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Career Advancements Carlos Montes, a senior master technician specializing in diesel repair with Denton’s Bill Utter Ford, recently won the 2012 Professional Technician Society Montes Performance Challenge held by the Ford Motor Co. Montes won a four-day, allexpenses-paid trip to Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. Montes joined Bill Utter Ford in May 2010. Jeff Johnson, another technician at Bill Utter Ford, placed seventh in the Dallas region in the contest. Bill Utter Ford is a familyowned and operated dealership at 4901 S. Interstate 35E. I Bill Doranski with Allstate announced his insurance agency recently celebrated 35 years of service. Doranski began his career at Sears when it was located on University Drive, according to a news release. His son, Michael Doranski, is now a third-generation agent working with Doranski Insurance Agency. Bill Doranski’s involvement in the community has included past terms as president of Denton Jaycees and board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, according to the news release. He is a member of the Denton Kiwanis Club, and he graduated from the Leadership Denton program in 1988.
Doranski Insurance Agency is located at 2000 Denison St., Suite A. For more information, call 940-387-6289. I Dave Ragan, senior financial planning specialist with Grunden Financial Advisory Inc., recently received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) Ragan designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies provided by Pennsylvania-based Fi360. Ragan joins Ricky Grunden, founder of Grunden, as an AIF designee. AIFA designees are the only recognized professionals trained to perform fiduciary assessments, which measure how well investment professionals are fulfilling the fiduciary duties required of them by the applicable investment legislation, case law and regulatory opinion letters, a news release said. Ragan graduated from the University of North Texas in 2003 with a degree in finance. Last May, Ragan was promoted to senior financial planning specialist at Grunden. Prior to his promotion, Ragan served as a financial planning specialist for nine years. Grunden Financial Advisory Inc. is an investment consulting and wealth management firm serving 112 clients and managing assets of $97 million. The business is located at 2516
Lillian Miller Parkway in Suite 110. Fi360 is the first full-time training and research facility for fiduciaries and conducts training programs at universities throughout the United States and abroad, the release said. For more information, visit www.grunden.com. I Real estate broker Anita Marcos of Hickory Creek was one of the recipients of the Profiles in Leadership Awards, granted by Southern Methodist University’s Annual Marcos Women’s Symposium on March 6. Marcos is the founder of Marcos Productions, which provides bilingual seminars for women and girls. She is also a longtime member of the Dallas Chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, where she runs the Empowering Women Today (Mejorando Nuestra Vida), a social initiative program. The program, launched in 2010, helps empower women through selfdiscovery and education, so they can become positive role models for their families and their community. She also serves on the board of Peacemakers Inc., a nonprofit that sponsors international women’s conferences on peace issues. Marcos said the award is a great honor.
Marcos has been a devoted community volunteer, serving on the boards of many Dallas-Fort Worth nonprofits. She has been chairwoman of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and a member of the AIDS Interfaith Network, Project Esperanza, Mi Escuelita Preschools, Girls Inc., Corazones Unidos of the American Heart Association and Dallas Can Academy’s Latino task force. I Joan Shinkus Clark, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Texas Health Resources, was presented the 2013 Visionary Leader Award from the American Clark Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Clark received the award, one of only two presented, at the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit held Jan. 17-19 in New Orleans. Under Clark’s leadership, Texas Health has been a pioneer in the development and implementation of the CNL nursing model, a fast-emerging registered nurse role developed by the AACN to improve the quality of patient care and better prepare nurses to thrive in today’s health care system. These master’s-prepared clinicians put evidence-based practice into action to ensure that patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery. Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based non-
profit health systems in the U.S. It includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian Denton, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals; a large physician group; outpatient facilities; home health, preventive and fitness services; and an organization for medical research and education, according to a news release. I Conroe commercial real estatebroker Mario A. Arriaga, coowner of First Group, has been elected chairman of the advisory committee for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. He succeeds Arriaga Amarillo Realtor Joe Bob McCartt. Replacing Arriaga as the committee’s vice chairman is Kimberly A. Shambley, a Dallas attorney who manages residential mortgage litigation for Bank of America. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Arriaga and Shambley to six-year terms on the nine-member committee, which provides advice and counsel to the nation’s largest publicly funded real estate research organization. The Center at Texas A&M is funded almost exclusively by a portion of the state fee paid by Texas real estate licensees.
vegetarian Tree Hugger and the Italian Herb Chicken Carbonara, the menu features many combinations of fresh, made-to-order pizzas prepared in less than five minutes on a whole-grain, artisan thin, classic pan or gluten-free crust. I
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TCEQ OKs fines for businesses State environmental officials approved orders that fine a Justin restaurateur and two area shingle recycling operations for violating state rules meant to protect air and water quality. In December 2011, investigators from the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality returned to shingle recycling sites being operated by Central State Shingle Recycling, based in Moore, Okla., in Hebron and Lewisville, according to state records. They cited the company for failing to obtain the appropriate permit for storm water discharges and noted that the company no longer has access to the
sites. In Austin on Wednesday, commissioners approved a default order that fines the company $5,350 for the violations. A portion of the fine was an enhancement for previous violations at the site. Central State was fined in June 2012 for violations in Hebron, Lewisville and another site in Tarrant County.
New pizza place offers fresh variety Pizza lovers now have a new location they can try out. The Colony-based Pie Five Pizza opened its ninth restaurant Jan. 21 on Fry Street across from the University of North Texas. With specialty pizzas like the
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Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Vigne Wine Shop & Deli, 222 W. Hickory St. Cost is $10 per person. Call 940-387-5031 for reservations or visit www.altrusadenton.org.
International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter meets at Breadwinners at NorthPark Center, 7901 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas. For speaker topic and other information, please visit http://dallas.iiba.org.
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m.
American Association of University Women, Denton Branch meets at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Call 940-898-3797. Visit www.aauwdenton.org. After First Friday Denton, members will meet at Beth Marieâ€™s Old Fashion Ice Cream, 117 W. Hickory St. Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m.
International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter will host a Professional Development Day at 3101 Gaylord Parkway in Frisco. Cost is $75 for members of which $25 can be applied toward chapter dues; $25 for students. For additional information, visit http://dallas.iiba. org/index.php/pdd Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m.
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3 Oakmont Womenâ€™s Club, a social organization dedicated to community service through fundraising events and activities, meets at St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. For more information, call 940-3215599 or visit, http://oakmont womensclub.org. Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m.
SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free management counseling for prospective new business owners or existing businesses in trouble. Confidential, one-hour counseling sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at South Branch of the Denton Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment.
Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce meets at the Prairie House Restaurant at 10001 U.S. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost is $12 per person, reservations required. Call 940-3659781 or e-mail chamber@ aubreycoc.org
Investment Perspective Seminar hosted by financial adviser Kathy R. Bauer of Edward Jones at 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A, in Denton. Coffee is complimentary. Call 940-482-0280 Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 9 a.m.
Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at the IHOP restaurant off Interstate 35E in Hickory Creek. Cost is $12 and includes breakfast. For more information e-mail info@ lcnetweavers.com. Thursday, March 14, 8 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. A light breakfast is provided. Call 940380-1849.
Thursday, March 21, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, April 9, 7:15 a.m.
Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m.
Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex.
Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at Texas Land & Cattle, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway. Cost is $15 for associates and builders with reservations and $18 for walkins. Call 940-383-0853. Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 a.m.
Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Los Toreros, 2900 Wind River Lane. Tuesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m.
Monday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave.
Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m.
Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 8 a.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St.
Wednesday, March 20, 9 a.m.
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Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
meeting by e-mailing Karina Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax at 940-566-6888; or by mail to DBC Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.
NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.
She also can be reached at 940-5666878.
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Center of the asset protection universe? “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value zero.” — Voltaire, 1729
or some time, this column has stressed the concern of how current fiscal and monetary policies are, in effect, waging a war on savers. Making matters worse, as the zero-rate-interest policies unwind over the coming years and the tsunami of money monetary authorities have printed washes ashore, the silent thief of inflation will continue to pick our collective pockets. Recently, our Federal Reserve Chairman testified on Capitol Hill in front of a mixed crowd of supporters and detractors. In response to one Senator’s critique, Mr. Bernanke burnished his sup-
Jonathon FITE | posed stellar track record on inflation — pointing to a record, by his account, which has bested most all his predecessors. Almost on cue, Consumer Price Index data printed a perfect 0.0 percent year-over-year inflation gauge. The NPR show Marketplace ran a feature story that night, saying the inflation beast was finally dead — perhaps never to be resurrected again. Don’t bet on it.
We continue to position our portfolio to counteract the deleterious effects of inflation: namely through the holdings of world dominators whose earnings can grow ahead of inflation — or exposure to hard asset plays like real estate or energy. With that said, we don’t believe we are on the brink of a Weimar Republic or Zimbabwe like currency devaluation, where in a matter of weeks we will need wheelbarrows of cash to buy a loaf of bread. But we do think we could see a steady devaluation of our purchasing power over many years. If we look at the amount of monetary stimulus, or quantitative easing, or money printing that has occurred over the last four years, these risks seem apparent. Even though the Fed
Chairman is championing his “low-inflation badge of honor,” something happened in late February that really caught our attention. Finance ministers from the G20 — the group of large western economies as well as the major developing economies like India, Brazil, and China — released a postmeeting policy statement. The big debate leading into the meeting was whether Japan was going to be chastised for kicking off a currency war — their new prime minister just ousted the head of their central bank and has mandated the bank print and print and print so the yen would be devalued, ostensibly so their exporters would benefit, and 25 years of deflation might finally come to an end. But instead of chastising Japan, the world’s finance lead-
ers came to an agreement: basically all the bloated, debt-laden, slow-growth, uncompetitive western economies would be allowed to print money and devalue their currencies as long as developing economies could impose capital controls inside their borders. So this agreement basically gave free rein to the world’s financial leaders to print money for a long, long time in an effort to pay off the debts we accumulated over the past 30 years. It seems the money printing we have seen since the Great Recession is only the tip of the iceberg. This clearly points to a need to allocate assets toward investments that will outpace this currency depreciation — and why we have been shouting
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Many unique issues often arise in farm and ranch divorces. Valuing assets in a farm and ranch divorce requires special skill and knowledge. For example, if the ranch is to be sold, resurveying may be in order to enhance the value. The parties may wish to parcel it amongst the two of them or one party may buy the other party out.
Some parties choose to remain joint owners of the animals. If so, then the issues of expenses for care, breeding rights, showing rights, incentive money from the breed organization, and other such issues, as applicable, must be addressed. With cattle, the market usually drives the value, unless you have breeder bulls for example, which would need to be valued by an expert. Interestingly, frozen semen can be quite valuable and must be addressed in the divorce, as well as offspring. Other assets such as equipment, trailers and vehicles must be valued or sold.
a party can prove that their property is separate property then the court cannot divide it. Separate property is property that was owned on the date of marriage, or that was obtained by gift, devise or descent. Once property is established as community or separate property, complex rules come into play for the property division. For example, if land is a party’s separate property, then the crops or timber or whatever the case may be must be characterized as separate or community property; there are special rules for this.
With animals comes great subjectivity regarding value, especially with horses. Outside experts are often needed to value animals.
Texas is a community property state, meaning that everything a husband and wife own at the time of divorce is divisible by the court. If
Farm and Ranch divorces are also unique because the husband and wife, in many cases, live on the property that serves as their income. So, making the decision on who should stay at the home can be both emotional and can have an effect on income for both parties. It’s a delicate balance most don’t think about until it’s too late. Simply making the decision based on emotion can be detrimental to the family. Having an attorney with these unique experiences can be crucial to the outcome. Charla Bradshaw says, “Sometimes it’s understanding the smaller details that can make a difference to a client and their case. Many times the bigger questions are asked and decisions may already be made between the husband and wife verbally, but the smaller questions and details can get overlooked if you don’t know the questions to ask.”
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THE HOTTEST FITNESS WORKOUT HITS DENTON TITLE BOXING CLUB DENTON become familiar with the workout routine and see that it’s fun, they want to become a part of it,” he says. The couple’s business acumen is paying off. In less than 60 days more than 100 people have joined the club. Parents are bringing children and enrolling the entire family. Some are driving from as far as Flower Mound to join for a different experience. Russell credits partnership with his wife and their combined entrepreneurial spirits for the business’ success to date, as well as strong role models in his native, Washington DC. He also was an executive at Pfizer for more than 20 years which also fueled his passion for better health outcomes for communities
Business owners Russell and Cheryl Williamson achieve lifelong passion to address wellness Walking into Title Boxing Club Denton is not like walking into a “normal” boxing gym where the air is filled with the odor of stale perspiration and smelly sneakers. The only grit and grime is located on the shirt of one of the trainers dripped with sweat, who just completed an hour-long workout. In this 6,000 square foot facility, 54 new heavy boxing bags grace the floor and the retail section is like a fashionable boutique; stylish and sophisticated. Wait a minute, is this really a gym? Yes, it is, and franchise owners Russell and Cheryl Williamson have worked non-stop over the last few months to ensure that the hottest fitness workout in Denton is customer-service driven, hip, fun, and family focused. And, it even has a regulation size boxing ring to keep it real for members who want one-onone personal training. Title Boxing Club Denton trainers are some of the best of the best. Most are Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) certified or personal trainers. Some are graduates or are currently attending the University of North Texas. “We really wanted to be a part of the Denton landscape and be participants in the community. It’s important to us to be able to employ qualified physical fitness experts who live in Denton and it’s even more special when they have graduated from one of the colleges here since the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University are integral institutions here,” says Cheryl Williamson. Open since Jan. 24, TITLE Boxing Club Denton offers the exclusive POWER HOUR which helps burn up to 1,000 calories. The franchise
business model features kick boxing and boxing as the method to strengthen the body’s core, provide overall muscle strength, tone, cardiovascular health, coordination, agility, and build endurance. “Members can choose from more than 40 personalized workouts a month designed by professional boxers, kick-boxers and mixed martial arts specialist,” says Russell Williamson. Each club features authentic TITLE Boxing equipment. Opening the franchise answers a life-long quest for the couple to promote health and wellness. Russell says he has always worked out but he’s also witnessed firsthand the impact of poor health and what a lack of access to appropriate health care can do to a person, even a community. “I lost my grandparents when I was in college and I think that if they had better access, the outcomes of their poor health may have improved, ” he says. Cheryl admits she embraced work-
ing out as a life change when she married Russell albeit she was involved in sports in high school. Together they’ve made a commitment to educate others about the necessity of healthy life style choices. Last year Cheryl was diagnosed with super ventricular tachycardia, a heart disorder. She says the doctor told her that one of the reasons she survived was because she was in such good shape. “Title Boxing Club is certainly a business but it is also somewhat of a ministry for us. We want to save lives, inform and provide platforms for educating the public about healthy-living,” she says. The couple researched other ideas and franchise opportunities but chose Title Boxing Club because it’s a relatively new franchise and a new concept in gyms. Russell says he’s always been attracted to boxing because he boxed in college. But they were sold on the idea
when they met one of the franchise founders. “He had a great spirit for people and that spoke to us as a couple. We wanted something new and fresh and were inspired to engage other human beings in a meaningful way and truly make a difference in their lives.” As a sport, boxing is viewed as harsh, brash or bruising. It’s often referred to as, “The manly art of self-defense,” with thoughts of “Thrilla in Manila,” the iconic boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. However, Title Boxing Club Denton embraces a whole new indoctrination to the sport. “We want to be clear that we are not teaching boxing or kick boxing,” says Cheryl. “This is the ultimate total body workout and the rewards are great.” Russell agrees that there is a mystique about the sport of boxing and kick boxing that can intimidate some people. “But once people
“I get my entrepreneurial spirit from my father and Russell allows me to explore that. He’s always kept steady employment so I could take risks on various ventures. He’s been supportive. I’ve never been a 9 to 5 person. I have a bigger vision. I’ve always worked beyond 9-5—I’ve never said I’m off the clock. Wherever I was I worked longer hours; reading the paper, and networking. I always knew I wanted to have something on my own and for my family.” The couple plans to become actively involved in the Denton community and has big plans for informing citizens about healthy living. “We’ve only just begun,” Russell says. “Our goal is to involve youth, have family days, and open our doors as a destination venue for team building and special events. Our communities are being overrun by diseases that are preventable. A healthy life style can be a tremendous booster to combat some diseases. We want to change lives and I believe Title Boxing Club Denton can do just that.” For more information call 940.808.1819 and visit TITLE Boxing Club Denton on Facebook.
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Women Business Owners of Denton County The Women Business Owners of Denton County held its first meeting of the 2013 program year Feb. 5 at Los Toreros at Unicorn Lake.
From left to right, Laura Valerius of Just Between Friends, events chair; Wendy LeSage of Your New Neighborhood, promotions chair; Molly Chance of Keller Williams Realty, membership chair; Mardi Allen of Allen Coaching and Training, facilities chair; Kathy Haenszel of AIA Insurance, secretary; and Marjorie Diephouse of Marlandale, CPA, president. During the meeting, Jody Friberg of A Step Back In Time Carriage Service and Carmen Rivera-Worley won baskets containing movie tickets, books and other treats donated by Laura Valerius of Dentonâ€™s Just Between Friends, a childrenâ€™s and maternity consignment community event. Valerius also hosted the networking meeting.
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Mechanicâ€™s and materialmenâ€™s lien claims: A few pitfalls
hen contractors are not paid for their work or materials supplied to a construction job, they have several avenues of recourse to attempt to collect the debt. One option is to file a lien claim under either the Texas Constitution (Art. XVI, Section 37) or the Texas Property Code (Chapter 53). Here are a few of the more material factors to consider in filing a mechanicâ€™s lien claim. A contractor must always determine whether they are an original contractor or subcontractor. An original contractor is a party who contracts directly with the owner of the property to which the labor or materials have been supplied. A subcontractor is a party who has no direct relationship to the owner
Scott ALAGOOD | of the property, but who is working under an original contractor or other subcontractors who are in contractual privity with an original contractor. There may be multiple original contractors and subcontractors on a single construction project. It is equally important to know whether the project is residential or non-residential in nature. This determination is
not always as easy as it may seem. For example, if a contractor agrees to perform work on a single-family residence where the owner is the occupant of the dwelling, it is fairly clear that the nature of the project is residential. However, where the same single-family residence is a rental unit owned by a party with no intention of ever living in the dwelling, the construction project is not residential, but non-residential. The best way to understand this distinction is to understand the definition of â€œresidenceâ€? in the Texas Property Code. A â€œresidenceâ€? is a single-family house, duplex, triplex, quadruplex or condominium unit which is used or intended to be used as a dwelling by one of the owners according to Tex. Prop.
Code Section 53.001(8). Any property which is not a â€œresidenceâ€? will be considered nonresidential in nature. If the project is residential, then the contractor must figure out if it is homestead. In Texas, a personâ€™s homestead is protected from forced sale for debts which are not otherwise permitted by the Texas Constitution according to Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Section 50. While new home construction and the repair and renovation of existing improvements are types of permissible debts which can be secured by a lien on a homestead, there are very specific and peculiar requirements that must be followed before such liens will attach to a homestead. For example, there must be a
written contract which accurately describes the property upon which the construction is to be performed, and the contract must be signed by the owner. If the property is the homestead of a married couple, both spouses must execute the contract. Depending upon the type of work to be performed, the contract may have to be signed before any extension of credit is granted and/or filed in the county real property records prior to any of the work being performed. Additionally, a mandatory right of rescission may have to be provided to the owner prior to any of the work being performed. The dates of performance of the work, completion of the
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about owning private businesses with pricing power, real estate or portfolios designed to combat inflation as potential choices. In a recent discussion with like-minded investors, we found some were diversifying out of the dollar into other currencies, like the Swiss Franc, Norwegian Kroner, and the Canadian or Australian Dollars. These currencies are often backed by strong natural resource exporting nations with
positive current account balances. But this just moves you from one paper currency to another, and the feeling you may be waiting for another shoe to drop. This is why many held a portion of their assets in gold or silver, but were also considering other metals like copper, platinum and palladium. Besides precious and industrial metals exposure, this group was also investing extensively in real estate. Many had taken advantage of low interest rates to snatch up single-family
residences offering compelling rental yields and capital appreciation potential. Others had purchased condos in vacation locales on the coast or in lake and ski resorts. These offered similar benefits, with the added incentive that their kids or grandkids might be incentivized to visit more frequently if these assets were in their portfolios! Others still were investigating farmland, both inside and outside of the United States. All these efforts complemented portfolio allocations to
value-based portfolio managers whose general partners had highly aligned incentives. Interestingly, there was also a consensus that North Texas, with its lack of a state income tax, extensive oil, gas, water and agriculture assets, and strong sense of fiscal prudence might be one of the best destinations for asset protection efforts. In an era where taxes seem destined to go higher and the value of the dollar is destined to follow Voltaire’s estimate of intrinsic value, maybe financial life in North Texas will
become the center of the asset protection universe after all. 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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Business Mixers San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro at UNT Members of Denton LULAC Council 4366, PUENTE (Partners United for Excellence in North Texas Education) and UNETE, Latino/a Faculty & Staff Alliance at the University of North Texas during a discussion held Wednesday, Feb. 27 by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro at the University of North Texas Lyceum.
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Denton Black Chamber banquet On Saturday, March 2, the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce held its 16th annual banquet at the University of North Texas Gateway Center. Keynote speaker of the event was Gail Warrior, president and CEO of Dallas-based Warrior Group Construction Co., one of the largest female- and minority-owned general contractors in the country.
ABOVE: Board members with Gail Warrior, fourth from the left, during the event. LEFT: Warrior addressing attendees during the banquet. Courtesy photos by Daniel Kim/The Expression Photography
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he 104th annual membership meeting of the Denton Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday evening, March 28 in the Club at Apogee Stadium. This event represents the symbolic start of the 2013-14 chamber year which will officially begin April 1. Mark Burroughs will take over as chair of the board, the chamber’s chief voluntary officer. Burroughs is a local attorney, and is in his third and final term as mayor of the City of Denton. Burroughs is serving his second term as a voting director on the chamber board; plus, he is a graduate, as well as former general chair, of the chamber’s Leadership Denton program. Another highlight of the annual membership meeting is recognition of the Volunteer of the Year and top LEAD delegates, as
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project, and the deadlines for providing notices and filing the lien claim must be determined. For subcontractors, lien claims may only arise under Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code. Chapter 53 sets forth specific deadlines when certain required notices must be sent to owners, original contractors, and subcontractors, and when an affidavit claiming a lien must be filed. Failure to meet these deadlines and/or provide the required notices may result in a lost lien claim. Also, Texas law
Chuck CARPENTER | well as the chamber’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Otis L. Fowler Award. Mike Pope, from First United Bank, was named the Volunteer of the Year for the 2011-2012 program year. Carl Anderson, general manager of Bill Utter Ford and a former past board chair of the Denton Chamber, received the Otis L. Fowler Award. The featured speaker will be former State Representative Burt Solomons. Rep. Solomons was
requires an owner to “retain” 10 percent of the entire contract price for a period of 30 days following completion of the project. Where a lien claim is not properly noticed and filed before the expiration of the retainage period, then the claimant may lose its lien claim and ability to hold the owner personally liable for the debt. Lien claims may also be lost where the contractor fails to file a claim in the county real property records prior to a transfer of the subject property to a bona fide purchaser or a bona fide mortgagee for value.
originally elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1994 and served through the regular 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature, during which he chaired the statewide Redistricting Committee. He will address key topics being considered by the 83rd Texas Legislature, and how the business community may be impacted. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $50 and now available at the chamber office, 940-382-9693. Tickets are available at the Denton Chamber office, 414 W. Parkway St., or, online at www.dentonchamber.org. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Business Mixers Denton Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings The Denton Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings in January and February for First Security Bank, Title Boxing Club and the University of North Texas Undergraduate Studies Office
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Links Construction and CASA In January, Links Construction, LLC. broke ground on a complete interior renovation for CASA of Denton County’s offices at 614 N. Bell St. in Denton. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a charitable organization that provides trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, and promotes community awareness about child abuse issues.
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Two new businesses will be coming to the Denton area later this year. Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts will be opening a shop at 820 E. McKinney St. The business is owned by Mark Riney and will focus on providing collision repair, vehicle restoration and customization, glass repair and storm and hail damage repair, according to a news release. The other business is a new craft microbrewery in Justin. Local craft brewers Matt Morriss, Tom Anderson and Laron Cheek, known in the North Texas home brewing community as the Horsemen of the Hopocalypse, are the founders of what will be Rabbit Hole Brewing. The business is leasing a space at 608 Topeka Ave. while finalizing plans to construct the permanent location across the street at 106 E. Sixth St., inside the Justin Industrial Park. I
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Texas Health Resources and Aetna announced a new accountable care agreement this week. The collaboration is designed to improve the quality of care for Aetna members and lower overall health care costs. The agreement includes Aetna members in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Aetna’s new agreement with Texas Health Resources features a new payment model that will reward physicians for meeting quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction measures. 2-6
Council OKs streetscape proposal for parking Drivers hunting for a parking spot along East Hickory Street may find some relief after the streetscape is rebuilt, but they will need to be ready for another new element in the fast-changing area: Back-in parking. The design change provides for the most possible parking spaces in an increasingly congested area. The streetscape change includes closing the right-turn lane at Bell Avenue and some of the access points
into the city’s parking lot at Williams Square in order to add more parking spaces. Currently, the city has about 234 parking spaces in the area. With the new streetscape, the city will have 320 spaces with back-in angle parking. Had the council adopted for head-in angle parking, the city would have had 33 fewer parking spots.
Three restaurants join mall’s food court lineup Golden Triangle Mall recently added the first three restaurants of its new food court lineup. Italia Express, Smoothies Paradise and Tobu Oriental Eatery are three of the six food court options the mall will offer when renovations are complete in September, mall manager Matt Ludemann said.
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When Tara Smith returned to the United States in 2009 after serving in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon, she wanted every purchase to make a difference. The University of North Texas alumna also wanted to continue her work in Cameroon and help the women living in poverty. “I fell in love with the people and the culture,” Smith said, adding that she was welcomed in by the people there. “I was integrated into the culture.” She and Ryan Schuette, who also graduated from UNT, cofounded Cherie Amie, a fair trade lingerie business. Cherie Amie employs women in Cameroon to make the lingerie. It allows women to indulge in something and know they are serving a greater service at the same time, Smith said. He and Smith are still working to secure a fair trade certification, which is offered by several independent organizations, including Fair Trade Federation.
There is a fee for membership to the regulating organizations, which are not regulated by the government. With Fair Trade Federation, Cherie Amie will have to wait a year to receive a certification. DEFINING FAIR TRADE Fair trade isn’t easy to define. And the measures, while similar, are different depending on the product and the country. Different business owners and those who are familiar with international business have different ideas surrounding fair trade and what it means. Some, like Cherie Amie, want to help specific communities and others just want to know that their product wasn’t a hindrance to the society it came from. Business owners using the fair trade model want to improve
The fair trade icon on coffee beans at Bookish Coffee in Denton.
Tara Smith, cofounder of Cherie Amie, a fair trade lingerie company, is shown in October during a training and production session with artisans in the Republic of Cameroon. conditions where they are purchasing product. The model seeks to offer fair wages, hours and working conditions for the people providing the product, whether it’s apparel or coffee. They say it allows farmers and artisans better prices for their products. Schuette calls fair trade a “progressive” movement. “Fair trade is a system of exchange whereby one society is able to exchange fairly with another,” he said. He sees it as a way of empowering people in developing countries. Cherie Amie, which is French for “dear friend,” offers wages above the $2 per hour wage
earnings the women would normally earn. It also seeks to give fair hours so the women have time for family. The business is partnered with a seamstress center in Cameroon. “It was important to us because both of us have served in Africa,” Schuette said. “We both saw that fair trade really unlocks the poorer of those struggling people in these countries.” He said they are hard working and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Paul Tanis, general manager of the Cupboard Natural Foods, has been selling fair-trade products at the store on West
Congress Street for over 15 years. The two main fair-trade products the store sells are coffee and chocolate, he said. Other products include tea, sugar, grain and spices. Tanis said the goal of fair trade is to cut out the middle man in importing the product into the United States. It allows the grower to earn more for the commodity. Fair trade also promotes organic methods of farming, he said. “Fair trade is teaching organic and sustainable growing habits and methods to smaller communities and people around the world,” Tanis said.
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Growers can’t offer organic, fair trade products if they don’t get a good price and that’s why customers tend to pay more for both organic and fair trade items, he said. Despite the increased cost, he said it’s good for customers because if growers use organic methods they won’t use pesticides and chemicals, which is good for the consumer and the grower. He has some customers who care about fair trade and some who don’t. “My shoppers are often a little more educated and knowledgeable about these topics than the average shopper,” Tanis said. One of the fair-trade coffee suppliers for the Cupboard is the Denton-based Bookish Coffee, owned by Clay Rozell. Fair trade is important to him because it shows that there is a standard the grower has to abide by, he said. Rozell, a Denton firefighter who also runs a non-profit organization, i [heart] denton with his brothers, began roasting coffee more than a year ago. He compares paying higher prices for fair trade products to paying higher prices for organic products. “It’s better for you so you pay a higher price,” he said. Rozell agrees that the higher prices ensures that the farmer can sustain the fair trade, and often organic, methods. Fair trade is important to his customers, he said. “As a purchaser of coffee, it’s
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important for me to take care of the people we’re benefitting from,” Rozell said. He works with importers in the United States that import the coffee from the different countries. He purchases coffee from all over the world, including Central America, South America, the Pacific Islands and Africa. “I think coffee as a commodity is unique in the same sense that you can trace straight back, not only to a particular farm, but individuals in the farm,” Rozell said. Derrick D’Souza, a professor in the department of management at UNT, said when it comes to fair trade one must think about all parties. “Does the term mean anything?” D’Souza said. “There is no common basis for fair trade.” What’s fair to one country may not be what another country considers fair, he said. D’Souza, who worked in international business for eight years, would argue that, in general, if countries get into an agreement it’s implied that each sees an appropriate value from the agreement. “Trade agreements have always existed between parties, historically that is,” he said. “Trade agreements, by default, when signed, are fair to the parties involved or else they would not have signed it.” The problem, D’Souza said, is that these agreements are made by politicians or administrators who are not impacted directly
by the trade agreement. While the agreement may be fair to them, it may not be fair to those who are directly impacted by it, he said. The International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce regulates international trade. According to its website, trade.gov, “Unfair foreign pricing and government subsidies distort the free flow of goods and adversely affect American business in the global marketplace.” If that happens, the agency takes enforcement action. When considering fair trade, people have to look at the overall cost to the society, D’Souza said. The cost of local resources must be included in the trade, he said. “What is the total cost to the society that is selling that product?” D’Souza said. “And is the society being adequately compensated?” The United States is losing jobs to China, he said. “Is that a good thing or a bad thing?” D’Souza said, adding that’s a complicated question. For a society to maintain its level of affluence, the society must look for the higher paying jobs instead of trying to hold on to the lower paying jobs, he said. “The bottom line in this is the reality is we will lose jobs to other countries,” D’Souza said. “The challenge is to ensure the jobs we lose are the lower-paying jobs.” FAIR TRADE | CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
TOP FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: The fair trade tag on handbags at the Cupboard in Denton. The fair trade icon on sugar at the Cupboard in Denton. Fair Trade coffee at the Cupboard in Denton. The fair trade icon on brown sugar at the Cupboard in Denton. ABOVE: Clay Rozell roasts his fair trade coffee at his business, Bookish Coffee, near the Denton Square.
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He also asks the question of what businesses are trying to maximize by using the fair trade business model, giving the example of lifelong satisfaction. He said that’s what fair trade is trying to do — improve people’s lives. “That’s the heart of it,” he said. “In each society people are trying to maximize their level of satisfaction.” He said this is the lens through which a person can
assess fair trade. Individuals in one society must recognize that satisfaction is measured differently in another society, D’Souza said. ADDRESSING CRITICISMS Rozell said he’s heard criticism about fair trade that some farmers can’t afford the certification to be fair trade and the certification is just a ploy to drive up prices. “For me, criticism aside, I think it’s a step in the right direction toward having some
type of regulations for how coffee is grown and traded,” he said. Rozell said the new buzz term is direct trade, which means the buyer goes directly to the grower. It has come about to address concerns related to fair trade, he said. Direct trade is “probably coffee buying at its purist,” Rozell said. RACHEL MEHLHAFF can be reached at 940-566-6889. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
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for new member cities to have a seat on the board. Before the Legislature’s 83rd session began, the DCTA board approved a legislative action plan that outlined ways to clean up some legislative language for the agency and help foster future partnerships and projects with area entities. The agency is really pushing three items at the state level, including some cleanup to Chapter 460 of the Texas Transportation Code, which
enabled the creation of DCTA, and to make sure new financial member cities have a seat on the board; Class 1 railroad liability issues; and concerns about the agency’s ability to enter into local government corporations, like DCTA’s alliance with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, known as the T, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. I
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of Denton County held its first meeting of the year in February. Nearly 30 women, whose businesses included graphic arts, writing, personal training, insurance, law and bookkeeping, were in attendance. A group of women business owners started WBODC in 2004. WBODC regularly hosts Business Empowerment Training (BET) groups, which act as a sounding board for members. For more information, visit http://wbodc.org. I
DATCU now has junior board of directors. Officials with the nonprofit credit union wanted to help local students develop leadership skills, share insight about the financial industry, and promote community service and volunteerism, according to a recent news release. The junior board is made up of nine outstanding students nominated and selected by administrators from Denton, Guyer and Ryan high schools and Liberty Christian School. I
This yearâ€™s DATCU Credit Union Junior Board of Directors is comprised of Dionne Agawu, Max Atkinson, Morgan Carter, Jasmine Kennard, Kylie Richter, Haylee Smith, Javan Stalls, Emily Staniszewski, and Virin Tamprateep. These young people were selected from the participating area schools.
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developed by Dallas-based Hermansen Land Development Inc. A small shop and Academy Sports are under construction and will be completed this fall. 2-11
Organization gets new executive director Kate Williams, 26, became the new executive director of Opening Doors International Services Inc., a nonprofit that helps North Texans with services including naturalization, familybased petitions, record checks, domestic violence petitions, outreach for human trafficking and assistance with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Williams takes over the leadership of the organization from her mother, Anne Starnes, who
had served as executive director since 2004. 2-14
Love Shack to become Queenie’s Steakhouse Construction work has begun at chef Tim Love’s former restaurant Love Shack at 115 E. Hickory St. in downtown Denton. On Feb. 6, Love announced on his Twitter page that the new eatery would be called Queenie’s Steakhouse and it would be a tribute to his “amazing mother.” Lucinda East with New Yorkbased Baltz & Company, the public relations company representing Love, confirmed the name of the new restaurant but did not offer any details. In an e-mail, East said that | CONTINUED ON PAGE 19
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DCTA installs vending machine at Trinity Mills A new Denton County Transportation Authority ticket vending machine has been installed at the south end of the Trinity Mills station platform. Previously, passengers only had the option of purchasing Dallas Area Rapid Transit regional passes for A-train trips. 2-15
Mayday Manufacturing has groundbreaking Officials with Mayday Manufacturing, an aerospace parts company, broke ground to renovate a facility at 3100 Jim Christal Road. In April 2012, officials with the company announced the purchase of an
80,000-square-foot building — a former pharmaceutical plant — with plans to change it from a warehouse to a manufacturing facility for Mayday and its sister company, Hi-Tech Metal Finish. The building is approximately one mile from their corporate headquarters at 1500 Interstate 35W.
Smith, Small Business of the Year, in part because the business grew 25 percent despite market challenges. The award goes to local businesses both for their success and for being innovative and creative in delivering their products or services. The chamber has granted the annual award since 1986.
Board gets update from city on animal shelter The Denton Animal Shelter Foundation board suspended its regular meeting to hear a presentation from city leaders on progress of the new animal shelter. More than two dozen donors and members of the board listened for more than a half hour and then peppered city leaders with questions. Many donors and other Denton residents had become concerned in recent months about progress on the new shelter, particularly after the latest
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Judy Smith of Rose Costumes poses in her "Sweeny Todd" barber's chair inside the store in Denton. delay. The City Council voted in November to reinstate LEED certification, which delayed the completion of construction drawings by several months. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program certifies structures based on their energy efficiency
and other sustainable building practices. 2-23
Denton chamber honors Rose Costumes The Denton Chamber of Commerce named Rose Costumes and its owner, Judy
Closure threatens city’s new computer system Plans to move Denton city employees from traditional computers to virtual desktops may take a sharp turn after a California supplier went out of business and its competitors divided its assets. Denton’s investment in about $500,000 worth of new equipment could be at risk after that supplier, PanoLogic, closed abruptly in October, an investigation into | CONTINUED ON PAGE 21
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local spending on Pano found. The University of North Texas at Dallas has also invested $93,000 in a Pano system for its student computer labs. I
Title Boxing Club opens its doors in Denton
Denton is now home to a new Title Boxing Club, which offers workouts like its one-of-kind Power Hour, designed to help people burn up to 1,000 calories. The 6,000-square-foot club is located at the Denton Square Shopping Center, off Interstate 35E at Teasley Lane. It offers more than 40 total workout classes in a month, as early as 5 a.m., all designed by professional boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial artists. 2-25
Ridership for DCTA shows growth The first quarter of the 201213 fiscal year has started out well for the Denton County Transportation Authority.
Recently released first-quarter ridership numbers show overall growth for the agency, with the most notable increase coming from the A-train. The agency experienced a 3 percent growth during October, November and December in comparison with the previous year.
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TWU leases 3 more apartment complexes Texas Womanâ€™s University entered into an agreement with Scott Brown Properties to lease three more apartment complexes.
TWU is leasing Withers Place Apartments at 517 Withers St., La Maureta Apartments at 417 Withers St. and the Vineyard Apartments at 902 Vine St. The lease will begin in August. â€” compiled from staff reports
Government to deposit checks electronically People are seeing a change in how they receive their Social Security, unemployment benefits and other federal payments. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is requiring benefit recipients to sign up for an electronic payment option by March 1. Benefit recipients can choose to sign up for direct deposit or use a Direct Express debit card option. The switch from checks to electronic payment applies to those receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management and Department
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Shyann Terzini of Corinth participates in the 'Power Hour', a program combing boxing and cardio-related exercises that burn up to 1000 calories, at the Title Boxing Club at 725 I-35E South in Denton.
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Cheers! To beer Capacity crowd turns up at Oak Street Drafthouse to tap Armadillo Ale Works kegs By Lucinda Breeding
City Councilman Kevin Roden joked after he fumbled the words of a proclamation that earned uncharacteristic enthusiasm. “Sorry,” he called to the crowd. He lifted a pint glass ringed with traces of foam and tipped it from side to side. “I’m empty,” he said, before finishing the proclamation that celebrated Armadillo Ale Works’ first commercial batch of beer. The crowd whooped, hollered and hoisted pints — making a cyclist coasting down Oakland Street crank his neck and brake. The patio of Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor was packed Friday night. Inside, patrons stood elbow to gut at the bar, and people edged through the parlor sideways to get to the big back patio. Locals wore heavy jackets and winter hats to the event. The chill overwhelmed the propane heating towers, but no one complained. Most tasted the first draught of Quakertown Stout, the very first taste of the homegrown craft beer. Susan Mullins, the mom of Armadillo Ale Works cofounder and chief brewing officer Bobby Mullins, wore a big grin at the event. She said she and husband, Robert, were proud of their son and his best friend and Armadillo Ale Works CEO, Yanni Arestis. Both fielded jokes about their son growing up to make beer with good humor. “And I’m a youth minister,” Susan Mullins said. “So you kind of have to separate your work life and your personal life. But at least I’m not a Baptist youth minister.” Mullins coordinates the spiritual and social formation of middle-schoolers and teens at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Andry Becker, Arestis’ mother, said she and her husband, John, were proud to see their son make a dream come true. “Starting a business together would be a test of any friendship, I’d think,” John Becker said. “But not only did they start a business, they stayed friends.” John Becker said he liked the Quakertown Stout. “I like a strong-tasting beer. Because I like to taste my beer,” he said. “I’m a Guinness drinker, and I don’t like the light beers all that much. Yeah, I’d take another of these.” About an hour after the event began, a steady line out of the bar’s door reached Oak Street. Mullins and Arentis were mobbed by friends and wellwishers who insisted the pair take a photo with them. “It honestly hasn’t set in yet,” Bobby Mullins said, taking in the crowd. A moment later, someone would tap Mullins on the arm to tell him the news: three of the five kegs were tapped. “It’s really been awesome, actually, to have all of these people out here this early. We’ve worked really hard for the last two years to make this happen,” Mullins said. What started as a hobby, crafting beer in the Mullins’ garage, grew into a business plan. The pair received a $10,000 award from the University of North Texas, and then watched as their crowdsourcing campaign on Kickstarter.com brought in $34,002 in contributions from 371 backers, some of whom had never tasted the craft beers the company had concocted and offered at tastings.
Photo by Al Key
Armadillo Ale Works co-founder Bobby Mullins stands in front of Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor in Denton “We worked really hard to get our brand out there,” said Arestis, who shook hands and answered pleas for photos for hours. “I’ve been working for somebody else since I was 14. Now, this is it. This is all I’m doing. I’ve always wanted to have my own business.
Arestis and Mullins had originally dreamed of opening a brewery in Denton. Eventually, they agreed to license their beers to Deep Ellum Brewing Co. They still operated as Armadillo Ale Works, and their beer will bear the brand on draft taps at Dan’s Silverleaf,
the Mellow Mushroom and Lucky Lou’s on Fry Street. And once Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Armadillo are ready to distribute canned beers, the Ale Works’ label will be in the cans. For the first commercial batch,
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patrons got a souvenir pint glass bearing the Armadillo Ale Works brand. The stout earned thumbs up in the crowd. “I’m really into home brewing and local beer,” said Brandi Lackey, who sent a Facebook invitation for the celebration to her friends. “I think it’s really good, actually. After you sip, you kind of taste it a few seconds later. It’s smooth. I think it’s a nice syrupy flavor. I think I taste syrup?” Mullins confirmed her guess. The stout includes roasted barley, oats, wheat “and lots of maple syrup.” Matt and Katie Beth Miller attended with their pet pug, Huckleberry. They said the beer tasted good. If they were to have it with a meal, they said they’d take the stout for an allAmerican spin. “I would say a burger,” Katie Beth Miller said. “I think it’d taste good with a nice burger.” Ray McGrath and Jason Daugherty stopped in at the drafthouse to get the weekend started. They didn’t know about the stout unveiling, but bought a pint because it was on special, Daughtery said. “I like it,” McGrath said. “I like stouts, like Guinness. I think this beer has a nice hoppy [flavor] there at the end. It’s kinda nice.” Daughtery said he normally drinks a light beer but could easily drink Quakertown Stout with buffalo wings with blue cheese. Arestis and Mullins said they’re excited to dive back into work. What’s up next for the local craft beer company? “We’re working on our Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale,” Arestis said. “It’s a nice sessionable beer for the spring. It’s a lighter beer.” LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877. Her e-mail address is cbreeding @dentonrc.com.
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Kohlâ€™s opens its doors in Denton By Karina RamĂrez
Kohlâ€™s Department Stores opened its long-awaited Denton location at 9 a.m. Wednesday March 6 inside the Rayzor Ranch Shopping Center. The 56,000-square-foot store at 2620 W. University Drive features new store designs that include updated check-out stations, newly designed shopping carts and strollers and updated fitting rooms throughout the store including fitting rooms for misses and juniors. The store also provides an expanded customer service area relocated to the front of the store as in most new locations with in-store WiFi and electronic signs in all departments, according to a news release. The Denton store was Kohlâ€™s 85th location in Texas and one of nine stores that was scheduled to open across the country this spring, officials with the company said. Doug Gorton, district manager for the new Kohlâ€™s location, said in a news release he was excited to bring the store to Denton. The Denton store was built according to a prototype and received a gold level Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the release. Aimee Bissett, the cityâ€™s economic development director, said she was looking forward to the grand opening. â€œKohlâ€™s has contributed to the Denton communityâ€™s environmentally friendly attitude by using recycled and regionally sourced building materials, water-conserving landscaping and an Energy Star-rated roof,â€? Bissett said in an e-mail. The store brings 105 local jobs to the area, she said. Linda Hinton, general man-
ager for developer RED Development, LLC, said the tenants were also looking forward to the storeâ€™s opening. â€œIt is a huge boost to the economy there and much needed,â€? she said. â€œPeople there are going to have a convenient location where they can shop and dine.â€? Kohlâ€™s opened not far from where a former Kmart once stood at Bonnie Brae Street and University Drive. The store, which closed in 2003, left northern Denton residents having to drive further to find department store clothing and other basic items. In addition to Kohlâ€™s, Sugar Queen Cupcakes, Famous Footwear, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store and Petco, are scheduled to open this year, Hinton said. The stores are scheduled to open during the first and second quarter of 2013. No other opening dates were provided. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohlâ€™s is a department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories and home products, according to its website. The company ended the fourth quarter with 1,146 stores in 49 states, compared with 1,127 stores at the same time last year, according to its financial filing report. A ribbon cutting for the Denton store was held at 8:45 a.m. before the official store opening. Denton store hours are 9 a.m. through 11 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. KARINA RAMĂ?REZ can be reached at 940-566-6878. Her e-mail address is kramirez@ dentonrc.com.
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Vital Statistics BUILDING PERMITS The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in February. 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 All About Mac, 1206 W. Hickory St. ACGP Inc., 3923 Morse St., No. 109 Harris Cook LLP, 1512 E. McKinney St., No. 101 Radiant Smiles, 1800 Brinker Road, No. 290 Re-Cutz Barber Shop, 525 Fort Worth Drive, No. 303 The Boyd Girls, 125 E. Oak St. Tierra Resources LLC, 501 S. Carroll Blvd., No. 230 COMMERCIAL ALTERATION 3-Point Collision Repair, 1003 Shady Oaks Drive Clearwire, 813 S. Elm St. D & D Sports Med., 318 San Jacinto Blvd., No. 108 Denton County Customs, 3701 E. McKinney St., Building 7, No. 105 DR Horton, 3012 Frontier Drive House of Flava, 1811 Shady Oaks Drive, No. 120 J&C Price Family Parter, 2516 Louise St. Joann Fabrics & Crafts, 2640 W. University Drive, No. 1276 Mulberry St. Collective, 110 Mulberry St. Payless Shoesource, 2201 S. I-35E, M-2 Payless Shoes, 2201 S I-35E., No. 1311 Shift Coffee LLC, 112 E. Prairie Sukhothai Restaurant, 1502 W. Hickory St. COMMERCIAL Brad Mann, 1900 University and Gay St. DCTA, 1101 Teasley Lane, No. 101 First Church of the Naz., 3600 Kings Row Herman J. Oosterwijk, 215 E. University Drive Robert J. Hooper, 501 W. Hickory St. RESIDENTIAL Audra Oaks Home Builders 2900 Dana Lane
Beazer Homes 3205 Glen Crest Lane 3208 Glen Crest Lane 3216 Glen Crest Lane 7320 Desert Willow Drive 7328 Desert Willow Drive Carmen Investments Inc. 3232 Club View Drive Century Custom Homes 1108 Tallahassee Drive David Mathias 7808 Oak Creek Lane DR Horton 904 Regency Court First Texas Homes 4004 Autumn Path Road Forestar Real Estate Group 4201 Autumn Path Road 4201 Red Wolfe Road 4205 Red Wolfe Road 4208 Red Wolfe Road
Innovation Builders 2904 Siena Drive 5908 Eagle Mountain Drive Moore & Smith Builders 2809 Roland Drive Richard Bodo 3913 Maggies Meadow Robson Ranch 11604 Southerland Drive 11609 Southerland Drive 12005 Pepperidge Ave. 8917 Perimeter St. 9913 Teakwood Ave. Shane T. Berger 416 W. El Paseo St. Shepherd Place Homes 1305 Raleigh Path Road Standard Pacific Homes 4009 Autumn Path Road 4213 Autumn Path Road 4213 Red Wolfe Road 4220 Red Wolfe Road Tuscan Ventures Ltd. 3009 Montebello Drive 3017 Bella Lago Drive Standard Pacific of Texas 4200 Red Wolfe Road
HFG VOC LP. 4733 Redbud Drive 6282 Sun Ray Drive
William R. Roepka Jr. 1402 Lakeview Blvd.
History Maker Homes 6288 Sun Ray Drive
Wyndham Custom Homes 3620 Cotten Drive 3713 Chapel Hill Lane
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SALES TAX The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptrollerâ€™s Office for February. 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. 75034 AVI-Parts International Inc., AVI-Parts International Inc., 15222 King Road, Suite 401, Little Elm Sonja Felicia Bennett, Styles By Sonja, 2030 Bishop Hill, Little Elm 75065 Amanda Green and Michelle Kuzov, Gnomemade, 141 Folly Beach Drive, Trailer 3, Lake Dallas Billy C. Oglesby, Oglesby Asset Management, 108 Northfield Circle, Hickory Creek MCG Catering LLC, MCG Catering LLC, 5301 Queens Court, Lake Dallas Melanie M. Cooley, The Klozer, 500 Waters Edge Drive, Apt. 115, Lake Dallas Native Technology Inc., Native Technology Inc., 62 Lakewood Drive, Hickory Creek Savage Communications LLC, Savage Communications, 14 Hickory Hills Blvd., Hickory Creek Steve Forgey and Wanda Forgey, Lake Dallas Sales, 352 Betchan St., Lake Dallas VPI Holding Co., VPI Holding Co., 500 Swisher Road, Lake Dallas 75068 Carmen G. Montoya, Carmen G. Montoya, 320 Parakeet Drive, Little Elm Chady Bagley, Letsie and Lola Boutique, 2421 Bridgeport Drive, Little Elm Craig D. Powers, Grout 'Power', 2637 Calmwater Drive, Little Elm Damion Edwards Sr., 1 Black Box World, 240 Northwood Drive, Little Elm Dion Andrews, C.R.E.A.M Entertainment, 2425 Breanna
Way, Little Elm Emmanuel Adedeji and Gabriel Elaiho, G-12 Investment, 2704 Cedar Crest Drive, Little Elm Hillary Johnson, Wrap It Fast, 2437 Northwind Drive, Little Elm Katie Merrill, Katiemerrill.com, 2632 Harbor Lights Drive, Little Elm Kim Maynard, One Letter At A Time, 2737 Elderberry Lane, Little Elm Kristin Tara Giddens, Epooldepot.com, 2036 Lake Pointe Drive, Little Elm Next Gen Audio Video Inc., Next Gen Audio Video Inc., 504 Hummingbird Drive, Little Elm Patricia Solis, Tacos Y Tortas Dona Chelo, 500 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm Perfect Parties LLC, Perfect Parties LLC, 708 Lake Meadow Lane, Little Elm Royal Crest Limo Inc., Royal Crest Limo Inc., 2596 Still Springs Drive, Little Elm Sabrina Michelle Pettigrew, I Scream You Scream, 1036 Lake Trail Drive, Little Elm 76201 A.C. Behrens Sporting Equipment LLC, A.C. Beherns Sporting Equipment LLC, 500 Northridge St., Denton Authentique LLC, Authentic Yoga Life, 218 N. Austin St., Denton Cheapscapes LLC, Cheapscapes LLC, 624 W. University Drive, Suite 323, Denton Clay Lee Pritchard, Clay's Sportscards, 1011 W. Chestnut St., Apt. 1, Denton Denton Conferette LLC, Denton Conferette, 109
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Vital Statistics MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for February. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $116.06 1512 Club, 1512 W. Hickory St., Denton, $4,952.78 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $2,443.84 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $11,831.40 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $1,964.62 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $10,639.16 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM 423, Little Elm, $5,045.46 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Hubba Road, Denton, $618.66 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, $3,120.88 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $328.02 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S I-35E, Denton, $301.70 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $2,753.10 Boomerjack Wings No. 8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $1,348.76 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $3,559.08 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $6,333.74 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $291.62
Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $2,251.90 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $7,069.58 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $4,902.94 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35S, Denton, $5,416.88 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $136.50 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $224 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton, $63 Chuy's, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $9,768.64 Cool Beans, 1210 W Hickory St., Denton, $8,727.46 Courtyard by Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $546.84 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $119.98 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $617.96 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $2,011.52 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $5,257.70 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $3,895.36 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $4,181.66 Don Jose Mexican Food & Cantina, 301 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $514.08 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton,
SALES TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Industrial St., Denton Grece Hajnasr, Denton Facial Spa, 903 N Elm St., Suite 103, Denton Greenbriar Denton Restaurant LLC, Rusty Taco Denton 1, 210 E. Hickory St., Denton IDK Associates Inc., DYK Quality Tradings, 526 N. Locust St., Suite 3, Denton Kent Barrow and Toryn Haynes, Funk Y Beard, 624 W. University Drive, No. 158, Denton Kohl's Illinois Inc., Kohl's No. 1461, 2620 W. University Drive, Denton Mallory Schier, Spino Studios, 802 W. Collins St., Denton Marilyn Kocurek and Allison Hasserd, Infinite Blue Bird, 1213 Tulane Drive, Denton Michael Donald White, Two B's and A V, 424 Bryan St., Denton Nancy B. Frenkel, Ellenymelleny Elenarose, 1704 Westchester St., Denton North Texas Sticker Station LLC, Denton Used Cars, 1103 W. University Drive, Denton Sarah Gabriela Westrup, Sunbeam Operations, 515 Wainwright St., Apt. A, Denton The Dime Store LLC, The Dime Store, 510 S Locust St., Denton 76203 Katelyn Elizabeth Patrick, Bloggerlust, 1155 Union Circle, Denton, 76205 ALDI (Texas) LLC, ALDI (Texas) LLC, No. 37, 1105 S. Loop 288, Denton Jesus Milton Ardon, Red's Texas Dogs & More, 1255 S. Loop 288, Denton Louang LLC, Sweet Basil, 1800 S. Loop 288, Denton Marianne Reed, Marianne Joy Photography, 1309 Angelina Bend Drive, Denton Pacesetter Promotions LLC, Pacesetter Promotions LLC, 723 S. I-35E, Suite 224, Denton Point Gaming LLC, Point Gaming, 2224 Pembrooke Place, Denton RLC Holdings Inc., Title Boxing Club, 725 S. I-35E, Suite 152, Denton Rudra Hospitality LLC, Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive, Denton Sweet T's Auto Sales LLC, Sweet T's Auto Sales LLC, 1129 Fort Worth Drive, Denton
Thomas Ponder, Mr. Peanut Brittle, 2220 Stonegate Drive, Denton 76207 Advanced Microbial Solutions LLC, Advanced Microbial Solutions LLC, 4951 Dakota Lane, Denton Container King Inc., Container King, 3020 Ganzer Road, Denton Dennis L. McCredie, Esmeralda Company, 208 Willow Stone St., Denton Groggy Dog Sportswear & Graphic Design LLC, Groggy Dog Sportswear & Graphic Design LLC, 4017 Mesa Drive, Denton Lisa Ann Walker, Butterflies and Boots, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 400, Denton Terry George Price, Priceless Pearl Puppetry, 4937 Stuart Road, Trailer 195, Denton 76208 A.C. Behrens Sporting Equipment LLC, A.C. Behrens Sporting Equipment LLC, 3916 E. McKinney St., Denton Debra Jean Yockel, Designs By Debra, 5200 Lake Shore Lane, Lot 54, Denton Denton Auto Barn LLC, Denton Auto Barn, 3326 E. University Drive, Denton Ginger Galloway McCormack, Perennial Path Plant Farm, 1035 S. Trinity Road, Denton Paramount Biomedical Repairs LLC, Paramount Biomedical Repairs LLC, 1406 N. Corinth St., Suite 407, Corinth Paul Whitlock, Green Valley Beam & Truss Co., 3824 Deer Forest Drive, Denton PSL Technology Corporation, PSL Technology Corporation, 3805 Emerald Park Drive, Corinth Replenish Skin Care LLC, Replenish Skin Care LLC, 4405 E. McKinney St., Denton Sold Fast and Easy LLC, Sold Fast and Easy LLC, 311 Lakeshore Road, Shady Shores 76209 Amanda Paige Cave, Mandy Cave Watercolor, 1724 Red Oak Court, Denton Brandon Copley, Copley Designs, 1500 Paco Trail, Denton Devan McDonald and Kristina McDonald, D&K Gourmet Services, 420 Audra Lane, Apt. G, Denton Evan Shade Ishmael, Street Rat Skate Shop, 3900 Titan Trail, Denton Gary Lynn Thomas, T's Cottage Books & More, 1324
$1,614.48 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $2,171.40 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $2,872.38 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $4,734.24 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $10,989.02 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $9,253.02 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $1,709.82 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $344.68 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $458.78 Gerhard's, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton, $774.48 Gerhard's, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton, $772.66 Good Eats No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $0 Hailey's, 122 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $2,981.16 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $8,244.60 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,887.54 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $942.90 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $459.06 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $12,109.86 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $7,640.92 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $10,829.84 J.R. Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $5,278.00 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,757.04 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,040.48
Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $2,448.60 Keiichi, 500 N Elm St., Denton, $838.32 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $382.20 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $1,463.70 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $1,942.92 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $4,563.44 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $1,995.14 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $738.22 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $423.36 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $21,874.30 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $21,450.66 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $3,514 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,477.48 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $630.42 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $63 Mexi-Go Restaurant, 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $1,012.48 Mi Sueno Club, 2648 FM407E, Suite 150, Bartonville, $2,847.18 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex Café, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $770.28 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $997.64 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $1,713.74
Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $2,059.26 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E. Oak St., Denton, $10,113.74 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $1,654.52 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $1,166.34 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $5,423.04 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,993.38 Pedro's Tex Mex. & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $399 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $189.56 Phil Miller Post No. 2205, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $1,697.92 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $14.84 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N Prairie St., Pilot Point, $12.60 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $32.34 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $5,523.84 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $1,535.52 Red Lobster No. 6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,234 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $1,521.80 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $11,779.46 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $12,507.32 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $5,120.22 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $5,450.48 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288,
Pickwick Lane, Denton Idea America LLC, Idea America LLC, 423 E. Sherman Drive, Denton Jnana LLC, Jnana LLC, 111 E. University Drive, Suite 105-216, Denton Michael Bailey Kaptain, M K Photo Group, 2905 Howard Court, Denton Ricardo J Perez & Emmanuel Iglesias, Olmeca Auto Salvage, 2512 Liberty Lane, Denton Sean Will, Canine Training Center, 2817 Stockton St., Denton Shiitake Swerve LLC, Shiitake Swerve, 2503 Sherwood St., Denton
Aubrey Athletic Booster Club/ Football, Aubrey High School/ Aubrey Athletic Booster Club, 510 Spring Hill Road, Aubrey Brenda Diane Little, Little Fizzles, 8612 Wagon Trail, Cross Roads Defender Motors LLC, Defender Motors, 14535 Aubrey Industrial Park, Aubrey Defender Supply LLC, Defender Supply, 14535 Aubrey Industrial Park, Aubrey Innotech Water Solutions LLC, Innotech Water Solutions LLC, 6740 Blackjack Oaks Road, Aubrey J Concepcion Soto Gonzalez, Sotos Repairs, 1700 Canvasback, Aubrey James E. Cooper Jr., Big Blue Catfish Publishing, 1244 Goldeneye, Aubrey Larry Lehere and Kimberly Lehere, New Vistas Marketing, 1001 Roundup St., Cross Roads Paloma Creek Chicken Venture LLC, Paloma Creek Chicken Venture No. 4 LLC, 26735 US Highway 380E, Suite 101, Little Elm Rustic Furniture Depot Inc., Same Day Mattress, 9930 US Highway 380, Cross Roads Rustic Furniture Depot Inc., Rustic Furniture Depot Inc., 11901 US Highway 380, Cross Roads Upper Park Cafe LLC, Upper Park Cafe LLC, 200 S. Main St., Aubrey
Trent Road, Krum Jeffrey Creeach and Marlayna Creeach, Shekinah ArtsCreative Services, 6516 Gregg Road, Krum Jimmy Dale Whisenhunt, Whisenhunt Industries, 13672 Pruett Road, Krum Kay L. Duffy, Duffys Designs, 6213 High Meadows Drive, Krum Teresa Morin, Lunar Orange, 10550 Jackson Road, Krum Wilbur-Ellis Company, Wilbur-Ellis Company, 8279 Jackson Road, Krum
76210 Alisia Soria, Taqueria Uruapan, 3912 Teasley Lane, Denton America I.C. Connection Inc., Legeecy Music, 1105 Palo Verde Drive, Denton Chad D. Howard, Padscape, 3105 Mark Lane, Denton Igus Bearings Inc., Igus Inc., 2605 Valencia Lane, Denton J. A. Coffey Jr., M.D. P.A., Plastic Surgery Center Of North Texas P. A., 3201 Colorado Blvd., Denton Melvin Dwayne Irvin Sr., Irvin's Barbecue, 2716 Weslayan Drive, Denton MVP Sports Recruiting LLC, MVP Sports Recruiting LLC, 600 Regency Court, Denton Onye Kachi Kalu, Gods Grace Motors, 8008 Mirror Rock Lane, Denton Rebecca Noel Covin, Baby Signsù With Becca, 7708 Mosspoint Court, Denton Suzanne Mae Weeks, Finishing Touches, 1411 Cheyenne Trail, Corinth William H. Atkinson, Wha Computer Systems, 3215 Juneau Drive, Corinth 76226 Barbara Ellen Leuschner, Ellen Leuschner, 1031 Badminton Drive, Bartonville Charles Jimmy Taylor Jr., JT's Lawncare & Landscaping, 3232 Stonecrop Trail, Denton Erica Layne Stauver, Texray Laboratory Services, 2505 Chipping Campden Road, Denton Marie Elaine Fields, Marie Elaine Fields, 3305 Buckthorn Lane, Denton Ms. Piggy's Catering LLC, Ms. Piggy's Catering LLC, 2126 Hamilton Drive, Suite 440, Argyle Stephanie R. Phillips, Craftysteals, 320 W. Jeter Road, Bartonville Taylor Landscape Company LLC, Taylor Landscape Company LLC, 13040 Stonebridge Road, Argyle 76227
76234 All-In Well Testing LLC, All-In Well Testing LLC, 1602 W. Business 380, Suite 900, Decatur Fernihough Enterprises Inc., TLC Landscape and Irrigation, 2601 S. Highway 287, Decatur Fernihough Enterprises Inc., TLC Lawnmover Sales and Repair, 2601 S. Highway 287, Decatur Jrobs Sports and Fitness LLC, Jrobs Sports and Fitness LLC, 3103 S. Garland St., Decatur Marshall Fox, Marshall Fox, 307 S. Trenchard St., Decatur Parker's Lone Star Vapor LLC, Parker's Lone Star Vapor LLC, 1208 S. FM51, Suite M, Decatur Randy Edgmon, JRS Tools, 105 Mesquite Drive, Decatur Ray R. Bates, Soyawannabe a Cowboy, 2170 County Road 4360, Decatur Richard Alan Gilbreath Jr., Double Tap Ordinance, 169 Hawk Ridge Road, Decatur Texas Custom Trailers LP, Texas Custom Trailers LP, 2050 N. Highway 287, Decatur William K. Burke & Thomas E. Cope, North Texas Tire and Automotive, 103 S. Highway 287, Decatur 76249 Angela Trail Baker, Sparkle & Spunk, 202 W. McCart St., Krum Brandon Shawn Rogers, Lazy R Consignments, 1448
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76258 Four Horsemen Travelodge LLC, Four Horsemen Travelodge LLC, 1301 N. Highway 377, Pilot Point Mindi Rae Storey-Johnson, Mindi Storey-Johnson, 455 Emberson Ranch Road, Pilot Point Moises T. Camargo, Plus + Nine USA Handy Man, 1266 N. Washington St., Pilot Point Roy Clinton Brock Jr., Brock's Photos, 12929 Saint John Road, Pilot Point Ruben Aguirre, Better/Shop, 566 E. Liberty St., Pilot Point Shirley Jean Adas, Adasart, 10020 Bluffview Circle, Pilot Point Steven Clair Smith, Steve Sales, 701 E. Roewe St., Pilot Point 76259 BMY Investment Corp., Sprinkles Donuts, 103 N. FM156, Ponder Craig Alan Loe, Southwest Construction, 16656 Old Stoney Road, Ponder E. A. Pest Control a Texas Corporation, E. A. Pest Control, 1511 Stoneway Drive N., Ponder Shale Tank Truck LLC, Shale Tank Truck LLC, 17709 US Highway 380W, Ponder 76266 April Porter Moren, Southern Cross Flowers, 4969 Sam Bass Road, Sanger Big Mommas Catfish and Pies LLC, Big Mommas Catfish and Pies LLC, 303 Bolivar St., Sanger Carmen Robertson, C & B Collectibles, 3671 Huling Road, Sanger Glenn R. Ervin, Texas Massage Chair Professional, 208 N. 10th St., Sanger Hector Chapa, Chapa Enterprises, 8399 Lamar St., Sanger Joshua Lorthridge, N8 Sound, 953 Little Joe Road, Sanger Judy Milburn, Hometown Custom Services, 13182 Corrida Lane, Sanger TVET Operating PLLC, Animal Hospital on Milam Road, 2490 Milam Road E., Sanger
Vital Statistics LIENS
The following liens were posted in February at the Denton County Clerk’s office.
The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in February in the Denton County Clerk’s Office.
STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Beps Restaurant Group LLC, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton Custom Cabinet Doors Inc., P.O. Box 580, Pilot Point Fry St. Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton Jonathan Lance Bell, 2560 Tower Ridge Drive, Apt. 1228, Corinth Kent J. Graves, 6724 Hayling Way, Denton Little Gabby's Inc., 3013 Pottery Trail, Corinth Mark Rollins and Carolyn J. Rollins, 5032 Golden Circle, Denton Ranvir Singh, 4409 Carriage Lane Circle, Corinth The Dam Store LLC, 256 N. Highway 377
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 Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
$3,076.49 $268,524.19 $2,708.78 $1,256.16 $6,030.69 $22,630.49 $1,182,359.39 $30,956.91 $2,203.85
REC. DATE 02/05/2013 02/20/2013 02/11/2013 02/20/2013 01/31/2013 02/20/2013 01/31/2013 02/05/2013 02/05/2013
RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS DFW Acrylic and Plastering Inc., 2126 James St., Denton Jon W. Holliman, P.O. Box 1048, Sanger Juan Rolando Chavez, 901 Sunset St., Denton Michael B. Miller, 1017 Oakland St., Denton Michael B. Miller, 1017 Oakland St., Denton MSMS Inc., 1025 Dallas Drive, Denton
Franchise 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 Limited sales excise and use tax
$3,565.57 $1,404.64 $1,077.93 $4,153.32 $4,153.32 $38,892.29
01/31/2013 02/20/2013 01/31/2013 02/05/2013 02/22/2013 02/04/2013
TYPE 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 941 941 940, 944 1040
AMOUNT $1,139.24 $3,030.65 $28,284.77 $17,767.86 $67,789.80 $5,707.59 $16,649.64 $88,590.23 $13,603.13 $27,753.78 $3,821.08 $229,683.30 $47,625.28
REC. DATE 02/20/2013 02/20/2013 02/25/2013 02/20/2013 02/25/2013 02/12/2013 02/25/2013 02/06/2013 02/25/2013 02/25/2013 02/12/2013 02/20/2013 02/06/2013
TYPE 6672 6672 941 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 6672 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $168,592.22 $168,595.24 $24,204.13 $67,295.79 $9,576.68 $10,593.52 $6,350.00 $14,498.66 $43,567.41 $202,204.41 $59,783.35 $6,614.22 $12,766.76
REC. DATE 02/20/2013 02/20/2013 02/06/2013 02/20/2013 02/19/2013 02/06/2013 02/25/2013 02/25/2013 02/20/2013 02/25/2013 02/12/2013 02/20/2013 02/20/2013
CONTRACTOR Rembe Construction Inc. Outdoor Living Pool & Patio CJ Constructions Ddarin Cooper Absolute Pools John Schedcik Tremont Construction Services Ltd.
AMOUNT $350,500 $34,685.28 $121,859.42 $10,521 $40,000 $204,498 $779,971
REC. DATE 01/31/2013 02/14/2013 02/25/2013 02/05/2013 02/05/2013 02/05/2013 02/19/2013
FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Elizabeth I. Eckols, 304 Joshua St., Denton Elizabeth I. Eckols, 304 Joshua St., Denton John Hernandez, 3800 Redstone Road, Denton Lee and S. Company, 3606 S. I-35E, No. 100, Denton Michael R. Brown, 3924 Drexel Drive, Denton Mikele J. Moore, 2104 Loon Lake Road, Denton Paul Baker II Silvernale, 2010 W. Oak St., Denton Randall S. Boyd, 123 N. Elm St., Denton Richard L. James, 1220 Duncan St., Denton Ryco Medreview LLC, 919 S. Carroll Blvd., Denton Sukhothai Restaurant Inc., 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224, Denton Thomas J. Courture, 805 S. Woodrow Lane, Dnton Timoth S. and Anisa J. Robinson, 3909 Miramar Drive, Denton
RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Ada I. Nwaneri, 11670 Virginia City Lane, Ponder Chris I. Nwaneri, 11670 Virginia City Lane, Ponder Dasco Manufacturing Inc., 5000 Energy Place, Building 300-B, Denton Denise Jareck-Mallia, 1706 Mallard Drive, Corinth Eddie D. Huckaby, 405 Leaning Tree St., Krum Grace E. and Kevin J. Harrington, 1602 Shadow Crest Drive, Corinth Johnie D. White, 912 Duncan St., Denton Johnie D. White, 912 Duncan St., Denton Joseph F. Hartle, 1503 Marbellas Court, Corinth Kevin A. Hubbard, 3004 Broken Bow St., Denton Steven W. and Ellen Malone, 1004 Stonecrest Road, Argyle Thomas E. Garrett, 3307 Poseidon Drive, Corinth William B. and Debra White Keith, 1420 Kings Row, Denton
MECHANICS LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Jay R. and Jessica T. Koerbacher, 7311 Colton Lane, Pilot Point Keith G. and Susan Woodard, 4521 Shagbark Drive, Argyle Olga Cortez and Shane Jester, 1418 Hidden Oaks Circle, Denton Robert C. and Amy M. Hodges, 121 George Owens, Ponder Robert C. and Amy M. Hodges, 121 George Owens, Ponder Robert C. and Amy M. Hodges, 121 George Owens, Ponder Shane T. Berger, 416 El Paseo, Denton
MIXED BEVERAGE TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Denton, $202.30 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124, Denton, $14,216.44 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM156, Ponder, $1,006.18 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1, Little Elm, $427.14 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger, $2,376.36 Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $124.32 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $647.92 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $6,624.10
Swishers, 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas, $0 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $2,646.70 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $6,350.12 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,595.58 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,420.60 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point,$0 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $6,918.66 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $4,053.28 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $7,010.50 The Lion's Den, 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $1,382.64 The Olive Garden Italian, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton,
$4,003.72 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,437.10 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $2,504.88 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,400 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $3,912.72 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $168 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,339.82 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $1,785.70 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $4,028.78 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $2,453.22 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $0
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
Abel Ramirez, El Amigo Tire, 5313 Fishtrap Road, Denton Al Ferrara and Chris Goodridge, NTX Cyclones, 6201 English Saddle Lane, Denton Alan Blanquicet, The Boss Nation, 9100 Teasley Lane, N7, Denton Allan J. Rosenbaum, Denton County Spine, 121 W. Hickory St., Denton Allison Hasserd and Marilyn Kocvrek, infinite Blue Bird, 1213 Tulane St., Denton Andrew Gibeaut and Dallas Crilley, Easy AS APP, 2411 S. I35E, Apt. 1516, Denton Anthony Robackouski, Anthony Robackouski, 1819 Westminster St., No. 203, Denton Cary Martin, Pixel and Grain, 2801 Spencr Road, No. 1104, Denton Cecil W. Biggs, Affiliated Mortgage Lending, 211 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton Corey Luster and Millie Luster, Millie Luster Cosmetics, 4713 Dogwood Drive, Denton Dawn Biggerstaff, Wheels of Grace Delivery Service, 3409 Sunnydale, Denton Deanie Willis and Amy C. Griffin, The Poppy Seed Cake Baking Co., 418 Magnolia St., Denton Denton Surgicare partners Ltd., Baylor Surgicare at Denton, 250 S. I-35E, Denton Donna Langford, The Senior's Advocate, 2801 Spencer Road, No. 1106, Denton Dorothy A. Kuhn, Power My Dreams, 521 Roberts St., Denton Edgar Orta, Yohann Construction and Service, 2800 Ft. Worth Drive, Lot 92, Denton Emigdio Perez and Taylor Ice, Centenario Salon, 5800 N. I-35, No. 214 A-B, Denton George M. Lambert, DentalRealty.net, 225 W. Hickory St., Denton Gloria E. Otomewo, GloryBest, 1407 Bernard St., Apt. 2028, Denton Grece Hajnasr, Denton Facial Spa, 903 N. Elm Suite, No. 103, Denton James E. and Amanda D. Posey, 24/7 Neighborhood Gym, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 161, Denton James Hulbin, Photosinmotion, 900 Circle View Lane, Denton Jessy Ezell, Jessy Window Tint, 610 Crescent St., Denton Joe Kersey, Arym Surplus Dpot, 9826 Angel Bend, Denton John M. Quinn, Inventions 2011, 5200 Lake Shore Lane, No. 26, Denton Jordan Kerzee and Andrew Armstrong, Ground Glass, 128 Linden Drive, Denton Joyce McCray, McCray Realty, 2504 Whispering Oaks, Denton
Ken Miller, NAPA Auto Parts, 1005 Dallas Drive, Denton Le'dean N. Arnold, The Sabbath Breed, 3500 E. McKinney St., No. 10105, Denton Le'dean N. Arnold, Twisted, 3500 E. McKinney St., No. 10105, Denton Margarita Lopez, Taqeria Uruapan, 3912 Teasley Lane, Denton Michael Bailey Kaptain, M.K. Photo Group, 2905 Howard Court, Denton Michael Moreland and Joshua Jones, Community Car Wash, P.O. Box 1602, Denton Natalie Weaver, Weaver Representatives, 1925 Parkside Drive, Denton Norma J. Helsten, Qi Aesthetics, 215 E. University Drive, Denton Paulett Casper, HandMade Comforts & Gifts, 1814 Creek Ave., Denton Penny Gustafson, Penny Gustafson, 813 Dayspring Drive, Denton Priscilla N. Lopez, Project Clean, 803 Anna St., Denton Priscilla Sanders and Pat Smith, Serve Denton, 821 N. Elm St., Denton Rachel E. Aughtry and Shelley M. Christner, Denton Independent Maker Exchange, 510 S. Locust St., Denton Rachel E. Aughtry and Shelley M. Christner, ETSY Denton, 510 S. Locust St., Denton Rachel E. Aughtry and Shelley M. Christner, The Dime Store, 510 S. Locust St., Denton Rick Baria, Property Enhancement, 5112 Edwards Road, Denton Sabino Cancino, Cancions Concrete, 809 Mulkey Lane, Denton Salamaan Ghaazee and Rick Del Castillo, Slick Rick's Lawn Solutions, 2320 Leslie St., Denton Salamaan Ghaazee, LuckyStyles Entertainment, 2320 Leslie St., Denton Sir Jherivante Starks, SirJScreaminJOE, 401 Northridge St., Denton Stace B. Patterson, Five Star Signing Agents, 6705 Smoketree Trail, Denton Stephen Brooks, Hunters Remodeling, 2208 Geneva Circle, Denton Timothy R. Trawick, Horny Toad Café & Bar, 5812 North I-35, Denton Tom Ponder, Mr. peanut Brittle, 2220 Stonegate Drive, Denton Vanessa Mesta, Once Upon A Child, 2315 Coorado Blvd., Suite 100, Denton William Durbin, Copassionate Healthcare Serices, 1805 Hinkle Drive, Suite 100, Denton
OIL AND GAS LISTINGS The following oil and gas reports for the month of February were posted by oilandgasreports.com LLC, P.O. Box 1540, Corpus Christi, TX 78403. For more information, visit www.oilandgasreports.com. DENTON COUNTY Lease: Alliance Graphics Unit Operator: Quicksilver Resources Inc. Location: 244.687-acre unit, T.S. Reyburn survey, A1130; Within Fort Worth Field: East Newark (Barnett Shale) Total Depth: 7469' Lease: Barnett Operator: Ryder Scott Management LLC Location: 352-acre unit, R.R. Jowell survey, A-660; 7 Miles NW of Ponder Field: East Newark (Barnett Shale) Total Depth: 8348' Lease: Harris-Westgate (SA) Operator: Vantage Fort Worth Energy LLC Location: 671.17-acre lease, R. Whitlock, A-1403; 3.8 Miles NW of Denton Field: Newark, East (Barnett Shale) Total Depth: 9000' Lease: Harris-Westgate (SA) Operator: Vantage Fort Worth Energy LLC Location: 671.17-acre lease, R. Whitlock, A-1403; 3.8 Miles NW of Denton Field: Newark, East (Barnett Shale)
Total Depth: 9000' Lease: Lorene Grissom Operator: Devon Energy Production Co. LP Location: 352-acre unit, R.D. Price survey, A-675; 12.91 Miles NW of Decatur Field: East Newark (Barnett Shale) Total Depth: 9000' Lease: Springside Operator: Eagleridge Operating LLC Location: 97.3-acre lease, T.W. Dougherty, A-357; 2 Miles S of Denton Field: Newark, East (Barnett Shale) Total Depth: 8575' Lease: Weatherby Operator: Burlington Resources O&G Co. LP Location: 351.15-acre unit, L.W. White survey, A-1412; 8.3 Miles NW of Krum Field: East Newark (Barnett Shale) Total Depth: 8411'
Denton Business Chronicle
Denton Business Chronicle
Published on Mar 12, 2013