified for jobs listed. our friendly staff at 940-382-3100. 2/1 $700 -- 3/2 $900 Large Enclosed Patios Greenway Patio Townhomes Rental Assistance 2912 Augusta @ Greenway 940-387-8741, 940-368-1814 WANT TO BE A Largest Units in Denton! FIREFIGHTER? in Less Than 6 Months? 2 Bedroom Starting at $1225 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS Texas Commission on 1 Bedroom Starting at $819 with Rental Assistance for Fire Protection and EMT cert. Efficiencies Starting at $709 Qualified Applicants V.A. approved. Enroll now for Call for Move In Specials in Valley View classes! Write: Haz-Co, 940-665-0501or 940-726-3798 PO Box 3063, Sherman, TX 75091 or call 903-564-3862
Se Necesitan Trabajadres para Construccion exelente pago y tiempo extra se requiere permiso legal para trabajar y Property management company pasar examen de droga, no in Denton looking for NOW HIRING Electrical tener historial criminal MAINTENANCE Professional Helpers. 3-5 yr. Minimum Puede llenar aplicación en: Must be HVAC certified & Experience. Some Travel 661 E. Shahan Prairie Road, previous experience required . Required. 469-203-7944. Little Elm, Tx 75068. Please send resume to rosanna@ 972-294-5000. EEO placetobeapartments.com STALEY STEEL INC or fax 940-565-9990 in Pilot Point, TX has immediate Quick Books a must for busy openings for the following provider. Multi-tasking positions: Mandatory. Bookkeeper, Your Key to Shadowwood Apts Denton! Receptionist, Secretary in 1. Structural Layout Fitter Downtown Living 1BR, $475/mo Specials avail. Call Sherri @ 940-594-0564. * Ability to read structural blue Coastal Hay Square Bales only, Open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm Call 940-382-3009 prints required $7 each, quantity discount. 940-387-0452 jackbellproperties.com Round bale trailer. Saw Operator Call 940-391-3368 THE MARTINO GROUP 321 Withers in Denton * Ability to read tape measure RENTALS AVAILABLE CUTE 1 Bdrm 1 Bath, walk to required New Green Fertilized Square TWU. $510/mo. + residents pay Denton: * Must be detail oriented Bales $8. 1st cut rolls $70. 2105 Stella, 3/1, $995 electric & gas. 940-382-3100 Daryl Anderson 940-391-6875 112 Oakland, 2/1, $1095 40 hours per week. Competitive or Carlos 940-210-4071 Ponder 1509 Centre Place, 2/1, $850 +%13!/,&( $!,# */"30. 4&/3,# '/.& )"-,&2 pay. Paid healthcare. 401k, A Block from the Historic 1512 N Elm, 2/2, $895 dental, vision, paid vacation. Square. 1 bedroom /1 bath. OVERSIZED ROUND 536 E Windsor, 2/2, $850 All Appliances. 225 W. Oak. COASTAL BALES Aubrey: Contact Jeff DeSimone at 940-387-5123. $130 each 312B Rockhill, Aubrey, 3/2/1, 940-686-6000 Call 214-212-5750 $950, March move in firstname.lastname@example.org 2576 FM 455, 1800 sf Pastures Fertilized, TELEPHONE SALES earn up to commercial, overhead door, $795 Weeds Sprayed, Aerating, $22/hr PLUS BONUSES . Must Call 940-382-5000 or 940-368Plowing, Mowing. have own transportation. 7874 - www.themartinogroup.com ** AMAZING COMMUNITY ** Tommy 940-482-6578 Please call Cindy at Available now! Cute floor 940-483-8548. plans! Lease Today and receive a $100 gift card New Construction Special!! Call 940-566-0033 WESTWIND APARTMENTS 525 S. Carroll Blvd, #100, Maintenance Free Living. $99 to Denton Tx. 76201 Booze Appliance Apply. 1710 Sam Bass Reconditioned & Guaranteed 8 E;6BJ;9B19;D6 H;7:!6@M . L2L 940-382-1535. ASK ABOUT SPECIALS! Washers , Dryers, at WINDSOR VILLAGE 4(*@659C -+ . G;> F!<(N O'?B#)#B)%)% Stoves & Refrigerators APARTMENTS 3511 E. University Dr, Denton houses: 630 AE Call 940-382-9556 940-382-4333 We Buy
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Route Drivers, Extracurricular Trip Drivers & Monitors Paid Training for Class B CDL, Driving Rate $13.00+ Hr (after training), School Holidays Off, Paid Personal/Sick Leave, Teacher Retirement Service, Child Ride Along Program... • Times vary depending on Route Assignment and Trip Availability • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check • Possess acceptable driving record for driver positions Apply • online at www.dentonisd.org • call 940-369-0371
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MOBILE HOME LOT IN COUNTRY. Part of 9 acres. 10 minutes from Denton. $250/ mo. Denton Publishing assumes no responsibility for ad content. 214-704-8097. State Law requires child care providers to obtain permit from DFPS (Tx Dept of Family & Protective Svcs) to provide child care outside of a child’s home. Daycare providAVAILABLE NOW! 564 SQ FT ers must comply with applicable LUXURY OFFICE SPACE state & local licensing laws before CLOSE TO DOWNTON DENTON placing ad. Consumers & daycare Call 940-387-7467 for more info. providers may learn more about GILL’S LAWN SERVICE licensing, regulation & permits re- Cut trees, fence repair/bldg, mow, JOIN THE BOOM! Come be a quired to operate child care in TX edge, weedeat, flower beds, trim part of Denton’s exciting new at http://www.dfps.state.tx.us / bushes, rake leaves, free estimate downtown! 540 SF, walking dis15% Sr discount tance to A-Train, ample parking. 940-442-1440 or 940-442-1252 Eric 940-382-6611
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." We will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
DUPLEX for sale by owner. 2 Bdrm 2 Bath on each side. 520 & 522 Strata in Denton. $175,000. 940-594-1218
1 ACRE LOTS FOR SALE OR LEASE FOR DOUBLE WIDES in the Ponder/Justin area. Ponder ISD. Moving Assistance Available to Qualified Home Owners. Contact Jeff 940-648-5263
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