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Paul Davis Emergency Services, a franchised cleanup and damage repair business, has opened a Denton location at 710 S. Elm St. The company, which has more than 300 independently owned franchises across the country, specializes in restoring residential and commercial property after extreme situations or disasters such as storms and fires. Denton Regional Medical Center has opened a new radial lounge for patients who are recovering from procedures. The room features individual lounge chairs, high-definition televisions and wireless Internet. Local computer repair and IT support business Geek on Wheels has moved to a new location at 625 Dallas Drive, Suite 450. The new storefront triples the retail space, and will allow the business to have demo stations and classes and fix gadgets faster. Monkey Crepe Cafe opened its first storefront at Golden Triangle Mall, in the main court across from Zales. The eatery is open during regular business hours, and features crepes, sandwiches and salads. Before opening the location, the owners mainly sold crepes at Canton’s First Monday Trade Days and at Dallas Market Center and catered for special events. After months of renovation and construction, Hoochie’s Oyster House is back at 214 E. Hickory St. The casual seafood eatery was on Bell Avenue, but moved to increase foot traffic and get more room inside. Now open from 7 a.m. to midnight, it features seafood, beignets and cinnamon rolls. The location at Hickory and Industrial Street, which formerly housed Burgeusa Burger, now has an exterior that is brick instead of bright orange. A new machine called Dry Box is at Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville, and actually dries out wet cellphones. For $20 to $50, people can put their wet phones in the box for 30 minutes and all moisture is removed. It’s important to note that the process isn’t guaranteed, but the success rate is more than 70 percent.
A Denton city jailer was fired after a man alleged he was beaten by the jailer, which was confirmed in security footage made public later in July. Jason Bishop was arrested for public intoxication July 19, and told the Denton Record-Chronicle after the incident that Darius Porter, the now-fired jailer, had made Bishop’s head hit the concrete in a jail cell. Bishop was transferred to a hospital where he took 19 stitches and was treated for various injuries. Bishop was put on leave July 21, and fired after an internal investigation. Denton police released footage of the incident July 30.
Gas wars in Lake Dallas The sweet spot for gas along Interstate 35E is in Lake Dallas, where Circle K and QuikTrip often battle for the lowest price per gallon. A heavily shared DRC story highlighted some of the commuters who keep coming back to the intersection of I-35E and Swisher Road for the prices that are some of the lowest in Denton County. A QuikTrip spokesman in Oklahoma said he knew that the corner was a competitive spot, and that the competition is good for customers.
Local singer arrested in Hickory Creek Joseph Somers-Morales, a local R&B singer, was arrested for carrying less than two ounces of marijuana in Hickory Creek on July 27. Somers-Morales, a former University of North Texas student, is signed to Republic Records, which features artists such as ZZ Top, Psy and Drake. He posted $1,000 bail and was released from Denton County Jail the following morning.
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Beaver Nuggets could come to Denton County if the Corinth City Council approves a zoning change and economic incentives for Buc-ee’s. sub sandwich shop that made its return to Denton in June, is the subject of a trade name infringement lawsuit. Milton Fette, who operated the Denton shop in the 1980s and ’90s, opened the new business. However, Bill Miller, who owns Captain Nemo’s in Irving, alleges in court documents that Fette did not have the right to open a business with the same name. Miller’s father was the original owner and partnered with Fette for the first Denton shop.
When Miller’s father died, he took over the business. The suit was to be heard in Dallas County Court on Aug. 14 for a temporary injunction that would mean the Denton location couldn’t operate under the Nemo’s name.
Corinth commission OKs zoning for Buc-ee’s The Corinth Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the city approve a
zoning change that could bring a Buc-ee’s travel center to the city. After a lengthy meeting including a public hearing and a question-and-answer session with the Buc-ee’s development team, the council voted 4-1 for the change. The issue was to go to the city council Aug. 14 for a final vote. Developers plan to build the center on a 20-acre lot near the Corinth Police Department. It RECAP | CONTINUED ON PAGE 15
Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Cartwright’s Ranch House, 111 N. Elm St. Cost is $12 per person. Call 940-387-5031 for reservations. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly meeting at the 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, Sept. 2, noon
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 940365-9781 or email chamber@ aubreycoc.org.
Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. Cost is $18 for associates and builders with reservations and $20 for walk-ins. Call 940-3830853. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.
International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter meets at BravoTech, 4835 Interstate 635, Suite 1000 in Dallas. For speaker and topic information, visit http://dallas. iiba.org/index.php/home.
Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
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Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 a.m.
Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Saturday, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Electronics recycling will take place at The Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe, 200 W. Congress St. Drop off any computer-related equipment. Fees may apply for certain items. For a list of accepted items and for more information, visit http://computercrusher. com.
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North Texas Society for Human Resources Management meets at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive. Cost to attend is $18 for members and first-time guests and $23 for returning nonmembers. Visit www.northtexasshrm.org.
Investment Perspective Seminar hosted by financial adviser Kathy R. Bauer of Edward Jones at 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A in Denton. Coffee is complimentary. Call 940-482-0280.
Oakmont Women’s Club meets in the St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. For more information, call 940321-5599 or visit http://oakmont womensclub.org.
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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.
Krum Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting at Northstar Bank, 1101 E. McCart St. in Krum. Call 940-482-6093. Thursday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee at Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway, and at Re/Max Lake Cities, 3960 FM2181, Suite 100 in Hickory Creek. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7:15 a.m. at Re/Max Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth
Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at Sidewalk Bistro, 2900 Wind River Lane. For more information, email info@lcnetweavers. com. Thursday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m.
SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, offers free management counseling for prospective new business owners or existing business in trouble. Confidential, one-hour counseling sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at Denton’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m.
Small Business Breakfast meeting sponsored by the North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center at the Denton Chamber of Commerce, 414 W. Parkway St. A light breakfast is provided. Call 940-3801849. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7:15 a.m.
Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 8 a.m.
Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave.
Networking for Careers brings hiring managers from Denton companies to help the unemployed find jobs locally. Meetings are free to attend and held at Denton’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For more information, call 940-382-2051.
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Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive.
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NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Sapphire’s Cafe & Catering, 1165 S. Interstate 35E, Suite 128 in Lewisville. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. Please tell us about your event or meeting by emailing Jenna Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax at 940-566-6888; or by mail to DBC Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201. She also can be reached at 940-5666889.
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New Texas Health CEO nursing ideas By Jim Landers | The Dallas Morning News
Barclay Berdan, the new top man of the largest health care provider network in North Texas, wants to improve coordination along the chain of providers stretching from drugstores to hospices. “We clearly need to drive waste out of the system,” said Berdan, Texas Health Resources’ new CEO. “I think each of those pieces, or silos, has not communicated very well, among themselves or to patients.” He said the lack of coordination was driven home recently by illnesses his father and sister had. “Each silo may be doing a pretty good job, but they’re not good at helping patients navigating from silo to silo. It’s created a lot of dissatisfaction among patients,” he said. Berdan moves up to the top post at Arlington-based Texas Health Resources after serving two years as chief operating officer and senior executive vice president. Before the board of directors offered Berdan the top spot in late July, it searched among health care executives across the nation. Anne Bass, chairwoman of the board, led the search committee. She said the committee looked on the process as both a leadership search and a way to learn about health care innovations in many parts of the country. The company’s facilities include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. A TRANSFORMATION The committee narrowed its search to seven finalists. Along the way, Bass said, it heard much about what it already knew. “We certainly appreciate that health care is expensive,” she said. “It’s not rising as much as it has in the past, though there is uncertainty about whether that will hold. We are all cognizant that we have to deliver highquality care that is affordable. We need consumers to understand more than they ever have in the past. And we need to be ad-
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Barclay Berdan, left, Brett McClung and Dan Varga of Texas Health Resources attend the Junior Sale of Champions auction at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 8. vocates for patients.” Berdan said Texas Health Resources has largely transformed itself from a hospital chain to a health care company. It has a large physicians group. It also has ownership of and cooperative agreements in care facilities serving patients before and after hospitalizations. “We do not feel strongly that we have to own all the pieces of the continuum,” he said. Earlier this summer, Texas Health Resources entered into a clinical affiliation with CVS Caremark and its MinuteClinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to provide supervising doctors for nurse practitioners working at those sites, and to exchange data on prescriptions and visits to
charge from the hospital. It is also working with a partner to form a home health care company. Berdan said one of the “great challenges before us” is to make use of large pools of data to help patients and physicians predict “who needs their services and when they’ll need them.”
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CHANGING BEHAVIORS Even more daunting will be helping patients to change their health behaviors. “About half of an individual’s health status is related to decisions they make about their behaviors and actions — what they eat, how long they sleep, whether they smoke and so on,” he said. “We cannot make patients change behaviors. What we
can do is create environments that encourage them to change their behaviors.” One of those efforts is underway in Fort Worth, where the city and the chamber of commerce are trying to create a citywide “Blue Zone” with lower obesity, less smoking, more exercise and more vegetable and fruit consumption. Texas Health Resources has been a major backer of the effort. “I do believe that we are moving from a marketplace that focuses on transactions to one that focuses on value,” Berdan said. “We will see more transparency and more of an approach to being more human about this very complicated and technology-driven field.”
Dividing Your Business During Divorce Without Destroying It War stories always involve a war. A nasty divorce resolved by a courthouse showdown can destroy the family, the family’s wealth and the family’s business. Sit down with any experienced family law trial lawyer and they’ll be able to tell you “war stories” of courtroom shootouts where a warring family ended up destroying the very wealth they were trying to divide. The worst of these divorce war stories end with a business or personal bankruptcy following a take-no-prisoners approach to a family’s divorce. When a divorce becomes a “war” there are many casualties. Collaborative divorce – divide without destruction. There is a better way for families to divide their wealth in a divorce. That better way is called a collaborative law divorce. In a collaborative law divorce the parties stay out of the courthouse and focus on solving problems through businesslike negotiations versus assessing blame for problems in adversarial litigation. Overview of the collaborative process. The collaborative process is a solution-oriented settlement process that is both family friendly and business friendly. In the collaborative law process the parties and their lawyers sign a written agreement with five key components:
by-step process that is designed to increase the chances of settlement and decrease the chances of emotional blowups that often result in families tearing each other apart at the courthouse. In a nutshell this “road map” involves five basic steps: (1.) An explanation of the ground rules for the process and the signing of a written collaborative law participation agreement; (2.) Determining what the parties’ shared and competing goals, interests and concerns are about the divorce, the business, the children and the division of property; (3.) Gathering, evaluating and sharing the necessary financial documentation and other information necessary to make informed choices about settlement; (4.) Brainstorming possible options and solutions to the parties’ disputes concerning their property or children; and (5.) Evaluating the available options and solutions and selecting the options and solutions that meet as many of the parties’ shared and competing goals as possible under the circumstances. The collaborative process uses a “team” approach to solve problems. In addition to a businesslike step-by-step approach to dispute resolution, the collaborative process also often takes a “team” approach to solving problems.
In many collaborative cases in addition to the parties and their two attorneys, the parties will jointly employ a neutral mental health professional and a neutral financial professional to help the parties in a more efficient manner get through the emotional and financial difficulties that confront almost all divorcing couples. Under the team approach a neutral mental health professional serves as a “communications facilitator” and a neutral financial professional serves as a neutral financial expert for the case. The usual role of the neutral mental health professional is to manage the emotional issues of the case, keep the parties and lawyers communicating constructively and help the parties work through issues involving their children or other emotionally charged situations. The usual role of the neutral financial expert is to gather, analyze and explain financial and tax information and prepare inventories, spreadsheets, budgets, income and expense projections and other similar financial tools. Additionally, financial professionals assist the parties in evaluating the short- and long-term financial effects of settlement options and help generate financial solutions and settlement options. Collaborative neutrals help settle cases. Be-
(1.) A commitment to settle if possible without going to court; (2.) A commitment to the full disclosure of financial and other information so that informed settlement decisions can be made; (3.) A commitment to focus on the future and solving problems instead of assessing blame and rehashing old marital arguments; (4.) A commitment to use jointly selected neutral experts when valuation, tax or accounting experts are needed or if specialized experts are needed to resolve issues concerning the children; and (5.) A commitment from the lawyers that they cannot and will not represent the parties in a courthouse battle if the process breaks down. Collaborative law uses a “road map” to solve problems. When the parties work in the collaborative process they follow a problem solving method from the business world that provides a “road map.” The “road map” guides the parties through a logical step-
cause the mental health and financial professionals used in the collaborative process are neutrals, they provide the negotiating process with a neutral voice throughout the process. Many times a solution can be seen or suggested by a neutral that cannot be seen by the parties who are engrossed in their own perspectives and positions. Additionally, sometimes a suggestion for resolving the dispute can be more easily heard by the parties when it comes from a neutral voice rather than one of the parties or their lawyers. Benefits of the collaborative process include: • Dividing the wealth of the family in a way that doesn’t destroy the source of that wealth or the family members in the process. • Providing the parties and their business with a more private and confidential atmosphere than the traditional litigation process. • Helping the parties reach financial solutions that are thoughtfully custom crafted to meet the needs of the family’s business interests as well as the parties’ interests versus a “one-size-fits-all” approach. • Legal fees and professional expenses are more efficiently used, fees are spent solely on settlement efforts and not on procedural, evidentiary and other legal technicalities required in the litigation process – the process is far less expensive than contested litigation. • Settlement conferences and meetings are scheduled when convenient for the parties instead of being centered around the lawyers’ schedules and the court’s busy docket. • The collaborative process is less disruptive to the business person and their staff, clients and investors. • The process can take weeks or months to accomplish a resolution versus years in the litigation process. • The process can help parents carefully craft parenting plans to meet the unique needs of the children and their parents instead of relying on “cookie cutter” standard schedules and orders. The parties are much less likely to cause irreparable damage to family and business relationships than in contested litigation.
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Jodie Lynn Rose sells fair trade beads made from seeds at the Texas Veggie Fair on Oct. 20 in Dallas.
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The Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe has grown its business on being ahead of food trends and special diets. It also has focused on being socially responsible, and customers are increasingly trying to do the same. Almost all coffee sold at the grocery store is “fair trade” — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid well. Other products certified as fair trade at the store include lotion, beauty products and chocolate. “Fair trade products do very well here,” said Paul Tanis, general manager of the Denton store. “It’s definitely a concept that people more and more want to know about. They want to know the backstory of how their food and their products are being processed and harvested, and how the workforce that is producing the foods and products are being treated.” Demand for fair trade products is rising as people become more aware of how their food and other products are made. That makes the fair trade market a growing opportunity for small businesses like the Cupboard. While some companies sell
fair trade food, clothing and bedding because they believe in being socially responsible, the goods also can be part of a marketing strategy, says Russell Winer, a marketing professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Sixty percent of shoppers are willing to pay the higher prices that fair trade items tend to have, according to a 2013 study he co-wrote. This is how it works. Goods — coffee is the best known, but there’s also chocolate, sugar, coconut, cotton, tea, flowers, nuts, fruits and vegetables — are certified as fair trade by a handful of organizations around the world. They pledge to visit farms and production areas to inspect working and living conditions. In return for the certification, product manufacturers pay a premium. For coffee, it’s 20 cents per pound. For chocolate, $200 per metric ton. This cost is usually passed on to shoppers, who can tell products are certified by labels on the packages. No organization tracks the amount of fair trade products sold in the U.S., but Fair Trade USA,
which says it certifies 90 percent of the products in the country, estimates the domestic market at $2 billion, just a sliver of U.S. grocery sales. It bases that number on a 2011 estimate by Fairtrade International, a global organization that sets certification standards for fair trade products. At Whole Foods supermarkets, some customers specifically request fair trade goods, says Dwight Richmond, a purchasing executive at the chain. Whole Foods has increased its selection of fair trade chocolate by 350 percent in the past five years, he says. PACT clothing, which sells garments made from organic cotton, launched a line of fair trade clothes this year. It started selling T-shirts at 70 Whole Foods stores in the Midwest, California and Texas, and sales were so strong that the chain has ordered shirts for more of its U.S. stores, PACT co-owner Jeff Denby says. His San Francisco-based company buys cotton directly from farmers in India and has the clothes manufactured in a factory there. TRADE | CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
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Fair trade handbags are sold at the Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe in Denton.
Leadership Denton in session T he 30th class of Leadership Denton was set to convene Aug. 15. The opening session involves an overnight retreat, which includes an internal orientation, a tour of the city via the four single-member City Council districts and the development of an outline for the graduation project. An affiliate of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Denton offers a series of eight comprehensive sessions designed to make interested
Chuck CARPENTER | Denton-area residents better aware of opportunities for community service, as well as all
levels of public office. The curriculum includes county and state government sessions, and an overnight trip to Austin. Other program areas address the cultural arts, economic development, education and regional issues. To graduate, the class is assigned a special project topic, on which it must reach a consensus on pertinent data as well as specific findings and recommendations. The graduation project for this class is parking in Denton’s central business district.
The 2014-15 Leadership Denton class has a total of 17 participants — 10 men and seven women. Three members of the class are attorneys. All three Denton-area institutions of higher education are represented in the class, along with the Greater Denton Arts Council and a church. A senior staff member of the Denton County Transportation Authority is in this class. Four of the class participants are from the general business community, plus an administrator from a local hospital. Applicants to the program must be a U.S. citizen, of voting age and a resident or employed within the boundaries of the
Denton school district for at least one year as of Sept. 1, 2014. One of the class participants has lived in the Denton area for 36 years. The least amount of time any of the 17 individuals has resided in DISD is five years. The class will graduate April 24 during the chamber’s membership luncheon. Applications for the 31st class of Leadership Denton will be available around that time on the chamber’s website, www.denton-chamber.org. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at dcoc@ denton-chamber.org.
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Act deals with HOAs, foreclosure any residential properties are subject to property owner associations that may have the power to impose regular and special assessments against owners and properties within the subdivision. In response to real or perceived injustices on the part of property owner associations, the Texas Legislature enacted the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act in 2001. The act became effective Jan. 1, 2002, and may be found in Chapter 209 of the Texas Property Code. The purpose of the act is to provide guidelines for the operation of property owner associations and specific protections for the homeowners residing in these communities. The act only applies to mandatory membership in a property owner association in a residential subdivision that is subject to restrictions or other provisions authorizing the collection of regular or special assessments on all or a majority of the subdivision property. While the act contains important protections for property owners, it also mandates certain restrictions and procedural requirements for the foreclosure of a property associationâ€™s lien for assessments. For example, foreclosure is not available for a lien solely composed of fines, attorney fees or amounts added for the costs of producing association records. Foreclosure of an assessment lien may only be obtained by court order through an expedited process. Notice of the date and time of a conducted foreclosure sale
Scott ALAGOOD | must be sent to the owner and each lienholder of record within 30 days following the sale. The notice must be sent by certified mail and must inform the owner and record lienholder of their right to redeem the property. Within 30 days after the association sends the notice, it must record an affidavit in the county real property records stating the date on which the notice was sent and a legal description of the property that was foreclosed. The owner or any record lienholder may redeem the foreclosed property from a purchaser at the sale within 180 days after the date the association mails written notice of the sale to the owner and record lienholder. An owner or lienholder may extend the redemption period by sending by certified mail a written request to redeem the property to the purchaser on or before the last day of the redemption period. The extended period lasts for 10 days after the purchaser provides the owner or lienholder written notice of the redemption amounts. A record lienholder may not redeem the property prior to 90
days after the date the association mailed the notice, and only if the owner has not redeemed the property. The purchaser of the property at a foreclosure sale may not transfer the property to anyone other than the lot owner during the redemption period. To redeem the property, the owner or lienholder must first pay to the purchaser applicable items required by statute, including all amounts due the association through and after the date of sale, interest, costs, attorney fees, mortgage payments, maintenance and leasing costs, ad valorem taxes, recording fees, cost of eviction and the acquisition price of the property (less any applicable credits). If the owner redeems the property in a timely manner, the purchaser must execute and deliver to the owner or lienholder a deed transferring the property.
If the purchaser refuses to execute or deliver the deed after a proper redemption, the owner or lienholder may bring an action against the purchaser and may recover reasonable attorney fees for the successful prosecution of such action. Property that is redeemed continues to be subject to all liens and encumbrances that existed prior to the foreclosure. Where an owner or lienholder fails to timely redeem the property by filing the deed or recording an affidavit stating that the property has been redeemed, the right of redemption against a bona fide purchaser for value expires after the redemption period. Where an owner makes partial payment of the redemption amount to the association, but fails to pay all other amounts before the expiration of the redemption period, the association must refund the partial
payments within 30 days thereafter. It is not uncommon for the costs, interest and attorney fee portions of the redemption amount to far exceed the original assessments upon which payment was sought. As an owner, immediate action should be taken to address any claims for past due assessments. Certified mail should be accepted, opened, read and immediately addressed. Service of process of any lawsuit should always be immediately reviewed and appropriately handled by qualified legal counsel. R. SCOTT ALAGOOD is board-certified in commercial and residential real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and can be reached at alagood@ dentonlaw.com or www. dentonlaw.com.
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Build a wide financial moat “We like to own castles with large moats filled with sharks and crocodiles that can fend off marauders — the millions of people with capital that want to take our capital. We think in terms of moats that are impossible to cross and tell our managers to widen their moat every year, even if profits do not increase every year.” — Warren Buffett uccessful value investors share many attributes. They view stocks as ownership interests in businesses, not mere ticker symbols. They realize that the best opportunities come from rummaging in the bargain bin, not in chasing glamorous high-fliers. They stoically embrace — and exploit — volatile markets. But value investors also display several different styles, based on their temperaments and analytical skills. Warren Buffett pioneered the most successful value investing style. He focused on high-quality businesses with durable competitive advantages, which he memorably labeled as economic “moats.” This strategy made Buffett the world’s wealthiest investor. Ever since, finding businesses with wide moats has become the Holy Grail of investing. Indeed, some of the best returns in our investment partnership have come from widemoat ideas. Purchasing great companies like Coca-Cola, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart at cheap “no growth” prices were wonderful bets in the last few years. Today, wide-moat “world dominators” comprise the lion’s share of our portfolio. Last month, the Manual of Ideas, a respected value investment newsletter, invited us to present at its seminar on “Wide Moat Investing.” Our presentation on Western Union, the dominant player in the money transfer industry, was well received. We also enjoyed hearing from other value investing practitioners. We decided to devote this column to revisiting some core principles. When we begin to study a
Jonathon FITE | company, a key question to consider is whether we think the business will be around 10, 20 or 30 years from now. The intrinsic value of a business is based on its cash profits from now throughout its economic life. That’s why it is crucial to assess the durability of a company’s operations. Numerous studies have probed the longevity of the average American enterprise. Several come to similar conclusions: Roughly half fail within four years, 60 percent fail within six years, and far less than 10 percent survive 25 years or more. (We are comforted by the fact that Western Union has been around since 1851.) We look around at some of today’s high-flying businesses, and see folks enamored by the growth potential of the latest social media company. Talking heads on CNBC spout off about how much the company can grow this year. A far more interesting question should be, “What is the likelihood this company will be successful 10 years from now?” Returning to Buffett’s counsel, companies with strong competitive advantages, or economic moats, will answer that question better than most. But how can investors evaluate whether businesses possess characteristics that demonstrate strong economic moats? Various financial metrics give some clues. Firms that consistently deliver high return on equity (ROE) are effectively reinvesting the money their business generates back into their own operations and earning good returns. This often is a sign that a competitive advantage, or economic moat, may exist. Other, more qualitative fac-
tors may provide clues as well. Companies that are the lowcost producer in their industry tend to fare well in good times or bad. If an oil company can produce oil at $20 per barrel, it can make money whether oil is priced at $30 or $100. That is very different from the producer that can only extract oil at $60 per barrel. The first company has a low-cost advantage. Take Wal-Mart. Though the retail industry is viciously competitive, Wal-Mart’s supply-chain prowess allows it to deliver products faster, cheaper and timelier than its competitors. Combine this with its unsurpassed economies of scale and purchasing power, and it possesses a tremendous low-cost advantage. Most investors are familiar with hard assets such as land, buildings and machinery, but intangible assets also may provide a competitive advantage. How valuable is the Coke name or the secret formula for its soda? The worldwide affinity and loyalty for the Coke brand would
be virtually impossible to replicate and is a significant competitive advantage. Or, how about a regional power utility with a government license? This intangible license asset provides a tremendous economic moat. While the utility’s profits may be regulated, they also are fairly secure from competition. Companies that have high switching costs or benefit from the “network effect” also tend to rise above the competitive fray. If you are a heart surgeon who has invested considerable time and effort into learning how to perform microrobotic surgery on one company’s platform, how likely are you to switch to a competitor’s product? The company that sells your surgery system benefits from a moat of high switching costs. If you are a retailer who wants to liquidate excess high-fashion inventory, where do you turn? How about eBay, which benefits from the network effect of attracting a lot of sellers, which in turn attracts a lot of buyers, which in
turn attracts even more sellers? (Ditto for Western Union, with its formidable network of over 500,000 money transfer agents in 200 countries.) The key is to find businesses that demonstrate a penchant for mitigating competitive threats. If these competitive advantages are sustainable, they are more likely to be around 10, 20 or 30 years from now. If you can couple these attributes with a stock price that offers a large margin of safety compared with what the business is truly worth over the long run, you have found a business worthy of your portfolio. Look past the noise of the moment, find strong businesses and invest in those castles with large moats. JONATHON FITE is a managing partner of KMF Investments, a Texas-based hedge fund, and an adjunct professor with the University of North Texas College of Business 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 email@ KMFinvestments.com.
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Tapping the market By Jenna Duncan and Adam Schrader
On an ordinary wooden picnic table outside Rabbit Hole Brewing in Justin, a man equipped with a microphone and a pint glass climbs the bench to the tabletop in the direct path of the hot July sun. Laron Cheek, co-founder of Rabbit Hole — the first brewery operating in Denton County — tells guests the brewery tour times for the day, and makes his regular toast. “May this journey down the rabbit hole be a beginning and not an end, and if you’re going mad bring a hat or bring a friend,” Cheek says as he takes an oversized, floppy Mad Hatterinspired hat to his head. “And as we dwell into this brew of which we have enrolled, we mavens of the curious go down the rabbit hole.” The brewery visitors are some of millions who have started the journey down the rabbit hole of craft beer exploration. Nationally, the industry is booming, with craft beer sales up 17.2 percent in 2013. In Texas, the total economic impact for 2012 — the most recent year available — was $2.3 billion, according to the Brewers Association. The top two bars for sales tax in the Denton area focus on craft brews, and new breweries and bars for craft beer are underway around town. The industry has grown rapidly for the past five or so years, said Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. The appeal is trying something new, and consumers now can know who made their beer, he said. “I don’t know a brewery in Texas that isn’t planning an expansion because of their numbers,” Vallhonrat said. “The vari-
ety is keeping people coming back and wanting to try new things, as opposed to years and years and years of the same light-style pilsner beer. “There’s all these new beers to try, and I think that’s attracting people to realizing the variety and the ever-changing environment.” The rate of growth has been in double-digit percentage points for the past few years, he said. While Texas has one of the biggest economic impacts from the industry of any state, Texas is on the low end of breweries per capita. That means Texas still has a lot of room to grow, Vallhonrat said. Denton could help with statewide growth. Armadillo Ale Works, which has offices in Denton but has been using a brewery in Dallas, has plans to build its own brewery in Denton. Audacity Brew House is hoping to open in September and brew about a dozen beers for its taproom — a bar inside the brewery that sells only that beer. Scott Lindsey, an Audacity founder, said he sees Denton being comparable to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he used to live. There were 12 to 13 breweries in the city that all worked together, and he said Denton has that opportunity. “It’s a totally untapped market. There’s no brewery in Denton right now,” he said. “I think anytime you’ve got a product that people are going to use no matter what, if you can expand on that
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Rabbit Hole Brewing of Justin opened the first contemporary craft brewery in Denton County. Its beers include Mike Modano’s 561.
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Bartenders pour beer from taps at East Side Denton, which features no less than 80 brews.
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Scott Lindsey, left, and Doug Smith are the co-founders of Audacity Brew House in Denton.
and give a different variety you can get into untapped markets.” Even without a brewery in town, craft beer is doing well in Denton. While Armadillo doesn’t brew here yet, its vans read “Representin’ Denton” and it regularly does tap and release parties in town. On the agenda this month is the release of WunderMelon, a watermelon Kolsch, at Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor. Oak Street Drafthouse helped boost the craft beer movement in Denton. Before the bar opened in March 2012, craft beer aficionados would travel to Fort Worth or Dallas to try new beers. The bar offers dozens of options, brings in local brewers for “tap takeovers” and has gained a loyal following. John Williams, who owns the bar, co-opened a second venture in 2013, offering another 80 beers on tap and plenty of Texas whiskey. In June, East Side Denton brought in the most
mixed beverage sales tax in the area, with Oak Street in second. “The craft beer industry and whiskey industries are increasing at high levels everywhere,” Williams said. “I don’t see a decline at all, and there’s more places popping up, which is good. Denton’s growing, so having a couple more craft beer places around will be good.” Meanwhile, Rabbit Hole, one of the only breweries in the county, is rapidly expanding. It
owns a plot of land across from its industrial brewhouse. When it opened in 2013, the owners hoped to expand there in 2018. Now, they’re considering breaking ground next year. With the growth of craft brews, national breweries are holding steady, said Dick Fischer, vice president of publicity for Miller of Denton. It is a distribution company, and he said BREWS | CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
WHAT IS CRAFT BEER? The Brewers Association, the leading trade association for brewers, defines craft beer as beer produced by breweries that meet the following requirements: SMALL — Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less. INDEPENDENT — Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. TRADITIONAL — A brewer that has a majority of its total alcoholic beverage volume in beers whose flavor derive from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beers for this requirement.
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Bobby Mullins of Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works holds some hops. BREWS | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13
orders for the craft brewers it represents are up, while national brands are steady and still the biggest chunk of its business. “In the state of Texas, microbeer totals probably 5 percent
of total beer sales,” he said. “The majority is domestic and closer to 70 percent, where imports are that remaining, say, 25 percent. In the big scheme of things, micros are still small but they’re at the high end of growth.”
JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan. ADAM SCHRADER can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @Schrader_ Adam.
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Ban on fracking heads to ballot The Denton City Council rejected a petition to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton city limits. The public hearing on the matter drew international attention, residents on both sides of the issue and oil industry representatives. More than 100 people spoke, with more than 600 people attending the hearing. Testimony took eight hours, and the council voted 5-2 early the next morning to send the issue to the November ballot. Nearly 2,000 registered voters signed the petition after residents organized the initiative drive in the spring. The council
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had two options with the certified petition under the city charter: accept the ordinance banning fracking as written or send the matter to the voters.
Proposed convention center rouses debate A proposed convention center and hotel are rousing support and opposition throughout the city of Denton, as different entities consider creating a special taxing district to fund the project. The Denton school district and the county would have to contribute property tax income to help pay the debt of the project in the proposed taxing district. The project has seen estimates of $25 million and $60 million. After a meeting of roughly 100 residents voiced their opinions on the project, the city delayed consideration of construction bids for the project. The bids are expected to be reviewed this month or later.
Agreements between the city and the developer have provided for a â€œfeasibility periodâ€? during which both parties could walk
away from the project if construction bids come in too high. The developer also has the option to walk away from the deal if
either Denton County or the Denton school district decline to contribute property tax income to the project.
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“We keep getting requests from stores every week, but we can’t keep up with the demand,” says Denby. While fair trade represents a growing opportunity for small businesses, it is still a tiny part of the market for food and clothing. U.S. supermarkets had $620 billion in sales in 2013, according to the Food Marketing Institute, a trade group for the supermarket industry. Shoppers are more likely to find fair trade items online or in stores that specialize in organic or natural foods — in the coffee aisle at a Manhattan grocery store, just two out of 130 brands and roasts had fair trade labels. The growth in fair trade products has been helped the last few years by the recovering economy. Shoppers aren’t as concerned about frugality as they were during the recession, says Winer, the NYU professor.
“In a recession, private labels start to sell better and many products that are trying to get a premium for socially responsible behavior are squeezed a bit,” he says. His study says the average premium, or price increase, on fair trade products is 17 percent. Although Erin Meagher pays about 4 percent extra for fair trade coconut oil, that hasn’t hurt sales of her products, sold under the name Kelapo. They rose 132 percent in 2013 after climbing 258 percent in 2012. Meagher expects another triple-digit gain this year for her Tampa, Floridabased business. Meagher says she could make more money with oil that isn’t fair trade but she believes in being socially responsible. “We’re not going to trade that off for the extra little bitty profits we would make,” she says. Staff writer Jenna Duncan contributed to this report.
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Coffee grower Gloria Balladares shows a diseased coffee plant Feb. 26 near Somoto, Nicaragua. The United States announced in May a $5 million effort to fight coffee rust, which has been savaging Central America’s fair trade coffee beans. The U.S. Agency for International Development formed a partnership with Texas A&M University’s World Coffee Research institute to eliminate coffee rust and shore up farmers’ livelihoods.
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Denton old yet still growing he community of Denton is faced with a challenge that is unique among cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. First, we are an aging city. For example, I learned at a recent City Council meeting that our wastewater system dates to 1910. Secondly, we are a rapidly growing city. Our population and our land area have increased by 45 percent over the last 10 years. This combination of old and growing leads to an incredible strain on public resources and infrastructure, as we seek to balance the need for upgraded or new infrastructure in the city’s core with providing new services and infrastructure to areas of growth. The result is a reality in which Denton has approximately $300 million in identified infrastructure needs over the next five years, in addition to a need for more police officers, firefighters, librarians, parks and recreation programs, community beautification programs and more. For the most part, this is a good problem to have. Denton has many areas and buildings with significant historic significance and character. We are a thriving community where people want to go to school, live, raise a family and work. But how do we keep up with this growth and continue to ensure the future success of the community? When we look at funding sources for services and infrastructure from a taxpayer standpoint, typically two options are considered: raise taxes or cut services and expenditures. But to truly keep up with the growth and aging of Denton, a third option will be vital: an investment in economic development. The purpose of economic development is to generate new net revenue for the city by increasing the tax base. All expenditures in economic development should have a high return on investment — spend a little to generate a lot more. Traditionally, economic development is viewed as an effort to recruit new business and industry into a community in order
months, you will see our community leadership roll out a brandnew “Strategic Action Agenda for Economic Development.” This agenda has been created through a joint effort between the city of
Denton, the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, the Economic Development Partnership Board and business and community leaders from all around Denton.
This strategic plan will allow us to seize opportunities unique to Denton in order to protect our existing culture and ensure a thriving community in the future. Watch for more details to come. AIMEE BISSETT is the economic development director for the city of Denton. She can be reached at aimee.bissett@ cityofdenton.com.
Aimee BISSETT | to strengthen and diversify the tax base. Large industry typically has a high capital investment with the construction or expansion of a new facility — translating into new property tax revenue — and a large number of employees (new jobs). Business recruitment is a large part of our efforts here in Denton, and will continue to be. However, the reality we face today is that only 15 percent of net new jobs nationally come from the recruitment of new businesses, according to Blane Canada Ltd. As manufacturing has moved overseas in recent years, we’ve seen a shift in the nation’s economic base away from manufacturing and toward the service and technology industries. In contrast, entrepreneurship and small businesses account for 60 to 88 percent of net new job growth nationally, according to the Small Business Administration. To have a well-balanced economic development strategy, we need to support entrepreneurship and small business development just as strongly as we support business recruitment efforts. I have been fortunate enough to develop strong relationships with my economic development colleagues across the nation, and one thing I’ve learned from those relationships is that we are extremely fortunate in Denton. We have all of the necessary ingredients for a thriving economy: a strong business community, leading academic institutions, a unique cultural identity and an engaged citizenry. Communities around the country are envious of Denton — and they should be. In the coming weeks and
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The following sales permits were issued by the state comptroller’s office for July. The list includes the owner, name of business and address within the area codes of 77034, 75065, 75068, 76201, 76205, 76207, 76208, 76209, 76210, 76226, 76227, 76234, 76249, 76258, 76259 and 76266. 75022 Knowles Brothers Craft Brewing LLC, Knowles Brothers Craft Brewing LLC, 7370 Hawk Road, Bartonville Willie Mae Page, Willies Gift Shop, 1207 Porter Road, Bartonville, 75022 75065 1st Source Sheet Metal LLC, 1st Source Sheet Metal LLC, 111 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas Daniel Nathan Baker, 13 Steps To Nowhere/Dan's Haunted House, 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas Erin Mauldin, Happy Organized Life, 212 Red Bluff Drive, Hickory Creek 75068 Allbrite Carpet Cleaning & Restoration LLC, Allbrite Carpet Cleaning & Restoration, 1541 Fieldstone Drive, Little Elm Collin Mcdonald, CMC Plumbing, 409 Rocky Point Lane, Little Elm Emikele AgboolaGeaa, 2537 Saddlehorn Drive, Little Elm Lori L. Henderson, Concept2creation, 2419 Basswood Drive, Little Elm Marisa Durrin and Chiquita Sorg, Paw Prints Pet Salon, 2405 FM 423, Suite 300, Little Elm Marjorie Lorene Crouch, Marjorie Lorene Crouch, 213 W. Park St., Little Elm Patricia Lynn Stegall, Patricia Lynn Stegall, 2050 FM423, Apt. 3407, Little Elm Ryan Lopez Investments LLC, Ryan Lopez Investments LLC, 2701 Winterberry Lane, Little Elm Star One Management & Holding LLC, Star One Management & Holding LLC, 2701 Little Elm Parkway, Suite 100-449, Little Elm Vinmar Enterprises LLC, Vinmar Enterprises LLC, 2701 Little Elm Parkway, Suite 100-123, Little Elm 76201 Anwar Ahmad Alsuheem, Layalina, 706 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Cajmac LLC Hickory & Fry, 1206 W. Hickory St., Denton Denton Hypnotic Donuts LLC, Hypnotic Donuts, 235 W. Hickory St., Denton Drew Anderson, Shade Tree Leather, 525 Northridge St., Denton Giovanni Moya, Ojos Rojos Smoke Shop, 901 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton HRB Technology LLC, HRB Technology LLC, 1012 W. University Drive, Denton HRB Technology LLC, HRB Technology LLC, 2710 W.
University Drive, Suite 1010, Denton HRB Technology LLC, HRB Technology LLC, 508 S. Elm St., Denton Humaira Investments Inc., Super Food Mart, 125 N. Bonnie Brae St., Denton Luis Elizondo, La Catracha Y El Paisa Restaurante, 2523 Louise St., Denton Matt Hilliard, Artistry Lawn and Light, 1420 Broadway St., Denton Orbitink LLC, Orbitink LLC, 1811 N. Elm St., Denton Pj's Party Supply LLC, Pj's Party Supply LLC, 2317 W. University Drive, Suite 173, Denton Preston Severn, Imagine Landscape Services, 1212 Greenlee St., Denton Rawson's Ranch LLC, Rawson's, 1007 Ave. C, Denton Richard Stout IV, Avast Apparel, 317 E. Hickory St., Denton Six Brittens LLC, Sugar Queen Cupcakes, 2320 W. University Drive, Denton 76205 7-Eleven Inc., 7-Eleven Store No. 1611-36673, 1280 S. Loop 288, Denton Blazing Wing Comps, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton Christopher Allen Gibby, Danisue Designs, 202 Hollyhill Lane, Denton Christopher Michael Smith, Flexshield, 2315 S. I-35E, Denton Community Ice Vending LLC, Alegre Vista, 521 Alegre Vista Drive, Denton Community Ice Vending LLC, Community Ice Vending LLC, 521 Alegre Vista Drive, Denton Denton Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, Denton Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, 1335 Laredo Court, Denton Drew A. Boggs, Drew Boggs, 1916 Southridge Drive, Denton Island Hospitality Management IV Inc., Hampton Inn Denton, 1513 Centre Place Drive, Denton Panda Express Inc., Panda Express No. 2395, 1340 S. Loop 288, Denton Pollo Operations Inc., Pollo Tropical No. 145, 2300 S. Loop 288, Denton Sawyer Plumbing Service LLC, Sawyer Plumbing Service LLC, 301 Dallas Drive, Suite 113, Denton Spirit Halloween Superstores LLC, Spirit Halloween No. 60416, 1800 S. Loop 288, Denton
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The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in July. Commericial 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 Anwar Alsuheem, 706 Fort Worth Drive Brannon Reese Ormand, 625 Dallas Drive, No. 450 EN Pertignus Holding, 2201 S. I-35E, No. S-09 Masch Branch Realty LP., 2321 N. Masch Branch Road, No. 307 and 308 Phillip Nigh, 115 Bernard St. Rod Overlander, 2925 W. Country Club Road, No. 104 Shima Alam, 125 N. Bonnie Brae Signet Heath Corporation, 235 W. Hickory St. SL Jones, 206 Fort Worth Drive COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Barebones Auto Repair, 3822 Market St., No. 121 Baylor University Medical, 2801 S. Mayhill Road Benbrook University, 2321 W. University Drive Bre Woodhill Apartments LLC, 1408 Teasley Lane Buffalo Valley Event, 2946 Ganzer Road CACDC, 1208 Bent Oaks Court Cell Tower, 303 Massey St. Daniel Cruz, 1212 E. University Drive Denton Regional, 3535 S. I-35E Denton Young Line, 420 E. McKinney St., No. 102 Eddie Lane, 1010 Bernard St. E-Z Check No. 1, 1017 E. McKinney St. GC3 Builders LLC, 1203 Fulton St. Gel Ridgecrest LP., 1300 Dallas Drive General Telephone Co., 309 W. Oak St. EV Lutheran Good Samaritan, 3901 Montecito Drive, No. 919 Golden Triangle Self Storage, 3919 E. McKinney St. Golden Triangle, 3923 E. McKinney St. Highland of 380, 2400 E. University Drive Julia C. Rutledge, 1915 Virginia Circle Kevin Spencer, 123 N. Elm St. LANCO, 2832 Geesling Road, No. 100 Lightning BJJ, 508 S. Elm St., No. 108 Mathew Holtman, 312 W. McKinney St. Mi Casita Express, 905 W. University Drive North Texas Tarp, 3300 W. University Drive Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E PG&J Properties, 211 S. Ave. G Quiktrip 3113 W. University Drive
321 W. Eagle Drive Ridgecrest Apartments, 1300 Dallas Drive Shots and Crafts, 103 Ave. A Singing Oaks Church, 101 Cardinal Drive Stetson NTEX Prop. Ltd., 107 Ave. A, The Heart Hospital, 2801 S. Mayhill Road ZB Eagle Partners Ltd., 419 Fort Worth Drive COMMERCIAL Denton Bible Church, 2010 Nottingham Drive Jacqueline Brooks, 2119 Sadau Court Jerry M. Kelsoe, 102 Massey St. Jim Heritage LP., 2834 Geesling Road No. 3 Matt Kloeber, 1701 Brinker Road RESIDENTIAL Beazer Homes 3316 Knoll Pines Road 3217 Knoll Pines Road 3536 Tuscan Hills Circle 3537 Tuscan Hills Circle 3653 Tuscan Hills Circle 3541 Tuscan Hills Circle 3529 Tuscan Hills Circle 7313 Bishop Pine Road Bloomfield Homes LP 9317 Athens Drive Carmen Custom Homes 3229 Club View Drive 3237 Club View Drive DR Horton 2817 Pioneer Drive 4505 Green River Drive 3225 Tamarack Lane 3321 Tamarack Lane 3204 Tamarack Lane 4809 Green River Drive 3224 Tamarack Lane 3216 Tamarack Lane
The following sales permits were issued by the state comptrollerâ€™s office for July. The list includes the owner, name of business and address within the area codes of 76207, 76208, 76209, 76210, 76226, 76227 and 76234.
76207 Angel Hospitality Denton LLC, La Quinta Inn & Suites Denton University Drive, 4465 N. I-35, Denton Angel Hospitality II LLC, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton, 4485 N. I-35, Denton Berniece Patterson, Berniece Patterson, 6488 Jim Christal Road, Denton Gary D. Haltom, Haltom Aircraft Services, 4650 Clear Star, Suite 101, Denton Griffin Endeavors LLC, The Plaid Pineapple, 8912 Crestview Drive, Denton Jas Entities Solutions LLC, Jas Entities Solutions, 2509 Coffey Drive, Denton Praxair Distribution Inc., Praxair Distribution Inc., 4237 Mesa Drive, Denton 76208 Blank Slate Tees Inc., Blank Slate Tees Inc., 3311 Chalkstone Cove, Corinth Dana Huckabee, Krazy Kitty Vending, 222 S. Mayhill Road, Unit 101, Denton Laura Lee Vanooteghem, Laura Vanooteghem, 5301 E. McKinney St., Trailer 494, Denton Robert L. Ross, Stakold-Stakleen, 2060 Stockbridge Road, Apt. 8104, Denton Smart Snacks LLC, Smart Snacks LLC, 1011 Cahill Way, Shady Shores Steele Awards LLC, Steele Awards LLC, 1909 Creek Bend Drive, Corinth Walter Heald, Kanapkis Sub Sandwiches And Salads, 1500 N. Corinth St., Corinth Yacht Service LLC, Yacht Service LLC, 7709 Oak Creek Lane, Denton 76209 Jeffery Wilman St. Romain, St-Romain Irrigation, 2608 Whispering Oaks, Denton
LDB Holdings LLC, Denton Lighting & Floors, 520 N. Loop 288, Denton, 76209 Learning Institute of Family Education, Learning Institute of Family Education, 2901 Wicker Way, Denton 76209 Michelle Jean, Frostings, 1610 E. McKinney St., Apt. 503, Denton Sarah K. Crawford, Sarah K .Crawford, 1610 E. McKinney St., Apt. 502, Denton 76210 Amanda Ferrell, Amanda Ferrell, 2908 Montebello Drive, Denton April Marie Hays, Amalgam Art Studio, 2107 Brazos Drive, Corinth Douglas Stephen Welyczko, Sergeis Armory, 1603 Manchester Way, Corinth HRB Technology LLC, HRB Technology LLC, 5017 Teasley Lane, Denton Janet Mae Sever Hull, Walk Down The Lane Publishing, 1833 Vintage Drive, Corinth Jessica Elizabeth Thompson, Tasty-Cakes, 1109 Wentwood Drive, Corinth Karolyn Elaine De La Portilla, Karolyn's Kandy Shoppe, 2919 Lipizzan Court, Denton Lisa Tanner Grelle, Lisa Grelle Photography, 3013 Manor Court S., Denton Nancy J. Alvarez and Laura E. Alvarez, Nancy Alvarez & Laura Alvarez, 3108 Kappwood Court, Denton Rachel A. Lewis, Rachel A. Lewis, 3199 Meadowview Drive, Corinth Rebecca Miranda, Celebrations, 9100 Teasley Lane, Trailer 42K, Denton Tammie Burkhalter, Texas Star Estate Sales, 3214 Timberview Drive, Corinth 76226 Adkins PTA, Adkins PTA, 1701 Monahan Drive, Argyle Denise Sandy, Denise Sandy, 9812 Meadow Creek Dr., Denton Judrt A. Herrera, Cali Girl Fashion, 919 Old Justin Road, Argyle
Forestar Real Estate Group 6516 Edwards Road
The following sales information for Denton County was issued in the Freeman Autoplex Recap by Freeman Publishers.
HMH Lifestyles LP 2012 Windsor Farms
History Maker Homes 2409 Eaton Place 2800 Englefield Green Innovation Builders 4200 Thistle Hill 9312 Amistad Lane 3452 Tuscan Hills Circle 3004 Montebello Drive Maple Leaf Homes 5408 Del Rey Drive 5412 Del Rey Drive Melinda McBee 1212 Mistywood Lane Robson Denton Dev. LP 9000 Compton St. Robson Ranch (GC) 12105 Glenbrook St. 8717 Gardenia Drive 8901 Gardenia Drive 9809 Stonewood Drive 9816 Lindenwood Trail 9821 Stonewood Drive 9709 Lindenwood Trail Shepherd Place Homes 320 Springtree St. 312 Springtree St. Standard Pacific of Texas 6508 Edwards Road Tuscan Ventures Ltd. 3533 Tuscan Hills Circle 2917 Montebello Drive Wyndham Custom Homes 3705 Fallmeadow St.
DR Horton Texas LTD 2908 Frontier Drive 3317 El Dorado Drive
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First Texas Homes 4112 Red Wolfe Road
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Sarah A. Combs, Lattice Lover, 6050 FM1830, Argyle William Dewberry and Michael Huddleston, Silent Guns, 100 Country Club Road, Suite 113, Argyle 76227 Courtnee' L Washington, Cocofit, 816 Lark Drive, Aubrey Db Cuts LLC, Supercuts, 11450 US Highway 380, Suite 150, Cross Roads Debi Lokey, Rescued Treasures, 6700 Blackjack Oaks Road, Aubrey Katina Grabert, Grabert's Second Chance Counseling, 8925 Trailblazer Drive, Cross Roads Laguna Madre Traders LLC, Laguna Madre Traders LLC, 8801 US Highway 380, Cross Roads Matilde Gabriela Martin El Barril, Sin Fondo Bottomless Barrel, 1223 Mockingbird Drive, Aubrey Minuteclinic LLC, Minuteclinic LLC, 11101 US Highway 380, Cross Roads Patricia R. Cline, Wilson Pamper Me Spa, 8300 US Highway 380, Cross Roads Robert R. Hall, Robert R. Hall, 1017 Warbler, Aubrey Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks Coffee Company), Starbucks Coffee No. 22063, 11450 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads 76234 Adam Wendt, When Time Stands Still, 109 County Road 4223, Decatur Burl W. Cash, BC Services Heating & Air Conditioning, 429 County Road 3170, Decatur Don Detwiler and Tracey Detwiler, Walkingwood Creations, 768 Longbranch Drive, Decatur Kevin R. Lambert, Texas Boys Caterin', 302 County Road 4270, Decatur Mackenzie Brooke Millican, The Twisted Stem, 104 S. US Business 81-287, Decatur Mary K. Horton, Mary K. Horton, 122 Prairie View Drive, Decatur Pamela Holland, Pearlie's, 606 W. Main St., Decatur Ray Thomas Reaves, Ray Thomas Reaves, 1106 S. Church St., Decatur RTR Plumbing LLC, RTR Plumbing LLC, 288 Riverside Drive, Decatur
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MAKE Acura Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Fiat Ford GMC Honda Jeep Lexus Lincoln Mazda Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi Nissan Ram Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Total
JUNE SALES 0 5 12 74 17 52 0 187 1 142 0 0 0 2 0 0 215 1 1 99 61 869
DOMESTIC TRUCKS YEAR TO DATE 5 49 85 463 92 327 1 915 12 829 3 0 0 7 0 1 874 8 17 481 364 4,533
IMPORTED CARS MAKE Acura Aston Martin Audi BMW Bentley Buick Chevrolet Ferrari Fiat Ford GEM Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jaguar Kia Lamborghini Land Rover Lexus Lincoln Maserati Mazda Mclaren Mercedes-Benz Mini Mitsubishi Nissan Porsche Rolls Royce Smart Subaru Tesla Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Others Total
JUNE SALES 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 20 52 0 0 62 0 0 1 0 0 36 0 1 0 23 18 0 0 0 24 2 95 13 0 0 352
YEAR TO DATE 3 0 3 6 0 10 39 1 0 5 0 187 344 0 0 383 1 0 6 0 0 268 0 12 3 125 145 1 0 0 132 16 486 59 0 5 2,240
MAKE Acura Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Ferrari Ford Freightliner GMC Honda International Jeep Kenworth Lexus Lincoln Mack Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi Nissan Peterbilt Ram Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Others Total
JUNE SALES 0 0 27 155 0 15 0 494 1 64 25 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 19 22 1 82 16 23 0 0 0 1,069
YEAR TO DATE 0 0 118 908 5 107 0 2044 8 456 188 3 666 1 2 0 0 1 115 111 11 452 82 144 1 0 1 5,424
IMPORTED TRUCKS MAKE Acura Aston Martin Audi BMW Buick Fiat Ford Freightliner Hino Honda Hyundai Infiniti Isuzu Kia Land Rover Lexus Lincoln Mazda Mercedes-Benz Mini Mitsubishi Nissan Porsche Subaru Tesla Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Western Star Others Total TOTAL VEHICLE SALES
JUNE SALES 1 0 0 2 9 0 9 0 0 43 14 1 2 70 0 0 0 27 0 0 15 102 1 24 0 100 11 0 0 0 431 2,721
Depend On Us Daily Denton Record-Chronicle 940-387-7755 800-275-1722
YEAR TO DATE 22 0 1 7 66 0 32 0 0 250 122 1 17 417 1 3 0 172 1 0 59 502 1 142 0 498 46 0 2 0 2,362 14,559
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Vital Statistics ASSUMED NAMES
The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in July at the Denton County Clerk’s Office.
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
Adam Green, Spartan Technologies, 3700 Pheasant Hollow, Denton Alisha Vilanueva, North Texas Photography, 3500 E. McKinney St., No. 9208, Denton Ashley Jay, Ashley Jay, 2104 Jasmine St., Denton Ben Snider, S 3 Electrical, 408 Mimosa Drive, Denton Bret and Molly Chance, Texas Home Life, 2434 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton Brit Broussard, The 5 BBs, 5504 Thistle Way, Denton Carole S. Till, Denton Tire and Wheel, 6304 Hawthorn Drive, Denton Cheryl West, Denton birth Center, 1813 Hinkle Drive, Suite 150, Denton Christopher Toppan, Omicron Wave, 525 Fort Worth Drive, Suite 214, Denton David and Kara Brown, Drown town Management, 2818 Glenwood Lane, Denton David Hainley, Off Duty Dodie, 6071 Thoroughbred Trail, Denton Donald A. Lucky Jr. and Joseph Elkhatib, DFW Golf Homes, 9605 Grandview, Denton James Nunns, Chef Nunns and Son, 3809 Montecito Drive, Denton Jason C. James, Royal Carpet Cleaning, 2315 N. Locust, Denton Jesus Fuentes, Shorelock Designs By J, 3100 Pinehurst Court, Denton Jidy Van Atten, JR Van Atten Builders, 2910 Croydon, Denton John Henry Catlin III, Aniyah's Trucking Company, 1228 McDonald Drive, Denton John Henry Catlin III, Aniyah's Trucking Company, 1228 McDonald Drive, Denton John J. Lenz Jr., Harvest House Beer Garden and Bottle Shop, 331 E. Hickory St., Denton Jorge Pineda, PinCol investments, 2959 Hartlee Court, Denton Jose H. Palao, Jose Palao Company, 2500 Fort Worth Drive, No. 52, Denton Joshua Bullard, J Prime Site Solutions, 3505 Quail Creek Drive, No. 1305, Denton Karin A. Newsom, Abby Newsom Flowery Events, 1201 Bryn Mawr Place, Denton Kody West, Kody West Music, 1429 Stratford Lane, Denton Landon Esquivel and Ismael Rivera, All Stripe and Powerwash, 2921 Stockton St., Denton Laura Boulton, The Eccentric Rabbit, 2019 N. Bell, Apt. B, Denton Legacy Real Estate, 301 Dallas Drive, No. 121, Denton Mandy Outlaw, Outlaw Fitness, 2724 Holow Ridge Drive, Denton Mark T. Lambert, Imaginings Media, 2517 La Paloma Drive, Denton Marshall Rogers, Marshall Rogers, 2609 Oak Park Drive, Denton Marva Linson, Above and Beyond Moving, 1007 E. Prairie St., Denton Micah Tinch, Building Blocks, 2244 Hollyhill, Denton Michael D. Crawford, Lions Lambs Forever, 2214 Bolivar St., Denton
Michelle L. Chancey, M Hair Co., 2640 W. University Drive, Suite 1266, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Eight, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Eleven, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Five, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Four, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Nine, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series One, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Seven, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Six, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Ten, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Thirteen, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Three, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Twelve, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Mimi Wilson Properties LLC, Mimi Wilson Properties Series Two, 2029 Pembrooke Place, Denton Monica Trepagnier-Smith, Optimistically Ravishing Ladies, 5516 Soledad Drive, Denton Patricia West, Affordable Fitness Denton, 721 S. I-35E, No. 140, Denton Raymond K. Prestwood, Prestwoods Towing and Recovery, 624 W. University Drive, Apt. 117, Denton Rev. Teri Keith, Sanctuary Counselingand Evangelistic Ministires, 3300 Hudsonwood, No. 1304, Denton Richard Stout, Avast Appartel, 317 E. Hickory St., Denton Rodney Love, Little d'Maters, 700 N. Austin St., Denton Sarah Wells, Samantha Robertson, Threadwell Clothing, 2202 E. Sherman Drive Scotty Jon Masner, Denton Monument Works, 615 S. Locust St., Denton Sharon Lindy, Lindy Physical Therapy, 2412 Old North Road, Suite B, Denton Sheri Parsons, White Knights Janitorial and Pool Porter Services, 3939 Teasley Lane, No. 405, Denton Shima Alam, Super Food Mart, 125 N. Bonnie Brae, Denton Stephanie Rose, Stpehanie Rose Photography, 1325 Panhandle, Denton Stephen Corey Bobbitt, Corey's Lawn Care, 5041 Golden Circle, Denton Stephen Wohr and Jim Smith II, Frebird Diversified, 1417 E. McKinney, No. 110, Denton Susan K. Jolowicz, S K and J Knick Knacks, 5793 Mills Road, No. 45, Denton Thomas J. Brewer, TJB Productions, 1903 Wisteria St., Denton Tony M. Jeter, United and Holland Mattress Supply Corp., 220 W. Oak St., Denton Wendy and Alex Bass, Uncle Sam's Lawns, 2821 Hollow Ridge Drive, Denton
The following sales permits were issued by the state comptroller’s office for July. The list includes the owner, name of business and address within the area codes of 76234, 76249, 76258, 76259 and 76266.
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Run Dallas LLC, Savvy Shopper, 311 W. Broad St., Pilot Point
Spencer T. Pryor, Spencer T. Pryor, 1873 N. Business 287, Decatur
76259 Greenbriar Pharmacy LP., Greenbriar Pharmacy LP., 250 E. FM2449, Ponder J.A.C.K.W. Group B Investments LLC, Texas Ice Calf Sno Cones, 601 N. FM156, Ponder S&P Coatings LLC, S&P Coatings LLC, 3361 Amyx Hill Road, Ponder Willard Mark Thrash, Water Mark Irrigation, 106 Shaffner St., Ponder
76249 Brad Allen Foster, Brad Foster Saddle & Boot Shop, 9830 Plainview Road, Krum Jerry Davis and Laura Colwell, Infinity Repair Services, 10589 Plainview Road, Krum N2b2 Properties LLC, N2b2 Properties LLC, 15060 US Highway 380 W., Krum RJ's Mountain Bakery LLC, RJ's Mountain Bakery, 202 W. McCart St., Suite 120, Krum 76258 Gretchen M. Counts, Southern Junkiez, 108 W. Main St., Pilot Point Michael Dean Sanders, Michael Dean Sanders, 10264 Zipper Road, Pilot Point Robert R. Teskey, Western Suppliers, 8500 S. Highway 377, Pilot Point
76266 Bryan Mcduffie and Tracy Mcduffie, TandB Enterprise, 8016 Houston Road, Sanger Chandler Mueller, Mueller Business Group, 2502 FM455W, Sanger Dan Alvarez, Pro-Scapes, 6378 Milam Ridge, Sanger David E. Doub, Artisan Pens By Ed, 1023 Porter Place, Sanger Dennis Lynn Willich, Willich Farm, 2031 Huling Road, Sanger
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Vital Statistics LIENS
MIXED BEVERAGE TAX
Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $5780.55 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $523.2 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $194.9 Los Toreros Restaurant, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton, $1719.68 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $279.25 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $9220.67 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $1268.57 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton, $1949.56 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $484.14 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $93.46 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex Café, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $479.72 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $718.37 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $1138.12 Movie Tavern, 916 W. University Drive, Denton, $2754.9 Mulberry Street Cantina Club, 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $3090.77 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E. Oak St., Denton, $6516.01 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $1709.97 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $684.53 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $2748.6 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $2558.46 Pedro's Tex Mex & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $684.07 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $77.18 Phil Miller Post No. 2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $1205.39 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $16.21 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $2126.24 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $1305.56 Queenie's Steakhouse, 113 E. Hickory St., Denton, $1339.59 Red Lobster No. 6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $1520.83 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $839.91 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $5276.04 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $2849.44 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $2146.94 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $2598.79 Rooster's Roadhouse Decatur, 106 N. Trinity St., Decatur, $1308.91 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288, Denton, $151.62 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124, Denton, $7671.76 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $648.89 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $949.18 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $835.55 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM156, Ponder, $442.4 Rusty Taco Denton, 1210 E. Hickory St., Denton, $657.2 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger, $0 Sean's Mesquite Pit BBQ, 401 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $3.08 Sean's Mesquite Pit BBQ, 401 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $10.85 South Elm Restaurant & Bar, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $31.42 South Elm Restaurant & Bar, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $103.11 South Elm Restaurant & Bar, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $93.19 Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $65.79 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $ 308.06 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $0 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $0 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $3745.36 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3234.96 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $1354.94 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, $323.07 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $3477.09 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton,$ 2236.99 The Irish Boozer, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton $0 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St.,, Denton, $2725.29 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $1853.55 Three Fins Seafood Grill Private, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1080.3 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $3936.65
The following liens were posted in July at the Denton County Clerk’s office.
The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the state comptroller’s office for July. The list includes the name of the business, address and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3209.97 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $961.11 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $5269.61 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $930.76 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $3182.63 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, 2$464.99 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Denton, $247.49 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, $3202.06 B.P.O.E. Denton No. 2446, 228 E Oak St., Denton, $716.56 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $241.33 BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 3250 S. I-35E, Denton, $0 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I-35E, Denton, $135.07 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $1926.18 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $2242.22 Boomerjack Wings No. 8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $876.69 Bosses Pizza & Sandwiches, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $100.36 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $823.43 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $3894.71 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $174.73 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $1246.26 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $2438.33 Chili's Grill & Bar No. 759, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $1827.69 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35, Denton, $1852.21 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton, $40.2 Chuy's Denton, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $6929.87 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $3706.77 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $326.15 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $897.26 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $2936.27 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $3460.48 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $4234.8 East Side Social Club, 117 E Oak St., Denton, $10302.12 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $654.32 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $1011.96 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $1485.05 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $2196.12 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $4120.7 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $3466.64 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $1416.38 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $1453.9 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $336.74 Fuzzys Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $787.45 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $169.51 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $4157.95 Herrera's Tex-Mex Restaurant, 100 W. Oak St., Suite 160, Denton, $1017.99 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E Hickory St., Denton, $1868.83 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $431.34 HNC Lionsden Private Club Inc., 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $106.99 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $473.62 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $4373.15 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $4090.81 Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $708.32 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $4296.17 J R Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $2519.13 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $3953.67 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $561.99 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $906.97 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $328.09 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $176.74 La Casa Velez, 2831 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $710.26 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $1195.07 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $393.82 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $1809.13
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STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Alex Arnold, 717 S. I-35E, Suite 130, Denton Automated Safety Hitch Inc., 910W. Chapman Drive, Sanger Big Mommas Catfish and Pies LLC, 303 Bolivar St., Denton Fry St. Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton Jake's Performance LLC, 902 Utility road, Suite 100, Sanger Khosrow Sadeghian, 3501 Sundown Blvd., Denton LDT Private Club Inc., 1707 Morning Glory Drive, Denton Noles Enterprises LLC, 2712 James St., Denton Old Pro Leather Goods LLC, 8291 Gateway Drive, Suite 440, Argyle Ramon A. Cruz M.D., 624 W. University Drive, No. 397, Denton Roger T. Johnson, 221 W. Oak St., Denton The Hub Club, 3959 Spinnaker Run Point, Little Elm
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 Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $1,158.27 $852.01 $1,216.87 $17,893.73 $2,531.11 $2,014.58 $1,809.28 $9,214.24 $2,133.44 $1,779.38 $2,576.13 $197,338.67
REC. DATE 07/15/2014 07/15/2014 07/15/2014 07/29/2014 07/24/2014 07/08/2014 07/24/2014 07/03/2014 07/03/2014 07/30/2014 07/15/2014 07/08/2014
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax
REC. DATE 07/03/2014
TYPE 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $82,570.88 $3,560.04 $34,264.42 $3,649.44 $1,977.85 $29,058.18 $6,495.28 $82,994.57 $9,948.37 $4,554.65 $2,223.92 $15,382.65 $59,253.52 $349,890.14 $10,104.95 $11,428.54 $6,086.24 $1,950.00 $31,181.52
REC. DATE 07/16/2014 07/22/2014 07/22/2014 07/17/2014 07/29/2014 07/22/2014 07/03/2014 07/22/2014 07/22/2014 07/22/2014 07/17/2014 07/22/2014 07/15/2014 07/15/2014 07/16/2014 07/16/2014 07/15/2014 07/17/2014 07/03/2014
TYPE 940, 941 941 940, 941 941 941 1040 1040 941 941 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 940, 941 1040 1040 1120 1040
AMOUNT $21,863.55 $1,872.07 $21,863.50 $8,521.66 $15,764.77 $2,335.69 $6,658.59 $9,731.32 $13,826.80 $6,495.28 $95,119.55 $10,293.40 $6,148.10 $2,223.92 $8,388.21 $61,438.33 $60,921.54 $1,950.00 $3,310.11
REC. DATE 07/03/2014 07/03/2014 07/03/2014 07/03/2014 07/03/2014 07/17/2014 07/17/2014 07/22/2014 07/16/2014 07/29/2014 07/17/2014 07/22/2014 07/03/2014 07/17/2014 07/29/2014 07/29/2014 07/29/2014 07/17/2014 07/16/2014
CONTRACTOR Cleve Adamson Custom Homes LLC Gohlke Pools Foley Pools Shield Real Estate Ventures LLC McDaniel Construction Design Classics Absolute Pools Fireman's Fence and Deck Fireman's Fence and Deck Scott Edwards Hobert Pools and Spas Craftsman Village Homes
AMOUNT $400,000.00 $87,225.00 $36,000.00 $21,000.00 $98,000.00 $385,467.00 $75,000.00 $13,543.25 $48,543.25 $141,683.00 $32,800.00 $438,031.00
REC. DATE 07/23/2014 07/28/2014 07/21/2014 07/23/2014 07/02/2014 07/25/2014 07/14/2014 07/15/2014 07/15/2014 07/08/2014 07/10/2014 07/07/2014
RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Storied Productions LLC, 210 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton
FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Andrew D. Parks, 2408 E. University Drive, Apt. 202 Ashley Zorger, 5224 Kayanne Lane, Denton Champ Oil Co. Inc., 1204 W. University Drive, Suite 400, Denton Curits Clinesmith, 1509 Valley Creek Road, Denton David J. and Casey G. Brown, 2621 John Drive, Denton Dean C. Layh, 1705 W. University Drive, Denton Gabriel G. and Sandi C. Ramos, 2204 Acorn Bend, Denton Jason A. and Shannon Molson, 3305 Teasbend Court, Denton Jeso LLC, 707 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton Julian D. Acker, 3404 Sunnydale Lane, Denton Laura White, 2613 Picadilly Lane, Denton Linda D. Otwell, 1320 Linden Drive, Denton Randy F. and Rozanne L. Taub, 1030 Dallas Drive, Apt. 1012, Denton Randy F. Taub, 1030 Dallas Drive, Apt. 1012, Denton Rayburn K. Pierce, 2609 Buckngham Drive, Denton Robert R. Bates, 10212 Murray S. Johnson St., Denton Roy Bocanegra, 1207 Stratford St., Denton Servipool Inc. 040192, 730 Wainwright St., Denton William Elrod, 4071 Silverdome Road, Denton
RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Cami Hobbs, 3923 E. McKinney St., Suite A, Denton Cami Hobbs, 3845 Grant Parkway, Denton Cami Hobbs, 3923 E. McKinney St., Suite A, Denton Cami Hobbs, 401 W. University Drive, Suite 102, Denton Cami Hobbs, 401 W. University Drive, Suite 102, Denton Cristopher Dean and C. Woodham, 908 S. Locust St., Denton Cristopher Dean, 908 S. Locust St., Denton Diamond T. Arena LLC, 6900 E. Sherman Drive, Denton Firstcare Medical Center, 400 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 2000, Denton Gabriel G. and Sandi C. Ramos, 2204 Acorn Bend, Denton James C. Montgomery, 2317 Creekdale Drive, Denton John T. and Elizabeth A. Borah, 2201 Knoll Ridge Drive, Corinth Jonathan S. Tagle, 1224 E. Hickory St., Apt. 1408, Denton Laura White, 2613 Picadilly Lane, Denton Patel and Patel General Parters, 601 N. I-35E, Denton Randy Matthews, 2100 Spencer Road, Apt. 2211, Denton Scott D. and Heather R. Foster, 2309 Capeland Drive, Little Elm Servipool Inc. 040192, 730 Wainwright St., Denton Steve L. Roberts, 3301 Cliffview Drive, Denton
MECHANICS LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Cory and Marjorie Hohweiler, 7900 Oak Creek Lane, Denton Cristopher and Kelley Owen, 2200 Makena Court, Corinth Fred and Diane Shaw, 2541 Still Springs Drive, Little Elm Jackie and Vanessa G. Swindell, 4109 Creek Bend Court, Corinth Jesse A. Woolery and Elizabeth R. Quigg, 8790 T.L. Ranch Road, Ponder Jonathon and Jean Fite, 3110 Montecito Drive, Denton Kerry D. and Maureen M. Ekrut, 1807 Monaco Drive, Corinth Marshall and Margaret Tullos, 1634 Nightingale Lane, Corinth Marshall and Margaret Tullos, 1634 Nightingale Lane, Corinth Richard and Julie Stottlemyre, 6446 Green Valley Circle, Aubrey Rocky and Gina Lucero, 3103 Mason Avenue, Corinth Terry G. and Sheila A. Scott, 566 Village Way, Argyle
University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $591.2 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $21.44
Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $1721.09 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $1501.33
Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $1819.58 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $1983.53 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $0
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