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Organization recognizes community leaders
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The site in front of Golden Triangle Mall where Pollo Tropical will build its restaurant is shown in Denton.
Golden Triangle Mall to retain, upgrade Dillard’s By Steve Brown | The Dallas Morning News
major victory has been won in the battle for Denton consumers’ retail dollars and shopping habits. Developers have been busy since last year remodeling 34year-old Golden Triangle Mall on Interstate 35E, the heart of Denton’s largest shopping district. Competing developers have been trying to lure away the mall’s Dillard’s department store. But developer Cencor Realty Services and its partner MGHerring Group have just reached an agreement to retain and upgrade Dillard’s, officials with the Arkansas-based retailer confirm. It’s a huge win for a shopping mall that’s undergoing an eye-catching $30 million renovation. “We are going to expand and remodel their store,” said Cencor’s top officer, Herb Weitzman. “This is a big deal for Dillard’s and the mall.” Keeping the Dillard’s store is a validation for the developers, who almost three years ago bought the mall out of foreclosure. Back then the property was a
tired, darkly lit shopping center with rising vacancy rates and dismal prospects. Open-air retail centers opening up in Denton County were lining up to pick off the old mall’s tenants. But despite its age and dowdy looks, Golden Triangle had a great location at the southeast entrance to the city. And it is surrounded by acres of smaller, successful shopping strips. “The reason for this to survive is it’s the best location in Denton,” Weitzman said. “We took the risk when we bought it and had no new tenants yet. “We had the confidence in this location and bit the bullet.” Weitzman and his partners, along with Denton city leaders, felt that the old mall could be successful given a design and marketing reboot. The owners have rebuilt both the exterior and inside of Golden Triangle, with updated architecture and bigger skylights to bring more light in. “The whole feel of the property has changed,” general manager Matt Ludemann said. “We have brought nine new retailing ten-
ants to Denton, and three more are coming.” The mall is more than 90 percent leased. New tenants include Charlotte Russe, Body Central and Pro Image Sports. Out front in the parking lot, Pollo Tropical and Corner Bakery restaurants are being constructed. J.C. Penney has started remodeling its Golden Triangle store. And Barnes & Noble has renewed its lease as an anchor of the mall. “We have three big-box tenants we are talking to,” Weitzman said. Dillard’s will add about 30,000 square feet of space to its remodeled store, which will be repositioned close to the center of the mall. Revamping old shopping centers to meet new consumer tastes is one of the largest segments of the retail development business. “Remodeling is the name of the game now,” Weitzman said. “Our firm is renovating nine of its centers. “There is a huge amount of effort going into these transformations.”
From helping rid Southeast Denton of drugs and other crimes, to changing law enforcement culture and helping local residents in need, they’ve touched many lives in the area. Now the Southeast Denton Neighborhood Association is repaying the favors, honoring Lenn Carter, Cleopatra Birckbichler, Fred Hill and Leonard Logan Jr. recently for their years of contributions to the community. “Those four have done a lot for the neighborhood,” said Colette Johnson, president of the neighborhood association. “Cleo and Lenn started with the neighborhood group. Fred Hill has owned the only black funeral home in Denton and helped people in need. Leonard had his barbershop. …Those four have been really helpful and just made contributions in the neighborhood.” The Denton Record-Chronicle spoke to these leaders about their involvement in the community. Carter’s work in the community began about 15 years ago when his patrol assignment as a sergeant included Southeast Denton. For more than 30 years, Fred Hill owned People’s Funeral Home in Southeast Denton until selling the business in 2007. “Everyone in Denton knows Fred Hill,” Johnson said. While he provided funeral services for many residents over that time, he would also step in when people needed help with funeral costs, she said. Cleo Birckbichler was a patrol officer near the time SEDNA first started and often came to the meetings as a part of her police duties — “to attend, take notes and whatever complaints people had and formulate a plan to take care of any issues,” she said. While he cuts fewer heads of
hair these days, Leonard Logan Jr. is still going strong in the community. Johnson said she wanted to honor him for the 50 years of service he has given to the community. Logan’s Barber Shop was a gathering spot for people of all ages. “Logan’s Barber Shop helped all the elderly men without transportation, being right there in the neighborhood,” Johnson said. 3-3
County lake levels remain low Water levels at Denton County’s most popular lakes remain below normal because of the drought across Texas, posing potential problems for boaters and other recreational users as warmer weather approaches. All the lakes maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer on the Trinity River system are below their conservation pool, except Navarro, said Clay Church, public affairs specialist for the Corps’ Fort Worth district. Navarro, he said, is just a hair over its conservation pool. “We haven’t recovered,” he said. “The rain hasn’t happened to refill those lakes.” Corps officials plan to start a campaign in about a month to inform people about the low lake levels, Church said. “If they go out there today, they may see stumps and run into things that may usually be under water,” he said. Lewisville Lake, which provides water for both the cities of Dallas and Denton, was at 514.27 feet above sea level last month, about seven inches below the 521.08-foot level on the same date in 2011. “It’s low because a majority of the state of Texas is in drought,” he said. “[But] we’re releasing water. | CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Cartwright’s Ranch House at 111 N. Elm St. on the Denton Square. Cost is $12 per person. Call 940-387-5031 for reservations. Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.
visit computercrusher.com. Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.
Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave. Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, May 12, 7 p.m.
NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m.
American Association of University Women, Denton Branch meets at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant at 821 N. Locust St. Call 940-8983797. Visit http://denton-tx. aauw.net. Wednesday, May 7, 6 p.m.
Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly chapter meeting at Boy Scouts of America headquarters at 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane in Irving. Visit http://northtx.acpinternational.com/index.php/ events.
Index April 2014 | Vol. 10, No. 2 Publisher: Bill Patterson The contents of this free publication are copyrighted by Denton Publishing Company, 2008, a subsidiary of A.H. Belo Corp. (www.ahbelo.com, NYSE symbol: AHC), with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without permission, of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited. Denton Business Chronicle is published monthly by Denton Publishing Company, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at the Prairie House located at Texas Land & Cattle, 8398 S. Interstate 35. Cost is $18 for associates and builders with reservations and $20 for walkins. Call 940-383-0853.
Oakmont Women’s Club meets at St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. Call 940-3215599. Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m.
International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter, meets at BravoTech, 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000 in Dallas. Visit http:// dallas.iiba.org/index.php/home.
North Texas Society for Human Resource Management meets at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton. Cost to attend is $18 for members and first-time guests and $23 for returning non-members. Visit www.northtexasshrm.org.
Tuesday, May 6, noon
Thursday, April 17, 9 a.m.
Thursday, April 24, 11:30 a.m.
Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce meets at the Prairie House Restaurant at 10001 E. U.S. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost is $12 per person, reservations required. Call 940-3659781..
Investment Perspective Seminar hosted by financial adviser Kathy R. Bauer of Edward Jones at 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A, in Denton. Call 940-482-0280
SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free management counseling for prospective new business owners or existing business in trouble. Confidential, one-hour counseling sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at Denton’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752..
Wednesday, May 21, 11:30 a.m.
Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
Tuesday, April 22, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 17, 9 a.m.
Krum Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting at Northstar Bank, 1101 E. McCart St. in Krum. Call 940-482-6093. Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 6 p.m.
Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive. Friday, May 2, 7:30 a.m.
Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.
Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee at Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway and at the Re/Max Lake Cities at 3960 FM2181, Suite 100 in Hickory Creek. Wednesday, April 16, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, April 23, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, April 30, 7:15 a.m. in Hickory
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Electronics Recycling will take place at The Cupboard Natural Foods and Café, 200 W. Congress St. Drop off any computer-related equipment. For a list of accepted items and for more information,
Small-Business Breakfast meeting sponsored by the North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center at the Denton Chamber of Commerce, 414 W. Parkway St. Call 940380-1849. Tuesday, May 13, 7:15 a.m.
Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St.
Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m.
Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at Sidewalk Bistro off Interstate 35E at 2900 Wind River Lane. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, April 17, 8 a.m.
Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Los Toreros, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Tuesday, May 6, 11:30 a.m. Please tell us about your event or meet-
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Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201. She also can be reached at 940-566-6889.
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Quality at bargain prices
their competitive strengths and sensible management, great businesses tend to be very capital-efficient. They are able to prosper and grow without devouring lots of cash. The resulting power of compounding at high, sustained rates of return can seem magical over longtime horizons. Buffett now gets more in dividends each year from Coke than the entire amount he invested in Coke stock in the late '80s! In our own investment partnership, we draw upon many value-investing strategies. But we have a soft spot for highquality businesses. Over the last six years, our investments in such companies as Hershey, Coke, Walmart and Johnson & Johnson have been mentioned prominently in our articles. The financial crisis, as well as company-specific issues, had made the stocks of these great businesses cheap. Today, the stock market is up
nearly three-fold from its financial crisis lows. The Hersheys and Cokes are no longer cheap. Most small-cap stocks are downright expensive. And a speculative fever has driven up the likes of Tesla, Twitter and Netflix to ludicrously inflated valuations. (The sharp decline in these stocks last month suggests investors might be starting to come to their senses.) So it’s fair to ask: Are there any high-quality companies trading at bargain prices today? Thankfully, the answer is yes. The most intriguing group is the large, established technology companies. The stocks of world dominators like Apple, IBM and Intel (and several others) are trading as if they will decline and shrivel away. While growth rates have indeed slowed, the market’s assessment seems too pessimistic. Like Walmart and Johnson & Johnson a couple
Private land-use restrictions
statute begins to run on the breach of the covenant. However, if the initial breach is so insubstantial or inconsequential that the purpose of the covenant may still be realized, the statute does not begin to run until the violation becomes significant. Government and other entities with the power of eminent domain may acquire property free of restrictive covenants though the eminent domain process. In utilizing such rights, the condemning authority may be required to pay compensation to other affected land owners for the removal of the restrictions. Sale of property for delinquent ad valorem taxes does not invalidate any restrictions on the land sold. Municipalities may enact zoning ordinances for the general welfare of the community. Such ordinances may not destroy or impair otherwise valid restrictive covenants. Where the restrictive covenant is less restrictive than the zoning ordinance, the zoning
“Ben Graham said, buy cheap. Figure out what something’s worth and pay a lot less. Warren Buffett, Graham’s best student, made one little twist that made him one of the richest people in the world. He said, if I can buy a good business cheap, even better. Good businesses are those that earn very high returns on tangible capital.” — Joel Greenblatt, 2013 Morningstar interview
uccessful value investors have several qualities in common. They relish diving deep into companies to understand their businesses and finances. They cultivate a contrarian mindset, knowing that bargains are seldom found by following the herd. And they have the patience to wait for years for their ideas to work out,
Jonathon FITE | stoically handling setbacks along the way. But value investing also comes in many different flavors. Ben Graham, the father of value investing, was well-known for “net nets” — stocks that were trading at deep discounts to the liquidation value of their assets. Investing in these mediocre, but dirt-cheap, stocks provided Graham and his investors with excellent returns in the aftermath of the Great Depression.
rivate land-use restrictions are frequently found in planned community developments. Such restrictions may regulate the land use, as well as the size, location, quality, cost and composition of the improvements constructed on the land. They may exist on both residential and commercial real property. So long as the restrictions are not against public policy and are imposed in an otherwise legal manner, an owner may restrict its property as it desires. However, restrictions may not limit the use or prevent the assignability of the property to any person on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin. Additionally, state and federal law prohibits the use of restrictions to discriminate against persons with handicaps or disabilities. Any restriction which prohibits the use of the land is not enforceable. Restrictions may
Scott ALAGOOD | not require the use of wood shingles on residential properties. Restrictions are typically imposed on land by the owner through the use of signed and filed documents which may be referred to as deed restrictions; restrictive covenants; covenants, conditions and restrictions; easements; and servitudes. Instruments creating restrictions typically are for a limited duration and may provide for a mechanism to renew or extend them beyond the initial period. A restriction must contain an
Warren Buffett was Ben Graham’s best student at Columbia Business School. In his early career, Buffett achieved great success investing with Graham’s approach. But he was also a continuous learning machine. Influenced by his business partner Charlie Munger, Buffett refined his investment style to focus on stocks of hiqhquality businesses. By buying great business such as Coca Cola when they fell out of favor and became cheap, Buffett became the world’s wealthiest investor. But how do we identify highquality businesses? Joel Greenblatt, a successful investor and author of several excellent investment books, has a nice framework. He looks at Return on Capital — a measure of profit divided by the money invested within the business. Because of
exact description of the land upon which the restriction is being imposed. Restrictions may terminate automatically or through a process set forth in the instrument. Courts have refused to enforce restrictions where substantial violations exist and such amount to an abandonment or waiver of the right to enforce them. However, the violations must be so great as to place the average person on notice of such abandonment or waiver. For example, where a subdivision may be restricted to only allow metal ornate fencing, but 75 percent of the lot owners have built wooden privacy fencing, and such fencing exists for a prolonged period of time without any action being taken, such may constitute an abandonment or waiver of that particular restriction. The number, nature and severity of the violation, prior acts of enforcement, and
whether it is still reasonably possible to utilize the benefits intended by the restriction are factors which will be considered. Courts may not enforce restrictions where there has been a substantial change in the restricted property or the area surrounding the property such that enforcement of the restriction is no longer possible. Such change must be so drastic that the purpose of the restriction may no longer be achieved. Typically, this situation occurs when a long-time residential neighborhood or area over the years becomes commercial in nature. However, the single factor that a lot may be more valuable as commercial does not necessarily entitle the owner to avoid residential use restrictions placed on the property. Additionally, an action for breach of a restrictive covenant may be barred by the four-year statute of limitations. The
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Continuing a family legacy
Woman a third-generation Denton business owner after opening Velocity Physical Therapy with husband By Jenna Duncan
fter spending years in a small town, the Soells decided it was time to come home and, in a way, continue a family legacy. Maegan Soell, a native of Denton, and her husband, Doug, moved back to Denton in 2013 to open Velocity Physical Therapy, making Maegan Soell a third-generation Denton business owner after her grandfather and father. “We wanted to raise our family here, that was the big thing,” Doug Soell said. “Our daughter just started school and we didn’t want to be moving her around when she’s in third or fourth grade. This is obviously where [Maegan] wanted to be.” For her, this is a continuation of a family legacy, since her grandfather owned Lane’s Ice Cream on Congress Street and her father owns Lane Real Estate. “They’ve been really hard workers and good examples, so I always knew I wanted to do something, so now I get to help Doug start this,” Maegan Soell said. “The customer service was really good, but they also formed relationships, and that was the important thing. So we’re trying to do that with our patients.” Now, Maegan runs the front of the office while Doug runs the back, making Velocity one of the few independent physical therapy clinics in the area that is owned by a physical therapist. He is also one of a handful of certified orthopedic specialists in the city, and offers a continuing wellness program for patients after therapy is over, making the practice distinct.
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Maegan Soell and Doug Soell, owners of Velocity Physical Therapy on Teasley Lane in Denton, moved back to Denton in 2013 to open their business. This is their first independent venture, after Doug co-owned a practice in Duncan, Okla. There, they were able to build a fun, family friendly environment, something he said he is trying to replicate in Denton. “Our big thing is the family environment,” he said. “That’s what we strive to do, to make people feel like family. That was the theme throughout the other clinics I ran. People love that we worked together and how fun and friendly our environment is.” To start acclimating patients so they feel like family, Soell starts the first session by talking to the patient at length about their problem and any other complications so he can deter-
mine the root of the problem. From this, he can develop a treatment plan and begin to take action. For patient Edward Newton, who suffers from dizzy spells, this discussion took less than an hour before they began taking corrective action. “I’ve probably been to 20 doctors and everything else, and he told me within 45 minutes what my problem was when all other doctors couldn’t,” Newton said. “I’ve been fighting my problem for more than five years, and been going to him for a month and a week and he’s getting it straightened out — and I feel like a human being again.” Vertigo, the term for chronic
dizziness, is one of Soell’s specialties, as well as orthopedic physical therapy. The treatment plans for serious conditions can be lengthy but are more beneficial for a client than someone who promises to cure a patient in a few sessions, Soell said. “I always tell my patients, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day,’ and if people try to tell you we’re going to get you better in two visits, that’s pretty tough to do,” he said. Not all insurers cover the more extensive treatment though, and it is a common issue in the field that patients have a tendency not to do the required exercises at home or are reluctant to go to the gym. Because of these challenges
his patients regularly encounter, he and the other physical therapists at his previous clinic developed a wellness program, which he is continuing in Denton. Patients who complete their required therapy can get a membership for $35 a month to work out and do strength training in the offices, with some guidance from the Soells. Doug Soell creates an exercise program for them to follow to build on the therapy they had, and he oversees them to make sure they’re doing everything properly. “It makes them stay committed to getting better,” he said. “That’s our whole goal — not to just get them to be pain free, but to actually make it last longer so they don’t have to see a doctor or therapist for the same problem.” For Newton, who said he has at least a month of therapy left, Doug Soell’s approach seems to work. Soell doesn’t push Newton to do things he isn’t comfortable with and keeps a calm and friendly environment that Newton said helps him focus on getting better and eventually getting back behind the wheel of a car. “It surprised me after the second visit how much better I already felt,” he said. “I like him because he’s laid back and easy going, and it’s working. Believe me, I’m amazed at how fast it’s actually working. I still have another month, month and a half, which is fine after five years not being able to drive.” JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.
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Chamber of Commerce representing diversity in business
here are several clever metaphoric descriptions for defining a chamber of commerce, and how our members benefit from their investment. Some of my favorite clichés are: “Front door to the city,” “voice of the business community,” “champion of the free market system” and the ever popular “we don’t make things, we make things happen.” All good stuff, but fact is, by design, every membership is different. We represent a wide variety of business classifications. As a result, our programs and initiatives are equally diverse. Besides, our average membership account invests approximately $25 per month toward standing operations. The foundation of our original
Chuck CARPENTER | charter primarily focused on promoting the community as a whole first, with the idea that all boats float with a rising tide (another classic metaphor). With today’s technology, however, we are better able to offer a more direct return-on-investment, the least of which is the chamber’s website and its listing of our members, Denton’s primary business directory. This listing offers our members
alphabetically, and by multiple business categories. Each member account, in turn, has its own mini-home page on our web site. Each membership account has its own security access, allowing continuous individual modification of their products, services, personnel and locations. Because the chamber is often the first point of contact for visitors, potential new residents and prospective business, banner and rotating advertising has proven to be an attractive supplement for some of our members. Our business directory software allows us to confirm the metrics for hits and views. This is over and above the hundreds of traditional publications we distribute, all containing exclusive chamber member advertis-
ing. As mentioned, we make a lot of things happen. We coordinate at least three direct networking events nearly every month. We also try to conduct a major trade show; this year the focus will be business-to-consumer. We also work with the Denton school district to get member information to their new teachers every August, as well as a new event, designed to link juniors and sophomores with area major employers. The third component of this initiative is to make sure these students are aware of their training and continued education opportunities through all three of our local higher education institutions. We have a vibrant Women In Commerce initiative, with a fall and spring menu of opportuni-
ties to enhance and showcase this expanding sector of our membership. In April and May we enlist responses from all announced city council candidates on commercial development issues and code enforcement. This process includes a forum with our board and any interested members. Later in the summer, we hold a reception for area elected officials at all levels, again, exclusively for our members. I don’t promise that we can answer every “What’s in it for me?” query; but, in my opinion, we do what we are supposed to do, and we do it well. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Health clinic in Denton opens new office By Bj Lewis
ore space to provide more opportunity to help the community is what the Denton Community Health Clinic hopes to bring to Denton. Officials from the nonprofit care provider cut the ribbon last month on a brand-new office space at 525 S. Locust St. “With our philosophy of really wanting to give holistic care, we couldn’t stay in that [previous] place and still be effective,” said Dr. Filippo Masciarelli. The goal of the clinic, according to officials, is to enhance access to quality, comprehensive, affordable health services for all, regardless of their ability to pay. What started in late 2011 as a single subleased room has grown into a sprawling secondfloor suite of multiple patient rooms with a newly hired nurse
practitioner, a dietitian and diabetic educators in house. “We’re independent of each other from a business perspective but definitely together on the care side,” Masciarelli said. “Our goal really is to be a onestop shop in terms of understanding peoples’ needs. We just don’t pay lip service to that; we try to do it. I think we’re being effective at that.” Masciarelli said the longerterm plan is to become self-sufficient — creating revenue streams by using the clinic’s abilities and doing care for insured individuals as well as uninsured. Alice Masciarelli said the clinic launched a new plan Thursday to contract with employers to provide care for their staff members. She said wellness programs at
times do not see the results hoped for because of targeting just the physical aspect of wellness. She said it leaves out other areas like occupational health, intellectual and emotional health, social support and spirituality. “Our employee health program will tackle all that,” she said. “They really get a global package.” Don Place, governing board chairman for the clinic, said there are not a lot of facilities like this one in Denton, and with the poverty rate around 20 percent, it was important to provide a way for people to receive care and avoid hospital trips. “The growth potential for our clinic and others who do similar work is amazing,” he said. “We’re hoping people find us and come and take care of their needs
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Alice Masciarelli, front left, and Dr. Filippo Masciarelli, right, hold pieces of a freshly cut ribbon for the new Denton Community Health Clinic recently. Members of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, other Denton health officials and members of the community also attended the ceremony. before they end up in the ER.” BJ LEWIS can be reached at
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Hank Dickenson, deputy athletic director for the University of North Texas, was honored last month with the Otis L. Fowler Award from the Denton Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual banquet. Dickenson, a past board chairman of the Denton Chamber, was chosen unanimously by the selection committee for the award, which is the highest award given by the chamber. Erik Clark, an agent with Wellspring Insurance Agency, was given the Volunteer of the Year Award for overseeing the Small Business of the Year Award and serving as chairman of the Small Business Initiatives Committee. Chamber President Chuck Carpenter said the Otis L. Fowler Award is meant to honor someone who, in doing their job, has excelled at promoting the city. Dickenson has been able to do this as a color commentator, he said. “Every year, there’s some question about whether we’re really recognizing this person for going in and doing their job, so it was fun with Hank because nobody questioned it on the committee this year,” Carpenter said. “The unanimous agreement was: he does his job and he does it well, and look at all the times he gets to mention Denton, Texas.” Bettye Myers, a professor at Texas Woman’s University, received the award last year and presented Dickenson with the award at the banquet last month. She served on the committee to help choose the award recipient, and said she was
“tickled to death” to help in selecting Dickenson. “I worked with Hank personally on many community committees throughout Denton throughout the years, and I really can’t think of anyone at this point in our lives, and at this point in Hank’s life, who deserves it more,” she said. “It’s a perfect match: the Otis L. Fowler Award and Hank Dickenson.” The annual event honors not just award recipients but celebrates the year with a dinner, silent auction and live music. During the dinner at the Hub Club at Apogee Stadium, the sold-out audience also heard from outgoing board chairman Mark Burroughs, as well as incoming chairman Larry Parker. Clark received his award from Ellen Painter, a former recipient. “Having received this award myself in 1995, and, having served as the chair of the board for the 2001-02 chamber year, I definitely understand that volunteers are basically the labor force of this organization,” Painter said in her presentation. In addition, three outstanding LEAD delegates were named: Roger Cox, of James Financial Services, for the Host Coalition; Tim Weicht, of Best Western Premier, for the Welcome Coalition; and Lauren Baker, of Keep Denton Beautiful, for the Outreach Coalition. JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.
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Driving up sales By Jenna Duncan
While national sales trends are down, auto sales are picking up for local dealers so far in 2014. Local dealers have sold more than 4,000 new vehicles in the first two months of the year, according to the Freeman Auto Report’s monthly recap, and with new 2015 models available, dealers anticipate the numbers to continue to grow. “2013 was good — up considerably over 2012 — and I think
2014 and 2015 will be better,” said Danny Aldridge, manager at James Wood of Denton. “I think there’s still a lot of pent-up demand from people who didn’t buy new vehicles in 2009, 2010 and 2011 because they felt they couldn’t afford it.” The Denton market for new car sales is proving to be healthi-
er than the national market this year, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. While sales are up for March 2014, January and February sales lagged compared to 2013 nationally. For Q1 2014, sales were up 1.3 percent from a year ago for light-vehicle sales, totaling 3.7 million new cars sold. For James Wood of Denton, sales are up more than 13 percent every month this year compared to last year, Aldridge said, in both new and used vehicles. Used sales are also up at
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Rows of cars sit on the lot ready to be sold at Toyota of Denton Classic of Denton, with 20 percent growth compared to 2013 numbers, said manager Rick Wick, one of the dealer’s top vehicle categories. “We’re coming off our best used car month we’ve ever had,” he said. “Cars are being built better than they used to, so for people who don’t want to pay for a new vehicle can get a good, clean, low-mileage used vehicle for a lot less.” Classic of Denton has already started getting in 2015 models for Mazda, which are selling well — about 10 percent over last year. Sales are also up 17
percent for Dodge vehicles since new 2014 models are still coming in, like the 2014 Ram 1500 truck with a diesel engine. Wick said he anticipates the sales trend to continue upward throughout the year, especially as they begin to build the new pre-owned center. “We’re very positive and upbeat about the balance of 2014,” he said. “We’re fortunate in Denton and Denton County for the market to be so strong.” Sales are up significantly at Toyota of Denton, which replaced Jim McNatt at the start of 2014, said Scott Fly, general
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TOP LEFT: Classic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is on South Interstate 35E in Denton. TOP RIGHT: Cars line the lot at James Woods AutoPark in Denton. BOTTOM LEFT: Manager of Toyota of Denton, Scott Fly, stands with a Corolla. BOTTOM RIGHT: Raymond Wood, left, Russ J. Ellis and Denny Aldridge in front of the Buick/GMC showroom at James Wood AutoPark in Denton. manager. With the new products — still all 2014 models — and a special lease deal that locks in $199 monthly payments, the dealership has sold 176 percent more vehicles than this point last year. “2014 is off to a great start… the product is great,” Fly said.
“The Toyota product is second to none, and we’re very proud of it. Also, the incentives that manufacturers put on locally really help.” The 2014 models are still going fast before the 2015 models start coming in June or July, Fly said. This is because the Toyota
factories don’t ever shut down so they can continue making 2014 models for a longer period of time. It doesn’t seem like consumers are waiting around though, Fly said. The average turnover for the Toyota Highlander, for example, is seven days.
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“Those vehicles don’t sit on the lot — I’ve never seen anything like it before,” he said. While sales are up across the board in Denton, Aldridge said that he and other dealers haven’t changed strategy much, but a strengthened economy is helping bring people out to car dealer-
ships. “Our supply is not great, but they are basically selling as quickly as we’re getting them in,” he said. “I think people just have a lot more confidence in the economy.” JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889.
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TWU presents Foundersâ€™ Awards By Jenna Duncan
Texas Womanâ€™s University honored two community members with Foundersâ€™ Awards during the annual scholarship luncheon, as well as the outgoing president and chancellor of the university. Bettye Myers, TWU professor and community activist, and Chuck Carpenter, president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, were the two planned recipients of the award this year, which rewards individuals, businesses and foundations for their contributions to the university. Outgoing TWU President and Chancellor Ann Stuart was also honored with the award â€” a planned surprise for her that was not publicized before the event, which supports the TWU Chancellorâ€™s Endowed Scholarships, a cause close to Stuart and her late husband. â€œAlways anything that honors students and allows them to succeed and have support is important to both me and my husband,â€? she said. â€œThen, to receive this as a surprise, and be part of
the Foundersâ€™ Award ceremony was icing on the cake â€” Iâ€™m just so thrilled, appreciative and in awe.â€? Before Stuart received her award, she presented both Myers and Carpenter with their awards, noting their accomplishments with TWU and Denton. Stuart noted Myers has been on the faculty at TWU since 1961, and cited the numerous community service awards she has received over the years as a result of contributions to local organizations. â€œRare is the nonprofit that has not benefited from her support, either as a volunteer, a member of the board or a donor,â€? Stuart said. For Carpenter, she noted that service to local chambers of commerce runs in the family, as his father was a chamber executive and now his daughter works for the chamber in Austin. Both Stuart and Carpenter noted that he met his wife while she was a student at TWU, and he said the university has been involved in his personal and professional life
ever since. â€œWe consider higher education, specifically Texas Womanâ€™s
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recognized for something that we do naturally, itâ€™s a mutual admiration,â€? he said. JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.
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retirement after more than 43 years in fire service. His retirement will be effective June 6. Chadwick started his fire service career in Southern California and rose through the ranks from firefighter to fire chief. After 25 years in California, including 12 years as a chief, he left to become the fire chief in Denton, where he has served for more than 18 years. Chadwick holds degrees in fire science and public administration and a masterâ€™s in public administration.
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Chadwick said he was excited at first to retire, because retirement will leave him more time to write and work for a consulting firm. But as the final day comes closer, he said he is a little conflicted. He’s been in firefighting for 43 years and stayed at the helm in Denton longer than he originally planned. “I’ve been struggling with this decision,” Chadwick said Tuesday. “I really don’t want to leave, but I know it’s time.” 3-7
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Bistro to Rayzor Ranch Town Center, with plans to open the theater in the summer of 2015. The Cinemark Movie Bistro will feature eight auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens, an extensive food menu and alcoholic beverage options for guests while they watch, according to officials. This will be the second Cinemark in Denton. The theater is now the second anchor to announce it will join the project, after Dillard’s announced in 2012 it intends to add a 126,000-square-foot store, which is also scheduled to open in 2015. Both Cinemark and Dillard’s will start construction this year, though a specific timeline has not been set, said Robyn Young, executive vice president for marketing and communications
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New ordinance to limit truckers from idling The Denton City Council has agreed to soon consider an ordinance that would limit the ability of truckers to idle their rigs within city limits. While there are a number of exceptions to the rule, state law generally forbids trucks from idling for more than 5 minutes. But the law isn’t enforced, according to Amanda Brimmer, principal air quality planner at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. She briefed the City Council on anti-idling measures during a work session. A city ordinance would allow Denton to join other cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that are enforcing the law.
Denton County and nine other counties have not been able to meet federal air quality standards set in 1997, and now have until 2018 to meet even stricter requirements, Brimmer said. She showed the council a map highlighting participation by nearly all of Collin, Dallas, Kaufman and Tarrant counties with anti-idling enforcement efforts. “We have a big hole over Denton County,” Brimmer said, telling the City Council that the council of governments would like to see that changed in the near future. Mayor Pro Tem Pete Kamp told the other council members she was “a little embarrassed” that Denton hadn’t considered the measure sooner. — Compiled from staff reports
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Chamber names VP of economic development By Jenna Duncan
The Denton Economic Development Partnership has new leadership in the Denton Chamber of Commerce: Adam Gawarecki is now the vice president of economic development at the chamber. Gawarecki, a University of North Texas graduate, said he is happy to be back in the area and a city he has loved for years. His passion for the city will help him in his new job, where he will pri-
marily work to attract new business to the area. “I like the people, I like the quality of life, and I honestly feel like it’s going to be a pretty easy sales pitch to companies who are expanding and looking at Texas,” he said. Before coming back to Denton just a few weeks ago, Gawarecki served as vice president of business recruitment for the San Antonio Economic Development
Foundation. The foundation is similarly structured to what exists in Denton, which gives Gawarecki an advantage here, said Aimee Bissett, director of economic development for the city. “He started a week ago and he’s just been a huge asset to the team immediately,” she said. “He’s very proactive, has been coming up with new ideas, and he’s ready to really step out there and start
recruiting companies to Denton and updating our marketing plan.” Prior to working in San Antonio, Gawarecki spent six years working as a consultant with the World Economic Development Alliance, where he represented various communities and helped with marketing for new business attractions. In his new position, Gawarecki said, he hopes to help with adver-
tising and creating a new website, and start getting more businesses into spaces at the airport and industrial park by the end of the year. To do this, he plans to pitch the Denton story by explaining the culture and infrastructure to businesses across the country. “We’re like the marketing arm for the city, so it’s my job to attract new businesses here,” he said. “Since I’ve started, we’re already looking for new prospects.” JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889.
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Links Construction named small business of 2013 By Jenna Duncan
The men behind new apartment projects in Denton including Urban Square at Unicorn Lake and H Squared on Hickory Street are also behind the Small Business of the Year. Links Construction, co-owned by Lee Ramsey and Brandon Martino, received the Small Business of the Year Award last month from the Denton Chamber of Commerce. “We’re just very humbled, first of all, that somebody would even nominate us, and two, that people would vote for us for small business of the year,” Ramsey said. “It’s our hometown, too, so it’s a big honor for us.” Both Martino and Ramsey went to high school in Denton, and Ramsey went to college at the University of North Texas. After college, both worked in other areas but decided to start a
business in Denton in 2007. Now the company has 21 employees and 11 of those are full-time positions added in 2013. Other projects by the company include the Hickory Street Lofts at 1119 W. Hickory St. and apartments at 1512 Elm St. As the company grows and starts working on more projects outside of Denton, Ramsey said they will always consider Denton home, and this award solidifies their place in the community. “I think it just establishes us more in Denton, and shows that we’re a company that’s growing and very active in our community,” Ramsey said. “Even as we move to more statewide, and hopefully, more national projects, we are happy to be based here.” JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.
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SALES TAX The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptroller’s Office for March. The list includes the owner, name of business and address within the area codes of 75034, 75065, 75068, 76201, 76205, 76207, 76208, 76209, 76210, 76226, 76227, 76234, 76249, 76258, 76259 and 76266. 75065 Kerry Lynn Sexton, Cold Creek Firearms, 522 Ridgewood St., Lake Dallas Sweet Hawaii Inc., Hair Angle, 3570 FM2181, Hickory Creek Taiwana White Govan, Cafe Marina, 721 E. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas Terrill E. Tripp, Flowers After Hours, 113 Lakehill Court, Hickory Creek Terrill E. Tripp, Pongo Comics, 113 Lakehill Court, Hickory Creek The Stripe Doctors LLC, The Stripe Doctors LLC, 308
Wallford Lane, Lake Dallas Tony Ray Woodruff Jr., Tonys Food, 22 Oak Circle, Hickory Creek William Randy King, King Bros Boat Storage, 965 Main St., Hickory Creek 75068 Amy Lefforge, Emma Gray, 2625 Tradewinds Drive, Little Elm Brian Gatlin, KNB Stone, 2377 Elm Valley Drive, Little
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MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptrollerâ€™s office for March. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3,829.72 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $928.95 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $5,303.38 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $907.58 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, $2,116.12 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,073.86 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Denton, $213.93 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, $1,904.94 B.P.O.E. Denton No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $798.64 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $442.87 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I- 35E, Denton, $119.99 Boomerjack Wings No. 8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $866.10 Bosses Pizza & Sandwiches, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $105.25 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $1,301.54 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $2,961.13 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $130.38 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $1,188.64
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Elm Chanan Elizabeth Frasier, Passions By Madison, 14812 Eaglemont Drive, Little Elm D'nell Jackson and Captivating Glam, Captivating Glam, 2717 Bahia Rio Drive, Little Elm Goodluck Mezie/Jimmy Grinage, Mencol Group, 14701 Frisco Ranch Drive, Little Elm INU USA Inc., Little Elm Gas & More, 500 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 100, Little Elm Lizette Lynn, Perfumes By Lizette, 15013 Spruce St., Little Elm LS2 Service Clean LLC, LS2 Service Clean LLC, 2612 Horizon Way, Little Elm Mudie Metal Works LLC, Mudie Metal Works LLC, 2644 Winterberry Lane, Little Elm Nakeshau Samadia Willis, It's A Small World In-Home Preschool, 2921 Cattle Baron Drive, Little Elm Rogue Duo LLC, 2629 Red Spruce, 2629 Red Spruce Drive, Little Elm Tamika Banks, Tamika Banks, 2729 Lone Ranger Trail, Little Elm
76201 Alessa Auto Sales LLC, Alessa Auto Sales, 811 S. Locust St., Denton Big Fatty's Flaming Foods Inc., Big Fatty's Spanking Shack, 220 W. Parkway St., Suite 100, Denton Bobrich Enterprises Inc., Subway No.57727, 828 W. University Drive, Denton Charley Will Smith, Lucas Knofe And Hobby, 425 .O.O.F. St., Apt. 2013, Denton Cheapscapes LLC, Cheapscapes LLC, 624 W. University Drive, Suite 323, Denton Gary W. Cook, Cook's Store, 2030 Bowling Green St., Denton, 76201 Jacqueline Cox-Sasser, Simply Marvelous Catering, 2207 N. Elm St., Apt. B, Denton Jared Freelain and Christopher Moorer, 2433905 Cleveland St., No. 330, 6D, Denton PDI-Professional Development Institute Inc., PDIProfessional Development Institute Inc., 2301 Hinkle Drive, Denton Smarte Carte Inc., Planet Fitness Denton, 806 W. University Drive, Denton Tina Veronica Cabrera, Pipsqueak Books, 1301 Fannin St., Denton
76205 Anita Amirali, The Silver Shop, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite P6,
Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $2,765.22 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $1,983.13 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35, Denton, $2,295.42 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton $75.71 Chuy's, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $4,840.88 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3,857.79 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $345.78 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $922.52 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $2,650.52 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $1,374.50 East Side Social Club, 117 E. Oak St., Denton, $7,422.99 El Fenix Denton, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $667.18 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $1,053.30 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $1,659.52 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $3,799.30 Fuzzyâ€™s Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $639.31 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $207.03 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $820.54 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $999.03 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $197.11 Good Eats No. 7295, 812 N. I-35, Denton, $0
Denton Cameron R. Bell, Korongo, 1419 Oakwood Drive, Denton Helena I. Brunnelson, For Your Journey, 1900 Sam Bass Blvd., Apt. M2, Denton Jacqueline Serie, Sightless Works, 2111 Jacqueline Drive, Denton Pan Ector Industries LLC, Pan Ector Industries LLC, 1017 Shady Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Denton Rainbow Plant Sales Inc., Rainbow Plant Sales Inc., 600 Dallas Drive, Denton Reliant Elevators LLC, Reliant Elevators LLC, 1811 Shady Oaks Drive, Suite 120, Denton RJR Restaurants of Denton Limited Partnership, Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 520 S. I-35E, Denton Simon Kim Enterprise Inc., Knit, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite S12, Denton Sodexo Services of Texas Limited Partnership, One Main Fin, Denton, 2430 S. I-35E, Denton Song H. Youn, Best 1hr Cleaners, 717 S. I-35E, Suite 128, Denton Tri Star Repair & Construction LLC, Tri Star Repair & Construction, 2116 James St., Denton Tristar Quality Roofing LLC, Tristar Quality Roofing, 2116 James St., Denton 76207 Emily McClendon, Quilts By Emily, 3108 N. Bell Ave., Denton Linda Gray Antique Experience, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 307, Denton Megan Richardson and Sharon Richardson, The Hangar, 11508 Southerland Drive, Denton Rosemary Layoya Denson, Tattooed Mommy Designs, 3400 Joyce Lane, Apt. 107, Denton Sandra Kennell, The Antique Gallery, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 400, Denton Xiomara Matos, La Union Latina Barber Shop, 2220 Northway, Denton 76208 Amairani Pena and Joshua Roque, Restaurant, 4405 E Pockrus Paige Road, Denton George E. Anderson, George Anderson, 6601 Grissom Road, Lot 710, Denton Jeremy T. Hubnik, White Wing Weaponry, 5101 E. University Drive, Suite 614, Denton Lauren Amanda Byers, Artsy Coach B, 6503 W. Shady Shores Road, Apt. 323, Denton Lone Star 4x4 LLC, Lone Star 4x4 LLC, 2710 Geesling Road, Denton
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Vital Statistics BUILDING PERMITS The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in March. 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 Baber Youngas, 617 Londonderry Lane Chris McRae, 714 Fort Worth Drive Mar Properties LD., 5001 Dakota Lane 200 COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Blue Ginger Japanese, 2900 Wind River Lane, No. 142 CafĂŠ Brazil, 501 W. University Drive Caliber Construction, 5010 Dakota Lane CJ Diggs I LLC, 1410 N. Elm St., No. 100 Corbin Realty II LP., 5010 Dakota Lane Kingswood, 3400 Joyce Lane Little Guy Movers, 308 N. Carroll Blvd. Londonderry Oaks, 1721 Teasley Lane Mar-Properties, 2281 N. Masch Branch Road Mar-Properties, 2321 N. Masch Branch Road Moreland and Jones Investment, 521 Alegre Vista Drive Paul Hamilton, 301 S. Elm St. Perma-Pier Foundation, 3180 Teasley Lane Quiktrip, 3300 US 380 UNT Iconic Cabernet, 425 Fulton St. Zumiez, 2201 S. I-35E, L-10 COMMERCIAL 4984 Partners LTD., 4991 S. I-35E
3428 Tuscan Hills Circle Bloomfield Homes LP. 5721 Millers Creek Road 5704 Granbury Drive 9313 Toledo Bend Drive Charles Oâ€™Shel, 4637 Bronnie Brae St.
Edgar Eldridge, 2216 Savannah Trail Expression Homes LLC 1708 Post Oak Court 1720 Post Oak Court First Texas Homes 6809 Edwards Road Forestar Real Estate Group 6700 Edwards Road 4221 Red Wolfe Road
Innovation Builders 3616 Tuscan Hills Circle
RESIDENTIAL Ameri-Mex Contractors, 910 Morse St.
Richard Cooper, 520 Amarillo St.
Beezer Homes 3201 Knoll Pines Road 3309 Knoll Pines Road 3416 Tuscan Hills Circle 3409 Knoll Pines Road 2913 Montebello Drive 7305 Bishop Pine Road
Sumeer Homes Inc., 317 Water Oak Road 325 Water Oak ROad
TLS Homes Inc. 5605 Balmorhea Drive
VOC1B LLC 3601 Oceanview Drive
City of Denton, 1100 S. Mayhill Road Corbin Realty II LP, 4950 Dakota Lane East Prairie St. Church, 717 E. Prairie St. Fred Moore Day Nursery, 821 Cross Timber St. Jack Bell, 501-517 S. Locust St. Pierce Hardy LTD., 3147 Jim Christal Road Town North Baptist, 526 Hercules
Anastacio Salazar, 717 N. Ruddell St.
Standard Pacific Homes 6716 Edwards Road
DR Horton 4600 Gunnison Drive 5816 Longmont Drive
History Maker Homes 2808 Englefield Green 5005 Pelican Court 2201 Arrowhead Drive
Bruce Brown 3831 Market St. 3835 Market St.
Shepherd Place Homes 432 Water Oak Road
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LGI Homes Maple Leaf 2813 Silver Sage Drive 324 Water Oak Road 316 Water Oak Road
Robson Ranch (GC) 12013 Glenbrook St. 9616 Lindenwood Trail 8700 Maryland Court Sandlin Homes 5725 Eagle Mountain Drive 5613 Eagle Mountain Drive 5613 Balmorhea Drive 5617 Balmorhea Drive
MIXED BEVERAGE TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $4,010.55 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $1,952.24 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $396.43 HNC Lions Den Private Club Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $239.32 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $181.43 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $4,584.34 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,789.58 Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $470.07 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $4,062.41 J.R. Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $2,531.72 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $1,778.44 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $4,451.01 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $738.27 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $1,115.34
Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $238.65 La Casa Velez, 2831 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $623.83 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, I820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $752.14 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $2,158.87 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $1,106.97 Last Drop Taverns, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton, $1,283.11 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $4,299.99 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $524.67 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $173.32 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $298.61 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,938.87 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $1,303.08 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton,
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The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in March in the Denton County Clerk’s Office.
The following liens were posted in March at the Denton County Clerk’s office.
STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Jennifer Lee Hitchcock, 1020 Brittany Drive, Denton Kristi Robinson, 4435 Spanish Oak Circle, Corinth S & S Precision Inc., 2126 Hamilton Drive, Suite 490, Argyle This Timez Acharm LLC, 611 Sunset St., Denton
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $1,033.56 $1,931.34 $1,229.39 $1,845.81
REC. DATE 04/02/2014 04/02/2014 03/14/2014 04/02/2014
TYPE 1040 1040 6721, 941 1040 940 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $11,047.67 $2,335.69 $26,254.11 $34,573.72 $8,057.90 $29,666.75 $8,870.54 $32,963.06 $29,666.75 $83,772.99 $9,416.31
REC. DATE 04/02/2014 03/05/2014 03/21/2014 04/02/2014 03/05/2014 03/17/2014 03/04/2014 03/05/2014 03/17/2014 03/04/2014 04/01/2014
TYPE 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040, 6702A 941 1040 1040 1040 941 941
AMOUNT $8,687.40 $4,020.72 $1,092.51 $2,857.75 $14,945.57 $34,665.04 $5,012.48 $20,222.46 $5,355.92 $6,066.31 $3,821.08
REC. DATE 04/02/2014 04/01/2014 03/05/2014 03/21/2014 04/01/2014 03/04/2014 03/05/2014 04/02/2014 03/21/2014 03/04/2014 03/04/2014
CONTRACTOR Palm Harbor Village Craftsman Village Homes Links Construction Aquatechs LLC Venture Custom Pools Terrell Painting & Walcovering Waro Inc.
AMOUNT $97,793.00 $318,873.00 $487,571.00 $42,809.75 $43,700.00 $14,647.50 $65,028.00
REC. DATE 03/21/2014 03/11/2014 03/13/2014 03/03/2014 03/20/2014 03/21/2014 03/11/2014
FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Bernice Kirik, 205 N. Bonnie Brae St., Denton Christopher Dean and C. Woodham, 908 S. Locust St., Denton Curtis Clinesmith, 225 San Jacinto, unit 305, Denton Daniel J. and Margarita Venjohn, 525 Fort Worth Drive, Suite 202, Denton Drayovitch PC, 620 W. Hickory St., Denton Patricia A. Trombley, 2115 Kayewood Drive, Denton Randy L. and Allison D. Ray, 215 First St., Denton Texas Oil enterprise Inc., 3200 W. University Drive, Denton Thomas W. Trombley, 2115 Kayewood Drive, Denton Timothy J. Galer, 1113 Vine St., Apt. 3, Denton William D. Kinney, 406 Mill St., Denton
RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Brian M. and Rhonda L. Fruendt, 3213 Juneau Drive, Corinth Gary C. and Judy G. Denton, 1611 Bolivar St., Denton James E. Eden, 1609 Oak Ridge Drive, Corinth Janie L. Sauceda, 608 Pershing Drive, Denton John Tomas Watts III, 2411 S. I-35E, Apt. 425, Denton Minoremergency of Paris Inc., 4400 Teasley Lane, Suite 200, Denton Olivia Y Maes, 2701 Custer Drive, Corinth Randy S. and Vicki L. Brooks, 1504 E. McKinney St., Suite 400, Denton Roque Betancourt and Marisa S. Ramirez, 191 Duchess Drive, Apt. 1111, Denton Springbok Academy inc., 1300 Fulton St., Suite 502, Denton Sukhothai Restaurant Inc., 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224, Denton
MECHANICS LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Curtis and Susan Berry, 1055 S. Trinity Road, Denton Michael K. and Angela L. Blackburn, 407 Hearth Terrace, Argyle Randall B. and Andrea J. Andrus, 3902 Water Front Court, Corinth Regan and Tracy Reed, 1701 Nightingale Lane, Corinth Richard Pugh and Diana Seronello, 1504 Pine Hills Lane, Corinth Taryn Robason, 3029 Brandywine St., Denton William P. and Jackie A. Carpenter, 225 Crawford Road, Argyle
SALES TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 76209 380subs LLC, Lenny's Sub Shop, 111 E University Drive, Suite 102, Denton Andrew K. Krause, D & D Discount, 1407 Stratford Lane, Denton Ashley Hanisko, The Light Box, 2319 Fowler Drive, Denton Denton Drilling Awareness Group (Dentondag), Denton Drilling Awareness Group, 1620 Victoria Drive, Denton Precise Equipment Company LLC, Precise Equipment Company LLC, 3822 Market St., Suite 101, Denton Zuru Apparel LLC, Zulu Apparel LLC, 616 Chateau Court, Denton 76210 Canyon Enterprise LLC, Denton Door Company, 2690 Old Alton Road, Denton From Bows To Toes LLC, From Bows To Toes LLC, 2208 Brazos Drive, Corinth Lee Wing Town Inc., Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, Suite 316, Corinth Mary Ellen Macdonald, North Texas Arms, 2311 Regina Drive, Corinth Robert J. Brewer, Second Chance Phones, 1666 Knoll Ridge Circle, Corinth Scott A. Avanzo, Sound Decisions, 8717 Swan Park Drive, Denton 76226 Amanda Allison, Ladders N. Lace, 5513 Brookside Drive, Denton Ecoroq of Texas LLC, Ecoroq of Texas LLC, 4030 Trey Lane, Suite A, Argyle
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Matthew Artho DDS PLLC, Matthew Artho DDS PLLC, 74 McMakin Road, Suite 200, Bartonville Nicholas Rogers, Smocked Outlet, 220 Canyon Oaks Drive, Argyle Opal Patricia Baker, Opal Patricia Baker, 1015 FM407E, Argyle Rosy's Paradise LLC, Rosy's Paradise, 1644 Barrington Hills Blvd., Bartonville Spectre Consulting LLC, O-Key Saddlery, 8180 Tudor Lane, Argyle 76227 Christopher Ulanowicz and Christy Ulanowicz, Christopher Ulanowca And Christy Ulanowica, 1405 Nightingale Drive, Aubrey JNP Homes LLC, The Cross Roads Ups Store, 11450 US Highway 380, Suite 130, Cross Roads Mattress Firm Inc., Mattress Firm Inc., No.2137, 11350 US Highway 380, No. 160, Cross Roads Vapor Sense LLC, Vapor Sense, 701 S. Highway 377, Cross Roads Verisnak Inc., Verisnak Inc., 2001 Oak View Court, Cross Roads 76234 John Arcangel Inc., John Arcangel Inc., 113 Bluebonnet Drive, Decatur Michael A. Tackett, Heart T. Ranch, 143 County Road 4396, Decatur T L Promotions Inc., T L Promotions Inc., 350 County Road 3250, Decatur Tammy J. Hilliard, Ninny Muggins Antiques & Resale, 3659 S. FM51, Decatur Xchan Private Club Inc., Xchan Thai Bistro and Sushi, 113 N. State St., Decatur
76249 CBA Automation Inc., CBA Automation Inc., 5877 Barnett Road, No. A, Krum Kriston Wilson, Madam's, 102 W. McCart St., Krum Kriston Wilson Ragged Rose, 102 W. McCart St., Krum 76258 Ashley Donelson and Ryan Riley, Riley Investigations, 508 N Prairie St., Pilot Point JPH Operating LLC, JPH Operating LLC, 13484 Pelzel Road, Pilot Point Stay Hooked Outdoors LLC, Xcite Baits, 1300 N Highway 377, No. 100, Pilot Point Syusa Enterprises Inc., Sunny Mart, 1293 S Highway 377, Pilot Point 76259 Jennifer Cassady, Jennifer Cassady, 113 Petes Lane, Ponder Sharewell HDD Drilling Products LLC, Sharewell HDD Drilling Products LLC, 2765 Florence Road, Ponder Susan L. Allen, The Quilt Quarry, 3181 Sheriff Lane Ponder 76266 Amanda Gosdin And Brandon, Gosdin Impulse Products, 93 N. Highland Drive, Sanger Chandler Mueller, Mueller Business Group, 102 N. 3rd St., Sanger Ibrahim Calderon, Calderon Maintenance and Cleaning, 11878 Marion Road, Sanger Jennifer D. Norie, Diamonds and Dirt Designs, 8167 Houston Road, Sanger Kari Jean Ford, Kari's Crafts, 1020 Porter Place, Sanger Lone Star Growers LP, Colorspot Nurseries Sanger, 4122 Cowling Road, Sanger PSR Services Inc., PSR Services Inc., 11034 Lakecrest Drive, Sanger
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Amanda and Mark Garcia, Landmark Courier Service, 2521 Kariba Lane, Denton Amanda Northcutt, Strip and Wax Floor Guys, 3500 Sunnydale Lane, Denton Caesar Island LLC, Adonis Mediterraniean Grill, 1622 W. University Drive, Suite 100, Denton Carla Bower, Cutting Edge by Carla, 2640 W. University, Suite 28, Denton Chelsea Carlile, North Texas Massage, 2640 W. University Drive, Suite 1266, Denton Christopher A. Parker, P4 Sales Consultants, 624 W. University Drive, No. 220, Denton Dodson Law, Dodson Family Law, 121 N. Woodrow Lane, Suite 207, Denton Edgar A. Garcia, Thunder Horse Wrecker, 1019 Minor Circle, Denton Edward Belvin Jr. and Dewayne Creary, The Denton Destroyers, 5301 E. McKinney St., Trailer 216, Denton Eric Endres and Jesse Vogel, Denton Hope and Recovery, 11701 Clemson Drive, Denton Erika Chavarria, EC Gallery 23, 8409 Glen Falls Lane, Denton Gail Patterson, Big Fatty's Spanking Shack, 220 Parkway, Suite 100, Denton Gilbert R. Bosquez Jr., Dedicated Moves, 1020 Greenbend Drive, Denton Glenn Acker and Holly Hayworth, H&G Services, 2205 Great Bear Lane, Denton Hector and Angelina Garcia, HH Contractors LLC, 608 Sun Valley Drive, Denton James M. Stanley, The Dudestream, 1721 Teasley Lane, Apt. 269, Denton James N. Pipes III, Pipes Design, 3817 Stuart Road, Apt. 1, Denton Joey Hawkins, Hoochies, 214 E. Hickory St., Denton
John L. Little II and Michael E. McDaniel, Geared Up MMA, 2231 S. Loop 288, Denton John N. Augustine, Lone Star Content Marketing, 2101 Colorado Blvd., No. 50431, Denton Jon Howman, Campus Pub Denton, 105 Ave. A, Denton Kaila Delka, Summer Lovin' Boutique, 2141 Collins, Suite 301, Denton Katherine H. Fielder, Kathy Fielder Enterpries, 3609 Falcon Court, Denton Kevin Callahan, Special Mister Ed, 490 S. I-35E, Denton Kristy Kline, Pages By Kristy, 123 Heritage Lane, Apt. 205, Denton Martha J. Kingsbury, Martys Remodeling and Maintenance, 3112 Inglewood St., Denton Miky Miller, We Do It All Auotmotive Care, 2318B N. Elm St., Denton Paul S. and Myung J. Kim, PG&J Properties, 924 S. Ave. B, Denton Preston Severn, imagine Landscape Services, 1212 Greenlee St., Denton Robert C. Admire, Denton Urology, 2401 W. Oak St., No. 102, Denton Roxanne Del Rio, Del Rio Propeties, 6125 Moor Hen Drive, Denton Russ Connell, Russ Connell Metal Works, 1809 Sena, Denton Sandra Haywood Lewis, Stessfree Payroll Ltd., 1501 S. Loop28, No. 104, Denton Tony M. Jeter, Hollan Mattress Supply Corp., 220 W. Oak St., Denton Torch Wood LLC, Denton Brain Balance Center, 74 S. I35E, No. 142, Denton Yong Jian Li, Mean Green central Grill, 1005 Ave. C, Denton
MIXED BEVERAGE TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 $1,894.55 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $280.99 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $153.83 Mi Sueno Club, 2648 FM407E, Suite 150, Bartonville, $1,255.98 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex Café, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $427.66 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $936.72 Miguelito's, 1521 E McCart St., Krum, $577.20 Mulberry Street Cantina Club, 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $2,806.89 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $595.42 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E Oak St., Denton, $4,676.66 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $1,185.29 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,622.51 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,342.52 Pedro's Tex Mex & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $516.97 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $103.78 Phil Miller Post No. 2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $1,059.13 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $20.43 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $1,996.73 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $1,082.92 Queenie's Steakhouse, 113 E. Hickory St., Denton, $1,638.41 Red Lobster No. 6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,681.16 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $731.97 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $5,643.20 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $5,073.64 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $5,073.64 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,106.81 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $2,263.99 Rooster's Roadhouse Decatur, 106 N. Trinity St., Decatur, $1,389.11 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288, Denton, $136.34 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124,
Denton, $7,138.58 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM156, Ponder, $583.77 Rusty Taco Denton, 1210 E. Hickory St., Denton, $377.34 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1, Little Elm, $288.50 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger $Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger $Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $90.58 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $328.16 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S Elm St., Denton, $2,580.57 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S Elm St., Denton, $806.21 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $1,123.05 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,213.18 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3,443.80 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $1,245.19 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, $76.24 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $3,955.27 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $1,831.11 The Irish Boozer, 508 S Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $422.23 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $2,509.28 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,717.88 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $983.69 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $87.10 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,053.37 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380 E, Little Elm, $1,872.51 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $21.44 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $1,418.45 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $1,361.97 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $2,045.17 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $1,538.99 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth $-
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