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Walking in his bootsteps By Jenna Duncan | Photography by David Minton
Up on a shelf out of reach in Weldon’s Saddle Shop & Western Wear is a child-size saddle that longtime store owner Weldon Burgoon made for his grandchildren. It’s just a few yards away from where one of those grandchildren, Clint Wilkinson, is now carrying on the family tradition. Wilkinson didn’t use the saddle much, Burgoon says, but now later in life he has taken an interest in the art and creation behind the handmade leather saddle. Wilkinson started his own leather goods business, Bell & Oak, out of Weldon’s last year after leaving the graphic design field. Now, he is creating the products at a table behind the front counter, taking the rolledup leather hides and transforming them into belts, wallets and other goods. “Mentally, to work on leather is just a huge, therapeutic process,” he said. “You’re not worried about anything. You’re just working on the piece in front of you, and when it’s done, it’s done, and if the customer is happy, it makes it that much more satisfying.” Now Bell & Oak, named for the intersection where Weldon’s is located, is growing after an online store opened this month. Wholesale orders have started coming in from around the world, but Wilkinson said the focus will remain at the saddle shop and in Denton. 0Wilkinson worked at the store growing up, but the idea for the business didn’t develop until Wilkinson began working at the shop again a few years ago. At the time, he was managing a
business that he and his friends founded, vurbmoto.com, the first online publication for motocross that has grown to become the largest in the industry. He worked remotely as a graphic designer, co-owner and spent too much time staring at a computer screen, he said. And then one day, when he set up his laptop inside Weldon’s, he decided he needed a break from work. “I took a break, and the only thing I did was come up here to work and go home,” Wilkinson said. “And during that time, I started coming back here and working on leather. I’ve been around it my whole life; I’d just never taken it seriously like I did graphic design.” He started working with the leather and his grandfather, and Burgoon says Wilkinson uses his old tools better than he can anymore. “He’s got great hands and great ideas, and I didn’t teach him anything about that,” he said. “He worked on leather a little bit about two or three years ago here, and he’s gotten way past me now.” The more Wilkinson learned to work with the leather, the more he liked it. With the company, he’s been able to use his skills from before — graphic design and coding for the logo and website, brand management for online promotion and social media and networking with people throughout the world — to direct them to the new online store. But the real work is with the leather. Wilkinson buys some of the best leather in the country, then forms it or tools it for cus-
Clint Wilkinson of Bell & Oak uses a die press to cut patterns for wallets. Wilkinson creates leather goods in the saddle shop area of his grandfather’s store, Weldon’s Saddle Shop and Western Wear, in Denton. tomization. He can customize pieces with letters or designs by hand, and the shapes and styles are each named for streets in Denton. “All my products’ names are street names in Denton because I just want people to learn more about Denton, whether they are in California or wherever they buy it,” he said. “If they get a Hickory wallet, which is one of my favorites, I just want them to know this is coming from a certain street.” The business has helped Weldon’s, too. With construction on Hickory Street and traffic downtown, Bell & Oak has helped bring renewed interest to the store. “There’s tons of reasons why I started Bell & Oak, but one is because I wanted to get people in here who are interested in what I’m doing for sure, and maybe watch me work or whatever it is, but maybe look at a pearl snap shirt or a pair of
Pieces of leather wait to be assembled at Bell & Oak.
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Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Cartwright’s Ranch House, located at 111 N. Elm St. Cost is $12. Call 940387-5031 for reservations. Tuesday, May 27, 6:30 p.m.
American Association of University Women, Denton Branch meets at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, 821 N. Locust St. Call 940-8983797. Visit http://denton-tx. aauw.net or email email@example.com. Wednesday, June 4, 6 p.m.
Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly meeting at Boy Scouts of America headquarters, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane in Irving. For more information, visit http://northtx.acp-international. com/index.php/events. Tuesday, June 3, noon
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On the cover: Marcial Apaez works at United Copper, which coordinates training with NCTC faculty. Photo by David Minton
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Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce meets at the Prairie House restaurant, 10001 E. U.S. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost is $12 per person, and reservations are required. Call 940-365-9781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, June 16, 11:30 a.m.
Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
certain items. For a list of accepted items, visit http:// computercrusher.com. Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m.
free to attend and held at Denton’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For more information, call 940-382-2051. Wednesday, June 4, 11 a.m.
Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave. Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m.
Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its meeting and luncheon at Texas Land & Cattle, 8398 S. Interstate 35E in Hickory Creek. Cost is $18 for associates and builders with reservations and $20 for walk-ins. Call 940-383-0853. Tuesday, May 27, 11:30 a.m.
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, May 15, 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, June 5, 6:30 p.m.
Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at Sidewalk Bistro, 2900 Wind River Lane. For more information, email email@example.com.
North Texas Society for Human Resource Management meets at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton. Cost is $18 for members and first-time guests and $23 for returning nonmembers. Visit www.northtexasshrm.org. Thursday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.
Oakmont Women’s Club meets in the St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth. For more information, call 940-3215599 or visit http:// oakmontwomensclub.org. Tuesday, June 10, 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 Denton’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752. Wednesday, May 14, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 9 a.m.
Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive.
Thursday, May 29, 8 a.m.
Friday, June 6, 7:30 a.m.
Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex.
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.
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Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Saturday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Wednesday, June 11, 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. Fees may apply for
Thursday, June 5, 8 a.m.
Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, June 9, 7 p.m.
Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Sapphire’s Café & Catering, 1165 S. Interstate 35E, Suite 128 in Lewisville.
NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
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Much ado about HFT “Many commentators ... are fond of saying that the small investor has no chance in a market now dominated by the erratic behavior of the big boys. This conclusion is dead wrong.” — Warren Buffett, in a 1987 letter to shareholders
ver the past month or so, Wall Street commentators have been all a twitter about Michael Lewis’ new book, Flash Boys. Lewis, known for interesting books made famous by Hollywood (see Moneyball and The Blind Side), is at his best in Wall Street exposes like Liars Poker and The Big Short. His most recent treatise reveals to the layman the dark world of high-frequency trading (HFT) that has thrived in the Wall Street chaos since the onset of
Jonathon FITE | the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing recession. For those of you not drenched in the minutiae of Wall Street speak, some initial explanations are probably warranted. HFTs have been defined in a number of ways, but generally they have three common characteristics: I the use of automated proprietary trading strategies that have nothing to do with investing in companies;
I reliance on high-speed information technologies that identify and exploit orders across various exchanges; and I holding periods of less than one second, let alone a day, weekend, month or a year. While the proponents of highfrequency trading promote the benefits of their presence as a market participant, an unbiased observer would be hard-pressed to find one. And while Wall Street is often thought of as the place to go to invest in companies, high-frequency traders have greatly distorted this view, creating massive incentives for exchange proliferation in the false name of good ol’ competition. In theory, having multiple exchanges fight for your business should drive down the cost of transacting trades in the marketplace. But the rabbit-like
multiplication of exchanges has simply created more trade routes for the high-frequency trader to pick off with their computerized trading algorithms. This is made possible by a series of speed-enabling technologies. First, for a fee, HFTs can subscribe to enriched trade information at faster delivery speeds than the public data feed. For another fee, the same subscribers can “colocate” (or physically place) their trading computer next to an exchange’s trade matching computer. This physical closeness reduces the time by which these trade signals are processed by a few extra milliseconds. By combining these two capabilities, HFTs can see, discern and act on the orders before the typical market participant. Some have called the practice illegal, and a spate of lawsuits have been filed to press these claims. Unfortunately, these may prove fruitless, as the HFT community seems to have deftly
exploited a series of regulatory loopholes to its advantage. A more adept response might be attributed to Buffett’s business partner, Charlie Munger, who said: “I think it very stupid to allow a system to evolve where half the trading is a bunch of short-term people trying to get information one millionth of a second ahead of somebody else. It’s legalized front-running. I think it is basically evil, and I don’t think it should have ever been allowed to reach the size that it did.” Well said. While most of the recent debate has centered on the how, the why and the morality of it all, there also has been a general revulsion by many spectators. It’s easy to think the average investor has no shot to compete in such a marketplace. Yet Buffett’s comments from nearly 30 years ago — kicking off our article — are still relevant today.
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Chamber set for busy year T
he 2014-15 Denton Chamber of Commerce year began April 1. Larry Parker, co-owner of Denton Depot Advertising Specialties, is serving as chairman of the board, the chamber’s top voluntary office. After four consecutive terms as treasurer, Jeff King is chairman-elect of the board, stepping up for the program year beginning April 1, 2015. Jeff is co-owner of Ramey
Chuck CARPENTER | King Insurance. Both Larry and Jeff are graduates of the cham-
ber’s Leadership Denton program. The board has adopted a lengthy list of major initiatives to address, all of equal importance. The chamber has contracted with the city of Denton since 1976 to administer a portion of the local hotel occupancy tax revenue for the purpose of operating the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau. Now that the Denton City
Council and University of North Texas Board of Regents have approved the initial phase of their convention center project, the chamber’s CVB staff is preparing to expand its sales staff for the specific purpose of focusing on future bookings at the facility. In conjunction with the convention center, the board has authorized pursuit of an off-site visitor center/Denton Store, as proposed in the 2012 Leadership Denton class project. Both the convention center and Denton Store projects will pro-
vide an opportunity to retrofit the existing chamber office. Denton’s is one of only 21 local chambers in Texas to seek and retain accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. An extensive program and structural review process must be carried out every five years in order to maintain accreditation. The next five-year cycle begins in 2014. Past board chairman and former Mayor Perry McNeill will head the reaccreditation review
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Scott ALAGOOD | 3. Texas Board of Legal Specialization — While there are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas, only about 7,000 have been recognized as Board Certified specialists in at least one of 21 areas of the law. Visit www.tbls.org. Board Certified attorneys are the only attorneys in Texas allowed to represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. The process to become Board Certified is voluntary and can only occur after an attorney has been licensed for at least five years and has a minimum of three years of experience in a specialty area. Before an attorney can become Board Certified,
that attorney must have established qualifications reviewed by colleagues and judges familiar with the attorney and the area of specialty, and must have passed all testing required by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the specialty area. Board Certified attorneys must reapply for certification every five years. To maintain certification, an attorney must attend continuing legal education beyond that required by the State Bar of Texas for licensing. Again, not all attorneys are certified. The sole fact that an attorney is not certified does not mean that said attorney does not possess the requisite experience, skill and ethical standards to handle a particular matter. However, certification does mean that the attorney has been vetted by other attorneys and judges and is deemed to be an expert in his or her particular field of law. 4. Personal or business referrals — Many times, the best information you can
achieve in searching for an attorney is through individuals or businesses familiar with a particular attorney or law firm. While referrals are an easy and quick way to find an attorney, care should be taken to make your own evaluation of the referred attorney through each of the three services set forth above, reviewing the attorney or firm’s website, and looking at other sources of information on the attorney or firm through a general Internet search. Additional online information may be found at LinkedIn, Avvo, Lawyers.com, FindLaw, Texas Super Lawyers and local bar association websites. 5. Find the attorney right for you — Attorneys are as diverse as the people and organizations that they represent. Choose an attorney that fits your budget as
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Business Mixers Ribbon-cuttings The Denton Chamber of Commerce celebrated the openings of several businesses with ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
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Library goes to new dimension A new kind of computer space opened at Denton’s North Branch Library this month, one that provides various tools to high-end users, including a 3-D printer. Library officials have been planning and providing for The Forge since they got City Council approval last year for the new “maker space” as part of an additional allocation to the budget. Early May 5, before officially opening the doors at 3 p.m., City Council members got a small tour of the room now outfitted with high-powered computers, software and peripherals for use by more sophisticated users. Technology librarian Trey
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Ford likened the 3-D printer to a hot-glue gun as the loop of special plant-based, purple plastic squirted onto a platform into the shape of small comb, one of several objects he’s “printed” as he has set up the new maker space for the community. Branch manager Kimberly Wells said that after all the planning and work trying to anticipate what people need, the next phase for The Forge is what’s most exciting for the library. “Next, we see where people are going to drive it,” Wells said. “We know they’ll come tell us what they want.” The new space includes the equipment needed to make sound, music and podcasts, edit
video and create digital art as well as work with computer hardware and software design. Some creative work requires expensive technology that many individuals can’t afford. A few Texas cities have membershipbased maker spaces, but the library staff found little of such resources available in Denton. The city budgeted about $13,000 to outfit The Forge, which includes the 3-D printer and a year’s worth of supplies. So far, the staff has scheduled weekly classes on using the 3-D printer, which users will be required to take before being able to use the device. Patrons should expect to pay a nominal fee for 3-D printing.
Technology librarian Trey Ford checks the calibration on a 3-D printer at Denton’s North Branch Library on May 5. The printer is part of the library’s new computer space, The Forge.
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Roll on, Denton industry
A sleeper compartment is carted across the factory floor to be mated to a truck cab at the Peterbilt Motors Co. plant in Denton on Jan. 10.
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As the national economy continues to slowly strengthen, the city of Denton and Denton County are faring better than other areas of the state and country. Growth in key industries like manufacturing, construction and retail is creating jobs in a market that has a skilled workforce and the resources to train many inexperienced workers. The Dallas-Fort Worth area currently is the best market for
retail construction in the country, according to a study by CBRE Group. While labor and workforce statistics can sometimes be misleading and don’t account for discouraged workers or cite why unemployment rates are drop-
ping, there are other indications that the Denton area is faring better than others, said Terry Clower, director of the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas. “We are on the right path,”
Clower said. “We are not lighting the world on fire, but we are doing OK.” GROWTH CREATING JOBS There is evidence that growth industries are helping create jobs locally, said Kay O’Dell, workforce development manager for Workforce Solutions of North Texas. “There’s an upward trend for job growth [in North Texas] at an annual rate of about 3 percent, and it’s happening in Denton and all around it as well,”
she said. “I can’t attribute that to any one thing, but it looks like existing employers are beginning to hire more and there’s growth in existing industry. New industry is coming into Denton and the surrounding area.” Several local manufacturers are in growth mode, which means hiring mode. This year, Peterbilt Motors Co. is on track to hire an additional 150 people for its manufacturing plant in Denton. “Trucking activity continues to strengthen, and we are seeing
an increase in customer orders. To meet this demand and to prepare for expected growth in the months ahead, we are in the process of hiring to expand our manufacturing capacity,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR Inc. vice president, in an emailed statement. Other manufacturers with local plants are expanding as well, said Erica Sullivan, economic development analyst for the city. Peerless Manufacturing Co. opened a plant in Denton in October, and management said at the time that the company planned to double the staff within a year. As more planned retail developments come online this year, there will be a large increase in available jobs locally. One of the planned additions to Rayzor Ranch Marketplace, Academy Sports and Outdoors, will hire about 150 full- and part-time workers when it opens this fall, and it is one of several retail spots set to open this year. Construction for those projects is underway, helping expand local building needs and creating jobs. “We are not booming, but we are seeing an increase in industries like construction and residential housing,” Clower said. “It’s not a boom level like in 2006, but we are seeing gains in employment.”
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Local companies are working to make sure they have a skilled workforce nearby, and they’re helping employees learn additional skills to help them advance in their careers. Thanks to an $85,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, North Central Texas College instructors are helping train new and existing employees at United Copper to grow and improve the business. Almost a year into the 18-month grant, 19 new workers and 43 incumbent workers have been trained for jobs, said Djuna Forrester, dean of lifelong learning at NCTC. Skills from English as a second language and mathematics to hydraulics have been taught to United Copper employees, she said.
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A robotic cab assembly area is pictured Jan. 10 at the Peterbilt Motors Co. plant on Airport Road in Denton.
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development funding they have — something Forrester said is available to companies looking to bring in new employees and train them.
Gerrardo Aviles poses with wire spools at United Copper on May 7. “For them, being able to identify those employees they want to put additional time in with, and enhance their skills, has been very important for that company,” she said. “For NCTC, the biggest benefit is hearing from the employer what the skill gaps are with individuals in the workplace
and being able to explore why.” Having workers trained in multiple aspects of manufacturing and the processes behind it help the company work more efficiently, she said. NCTC is working with other local companies to identify ways to use additional workforce
THE NEXT GENERATION Collaborations with manufacturers are helpful for NCTC and students who aren’t yet employed, Forrester said. “It allows NCTC to build our capacity for curriculum and starting new programs and all those things that lead us to create adult education and learning training,” she said. “We want to do things that are in demand, and a lot of times we’ll find out this is a skill people need that is not readily available.” Other schools in the area also are working to increase the skilled labor force and give them the tools they need to succeed in North Texas. At UNT, programs like Entrepreneurs Boot Camp and
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the Professional Development Institute help train students and community members to succeed in starting their own business, changing a career path or advancing at existing jobs. Texas Woman’s University also has a new focus on experiential learning — where students learn by doing. Kurt Krause recently was hired as coordinator of internships and experiential learning to help with internship opportunities and other learning experiences, so students can build relationships with local employers and be more valuable job candidates when they graduate. “There is a natural tendency for the students to find jobs locally,” Krause said. “The majority of them find their jobs here, and then a lot of employers look at this as a way to determine if the student could eventually become a full-time employee for them.”
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Sally Beauty picks new leader
he Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. board of trustees has named Christian A. Brickman as the Denton-based company’s new president and chief operating officer effective June 2. Gary Winterhalter, the international company’s current chairman, will continue his management through April 30 at the board’s request to work with Brickman on transition of his duties. Winterhalter will continue serving on the board as executive chairman through January 2018, according to a news release. Brickman, 49, has been a member of the company’s board of directors since September 2012. He most recently served as president of Kimberly-Clark International, which is the primary international division of Kimberly-Clark Corp., a role he held from May 2012 to February. Brickman led KimberlyClark’s international consumer business in all operations outside of North America. Prior to being appointed to that role, Brickman served as president of Kimberly-Clark Professional from August 2010 to May 2012. He joined Kimberly-Clark in
Dawn COBB | 2008 as chief strategy officer and played a key role in the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plans and processes to enhance enterprise growth initiatives. Prior to joining KimberlyClark, Brickman was a principal in McKinsey & Co.’s Dallas office and a leader in the firm’s consumer packaged goods and operations practices. Before joining McKinsey, Brickman was president and CEO of Whitlock Packaging (19982001), the largest non-carbonated beverage co-packing company in the United States. In a news release, Winterhalter said that he was proud of the accomplishments made during his 27 years at Sally Beauty and remains confident the company is well-positioned for growth domestically and internationally. He added
that Brickman brings broad leadership experience to the company, which will help the company deliver on its future growth goals. Sally Beauty Holdings is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with revenues of $3.6 billion annually. Through the Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses, the company sells and distributes through 4,700 stores, including approximately 200 franchised units, throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Chile, Peru, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ireland, Spain and Germany. For the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the company’s overall performance was solid, with positive consolidated same-store sales growth of 1 percent and
sales growth of 2.4 percent, Winterhalter reported in a news release. For the second quarter, consolidated net sales were $919.5 million, an increase of 2.4 percent from the second quarter of fiscal 2013, according to the news release. I Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton announced it has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, according to a news release. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Presbyterian Denton and identifies it as one of the best places to work. Stan Morton, president of Presbyterian Denton, said the acknowledgement reflects the hospital’s dedication to nursing
excellence and quality. The designation was granted based on an extensive application process that includes a survey that must be completed by at least 51 percent of the nursing staff. I A Denton man was announced as the 2014 Health Kwest Winner by Genghis Grill. Blake Miller of Denton participated in a nationwide contest that challenged 105 contestants to lose weight by eating one provided Genghis Grill bowl daily for 60 days. Collectively, the 105 contestants lost 1,900 pounds. The husband and father, with another child on the way, worked diligently to create a healthy eating and fitness plan that allowed him to make a total body transformation with the help of the eatery, according to a news release. He received a $10,000 check for his achievements.
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and application. Divided into nine sections, the first phase of assessments has been conducted, involving just over 20 volunteers and staff. The board authorized a tuition increase to help fund administrative support for the Leadership Denton program, as proposed in the chamber’s 201217 strategic plan. With the 30th class convening in August, the intent is to begin taking Leadership Denton to a new level. Amy O’Keefe, with Texas
Woman’s University and a 2012 graduate, has been appointed general chairwoman. Other top priorities include possible revisions to the Denton school district’s new-employee event in August and the Business Expo format, as well as more emphasis on area workforce development and the municipal election cycle. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at dcoc@ denton-chamber.org.
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Vital Statistics ASSUMED NAMES
The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in April at the Denton County Clerk’s Office.
The following liens were posted in April at the Denton County Clerk’s office.
STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Digg's Taco-Arlington LLC, 1400 Dallas Drive LDT Private Club Inc., 1707 Morning Glory Drive
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $4,858.30 $1,807.95
REC. DATE 04/11/2014 04/24/2014
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 $1,420.49 $33,593.84 $1,033.56 $1,229.39
REC. DATE 04/24/2014 04/11/2014 04/29/2014 04/11/2014
TYPE 1065, 941 1120, 940 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 1040
AMOUNT $45,416.52 $1,974.78 $37,062.60 $4,141.64 $31,573.77 $118,753.06 $3,181.04 $11,061.02 $7,871.96 $29,508.89 $237,243.58 $24,252.69 $16,948.63
REC. DATE 04/22/2014 04/23/2014 04/29/2014 04/22/2014 04/17/2014 04/22/2014 04/23/2014 04/29/2014 04/22/2014 04/23/2014 04/17/2014 04/17/2014 04/10/2014
TYPE 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 6721
AMOUNT $368,033.32 $379.90 $11,388.44 $3,533.07 $8,383.04 $27,486.07 $3,114.15 $17,145.70 $16,531.76 $5,540.05 $346.28 $15,443.10 $1,800.85 $1,800.85 $3,533.07 $4,173.36
REC. DATE 04/24/2014 04/25/2014 04/22/2014 04/29/2014 04/24/2014 04/22/2014 04/02/2014 04/29/2014 04/08/2014 04/10/2014 04/29/2014 04/08/2014 04/22/2014 04/24/2014 04/29/2014 04/22/2014
CONTRACTOR Simpson and Gardner Outdoor Living Pool & Patio Hayhurst Construction David Manning Inc. Myers Custom Builders Edwards Custom Homes
AMOUNT $434,000.00 $59,356.45 $66,150.00 $231,375.40 $50,723.91 $170,767.25
REC. DATE 04/24/2014 04/11/2014 04/25/2014 04/23/2014 04/17/2014 04/21/2014
RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Camoliner Inc., 2321 N. Masch Branch Road, Suite 344, Denton Eagle Aggregate Transportation LLC, 4401 N. I-35, Unit 113, Denton Jennifer Lee Hitchcock, 3808 Drexel Drive, Denton S & S Precision Inc., 2126 Hamilton Drive, Suite 490, Arygle
FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Allied Support Service LLC, 4650 Lockheed Lane, U 104, Denton Biofox Holding Inc., 212 S. Elm St., Denton Chance P. Chatman, 8140 E. McKinney St., Denton Claire V. Pierson, 4181 Silver Dome Road, Lot 9, Denton Daniel J. and Margarita Venjohn, 525 Fort Worth Drive, Suite 202, Denton David N. Mitchell, 3708 Desert Willow Drive, Denton James M. Robinson, 3500 E. McKinney St., Apt. 7107, Denton Lee D. Jackson, 9100 Teasley Lane, Trailer 9D, Denton Rayburn K. Pierce, 2609 Buckngham Drive, Denton Robert A. Graziano, 3036 N. Trinity Road, Denton Robert R. Bates, 10212 Murray S. Johnson St., Denton Schulteis LLC, 3529 Camino Real Trail, Denton Shawn K. and Anita K. Sieracki, 102 Golden Meadow Drive
RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Benito Gomez, 3705 Lighthouse Drive, Denton Danny N. and Lucinda Booker, 1501 S. Loop 288, Suite 104, Denton George Adams, 305 Ridgecrest Circle, Denton Heather A. Guinn, 3505 Mustang Drive, Denton Lawrence P. and Pamela J. Collamer, 2945 Oakshire St., Denton Martin and Anita M. Bruno, 2228 Houston Place, Denton Michael L. Sainburg, 4513 Shagbark Drive, Argyle Nina E. McClendon, 7900 Serenity Way, Denton Richard Calo Oy, 3302 Meadow Oaks Drive, Denton Terrell D. and Celeste Singleton, 8005 Swan Park Drive, Denton Thomas J. Hildreth, 1900 Sam Bass Blvd., Apt. C6, Denton Unique Woodworks Inc., 605 Aspen St., Pilot Point William F. and Ana C. King, 812 Sandpiper Drive, Denton William F. and Ana C. King, 812 Sandpiper Drive, Denton William P. Guinn, 3505 Mustang Drive, Denton Woodhill Farm Inc., 1250 Rockgate Road, Argyle
MECHANICS LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Eric and Angela Dow, 3720 Sheriff Lane, Ponder Fredy and Marcia Ortegon, 7708 Hinkley Oak Drive, Denton Mathew and Katherine Fisher, 1103 Egan St., Denton Richard and Carole Pritchett, 10006 Kildee Trail, Sanger Susan Titterington, 400 Mockingbird Lane, Denton Tom and Jill Shaw, 7535 Rector Road, Sanger
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
All Walks Ent., Pollenize Strategies, 1501 S. Loop 288, Suite 104-212, Denton Amy Nalley, These Things, 731 Texas St., Denton Andrea C. Weilacher, Picture Perfect Photography and Design, 7313 Livingston Drive, Denton Andrea Weilacher, Perfect Pics and Design, 7313 Livingston Drive, Denton Anthony Xenakis, Roof King Construction, 7312 Desrt Willow Drive, Denton Brandy Gilbeaux, Honey's Hideaway Boutigue, 215 W. Oak St., Suite 102, Denton Bruce E. Ducharme, Ducharme Transportation, 1408 Teasley Lane, Apt. 1914, Denton Christy Galich, Creative Designs and Apparel, 8105 Bishop Pine Road, Denton Clay King, Doc Hale, 1308 Teasley Lane, Denton David Spradlin, Hearing From the Heart, 3305 S. Mayhill Road, No. 103, Denton Dawnea Smith, The Learning Garden Pre-K Academy, 3601 Oceanview Drive, Denton Domitila Tran, Bonita Nail Spa and Tan, 1125 E. University Drive, Denton Don Goodman Enterprieses LLC, Jakes' Books, 4937 Stuart Road, No. 387, Denton Erica M. Houston, Iland Girl Boutique, 1824 N. Ruddell St., Apt. 216, Denton Eva Jeanette Reeder, The Lippy Hippy, 2621 N. Elm St., Denton Genetia R. Thomas, Life Long Dreams, 6108 Thackery Drive, Denton Gwendolyn Smith, Gwen Smith Cleaning Service, 1612 Village E. Drive, No. 101, Denton J. Antonio Perez, Perez Interior Trim Design, 1160 Cotttonwood Lane, No. 3, Denton Jennifer Richeson and John Exner, J&J Appliance Service, 712 Jono Lane, Denton Jesco Properties LLC, Cityplace Apartments, 210 Sycamore St., Denton Jesus Alvarez and Noel Hernandez, Lonestar CNC LLC, 627 S. Mayhill Road, Suite 101, Denton Johnie Yount, Ironside Construction, 420 E. Sherman Drive, Denton Jose C. Pinon and SanJuana D. Pinon, J&E Transport, 3313 Valley View, Denton
Joseph P. Ishee, Eagle Realty and Investments, 3820 Chimney Rock Drive, Denton Josh Burdge, Burdge Petroleum and Land Management Services, 2415 Royal Acres, Denton Juan D. Morales, Rostic Patio and Concrete, 2513 Pinto Drive, Denton Juan M. Reyes, R&M Foofing, 1261 Willow Lane, Denton Kayleigh Starr, Starr Studios, 515 N. Austin St., Apt. B, Denton Krystal Williams, Krystal Klear Events, 2119 Mercedes Road, Denton Luis Alberto Arroyo, Discount Texas Tire and Paint Body Shop, 502 N. Mayhill Road, Denton Luzdary Espinosa, Bilingual Express Investments, 1304 Manten Blvd., Denton Margaret Riddle, Shop 1896, 110 W. Hickory St., Denton Melinda Webb, Alley Katz Bail Bonds, 1504 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton Melinda Webb, Webb's Statwide Bail Bonds, 1504 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton Natasha Nicholson, Trendsettas Makeup and Hair, 2640 W. University Drive, Suite 3, Denton Nichole Sawyer, South Side Shakers, 1709 Broadway St., Denton Paul Fotis, Great Content, 2436 S. I-35E, Suite 376-196, Denton Paul LeBon and William Luker Jr., Cuba Connex, 1213 Piping Rock Lane, Denton Paul Moellenkamp, Texas Sandblasting, 3401Capetown Drive, Denton Salamaan Ghaazee, Incredible Wood Works, 2320 Leslie, Denton Stephen Avery, Homeland Handyman, 3318 Woodthrush Lane, Denton Tammie Johnson, Select REI, 2812 Mistywood Lane, Denton Timothy W. Morrow, Affordable Automotive Solutions, 2318 N. Elm St., Denton Wilford C. Gajdosik, A Best Air Conditioning and Heating, Denton
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and 105 locations nationwide.
Genghis Grill, which has a Denton location at 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, has 18 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879. Her e-mail address is dcobb@ dentonrc.com.
You may recall that we have written exhaustively about the fact that the volatility does not equal risk. Most portfolio managers spend a lot of time worrying about volatility. We clearly do not. So, for the investors in our partnership, HFT seems to be much ado about nothing that concerns us much.
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 a solicitation or personal investment advice. Comments may be sent to Jonathon.Fite@KMF Investments.com.
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Speaking about the computerized algorithms that had contributed to Black Monday — the one-day stock market crash in October 1987 — Buffett instructed his partners to understand that the volatility derived from such silly activity should be exploited, not feared: “Such markets are ideal for any investor, small or large, so long as he sticks
to his investment knitting.” Today, as we look back with recent memories of the May 2010 “flash crash,” the failed Facebook IPO or any number of exchange outages that get quickly swept aside with a press release about a “technical glitch,” you cannot blame folks for thinking high-frequency trading has made our markets more fragile. Yet, while some may shy away from the market because
of this, we relish the opportunity to exploit it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these silly HFTs drive another Black Monday our way! Some might shriek at such a wish. How could this be wonderful? But as Buffett instructs, those who understand how to value businesses and have the fortitude to act in the throes of short-term volatility can thrive alongside the erratic behavior of the big boys.
JONATHON FITE is a managing partner of KMF
To Be or Not to Be... Common Law Married Saying “I do” isn’t necessary to be married in Texas. I am referring to common law marriage, also known as an informal marriage. Common law marriage is fully recognized in eight other states (Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Iowa, Montana, and Oklahoma) and the District of Columbia. In seven additional states, common law marriage is recognized but only for limited purposes or if the marriage arose prior to a certain date. There are several misnomers about common law marriage in Texas. What are the elements of a common law marriage in the State of Texas? When a man and woman agree to be married, and after that agreement they live together in Texas as husband and wife (commonly called “cohabitation”), and they (meaning in Texas) represent to others in Texas that they are married, you have the core components of a common law marriage. All three elements must be met or there is no common law marriage. Another way to have a common law marriage is if a man and woman sign a declaration of informal marriage on a form prescribed by the bureau of vital statistics and provided by the county clerk. The county clerk must then certify that the man and woman made the declaration and oath, which is done in front of the county clerk (or a person designated to do so), and the place and date the declaration and oath were made. Once a common law marriage exists, the husband and wife cannot terminate the marriage by simply agreeing they are no longer married. A common law marriage can only end by
divorce, death or annulment. In 1995, the laws in Texas changed to provide that if a suit to prove a common law marriage is not started before two years from the date on which the two persons separated and ceased living together, then it is presumed there was no agreement to be married. It is for this reason that if two people are living together and one believes they are common law married then that person must file suit within two years of separating and terminating living together. In a divorce of a common law marriage, where the common law marriage was created by actions and not by declaration, the first contest is usually one person saying they are married and the other person saying they are not. The first element to have a common law marriage is that the man and woman agreed to be married! So, if one person claims they were not married then how could they have ever agreed to be married? Interestingly, this is the heart of
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most common law marriage disputes; which can be decided by a judge or a jury. It is very difficult to settle a common law marriage dispute without going to court simply because there is no middle ground: they are either married or they are not. Living together for a long period of time does not prove or create a common law marriage. For example, one court found that living together in Texas over a decade does nothing to prove a common law marriage in the absence of proof of an agreement to be married and holding out to others that they were married. Even a proposal where an engagement ring is given is not an agreement to be married. However, derived from noteworthy Texas cases, the following is a list of actions that could help prove an element(s) of a common law marriage: 1) purchasing real estate or borrowing money where the persons are identified as “husband” and “wife”; 2) identifying
the other person as a spouse on any kind of insurance policy; 3) naming the other person as a spouse beneficiary for insurance or employee benefit purposes; 4) calling the other person their “spouse” or “husband/wife” to others; 5) causing other individuals to consider them husband and wife; and 6) filing a joint tax return. This is certainly not a complete list but rather a list compiled from noteworthy Texas cases on common law marriage. In addition, if determining whether the agreement to be married isn’t hard enough, determining the date of marriage is often harder. The date of marriage has to be when all three elements are met. This is important because that is the beginning of the community property estate, which is the estate that can be divided in a divorce. We have provided clients with agreements not to be married and both the man and woman sign the agreement. Such agreements often put couples and families at ease to confirm that there is no marriage in case of a break-up or death. This type of agreement can be crucial evidence that there was no agreement to be married. This is important when one claims a common law marriage after a break up, or when one dies and the decedent’s family wishes to prove a common law marriage (and thus a community estate) in probate court. So, if you don’t have an agreement not to be married and you are concerned you may already be common law married, I would refrain from addressing anymore cards “To my precious husband”... “From your precious Wife”... or you may just seal the deal on to be or not to be... married!
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The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in April. 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 Bill and Sharon Coleman, 502 W. Oak St., No. 100 City of Denton, 509 N. Bell Ave. Corbin Realty II LP., 5010 Dakota Lane County of Denton, 411 W. Mulberry St. Jesco Properties LLC, 502 W. Oak St., No. 101 John Punch, 209 W. Hickory St., No. 101 John Robert Cross, 420 S. Carroll Blvd., No. 105 Margaret J. Lambert, 225 W. Hickory St., F Tom Jester, 502 W. Oak St., No. 103 COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Alderi Inc., 103 Ave. A Ashes Smoke Shop, 420 S. Carroll Blvd., No. 105 Atmost Pipeline –Texas, 5642 E. McKinney St. Bank of America, 1851 S. I-35E Berdy Tjandramulia, 710 S. Elm St. Bet The House BBQ, 508 S. Elm St., No. 109 CNL Retirement CRS, 2801 S. Mayhill Road Frazier Commercial, 633 Londonderry Lane G&L Financial, 1421 N. Elm St. Gardens of Denton LP., 400 AME Drive JCPenny Store No. 1046, 2201 S. I-35E, D Lucy’s Bakery, 3730 E McKinney St., No. 112 MC Herring Group, 2201 I-35E Methodist Student, 1621 Maple St. Retail Bldg. Inc., 2922 W. University Drive Riot Denton Realty LLP, 3331 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Rising Sun Café, 3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd. RREC Denton Truckport, 2401 Worthington Dr., No. 145 Scott Brown Properties, 123 N. Elm St. Serve Denton, 821 N. Elm St. Speed of Light Broadband, 716 E. McKinney St. Sprockets Bicycle Shop, 231 W. Hickory St. TDFIU, 100 W. Oak St. The MG Herring Group, 2201 S. I-35E Tremont Prop LTD., 1012 Shady Oaks UD Denton J/V, 1616 W. University Drive COMMERCIAL JDFIU Teasley South LLC, 5050 Teasley Lane RESIDENTIAL Beezer Homes 3412 Knoll Pines Road 3404 Knoll Pines Road 3200 Knoll Pines Road Bloomfield Homes LP 5805 Brookside Drive 5809 Brookside Drive 9709 Meadowpark Drive 9308 Amistad Lane 5705 Eagle Mountain Drive DR Horton 3325 Estacado Drive 3301 Estacado Drive First Texas Homes 6805 Edwards Road
History Maker Homes 5001 Pelican Court 2804 Aspenhill Drive 3616 Camino Real Trail 5005 Pelican Court 3516 Seaside Drive 3612 Camino Real Trail 3505 Oceanview Drive Innovation Builders 5700 Tawakoni Drive 3612 Tuscan Hills Circle 4008 Thistle Hills 9305 Athens Drive 5712 Eagle Mountain Drive 3516 Tuscan Hills Circle 5805 Tawakoni Drive LGI Homes 2804 Joshua St. 2808 Joshua St. 2805 Joshua St. 2809 Joshua St. 433 Water Oak Road 421 Water Oak Road 425 Water Oak Road 429 Water Oak Road 417 Water Oak Road LGI Homes Maple Leaf 413 Water Oak Road 409 Water Oak Road 437 Water Oak Road Lillian Wainwright, 1730/116 Stonegate Drive RHT Inc., 205 Matthew Ave. Robson Denton Dev. LP. 12109 Glenbrook St. 8804 Crestview Drive 8908 Landmark Lane 9205 Compton St. 11904 Glenbrook Drive 8712 Crestview Drive 11600 Parkcrest Drive 11901 Glenbrook St. 9813 Stonewood Drive 11624 Southerland Drive 9633 Lindenwood Trail Robson Ranch (GC) 10108 Cypress St. Sandlin Homes 9705 Teakwood Ave. Shepherd Place Homes 2804 Aspen Hill Drive 144 Joshua St.
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Vital Statistics MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for April. The list includes the name of the business, address and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $4,488.86 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $927.14 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $6,212.64 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $1,016.65 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,898.21 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, $4,314.93 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Denton, $170.85 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, $2,716.18 B.P.O.E. Denton No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $839.84 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $406.82 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I- 35E, Denton, $141.30 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $2,023.80 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $1,850.54 Boomerjack Wings No. 8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $913.81 Bosses Pizza & Sandwiches, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton$122.67 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $1,587.29 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $4,155.34 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $134.13 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $1,307.57 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $2,869.94 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $1,073.67 Chili's Grill & Bar No. 759, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $805.27 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35, Denton, $2,106.88 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $294.80 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton, $68.80 Chuy's Denton, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $0
Chuy's Denton, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $6,868.57 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St. Denton, $4,059.46 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $384.91 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $0 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur $0 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur $0 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur $0 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $1,036.02 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $2,341.18 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $2,250.12 East Side Social Club, 117 E. Oak St., Denton, $9,425.62 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $738.74 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $1,111.99 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $1,785.01 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $2,044.50 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $4,411.07 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $5,413.66 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $1,140.80 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,432.52 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $255.40 Fuzzys Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $769.49 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $269.40 Good Eats No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $0 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $4,364.04 Herrera's Tex-Mex Restaurant, 100 W. Oak St., Suite 160, Denton$Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E Hickory St., Denton, $2,107.08 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $630.40 HNC Lions Den Private Club Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $222.50 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $758.23 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $5,412.79 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,979.06 Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $1,919.48 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton,
$4,537.57 J R Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $2,915.97 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $2,059.44 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $4,728.79 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $878.90 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $326.29 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $204.14 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, I820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $711.54 Lake Cities Post No 88 America, 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $1,388.17 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $2,476.52 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $295.47 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $1,667.76 Last Drop Taverns, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton, $1,176.78 Legends Sports Bar, 1313 N. Highway 377, Pilot Point, $507.79 Legends Sports Bar, 1313 N. Highway 377, Pilot Point, $654.79 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $5,525.89 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $589.33 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $54.67 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $133.06 Los Toreros Restaurant, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton, $546.05 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $279.85 Lucky Lou’s, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $9,443.98 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $1,829.30 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St. Denton, $2,265.33 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $74.57 Mi Sueno Club, 2648 FM407E, Suite 150, Bartonville, $1,467.43
Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex Café, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $461.89 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $687.68 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $995.21 Mulberry Street Cantina Club, 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $3,326.14 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $633.41 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E Oak St., Denton, $7,542.39 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $1,601.97 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $598.51 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $713.61 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,172.98 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,662.51 Pedro's Tex Mex & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $631.54 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $92.19 Phil Miller Post No. 2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $1,109.85 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $27.60 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $28.67 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $2,353.37 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $1,435.67 Queenie's Steakhouse, 113 E. Hickory St., Denton, $1,271.05 Red Lobster No. 6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,855.29 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $5,733.72 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $5,072.57 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,430.76 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $2,873.56 Rooster's Roadhouse Decatur, 106 N. Trinity St., Decatur, $1,519.22 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288, Denton, $165.55 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124, Denton, $8,476.37
Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $461.22 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM 156, Ponder, $597.57 Rusty Taco Denton, 210 E. Hickory St., Denton, $584.64 Savory Private Club, 2650 FM407E, Suite 165, Bartonville, $1,015.18 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1, Little Elm $0 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger$Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $90.45 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St. Decatur, $416.53 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $886.94 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,820.47 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3,933.97 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $1,463.61 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, $273.36 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $4,324.71 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $2,264.39 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $2,884.81 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,951.50 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,449.21 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $0 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $0 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,036.42 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $847.61 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $720.65 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $21.44 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $1,842.76 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $1,562.10 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $2,138.43 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $18.89
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75065 Circle RPM Corporation, Quick Track No. 38, 600 N. Stemmons Freeway, Lake Dallas Donna Kay Stallcup, Always Kiss Me Goodnight, 720 Main St., Hickory Creek Kelly Koele, Kelly Koele Photography, 112 Deerpath Road, Hickory Creek Lovana Alberts and Leslie Hudson, Girlfriend's Boutique, 706 Oakley Drive, Lake Dallas Nina Kalon Mathis, BBK Promotional Gifts, 19 Indian Trail, Hickory Creek 75068 J. Hargrove Enterprise Inc., Nautical Boat Club, 801 Lobo Lane, Little Elm JC Choice Vending Inc., JC Choice Vending Inc., 1100 Lake Grove Drive, Little Elm Jeff Melton and Jeff Fielder, Texas Throwback, 2333 Bradford Pear Drive, Little Elm Kinshara T. Burkes Events & Style By Kinshara, 304 Bluefinch Drive, No. 1, Little Elm Premium Partners & Associates LLC, Premium Partners & Associates LLC, 2725 Costa Mesa Drive, Little Elm 76201 Alison O’Meara, Violet Vinyl Creations, 215 W. Oak St., Denton Andrew K. Krause, D & D Discount, 1704 N. Elm St., Denton English Color & Supply Inc., English Color & Supply Inc., 715 Wainwright St., Denton Jacob Dill, Jacob Dill, 1103 Anna St., Denton KGLI Enterprises LLC, Mean Green Central Grill, 1005 Ave. C, Denton Lucia Garcia & Luis Elizondo, La Catacha Y El Paise Restaurante, 2532 Louise St., Denton Nathan Cord Williams, Sunday Print Shop, 224 Fry St., Denton Oscar Eduardo Palacios-Bolanos, Top Notch, 613 Sunset St., Denton Patrick Hunter Rauso, Patrick Hunter Rauso, 228 Bryan St., Denton Paul Hamilton Motors LLC, Paul Hamilton Motors, 301 S. Elm St., Denton Royal Seafood LLC, Hoochies, 214 E. Hickory St., Denton Shots and Crafts LLC, Shots And Crafts LLC, 103 Ave. A, Denton TDP Denton Private Club Inc., Toms Daiquiri Place, 1212 W. Mulberry St., Denton Touch Tech Inc., Tomorrow Telecom, 907 Ave. C, Suite B, Denton 76205 Barebones Auto Repair LLC, Barebones Auto Repair LLC, 1019 Dallas Drive, Denton Ga Cook LLC, 7 Eleven Convenience Store No. 36673a, 1280 S. Loop 288, Denton Hoa Thai Nguyen, Max Powersports, 1116 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Michael Lynn Leesley, Mike's Furniture, 1008 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Sung Kwon Jang, Js Boutique, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite P11, Denton 76207 Cowhide Western Furniture Co., Cowhide Western Furniture Co., 2301 N. Masch Branch, Suite 264, Denton Eric Scott Turner, Talk2tees, 2612 Bauer Drive, Denton Lacie YorkThe, Paper Lace, 120 McKamy Blvd., Denton 76208 Boisk Inc., Thrift Giant – Brinker, 1701 Brinker Road, Denton Christy D. Galich, Creative Desings and Apparel, 8105 Bishop Pine Road, Denton Lonestar CNC LLC, Lonestar CNC LLC, 627 S. Mayhill Road, Suite 101, Denton Marian I. Mitchell, Marie Quilts, 104 Shahan Drive, Shady Shores Mindy Leigh Grimes Southern Fried Pie, 309 N. Garza Road, Shady Shores MM Acceptance Company LLC, MM Acceptance Company LLC, 3430 E. University Drive, Denton Randy S. Hyman, Bugless Windows of Texas, 5001 Par Drive, Denton
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76249 Personalized Attitude LLC, Personalized Attitude LLC, 6480 FM2450, Krum
Sanger Tractor Sales LLC, Sanger Tractor Sales LLC, 7240 Jackson Road, Krum
Sierra Dawn Hardee, Triple-S-Desgins, 1401 Stony Valley Drive, Ponder
76258 Donna T. Stephens, Too Cute, 10492 Strittmatter Road, Pilot Point Jimmy W. Bradberry Jr., New To You Rustic And Repurposed Furniture, 809 N. Church St., Pilot Point Lori Ann Shewbirt, Cabana Tans, 1150 Parkway Lane, Pilot Point Lori Ann Shewbirt, Patina & Pearls, 1150 Parkway Lane Brandon Eric Kenney, Advanced Industrial Solutions, 3921 Kelly Lane, Ponder
76266 Michael S. Berry, North Texas Print Solutions, 2077 Switzer Road, Sanger Philippe Vandenbonne, PW Texas Company, 1590 Lawlis Lane, Sanger Rodney S. Lassiter, Firewood, 514 Railroad Ave., Sanger Roger Kimbrell Inc., Target Distributing, 12721 Mallard Road, Sanger Tex-Mex Auto Sales LLC, Tex-Mex Auto Sales LLC, 201 N. Stemmons St., Sanger
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SALES TAX The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptroller’s Office for April. 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.
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