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Still trucking at 75

Feb. 2014

Peterbilt Motors marks milestone in Denton By Jenna Duncan | Photography by David Minton

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alty Rose was hired at Peterbilt Motors Co. in Denton as a welder on the production floor in 1987. After work, he would leave his Peterbilt name badge on his shirt when he went out to dinner near his home in Gainesville so everyone could see where he worked. “I would wear it with pride,” he said. Rose, now a production manager at the local Peterbilt manufacturing plant, said workers take just as much pride today in building Peterbilt trucks, and that’s why he and so many others have stayed with the company so long. Peterbilt celebrated its 75th anniversary recently and kick off a yearlong series of events. Jan. 16 was proclaimed “Peterbilt Motors Company’s 75th Anniversary Day,” and Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs read a proclamation at a recent City Council meeting lauding the company’s numerous charitable efforts and its strong employment record. It’s the largest private employer in Denton, with more than 2,200 employees between the manufacturing plant and world headquarters, said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt’s general manager. Seventy-five years is a milestone achievement,” Siver said in an e-mailed response to questions from the Denton RecordChronicle. “There is a great deal of pride throughout our company. We celebrate not just 75 years in business, but 75 years as an industry leader.” The company has transferred all manufacturing and the company headquarters to Denton over the years, and has continued a tradition of giving back to the community, officials said. Most

recently, the company made a donation of nearly $400,000 to the United Way of Denton County, the company’s largest in five years. The company has helped coordinate drives to create holiday stockings for soldiers and has worked extensively with Carter BloodCare and the University of North Texas. We are fortunate to have a workforce that has a lot of civic pride and gives back to the community through various charitable acts,” Siver said in the e-mail. “As a company and as individuals, there is a strong focus on community service and charity. ADVANCING OVER THE YEARS When the Denton plant opened in 1980, it had just 92 PETERBILT | CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

TOP: A sign shows some hometown pride as new trucks move past near the end of the line at the Peterbilt factory on Airport Road in Denton recently. BOTTOM: The cab for a new truck is lowered onto the frame and chassis on the main assembly line at the Peterbilt factory on Airport Road in Denton recently.


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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 940-387-5031 for reservations. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 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

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

Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly chapter meeting at Boy Scouts of America headquarters at 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane in Irving. Visit http://northtx. acp-international.com/index. php/events. Tuesday, March 4, noon

February 2014 | Vol. 9, No. 12 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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On the cover: Employees of Links Construction put up the first frames of an apartment complex being built near Unicorn Lake in Denton.

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

Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Tuesday, March 11, 6 p.m.

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

Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at the Prairie House located 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. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.

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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 items and for more information, visit computer crusher.com.

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Monday, March 10, 7 p.m.

NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. Oakmont Women’s Club meets at St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. Call 940-3215599 or visit, http://oakmont womensclub.org. Tuesday, March 11, 10 a.m.

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. Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.

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 Thursday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.

Krum Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting at Northstar Bank, 1101 E. McCart St. in Krum. Call 940-482-6093. Thursday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.

Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee at Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway and at the Re/Max Lake Cities at 3960 FM2181, Suite 100 in Hickory Creek. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, March 5, 7:15 a.m. in Hickory Creek

Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St.

Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex.

Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5, 6 p.m.

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

Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at Sidewalk Bistro off Interstate 35E at 2900 Wind River Lane. For more information e-mail info@lcnetweavers.com. Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.

North Texas Society for Human Resource Management meets at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton. Cost to attend is $18 for members and first-time guests and $23 for returning non-members. Visit www.northtexasshrm.org. Thursday, Feb. 27, 11:30 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’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 9 a.m.

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. Call 940380-1849. Tuesday, March 11, 7:15 a.m.

Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Los Toreros, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Tuesday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 6, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 8 a.m.

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Economic fallacies “Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man…The art of economics consists in looking not only at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but all groups.” — Henry Hazlitt, “Economics in One Lesson”, 1946

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s we begin the seventh year of our investment partnership, we reflect on important lessons we have learned. Our engineering education and experience as management consultants prepared us well for the central task of value investing — analyzing businesses. What are a company’s assets, profit and growth potential? Is

Jonathon FITE | there a capable management team incented to reward shareholders? Is there a margin of safety in the share price? We always relish diving deeply into companies to answer these vital questions. When our partners ask us, “Has anything changed in your investing approach?” our answers often boil down to a greater emphasis on economics. Discerning readers may have noticed that many of our articles

in the last few years have been devoted to government policies, interest rates and inflation. Clear thinking about economics provides a context within which we can evaluate investing ideas. But there’s a big obstacle: modern economics has been badly discredited. For example, virtually all mainstream economists were blindsided by the financial crisis. Consider the words of Ben Bernanke, the powerful chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2005 to 2013. In July 2006, just as the housing bubble was turning into an epic bust, Bernanke confidently predicted that “house prices will continue to rise.” In January 2008 — at the onset of the worst recession in five decades — Bernanke proclaimed “the Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession.”

Seller’s disclosure of condition in residential transactions

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ith the economy beginning to pick up, new housing starts and sales of existing homes seem to be on the upswing as well. It is important to know what duties the seller has in disclosing the physical condition of a home, and to what extent a buyer may rely upon such disclosures in purchasing real property. Depending on the type of property being sold — commercial, residential, farm and ranch, unimproved, etc. — the required disclosures vary to some extent. This article will solely focus on the required disclosures involved in the sale of residential real estate. “Residential real estate” is defined as a single dwelling unit of residential real property locat-

Scott ALAGOOD | ed in Texas. Section 5.008 of the Texas Property Code governs a seller’s duty to disclose the condition of residential real estate. You may review the promulgated disclosure form on the “Contract Forms” tab of the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website found at http://www.trec.state.tx.us. The disclosures required by section 5.008, include the presence and condition of equip-

ment, fixtures and improvements, the presence or absence of working smoke detectors, defects in walls, foundations, plumbing, electrical or other major components of the property, including “structural” components, potential problems with termite damage, flooding, aluminum wiring, asbestos, or lead-based paint, whether any item, equipment, or system is in need of repair and other items affecting the property such as alterations or repairs made without permits or non-compliance with codes, deed restrictions, common areas, and lawsuits. For “lawsuits”, Section 5.008 only requires the disclosure of “pending” lawsuits at the time the disclosure is made, and does not require disclosure of previous suits which have been

Even after the crisis ended, the Fed’s army of economists never came to grips with the state of the economy, often forecasting robust growth that never materialized. In spite of its sophisticated models, modern economics failed. Fortunately, an older, classical school of economics does a much better job than modern economics. In his classic 1946 work, “Economics in One Lesson,” Henry Hazlitt provided a common-sense introduction to clear thinking about economics. He teaches us to take a broad, long-term view on the effect of economic policies. Using the principles of supply and demand, we can understand how seemingly well-intentioned policies can perversely backfire. Let’s take the minimum wage, for example. As Professor Thomas Sowell, the prominent Stanford economist, has documented, big increases in the minimum wage since the 1950s threw minority neighborhoods

into deep poverty and mass unemployment. Sure, some workers did benefit. But millions of other workers simply got priced out of the labor market and became jobless. Sowell observed this firsthand as a poor African-American teen growing up in Harlem. Looking more globally, nations with minimum wage laws almost invariably have higher rates of unemployment than nations without minimum wage laws. Politicians ought to focus on serious measures of uplifting communities through top-notch educational opportunities that make our workers globally competitive. Instead they cynically pander to the public by turning to their trusty minimum wage. Meanwhile, a shocking 47 million Americans are dependent on food stamps and mired in unemployment and poverty. Let’s consider the government’s monetary policies. Since

dismissed, settled, or completed through final judgment. Disclosure of “structural” repairs includes any repairs performed to the load-bearing portion of a residence, and includes the foundation, walls and roof. Repairs to cabinets, sinks, bathroom fixtures and drywall not caused by a failure in the structural portion of the residence are not required to be disclosed as “structural” repairs. Other areas of section 5.008 may require the disclosure of repairs for those items. A seller is not required to disclose to a potential buyer any deaths on the property that are unrelated to a physical condition associated with the property, or AIDS or HIV-related health problems of previous occupants. The seller’s disclosure notice must be completed to the best of the seller’s knowledge and belief as of the date of completion and signature. If there are items, components, or repairs which are not known by the seller on that date and time, the seller must indicate that fact. There is

no legal obligation of a seller to conduct an investigation into matters of which the seller has no knowledge nor any continuing obligation to disclose matters that are later discovered. Also, a seller’s disclosure notice is not a warranty or guarantee by the seller of the physical condition of the property or dwelling. However, particular attention should be paid to the form of the disclosure notice being used. Some residential real estate sales contracts promulgated by real estate trade associations may include disclosures which go beyond those required by section 5.008. It is important to read each form of disclosure closely and make sure that each response is true and correct at the time and date such is being made. Although not required by law, supporting documentation of any disclosed defect or repair may assist the seller in later defending against allegations of misrepresentation or deceptive

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Board ratifies three-year-terms for six individuals

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uring its regular December meeting, the Board officially ratified three-year terms for six individuals to serve as voting directors beginning April 1. One of the directors, Carolyn Corporon with Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., is an incumbent and was re-elected to the board. New voting directors include: Lee Allison, Erik Clark, RoyCulberson, Monica Glenn and Richard Wick. Lee owns Allison Engineering Group and chairs the Denton Community Development Alliance. Erik is a benefits consultant with Wellspring Insurance Agency

Chuck CARPENTER | and presently chairs the chamber’s Small Business Initiatives Committee. Roy is Dean of the Denton County campuses of North Central Texas College. The chamber has contracted with NCTC since 1987 to house a

Small Business Development Center. Monica is vice president of Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites; she currently heads the Host Coalition of the chamber’s LEAD program. Richard “Rick” Wick is general sales manager of Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Mazda, which is a long-standing host of one of the chamber’s fall membership mixers. In other Board action, Jeff King was voted chair-elect of the board for the program year beginning April 1, 2015; he will follow Larry Parker, who will serve as the chamber’s chief voluntary officer during the up-

coming 2014-15 program year. Larry and his wife Tonya coown the Denton Depot; he has served as head of the chamber’s Membership Development Division the past three years. Jeff is co-owner of Ramey King Insurance, and has served multiple years as treasurer. Both Larry and Jeff are graduates of the chamber’s Leadership Denton program. Another Leadership Denton graduate, Carrell Ann Simmons, will replace Jeff as treasurer. Carrell Ann is vice president of Meridan Bank Texas and has been an active chamber volunteer for many years, currently

co-chairing our Marketing Committee. The symbolic transition of leadership will take place during the chamber’s annual membership meeting March 27 in the Club at Apogee Stadium on the campus of the University of North Texas. Local attorney and Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs will pass the gavel to Larry, signaling the start of a new 12month program cycle. More details will be available soon. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at dcoc@dentonchamber.org.

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A frame is flipped over on a hoist so the rest of a new truck can be built on top of it at the Peterbilt factory on Airport Road in Denton recently. PETERBILT | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2

employees in the 450,000square-foot plant that still houses the manufacturing operation. Today, much has changed inside with the processes and production. Although the iconic trucks are still largely built by hand, robots were added to the assembly process in 1997. “The product has changed a lot,” said Doug VanZuiden, human resources manager. “The technology is light years ahead from where it was even 12 years ago simply because of the electrical systems, the computer systems. The things that are in the truck are way different than they were 12 years ago, but the people are the same.” The facility now completes an average of 121 trucks per day. While the plant has been up and running, the company has re-engineered the product three times in addition to making numerous production changes, said Landon Sproull, chief engineer.

“The truck itself, if you look back to 25 years ago when I first started my career, the investment was small, our production rates were small and our company profits were small,” he said. “Over these 25 years, we’ve essentially been able to grow our business to three times the size of where it was.” The company, owned by PACCAR Inc. of Bellevue, Wash., made modest gains in Denton during the 1980s, when manufacturing was split between Denton and Madison, Tenn. In 1990, the company invested an additional $1 million to expand a training facility in Denton, adding 9,800 square feet, according to Denton RecordChronicle archives. Problems arose in 1992 with the Madison plant when the workers union went on strike, which resulted in the transfer of about 275 jobs to the Denton plant. In 1993, the company moved

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McNatt dealerships sold Veteran businessman plans to rest but stay invested in Denton

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itting at his new desk nestled on the third floor of a former hospital office complex, Jim McNatt recalls washing cars and handling janitorial duties as a 12-year-old at his father’s auto dealership in Greenville. Today — 60 years later — McNatt is embarking in a new direction after selling the Jim McNatt Auto Group dealerships in Denton. The family continues its trademark business with two locations, the Luttrull-McNatt Chevrolet dealership in Sanger and the Luttrull-McNatt Buick/Chevrolet/ GMC location in Gainesville. McNatt is a partner in both, where he plans to stay active as well as work with his brother, Al McNatt, in managing real estate endeavors, including the previous campus of Denton Regional Medical Center off Interstate 35 and surrounding properties. Amid the ongoing interior renovations of his new office, the longtime automotive dealership owner said he feels both excited about the future and reflective about the years spent overseeing a company that — at its height — operated eight dealerships in the region and in Mississippi. “I’m taking a rest and am going to re-evaluate my next career,” the 72-year-old said. IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS “Our family had a strong work ethic,” he said of his father, Leon McNatt, who established the family’s Oldsmobile dealership in 1932, adding Cadillac

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and Studebaker in 1946. Over the years, other franchises — Jeep, Honda and Dodge — were added as Jim McNatt continued to work six days a week in sales and attended classes at what is now the University of North Texas. Leon McNatt Oldsmobile, Cadillac, GMC was founded in 1961 His father’s profession then became his own. “I never made a decision to follow. I just don’t think I ever took the time to opt out,” Jim McNatt recalled with a chuckle. In 1980, Al McNatt bought Banner Chevrolet in Denton. In 1983, construction was finished on the new Chevrolet dealership on Interstate 35 as well as the Jim McNatt Honda facility in Lewisville. The brothers bought Bill Utter Toyota Dodge on University Drive in 1985. MCNATT | CONTINUED ON PAGE 17

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TOP: Jim McNatt, right, applauds his dealership receiving the Toyota Signature Certification Award in June 2010. ABOVE: Tammy Motteler of Lake Dallas was the winner of the 2013 McNatt Community Support program on May 18. She chose a 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited edition from Jim McNatt Toyota.

he Florida-based company Automotive Management Services Inc. is the new owner of the Jim McNatt Auto Group’s Honda and Toyota dealerships in Denton. The dealerships are now named Honda of Denton and Toyota of Denton. Both names were registered with the county Dec. 17 by Terry Taylor, president of AMSI, and the sale was finalized Jan. 8. With the acquisition, AMSI now owns 90 dealerships in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado. The company’s headquarters are in Florida. Eddie Mihalovich, director of marketing for AMSI, said the company plans to maintain local management and employees, as Jim McNatt was mindful of his employees while navigating the sale. “It’s just going to be a bit of a different culture in the dealership, and we’ll keep it as customer-oriented as possible,” he said. Both dealerships, however, have new managers — Chris Ballard is the general manager at Honda of Denton, while Scott Fly will be the general manager at Toyota of Denton. While Mihalovich declined to say how long the sale had been in the works, he said McNatt was careful to find the right buyer before he began the sale. “One thing he did was he felt very strongly about finding the right organization to do it with,” Mihalovich said. “He didn’t want to sell to a big

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the division headquarters and all engineering activities to Denton from Newark, Calif. The move brought 225 jobs to the area and added $6 million in payroll annually. By 1995, the company had 1,500 local employees, according to the archives. Employment levels have fluctuated over the years with the market and demand, but even during lean years, Peterbilt main-

tained its integrity with its employees, VanZuiden said. When he was hired 12 years ago, he was warned that the market could change in the next six months, but the company’s reputation drew him in and he remains today. “One thing I really appreciated from Peterbilt was they were very upfront about it,” he said. LOOKING AHEAD The first robots were used in

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the assembly process in 1997 to apply glue to portions of the cab, Sproull said. Now, robots completely assemble the cab of the latest truck model and paint it, Rose said. “The main assembly chain and everything hasn’t changed, but just about everything else around it has, from the product to the way we deliver the materials to the line, to doing things that make the plant safer and quieter,” VanZuiden said.

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Even with growth and production changes, the culture and mindset of the company and employees have stayed the same, Rose said. “I think we’ve been able to grow but been able to maintain the tight family that we have,” he said, noting he has seen his coworkers’ families grow up and start families of their own. “The general culture has stayed very much the same,” Sproull said. “We are focused on produc-

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tivity improvement and providing the best quality product for our customers.” Quality remains at the forefront, VanZuiden said. “One thing PACCAR is big on, we’re always investing back into our business to make it better and better,” he said. “Better safety, better quality and a better investment in the products.” JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889.

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Fans head to Dallas for UNT vs. UNLV game A wave of green headed south to Dallas last month, as the University of North Texas Mean Green football team and thousands of fans flocked to the Cotton Bowl to see UNT play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. UNT made its first appearance in a bowl game since 2004, facing the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The game kicked off at 11 a.m. New Year’s Day and was televised on ESPNU. There were specials all along the way to the game — and back in Denton afterward — for those who were willing to turn out in green gear and spend a few, well, greenbacks. The A-train offered a free trip to Dallas, via Dallas Area Rapid Transit. On the way to the game, fans could pick up buy-one, getone-free breakfast tacos at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Industrial Street for pregame fuel. Fuzzy’s also had drink specials throughout the day for those who stuck around to watch the game or came by afterward, co-owner Mel Knight said. Those who started the day in Dallas could attend the Mean Green Tailgate from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park. Those who hadn’t purchased tickets could pay $15 cash when they arrived to see the Green Brigade marching band, UNT cheerleaders, UNT dancers and the mascot Scrappy. More breakfast tacos were available at the tailgating party, as each ticket came with two tacos and a sausage wrap with Mean Green chili stew. Jan. 2

UNT fans celebrate bowl game victory The aroma of smoked brisket wafted through the air as giant Texas flags took on a familiar shade of green New Year’s Day in the parking lots at the Cotton

Bowl, where the University of North Texas faced the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Tailgating is something many feel is a football tradition, and the celebrations — some starting hours before the 11 a.m. kickoff — were just the beginning of a long round of festivities after UNT became bowl champions with a win over UNLV 36-14. Greg Price and his wife, Julie, spent the night at the Omni Dallas Hotel with their two daughters to ensure they had a nice spot for pre-game activities where an estimated 20 former UNT football players passed through. Price, who played for UNT in 1993 and 1994, said the Heart of Dallas Bowl was his fifth bowl game. He attended all four New Orleans bowls in which his alma mater played from 2001-04. “I’m just excited to be here,” said Price, head football coach of Liberty Christian School. Jan. 4

Storage buildings razed for more parking More parking spaces are on their way for the Joseph A. Carroll Building in Denton. Two buildings that sat adjacent to the courts building were recently demolished because of their age and condition, and their resting place paved over and used for parking in the 400 block of West Hickory Street. One, a double-wide trailer, had been used as the law library for the courts when they occupied the Carroll Building, and then for general storage by the Denton County Elections Administration and other departments. The smaller storage building was used for records, officials said. “Those buildings were just getting old and needed a lot of work,” said Danny Brumley, Denton County’s director of public facilities. Beth Fleming, | CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 BS


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the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve slammed interest rates down to zero and printed trillions of dollars into the financial system. This flood of easy money has nursed the U.S. banking system (and Wall Street bonuses) back to health. Central bankers and government officials congratulate themselves for rescuing the world from another Great Depression. Some politicians even misleadingly claim that the U.S. made a profit on the bailouts by conveniently understating the full costs. But think beyond the obvious, and you will understand who really paid the terrible price: prudent savers. By artificially suppressing interest rates to ridiculously low levels, the Fed has deprived savers of fair returns on their bank deposits and bond holdings. As a result, millions of Americans, who worked hard to build up their nest eggs, were forced to postpone their retirement. Pension plans have become insolvent. Yet these long-suffering savers, whose sacrifices truly rescued the global economy, are never mentioned by politicians.

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trade practices. Also, unless the real estate agent or broker has actual knowledge of a misrepresentation contained in the seller’s disclosure notice and fails to bring such to the attention of the buyer or the buyer’s agent, a seller’s real estate agent or broker is not legally responsible for any misrepresentations made by the seller in its disclosure notice. Certain types of residential real estate sales transactions are exempted from providing a disclosure notice. These include court-ordered sales, transfers by a bankruptcy trustee, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure sales, sales by a fiduciary or administrator of a decedent’s estate, guardianship, conservatorship

But affluent savers can at least take measures to protect themselves from these inflationary policies by allocating their assets into higher-quality stocks and real estate. Such assets tend to keep pace with price increases. Sadly, the government’s inflationary policies will end up hurting those who can afford it least: the poor and retirees dependent on fixed incomes. Protecting our Partners in this ongoing “War on Savers� is our most important goal. We’ll do this through applying our value investing approach the best we can. And by thinking clearly about economics and steering clear of its terrible fallacies. JONATHON FITE is a managing partner of KMF Investments, a Texas-based hedge fund, and 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 Jonathon. Fite@KMFInvestments.com.

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New year brings new developments By Jenna Duncan

It’s a new year and new construction is underway throughout the county to accommodate North Texas’ growth. Existing developments in Denton are expanding, and more are expected to start construction or open up soon, from shopping centers to residential communities to mixed-use properties. The mixed-use properties, like the existing Unicorn Lake area, are where the Denton market is headed, said Erica Sullivan, an economic development analyst for the city. “In a mixed-use development, you’re able to fit a lot in a small

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Construction has begun recently on Urban Square, an apartment complex being built near Unicorn Lake and the Cinemark Theatre in Denton. footprint, and it’s smart growth to develop work, living and play into the same development,” she said. “They’ve been around for a long time, but are more popular now

with the financial state of the economy.” UNICORN LAKE Though the Unicorn Lake

development was opened in 2010, it is about to see a surge in growth. In a joint project by Links Construction and The Martino

Group, a new high-end apartment complex called Urban Square will bring 205 units to the area, increasing foot traffic significantly. The first phase of 121 apartments will be completed this summer. “Once you get home, everything you need is right there, and we just felt that that was the component that Unicorn Lake was missing — housing,” Lee Ramsey, co-owner of Links Construction and The Martino Group said. “I think once you put that synergy in that area, I think it will really give the meat of what that area needed.” The complex is similar to the feel you find in Dallas, said Brandon Martino, the other coowner of the companies. The units feature wood floors, granite countertops, high-end appliances and washers and dryers already installed. There are one, two and three bedroom units available, ranging from 650 square feet to 1500 square feet. Rent will run from $850 to $1,700 a month depending on the size of the unit.


13 “Our goal is not necessarily to have another student housing project, but to have something for young professionals – that’s the target market we’re going after,” he said. The development currently has a Cinemark Movie Theater, restaurants and shopping options, though some local restaurants that signed on early with the development have since closed. The area saw a boost in sales tax revenue from the Chuy’s Mexican restaurant in 2011, Sullivan said, but since then there have been no major additions. A second large restaurant is in preliminary stages to open in Unicorn Lake — BJ’s Brewhouse. The area for the site is already fenced off, and the company is currently obtaining the proper permits to begin construction. Additionally, a father and son duo recently leased property to open Rising Sun Café in the space once occupied by Café Du Luxe, property owner and former Café Du Luxe owner David Carles said. Currently, the building is undergoing renovations, and is expected to open in about three months, Carles said. H SQUARED Links Construction and The Martino Group are also behind another real estate venture in Denton, the H Squared apartments at 321 W. Hickory St. The complex will also be high-end and target young professionals, Ramsey said. H Squared will be four stories high, with the ground floor featuring 6,000 square feet of retail and office space. The top three floors will have 44 apartments that are one and two bedrooms ranging from 600 to 1,300 square feet. They are just now starting to respond to requests for the space, but noted that restaurants seem particularly interested in the project. Ramsey is aiming to have the project open by late summer. RAYZOR RANCH While there are still no signs of a construction start on the

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Rayzor Ranch Town Center, the Rayzor Ranch Marketplace is continuing to expand. In addition to the stores set to open in the coming months that are already built — Ross, Salons by JC and Colorful Hearing — Boot Barn is under construction. The 14,000 square foot store is set to open this year. No official announcements have been made, but a Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, a fast food restaurant specializing in chicken fingers, is set to join Rayzor Ranch as well. Job openings are posted online, but there are not yet signs of construction. TEASLEY SOUTH Verus Real Estate Advisors are working to create a restaurant and retail complex at 5000 Teasley Lane, across from Kroger and just north of Guyer High School. The site is 51,000 square feet, and will open this summer, Sullivan said. According to the property’s website, two of the five suites are already leased out to Anytime Fitness and Luxor Nail Salon. One more interior suite is available, and the two ends are both available with drive thru windows included in the design.

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TOP: Employees of Links Construction break ground on an apartment complex being built near Unicorn Lake in Denton. BOTTOM: Dan Sullivan, assistant superintendent of the housing project for Links Construction, delivers materials for the apartment complex being built near Unicorn Lake in Denton. The remaining suites are leasing for $25 per square foot, with a 1,500 square foot minimum. UNION PARK Developer Hillwood Communities is set to start con-

struction this spring on Union Park, a residential community in Little Elm. The project, located off of U.S. Highway 380, is nearly 800 acres and will include 2,400 new homes and a 30-acre park.

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were fortunate to find a wellpositioned tract of land. “That market is very tight,” he said. “We are light in supply and there is a big demand right now.” Balda said the first homebuilding sites in Union Park should be ready by the end of this year, which will allow builders to have sales in the spring 2015 market. The homes will start at about $200,000 and go to about $350,000. SHERMAN CROSSING On the southwest corner of Loop 288 and Sherman Drive, Randall D. Smith Real Estate is planning to begin construction on an 85-acre-mixed-use project. The land will be divided almost in half to divide commercial uses and neighborhood/residential, according to the real

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estate office’s website. The portions of the lot that are directly on Sherman Drive and Loop 288 are zoned for commercial space, with suites ranging from one acre to 10.8 acres, according to a mark up of the property. There is also a fiveacre park section that divides the housing development from the retail suites on Sherman Drive.

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GARDENS OF DENTON A permit was issued to Achieve Real Estate in July for the Gardens of Denton at Loop 288 and Locust Street, Sullivan said. The development will have 17 acres of retail space and a 192unit apartment complex, though there are no tenants yet for the property. JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan. BS

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county director of purchasing, said the buildings were installed about 20 years ago. She said county officials attempted to sell the buildings as they were, to no avail. “It was too expensive to have someone move them, that’s what the bidders told us,” Fleming said. The long-term fate of the Carroll Building is still under discussion, Brumley said. Jan. 5

Agents: Low inventory driving up home prices The housing market in Denton County is booming as builders work to keep up with demand and single-family homes sell quickly. The inventory of available homes is at an historic low and prices are still high in the Denton County real estate market, making it the optimal time

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to sell a house, local real estate agents said. According to data for the county from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the number of months of inventory for November was down to 1.9 — a record low for the statistic, which estimates how long it would take to sell all available properties. Since the center began tracking Denton County data in 1998, the figure has never fallen below 2. “There is an all-time low of homes on the market, so this is what they call a serious seller’s market right now. It is all about the sellers,” said Brad McKissack, owner of McKissack Realty Group in Denton. The market began picking up in 2012, McKissack said. November 2012 was the first time for the number of months of inventory to fall below 3, and it has continued to stay below 3 since then. The North Texas real estate

market has always been strong, but there has been noticeably strong improvement since 2011, said real estate agent Karen Walls, president of the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors. Jan. 8

City OKs addition of red-light cameras Denton planned to have 15 operating red-light cameras at the beginning of last month. In June of last year, the Denton City Council approved six additional cameras in four locations and extended through 2019 the city’s contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, the company that maintains the police department’s systems. Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the new cameras have been going up for the past two months and the last would be installed at the beginning of last month.

He said the new camera locations are: southbound Fort Worth Drive at Interstate 35E frontage road; northbound at Loop 288 and Spencer Road; eastbound and westbound at Lillian Miller Parkway/ Loop 288 and I-35E frontage road; and eastbound and westbound University Drive/U.S. Highway 380 and the I-35 frontage road. Jan. 9

Las Vegas mayor makes good on bowl game bet The mayor of Las Vegas made good on a bet over the Heart of Dallas Bowl game, wearing a University of North Texas T-shirt during the city’s regular meeting last month. Mayor Carolyn Goodman came down from the dais to explain her unusual attire to officials and residents attending the meeting, which included an employee of the year award and a short discussion of human trafficking prevention efforts

along with regular city business. Goodman said the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Rebels’ 36-14 loss to the Mean Green also cost her $100, having made a side bet with Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs over the game. The money went to support UNT athletics. Goodman told the crowd she was embarrassed to be wearing the shirt. “I spilled coffee all the way down and you can’t see any spots,” Goodman said. “There’s something going on in Denton, Texas.” In her brief remarks, Goodman complimented the growth of the UNLV football program, saying the team has really come along. She also mentioned the departure of the university’s president, Neal Smatresk, a Texas native, who became president of UNT on Feb. 3.

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In 1987, construction was finished on the new Jim McNatt Acura in Jackson, Miss., three years before Jim McNatt Mazda was founded in the same city. In 1988, the brothers bought Hilz Chevrolet in Sanger. A new Jim McNatt Honda opened in 1989 in DeSoto. In 2003, Jim McNatt Toyota Dodge relocated to I-35E, while Jim McNatt Honda relocated next door in 2007. And in 2009, Jim McNatt bought Brown Chevrolet, Buick and GMC in Gainesville. “I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished,” he said of the company. “We tried to do it in an honest and upright fashion.” GIVING BACK Jim McNatt believes in giving back to the community. After all, he’s made it a tradition, from supporting the local North Texas Fair and Rodeo to making a $500,000 donation to the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation to name a new animal shelter after his wife, Linda,

as a surprise anniversary gift. In recent years, the Jim McNatt Auto Group has been helping schools in Denton, Wise, Montague and Cooke counties with fundraisers by allowing students and parents to sell tickets for the chance to win a new vehicle. The winner then gets the vehicle with McNatt picking up tax, title and licensing costs. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised through the ticket sales, McNatt said, and the program will be continued at least for the current school year. With the theme of giving back in mind, McNatt also wanted to remind people to shop locally. “We need to encourage our people to shop in Denton,” he said. “They’ve got to know the sales tax dollars pay for parks and roads.” The sales tax for an automobile can range from 6 percent to 7 percent, which can do a lot, McNatt said. “Denton needs that money; Denton needs their support,” he said.

CHOOSING TO SELL McNatt listed several reasons for selling the Denton location situated off I-35E: a seller’s market, impending interstate construction, his age and time for a change. The change included losing a longtime business associate who passed away, he said. The loss was felt across the company, and left McNatt to begin reflecting on his own future. There also wasn’t another generation ready and willing to follow his and his father’s footsteps — footsteps that he’d been following since his teenage years, learning the business from his father before launching out on his own. At the same time, McNatt said he knew that, eventually, construction on I-35E could affect the business — a fact of which he says the new owner is also aware. I-35E is slated for expansion in Denton County with construction for the foreseeable future. And, as with any business, automotive dealerships have business cycles — periods when

sales and inventory are down and periods when both are up. The current business cycle for dealerships, particularly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Denton County, is on the upswing. In fact, sales have been very strong and the inventory the largest it has ever been, he said. It was either get bigger or get out, McNatt said. Time has also brought a lot of changes to the industry with cars operating on built-in computers and a growing number of auto sales now being made online, he said. And as the years passed, as more women bought automobiles, he hired more female sales and service personnel. The growing population in Denton County also boosted automotive sales, he said, prompting him to acquire neighboring properties to hold his inventory — even if he had to rent the space. Once the decision to sell was made, McNatt said he looked for a buyer who followed his same principles. “I talked to a lot of people,” he

said. “I was looking for a success story with non-Wall Street money and that had a good reputation with its people. He eventually found the right one, but selling was and is still hard. “For the first time in 53 years, there’s not a shingle [with the McNatt family name] hanging in Denton,” he said.

zones to make the area more marketable, city planning and development director Fred Gibbs said. “It’s a pretty common thing that happens as developers anticipate an area to grow,” he said. One of the most recent projects that was brought before the council included a development known as the Teasley Crossing Addition, located in the southwestern section of the city on property owned by Stacy Standridge. The development is expected to jump-start business development within the corridor by using a grocery store as the anchor. Teasley Crossing could also include a gas station and car wash, but many details about the development weren’t avail-

able because discussions about how to move forward are still taking place. “It’s still too early to tell what the developer is looking to do,” Gibbs said. “Everyone is waiting on [the Texas Department of Transportation.]” Officials say there’s not a set timeline for the project’s completion, but City Manager Rick Chaffin said he believes the developers are shooting to have the project completed alongside the FM2499 extension project.

SAYING GOODBYE BUT NOT FOR GOOD It hasn’t been easy to let go of day-to-day involvement in the automotive dealerships, McNatt said. “For 53 years, I got up and put on a coat and tie,” he said, having donned more casual attire during a recent interview. But after a bit of a respite, expect to see McNatt back parttime in the auto dealership businesses in Sanger and Gainesville as well as in real estate ventures. “With the real estate business, I will continue to invest in Denton,” he said. DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879 and via Twitter at @DawnCobbDRC.

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City seeks input on bond election projects Residents had a chance to weigh in public projects that could be part of a Denton bond election planned for November. A citizen committee hosted a series of meetings from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1 to hear what residents had to say about projects that have already been proposed, as well as any proposals of their own. The City Council reviewed a list of projects recommended by the city staff prior to appointing the 51-member bond committee. The council charged the committee with coming up with a list of community priorities for a six-year bond program, which

could reach $50 million or more. In appointing the committee, the council asked that the priorities begin with several key projects from the staff’s recommendations, including street reconstruction. Some residents have already submitted suggestions of other public projects for the committee to consider, including a pedestrian plaza for Walnut Street, ice storm preparedness and a permanent facility for the community market. Residents could review materials — including the meeting schedule, the committee list and projects already proposed, on the city’s website. Those who could not attend the meetings were welcome to e-mail or phone in their comments and suggestions, officials said.

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Developers target Corinth for new projects Commercial developers in Corinth appear to be making strides to bring new developments into the city limits, but officials say it’s probable construction on the developments won’t begin until scheduled roadway projects are completed. City officials are anticipating the expansion and extension of two major roadways, FM2181 and FM2499, which will coincide with the expansion of Interstate 35E. Once construction is complete, officials hope it will create an attractive commercial corridor that will lure developers. Recently, developers within Corinth have requested zoning changes to various commercial

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Transportation Authority has launched a yearlong marketing campaign to encourage motorists to get out of their cars and ride the A-train. The campaign will include billboards along the I-35E corridor, print ads, social media marketing, placards at gas stations and information on DCTA’s website at www.dcta.net. The agency is looking to increase A-train ridership by 10 percent over last year by offering the commuter line as the best alternative to avoid the heavy traffic that will come with 35Express, the expansion of I35E. “We are excited to launch our new campaign,” said Jim Cline, DCTA president. “DCTA is a leader in advancing public transportation alternatives, and with the upcoming I-35E construction, we wanted to inform commuters that the A-train is a viable option to help them avoid traffic and enjoy a hassle-free commute while traveling along the I-35E corridor.” Officials estimate they can reach as many as 1.1 million people at gas stations and 960,000 through billboards per week. DCTA has more than 2,200 “likes” on the agency Facebook page and more than 2,000 followers on Twitter. The $90,000 project will be DCTA’s main marketing campaign for the year. Jan. 17

Regents bid farewell to outgoing UNT president A line of faculty, staff, students and community members waited patiently at the Gateway Center Ballroom last month to greet former University of North Texas President Lane Rawlins and his wife, Mary Jo. More than 200 people turned out for a farewell ceremony for the outgoing president, which quickly followed his final Board of Regents meeting as president.

The reception was not a final goodbye, however, as Rawlins was named president emeritus of the university by regents at the meeting. Regents also voted to name the proposed new honors residence hall as V. Lane Rawlins Hall and honored him with a resolution of his accomplishments. He was briefly recognized after the regents voted to approve the motion containing the three actions, to a round of applause. “You’ve caught me in a very unusual position,” Rawlins said. “I am speechless.” The board meeting was the last for Rawlins, whose last day as president was Jan. 31. He then transitioned into the role of president emeritus Feb. 3, an unpaid position that allows him to provide guidance to university officials, help ease the transition to the incoming president and serve as an ambassador for the university. “It’s been a long time since this institution named a president emeritus, which you can view as symbolic, but I’ll tell you, on an operational level, one that recognizes his continuity, stability, confidence in your direction... it says something about the future of the institution,” Chancellor Lee Jackson said at the reception. “It was a significant action by the board.” Board of Regents Chairman Brint Ryan said the board’s decision to make Rawlins president emeritus was easy because he and others feel he has brought stability to the campus and powerful leadership. Jan. 18

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Vital Statistics LIENS

MIXED BEVERAGE TAX

The following liens were posted in January at the Denton County Clerk’s office.

The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for January. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax.

STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS ANL Collision Center Inc., 2401 Worthington Drive, Suite 133, Denton Camoliner Inc., 2321 N. Masch Branch Road, Suite 344, Denton HMS Art and Frame Shop Inc., 1107 Panhandle St., Denton Marrs Inc., 709 S. Elm St., Denton VRG, 109 S. Woodrow Lane, Suite 700, Denton

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AMOUNT

REC. DATE

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

$882.21 $1,420.49 $7,118.66 $1,270.02 $4,445.44

01/16/2014 01/16/2014 01/16/2014 01/21/2014 01/03/2014

RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Connected Infrastructure LLC, 13831 Alexander Road, Pilot Point GRO PRO Horticulture Services Inc., 8474 Rector Road, Sanger North Texas Star Inc., 6603 Smoketree Trail, Denton Strategic Dental Management of El Paso LLC, 3600 E. McKinney St. Suite 100, Denton

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

AMOUNT $2,460.72 $1,254.20 $109,668.40 $25,545.72

REC. DATE 01/31/2014 01/23/2014 01/16/2014 01/23/2014

TYPE 940, 941 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 1120 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 940, 941 1040 1040 940, 941 941, 990 1040 1040 Joe Wright and Associates

AMOUNT $62,910.53 $42,548.48 13541.27 $111,827.78 $22,954.08 $177,469.72 $3,123.50 $32,170.91 $14,544.20 $139,196.49 $5,494.99 $14,896.57 $54,764.94 $4,990.65 $29,764.84 $19,845.88 $34,065.04 $118,977.52 $6,164.04 $6,094.65 $25,225.05 $59,400.00

REC. DATE 01/15/2014 01/31/2014 01/08/2014 01/07/2014 01/08/2014 01/14/2014 01/07/2014 01/07/2014 01/16/2014 01/15/2014 01/15/2014 01/14/2014 01/07/2014 01/31/2014 01/16/2014 01/16/2014 01/14/2014 01/31/2014 01/08/2014 01/14/2014 01/31/2014 01/22/2014

TYPE 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040

AMOUNT $61,682.16 $20,182.73 $20,093.68 $53,782.59 $66,213.04

REC. DATE 01/06/2014 01/15/2014 01/06/2014 01/07/2014 01/15/2014

CONTRACTOR Truth Construction LLC Moore's Home Remodeling Noble Classic Homes Allgood Building and Remodeling LLC Christopher Grace Custom Homes LLC Absolute Pools JEM Builders Inc. Envisage Development Group LLC Rafter W. Construction Mark Pethtel Construction Outdoor Living Pool & Patio

AMOUNT $272,000.00 $17,000.00 $398,650.00 $179,410.00 $334,617.08 $95,000.00 $99,400.00 $341,379.00 $46,503.70 $26,886.00 $74,000.00

REC. DATE 01/29/2014 01/31/2014 01/02/2014 01/06/2014 01/10/2014 01/06/2014 01/14/2014 01/31/2014 01/27/2014 01/27/2014 01/09/2014

119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $7,346.36 1512 Club, 1512 W. Hickory St., Denton, $2,628.36 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation Pilot Point, $2,624.58 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $12,372.50 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $1,907.36 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $8,328.46 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, $4,473.84 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Adminstration St., Hubbard, Denton, $0 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth,

FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Andrew M. Lloyd, 109 S. Woodrow Lane, Suite 300, Denton Danny B. and Karen B. Matthews, 2307 Birchbrook Court, Apt. 101, Denton David F. Rill, 910 Lynhurst Lane, 1040 Douglas J. Dimarzio, 3939 Tealey Lane, Lot 256, Denton Firstcare Medical Center, 400 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 2000, Denton Hiram Belding, 8805 Crestview Drive, Denton Janice M. Wylie, 2212 Fort Worth Drive, Trailer 92, Denton Jared R. Pierson, 5139 Setlers Creek Road, Denton Jerry Cobb Attorney At Law, 121 W. Hickory St., Denton Jose Cardenas, 2611 Bolivar St., Denton Jose J. and Diana Cardenas Senior, 2611 Bolivar St., Denton Kelly L. Bell, 1808 Emery St., Denton Linda L. Rider, 913 Jeffrey Drive, Denton Marietta Teague, 2501 N. Bell Ave., Apt. 102, Denton Megs Discount Pharmacy LLC Michael aR and Jenifer A. Werfel, 2804 Mistywood Lane, Denton Nathan Rappaport, 2800 Fort Worth Drive, Trailer 7, Denton Nightclub Operators Corporation, 125 Avenue A, Denton Opening Doors International Serices Inc., 2200 N. Bell Ave., Denton Wendell R. Stewart, 68 Silverdome Park, Denton William D. Haley, 822 Dnton St., Denton William and Debra K. Schweikert, 7508 Stallion St., Denton

RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Donald E. Beebe, 612 Westway St., Denton Jose G. Salazar, 1309 Paisley St., Denton Michael A. Johnson, 3939 Teasley Lane, No. 317, Denton Randy S. and Vicki L. Brooks, 1504 E. McKinney St., Suite 400, Denton Wallace D. Roberts, 8703 Massey Road, Pilot Point

$3,793.86 B.P.O.E. Denton No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,317.82 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $501.06 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I-35E, Denton, $200.48 Boomerjack Wings No. 8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $1,482.74 Bosses Pizza & Sandwiches, 420 McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $173.18 Bosses Pizza & Sandwiches, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $144.62 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $2,051.42

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SALES TAX The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptroller’s Office for January. 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 Daniel Bennettdan, My Handyman, 105 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas Guadalupe Garcia Hernandez, El Buen Sazon Catering, 5311 Kings Manor Drive, Lake Dallas Kanha Investments LP., Subway No. 60226, 102 E. Hundley Drive, Suite 108, Lake Dallas Ronald W. Billingsley & Paul G. Wright, Trans Texas Multigraphx, 500 Waters Edge Drive, Apt. 228, Lake Dallas

Dong-Jin Na, Mp Plus Enterprises, 2587 FM423, Suite 150, Little Elm Justin Jafol Crawford, The Admirals Club, 1449 Waterford Drive, Little Elm Nicole Bell Johnson, Shear Essence Styling Salon, 1000 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 170, Little Elm Richard L. Gammill, Learning Through Discovery, 2050 FM423, Apt. 1507, Little Elm Sgt. Solid Gold Of Texas Inc., Sgt. Solid Gold Of Texas Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 205, Little Elm

75068

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Vital Statistics BUILDING PERMITS The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in January. 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 Aerospace Instrument, 5040 Warbird Drive No. 2 Asel Art Supply Inc., 1053 S. Avenue C Bernardo Berger, 726 Fort Worth Drive Five Nine Seven Limited, 2921 W. Country Club Road No. 102 Kelsoe Oil Co., 915 Fort Worth Drive Maxwell Hammer 1621 W. Oak St., Building No. 1 1621 W. Oak St., Building No. 2 Sykes-Vaughan Investments, 4849 Spartan Drive COMMERCIAL ALTERATION American Hospice, 529 N. Locust St. Cyrstal Stone LLC, 210 S. Locust St. Denton Funeral Home, 120 S. Carroll Blvd. Elite MFG, 5070 Dakota Lane HDB Holdings, 520 N. Loop 288 James St. Peter, 235 W. Hickory St. Seoul Wings and Beer, 1115 W. Hickory St. No. 101 Sharp Family Services, 121 N. Woodrow Lane, No. 105 Sushi Café, 1115 W. Hickory St. No. 100 COMMERCIAL Classic Preowned Cars, 4991 S. I-35E Roy’s Wash and Dry No. 4, 304 N. Wood St.

The Flats Building, 321 W. Hickory St. RESIDENTIAL Beazer Homes 3436 Tuscan Hills Circle 7349 Desert Willow Drive 2917 Bella Lago Drive Bloomfield Homes LP 5800 Brookside Drive 5736 Brookside Drive Curtis and Susan Berry, 1055 S. Trinity Road DR Horton 3017 Buckthorn Lane 3317 Estacado Drive First Texas Homes 6604 Edwards Road Forestar Real Estate Group 6512 Edwards Road 7353 Desert Willow Drive 3321 Glen Crest Lane

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Vital Statistics SALES TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Zy Cuts LLC, Fantastic Sams2701 Little Elm Parkway, Suite 110, Little Elm Zy Cuts LLC, Zy Cuts LLC, 2701 Little Elm Parkway, Suite 110, Little Elm 76201 Anai B. Ramos, Rossy's Beauty Lounge, 415 S. Elm St., Suite 102, Denton Caleb Adams Springer, Springer Lawn Care, 713 Crescent St., Denton CDST Inc., Toms Daiquiri Place, 1212 W. Mulberry St., Denton Charles P. Swanson, Charles Swanson, 208 W. Collins St., Denton Cliff L. Trice Lost and Found Wireless, 1201 Stanley St., Denton Ericss LLC, Pro Super Lube, 421 Eagle Drive, Denton Fry Street Public House Club, Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton LMMM Dallas No. 1 Limited, LMMM Dallas 1 Limited, 2006 W. University Drive, Denton Petco Animal Supplies Stores Inc., Petco Animal Supplies Stores Inc., 2640 W. University Drive, Suite 1280, Denton Thai Square LLC, Thai Square LLC, 209 W. Hickory St. Suite 104, Denton Turaj Raietparvar, Campus Pub, 105 Ave. A, Denton Twin Vapor Enterprises LLC, Pantheon Vape Lab, 118 E McKinney St., Denton Wilson Entertainment Group LLC, Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton 76205 Hal Brent, Hampton Royal Supply, 2436 S. I-35E, Suite 376-192, Denton Mahanuz Islam Rex Fashions, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton Ninfa Yadira Cortes, Home Klean Home Housekeeping Services, 2212 Fort Worth Drive, Trailer 60, Denton Petco Animal Supplies Stores Inc., Petco Animal Supplies Stores Inc., 2307 S. I-35E, Denton Roxayne H. Strong, Interior Design Consultants, 1913 Hollyhill Lane, Denton Texas Energy Enterprises LLC, Texas Energy Enterprises LLC, 1501 S. Loop 288, Suite 104, Denton TMX Finance of Texas Inc., TMX Finance of Denton, 1501 N. I-35E, Denton Two Shorkies LLC, Two Shorkies LLC, 402 Dallas Drive, Denton Xtreme Upholstery LLC, Xtreme Upholstery, 709 Dallas Drive, Denton

76207 Carolyn V. Detjen, Lighthouse Glassworks, 9616 Ravenwood Drive, Denton Christopher A. Griffith, Dunrite Traders, 3501 Chapel Hill Lane, Denton Deborah Johnston, Deborah A. Johnston, 10004 Crestridge Drive, Denton Tony Charles Hager, United Racing Tech, 2106 Glen Garden St., Denton 76208 Bayshore Home Sales Inc., Bayshore Home Sales Inc., 2601 S. Mayhill Road, Trailer 168, Denton Brook Allison Havard, Brook A. Havard, 4620 Fox Sledge Lane, Denton Telicifer R. Moore, Quadz 'Think Inside The Box', 5408 Soledad Drive, Denton Douglas Lynn Barber, Doug's Metal Detectors, 135 Chaparral, Shady Shores 76209 Billy Fugitt & Tommy Fugitt, George W. Fugitt Tree Surgery, 1429 Pickwick Lane, Denton Colter G. Souser, Souser Optics, 910 Bayfield Drive, Denton Doyle L. Taliaferro and Robert A. Mcintyre, A Smart Pest Control, 2920 Bristol St., Denton Erika Anna Persson, Aligned Super Foods, 400 Conditt Circle, Denton Jeffrey David Ford, Texas Track Car, 2701 Mercer Way, Denton Sonic Drive-In Denton LLC, Sonic Drive-In, Loop 288, Denton 76210 Erin M. Matheny, Little Bit of Scent, 3312 Peakview Drive, Corinth Jane Vaughan, Jane Vaughan, 3214 Fairview Drive, Corinth Wilpwr Rides LLC, American Eagle Harley-Davidson, 5920 S. I-35E, Corinth Xiaohe Zheng, Xiaohe Zheng, 1514 Ash Lane, Corinth Roxanne Rios, Ekbellatrix Illustration Studio, 2411 S. I-35E, Apt. 1615, Denton Shannon Nichole Stiltz, Queen Penguin Productions, 6212 Thoroughbred Trail, Denton Tommy Don White Sr., White Pest Control Services, 3009 Montebello Drive, Denton Velocity Physical Therapy LLC, Velocity Physical Therapy LLC, 3201 Teasley Lane, Suite 201, Denton 76226 Kristi Dewall, Kristi's Printing, 750 Badminton Drive, Bartonville

MIXED BEVERAGE TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $8,143.66 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $202.58 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $1,473.64 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,009.34 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $3,413.90 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35, Denton, $3,760.12 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $373.80 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton, $101.22 Chuy's, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $11,375.28 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $9,279.34 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $482.72 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $1,235.36 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $834.12 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $0 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $4,319.98 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $3,306.94 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $2,884.56 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $3,519.32 East Side Social Club, 117 E. Oak St., Denton, $13,593.58 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,649.48 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $2,170.28 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $3,128.02 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $3,748.50 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $9,217.88

Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $7,004.34 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $0 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $11,286.10 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $1,760.36 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,525.44 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $288.40 Good Eats No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton $0 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $9,303.00 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,161.50 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $635.46 Hnclionsden Private Club Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $3,500.00 Hnclionsden Private Club Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $500.92 Hnclionsden Private Club Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $601.44 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $431.90 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $9,987.74 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $8,543.92 Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $1,126.44 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $9,357.88 J. R. Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $4,801.58 J. R. Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $4,719.40 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,347.82 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380 E, Little Elm, $1,591.38 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $1,669.92 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $519.40

Lori Van Alstine, Southern Rustica, 555 Seals Road, Bartonville OXXO Marketing Co., OXXO Stop, 321 Highway 377S, Argyle PTS Sports Apparel LLC, PTS Sports Apparel, 129 Crooked Cove, Argyle 76227 Defender Outdoors LLC, Defender Outdoors LLC, 14535 Aubrey Industrial Park, Aubrey Texas Portable Restrooms LLC, Texas Portable Restrooms LLC, 2781 FM 2931 Unit B, Aubrey 76234 Angela F. Hays, Flawless Lines Salon, 107 S. Trinity St., Decatur Covenant Security Services LLC, Covenant Security Services LLC, 337 County Road 2320, Decatur Jennifer K. Smurthwaite, Memory Lane Mercantile. 108 N.Trinity St., Decatur Lynnwood Fine Art and Photography Inc., Lynnwood Fine Art and Photography Inc., 1702 Private Road 4011 Decatur 76249 Community Ice Vending LLC, Community Ice Vending, 100 Jackson St., Krum Julie Rene Reynolds, Crafty Chattels, 315 Saddlebrook Drive, Krum 76258 Connected Infrastructure LLC, Connected Infrastructure, 13831 Alexander Road, Pilot Point Design X2 LLC, Design X2 LLC, 9645 Oak Meadow Lane, Pilot Point Legends Legends, Sports Bar, 1313 N. Highway 377, Pilot Point Micha Limsuzy, Mart, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1500, Pilot Point 76259 Jose A. Padilla, K. & J. Custom Cabinet Shop. 17555 US Highway 380W, Ponder Kristie R. Piper, Paisley Pig Boutique, 129 Petes Lane, Ponder Samantha A. Webb, BJ's Lawn Mower Repair, 4125 Seaborn Circle, Ponder 76266 Dana Shawn Venable, Sew Darn Cute, 900 Marshall St., Sanger Gro Pro Horticulture Services Inc., Gro Pro Horticulture Services Inc., 8474 Rector Road, Sanger Jeanie C. Pryor, Paint'd Pretties, 503 N. 5th St. Sanger Laura Faith Gilmore, Gilmore Photography, 7230 Millcreek Court, Sanger Terry Allen, Terry's, 111 Prairie Drive, Sanger

Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $486.08 La Casa Velez, 2831 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $1,287.58 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, I820 S. I-35 E., Unit 1, Denton, $2,445.80 Lake Cities Post No. 88 America, 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $2,790.48 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $5,180.14 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $1,755.32 Last Drop Taverns, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton, $2,237.76 Last Drop Taverns, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton, $1,680.00 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $7,718.48 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $893.90 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $176.82 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $284.48 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $16,363.62 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $2,292.50 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton, $3,630.62 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $326.48 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $218.40 Mi Sueno Club, 2648 FM407E, Suite 150, Bartonville, $2,460.78 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex Café, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $941.22 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $912.10 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $1,733.20 Mulberry Street Cantina Club, 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton,

ASSUMED NAMES The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in January in the Denton County Clerk’s Office. NAME — DBA/ADDRESS

NAME — DBA/ADDRESS

Adison Day, Addison Day Media Production Services, 120 Industrial St., Denton Alyssa Hedenstrom, Alyssa Rae Photography and Music, 711 Cordll St., Denton Andres Linman Lara, All State Remodeling, 500 S. I-35E, Apt. 416, Denton Andrew Smith, Treesmith's of Denton, 2510 Royal Acres Drive, Denton Billie R. Day, Day's Hardware, 618 W. University Drive, Denton Bobbie L. Briley and James K. Briley Jr., Your Roots and Branches, 2538 Freedom Lane, Denton Byungmun Ahn, Seoul Chicken, 1115, W. Hickory St., Denton Caleb S. Kriland and Ben Lewis, The Lost Angels, 7113 Edwards Road, Denton Cecilia Soto, Andrew's Lanscaping, 2120 Lake Crest Lane, Denton Cornelia Parton, Lacy down under, 2201 Picadilly Lane, Denton Dan Hammond Jr., Solomon Texas, 2002 W. Hickory St., Denton David Maglito, Linco Oil USA Inc., 1005 Tallahassee Drive, Denton Don Kerr, Don Kerr Crafting, 708 Mulkey Lane, Denton Don Kerr, Monster Chimes, 708 Mulkey Lane, Denton Edward Belvin Jr. and Travondrick Jones, Southern Made Ent., 5301 McKinney St., Trailer 216, Denton Elizabeth Morris, Cloud Realty, 1308 Teasley Lane, No. 112, Denton Frananzy Catlin Senior, Reba Catlin, Bad Guy Trucking Inc., 1224 McDonald Drive, Denton Frank Darfee, Avionics Test Equipment Calibration, 1750 Westcourt Road, Denton Gulnara Balic, Dallas Digital Signs and Graphics, 4650 Lockheed Lane, Unit 104, Denton Hannah Gamble, Hannah Gamble Photography, 1943 Colorado Blvd., Apt C, Denton Heather Williams, All Paws Included, 731 Londonderry Lane, No. 104, Denton Hussien Al-khafaji, HK Enterprises, 1023 Dallas Drive, Denton James Nunns, Nuns Realty Group, 3809 Monteciti Drive, Denton Jeffrey Don Talburt II, JT Pools, 2010 Scripture St., Denton John R. Plevock, Communicty School, 2046 Scripture St., Denton Joshua MacFall, Triton Mobility, 1114 Anna St., Denton Juan Calderon, JCC Sprinklers, 3400 Joyce Lane, Apt. 294,

Denton Juan Jose Gloria, J & G Countertops, 2004 Lake Vista Lane, Denton Keith Ivy, Ivy's Appliance Service, 1212 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton Lindsay Dieleman, Fitnessence, 3775 Ganzer Road, Denton Lisa McCarty, Suite 110, 318 East Oak, Suite 110, Denton Mahanuz Islam, Rex Fashions, 201 S. I-35E, Denton Mercedes Venzor, Venzor Cleaning, 2317 Bowling Green St., Denton Michael K. and Nancy H. Fire, Fire and Associates, 2924 Englefield Green, Denton Mitchell Wilson, Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton Patrick Kinnard, Pat Kinnard Bail Bonds, 1308 Teasley Lane, Suite 108, Denton PJBE Holdings LLC, Hearing In Texas, 512 W. Hickory St., Suite 114, Denton Richard Underwood, Underwood Management, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton Roben Garcia, Ruben Roofing, 3416 Oriole Lane, Denton Rodney Richter, North Texas Aces, 7717 Shaul Bend, Denton Ross D. Litman, Air Time Boounce House, 1909 Georgetown Drive, Denton Ruben Garcia, Ruben Roofing, 3416 Oriole Lane, Denton Sean Starr, Denton Bonsai, 515 N. Austin St., Apt. B, Denton Shadan Price, Leila's, 2812 Anysa Lane, Denton Stephen D. Earhart, Adventure Towing, 2300 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton Steven Hanson, Royal T Ink, 4898 Jim Christal Road, Denton Stiles Vaughan Christner II, Rattler Woodworking, 2420 Foxcroft Circle, Denton Sykes Ventures Inc., Longhorn Helicopters, 4850 Spartan Drive, Denton Telicifer Moore, Quadz Think inside the box, 5408 Soledad Drive, Denton Terri Camp, Terri Camp Realtor LLC, 801 Liveoak St., Denton Timothy Rich, TCR Web Designs, 2901 Howard Court, Denton Verlan Gay Knox, Martha Kay Hill, The Sister Team, 624 W. University Drive, No. 265, Denton Victor Montero and Hector Elotan, North Texas Tunneling, 2601 S. Mayhill Road, No. 172, Denton Wayne Hancock, Pitch A Jingle Music, 4937 Stuart Road, Lot 220, Denton

$5,219.76 Norman Heitz Memorial Post, 104501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $1,604.54 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E. Oak St., Denton, $7,843.64 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $2,404.22 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $1,506.96 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,823.00 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,933.32 Pedro's Tex Mex & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $595.28 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $194.46 Phil Miller Post No. 2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $1,933.54 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $70.14 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377 S., Pilot Point, $31.50 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $4,048.52 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $2,016.70 Queenie's Steakhouse, 113 E. Hickory St., Denton, $2,183.72 Red Lobster No. 6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,958.48 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $1,854.86 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $10,256.96 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $8,713.60 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $4,514.44 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $3,816.96 Rooster's Roadhouse Decatur, 106 N. Trinity St., Decatur, $2,885.26 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288, Denton, $225.40 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124, Denton, $16,549.40

Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $1,446.76 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM56, Ponder, $1,242.08 Rusty Taco Denton, 210 E. Hickory St., Denton, $365.96 Savory Private Club, 2650 FM407E, Suite 165, Bartonville, $1,072.54 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger $1,693.86 Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $132.16 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $599.20 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $4,609.78 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $2,323.72 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $7,916.72 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $6,444.76 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,205.42 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, $169.96 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $6,335.56 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $4,118.94 The Irish Boozer, 508 S Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $692.16 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $5,876.08 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,986.22 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,512.98 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $0 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $0 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,427.30 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $2,023.98 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $25.20 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,477.86 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $2,249.24 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $3,571.40 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $0

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