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Mentor Denton secures more volunteers for at-risk students By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe | Staff Writer
A new initiative between city, school and university leaders is reaching more volunteers for Denton schoolchildren who are at risk. Mentor Denton launched a dedicated website, Facebook page and Twitter account in midAugust with the expressed goal of inspiring 1,000 Denton residents, including university students, to give an hour a week mentoring one student for a year. The Denton school district has several programs that bring volunteers to campus but was ready for one that had a wide reach, according to Superintendent Jamie Wilson. The district considers 10,000 of its students at risk of not completing high school. Mentoring programs help students, even those who aren’t at risk, to talk to people about their career interests and college plans. By the end of the second week of the drive, Mentor Denton had already recruited about 650 volunteers. Angie Manglaris, a graduate
student at the University of North Texas, signed up for and will attend a training session on campus before getting matched with a student. She said it didn’t matter to her what age student she would be matched with — she is ready to go where she’s most needed. Manglaris wants to be able to help another student the way a teacher helped her in high school. She described herself as a middle-of-the-pack kind of student who didn’t think about attending college. “I didn’t realize until after high school what I was really capable of achieving,” Manglaris said. She graduated from UNT with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is seeking a master’s degree in public administration. She hopes to work in the nonprofit sector. She said she didn’t feel like she fit in during high school. She also got picked on a lot. She played trombone all four years, both in the high school band and marching band. She found
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Guyer High School senior Coryna Zubieta poses with her English mentor Judge Joe Holland at the Justice of the Peace Court 1 at the Carroll Courts Building in Denton. support from one of her high school band directors. Sometimes it was just being in the band hall on a bad day that helped, she said. Sometimes, the teacher said things that changed her perspective and made a difference. “She told me that she did care,” Manglaris said. “She said that things that happen in high school today won’t shape who you are. She told me that it
doesn’t go on forever.” Looking back now, she realizes that she was at risk of falling through the cracks, although she’s not sure she was identified that way by school officials. She wants to do her part to help a student who’s at risk now, she said. The push for 1,000 volunteers grew out of several discussions between city, university and school officials to increase com-
munity engagement, according to Denton City Council member Kevin Roden. While the volunteers will be trained and matched through the Communities in Schools program, Roden said there have been discussions about how to build a broader volunteer base that can be tapped by other community programs. Then there’s the trick of encouraging people to stay involved in the community once they’ve volunteered. He’s buoyed by the response just from the online campaign, since the groups haven’t begun some of the outreach they have planned for Mentor Denton. Still, they have ambitious goals, including eventually finding a mentor for every one of those students at risk. “We may have to rethink what that means in order to get to 10,000 volunteers,” Roden said. To volunteer or learn more, visit www.mentordenton.org. PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-5666881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.
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Shuttered Bartonville icon awaits its future BARTONVILLE — On the northwest corner of Jeter and McMakin roads, only the shell of the Bartonville Food Store remains. The building, which greeted commuters with coffee during the morning rush, now appears to be a storage facility for convenience store fixtures. The doors are locked, the gas pumps are shut off and a poster in the window acts as a tombstone with the inscription “Bartonville Food Store May 30, 1959 – Feb. 15, 2013. Thanks for your business, it’s been FUN!” As former owner James Price walks past the front door —
which bears a “CLOSED” sign with the phrase “Please Call Again” scratched out — he says he’s happier it’s closed. Recurring changes to state mandates and regulations took the enjoyment out of operating the store, which had solidified itself as a staple in the community over the years, he said. “It was also the economy, too,” Price said. “The recession made things hard. I never really made any money from the store. Only enough to pay bills and to keep the store open.” 9-3
Doggie Dude Ranch gives dogs safe haven AUBREY — It is the place
where Wags had her start. Wags, a miniature dachshund, arrived at the Doggie Dude Ranch — a canine foster ranch — because no one wanted her. “They [another facility] were about to euthanize Wags because she was born without a tail and she was only four and a half weeks old,” said Jon Scruggs, 52, co-owner of the ranch. “I put her story on craigslist,and it blew up. A nurse wanted to adopt her.” Wags was adopted earlier this year and was the inspiration for a new business dedicated to pets that are in transition until they find their “forever home,” the owners said. Scruggs said he began taking in dogs at his Celina home, and wanted to build the business
there but could not do so because of deed restrictions. “I had to go through the state because they said I could not be a nonprofit without being a rescue or a shelter, so I filled out the paperwork and they finally agreed,” Scruggs said. On March 14, the Doggie Dude Ranch became a nonprofit with the mission to provide the very best cageless safe haven for pets.What Scruggs is building, along with his sister, Tammy Smith, 48, and her husband, Mark Aller, 55, is what will become the first foster nonprofit ranch in the state, Scruggs said. “I just want a place without cages,” Scruggs said. “We want a sanctuary where if you bring your pet — your family member —
and all of a sudden you have to leave or there is something medical and you can’t keep the dog, you would have the option to bring it to us.” In May, Scruggs found the Diamond H Ranch located off Fishtrap Road on the border between Prosper and Little Elm. The six-acre property was a great location to house the business, he said. 9-5
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Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Cartwright’s Ranch House at 111 N. Elm St. on the Denton Square. Cost is $12 per person. Call 940-387-5031 for reservations. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
American Association of University Women, Denton Branch meets at The Chestnut Tree, 107 W. Hickory St. on the Denton Square. Call 940-898-3797, visit http://denton-tx.aauw.net or email scompotonaauw@gmail. com. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly luncheon at H5 Colo at 12712 Park Central in Dallas. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, visit http://northtx.acp-international. com/index.php/events. Tuesday, Nov. 5, noon
Drop off any computer-related equipment. For more information, visit computercrusher.com. Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m.
Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave.
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Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce meets at the Prairie House Restaurant at 10001 E. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost is $12 per person, reservations required. Call 940-365-9781 or e-mail email@example.com.
Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at the Prairie House located at Texas Land & Cattle, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway. Cost is $18 for associates and builders with reservations and $20 for walkins. Call 940-383-0853. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.
International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter, meets at BravoTech, 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000 in Dallas. For more information, visit http://dallas. iiba.org/index.php/home.
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.
Krum Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting at Northstar Bank, 1101 E. McCart St. in Krum. Call 940-482-6093.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive.
Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee at Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway and at the Re/Max Lake Cities at 3960 FM2181, Suite 100 in Hickory Creek.
Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.
Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
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Investment Perspective Seminar hosted by financial adviser Kathy R. Bauer of Edward Jones at 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A, in Denton. Call 940-482-0280.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.
Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
Electronics Recycling will take place at The Cupboard Natural Foods and Café, 200 W. Congress St.
Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:15 a.m. in Hickory Creek Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth
Lake Cities Netweavers business networking group meets at the IHOP restaurant off Interstate 35E in Hickory Creek. Cost is $12 and includes breakfast. For more information e-mail info@lc netweavers.com.
NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Oakmont Women’s Club meets at St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. For more information, call 940-321-5599 or visit http://oakmontwomensclub. org. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.
North Texas Society for Human Resource Management meets at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton. Cost to attend is $18 for members and first-time guests and $23 for returning non-members. Visit www.northtexasshrm.org. Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:30 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 the Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.
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n Denton County alone, there are numerous major transportation projects involving billions. The I-35E expansion project alone is projected to spend upwards of $5 billion over the next 10 to15 years. When you include the everyday street and utility projects, high-voltage power lines, natural gas pipelines, and water district facilities, almost every area of Denton County has some type of ongoing public project. What do each of these projects have in common with each other? The answer is the private property that must be taken in order to accommodate the public use. Eminent domain is the legal concept that authorizes the taking of private property for a public use through the payment of just compensation and the process by which such taking occurs. Parties that have been given
Scott ALAGOOD | the right to acquire private property for public purposes include, but are not limited to, municipalities, counties, school districts, the State of Texas, the federal government, and certain types of common carriers — such as water, gas and electrical utilities. While “eminent domain” and “condemnation” seem synonymous, “condemnation” only refers to the process of acquiring private property by a condemning authority when voluntary purchase is not available.
“Eminent domain” is a broader term which encompasses the power to force a private party to participate in a statutory condemnation process and includes “inverse condemnation” claims as well. Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code governs the statutory procedures associated with the condemnation process in Texas. There are three potential phases involved in condemnation. First, the condemnor must present a bona fide written offer to the condemnee to purchase the property for fair market value. If the parties are unable to agree on the damages to be paid to the condemnee for the taking, then the process proceeds to the next phase which is a hearing before special commissioners. To begin the special commissioners phase, the condemnor must file a statement or petition
The truly great CEO “Henry Singleton has the best operating and capital deployment record in American business... if one took the 100 top business school graduates and made a composite of their triumphs, their record would not be as good as Singleton’s.” — Warren Buffett, 1980
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e live in an age of
celebrity CEOs. Media-savvy, globetrotting chief executives, who make mega-deals and energetically promote their stocks on CNBC shows like Mad Money. They tout their companies’ hot new products and giddy growth projections. Viewers might think that these articulate executives are wonderful leaders, and that their companies are great investment opportunities.
As it turns out, this conventional view is seriously wrong. This is the subject of an excellent recent book, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success. The author, William Thorndike, profiles the careers of CEOs who achieved the highest longterm returns for their shareholders. Let’s take Henry Singleton,
for example. One thousand dollars invested in Singleton’s company, Teledyne, in 1963 would have been worth $180,000 by 1990 when he retired. Over his long career, his company outperformed the S&P 500 stock index by a factor of 12 times — one of the greatest records of shareholder wealth creation in history. In spite of being perhaps the most successful CEO ever, Singleton is not well-known. Why? Unlike celebrity CEOs, he shunned the media limelight. He avoided analysts and journalists, and never posed for magazine covers on Fortune or Forbes. Instead, he focused his time and energy on increasing the value of his company, Teledyne. Singleton was a brilliant man — in graduate school
in condemnation in the County Court at Law in the county in which the property is located. In some instances, a district court may also hear condemnation cases. Once the petition is filed, the court will appoint the three disinterested real property owners who reside in the county as special commissioners. The special commissioners’ sole function is to assess the damages to the landowner relating to the property being condemned. The special commissioner’s hearing is typically an informal gathering with relaxed rules of presentation, evidence, and examination. This phase ends with the special commissioner’s issuing a written award of damages in favor of the landowner. If no objections to the special commissioners’ written award are filed with the court within a specified time, then the commissioners’ award becomes the judgment of the court. However, if objections are timely filed, then the court obtains jurisdiction to relitigate the damages issue awarded to the landowner
de novo — or simply “from the beginning.” This begins the final judicial phase of the condemnation process and is sometimes referred to as the “appeal.” The judicial phase is tried as in all other civil cases filed in the court. During the pendency of the appeal, if the condemnor wishes to begin its project, it may take immediate possession of the condemned property by paying the landowner the amount of damages and costs awarded by the special commissioners, or deposit that money into the registry of the court made payable to the landowner. If the condemnor is not a traditional governmental entity, it may also be required to deposit other security with the court to cover any additional award and costs involved in the appeal before it can take possession of the property. A landowner may withdraw the money deposited by the condemnor, but if they do so, they waive any objection as to the
at MIT he designed one of the world’s first digital computers. As a businessman, he devoted his analytical skills to capital allocation — putting the company’s resources toward the best returns. Unlike conventional CEOs, Singleton managed his company with the mindset of a value investor. During the go-go 1960s conglomerates such as Teledyne were in favor with investors and enjoyed lofty prices, with price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios as high as 50. Singleton exploited his overpriced stock as a “currency” for a string of acquisitions of undervalued, profitable companies that dominated their niche. Singleton ran Teledyne in an ultra-decentralized manner with an amazingly lean headquarters staff of just 40 people. Rather than micro-managing his business units, Singleton hired, incented and retained
talented operational managers and let them operate with great autonomy. This enabled him to focus on strategy and capital allocation. Warren Buffett later emulated Singleton’s management style when he built his own conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway. But the most instructive period of Singleton’s career was the 1970s. During that decade of inflation and malaise, conglomerates fell out of favor, and Teledyne’s shares became deeply undervalued, often trading below eight times earnings. Instead of continuing with an acquisition strategy like other CEOs did, Singleton dramatically shifted his strategy. He pioneered a new approach to creating value: share repurchases. Between 1972 and 1984, Teledyne bought back an astonishing 90 percent of its shares. Profits per share grew
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Zombie Money, Real Money, and Marital Fraud In the context of divorce litigation, fraud on the community estate falls within the wide spectrum of various acts frequently termed as “marital fraud.” Prior to the passage of Texas Family Code Section 7.009, the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Schlueter was considered to be the authority on remedies available to an innocent spouse in a divorce where fraud on the community estate is involved. See Schlueter v. Schlueter (Tex. 1998). In Schlueter, the Texas Supreme Court reasoned that because the fraud was committed against the community estate, the innocent spouse’s remedy was to be awarded a disproportionate, or larger, share of the assets. The recurring problem was that the fraud by one spouse may have depleted the community estate to the point that not enough assets remained to fully compensate the innocent party. The Schlueter Court also ruled that a just and right division of the marital estate may include a money judgment on the fraud claim (not exceeding the value of the community estate). As a result, many parties interpreted the Schlueter decision to mean that the innocent spouse could either seek a disproportionate division of the community estate (which might not make the innocent spouse whole because insufficient assets remain to be divided) or the innocent spouse may seek a money judgment (which might be worthless if there are no assets subject to collection). The purpose of Section 7.009, as expressed by the drafters of the Texas Family Code, and as testified to by experts during Congressional Committee hearings (one of whom was this author on behalf of the Texas Family Law Foundation) is to statutorily clarify and potentially increase the remedies available to a spouse by making it clear that a just and right division of the marital estate, for purposes of remedying a marital fraud, encompasses and includes the award of a disproportionate division of the community estate or a money judgment, or both. In an effort to further diminish the potential problems resulting from a community estate squandered away by marital fraud, Section 7.009 also created a new marital estate, the “reconstituted estate.” The reconstituted
estate is defined as the total value of the community estate that would exist if the fraud had never occurred. The trial court should calculate the value of the reconstituted estate by determining the dollar amount by which the community was depleted, due to a party’s fraudulent acts, and adding that dollar amount back in to the current value of the estate. The reconstituted estate will then be subject to a just and right division. This method calculates the value of the community estate had the fraudulent actions not occurred, and then allows the court to penalize the spouse who committed the fraud by awarding the guilty spouse the non-existent, or what I refer to as “zombie,” money. This money is “zombie” money because the money existed at one point, then no longer existed, and now has been brought back to life, yet still doesn’t actually exist. In ordering a just and right division of the community estate, the guilty spouse’s property award will likely include the “zombie” money added back to the estate, regardless of whether these funds actually exist. A money judgment is also available in addition to the division of the reconstituted estate, and can also be an alternative to the
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division of the reconstituted estate. An easy example is the wasting of community assets, one of the most common forms of marital fraud we see in divorce. In this illustration, assume there is a $200,000.00 community estate. The husband has an adulterous affair, and is found to have spent (or wasted) $100,000.00 in community funds on his new girlfriend. Hence, there is in reality $100,000.00 remaining in the community estate. Under Section 7.009, we place the wasted money (the “zombie” money) of $100,000.00 back into the community estate, even though the husband has already spent those funds. This results in a reconstituted estate of $200,000.00. If the court determines that a just and right division of the community estate is 50% to each spouse, then the court can award from the reconstituted estate $100,000.00 (the “zombie” money) to the husband who wasted the funds, and the $100,000.00 (the remaining funds still in existence) to the wife. Hence, the wife still gets 50% of the community estate because it has been reconstituted to include the “zombie” monies before application of the division percentage determined by the Court.
In this example, the spouse who is found to have committed the fraud, the husband in this case, in reality got zero actual funds. If the court decided that the innocent spouse, the wife in this example, should receive a disproportionate division of the reconstituted estate, or, for example, 60% of the estate, there would be insufficient real monies to award the wife her $120,000.00. Under Section 7.009, the court can award the wife $100,000.00 of the funds still remaining, and a judgment of $20,000.00 against the husband, to complete the 60% award. At the time of the preparation of this article, this author could locate no published appellate opinions specifically addressing Section 7.009 or the reconstituted estate. Thus, the matter remains ripe for what is anticipated will be much learned discussion. Regardless, attorneys representing spouses who are the victim of marital fraud should take advantage of the statutorily created reconstituted estate, and the ability to award such “zombie” money to the guilty spouse, and other options made available by Section 7.009 to assure that compensation is sought for the wronged spouse to the greatest extent allowed by law. About the Author: Heather King is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. King is the complete family lawyer, one of the few family law attorneys with extensive experience from the beginning of a case, through trial or settlement to the handling of an appeal. Because of her range of talents, she is called upon to handle trials and appeals throughout Texas. Heather King joined KoonsFuller in 2007 as a shareholder and manager of the firm’s Southlake office. Ms. King is President of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and a former President of the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association. Recently Heather King was voted 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law – Martindale-Hubbell™.
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itting at literally the apex of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region, and linking the only non-stop international surface route in the entire United States, Denton cannot help but continue to grow in population. With population growth, however, there comes a demand on education and infrastructure resources. The boundaries of the Denton Independent School District encompass 11 different municipalities, subsequently dealing with the residential population increases well beyond the city limits of Denton. Recognizing the importance of quality public schools, the Denton Chamber board of directors has voted unanimously to endorse the proposed $312.5 million Denton ISD Bond Election scheduled for Nov. 5. Included in the package are the construction of the district’s 23rd and 24th elementary schools, the eighth middle school and fourth high school. Guyer High School would add a new ninth grade component, plus, $11.3 million in renovations to existing campuses. If approved, annual taxes on a house valued at $100,000 will increase 83 cents a month and $2.50 a month on a $300,000 single-family residence.
Chuck CARPENTER | Contact the Denton ISD Central Services office, 940369-0000 for more details. Infrastructure for water resources is a critical element of not only supporting Denton residents, but, creating and retaining local jobs for these residents. There have been no new fresh water reservoirs approved in nearly 30 years. The Denton Chamber board has also endorsed Proposition 6, a proposed state constitutional amendment to create a water infrastructure bank that uses $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects around the state. Population growth is inevitable, but, ultimately a good thing. A vote “yes” on Nov. 5 supports Denton public schools and critical area water needs.
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retire from their respective branches of service. And while many agencies, businesses and people want to help those veterans, they often do not know what resources are out there. The Denton County Veterans’ Coalition was formed to help solve that problem. “It’s a grassroots organization to address the needs of veterans in Denton County,” said Heather Huhnke, president of the coalition. “The purpose of our organization is to bring veterans, private citizens, business owners, nonprofits … to bring them together in one area to figure out what resources are available. A lot of time they are out there — people just don’t know it. “A lot of vets fall through the cracks because no one really knows what to do.” Huhnke noted examples like a veteran having problems paying the rent or needing clothes for a new job.
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This semester, University of North Texas students who go out with friends can get free soft drinks and food if they show certain businesses they are that night’s PASS — the person appointed to stay sober. In a pilot program by the Texas Department of Transportation, UNT students can download and use an exclusive Facebook application, PASS, to “crowdsource” their friends to find a sober driver for the night and avoid drunk driving and other dangerous behavior. Promoted on campus by the UNT Substance Abuse Resource Center (SARC) and supported by more than a dozen local businesses with free incentives for the PASS, the app aims to encourage students to have a sober person with them when going out drinking.
Within the 2014 fiscal year budget are ways Denton County Transportation Authority officials plan to enhance service in a number of areas. In the budget that staff recommended to the board at the August board meeting were four positions in a variety of areas that affect riders on the bus or rail every day. Through the new hires, agency officials are hoping for continued positive growth of ridership and smoother operations for the agency altogether. “As the agency grows, so does the need to increase staffing,” said spokeswoman Kristina Brevard. The agency already put a new senior planner, Anne MacCracken, to work. The agency will also have a new director of transit operations | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
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validity of the taking. However, that waiver does not include the right to contest the adequacy of the commissioners’ award. There are different ways that a landowner can procure legal representation in a condemnation proceeding. The landowner can pay an hourly fee. In many situations, attorneys will represent a landowner on a contingent basis in which the attorney will receive a certain percentage of the final award which exceeds the condemnor’s initial offer.
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starting later this week. Both are filling vacancies DCTA already had. As part of the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, staff recommended to the board four positions: a full-time administrative assistant, an information technology manager, a customer service representative and an operations supervisor. I
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LAKE DALLAS — The city’s proposed $4.7 million budget for 2013-14 shows Lake Dallas expects to bring in a little less revenue than the previous year, but the city maintains a balanced budget with revenue slightly outpacing expenditures. Last year, city officials said they began to notice positive
changes in the economy as they began to put together their 2012-13 budget, and although the 2013 budget was tight, officials said it was the first time in about four years the city had any breathing room. Lake Dallas was even able to give employees a 3 percent raise, the first in about three years. Mayor Tony Marino said the budget process was difficult, but he was happy with the outcome. Interim City Manager Nick Ristagno, in a recent meeting, said he’s even optimistic the city will finish in a better position than officials originally anticipated. The proposed budget is still tight, but Finance Director Donna Boner said some of the same positive trends that began in 2012 have continued into this year.
Corinth grants developer ordinance variance CORINTH — The City Council granted a housing developer an ordinance variance last month despite widespread opposition from residents, who said the developer’s vision doesn’t fall in line with the city’s master plan. The variance gives the developer leeway to replace fewer than 50 percent of the trees to be removed to grade and develop land for 42 new homes in the Larkspur neighborhood. The issue was discussed for more than three hours. The first phase of the Larkspur development was completed more than 10 years ago, but the second phase was postponed after a previous developer suffered financial difficulties that prevented it from
getting off the ground, officials and residents said. The residents, who live in phase one of the neighborhood, said they aren’t against new development, but they feel that the council should stick to city ordinances, fight to save more of the city’s trees and preserve the area’s natural topography. Many said they felt that the project could be done without flattening the land and removing many of the area’s older trees. 9-8
First woman to serve in fire marshal role in city Department employee Laura Behrens has been appointed fire marshal, the first woman to hold the role for the city. Behrens’ appointment follows that of Rick Jones, who retired from the position earlier this
year. As fire marshal, Behrens will investigate fires, conduct fire safety inspections and oversee the department’s public education efforts. Education includes sending firefighters to meet with schoolchildren and talk about safety concepts, and it also includes identifying a community issue and developing a program to address it, she said. A marshal’s investigation, for example, isn’t just to determine the cause or criminality of a fire, but to check for unsafe practices. “It’s important to both identify the cause and find a solution,” Behrens said. I
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Providing gluten-free options By Jenna Duncan
While sugar free cookies have always been an option at Cookies by Design by request, the business expanded the specialty options more this month: gluten-free cookies. The gluten-free market is pretty much untapped in cookie delivery, said Phyllis Pittman, owner of the Denton location of the franchise. She expects the addition to help expand her clientele and bring in increased profits from people with gluten allergies and those who opt for a gluten-free diet. “We’re excited about it,”
Pittman said. “This is something that was needed. … For both the people who choose to do it and the people who have to do it. I think this will be great for them. They can’t just go to a bakery and get something that tastes this good and is gluten-free.” Like many other small businesses, Cookies by Design is
expanding its products based on market trends — expanding from specialty shops to anticipate and meet any needs or desires of the customer. It can be accomplished by doing research and being market oriented to the customer, said Charles Blankson, associate professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics.
“I think what is going on is small businesses are realizing the importance of reaching out to the consumer, not merely through customer service,” he said. “If businesses are able to do the research — and that is very important — to tap into what the consumers actually need and want, then they’ll be able to emerge in the market and be able to do well.” According to a September 2013 Mintel report, the glutenfree product industry is worth an estimated $10.5 billion, which is 44 percent growth from 2011 to 2013. By staying
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Phyllis Pittman, owner of Cookies By Design, at her cookie shop in Denton with some seasonal cookies. ahead in the upcoming market, Cookies by Design hopes to remain relevant with consumers, a company press release states. This will also start to establish the company as a gluten-free product provider, in an industry with no clear front runner in production, the Mintel report shows. A good example of knowing the client is at Cupboard Natural Foods and Café, Blankson said, as people are looking for more healthy food options and are choosing natural stores over traditional grocers.
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The Cupboard Natural Foods & Café started offering gluten-free products to Denton shoppers in 1998.
Part of the business model at Cupboard is to be aware of potential food allergies and alternative food products, said manager Paul Tanis. For example, the store began offering gluten-free products in 1998, at least a decade before the gluten-free industry began to gain traction. “We were well aware of gluten-free needs really before it was on the map,” Tanis said. “This is our business — knowing about different allergies and different food alternatives, and things that can cause discomforts and problems for people.” The gluten-free industry has boomed since 2008, about the year experts have said doctors started to recognize gluten
“This is our business — knowing about different allergies and different food alternatives, and things that can cause discomforts and problems for people.” — Paul Tanis manager at Cupboard Natural Foods and Café
allergies and sensitivities, especially Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an allergic reaction to gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye, in which the protein damages the intestines so the body can’t absorb nutrients properly. There are also people with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance, in which the body can’t tolerate large amounts of gluten, said
Nancy DiMarco, a nutrition and food sciences professor at Texas Woman’s University. As the awareness of these allergies has grown, so has the demand for products that do not contain gluten. By staying informed and being market oriented, local retailers can have an advantage over chain stores by anticipating trends and then positioning the business to be
leader in the market, Blankson said. Positioning is when a store tries to adjust the consumers’ perception of the store, which shows consumers that the store has adopted popular market trends. “It is beginning to become not common, but important for small businesses … the small business that is able to do this effectively is the one that will be able to survive in the coming months and years — and it all boils down to market orientation and positioning,” Blankson said. Other businesses in the area are not introducing new products, but are rather reformatting current options to highlight specialty and niche items. At the Greenhouse Restaurant
in Denton, there are sections of the menu that point out glutenfree options as well as how to modify certain menu items to make sure there’s no gluten, and also have sections for customers with nut allergies and vegetarians. “What we’ve done is take menu options that are already existent in the restaurant, and tell you how you can adapt them to make them glutenfree,” said manager Nicole Probst. Retail-focused businesses in the area are also adjusting their products to meet market demands. J.T Clothiers in Denton has started to carry more home décor items like candles, and more jewelry to give shoppers a more wellrounded experience. “It’s just to give the customer more options when they come in,” said owner Jimmy Tritt. “We’ve always carried these things, we’ve just broadened our base in maybe the past six months to a year. We’ve added a few more lines here and there.” This is notable for the business because up until recently, they were not able to expand and add new lines due to the economic downturn, Tritt said. The store is also about to experiment with new outerwear, and has ordered products from Patagonia, which provides highend outerwear like fleece jackets, Tritt said. He wants to provide customers with more casual items, and is excited to see how it sells as the weather gets colder and consumers start to shop for winter wear, Tritt said. By showcasing and promoting the specialty items that follow market trends, businesses help attract more clients, which in turn sells the products better than the competition, Blankson said. “This is all to achieve the set objective, which can be the company wanting to become a major company in the area, or wanting to become very profitable and successful with a large market share,” he said. JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 94-566-6889, email@example.com or via Twitter at @JennaFDuncan.
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New health clinic opens in Denton off Broadway A new clinic specializing in medical and mental health services for uninsured children opened in Denton. First Refuge Ministries, 1701 Broadway St., provides medical care and counseling services for children, as well as free medication for all ages based on availability, and chiropractic services for adults at little to no cost to the patient, said Brenda Eckel, the medical clinic’s administrator. Getting the clinic open was a community effort, Eckel said. The nonprofit received the property for $1 a year, and free labor for renovations and various other donations have helped get the facility up and running. “Everybody in the community has pitched in and done what they can do — give us discounts
or free services — so we’ve been able to come about just because of the community spirit and the desire to help people,” she said. In November 2010, a small group began researching community needs and found that about 120,000 people in the county are uninsured, and 17 percent of children in the county are uninsured. While there are two clinics already in the area, Eckel said neither focuses on children. 9-11
Denton City Council mulls policy change Denton may change how it assesses developers for road work after the City Council agreed to reconsider its policy on how the city collects such fees. The city staff briefed the council during its work session last month with an analysis that included how much money the city could have collected the past
several years if the city had road impact fees, instead of the “exaction” fees it currently collects under the development code. Many other cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area charge developers a fee for the impact their projects have on roads. Argyle, Corinth, Flower Mound, Frisco and The Colony are among those Denton County cities that charge the fees, staff told the council. Denton has been charging water and wastewater impact fees for new development since the 1990s. Impact fees help shift the cost of growth away from current taxpayers, something the city already does with new water and wastewater lines. But Denton has not used impact fees for roads, instead relying on recovering some costs through its development code. Over time, the current system has proved difficult to negotiate, P.S. Arora, a division manager for the city’s wastewater department, told the council.
Commissioners approve 2014 fiscal budget Denton County commissioners approved the 2014 fiscal year budget and tax rate last month. Following one last public hearing, which saw no one from the public show up, commissioners unanimously voted for the $223 million budget. “We came up with a really good, frugal budget that handles all the needs mandated and otherwise,” County Judge Mary Horn said. The presentation was the third such item on the budget following another 10 a.m. hearing and a 7 p.m. hearing that saw only one person from the public attend. While the woman commented from her seat about not wanting to have her taxes raised, she did not take the microphone to formally address commissioners. “I am always glad to see the public show up,” Horn said. “If
they want to express themselves, I am willing to listen and hopefully address concerns and give a better understanding of why we came up with the budget we did.” Horn would have liked more interaction with or questions from the public during the budget period. She noted a recent exchange with a county resident who had e-mailed her office with questions about one of the large emergency services vehicles he had seen out and about in the county, commenting on the cost to taxpayers. 9-12
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voted 7-0 in approval of a guaranteed maximum price of more than $17.76 million for the new school to be built in the Lantana development. The project is being funded by the 2007 bond referendum and officials said they’re hopeful that the school will be completed in time for a fall 2014 opening. It was announced in February that $1 million is being donated by the Lantana Education Charitable Foundation, also known as the Lantana Foundation, to offset project costs. “I’m delighted. We’re going to have an extremely energy-efficient building and just in time because we’re getting really crowded,” said board President Charles Stafford. Superintendent Jamie
Wilson said the addition of a new elementary school to Lantana, a residential development in the district’s southern region, will allow for growth in that area and also relieve overcrowding. 9-13
Developers hope to convert old fire station ARGYLE — Business developers have approached the Argyle Town Council seeking approval to convert an old fire station on U.S. Highway 377 to house a new restaurant and a coffee and ice cream shop. Earlier last month, the council approved all of the zoning changes and site plans necessary for the developers to precede with the project, and officials expect them to submit additional plans this fall or winter. The businesses include
Backdraft Pizza Company, a proposed 4,993-square-foot restaurant, and Kimzey’s Coffee and Cream, a 2,400-square-foot coffee and ice cream shop with drive-through service. Developers with Elk River Investments are seeking to develop the businesses, and Town Manager Charles West said they’re the same applicants that own Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Argyle. There’s no set timeline for the businesses to submit their plans to the council, but West said he expects the plans will be submitted sometime after the fire department moves to its new location. In 2012, the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department constructed a new Argyle Fire Station at the intersection of FM407 and South Gibbons Road. West said the fire department should have been completely
moved into its new building by the end of last month or the first week of this month. 9-14
Airport may use revenue from gas wells Some of Denton Enterprise Airport’s gas well revenue may soon be sunk into two major projects there: a new $5 million hangar and a restaurant. The airport’s aviation director, Quentin Hix, met with a City Council committee last month to discuss the development of both projects, some facets of which won’t come before the full council for a while. Airport officials have been tracking demand for facilities at the airport and believe it is sufficient for another hangar, Hix said. The city had issued a request for proposals for the project in
the hope that someone would submit a complete proposal to both build and operate a new hangar. But none of the respondents — construction companies in Houston, Lampasas and Addison — proposed to do more than simply build the facility, Hix said. On the advice of the city’s purchasing department, the City Council will be asked to reject all the proposals so that the airport can move ahead on another track — developing the project itself, Hix told the committee. I
Krum school board approves rate hike KRUM — Taxpayers in the Krum school district will soon be paying a higher tax rate. Last month, the school board voted 6-0 in favor of increasing
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the district’s tax rate from $1.52 to $1.54 per $100 of property valuation. Krum is the latest area school district to adopt its tax rate for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Taxes collected locally will generate revenue to fund debt expenses and a portion of the operating expenditures districts will incur throughout the fiscal year. It’s important to note that if the assessed value of one’s home has increased from one year to the next, so will taxes. State law mandates a rate increase cannot be imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older that’s above the rate paid by that individual the first year after turning 65, regardless of tax rate or property value modifications. The law also protects the individual’s surviving spouse if the
person is 55 or older at the time of the individual’s death. Of the $1.54 per $100 valuation tax rate in Krum, $1.04 will generate revenue to fund general operating expenses, while 50 cents will generate monies for debt expenditures. The increase reflects a bump in the debt service rate, which was increased from 47 cents to 50 cents per $100 valuation. 9-24
DATCU conducting search for relocation Denton could lose one of its oldest corporate citizens after the Planning and Zoning Commission denied DATCU’s zoning request that would have seen its headquarters move to a spot along Teasley Lane. DATCU has recast its net for a wider search of places to build its new corporate headquarters. — Compiled from staff reports
Vital Statistics BUILDING PERMITS The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in September. 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 Clips USA, 111 E. University Drive Cuttin Corner, 525 Ft. Worth Drive COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Charlotte Russe, 2201 S. I-35E, S-14A CNL Retirement CRS1, 2809 S. Mayhill Road Denton Hospital Inc., 2900 N. I-35, No. 401 Great Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St. GS Denton LP. 1400 Bernard St., No. 101 1400 Bernard St., No. 102 1400 Bernard St., No. 202 1400 Bernard St., No. 203 1400 Bernard St., No. 128 1400 Bernard St., No. 1040 1400 Bernard St., No. 1041 1400 Bernard St., No. 1042 1400 Bernard St., No. 1043 1400 Bernard St., No. 1044 1400 Bernard St., No. 1047 1400 Bernard St., No. 1052 1400 Bernard St., No. 1045 1400 Bernard St., No. 1016 1400 Bernard St., No. 1048 1400 Bernard St., No. 1048 1400 Bernard St., No. 1050 1400 Bernard St., No. 1051 1400 Bernard St., No. 1053 1400 Bernard St., No. 1054 1400 Bernard St., No. 1055 I Heart Care Denton, 3304 Colorado Blvd., No. 202 IHeart Care Denton, 3304 Colorado Blvd., No. 102 Just In Time, 3801 N. I-35, No. 222 May Day MFG Co., 3100 Jim Christal Road Peerless MFG. Co., 5450 Dakota Lane Ramirez, Ismael, 1928 N. Ruddell St. Regent Dev. Co., 2220 S. San Jacinto Blvd., No. 100 Sara’s Secret, 3112 W. University Drive Shapiro Metals, 2600 Virginia Circle, No. 120 Space Vacant, 1800 S. Loop 288, No. 200
Spencers Gifts, 2201 S. I-35E, S-18 Spirit Halloween, 2434 S. I-35E Styles For Less, 2640 W. University Drive, No. 1262 Sweet Ice, 1002 S. Ave. C, No. 102 Tetra Pak Materias Inc., 3300 Airport Road The Oaks of Denton, 425 Bernard St.,, No. 2014 COMMERCIAL Clean and Green Car Wash, 4105 Teasley Lane RESIDENTIAL Airtron Inc. 2912 Frontier Drive Beazer Homes 3217 Glen Crest Lane DR Horton 4421 Hidden Meadows Trail 3305 Estacado Drive DR Horton Texas LTD. 4417 Hidden Meadows Trail 3000 Frontier Drive 3313 Estacado Drive 4425 Hidden Meadows Trail 3321 Estacado Drive DRP Country Lakes LLC 5804 Tawakoni Drive History Maker Homes 2305 Eaton Place 5112 Pebble Beach Trail 4729 Red Bud Drive 3801 Surf St. Innovation Builders 3636 Tuscan Hills Circle JBC Residential LLC
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2309 Bray Village Drive 2301 Bray Village Drive 2305 Bray Village Drive LGI Homes 300 Springtree St. 2716 Aspenhill Drive 2716 Silver Sage Drive
Robson Ranch (GC) 9705 Orangewood Trail 9304 Freeport Drive 12125 Glenbrook St. Robson Denton Dev. LP. 9005 Compton St. 9705 Orangewood Trail 9804 Cypress St. 11800 Southerland Drive 9733 Rivercrest Drive 8904 Landmark Lane 10000 Sandhurst Drive Ryan and Victoria Maroney 4212 Thistle Hill Shepherd Place Homes 424 Water Oak Road 2720 Aspenhill Drive Speight Construction LT 5916 Parkplace Drive Standard Pacific Homes 6709 Edwards Road Sumeer Homes Inc. 216 Springtree St. 212 Springtree St. 2809 Aspenhill Drive 2805 Aspenhill Drive 2804 Silver Sage Drive 2800 Silver Sage Drive 2724 Silver Sage Drive 2720 Silver Sage Drive 2716 Silver Sage Drive Tuscan Ventures LTD. 29013 Bella Lago Driva
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The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptroller’s Office for September. The list includes the owner, name of business and address within the area codes of 75034, 75065, 75068, 76201, 76205, 76207, 76208, 76209, 76210, 76226, 76227, 76234, 76249, 76258, 76259 and 76266.
75065 Bailey Solutions LLC, Bailey Solutions LLC, 17 Royal Oaks Blvd., Hickory Creek Brian Mcanally and Julie Richardson, North Texas Printing 8 Lake Lane, Hickory Creek Jerry Wayne Hawkins Jr., Hawk Arms, 489 Grayson Lane, Lake Dallas Maria Medina, Taqueria El Palomino, 3730 FM2181, Hickory Creek Polyhedral Thinking Corp. PTC, 494 Grayson Lane, Lake Dallas 75068 Beth Loriot, Wicked Cool Jewelry, 902 W. Eldorado Parkway, Apt. 1106, Little Elm Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC, Firestone Complete Auto Care No.24v8, 2781 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm Dune Medical Devices Inc., Dune Medical Devices Inc., 10667 Rolling Hills Drive, Little Elm Eric Daniels and Jose Moreno, Fire Ground Graphics Supply & Design Co., 300 Bluefinch Drive, Little Elm George H. Alvarez, Custom Commercial Interiors, 1105 Highline Lane, Little Elm GTF Investments Ltd., Fossil Creek Liquor, 27100 US Highway 380, Little Elm James Ernest Murray, Lobo Glass and Mirror, 205 Port Ingleside Drive, Little Elm Juan M. Alvarez, Blue Plum Scrubs, 2700 Deer Hollow Drive, Little Elm Lashundria Estesl, D. Industrial Products and Services, 2632 Lake Ridge Drive, Little Elm Lauren Michelle Actkinson-Carlton, Gingernut Naturals, 1716 Bluebird Drive, Little Elm Little Elm High School Cheerleading Booster Club Little Elm High School, Cheerleading Booster Club, 1900 Walker Lane, Little Elm Lucy Belinda Kimberley, The Rugged Rhinestone, 14500 Little Anne Drive, Little Elm Mirian's Maids Inc., Mirian's Maids, 1541 Lakeshore Drive, Little Elm Nair Enterprises Inc., Greenboxfinds, 2664 Pine Trail Drive, Little Elm North Atlantic Trading Inc., Shax's Liquor At Little Elm, 26730 US Highway 380E, Little Elm PK Holdings LLC, Fossil Creek Liquor, 27100 US Highway 380, Little Elm Qiang Pei C. and P. Trading Company, 2648 Cedar Falls Drive, Little Elm Rob This House? Mats LLC, Rob This House? Mats LLC, 10651 Rolling Hills Drive, Little Elm Sherrie Lee Muller, Sherrie-Elite-Repeats, 2050 FM423, Apt. 2306, Little Elm Toonhound Studios LLC, Toonhound Studios LLC, 2761 Peach Drive, Little Elm ZY Cuts LLC, Fantastic Sams, 2587 FM423, Little Elm 76201 A & V Communications LLC, A & V Communications LLC, 604 W. University Drive, Denton Broken Nose Art Supply LLC, Broken Nose Art Supply LLC, 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 104, Denton Christina J. Shoto, Circa 77 225 W. Oak St., Denton Denton High School Bronco Band Booster Club, Denton High Band Boosters, 1007 Fulton St., Denton Desiree Dianne Mccauley, Kevin's Automotive, 222 S. Elm St., Denton Eduardo Gomez, Centro Hispano, 924 W. University Drive, Denton Erin Turner Erin Turner, 1003 Eagle Drive, Apt. 206, Denton Griffin Endeavors LLC, The Plaid Pineapple, 418 Magnolia St., Denton Jeremy Daniel Moore, Jeremy D. Moore Photography, 1099 N. Locust St., Apt. 1, Denton John Aubrey Anderson, The Cat Lake Store, 624 W. University Drive, Suite 405, Denton LDT Private Club Inc., Last Drop Taverns, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton
Love Gaye Ligon, Hairmance, 2213 Bolivar St., Denton Mauricio Bonillapmb, 7 Day Tire, 805 S. Locust St., Denton Newton Rayzor PTA, Newton Rayzor PTA, 1400 Malone St., Denton Pan Ector Industries LLC, Pan Ector Industries LLC, 121 Piner St., Denton Ralph Dana Varel, Varel Sales, 916 S. Locust St., Denton Sam Karim Consulting Inc., Jasmines Mediterranean Grill, 801 Sunset St., Denton Scrap - School and Community Reuse Action, Project Scrap - Denton, 215 W. Oak St., Denton Steve Neumann, Easy's Tobacco, 416 W. Sherman Drive, Denton Stingley Construction Inc., Stingley Construction Inc., 300 Crescent St., Denton Thomas Miller, Miller Guitarworks, 505 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Transcendent Plenum LLC, Ritual Peace, 2038 W. University Drive, Denton Utopian Ventures LLC, Weinberger's Deli, 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110, Denton Valentin G. Carmona, La Mexicana Tienda Y Taqueria, 619 S. Locust St., Denton Welborn Computing Services Inc., Wellborn Computing Services Inc., 1101 Hillcrest St., Denton 76204 TWU Chapter 12 Student Council Exceptional Children, TWU Student Council Student Exceptional Children, 100 Administration Drive, Denton 76205 American World Wide Ventures LLC, Auntie Annes Pretzels Store P3, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton Cashanda D. Schneck, Gemini Scribes, 913 Dudley St., Denton Cathy L. Frazier, Bizsource Marketing, 633 Londonderry Lane, Denton Elijah Tooling Inc., Elijah Tooling, 1025 Shady Oaks Drive, Suite 103, Denton Longhorn Efficient Solutions LLC, Longhorn Solar Screens, 312 Dallas Drive, Suite 101, Denton Lynn Durwood Knight, Knight Enterprises, 2307 Birchbrook Court, Denton MH Kim Corp., Yellow Tail Sushi & Grill, 2430 S. I35E, Suite 126, Denton Michael John Powell, Powell Custom Interiors, 1973 Colorado Blvd., Apt. A, Denton Mingxun Enterprise LLC, Gobi Mongolian Grill, 717 S. I-35E, Suite 100, Denton Texas Star Computer Services Inc., Texas Star Computer Services Inc., 301 Dallas Drive, Suite 111, Denton Todd Douglas Morris, Shutter Pro, 2436 S. I-35E, Suite 376, Denton Vintage Stock Inc., MTC No. 56 Denton, 2311 Colorado Blvd. Suite 111, Denton Visual Arts Society of Texas, Visual Arts Society of Texas, 3012 Pennsylvania Court, Denton 76207 Advance Fabrication and Construction LC, Advance Fabrication and Construction LC, 3511 Shelby Lane, Denton DCMR Inc., DCMR Inc., 10521 Countryside Drive, Denton Horny Toad Ventures, LLC Horny Toad Cafe & Bar, 5812 N. I-35, Denton Kathy Marrou, Kathy's Pastimes, 9913 Teakwood Ave., Denton Ladella G. Perry, Antique Gallery, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 400, Denton Latasha R. Lawson, A+ Services, 2321 N. Masch Branch Road, Suite 2321, Denton Martin Joe Deremus, Antique Gallery, 5800 N. I-35,
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| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Denton SCY Systems Inc., SCY Systems Inc., 4801 W. University Drive, Building 102, Denton Stephen Mark Labonte, Labonte's Custom Gifts, 3232 N. Locust St., Apt. 1121, Denton 76208 Carolyn A. Preston, Gift Basket Treasures, 7324 Desert Willow Drive, Denton Charles Richard Peterson, C. Peterson Enterprises, 214 W. Shady Shores Road, Apt. 7, Shady Shores Dallas Eagle Distribution Inc., Dallas Eagle Distribution Inc., 2818 W. Shady Shores Road, Corinth Hugo Joey Ondrey Jr., NTX Liquidators, 2601 Lonesome Oak Drive, Corinth Jerry Belt and Matthew Barry, Certified Auto Repair, 3318 E. University Drive, Denton Liudmila Hughes, Sunshine Farm & Nursery, 5549 Mills Road, Denton 76209 Holly Ann Rosenbaum, Holly's Garden Gate, 2022 N. Locust St., Denton Ian Watkins, Cool Spools, 2001 Navajo St., Denton Kathryn T. Shearer, Hand2brain Connection, 3305 Pres Court, Denton Kian Motors Inc., Kian Motors, 831 E. McKinney St., Denton Leanne Harris, JP NorthTexas, 2405 Whispering Oaks, Denton Micki Forrester and Brad Forrester, Micki Lu Photography, 2522 Emerson Lane, Denton Modern Technology Solutions LLC, Modern Technology Solutions LLC, 3911 Camelot St., Apt. A, Denton Paulett R. Casper, Handmade Comforts & Gifts, 1814 Creek Ave., Denton Sarpong Obiri-Yeboah, Aleq Greens, 521 E. Windsor Drive, Apt. 41, Denton 76210 A Candle Gift.Com LLC, A Candle Gift.Com, 6213 St. James Place, Denton Amber Louise Honey, Wellnested, 1810 Copper Leaf Drive, Corinth BBM Accounting LLC, BBM Accounting LLC, 7704 Settlement Drive, Denton Continental Restaurants Inc., Denny's No.8864, 8000 S. I-35E, Corinth Deborah Doncer, Amplify, 3641 Fairview Drive, Corinth Ejuicetastic LLC, Ejuicetastic, 2108 Brazos Drive, Corinth Green Edge Lawn Services LLC, Green Edge Lawn Services LLC, 1600 Oakhollow Drive, Corinth It Works It Works, 2509 Clubhouse Drive, Denton J. A. Coffey, Jr. M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery Center of North Texas P. A., 3201 Colorado Blvd., Denton Juan Daniel Morales, Rustic Patio & Landscape, 2513 Pinto Drive, Denton Kara Nelsen, Kara's Bake Shoppe, 3505 Clydesdale Drive, Denton Mary E. Dickinson, Glitter Queen Creations, 1628 Redwood Drive, Corinth P&G Sales LLC, P&G Sales LLC, 3021 Hidden Springs Drive, Corinth Patongco LLC, Jing Joe, 3709 Lighthouse Drive, Denton Shawn Sloan, Huntingtoyz, 2416 Lula Court, Corinth Total Health Logic LLC, Total Health Logic LLC, 3445 Sundown Blvd., Denton Trang N. Nguyen, North Texas Skin and Laser Center, 1410 Robinson Road, Suite 300, Denton Willy Solis, Mow My Lawn, 7913 Hidden Path Lane, Denton
76227 Burnco Texas LLC, Burnco Texas LLC, 9170 Ike Byrom Road, Aubrey John P D'amanda, Country Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 10398 Fishtrap Road, Aubrey National Council For Air and Stream Improvement, National Council For Air and Stream Improvement, 8270 McNatt Road, Aubrey Spring Hill Design + Build LLC, Spring Hill Design + Build LLC, 2824 Spring Hill Road, Aubrey 76234 Connie Swain, Swain Thangs, 169 Heritage Parkway E., Decatur David Lee Britt, Britt Servers, 374 County Road 2315, Decatur Galg LLC, Goodson Golf Cars of Decatur, 3659 S. FM51, Decatur Jefferey R. Coker, Lightning Fast Signs, 102 S. Highway 287, Decatur Mike Humphrey, MRH Aero Mechanix, 1496 Thousand Oaks Drive, Decatur Morgan Keefe Ennis Sr., Triple S. Electric, 3007 S. Lipsey St., Decatur Proline Designs & Promotions LLC, Proline Designs & Promotions LLC, 105 E. Main St., Decatur Robert Cotton, Bibles and Beads, 1884 FM2264, Decatur Scrubby's Inc., Scrubby's Inc., 1650 S. FM51, Suite 900, Decatur Sonia G. Oxford, Soxford, 1810 Wild Horse Road, Decatur Stallion Oilfield Services Ltd., Stallion Oilfield Services, 1865 FM2264, Decatur Tracy Scott Moore Creations By Grace, 215 Private Road 2358, Decatur
76266 Bug Thug Pest Control LLC, Bug Thug Pest Control LLC, 5405 Crow Wright Road, Sanger Leah Wheeler, Leah Wheeler, 115 Parker Drive, Sanger Ruby Del Angel, Ruby Del Angel Photography, 104 Freese Drive, Sanger
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Vital Statistics MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptrollerâ€™s office for September. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $7,203.00 1512 Club, 1512 W. Hickory St., Denton, $2,993.48 American Legion Post No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $2,700.46 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $12,305.72 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, $4,243.26 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $7,453.04 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Denton, $218.26 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth$5,965.68 B.P.O.E. Denton No.2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,195.46 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $684.18 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I 35E, Denton, $298.20 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $3,772.30 Boomerjack Wings No.8, 407 W University Drive, Denton, $1,173.06 Bosses Pizza and Sandwiches, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $248.64 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $2,265.34 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $5,550.02 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N.I-35E, Denton, $442.40 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $2,548.84 Chili's Grill and Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,195.68 Chili's Grill and Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $3,611.30 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35, Denton, $3,698.38 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $226.52 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $229.60 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton, $109.34 Chuy's, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $11,210.50 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $9,708.44 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $445.20 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $60.20 Crazy Horse Saloon And Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $840.00 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $2,017.40 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $4,807.04 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $3,985.10 East Side Social Club, 117 E. Oak St., Denton, $4,424.14 El Fenix-Denton, Texas, 2229 S I-35E, Denton, $1,686.30 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $2,099.02 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $2,194.78 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $3,519.60 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $3,616.20 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $10,991.96 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $11,084.36 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $572.32 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $2,234.12 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,873.08 Fuzzyâ€™s Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $1,942.92 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $442.54 Hailey's, 122 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $3,905.58 Hannahs, 111 W Mulberry St., Denton, $10,223.08 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,597.74 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd.,
Denton, $1,003.24 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $557.34 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $10,562.72 Hooters Of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $7,973.42 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $10,523.10 J. R. Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $5,493.18 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,652.32 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $4,735.08 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,375.08 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $1,671.32 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $377.30 Lake Cities Post No. 88, 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $2,665.04 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $4,912.04 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $372.68 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $3,305.54 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $0 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $909.30 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $285.46 Los Toreros Restaurant, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton, $1,102.22 Los Toreros Restaurant, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134, Denton, $1,192.52 Lowbrows Beer And Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $370.72 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $24,706.08 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $3,616.90 Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,903.50 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $294.84 Metzlers Food And Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $921.20 Mexi-Go Restaurant, 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $1,478.96 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex CafĂŠ, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $917.14 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $2,283.54 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $1,553.86 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $1,781.08 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E. Oak St., Denton, $20,849.92 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $3,336.62 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $1,493.66 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $6,083.00 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,789.82 Pedro's Tex Mex. & Grill, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point, $1,202.74 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $185.50 Phil Miller Post No.2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $2,267.44 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $36.68 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $4,612.44 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $2,198.14 Queenie's Steakhouse, 113 E. Hickory St., Denton, $3,587.78 Red Lobster No.6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $2,914.24 Riprock's, 1211 W-Hickory St., Denton, $11,642.40 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $13,046.74 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $4,193.28
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Vital Statistics ASSUMED NAMES The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in September in the Denton County Clerkâ€™s Office. NAME â€” DBA/ADDRESS
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Andriola Finch, Sportz Palace, 2100 Sadan Court, Denton Askari Syed Hussain, Muslim Outfitters, 3232 N. Locust St., No. 226, Denton AWZ Corp., Super Save No. 2, 736 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton Bal K. Joshi, Beneke Consulting, 2600 Clubhouse Drive, Denton Bal K. Joshi, Identity Consulting, 2600 Clubhouse Drive, Denton Ben Hunsucker and Joey McLaughlin, The Andrew McLaughlin Family Memorial Fund, 903 E. McKinney St. Denton Beth G. Honeycutt, The Calming Center, 1811 Greenwood Drive, Denton Brenna Newman and Jessica Cozens, Focused Ed, 8400 Mild Creek Lane, Denton Caden D. Montgomery, Bone Dust Designs, 3233 Como Lake Road, Denton Carlis W. Mooney, CWM Handy man, 9501 Trailwood Drive, Denton Cashanda Schneck, Gemini Scribes, 913 Dudley St., Denton Chanmonina Mitchell and Scott Mitchel, The Five Franks, 312 Tripp Trail, Denton Charles R. Peterson, C Peterson Enterprises, 214 Shady Shores, No. 7, Denton Chris Wilson, Benchmark Bible Church, 2309 Tahoe Lane, Denton Christopher Avant, Trunk Pop Entertainment, 223 Ave. G., No. 1, Denton Cynthia Herrera-Partridge, Fresh Aroma LLC, 8317 Montecito Drive, Denton Cynthia Herrera-Partridge, Fresh Aroma, 8317 Montecito Drive, Denton Cynthia Ruiz, Hallween Committee, 510 Texas St., Apt. 10, Denton Darrell Lawson, D&L Construction, 611 S. Ruddell, Denton David Quinones, New Era Construction, 9100 Teasley Lane, No. 34F, Denton Debbie Butler and Mark Wetherell, Luscious Vapors, 915 Edgewood Place, Denton Doyle L. Taliaferro, A Smart Pest Control, 2920 Bristol St., Denton Edward C. and Satorn B. Prout, Melrose Apartments, 21 and 215 E. Oak St., Denton Ernie Goucher, R. and R. Cruising, 11100 La Jolla Way, Denton Esmaeil Mazroei, Rian Motors, 831 E. McKinney St., Denton Esmaeil Mazroei, United Way Auto, 831 E. McKinney St., Denton Evie Marie Bishop, Evie Marie Photography, 2100
Spencer Road, No. 1710, Denton Frederick S. Reid Jr., The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton Frederick S. Reid Jr., The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton Gail Montana, Signal Wave Company, 1216 Stuart Road, Denton I35 Gas & More Inc., I35 Gas & More, 2400 S. I-35E, Denton Ian Shannon, Lakeside Roofing General Contractors, 1308 Teasley Lane, Suite 222, Denton Jamaluddin Premjee, I35 Gas & More, 2400 S. I-35E, Denton Johanna Lynn McDaniel, Little D Art Lessons, 2022 Bowling Green St., Denton John Burgess, Billingual Bail Bonds, 1504 East McKinney St., Suite 500, Denton John Carl Johnson, Tanuke Music, 2550 Stockbridge Road, No. 17301, Denton John R. Lott, Oak Med Park LLC, 1307 Johnson St., Denton Jonathan Anthony Calvin, Green Wall, 201 Inman St., Denton Jorel Shockley, Shockley Kustoms, 2301 N. Masch Branch Road, Denton Jose Escamilla, Jose's Concrete Sealing, 1903 Westwood Drive, Denton Joshua Norvelle, Norelle Designs, 622 Woodland St., Denton Juan Mendoza, Juan and Angel Landscaping, 2024 Denison St., Denton Julie Krahl, Denton High School Lady Broncos Basketball Booster, 1001 Lynhurst Lane, Denton Kathy Bauer, Denton Newcomers Friendship Club, 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A, Denton Kevin Fontenot, Dunamis Creative, 316 Fry St., No. 302, Denton Kevin Tye, Denton County Fence Company, 2405 Champlain Lane, Denton Lauren Christner, Phoenix Moon Vintage, 4573 Coyote Pt., Denton Linda Reeves, Notary Solutions of North Texas, 6503 Shady Shores Road, No. 816 Love Ligon, Hairmance, 2213 Bolivar St., Denton Luke Endres, Divine Mercy Catholic Books and Gifts, 262 S. I-35E, Denton Marcamrit Enterprises Inc., Big Dz Eatz, 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 164, Denton Maria Alanis, Sweet Ice, 1002 Ave. C, No. 102, Denton Maria Bone, D'bone Designs, 8924 Crestview Drive, Denton Marilia and Michael Longshore, A&M Enterprises, 2337 Kingston Trace, Denton Marvin Voiers, Nerium By Tracey, 402 W. Highland St., Denton
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$0 The Irish Boozer, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $656.46 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $5,550.16 The Lion's Den, 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $694.54 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,430.42 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,621.20 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $3,500.00 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,701.00 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $0 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $2,687.16 Villa Grande, Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,978.50 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $4,481.68 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $4,018.98 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $0
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NAME/ADDRESS Denton Square Donuts Inc., 210 S. Locust St., Apt. 201, Denton Mark-Shahir A Merchant, 1103 N. I-35E, Denton
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $2,125.65 $1,361.28
REC. DATE 09/11/2013 09/10/2013
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $2,197.34 $2,198.98
REC. DATE 09/19/2013 09/19/2013
TYPE 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 941 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $231,201.21 $19,974.05 $12,751.14 $22,180.66 $3,533.07 $46,062.13 $32,170.02 $19,379.15 $36,256.75 $18,782.71 $7,809.43 $265,545.86 $70,294.60 $3,533.07
REC. DATE 09/26/2013 10/01/2013 09/18/2013 09/10/2013 09/26/2013 09/12/2013 09/12/2013 10/01/2013 09/10/2013 09/18/2013 09/10/2013 10/01/2013 10/01/2013 09/26/2013
TYPE 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 941 1040 1040 1040 941 1040
AMOUNT $29,629.20 $4,607.74 $4,607.74 $39,477.11 $4,554.61 $44,437.06 $18,330.34 $46,144.39 $46,144.39 $29,863.29 $8,161.28 $12,602.85
REC. DATE 09/12/2013 09/10/2013 09/10/2013 10/01/2013 10/01/2013 09/18/2013 09/18/2013 09/18/2013 09/18/2013 10/01/2013 10/01/2013 09/18/2013
CONTRACTOR Steve Watson Custom Homes Inc. Ameri-Mex Contractors Inc. Pacific Pool Construction and Restoration UBuildIT Lake Worth Ameri-Mex Contractors Inc. Tri Star Repair and Construction LLC Gohlke Pools Don Hall Construction Inc. Outdoor Signature LLC Waterford Classic Homes Inc. Denton Pools Inc. Concepts International Inc.
AMOUNT $371,243.00 $63,636.00 $33,400.00 $0.00 $58,623.00 $29,990.00 $67,950.08 $271,467.43 $66,485.00 $899.01 $34,200.00 $70,000.00
REC. DATE 09/12/2013 09/30/2013 09/12/2013 09/17/2013 09/13/2013 10/01/2013 09/11/2013 09/24/2013 10/01/2013 09/23/2013 09/10/2013 09/30/2013
RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS
NAME/ADDRESS Bobcat Planet Pizza LLC, 5936 Schluter Road, Ponder Maria De Luz Briseno, 801 Pinckney Drive, Denton
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FEDERAL TAX LIENS
NAME/ADDRESS Bruce A. Cole, 2319 Riverside Drive, Denton Bruce D. Lamach, 1103 Hopkins Drive, Denton DFW Outdoor LLC, P.O. Box 1717, Denton Harry C. Crowder and Susan M. Supka, P.O. Box 796, Denton Heather A. Guinn, 3505 Mustang Drive, Denton James C. Montgomery, 2317 Creekdale Drive, Denton John R. Garlow, 1600 W. College St., No. 201, Denton Judith A. Pruitt, 305 E. 7th St., Denton Larry V. Stephens, 1201 Stacy Court, Denton Martha L. Dunham PC, 209 Pennsylvania Drive, Denton Servipool Inc. 040192, 730 Wainwright St., Denton Thomas K. and Dusty N. Wilson, 708 Seville Road, Denton Thomas K. Wilson, 708 Seville Road, Denton William P. Guinn, 3505 Mustang Drive, Denton
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RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Abboud Daoud and Rosine Boghossian, 6100 Saint James Place, Denton Baron D. Cogburn, 836 Abbots Lane, Denton Byron D. Cogburn, 836 Abbots Lane, Denton David P. Wetherington, 3000Enchanted Oaks Circle, Corinth David P. Wetherington, 3000Enchanted Oaks Circle, Corinth DFW Acrylic and Plastering Inc., 2126 James St., Denton DFW Acrylic and Plastering Inc., 2126 James St., Denton Douglas S. and Lisa M. Herber, 408 Snatiago Place, Denton Douglas S. and Lisa M. Herber, 408 Snatiago Place, Denton Kenny Yu Chen Lin, 425 Bernard St., Apt. 121, Denton L & G Carpet Inc., 1050 Parkway Lane, Pilot Point Srinivasu Vulichi, 1203 Sand Jack Drive, Denton
NAME/ADDRESS Brian A. and May E. Clifton, TBD Ranch Road, Justin Cynthia B. Ekwuazi and Eletta B. Hogg, 1110 Morse St., Denton Danny and Whitney F. Kreps, 513 Meadowbrook St., Lake Dallas Dwayne P. and Josette Babineaux, 103 Petes Lane, Ponder Javier Govea, 3900 Atlas Drive, Denton Jermey M. and Staci K. Daniel, 4601 Fox Sedge Lane, Denton Kobey and Tinker Millsap, 6210 Deer Run Road, Sanger Larry and Tonya Parker, 5520 Bridle Path, Aubrey Mark and Victoria Rigsby, 2501 Chipping Campden Road, Argyle Ron C. and Angelia C. Steffey, 201 Dove Creek Road, Argyle Seth A. and Christy A. Cooksey, 7604 Sweetgate Lane, Denton Wanda Fields, 1420 Mozingo St., Denton
ASSUMED NAMES | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 NAME â€” DBA/ADDRESS Mary Beth Lovett, My Life Is Cake, 3209 Wagon Trail Drive, Denton Mauricio Bonilla, PMB 7 Day Tire, 805 S. Locust St., Denton Megan Mosley, Crane Marketing and Development, 806 N. Bell Ave., Denton Megan Mosley, Crane Marketing and Development, 806 N. Bell Ave., Denton Megan Mosley, Sweet Baby Jesus Burgers and Beer, 806 N. Bell Ave., Denton Megan Mosley, Sweet Baby Jesus Burgers and Beer, 806 N. Bell Ave., Denton Micheal Little and Drew Elam, Pan Ector Industries LLC, 121 Piner St., Denton Nathan Brazzel, Trash Away, 2524 Craig Lane, Denton Nazha Oukhalou, AW Catering, 2012 Hemmingway Drive, Denton Nicolaso Moreno, Full House Vapor, 913 Sunset St., Denton Ninfa Cortes, Home Klean Home, 2212 Ft. Worth Drive,
NAME â€” DBA/ADDRESS No. 60, Denton Patrick Downing, Downing Water Well and Pump Service, 608 Campbell Lane, Denton Paul E. Kropickt, E&E Communications, 9013 Crestview Drive, Denton Rachel Black, The Waffle Wagon, 1509 Centre Place, Apt. 132, Denton Rachel Cereceros, At The Right Place, 1405 Val Verde Court, Denton Ramon Gomez, RG Trucking, 3306 Cactus Circle, Denton Read Kng, Read King Campaign, 8901 Harvest Mood Trail, Denton Richard A. Rodriquez, R&R Painting, 617 Juno Lane, Denton Ricky D. Bryant and Cary Miller, AmTreeMasters, 2500 Mingo Road, Denton Ronald E. Wright, North Texas Tactical, 3321 Rivers Parkway, Denton Rose Kamego, The Yoga Hut, 611 N. Locust St., Denton Sara M. Hagan, Brooks-Washington Fund, 2128 Foxcroft Circle, Denton Sarah Ann Warriner, Nanny Penny's Babysitters, 1721 Teasley Lane, No. 157, Denton
NAME â€” DBA/ADDRESS Savannah Teel, Savvie Design Co. 2527 Louise St., No. 109, Denton Scott Mitchell, Reclaim Denton, 312 Tripp Trail, Denton Sonya Iliff, Geek, Chic, and Whimsy, 1311 Stuart Road, Denton Stefanie Jo Lazcano, Solid Root LLC, 323 Panhandle St., Denton Stephanie Picquet, Piano and More, 9905 Soriano St., Denton Stephen Kelly Friggs, Scremteam Firearm Solutions, 2324 Crestmeadow St., Denton Steve Forsyth, RiverGem Media, 7013 Sunburst Trail, Denton Tasha J. Brown, New Heights Promotions Inc., 1308 Teasley Lane, Suite 130, Denton Teresa Parrish, Royalty Kutz, 525 Fort Worth Drive, Suite 303, Denton Teresa Pierce, Tessa Peirce Photography, 1407 Bernard St., No. 1051, Denton Thomas Martinez, Kenis Pressure Washing Servics, 8809 Blue Sky, Denton Transcendent Plenum LLC, Ritual Peace, 2038 W. University Drive, Suite 104, Denton William Craig Doig, Shoot Click Edit, 1420 N. Elm St., Apt. 1, Denton Xia Y. Bentley, Gobi Mongolian Grill and Asian Dinner, 717 S I-35E, No. 100, Denton
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