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Corinth pursues business incentives
Denton Chamber of Commerce Many local and area women attended the annual Women in Commerce event Oct. 18. The Denton Chamber of Commerce, along with partners Texas Woman's University School of Management and Sally Beauty, developed the initiative to provide women with the tools for professional and personal success including important resources, education/training, and networking opportunities.
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ORINTH — City officials hope that tax abatements and other economic development incentives will increase the number of new businesses lured to Corinth. The city recently approved a resolution to adopt guidelines and criteria. Officials say that the abatements act as incentives to attract high-quality businesses by granting full or partial exemption from property taxes, and the policy must be approved every two years. Guy Brown, the Corinth Economic Development Corporation director, said there are no pending tax abatements, but he said he hopes to see that change next year. “We hope to use tax abatements and other incentives, including the city’s Economic Development Fund, to attract new business to Corinth during the next year,” he said. According to a city staff report, there is no immediate impact on city revenue, but the city could “receive significant financial benefits from projects performed under the policy.” When cities undertake tax abatement, the two primary things they look at are the length of the abatement and the percentage of tax that would be abated, Brown said. “One thing to know is that for every $1 million of taxable value, the city collects about $6,000 in revenue,” Brown said in a recent council meeting. “So, if you had a $10 million project, that would be $60,000 in your revenue in the city’s general fund. If you were to abate 50 percent of that, the city would then collect $30,000.” Brown added that the
Economic Development Corporation takes its responsibility seriously. The city and the corporation cannot gift property, grants or tax abatements without taking the necessary steps, he said. “There is a process we have to go through,” he said. “There are economic qualifications, and tax abatements can be complicated and require a lot of resources from the staff and they directly affect the city’s general fund, so we want to be very judicious with tax abatements, even more so than some of the other incentives that we might provide.” Under the guidelines, there are several qualifications that a business must meet to receive a tax abatement. For a new business, it’s expected that no less than $2 million will be invested into the facility within three years of construction. The business will also be expected to create at least 10 full-time positions in the city. “Our goal going in was to have a formalized process that was flexible so that we could apply common sense - we never want rules so rigid that we can’t apply common sense,” Brown said. Mayor Paul Ruggiere said the approved guidelines were thorough and will aid city officials in their decision-making. And other council members praised Brown’s work and the guidelines, saying that they’re exactly what the city needs. As a component of the adopted tax abatement policy, the city and Economic Development Corporation will offer a beautification program in which the corporation provides grants to local businesses looking to improve the physical appear-
ance of their buildings. There are two types of grants under this beautification program, Brown said. One would be a general beautification grant where businesses would be eligible for up to $10,000 in matching funds for improvements that they make to the exterior of their facilities. The second would be a signage matching grant for up to $6,000, which is designed to help a business replace an existing pole sign with a monument sign. A business may apply for both grants, but the maximum is $12,000 for both projects total. Brown said the grants can be used for landscaping, tree planting, paint, brick and similar building improvements, removal of unsightly debris and improved parking and signage. “If they were going to do paint, façade or parking lot improvements, the EDC would provide a grant to help them do that,” he said. The tax abatements and grants are some of the tools that the city uses to attract business. Earlier this year, the City Council agreed to invest in a marketing campaign that also seeks to attract businesses. City officials said the marketing campaign serves several purposes, including developing an identity for the city and also identifying businesses that are a good fit for the city’s demographic. They added that it’s their plan for each incentive to complement the others to help stimulate the local economy. JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @JDHarden.
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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, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m.
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Hickory Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Hickory Creek Town Hall, 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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. Visit http://northtx.acp-international. com/index.php/events. Tuesday, Dec. 3, noon
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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, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.
NAACP, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
Oakmont Women’s Club meets at St. Andrews Room at Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Annual membership is $25. Call 940-3215599 or visit, http://oakmontwomensclub.org. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.
International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas Chapter, meets at BravoTech, 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000 in Dallas. Visit http:// dallas.iiba.org/index.php/home.
North Texas Society for Human Resource Management meets at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive in Denton. Cost to attend is $18 for members and first-time guests and $23 for returning non-members. Visit www.northtexasshrm.org.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 a.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.
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 South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment.
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Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Krum Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting at Northstar Bank, 1101 E. McCart St. in Krum. Call 940-482-6093. Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.
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Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Drive. Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 a.m.
Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Saturday, Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee at Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway and at the Re/Max Lake Cities at 3960 FM2181, Suite 100 in Hickory Creek. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:15 a.m. in Corinth Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7:15 a.m. in Hickory Creek
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Electronics Recycling will take place at The Cupboard Natural Foods and Café, 200 W. Congress St. Drop off any computer-related equipment. For a list of accepted
Small-Business Breakfast meeting sponsored by the North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center at the Denton Chamber of Commerce, 414 W. Parkway St. Call 940380-1849.
Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Los Toreros, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. Please tell us about your event or meeting by e-mailing Dawn Cobb at email@example.com; by fax at 940-
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Investment vs. speculation “An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. Obvious prospects for growth in a business do not translate into obvious profits for investors.” — Prof. Benjamin Graham in The Intelligent Investor (1973 edition)
enjamin Graham is considered the father of value investing. Over his three-decade investing career, Graham grew his investors’ money 230-fold, one of the finest investing track records in history. Graham was also a great teacher and writer. Many of his students at Columbia University — most famously Warren Buffett — went on to become very successful investors. Graham introduced a much-
Jonathon FITE | needed discipline and analytical process to the investing profession when it was reeling after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Nowadays, the word “investor” is used very loosely to describe anyone involved in the financial markets. But in his classic books Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor, Graham carefully distinguished between investors and speculators. He reserved the term “investor” for those who thoroughly analyze
businesses’ assets, earnings and growth prospects. To achieve a margin of safety and adequate returns, true investors purchase shares only when they are available at a discount to the intrinsic value of the underlying business. Speculators, on the other hand, buy stocks for reasons untethered to their business value. Some are lured by rising stock prices and hop on to ride the “momentum.” Fueled by easy money and enthusiasm, speculation can appear lucrative for a while. Internet stock day-traders in the 1990s or Miami condo flippers in the 2000s did great — until the music stopped. Graham learned this lesson in the crucible of the 1929 Crash and Great Depression. Speculation is rife in today’s markets — blame (or thank) the Fed’s zero interest rate and “QE” policy. Let’s take one of today’s
A look at reverse mortgages T exas allows lenders to make “reverse mortgages” which are secured by a borrower’s homestead. A reverse mortgage is an instrument that allows a borrower to borrow money against the equity in his or her home in a single installment, in annuity-like installments, or a line-of-credit available on demand. Like home equity loans, reverse mortgages are subject to a litany of state constitutional restrictions. A reverse mortgage may only be created voluntarily by the borrower through a written contract. Each owner and each owner’s spouse must join and consent to the reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage may not be made unless the borrower or borrower’s spouse is at least 62 years of age at the time the loan is made. If the reverse mortgage provides for the annuity-like string of payments, those payments must
Scott ALAGOOD | be made at regularly scheduled intervals. However, the lender may also make advances on the borrower’s behalf where the borrower fails to pay taxes and assessments, insurance, repairs to the secured dwelling, or any lien with priority over the reverse mortgage. The proceeds received from a reverse mortgage may be used for anything. A reverse mortgage will accrue interest at either a fixed or variable rate of interest which may be compounded during the term of the loan. Most reverse mortgages
will accrue interest at a variable rate. Interest on interest is permitted, and will typically compound monthly. However, during the term of the loan, there are no monthly repayment requirements. The principal balance and accrued interest do not become due and payable until one of the following events occur: I All borrowers have died; I The property securing the loan is sold or transferred; I All borrowers cease occupying the secured property for longer than 12 consecutive months without prior written approval of the lender; I The borrower defaults on an obligation specified in the loan documents to repair and maintain the secured property, pay taxes and assessments, or insure the secured property; I The borrower commits actual fraud in connection with the loan; or
hottest stocks: the electric car maker Tesla, up more than 300 percent this year. The money losing, subsidy-dependent company now boasts a market capitalization of $20 billion. Compare that with stodgy old General Motors, which has a market cap of $50 billion. GM is 100 times bigger and generated $5 billion in profit last year, yet commands a market cap only 2.5 times Tesla’s. Sure, Tesla is an innovative, fast-growing company. But at its ridiculously high stock price, it is a speculation, not an investment. Fortunately, a few pockets of opportunity still exist for true investors, even in today’s frothy markets. In our fund, we hold a bank trading at a stock price below the net value of its assets. Amid America’s shale oil and gas boom, intriguing bargains pop up in the energy sector. Some of the most compelling bargains are in the blue-chip technology companies. In spite of their massive cash hoards, eye-popping profit margins and
I The borrower fails to maintain the priority of the reverse mortgage after receiving notice from the lender and an opportunity to cure. Unless voluntarily repaid, when the note becomes due the lender may only satisfy the outstanding balance of principal and accrued interest from foreclosure of the secured property. Reverse mortgages may only be foreclosed through a lawsuit for judicial foreclosure or an expedited legal proceeding allowing foreclosure under the deed of trust. Neither the note nor any deficiency occurring from the foreclosure sale may be satisfied from the borrower’s estate. Said another way, the borrower is not personally liable for the repayment of the note. A reverse mortgage may not be made unless the borrower and each owner receive counseling regarding the advisability and availability of reverse mortgages and other financial alternatives. The borrower and each owner must attest in writing that they
sensible management, stocks of companies such as Apple, Intel and IBM have been in the dog house. These dominant companies are priced as if they will shrink forever. As long time readers will recall from our write-ups about Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson in the past few years, buying great businesses at no growth prices can be very lucrative, with a margin of safety that Graham would love. There’s no need to speculate when you can invest instead. JONATHON FITE is a managing partner of KMF Investments, a Texas-based hedge fund, and an adjunct professor with the College of Business at the University of North Texas and the University of Arkansas. This column is provided for general interest only and should not be construed as personal investment advice. Comments may be sent to Jonathon.Fite@ KMFInvestments.com.
each received the required counseling. If the lender fails to make any required loan advances after receiving notice from the borrower, then the lender forfeits all principal and interest on the reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages are not for everyone. Since the loan will not be typically repaid until after the death of the borrower or the sale of the home, family and heirs should be consulted before entering into the loan. Life insurance may be an available option to use to pay off the reverse mortgage upon the borrower’s death. Reverse mortgages may include high closing costs. Because of a life expectancy factor in the loan repayment formula, less money will be available from the loan for younger borrowers. Also, if a reverse mortgage is obtained, seniors may be prohibited from receiving available deferrals of ad valorem taxes. Available alternative options to ALAGOOD | CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
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City airport gains new businesses By Jenna Duncan
enton Enterprise Airport is seeing recent changes, including new ownership of an existing aircraft maintenance company and the addition of a general aviation corporate transportation service. Greenpoint Aerospace Corp. took over Jet Works Air Center LLC’s lease at the airport after Jet Works filed for bankruptcy in December, and Greenpoint is already operating out of the 4.4acre space. The lease was transferred to Greenpoint in September and approved by the Denton City Council on Oct. 1, with the transaction closing Oct. 3. The move benefits the airport as Greenpoint is retaining Jet
Works’ employees and is a stable company, said Quentin Hix, director of aviation for the airport. “On the surface, nothing changes, but there’s more business activity now,” he said. “Another really good thing about them coming is it directly saved about 75 jobs, due to the maintenance activity that Jet Works had going on, and it has the potential to easily double that employment or expand.” Greenpoint works on the interiors of Boeing business jets, which tend to be larger aircraft, Hix said. This means the planes will need more fuel, which will Photo by David Minton AIRPORT | CONTINUED ON PAGE 7
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help the airport, he said. “This is a great addition as a tenant to the airport,” Hix said. “Greenpoint is a national contractor to Boeing that does custom interiors for business jets, and we expect to see more of those coming soon for these services.” According to documents submitted to the City Council, the bankruptcy court handling Jet Works’ case approved the sale of all assets to Greenpoint, which includes two aircraft service hangars and office and work spaces at Denton Enterprise Airport. Greenpoint officials are not yet speaking about the deal, said Christine Hadley, the company’s manager of sales and marketing, but the facility is open and transitioning now while making plans for the future. “The long-term goals include the strengths and capabilities of the team and will expand into
additional services our business jet customers require,” Hadley said in an e-mail. In a copy of the lease agreement, Greenpoint officials agreed to assume the lease, as well as accept the property in its current condition, and pay a $500 transfer fee. Greenpoint also owns Odyssey Aerospace, which produces components for customizing aircraft interiors, on Shelby Lane in Denton. This week another lease at the airport was announced, with Haverfield Aviation adding a regional base at the airport, according to a news release from the company. The general aviation corporate transportation service will lease space from Business Air Management, Hix said. In other news at the airport, Hix said to expect a formal offer on the grant to construct a parallel runway on the west side of the airport, and there are talks to solicit an operator for an onsite restaurant.
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city staff report presented to the Economic Development Partnership Board in June stated that five local businesses have been granted property tax abatements since 1999, when the city council first established a policy for incentivizing new industrial growth and existing expansions. To date, the net result has been $4.1 million in net property tax revenue. Other public incentives include Chapter 380 agreements, a Tax Increment Finance district and local sales tax rebates, all of which have successfully produced net revenue for municipal services and approximately 3,680 in new jobs. The details of this report, clarifying the return-on-investment from public incentives, will be presented by Aimee Bissett, the City of Dentonâ€™s Economic Development Director, during the membership luncheon on Dec. 6 at the Holiday Inn. Karen Dickson, the chamberâ€™s Vice President of Economic Development, will also give a
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a reverse mortgage may include: I Cashing out whole or variable life insurance policies on the borrower; I Obtaining a home equity loan; I Selling or leasing the property; or I Applying for tax credits and tax abatements for seniors. While no one plans to run out of money during retirement, the longer folks live, the harder it becomes to sustain the necessary income to provide for living expenses. A reverse mortgage is one option that may be considered for seniors needing additional income. However, care
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brief update on her external marketing efforts. Karen will also clarify the respective roles of the chamber and city departments in helping expand the Denton area property tax base and create new career opportunities. This partnership has been in place continuously since 1986. The luncheon is being sponsored by the Denton RecordChronicle. Tickets are $30 per person and now available at the chamber office, or online at www.denton-chamber.org. CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
should be taken to make sure that all of the resulting consequences have been considered before entering into a reverse mortgage. Amendments to the Texas Constitution concerning reverse mortgages were currently scheduled for approval during the Nov. 5 general election. If approved, these amendments will become effective upon proclamation by Governor Perry. SCOTT ALAGOOD is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law and may be reached at email@example.com and www.dentonlaw. com.
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Denton begins to see increase in high-tech businesses By Jenna Duncan
ive years ago, Cindy Tysinger was looking for an area where she could start a new information technology company. She lived in Denton and her son went to the University of North Texas, and wanted to make sure her company was in a location that was desirable to live in, energetic and youthful. So she started GSATi, which provides technology, marketing and managed services for businesses. “I really was attracted to the vibrancy and the energy around the Denton Square and the college,” she said. “We were really looking for a lot of energy and youth that Denton brings.” In 2012, the company had three employees. Now, it has 30, Tysinger said. The growth of GSATi and others help illustrate what recent figures have concluded that Denton County is a leader in high-tech and information employment. A new analysis by the Progressive Policy Institute identifies Denton County as the sixth leading location for hightech information jobs in the country, which measured new tech/information jobs from 2007 to 2012. Denton is beginning to see a high-tech cluster of businesses, because these jobs tend to attract younger employees who want to live here, said Aimee Bissett, economic development director for the city. “We’ve seen high-tech companies make a deliberate choice to come to Denton, and they tend to make a choice that’s more related to quality of life,” she said. “We see there’s an attraction here, and we need to capitalize on that.” The recently published rank-
ings should serve as a starting point to market Denton as a city for high-tech development, said Kevin Roden, a City Council member. However, the city hasn’t updated its economic development strategies since 2003, and that needs to change, he said. “This has happened through no strategy of our own,” Roden said. “It just happened because we have all the ingredients in our town to make this the place to be for that industry.” The city needs to brainstorm ways to identify the resources already available in Denton, and the achievements of local companies. Part of this is because of the resources available through the local universities. Students bring energy and innovation, Tysinger said. “I think [the high-tech sector] is very strong for leveraging the knowledge out of the college students that are here,” she said. “We leverage a lot of open source technology, so that has been really great support.” The resources available at UNT’s Discovery Park and through the university’s College of Engineering help improve the high-tech industry in the city, said Kuruvilla John, associate dean of research and graduate studies for the college. As the college grows and more research funding comes in, the larger the opportunity for businesses to collaborate with students and the stronger the local economy will become, said Miguel Garcia-Rubio, associate dean for outreach and international relations. “If you look around in the United States or anywhere, any economic development activity that really changes a town or
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The Local Electrode Atom Probe in the Center for Advanced Research and Technology at Discovery Park in Denton. city, there’s a strong correlation between economic development with having a major research university near or close by,” Garcia-Rubio said. Another aspect of this growing sector are independent contractors who work at home or out of coffee shops for major companies that aren’t based in Denton, Roden said. There is no way to tell how large this population is, though, because they can’t be tracked by traditional measures for success like tax revenue or the size of their office. “We’re seeing an increase in that type of worker more and more, and it’s interesting to me that people who already have jobs in these other fantastic cities are choosing to stay to live and work here in Denton,” he
said. “The typical way we’re measuring the success and industries doesn’t work for this, so it’s really a game changer for how we see economic development.” As the industry continues to grow, Bissett agreed that the city needs to capitalize on the recent ranking to attract more hightech professionals. The wages are higher and support the population that already lives in Denton, she said, and Denton is an ideal place to start a company. “I do think we’re going to see this sector continue to grow, and part of that is because we have a perfect storm - a very highly educated population with the universities here, as well as the culture that we have - [that] makes it a desirable place to
start a business,” Bissett said. This environment is inspiring and has reinvigorated Tysinger after 40 years in the technology industry, and has her excited for the future of Denton and her company, she said. “I think [the economy] is going to get much stronger as more and more services come out here and businesses come out,” she said. “With the benefit of the community support, it really affords businesses great opportunities they won’t be able to get in other communities. “I hope we keep our quirkiness and uniqueness to help foster this innovation.” JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaF Duncan.
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City planners reached out to residents again, this time to unveil a new, draft vision statement for Denton’s future and how the city might grow. Two forums were held Oct. 17 and Nov. 9, in order to give residents a chance to participate in a communitywide conversation that imagines and plans for the city between now and 2030. Some residents have seen earlier drafts of the vision statement as planners shared it with various committees, according to city spokeswoman Kiersten Dieterle. “It’s already been revised several times,” Dieterle said. But the two forums gave the
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entire community a chance to participate, she said. Last year, city leaders agreed to update the comprehensive plan drafted in 1999. The city has grown considerably since then, and the updated plan will need to consider the likely influx of 100,000 more residents over the next 20 years. The city retained a team of consultants, costing about $628,000, to help with the updates. 10-2
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Customers eat and wait at a new smoothie store in the new food court area at Golden Triangle Mall.
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Retail in Denton continues to expand as two major developments open new stores, offering more options to local and regional residents. At Golden Triangle Mall, the first phase of a major renovation already shows lots of new stores, eateries and a new look and feel in the longtime retail development. Down Interstate 35 north, Rayzor Ranch Marketplace continues to add more retail to its shopping center. With the growth of these two shopping attractions, more are opting to stay closer to home for dinner, entertainment and shopping — making Denton the center for additional development, officials say.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE MALL In the first phase of an initial $9.5 million renovation, visual signs greet customers walking into the now 33-year-old mall on the northwest corner of Loop 288 and Interstate 35E. From newly installed landscaping, trees and directional signs to the vivid colors of renovated entrances, passersby can easily see change is afoot. A walk inside reveals even more changes. A new food court now offers a sitting area and several restaurants ranging from Asian cuisine to Italian fare offer
additional choices to existing restaurants. Open so far are Tobu Teriyaki and Italia Express along with a Smoothies Paradise. And, according to mall manager Matt Ludemann, it is just the beginning. “We expect to add more restaurants in the near future,” he said during a recent tour of the Golden Triangle Mall. The food court also features new large flat-screen televisions to catch up on three different networks while eating. Leather chairs, some with
ottomans, provide a place to sit and relax while the center court, complete with an elevated center and surrounding seating areas, serve as a stage for everything from a grand piano to, soon, the holiday-themed seating for Santa’s annual visit. Vivid neon colors with designs in a dropped-ceiling style showcase a lighter, brighter interior for shoppers. A total of 12 charging stations offer opportunities for shoppers to recharge their mobile devices. Updated Wi-Fi is also available. Boards surround a soon-to-becompleted toddler area for children ages 5 and under. A slate of new shops recently opened — Buckle and Body Central — with more expected by the end of the year and early
2013. Charlotte Russe, a national clothing retailer, is expected to open in late November, Ludemann said. Crews continue to work on a water feature expected to be installed at the mall’s main entrance next year, Ludemann said. “They’ve really invested a lot into rejuvenating the mall, which is fantastic for us,” said Aimee Bissett, economic development director for the city of Denton. “You can see the transformation — it’s a wow factor, and the parking lot is full. We’re seeing people officially giving the mall a new chance,” she said. “We need to see Dentonites say ‘We see the investment you’ve made, and we’re willing to give it another chance.’”
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ABOVE: A billboard is on a wall where another restaurant is being completed in the new food court area at Golden Triangle Mall. TOP RIGHT: Seating and tables were put in the new food court area at Golden Triangle Mall. MIDDLE RIGHT: Large leather chairs allow customers to relax while shopping at Golden Triangle Mall. BOTTOM RIGHT: Fashion chain store Buckle recently opened at Golden Triangle Mall. RAYZOR RANCH MARKETPLACE Rayzor Ranch Marketplace has continued its expansion this year, having added seven businesses with four more scheduled to open by the end of the year, said Linda Hinton, general manager of the center for RED Development LLC. “The development is just booming,” she said. “And we’ve still got quite a few additional stores that are going to make quite a big impact to the area that are coming to the marketplace.” This year, PetCo, Kohl’s, Sugar Queen Cupcakes, JoAnn Fabric, Panera Bread, Five Below and Famous Footwear have opened in the marketplace. The center now has 34 businesses open, according to its online directory. Coming up, DK Foot and Casual, Styles for Less, Colorful Hearing and Salons by JC will open by the end of 2013. A fifth store is also under construction right now — Boot Barn — and is expected to open in early 2014, Hinton said. The marketplace is outper-
forming anticipated tax revenue this year, and is not taking away revenue from existing businesses, Bissett said. “It’s a sign that we’re capturing shoppers who were otherwise going outside of Denton, and that’s what we want to do more and more of,” she said. Consumers can expect the growth of the center to continue into 2014, Hinton said, as businesses are still signing new leases at a steady rate. RAYZOR RANCH TOWN CENTER While new information has not been released about the upcoming Rayzor Ranch Town Center, plans are still underway said Robyn Young, executive vice president of marketing and communications at RED Development. In November 2012, the development company announced that Dillard’s department store would be one of the center’s anchor stores, but remains the only store that has been announced. In an e-mail, Young said that
“deals are in the pipeline for other major anchors,” but there was no new information to release. Nor was there an estimate for when construction would begin. “We’re not ready to talk about the exact timing, but we are pleased that such a strong set of retailers has already committed to the property,” Young said in an e-mail. Plans for the center remain unchanged, and will be approximately 600,000 square feet of open-air retail, dining and entertainment space, she said. Bissett said she doesn’t imagine the town center will be in direct competition with the Golden Triangle Mall once the new center is built and open. “We have the economic base to have them both be very successful,” she said. DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879 and via Twitter @DawnCobb DRC. JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter @JennaFDuncan.
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ultimately bring a ban on using handheld portable electronics while driving in Denton city limits. The discussion began in the city’s Traffic Safety Commission last year at the urging of Gilmore Morris, one of the com-
missioners. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended a nationwide ban in December 2011, after seeing an alarming increase in serious accidents caused by distracted drivers making phone calls, sending text messages and using other applications on their devices.
“They see distracted driving as the new DUI,” said Jim Coulter, director of water utilities. The city already has a limited ban, targeting the use of handheld devices in school zones. Since that ordinance was adopted in 2011, Denton police have written 459 citations to people
violating it, according to Police Chief Lee Howell. In addition, in the past three years, cellphone use has been a contributing factor in 45 accidents in Denton, and the main factor in one of those accidents, said department spokesman Officer Ryan Grelle.
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for the expansion of Interstate 35E, which has been titled the 35Express. Kamp was joined by a veritable whoâ€™s who of state and local officials including state Reps. Myra Crownover and Tan Parker, state Sen. Jane Nelson, Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs and the Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Morris. â€œWhen you find a way to say â€˜yes,â€™ you can get things done,â€? Morris said in his remarks as he touched on the partnerships involved in the progress made in the expansion of I-35E. Partnership was one of the main themes of the majority of speakers at the ceremony. Moments before Morris took the podium, Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III touted the cooperation between the cities and agencies. â€œThis kind of cooperation and legislative support is a true testament for your commitment to getting projects done through partnerships,â€? he said. Austin also noted the design/build aspect of the project that will allow AGL to be working on one section of the corridor while designing an upcoming section of work simultaneously. â€œThat will cut the construction time almost in half â€” what could have taken over a decade to complete will now be completed in three and a half years,â€? he said. Austin also said it will allow
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cities to have input on the designs of those sections that would directly impact them. The plan is to add general purpose lanes, managed toll lanes and frontage road improvements from Interstate 635 in Dallas County to U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County, a distance of about 30 miles. The existing lanes of the highway will remain free. Phase 1 of the project will add an additional free lane each way from State Highway 121 to U.S. Highway 380, as well as two reversible managed lanes from I-635 to an area around Swisher and Turbeville roads. Phase 1 also includes the expansion of the Lewisville Lake Bridge. 10-6
Center project calls for more tax concessions A second briefing on talks with a hotel developer brought new information on tax concessions for Dentonâ€™s proposed convention center, but it also elicited another round of questions from the City Council. Assistant City Manager Jon Fortune presented a pair of pro forma documents during a council workshop session last month showing how tax revenue could be cobbled together to pay for a $25 million, 100,000square-foot facility to be built on University of North Texas land. During the presentation, city staff projected publicly for the first time how much property | CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
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tax the Denton school district and Denton County might contribute each year, although neither has formally committed to the project. Council members questioned some of the other financial assumptions in the pro forma scenarios and asked for more information, including a discussion of the worst-case scenario and how it could affect not just the hotel tax fund but the city budget as a whole, as well as a list of conditions that could kill the deal. About five years ago, city leaders were in talks with a respected hospitality developer for a new hotel and convention center, which eventually died after the economic downturn. Recently, O’Reilly Hospitality Management made an unsolicited proposal to Denton to revive the project, which would bring a full-service, 300-room hotel and restaurant next to UNT’s Apogee Stadium. O’Reilly and its financial partners would pay for the hotel construction and its lease with UNT for the land. The city would issue about $25 million in certificates of obligation to pay for the convention center. The city would then use the hotel, property and sales tax receipts from the convention center and hotel to pay back the bonds over 20 years. While the convention center is being built, the city can capitalize the first two years of payments, Fortune said. But after the convention center opens, the city must begin paying back the bonds, which is expected to cost from $2 million to $2.5 million per year. 10-8
City officials preparing for 2014 bond election The Denton City Council is expected to assemble a 50-member committee this month whose charge would be to plan the city’s next bond election. Tentatively scheduled for November 2014, the bond election could propose taxpayers
agree to between $30 million to $50 million for five years’ worth of construction projects. The council met in a two-anda-half-hour session over lunch as city department heads presented their priorities for capital improvement projects. The department heads identified a decade’s worth of city needs, ranging from street reconstruction and intersection realignments to new library branches and parks. They submitted a master list to the City Council, marking about $141.1million for the first half of the next decade and another $161.7 million for the second half. In addition to multimilliondollar projects for streets and drainage, the parks department had some high-ticket items, including replacing or remodeling the Goldfield Tennis Center, renovating Civic Center pool and expanding the North Lakes Recreation Center and Water Works Park. Parks Director Emerson Vorel said that the city’s water park turned 10 years old this year and has not added any new features, unlike other water parks that add or change features every few years. As a result, after children reach about 8 to 10 years of age, they lose interest in the park and want to go to other water parks in the region, Vorel said. After surveying users, the park staff learned that adding a wave pool would both attract teens to the park and provide parents a way to be in the water together with their younger children. The city staff also recommended that the city contract for a space study, to determine the need for a new municipal complex. After the presentations, the council decided on two things they want to see in the next bond election: continuing to pay for about $4 million in street reconstruction each year and for the overhaul of the city’s fire stations. Although that represented about $19 million in spending, the committee would be free to consider many of the other department priorities. The com-
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Officials hope rezoning process will draw retail ARGYLE — Town officials in Argyle are preparing to begin a rezoning process that they hope will create an attractive destination for commercial and retail developers. The process the town seeks to implement is referred to as formbased zoning, and since January the town has worked with Gateway Planning Group, a Fort Worth-based firm, to identify areas that need to be rezoned to match market trends. City planners use form-based zoning to design a city around local trends in retail and commercial markets to increase the probability of generating development. Last year, the Town Council, the Planning and Zoning Board and the Argyle Economic Development Corporation had a joint meeting to discuss plans for future growth. A few weeks later, the town hired Gateway to consult on development plans. The town has yet to implement any plans, but Town Manager Charles West said he expects that the council and staff will begin making changes soon. Town officials said that zoning is a delicate process and that it would be unwise to rush the project, even though each official is eager to drive development. In a recent interview, community services director Richard Luedke said that some of the regional growth projections indicate that commercial and retail growth expanding from Tarrant and Dallas counties will hit Argyle in about 10 years. | CONTINUED ON PAGE 19
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Vital Statistics MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for November. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $6,281.80 American Legion Post No.550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $2,098.18 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $10,260.74 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 2672 FM423, Little Elm, $3,955.42 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $6,878.20 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St., Denton, $587.72 Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, $4,135.32 B.P.O.E. Denton No.2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,165.22 Best Western Area Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $370.30 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I-35E, Denton, $325.78
Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,210.38 Boomerjack Wings No.8, 407 W. University Drive, Denton, $1,460.90 Bosses Pizza & Sandwiches, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $226.24 Brunswick Zone Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $2,399.04 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $10,524.50 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $310.10 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $2,214.52 Chili's Grill & Bar, 2406 N. I-35, South, Denton$3,675.98 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $4,749.64 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $3,243.80 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1224 W. Hickory St., Denton,
Fuzzys Taco Shop, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $1,942.92 Genghis Grill The Mongolian, 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $490.14 Gerhard's, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton, $517.44 Good Eats No.729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $0 Hailey's, 122 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $2,384.20 Hailey's, 122 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $498.96 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $8,108.94 Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $3,914.54 Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $770.00 Holiday Inn Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $557.34 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $8,813.98 Hooters of Denton, 985 S. I-35E, Denton, $8,225.00 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $8,751.54 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,442.88 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,241.66 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $1,604.12 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $144.34 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $927.50 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite
$158.48 Chuy's, 3300 Wind River Lane, Denton, $12,894.56 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $376.46 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $840.00 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $0 Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm St., Denton, $1,986.74 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $5,073.74 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $3,094.00 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $3,676.68 East Side Social Club, 117 E. Oak St., Denton, $19,533.78 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,488.34 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $1,810.90 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $3,092.32 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $3,129.00 Fry Street Tavern Club, 121 Ave. A, Denton, $10,787.98 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $474.18 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1044 Maple St., Suite 101, Sanger, $504.00 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 109 N. State St., Decatur, $2,585.38 Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E, South, Denton, $2,901.92
208, Little Elm, $340.06 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $2,294.60 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $2,371.32 Lake Cities Post No. 88, Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $2,686.46 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $4,837.56 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $189.28 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $4,804.80 Last Drop Taverns, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 101, Denton, $1,346.24 Lone Star Attitude Burger Co., 113 W. Hickory St., Denton, $0 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $917.28 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $263.48 Lowbrows Beer And Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $434.28 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $3,077.20
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Lisa A. Rux, Labella Diva Skin Care, 2900 N. I-35, Suite 409, Denton Robert Rick Hollingsworth, Dive & Discovery Ins, 1008 S. Ave. B. Denton Sharida Inc., Club Heat, 801 Eagle Drive, Denton Styles For Less Of Nevada, Styles For Less, 2640 W. University Drive, Suite 1262, Denton Zachary S. Terrell, Coyote Alert, 624 W. University Drive, No. 356, Denton
Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory St., Denton, $4,194.26 Meritt Ranch Beverages Limited, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $1,160.46 Metzlers Food and Beverage Inc., 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, $1,172.92 Mi Sueno Club, 2648 FM407E, Suite 150, Bartonville, $2,839.76 Mi Taza Latin Tex-Mex CafĂŠ, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 101, Denton, $932.68 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $1,842.12 Miguelito's, 1521 E. McCart St., Krum, $1,337.70 Mulberry Street Cantina Club, 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $6,053.74 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $1,715.28 Oak Street Drafthouse Club, 308 E. Oak St., Denton, $13,351.94 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $3,316.46 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $1,065.68 On The Border, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $5,090.68 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,105.22 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $162.96 Phil Miller Post No. 2205, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $2,010.12 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $20.30 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $27.58 Pizza Hut, 730 S. Highway 377S, Pilot Point, $60.06 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $4,533.76 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $2,141.72 Red Lobster No.6349, 2801 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,369.38 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $1,788.64 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $12,362.70 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $8,971.76 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $3,464.58 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $4,960.20 Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, 1275 S. Loop 288, Denton, $292.18 RT's Social Club Inc., 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124, Denton, $15,504.02 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $1,290.52
76207 Commercial Infrastructure Cabling Inc., Commercial Infrastructure Cabling Inc., 4951 Rector Road, Denton John Potts and Tiffany Ghanfili, Lone Star State Sales, 2401 Worthington Drive, Suite 118, Denton Manar Enterprises LLC, Interstate Communications, 6420 N. I-35, Denton Metzeler Schaum Inc., Metzeler Schaum, 3421 Barcelona St., Denton
Olivia Lynn and Ricky Lynn, Snow2go, 4221 Fiste, Denton Ricky Lynn and Olivia Lynn, N4ADeal, 4221 Fiste, Denton 76208 Acgp Inc., Ceramic Grill Store, 3923 Morse St., Suite 109, Denton Bargain Sleep Center LLC, Bargain Sleep Center, 3508 E.
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76205 Asian Eatery LLC, Tobu Oriental Eatery, 2201 S. I-35E, No. FC-1, Denton Ayaz Moosa Mulji, Cell World, 1500 N. I-35E, Denton Cafe By Day LLC, The Waffle Wagon, 1509 Centre Place Drive, No. 132, Denton Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC, Carl's Jr., 1707 S. Loop 288, Denton Carroll McMath Middle School PTA, Carroll McMath Middle School PTA, 1900 Jason Drive, Denton Charlotte Russe Inc., Charlotte Russe No.738, 2201 S. I35E, No. S14A, Denton Cheever Custom Fabrication LLC, Cheever Custom Fabrication LLC, 1032 Shady Oaks Drive, Suite 106, Denton Console Game Exchange LLC, CGX 2201 S. I-35E, Suite L18, Denton Explorium Denton, Explorium Denton, 708 Smokerise Circle, Denton Floyd Smith Concrete Inc., Floyd Smith Concrete Inc., 1519 Willowwood St., Denton
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Italia Pizza Properties Limited Partnership Italian Express, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite FC-2, Denton Marlon D. Allen, Denton Wood and Floors Outlet, 1109 Dallas Drive, Denton Restoration's Pathway International, Restoration's Pathway International, 1016 Ridgecrest Circle, Denton Robert Clifton Wilson, Y & B Rock Jewelry, 2110 Camellia St., Denton Skinny Guys Computer Repair, Skinny Guys Computer Repair, 1901 Hollyhill Lane, Denton
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Rusty Taco Denton, 1210 E. Hickory St., Denton, $888.16 Savory Private Club, 2650 FM407E, Suite 165, Bartonville, $1,069.60 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway Suite 1, Little Elm, $700.00 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1, Little Elm, $700.00 Scooters Tavern, 6481 FM455W, Sanger, $2,329.60 Sushi CafĂŠ, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $185.64 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $646.24 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $5,675.74 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $1,899.80 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $6,438.04 The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $6,202.56 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,309.16 The Bears Den, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, $598.08 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $7,540.82 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $3,849.16 The Irish Boozer, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 105, Denton, $1,091.58 The Labb Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $5,347.44 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,808.28 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,356.60 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway Little Elm, $0 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway Little Elm, $104.30 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway Little Elm, $182.00 Tower Tap House, 290 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $0 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,137.36 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,383.34 Varsity Roadhouse, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,841.70 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $30.80 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,644.04 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 2530 W. University Drive, Suite 114, Denton, $2,149.84 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $3,606.40 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Circle, Denton, $4,167.24 Wing Town, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $0
22 Vital Statistics
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The following liens were posted in November at the Denton County Clerk’s office.
The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in November in the Denton County Clerk’s Office.
STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Connected Infrastructure LLC, 13803 Alexander Road, Lot B, Pilot Point Nilesh Patel, 3415 Friesian Court, Denton Papi's Group LLC, 8205 Seven Oaks Lane, Denton
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $2,460.72 $1,251.29 $2,844.95
REC. DATE 10/17/2013 10/09/2013 10/17/2013
TYPE Limited sales excise and use tax Limited sales excise and use tax
AMOUNT $1,886.81 $2,198.98
REC. DATE 10/28/2013 10/17/2013
TYPE 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $41,303.54 $14,675.77 $56,742.77
REC. DATE 10/29/2013 10/07/2013 10/23/2013
TYPE 1040 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $23,736.94 $810.55 $12,580.71 $5,885.08
REC. DATE 10/23/2013 10/23/2013 10/29/2013 10/23/2013
CONTRACTOR Rustic Wall and Patio Evans Custom Homes Craftsman Village Homes Cornerstone Construction and Remodeling Inc. Craftsman Village Homes BMR Pool & Patio Precision Builders Outdoor Living Pool & Patio Micah Deweerd Construction LLC Maureen Mckinney
AMOUNT $28,814.00 $210,220.00 $378,240.00 $326,944.00 $341,585.00 $11,319.56 $1,400,000.00 $65,000.00 $250,000.00 $223,380.00
REC. DATE 10/18/2013 10/24/2013 10/02/2013 10/17/2013 10/24/2013 10/23/2013 10/21/2013 10/29/2013 10/29/2013 10/09/2013
RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS El Tortuga Loco LLC, 2672 US Highway 380E, Suite C, Aubrey Maria De Luz Briseno, 801 Pinckney Drive, Denton
FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Dana R. Arnold, 9817 Grandview Drive, Denton Eric Cathey, 4937 Stuart Road, Trailer 200, Denton Stephen L. and Cinda R. Vick, 3214 Dunes St., Denton
RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Alejandro Martinez, 904 Autumn Oak Drive, Denton Luis A. Sanchez, 2713 Valencia Lane, Denton Roger D. Latham, 1981 Lake Crest Lane, Denton Schameka M. Perez, 8311 Fulerton St., Argyle
MECHANICS LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Allen L. McCracken, 10075 Bluffview Circle, Pilot Point Bradly and Katrina Giesbrecht, 10335 Friendship Road, Pilot Point Elizabeth G. Seabrook, 542 Village Way, Argyle James and Nancy Martin, 3241 Sheriff Lane, Ponder John and Zelda Smith, 529 Hearth Terrace, Argyle Justin and Alyssia M. Tillinghast, 909 Chase Lane, Denton Khadiza Z. and Mostaque H. Chowdhury, 2300 Oak Bluff Drive, Corinth Mark and Michele Rodgers, 3018 Potery Trail, Corinth Michael and Susy Jouett, 1110 W. Hickory St., Denton Michael and Traci McKinney, 2728 Skivue Drive, Argyle
SALES TAX | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 University Drive, Denton Blue Dragon Rogues Inc., Zounds Hearing, 3305 S. Mayhill Road, Suite 103, Denton Brian Youngman, Fast Shine, 3708 Springfield St., Denton Donna J. Ligon, Designing Women Of Texas, 3300 Hudsonwood Drive, Denton Labinal LLC, Labinal LLC, 3790 Russell Newman Blvd., Denton Lori A. Olsen, Nu Focus Crafts, 4613 Indian Paint Way, Denton Omnibus Point Of Sale Inc., Omnibus Point Of Sale Inc., 2201 High Meadow Drive, Denton One World Advance LLC, One World Advance LLC, 3709 Red Oak Drive, Corinth PC Depot Plus LLC, PC Depot Plus LLC, 2612 Lonesome Oak Drive, Corinth The Fast Center LLC, The Fast Center LLC, 1404 N. Corinth St., Suite 308, Corinth 76209 Ansley Barfield Endeavors LLC, Ansley Barfield Endeavors LLC, 2910 Nottingham Drive, Denton Chosen Royalty Inc., Simmons Floor Covering and Supply, 400 N. Loop 288, Suite 104, Denton Elisabeth Nicole Leverton, Elisabeth Nicole, 1704 Emerson Lane, Denton Eriberto Garay, Villeda Garay Landscaping Service Company, 1528 Audra Lane, Denton Gwynne Montgomery Johnson, Songgirl Studio (Etsy.Com), 1802 Mistywood Lane, Denton Jesus Pablo Ranco, Franco's Auto Sales, 1111 Autumn Oak Drive, Denton Jimmy Ray Roberts Jr., JBI, 2311 Palmer Drive, Denton Joseph L. Reppert, Joe Reppert Custom Rifles, 3204 Old Orchard Lane, Denton Lauren Ashley Christner, Phoenix Moon Vintage, 2420 Foxcroft Circle, Denton Rachel Lee Monaghen, Truly Captivating, 713 Juno Lane, Denton Sonya Dawn Iliff, Geek Chic and Whimsy, 1311 Stuart Road, Denton
Stephanie J. Behunin, Signing With Stephanie, 428 Audra Lane, Apt. A, Denton 76210 Arlette Ymelda Chapa, Uribe Arlette Chapa Designs, 3006 Alcove Lane, Corinth Cross A Ranch Skincare, Cross A Ranch Skincare, 20 Muirfield St., Corinth Hobert Kilgore III, Fanfashionz 1805 Monaco Drive, Corinth Martha Isela Yanez, Pink Ladybug Designs, 1401 White Dove Lane, Denton Nancy J. Alvarez and Laura E. Alvarez, Nancy Alvarez & Laura Alvarez, 3108 Kappwood Court, Denton Rockstar Welding LLC, Rockstar Welding, 3105 Mark Lane, Denton Shannon Byrne, Shannon B Photography, 1808 Regent Court, Corinth 76226 Fireball Inc., Fireball Inc., 10721 Fincher Road, Argyle Ga Cook LLC, 7-Eleven Convenience Store No. 35000B, 2652 FM407E, Suite 100, Bartonville JKS Electric Inc., JKS Electric Inc., 751 Badminton Drive, Bartonville Rod Barclay, Cross Timbers Press, 826 Indian Trail, Argyle Rod Barclay, RB Enterprises, 826 Indian Trail, Argyle 76227 ABC Solutions LLC, ABC Solutions LLC, 6620 Blackjack Oaks Road, Aubrey Angela Dawn Randall, Angie Dawn Photography, 1113 Goldeneye, Aubrey El Tortuga Loco LLC, National Bike Parts, 26772 US Highway 380E, Suite C, Aubrey El Tortuga Loco LLC, North Texas Bikes, 26772 US Highway 380E, Suite C, Aubrey Fleetshine LLC, Fleetshine LLC, 1023 Aviary, Aubrey Karen Sasser and Richard Noel, Sassy Ks Ranch Hand Pies, 301 E. North St., Aubrey K-Mac Enterprises Inc., Taco Bell No.367, 928 S. Highway 377, Suite 210, Aubrey Kurious BQ LLC, Kurious BQ, 613 Partridge, Aubrey
Patsy R. Marriott, Pat Marriott, 5631 Burger Road, Aubrey 76234 Cactus Wellhead LLC, Cactus Wellhead LLC, 2045 E. Highway 380, Decatur Cindy Ellan Grundy, Zula B's Creations, 3205 S. Lipsey St., Decatur Denton Gilliam, Noah's Ark Pets & Supplies, 1300 S. FM51, Suite 200, Decatur Droptine Oilfield Services LLC, Droptine Oilfield Services LLC, 121 Running Bear Trail, Decatur Enable USA LLC, Enable USA, 499 County Road 3198, Decatur Marcus Casillas, Killuminati Clothing, 950 W. Thompson St., Apt. 256, Decatur Outlaw Equine LLC, Outlaw Equine, 4720 S FM730, Decatur Parker's Lone Star Vapor LLC, Parker's Lone Star Vapor LLC, 1208 S. FM51, Suite M, Decatur Rogers North Texas LLC, Rogers North Texas LLC, 1205 S. FM51, Decatur 76249 Fowler Unlimited LLC, Fowler Unlimited LLC, 116 FM2450, Krum Nature Resource Network Inc., Nature Resource Network Inc., 3513 Hopkins Road, Krum Talion LLC, Talion LLC, 11555 US Highway 380W, Suite B202, Krum 76258 La Villa Meat Market LLC, La Villa Meat Market No.2, 770 S Highway 377, Suite 205, Pilot Point 76266 Bobby's Satellite & RV Services LLC, Bobby's Satellite & RV Services LLC, 135 Ringneck Drive, Sanger Chris Lynn Hardin, Air Done Right Mechanical, 904 S. 5th St., Suite 203, Sanger JMR Equities LLC, JMR Equities LLC, 12600 Rector Road, Sanger K-Mac Enterprises Inc., Taco Bell No.368, 700 N. Stemmons St., Sanger Mitchell Keith Jobe, 2nd Chance, 308 Bolivar St., Sanger Vanessa Broxson, Vanessa's Cottage, 13080 Blakely Lane, Sanger
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Allan Garrison, Cutting Edge Healthcare Training and Consultation, 3308 Lance Lane, Denton Ashley Doyle, Thunder Extreme, 1816 Andover Lane, Denton Avanell Patton, Avanell Patton Designs, 9801 Cypress St., Denton Body Central Stores Inc., Body Central, 2201 S. I-35E, No. S16AA, Denton Bradley Rodgers, BMR Wireless, 2409 Wellington, Denton Brandon Hogg, The Mechanix Mobile Auto Repair, 1610 E. McKinney St., Apt. 1915, Denton Brian Youngman, Fast Shine, 3708 Springfield St., Dnton Cruz Lopez, Lopez & Sons, 1015 Davis, Denton Dianne Landry-O'Bryan, O'Bryan's Carpet Cleaning and Restoration, 6607 Aster Court, Denton Dianne Landry-O'Bryan, O'Bryan's, 6607 Aster Court, Denton Dorothy Jose, Woven Gems By DJ, 10500 Cascade Drive, Denton G&L Concepts Inc., G&L Financial Strategies, 1421 N. Elm St., Suite 100, Denton G&L Concepts Inc., GuyLynn Financial, 1421 N. Elm St., Suite 100, Denton Harold Sansom, H.L.S. Lawn Services Etc., 620 Greenwood, Denton Jaime and Imelda C. Moreno, Jaime Moreno Pier Drilling, 3867 Ganzer Road W, Denton James and Ischelle Hobgood, James and Ischelle Realty, 2434 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton Jason Clouse and Laurie Crain, Dynamic Fitness, 2209 Kingston Trace, Denton Jennifer Payton Gibson, Jennifer August, 3313 Bentgate Court, Denton Jennifer Payton Gibson, Naughy Ink Publishing, 3313 Bentgate Court, Denton Jessica L. Castillo, Texas A&C Construction, 103 N. Ruddell, Denton Jonathan Davis, Wyld Taters, 428 Gardenview, Denton Jonathan King, Jasper Management, 601 Bernard St., Denton Jonathan Reyes M.D., Denton Rheumatology, 2445 W. Oak St., Suite 100, Denton Jorge and Elsida E. Cordova, Family Enrichment Couseling Service, 501 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 1202, Denton Jose Antonio Perez Torres, Customwood Trim and Stairs, 2212 Fort Worth Drive, No. 29, Denton Jose S. and Honorio F. Melchor, Melchor Brick and Stone, 2309 Mercedes Road, Denton Julia Carol Stoecker, Great Escape Artist, 2004 Creekdale Drive, Denton Julia Carol Stoecker, Storytime Artist, 2004 Creekdale Drive, Denton Katelyn N. Hervey, Katelyn Hervey Photography, 814 Bernard St., Apt. 302 Hangar C, Denton Lisa G. Smith, Teal Gray, 4716 E. University Drive, Denton
Lori Olsen, NuFocus Crafts, 4613 Indian Paint Way, Denton Luis Miguel Angel Rosales, Taqueria San Cristobal, 915 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Mae Works, On the Spot Cleaning Service, 2703 Woodhaven St., Denton Marcamrit Enterprises Inc., O'Philly, 2430 S. I-35E, Denton Matt Portz, Matt Portz State Farm Insurance, 242 Lillian Miller Parkway, No. 115, Denton Melvin D. Johnston, Donavon's Freelance Wedding Photography, Denton Michael Capello, Gaia Body Works, 1204 W. University Drive, Suite 305, Denton Michael S. Burgess and Bradley M. Haefner, The Buffalo Ruckus, 2509 Glenwood Lane, Denton Michelle R. Boulden, Just 1 Productionz, 2501 Craig Lane, Denton Nathan Altes and Blake Burleson, CrossFit 940, 3801 N. I-35, Suite 226, Denton Nikki Vanhorn, Petz Sidekick Services, 2007 Teasley Lane, Apt. 225, Denton Noel I. Hernandez, IKSA Tools, 2104 Azalea St., Denton Patricia Simpson, Oak and Tanned, 613 W. Windsor Drive, Denton Patrick R. Ruehle, Garden Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, 3490 Teasley Lane, Denton Rachel Black, The Waffle Wagon, 1509 Centre Place, Apt. 132, Denton Randal W. Brittain and Shannen R. Woodson, Backyard Dogs, 708 Chateau Court, Denton Randy Stanford, Stanford Lane Water Sys, 1510 Stanford Lane, Denton Ricky and Olivia Lynn, N4ADEAL, 4221 Fiste, Denton Rose Colarossi, The Egg & I Restaurant, 1800 S. Loop 288, Denton Ryan Ruehle, The Ruly Contractor, 3490 Teasley Lane, Denton Stephanie Behunin, Signing With Stephanie, 428 Audra Lane, Apt. A, Denton Stephanie Lillard, Elm Street Crafters Retvcat, 820 N. Elm St., Denton Stephen Wheeler, SAW Transportation, 624 Aspen Drive, Denton Steven Selby, Promotional Concepts, 428 Northridge, Denton Suda Bhagwat, Denton Plaza Tenants' Association, 508 S. Elm, Suite 105, Denton Thao Huynh, The Golden Quartet, 1600 W. Oak St., No. 17, Denton Tiffany Eaglin and Amanda Castro, Sisters In Neverland Travel Agency, 3005 Ottawa Lane, Denton V. Samuel Fiori, Taco Bell/K Mac Enterprises Inc., Fanchise, 1800 University Drive, Denton William Knouse, Bargain Sleep Center, 3508 E. University Drive, Denton ZsaZsa Williford, A Minor Note Auto Sales, 405 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton
BUILDING PERMITS The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in November. 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 Nebrig and Associates Inc., 4849 Spartan Drive Pro Cuts, 832 W. University Drive COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Charles L. Parker, 515 Londonderry Lane Cypress Denton Station, 201 Inman St. Denton Good Samaritan, 2500 Hinkle Drive, No. 327 Fastenal Co., 3833 Airport Road Inland Western Denton, 1800 S. Loop 288, No. 200 J. Mark Cohagen, 316-318 E. Oak St. Legacy Mutual Mort., 2220 San Jacinto Blvd., No. 200 MSA Partners LLC, 2405 Louise St. Opal Estelle Lott, 1210 W. Hickory St. Pro Image Sports, 2201 I-35S, No. S-17B Santanden Consumer, 100 N. Locust St. Texas Blue Horseshoe 3801 N. I-35 3801 N. I-35, No. 234 Texas Health Presbyterian, 3000 N. I-35 Tom Jester, 502 W. Oak St.
Trinity Presbyterian, 2200 N. Bell Ave. Vincent Mullins, 3118 Los Colinas COMMERCIAL David Nisbet, 6500 Crawford Road FJRN Partners Ltd., 3304 Colorado Blvd. RESIDENTIAL Beazer Homes 3313 Glen Crest Lane 3200 Glen Crest Lane 3408 Tuscan Hills Circle Bloomfield Homes LP. 5700 Balmorhea Drive 5704 Balmorhea Drive 5708 Balmorhea Drive 5712 Balmorhea Drive
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Vital Statistics BUILDING PERMITS | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Branch Banking and Trust 5001 Ricks Road Connie L. Brown 3833 Grant Parkway DR Horton 2800 Frontier Drive 3312 Estacado Drive 4505 Hidden Meadows Trail 8320 Frontier Drive 4520 Hidden Meadows Trail DR Horton Texas LTD. 3020 Hornbeam St. 2904 Frontier Drive 3304 Sombrero Drive 4501 Hidden Meadows Trail 4512 Hidden Meadows Trail 4516 Hidden Meadows Trail 11825 Southerland Drive First Texas Homes 4220 Autumn Path Road 4216 Red Wolfe Road Forestar Real Estate Group 3416 Glen Crest Lane 3317 Glen Crest Lane History Maker Homes 2220 Windsor Farms Drive 2216 Windsor Farms Drive HMH Lifestyles LP. 2309 Arrowhead Drive 2300 Eton Place 2209 Windsor Farms Drive Innovation Builders 5724 Eagle Mountain Drive James Emery 8009 Stallion St. Key Custom Homes Inc. 3216 Deerfield Drive LGI Homes 313 Water Oak Road 309 Water Oak Road 301 Water Oak Road 305 Water Oak Road 312 Water Oak Road 2801 Silver Sage Drive Nicosia & 77 LP. 3713 Cotton Drive 3613 Fallmeadow St. Richard Welday 11812 Clemson Drive Robson Ranch (GC) 9725 Rivercrest Drive 9612 Orangewood Trail 11708 Southerland Drive Robson Denton Dev. LP. 10112 Sandhurst Drive 11700 Southerland Drive 10013 Crestridge Court 9205 Bradford St. 9201 Bradford St. 11608 Parkcrest Drive 8816 Crestview Drive 8904 Compton St. 8912 Crestview Drive
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2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew
2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew T131166 $7,446 due at signing which includes the ﬁrst of 39 equal payments @ $299 (30 days) and security deposit. Offer ends 11/30/13
2014 Ford Escape
2014 Ford Escape T140090 $5,300 due at signing which includes the ﬁrst of 39 equal payments @ $199 (30 days) and security deposit. Offer ends 11/30/13
2014 Ford Fusion Energi
2014 Ford Fusion Energi C130413 $7,500 due at signing which includes the ﬁrst of 39 equal payments @ $199 (30 days) and security deposit. Offer ends 11/30/13
2014 Ford Fiesta
2014 Ford Fiesta C140053 $4,100 due at signing which includes the ﬁrst of 39 equal payments @ $199 (30 days) and security deposit. Offer ends 11/30/13
Holiday Toy Drive
Bill Utter Ford has committed to help collect Christmas presents for Denton children in need. Over 1800 children in the Denton area need our help this year. Please bring unwrapped presents for boys and girls, ages 1 to 15, to the New Car Showroom and place them under the Christmas Tree. There is no minimum or maximum dollar amount for gifts; even a small gift is greatly appreciated!!! (Please do not bring Matchbox cars.)
Please bring all gifts to the Showroom by December 3rd This toy drive is open to the public, so please encourage friends and family members to donate as well.
Shepherd Place Homes 408 Water Oak Road Standard Pacific Homes 6613 Edwards Road
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