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J Sushi up and running on South Loop 288 J Sushi is slowly getting noticed. Owned by an ambitious 23year-old, Sung Yub “Sam” Jung, the restaurant and bar is housed at the former Rice Boxx location at 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 100. Jung lent his vision to the restaurant’s remodeling and crafted the menu with inspiration from sushi dishes he was served in California, where he was attending college until 2008. Jung, who’s from Korea, started in the restaurant business in high school, as a dishwasher. His interest in entrepreneurship began when he was very young. In addition to being a business owner, Jung is a junior at University of North Texas pursuing a degree in hospitality management. “My mission is to help build a church and help orphans,” Jung said. He said the “J” in J Sushi stands for “Jesus.”
Peterbilt Model 384 named truck of the year Peterbilt Motors Co. received an award recognizing its Model 384 truck as the 2010 American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck of the Year. For a heavy-duty vehicle, the Model 384 was recognized for its fuel efficiency and designated as environmentally friendly by the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. “The Model 384’s aerodynamic package provides dramatic fuel efficiency gains of up to 12 percent and drag reduction of 24 percent, making it the flexible, highly efficient aerodynamic workhorse for the heavy-duty industry as well as for fuel-conscious, forward-thinking fleets,” the company said. 5-4
Countywide property value decreases The value of property in
Denton County has dropped by a little more than $1 billion since last year, according to preliminary numbers from Denton Central Appraisal District. While many city and county officials have seen the numbers, preliminary tax appraisals will be sent out to county residents starting Wednesday. The appraisal district’s preliminary estimates value the property countywide at $54.4 billion, not including mineral property. Residents have 30 days from the day notices are mailed out to protest their appraisals. 5-5
Annexations approved The Denton City Council approved the forced annexation of thousands of acres of land, despite final pleas from affected landowners to remain outside the city. The council approved the annexation of 15 areas totaling about 7,480 acres in a series of unanimous votes with little discussion. The areas included four large tracts northwest of Denton and 11 smaller unincorporated pockets across the city. The city is following an aggressive annexation strategy laid out in its 1999 master plan — a template critics have said is outdated. Affected landowners packed City Hall for two public hearings to oppose the annexations, and a small group appeared Tuesday to make lastditch appeals. Council members gave preliminary approval to the annexations in February. They also approved agreements with agricultural landowners in the targeted areas that would keep their land outside city limits for at least five years if development doesn’t occur there. 5-9
Del Taco, Five Guys plan to open in Denton Del Taco and Five Guys Burgers and Fries plan to open this fall off South Loop 288, said Steve Ewing, a real estate broker
with Edge Realty Partners. “They should be open later this year in October or November,” Ewing said. The Denton location of Del Taco will be the first Texas restaurant for the California company since it left the state in the 1970s, he said. The three existing Dallas-Fort Worth locations of Five Guys Burgers and Fries are in Dallas, Plano and Southlake. 5-11
Regional EPA director tours shale region DISH — With oil and gas extraction now a national enforcement priority, some energy companies in the Barnett Shale area could soon face stiff penalties for operating outside federal rules, said Dr. Al Armendariz, Region 6 director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Armendariz visited with Denton, Wise and Tarrant County residents at the beginning of the Dish Town Council’s regular meeting. He and other federal environmental officials are on a two-day tour of the area — planned before the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster — to look at trouble spots in the Barnett Shale area. Armendariz told the crowd that he met recently with representatives from oil and gas producers and told them the agency expected them to deliver a plan within 30 days on how they would report all their emissions. In an interview after the meeting, he said federal officials considered the Western Regional Air Partnership’s study of oil and gas emissions in the 14 westernmost states to be a model. “Producers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana need to take a similar regional look,” Armendariz said.
slowing down in the second quarter from past records, according to Foreclosure Listing Service Inc. At the same time, home sales in the county have shown increases since January, according to a report from Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center. Monthly totals for residential foreclosures during the second quarter of 2010 rose slightly compared with past years, but overall activity fell 4 percent from the first quarter and was only 6 percent above the second quarter in 2009. Records show 1,791 homes were foreclosed in the second quarter in Denton County, up from 1,695 during the same period in 2009. A total of 554 homes were posted for foreclosure auction in June, up 4 percent from the 533 for the June 2009 auction. Home sales in Denton County dropped from December to January but have steadily increased since, records show. In March, the last record available, home sales were the highest since October 2009, with 557 sales totaling about $103.2 million and a median home price of $158,800.
Program names Denton best college town Denton has been named 2010 Best College Town in Texas by The Official Best Of, a television and Web show naming the best places to visit in the country. The Official Best Of was started in 2004 by executive producer Brett Allen, according to a news release. Allen created The Official Best Of after he “saw a need for a researched travel resource that also provided TV features online as an additional resource for both in- and out-of-state travelers,” said the news release. 5-20
Home sales increase as foreclosures slow Residential foreclosure postings in Denton County show a
Campus Theatre earns landmark designation Denton’s Campus Theatre became a recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
Twenty-five years ago, the theater was a run-down husk of a building with shattered windows and dead pigeons on the floor. The Campus Theatre was a cultural hot spot from the time it was built in 1949. The theater joins the Courthouse on the Square as historic landmarks in downtown Denton, although there are 90 recognized sites within Denton County, said Beth Stribling, marker chairwoman for the county historical commission. Originally built as a movie theater, it is best known as the site of the world premiere of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The theater remained an important component of the Denton community until 1985, when it was closed. It remained vacant until the Denton Community Theatre purchased the building in 1990. 5-21
Commercial foreclosure postings jump higher An uncertain economy has contributed to a significant increase in commercial foreclosure postings in Denton County for the first half of 2010, officials said. There were 32 percent more — 46 total — commercial foreclosure postings in Denton County in the first half of 2010 compared with the same time period last year, according to data released by Foreclosure Listing Service Inc.
Corinth imposes drilling permits moratorium CORINTH — The City Council imposed a 120-day moratorium on new and amended drilling permits — as well as a moratorium on new natural gas pipeline facilities — during its regular meeting. The moratorium will remain in place, with the possibility of a two-month extension, until the council can revisit and revise its | CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
Calendar of Events Altrusa International Inc. of Denton meets for its monthly dinner and program at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Meal costs $10 per person. Call 940-387-5031 for reservations.
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Tuesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Association of Business Contingency Planners, North Texas Chapter has its monthly luncheon at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane in Irving. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, visit http://northtx.acp-international. com/Meetings.htm. Tuesday, July 13, noon
Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Denton Chapter meets at 316 Dallas Drive in Denton. Monday, July 5, 6 p.m.
Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, Greater Denton Division has its monthly meeting and luncheon at the Prairie House restaurant, 10001 E. U.S. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost for associates and builders is $15 with reservation, $18 walk-in. Call 940-3830853. Tuesday, June 22, 11:30 a.m.
Krum Chamber of Commerce has a general meeting at Krum City Hall. Thursday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.
Aubrey Chamber of Commerce meets at the Prairie House restaurant, 10001 E. U.S. Highway 380 in Cross Roads. Cost is $12 per person, and reservations are required. Call 940-365-9781 or e-mail email@example.com Wednesday, July 21, 11:30 a.m.
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Coffee Club and Investment Perspective hosted by Quinn McColly of Edward Jones will meet at 2925 Country Club Road, Suite 101A in Denton. For more information, call 940-382-0280.
Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce meets for coffee and an open house at 104 Swisher Road, Room 105 in Lake Dallas.
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 email@example.com. Thursday, June 24, 8 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 8 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 8 a.m.
Lake Dallas 4A Economic Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, July 5, 7 p.m.
Denton League of United Latin American Citizens No. 4366 meets in the DATCU administrative board room, 225 W. Mulberry St. in Denton.
Lake Dallas 4B Community Development Corp. meets at Lake Dallas Municipal Complex. Monday, July 12, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7, 5:30 p.m.
Denton Planning and Zoning Commission meets in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, offers free management counseling for prospective new business owners or existing business in trouble. Confidential, one-hour counseling sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at Denton’s South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 to make an appointment. Wednesday, June 23, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 9 a.m.
Small Business Breakfast meeting sponsored by the North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center is held at the Denton Chamber of Commerce. A light breakfast is provided. Call 940-380-1849. Tuesday, July 13, 7:15 a.m.
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Denton Black Chamber of Commerce meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St.
North Texas Society for Human Resource Management meets at Grand Traditions, 2816 Church Drive in Corinth. Please RSVP to Regina Wright at rwright@ dentonisd.org. For information, visit www.northtexasshrm.org.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Denton County Chapter meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Standing Room Only, a monthly happy hour hosted by Bravo Communications and Consulting, will be held at Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. in Denton. Funds will be raised for a local charity. For more information, visit www.bravocc.com. Thursday, June 17, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 5:30 p.m.
Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon at Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive in Corinth. Tuesday, July 6, 11:30 a.m. Please tell us about your event or meeting by e-mailing Karina Ramirez
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lthough it was the intent all along, I must admit that it was bittersweet to actually hear the motion made at our board of directors meeting last month to officially launch the Greater Denton Sports Commission out on its own. An affiliate of the Denton Chamber of Commerce for the past nine years, the Greater Denton Sports Commission’s primary purpose is “to attract, stimulate and promote sports entertainment events and activities in the greater Denton County area and the surrounding region.” As with all chamber affiliates, its role is to seek and help support events that bring an economic impact to the Denton
The new tax designation also will allow the sports commission to seek grant funding not currently available to it. The Greater Denton Sports Commission has a proven track record of providing volunteer resources for major sporting events, including most recently the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships at Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Bicycle Racing Association criteriums. It has offered support for pending bids to host the National Junior College Athletic Association softball tournament in 2011 or 2012 and a USA Rugby national tournament in 2011. Another service — going back to one of the commission’s original initiatives as a standing
Chuck CARPENTER | area, particularly in the form of hotel occupancy tax revenue, sales tax revenue and general income for local businesses. George Young, board chairman for the sports commission, pointed out that the restructuring will allow it to seek a 501(c)(3) federal tax code designation — a nonprofit status that will give potential donors and sponsors a greater tax benefit.
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First State Bank now offers mobile banking. Customers can use their mobile phones to visit the website www.F-S-B.mobi and access their accounts on the go. “Some of the functions available to users in the mobile bank system include: accessing account information, transferring funds between accounts, paying bills, and even up-todate weather forecasts. The system is safe and secure, just like online banking,” bank officials said in a news release.
Lake Cities chamber hires executive director
Commerce announced that it has opened its first permanent office space and hired its first executive director, Holly Deitrick. The new office is located in Room 105 of the Lake Dallas school district’s support services building, 104 Swisher Road. Deitrick, 26, has been an event planner and consultant in Denton with her own business, Something to Celebrate, since 2008.
the project is on schedule. Officials and project planners have marked December as the beginning of service for the Atrain rail line from Carrollton to Lewisville, with full service into downtown Denton by next summer. Now, they are discussing whether it would make more sense to wait.
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few years ago, the North Central Texas Council of Governments cited Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton as the three cities in the Metroplex whose work forces are comprised mainly of folks from outside their city limits. That means that those three cities are officially considered employment centers. At that time, Denton’s outof-town workforce was estimated at 58 percent. Recently, our economic development department requested employee zip code information from companies with 250 or more employees, to get an idea of where people who work in Denton actually live. We found that of the 12,000plus employees in the study, 29.1 percent live in Denton, 41.6 percent live in other cities in Denton County, and another 29.3 percent live outside of Denton County — some of those in another state. It’s amazing to see how many workers live in Oklahoma and commute to Denton. You might ask why we would want to capture that data. The reason is that “available workforce” usually ranks as No. 1 or 2 on the reasons why businesses relocate to an area. Companies want to know that we have a sufficient workforce in place with the right skills and a good work ethic. Many times, the first request by a prospective business to schedule a meeting with someone in Denton is not to meet with elected officials or utility representatives; prospects are
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Linda RATLIFF | interested in visiting with existing businesses to talk about their experiences recruiting and retaining employees. With the data we now have in hand, we can show our prospective business leaders that they have a much wider area from which to recruit their talent. It’s obvious that people are willing to drive to Denton to work, because more than 70 percent of those we surveyed do. And when they meet with our existing businesses, our prospects learn that the Denton workforce is excellent. Companies report high percentages of long-term employees who are dedicated to their work. They also learn that Texas is a right-to-work state and that labor issues that companies in other states must deal with are not a concern in Denton. Workforce is very important when promoting Denton as a business location, and we continue to be very proud of ours. LINDA RATLIFF is the director of economic development for the city of Denton. She can be reached at 940-3497774. Her e-mail address is linda.ratliff@cityofdenton. com.
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Reach for an investment bucket “Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket. ... It’s part-ownership of a business. The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.” — Peter Lynch, legendary fund manager
arket volatility is back. The “flash crash” of early May and recent triple-digit swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have unnerved investors. At times like this, it is crucial for investors to think logically about stock prices. People frequently talk about stocks as if they were a roll of the dice. Many don’t seem to remember that stocks represent ownership in real businesses, not merely ticker symbols danc-
Jonathon FITE | ing on a computer screen. The true value of a company is determined by analyzing its profits, assets and growth potential. Just because the price of a company’s stock has fallen does not mean the true value of the company is damaged. Don’t get scared out of great investments you have made just because their stock prices have fallen. In fact, shrewd investors spend their time identifying com-
panies that are trading at prices ridiculously below their true value, and they snatch them up. In my investment fund, I accumulated a large cash hoard a few months ago as I harvested investments made during the panics of 2008 and 2009 that had risen to my estimates of their true value. In recent weeks, I have put much of that cash to work again in new, compelling opportunities. The current stock market decline has brought the stock prices of some of the world’s best companies down to very attractive levels. In fact, some dominant, global companies are trading at prices even lower than during the 2008-09 financial crisis. Finding good investments is essential, as the apparent “safety” of cash or Treasury bonds may
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A wooden frame in the 300 block of East Hickory Street outlined the first downtown project by the Martino Group and Links Construction. Known as the Hickory Street Lofts, the project by Brandon Martino and Lee Ramsey will feature just more than 18,000 square feet of living space, in one- and two-bedroom units, upon its completion, which is planned for early August. The multistory, mixed-use development also includes about 2,475 square feet of retail space on the first floor at 311 E. Hickory St., once the home of the Ben Ivey Oil Co. Martino and Ramsey say they chose the location because of its proximity to the Square and the planned transit center as well as being amid the developing entertainment district at Hickory and Industrial streets. “There’s a demand down here,” said Martino, who serves on the Downtown Task Force. And, Ramsey added, they wanted to be in on the budding growth in central Denton. “I’d like for our downtown to be known all across the state as a fun place to be,” said Ramsey, who serves on the city’s develop-
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ers committee. The project is the first approved among several being considered for the area, officials said. “We’ve heard a lot of interest about developing downtown,” said Linda Ratliff, who oversees economic development for the city of Denton. “We’ve talked to folks, but this is actually one that’s under construction. Most of the others have been sort of in the concept/visioning stage — nothing concrete or submitted.” The three-story development sits on a piece of Denton history — dating to 1931 when Ben Ivey Sr. opened a family owned and operated business. Ben Ivey Oil Co. served as a wholesale distributor of petroleum products in Denton County, handling products such as gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuels. Ivey and his son, Ben Ivey Jr.,
were both very active in the community. Ben Ivey Sr., who died in 1969, served with the Denton Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis club, raised funds for the Denton State School and organized a finance drive that brought the Santa Fe railroad to Denton. Ben Ivey Jr. has served with the City Council, American Red Cross, United Way of Denton County, Denton Chamber of Commerce and the Denton State School Volunteer Council. Martino and Ramsey, who both graduated from Denton high schools, hope to leave their footprints on the community. “We love Denton,” Ramsey said. DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879. Her e-mail address is dcobb@ dentonrc.com.
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Photo by Barron Ludlum
Donna Morris, innkeeper at the Heritage Inns in Denton, whips up some of her famous doublechocolate banana muffins for her guests June 4.
By Candace Carlisle
As Donna Morris prepares to make her signature double-chocolate banana muffins for guests at the Heritage Inns, she reflects on the years she’s spent in the lodging industry. Morris and husband John have operated the inn, which is located at 815 N. Locust St., for 17 years. While guests steadily flow through the inn’s doors, the couple has felt the effects of the global economic downturn over
the last year. “This year has not been good,” Donna Morris said. “June and July have really fallen off more, but we’re hoping it gets better.” The couple isn’t alone. Other members of Denton’s lodging community are hoping that trav-
el picks up this summer. Experts in the hotel industry forecast a 2.2 percent increase in national occupancy rates this summer compared with last summer, according to information released by Smith Travel Research Inc.
Those projections follow a 5.3 percent increase in demand for lodging from January to March, according to the company. But it could take some time for Denton’s occupancy rates to fully rebound from the recession. With the recent openings of several limited-service hotels in Denton, the city boasts more than 2,000 guest rooms, with roughly 500 hotel rooms added to the city’s inventory in the last two years, said Kim Phillips, vice president of the Denton
Convention and Visitor Bureau. By having several similar hotels in the area, occupancy rate averages have tanked to 41 percent, compared with 49 percent the year prior, she said. “That’s a lot of inventory for our area to absorb, and it’s not just in Denton, but all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” Phillips said. “We need to build back up business to fill the inventory.” Hotels in nearby cities compete with Denton facilities for
the same customers, Phillips said. Lower occupancy rates are reflected in Denton’s hotel occupancy tax collections, which fell from $1.3 million in 2008 to $1.1 million in 2009, according to the city. While there are about 23 hotels in Denton, there’s not enough meeting space to lure conferences and tour groups that can boost occupancy rates, Phillips said. With the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, Lewisville Lake, Ray Roberts Lake, North by 35 Music Conferette and summer festivals bringing crowds to the Denton area, the local hotel industry could use more meeting space, she said. “There is not enough significant meeting space, which limits the conferences we can go after,” Phillips said. The need for conference space could be met by a planned fullservice hotel and conference center at UNT, but those plans have been placed on hold by Springfield, Mo.-based developer John Q. Hammons until more funds can be secured. The hotel plans include a 10or 11-story, 300-suite hotel, along with an 80,000-squarefoot conference center near Interstate 35E and North Texas Boulevard. While city officials are waiting to see the project move forward, it will take time for the hotel market to work itself out in Denton, Phillips said. “The population needs to catch up with the hotel growth,” she said. “It’s basic economics.”
A NEED TO GROW This is the first summer the recently opened Best Western Atrea Crown Chase Inn & Suites will operate in Denton, and the company has high expectations, said Kristi Omert, general manager of the hotel. “We’re excited about this summer,” Omert said. “We have a lot of leisure travel, and we attract a lot of families.” Many of those families live in Denton but visit the new hotel to enjoy the pool as part of a “staycation,” she said. The hotel — which set up
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ROOM COUNT AND OCCUPANCY January 2010 2009 2008
through March in Denton: 1,837 rooms with 41 percent occupancy average 1,564 rooms with 49 percent occupancy average 1,622 rooms with 56 percent occupancy average
SOURCE: Denton Convention and Visitor Bureau
shop between two other relatively new hotels at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Brinker Road — has hosted a significant number of corporate clients, despite the competition, Omert said. The solid business likely stems from several nearby corporate account holders, such as Sally Beauty Supply, one of the top five private employers in Denton, Omert said. And the nearby competition hasn’t hurt. “We’re doing good right now,” Omert said. “We keep projecting growth.” Homewood Suites by Hilton, located on Shoreline Drive in the Unicorn Lake development, also has been doing well despite stiff competition, said general manager Michaela Auchard. “We’re doing pretty good. There’s been several new hotels that have opened up in the past year and there hasn’t been a lot of new business coming into the market, but we’re optimistic,” Auchard said. While Auchard has lowered the hotel’s sales projections, they aren’t as low as they could be, she said. “Once the economy improves and people start spending money, we’ll definitely start doing well,” Auchard said. Other hotels haven’t been as lucky. Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, on Centre Place Drive, has had weak occupancy rates, but it is under new management committed to improving customer service, said Reaz Chowdhury, general manager of the hotel. Chowdhury started working at the hotel just a few weeks ago and already has noticed that the market is saturated with hotel rooms, he said. “The occupancy is very low and people aren’t traveling as much,” he said. “But everyone’s struggling and everyone is going after the same business.”
HOTEL TAX COLLECTIONS 2009 2008 2007
$1,169,720 $1,330,650 $1,285,941
SOURCE: Denton Hotel Tax Collection Summary
While Chowdhury is still learning about the Denton market, he said he’s confident that he’ll be able to boost the occupancy rates of the hotel. Industry experts agree. With a national surge in occupied rooms in the first quarter of 2010, there likely will be a increased demand for lodging during the remainder of the year, said R. Mark Woodworth, president of PKF Consulting, a hotel and hospitality consulting group. There was an increase of 2.6 percent for the first quarter of 2010 — the largest quarterly increase in hotel demand since the second quarter of 1989, he said. The spiked demand is attributed to pent-up consumer travel that didn’t occur in 2009 because of budgetary constraints, as well as an improved outlook on the economy, Woodworth said. But in North Texas, it could take a few years for the hotel industry to bounce back. Phillips, with the Denton visitors bureau, said she estimates that it could take a year or two for occupancy rates to rise in the area. Denton’s revenue per available room has sunk to $34.03 — a five-year low. “If more hotels were to come in, I’d think there would be a problem,” Phillips said. “But if a completely different type of product comes in, such as a high-end, full-service hotel with a measurably large amount of convention space, such as the new UNT hotel, it will com-
Photo by David Minton
Fans bounce giant balloons during a concert by the Flaming Lips at North by 35 Music Conferette on March 13 at the North Texas State Fairgrounds in Denton. pletely open up new market potential” for Denton. BUILDING A MARKET As travelers plan their summer trips, the Denton lodging industry is gearing up for a potentially profitable season, boosted by visitors to the DallasFort Worth area and those just passing through town. The summer travel season, from April to September, brings in more hotel occupancy tax revenue for Denton than any other season, according to city data. The two lakes help bring weekend visitors to the area, Phillips said. While hotel managers say “staycations” are still popular in Denton, a recent survey conducted by AAA Texas shows that Texans likely will be traveling by car this summer to other parts of the state. The survey of 2,300 vacationers found that 67 percent plan on traveling this summer by motor vehicle. Vacationers likely were influenced by stable gasoline prices and the value of cars compared with other forms of travel, said Dan Ronan, corporate communications manager for AAA Texas and AAA New Mexico. “In Texas, we have a good network of highways and roads. It’s pretty easy to get to San Antonio or Austin,” Ronan said. The lodging industry in Texas — perhaps reflecting on the troubled time for the industry — likely will give travelers discounted rates that will encourage more people to hit the road and keep
travel costs down, he said. For the Memorial Day weekend, many hotels cut their costs by 15 percent, allowing consumers to either upgrade to a higher-level room or pocket the extra money, he said. “The affordability to stay in Denton without spending a huge amount of money, the unique dining and the nighttime activities — something unique to Denton and our region of Texas” — are reasons for people to stay in the city, Phillips said. Denton’s nightlife and indie rock scene were showcased recently by the second annual North by 35 music festival. While other summertime music festivals bring regional residents to the city, NX35 brought in serious artists from around the world, Phillips said. As Denton’s place in the music world grows, the potential for tourism grows, she said, and that could be a way to fill hotel rooms in the future. While the music conference had a minimal impact on hotel occupancy in April, the event quadrupled the number of visitors from the previous year and likely will build upon itself in coming years, she said. “It’s a great beginning track record, although it will take awhile to build that recognition,” Phillips said. “It’s great for Denton, and it so fits our identity.” CANDACE CARLISLE can be reached at 940-5666889. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for April. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $9,525.32 American Legion Post, No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $1,540 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $5,682.74 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $940.38 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $1,035.58 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $11,840.64 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St. Hubbard, Denton, $0 B.P.O.E. Denton, No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,787.10 Best Western Atrea Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $336.42 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I-35E, Denton, $286.16 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,779.06 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $6,736.38 Bottoms Up Bar & Grill, 114 Fry St., Denton, $0 Bottoms Up Bar & Grill, 114 Fry St., Denton, $0 Brunswick Zone – Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $3,797.64 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $3,220.42 Bully's Bar and Grill LLC, 400 S. Highway 377, Pilot Point, $870.38 Burgundy Steak and Seafood, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton, $0 Burgundy Steak and Seafood, 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 104, Denton, $0 Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $303.52 Carito's Club, 274 Main St., Lake Dallas, $187.74 Carito's Club, 274 Main St., Lake Dallas, $165.48 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $1,533.84 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,600.56 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $3,616.76 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35S, Denton, $4,155.48 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $232.26 Cold Fusion Private Club, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $700 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,152.62 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $423.36 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $284.20 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 508 S. Elm St., Suite A, Denton, $2,878.82 Crazy Horse Saloon and Dance Hall, 508 S. Elm St., Suite A, Denton, $2,339.40 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $5,772.34 Decatur Golf Private Club, 211 Country Club Road, Decatur, $196.84 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $3,953.60 Denton Side Bar, 109 Avenue A, Denton, $935.76 Denton Side Bar, 109 Avenue A, Denton, $2,826.18 Don Jose Mexican Food & Cantina, 301 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $253.12 Don Jose Mexican Food & Cantina, 301 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $557.62 El Chico, No. 106, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton, $819.70 El Chico, No. 106, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,159.90 El Chico Restaurant No. 106, 2201 S. I-35E, No. 31, Denton, $0 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,138.82 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $3,146.64 Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $2,456.86 Fat Daddy's Sports & Sprits, 1510 S. FM51, Decatur, $0 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,661.60 Fry Street Public House, 125 Avenue A, Denton, $5,030.06 Fry Street Public House, 125 Avenue A, Denton, $4,480.00 Good Eats, No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $589.96 Hailey's Private Club, 122 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $5,084.94 Hannah’s, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $4,778.48 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $10,151.26 Hooters, 985 S. I-35, Denton, $7,694.54 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $10,007.62 JR Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $4,531.80 JR Pockets Club, 1127 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, $5,298.02
Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,071.18 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $3,306.38 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $6,437.34 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,120.56 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $2,304.68 Johnny G's, 130 Canyon Oaks Drive, Argyle, $1,432.62 Johnny G's, 130 Canyon Oaks Drive, Argyle, $1,620.92 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $706.44 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $411.74 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $470.68 Lake Dallas Flying Pig Roadhouse, 5008 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lake Dallas, $3,955.14 Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $3,216.92 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 910 W. Chapman Drive, Suite 100, Sanger, $658.00 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $1,554.14 Lone Oak Bar & Grill, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $1,197.14 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $1,129.38 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $212.66 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $471.52 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $20,131.02 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $2,774.80 Manny's Tex-Mex Bar & Grill, 129 Main St., Little Elm, $0 Meritt Ranch Beverage LLC, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $199.08 Mexi-Go Restaurant, 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $1,594.88 Miguelito's, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $1,491.70 Miguelito's, 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 100, Denton, $1,698.48 Miguelito’s, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $2,569.28 Miquelito's, 241 E. McCart St., Krum, $409.64 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $2,401.84 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $1,414 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $661.22 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $642.74 On The Border Mexican Grill, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $7,275.94 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,713.66 Papi's Cantina Private Club, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $965.02 Papi's Cantina Private Club, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $1,101.24 Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $239.26 Phil Miller Post No. 2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $2,085.02 Phil Miller Post No. 2205 VFW, 909 Sunset St., Denton, $2,341.22 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $48.72 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $21.28 Pourhouse Sports Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, $7,556.64 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $1,144.50 R Bar, 827 Eagle Drive, Denton, $2,293.62 Raphael's Restaurante Mexicano, 26615 US Highway 380E, Suite 1, Aubrey, $1,945.30 Red Lobster, No. 0561, 2426 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $0 Red Lobster, No. 6349, 2801 I-35E, Denton, $3,490.48 Red Pepper's Restaurant & Club, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $70.56 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $3,020.64 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $13,147.12 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Avenue C, Denton, $13,132.84 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $4,284.56 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $2,056.88 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $2,743.58 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $2,444.26 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $2,551.64 Ruben's Ballroom, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur,
$523.60 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM156, Ponder, $1,080.38 Schmitty's, 407 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 1, Little Elm, $696.78 Smokey's Texas BBQ, 1200 S. Stemmons St., Sanger, $0 Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $109.90 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $486.36 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $9,905 Texas Eight Ball Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $5,351.64 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $2,437.40 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $6,404.16 The Abbey Inn, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $7,630.14 The Abbey Inn, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,589.70 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,172.24 The Fry Street Tavern Inc., 121 Avenue A, Denton, $7,294.14 The Garage, 113 Avenue A, Denton, $9,648.94 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $4,743.48 The Lion's Den, 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $13,839 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $3,813.46 Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,633.52 Tula's Lighthouse Private Club, 1601 Marina Circle,
Sanger, $1,240.12 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,908.48 Vercelli's Pasta & Pizza, 208 W. McCart St., Krum, $0 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $124.60
Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,243.08 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $6,608.56 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Blvd., Denton, $1,854.86 Wingstar, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $27.02
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Koons, Fuller, Vanden Eykel & Robertson has been rated “No. 1 in Texas in family law” for the second straight year by the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Best Lawyers, which bases its selections on exhaustive, rigorous peer-review surveys in every legal practice area, named the North Texas firm No. 1 after six firm attorneys were featured in the referral organization’s publication, Texas’ Best Lawyers. Honored Koons Fuller attorneys for 2010 are Julie Crawford, Mike DeBruin, Kevin Fuller, Heather King, Rick Robertson and Ike Vanden Eykel. The same attorneys were named last year, and Fuller was named the Family Lawyer of the Year in Dallas for 2009. Honorees are not required (or allowed) to purchase anything to be included. The American Lawyer has described Texas’ Best Lawyers as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Denton native Julia Kerestine, a highly experienced civil litigator, family lawyer and mediator, has joined Koons, Fuller, Vanden Eykel & Robertson, top-ranked by Best Lawyers among family law firms in Texas.
Attorney Julia Kerestine has joined the firm of Koons, Fuller, Vanden Eykel & Robertson, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in family law, civil litigation, collaborative law and mediation. A Denton native, Kerestine moved from the firm of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, where she handled a number of high-conflict family law cases and used her considerable negotiation skills in collaborative law, mediation and arbitration. She is well-known in Denton County for her ability to listen and organize a case in her mind and for never judging her clients but always focusing on their strengths. Kerestine’s family has been in Denton since the early 20th century. Her grandfather Andrew Kerestine ran for sheriff many years ago, and her great-uncle John Hoke was an
Koons Fuller is the Southwest’s largest family law firm, with 27 attorneys in four North Texas locations — Denton, Southlake, Dallas and Plano. It is one of the oldest and most revered boutique practices in the nation.
attorney and real estate agent in Denton.
CONTACT She graduated from Denton High School in 1974 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 1979, when it was North Texas State University. Kerestine earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia in 1984, having worked for former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. She is licensed to practice in Colorado, Georgia and Texas and moved back to Denton in 2005. She is active in family law and mediation with the Denton County Bar Association, has been a member of the boards of directors of Denton County Collaborative Professionals and the Tarrant County Association of Mediators, and is a distinguished accredited mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Kerestine was named Member of the Year for 2009-10 by the Denton County Bar
Koons Fuller has new offices at the Access 1st Capital Bank Building in Denton. For divorce, child custody and other family law matters, the firm can be reached at 940-442-6677. Association. When asked why she moved from a general civil litigation firm to Koons Fuller, Kerestine said, “Koons Fuller does family law exclusively, while my old firm works in many civil practice areas and handles them well. If you want to work at the top echelon of family law in Denton, Koons Fuller is the place to be.” She will practice from Koons Fuller’s Denton office on the second floor of the Access 1st Capital Bank Building, at the corner of West Eagle Drive and Carroll Boulevard. She can be contacted at 940-442-6677 or julia@ koonsfuller.com.
The attorneys of Koons Fuller often receive honors as leaders in their profession. Ten firm attorneys have made the list of Texas Super Lawyers, displayed in Texas Monthly, and seven have been named to the list of younger Texas Rising Stars. Charla Bradshaw Conner, managing partner of the Denton office, has been selected as one of North Texas’ top women attorneys along with Heather King. Vanden Eykel, the firm’s managing partner, is president of the Dallas Bar Association. King, manager of the Southlake office, is a past president of the Tarrant County Bar Association. Fuller, one of the state’s most active collaborative attorneys, is a past president of the Collaborative Institute of Texas. “We have many heavy hitters among the partners, as well as some talented associates who are experienced beyond their years,” says Fuller. “Our range of talent gives us a firm that is perfect for cases of every size, and every client.”
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ASSUMED NAMES The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in May in the Denton County Clerk’s Office. NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
NAME — DBA/ADDRESS
Abinh T. Phung and Thai H. Phung, The Nails and Spa by Jamie and Jackie, 10000 U.S. 380, Suite 200, Cross Roads Adam C. Chandler, Jacob Stellar, 624 W. University, No. 187, Denton Alan W. Kirchner, WK Designs Drafting, 124 Clark St., Little Elm Andres G. Borba, ARB Auto Sales, 1513 Canvasback Drive, Aubrey Andrew H. Akers, AC Media Systems, 1709 Post Oak Court, Denton Ashley M. Huffman and Lawrence D. Smart, D&D A/C & Electrical, 103 Whitmore, Argyle Ashley M. Huffman, AMH Hair, 5111 FM156N, Krum Ashley M. Huffman, AMH Photographic Art, 5111 FM156N, Krum Astros Flood Recovery LLC and Oscar L. Meza, Astros Carpet Cleaning, 1204 W. University, Suite 300, Denton Astros Flood Recovery LLC and Oscar L. Meza, Astros Services, 1204 W. University Drive, Suite 300, Denton August P. Pasquini III, Gus Paquini and Associates, 3206 Clydesdale Drive, Denton Bell Advanced Relief Chiropractic Inc. and Chad M. Bell, Advanced Relief Chiropractic, 405 W. Oak St., Denton Bolivar Diaz, Delicious Deli, 714 E. Hickory St., Denton Brennan L. Dowling, DTX Mobile, P.O. Box 2897, Denton Cara F. Gordley, Moon Promise, 524 S. Pedigo, Pilot Point Cathy R. Frazier, BizSource Marketing, 1740 Westminster St., Denton Celia V. Lopez, 2 Fast 2 Furious Body Shop Mechanic and Repair, 4937 Stuart Road, Lot 153, Denton Charles R. Axtell, Art Alley, 1100 N. Locust, Denton Charles R. Axtell, Axtell Commercial, 1100 N. Locust, Denton Chris Watts and Robin Watts, Watts Realty, 419 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 1B, Denton Christin M. Hawk, Hawk Eye Custom Weaponry, 704 Meandering Trail, Little Elm Christopher C. Hebert, The Modern Mutt, 1812 Sand Stone, Sanger Christopher Fuentes, Crossroads Bar, 1803 N. Elm, Denton Christopher G. Bergman and Natasha K. Sutton, CGB Woodwork, 3741 Mingo, Suite 201, Denton Cindy L. Cottongame, Star Cats Rescue, 1218 E. 6th, Krum Cindy Vasquez, Sanger Pee Wee Center, 8195 Bernard Road, Sanger Connie Shawver and John Shawver, Holland Freight, 1878 Bowie St., Sanger Cornerstone Fountains LP, Fountains of Denton, 2401 E. McKinney St., Denton Craig Carlton and Melody A. Carlton, Texas C Creations, 3155 Carlton Lane, Denton Cynthia R. Uber, All God's Creatures Pet Service, 2028 Hartwell Court, Aubrey Cynthia S. Henry and Kevin L. Henry, Henry and Henry Law Office, 519 S. Carroll Blvd., No. 103, Denton Dana M. Fink, Green Clean North Texas, 613 Oakland St., Denton Daniel R. Szekely, It's Time to Impeach Obama, 4937 Stuart Road, No. 41, Denton Daniel T. Mathis, Mathis Inspections, 6947 Freeman Road, Krum Darien L. Orr, Design Co. Denton, 2729 Hartlee Court, Denton David B. Blow, DB Advertising/Grafik Press, 17 Ridge Drive, Hickory Creek David C. Kuegele, The Burning Man, 306 Frame St., Denton David M. Snow, Toobridge Medical Suites, 199 Garza Lane, Little Elm Davide L. Bernard, DB Technical Consulting & Contracting, 7212 Frost Lane, Denton Debra D. Strebig, New South Denton Animal Hospital, 2720 James St., Denton Diana M. Starnes, 3 Barrel Ranch, 6551 H. Lively, Ponder Diem Nguyen, V Star Nails, Hickory Creek Blvd., Hickory Creek Donna K. Barnes, H.E. Barnes Consultant, 1208 Lake Haven Drive, Little Elm Donna S. Pritchard and David L. Sarkisian, Sarkis Upscale Resale, 1701 Glen Aerie, Corinth Emmanuel O. Olaniran, KTK Accounting Services, 1558 Crown View Drive, Little Elm Eric D. Rosar, Lake Dallas Academy of Sports Performance, P.O. Box 180, Lake Dallas Fabiana Aramburo-Aguirre, Faby's, 121 Southside, Sanger Fasterra LLC and James C. Haltom, Trinity Contractors Inc., 803 Old Justin Road, Argyle Fernando B. Heredia and Scott O. Moore, Tex Sol, 2560 Tower Ridge Drive, Apt. 414, Corinth First United Bank and Trust Company, Krum Self Storage, 2348 Mitchell Road, Krum Gary W. Rowland Jr., AMPD Automotive, 8939 Redford Road, Aubrey
Geoffrey B. Nixon, Pro Outdoor Solutions, 2500 Stockbridge Road, Suite 19104, Denton Gerald J. Kick Jr., Rent My Tents, 2428 Chestnut, Little Elm Gerardo G. de Alba, 24 HR Plumbing, 611 S. Locust St., Denton Glenda J. Pittman, Adelante Electronic Merchant Services, 2765 Eldorado, Suite 215-413, Little Elm Gregory E. Boyd II, Boyd Hoopz, 2901 Saddle Drive, Denton Harmony S. Bays, Harmony Bays, 114 Island Circle, Shady Shores Holly C. Haggerty and Kennard L. Haggerty, Highworship Kennard L. Haggerty, 513 N. Loop 288, No. I12, Denton Isaiah T. Oliver, Future Rich Kid Ent, 2269 W. Oak, Denton James A. Pauley-Barker, windowcleaningmadeeasy.com, 1800 Preston on the Lake Blvd., No. 384, Little Elm Jason F. Williams, JDubb's Tee's that Talk, 1101 Broadway, Denton Jennifer A. Ornelas, Hand in Hand, 1001 Dixon, Denton Jeremy D. Gordley, Brush Strokes, 524 S. Pedigo St., Pilot Point Jerry T. Haire, Haire Farms, 9409 Freeman Road, Sanger Jessica L. Mahler, Alamo Staining, 1740 Westminster St., Denton Jesus Sandoval, Virand Pallets, 2316 James St., Denton Jimmy D. Whittle, ACT Now, 2408 Chamlain Lane, Denton Jimmy J. Burke, The Cleaning Bucket, 5000 Saddle Trail, Sanger Joel W. Lasater, Lasater Pool Service, 2199 Covey Circle, Sanger John C. Little, Hilltop Apartments, 621 Bernard St., Denton John M. West, Maxum International, 3200 Old Orchard Lane, Denton Jon W. Holliman, Entrees Delivered, 3425 Belz, Sanger Jonathan D. Brown and Preston M. Liddell, College Apts, 1541 Meadow St., Apt. 733B, Denton Jonathan D. Brown and Preston M. Liddell, El Bee Marketing, 1541 Meadow St., Apt. 733B, Denton Jorge Hernandez, Lawn Care and Maintenance, 191 Duchess Drive, Apt. 221, Denton Jose L. Gonzalez and Kevin R. Hicks, Los Wedos, 1817 Emery St., Denton Joseph C. Garner, Denton Monthly, 1501 S. Loop 288, Suite 104, Denton Joshua G. Seale, Textbook Barter, 425 Ponder St., Denton Joshua T. Blevins, Home HD A/V Designs, 140 Old Town, Suite 200, Argyle Joshua T. Blevins, Just Irish Properties, 140 Old Town Blvd., Argyle Juan Gomez, JJ Auto Sales, 6529 Longleaf Lane, Denton Kassandra Copp and Keith Copp, D-Bar Farm and Nursery Inc., 6291 January Lane, Ponder Kelli M. Smith, Granshire Holdings, 2560 Tower Ridge Drive, Corinth Kenneth C. Aycox, Outlook Franchises, 2713 Clarendon Drive, Denton Kenneth M. Hendricks, NTX Flooring, 119 Dallas Drive, Denton Kevin H. Gagliardi, Over the Top Roofing, 2025 Lake Crest Lane, Denton Khairun J. Bhai, KNJ Beverage, 3211 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Kimberly T. Phan, IYO Café, 1400 S. Loop 288, No. 108, Denton Kyle J. Denton, Denton Computer Concepts, 240 Oak Ridge Lane, Argyle Kyle R. Hawkins, Kyle Hawkins Landscaping, 814 Wood St., Sanger Kyo Dong Jo, Good Morning Donuts, 5017 Teasley Lane, No. 115, Denton Lacey S. Wilson, Caviar Cowgirl, 1339 Appoloosa Circle, Bartonville Laura A. Smith, Willowwood Church of the Nazarene, 1513 Willowwood St., Denton Laura L. Alcantar, Adrianna N. Chandler, Debra L. Corral, Sophia L. Corral and Andrea D. Fernandez, Cherished Occasions, 3404 Cactus Circle, Denton Leigh Ann Scroggins, Life Aquarian, 2041 Apple Drive, Little Elm Leona B. Enyard, L&L Enterprises, 600 Chateau Court, Denton Leslie R. Freeman, LR Freeman Insurance, 443 Strata Drive, Denton Lloyd G. Banks and James A. Bostick, The Labb, 218 W. Oak, Denton Luis G. Fernandez, LF Design, 2551 W. FM720, Little Elm
Luke Bays, Bays Lawn Service, 114 Island Circle, Shady Shores Lynn A. White, Boho Redeux, 1517 Camary Dr., Little Elm Margaret Heinkel-Wolfe, Jayme Sizelove, John M. Sizelove and Mitchell Sizelove, Argyle-Bartonville Communities Alliance, 622 Frenchtown Road, Argyle Maria G. Cordero, The Ladybugs, 1622 W. University Drive, Suite 415B, Denton Mario T. Ona, Strategic Consult and Staffing, 3218 Blue Jay Drive, Corinth Mark A. Portolano, Blue Sky Glass Design, 122 Daugherty St., Suite 5, Denton Marsha E. Byus, Modern Elements, 1250 Gibbons Road, Bartonville Mary B. Cottingham, Copper Leaf Communications, 7301 Livingston Drive, Denton Michael C. Hackman, Voodoo Enterprises, 1820 N.
Ruddell St., Suite 109, Denton Michael D. Mitchell, Big Daddy's BBQ, 3818 W. University Drive, Denton Michael E. Robison, Mike Robison Photography, 101 Radecke Road, Krum Michael J. Powell, Powell Custom Interiors, 3411 Meadowlark Lane, Denton Michael K. Yarrington, My Handyman, 1029 Ramey
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STATE TAX LIENS AMOUNT $1,217.95 $1,350.00 $1,123.75 $898.12 $512.40 $845.35 $4,587.64 $1,021.54 $1,215.14 $8,899.64 $839.41 $552.17
REC. DATE 5/19/2010 5/24/2010 5/10/2010 5/12/2010 5/5/2010 5/19/2010 5/24/2010 5/21/2010 5/10/2010 5/19/2010 5/12/2010 5/19/2010
TYPE Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Filed in Error Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax
AMOUNT $1,860.03 $744.27 $12,214.55 $1,093.23
REC. DATEType 05/10/2010 05/05/2010 05/12/2010 05/19/2010
TYPE 941 941 1040 1040 1040 6672 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 CIVP 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 6672 1040 1120 1040 1040 1040 6672
AMOUNT $15,764.77 $3,519.14 $26,300.99 $6,916.20 $2,984.09 $115,973.68 $17,736.62 $88,793.11 $125,953.36 $299,239.15 $1,288.92 $21,814.27 $28,673.65 $86,671.44 $8,321.37 $34,356.03 $16,875.59 $5,596.57 $76,177.30 $5,136.25 $4,233.42 $263.26 $5,885.38 $17,711.84 $5,111.04 $10,223.65 $87,483.34 $107,230.97 $1,068.00 $54,508.28 $112,903.49 $15,258.55 $115,973.68
REC. DATE 05/11/2010 05/04/2010 05/04/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/18/2010 05/18/2010 05/04/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/04/2010 05/11/2010 05/11/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/11/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/11/2010 05/04/2010 05/04/2010 05/04/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/05/2010 05/04/2010 05/17/2010
TYPE 941 941 1040 940 941 1040 941 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 941 1040 1040 1040
AMOUNT $1,901.24 $3,637.46 $12,077.07 $888.55 $8,471.00 $13,286.18 $6,394.64 $1,908.45 $2,978.60 $23,142.71 $21,403.84 $2,779.14 $1,228.55 $6,214.49 $9,457.30 $8,921.57
REC. DATE 05/17/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/04/2010 05/17/2010 05/04/2010 05/11/2010 05/11/2010 05/11/2010 05/11/2010 05/17/2010 05/11/2010 05/04/2010 05/17/2010 05/17/2010 05/11/2010
CONTRACTOR Don Barber Construction Money Maker MacKenzie Inc. Robert Taylor Construction Inc. CBS Mechanical Inc. Palm Harbor Steve Watson Custom Homes Inc. Snyder Construction Inc. Robertson Pools Inc. J. Thomas Custom Homes Inc. Joe Jeter and Vancourtland Inc. Bobby Mullins City of Pilot Point
AMOUNT $537,908.00 $250,000.00 $130,625.00 $284,953.00 $116,000.00 $434,065.00 $522,517.25 $35,000.00 $185,000.00 $55,503.00 $39,950.00 $68,450.00
REC. DATE 05/04/2010 05/12/2010 05/21/2010 05/05/2010 05/13/2010 05/07/2010 05/21/2010 05/07/2010 05/24/2010 05/18/2010 05/04/2010 05/14/2010
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RELEASE OF STATE TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Connor J. Briggs, 407 Lakeway Drive, Lake Dallas Joseph W. Prevratil, 700 E. Sherman Drive, Denton Loadnow Inc., 1604 High Point Drive, Pilot Point William K. Kersey, 1801 Timber Ridge Circle, Corinth
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RELEASE OF FEDERAL TAX LIENS NAME/ADDRESS AM Sudsil Ltd., 3224 Shadow Trail, Denton Champ Oil Co. Inc., P.O. Box 640, Lake Dallas Craig A. Flory and Kristen Flory, 3317 Dunes St., Denton Dynamic Building Ventures Inc., P.O. Box 207, Sanger Fish-N-Chirps Pet Center Inc., 1701 W. University Drive, Denton Florence B. and Maxim M. Kroma, 2632 Valencia Lane, Denton Itmiracle Corp., 2424 Greenbrook Drive, Little Elm J.J. Barlow Jr. and Annette S. Barlow, 2109 Georgetown Drive, Denton J.J. Barlow Jr. and Annette S. Barlow, 2109 Georgetown Drive, Denton J.J. Barlow Jr. and Annette S. Barlow, 2109 Georgetown Drive, Denton Jennifer M. Staggs, 8821 Swan Park Drive, Denton Kathryn N. Blankenship and Michael S. Blankenship, 1536 Fieldstone Drive, Little Elm Landers Pools Inc., 3907 Spinnaker Run Pt., Little Elm Randy R. Bland, 602 Brockett St., Aubrey Ronald L. Carter, 2702 Skyview Drive, Corinth Synthia Espinal, 1500 Turbeville Road, Lot 121, Hickory Creek
MECHANICS LIENS NAME/ADDRESS Arvie G. Young Jr. and Patsy J. Young, 8524 Stallion Court, Denton Brian Owens and Leslie F. Owens, 401 N. Trinity Road, Denton Brittany N. Lopez and Oscar Lopez, 9435 Scenic Drive, Pilot Point Colleen D. Ames and Richard D. Ames, 309 Oak Drive, Argyle Garry M. Thornton, 5793 Stone Creek Drive, Sanger Isaac Henson and Lindsay Henson, 2100 Winthrop Hill Road, Argyle James C. Howard and Penny L. Howard, 7330 Colton Road, Pilot Point John M. Robbins and Kelly R. Robbins, 450 Porter Road, Bartonville Kathryn Morris and Matthew Q. Morris, 4600 Austin Circle, Sanger Phillip J. Holley, 1503 Snyder St., Denton Sonja M. Mullins and Vincent E. Mullins, 1721 Bolivar St., Denton Willie P. Jackson, 538 E. Walcott, Pilot Point
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| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Michael W. Jackson, Max-Value Transport, 605 Cadddell St., Aubrey Michelle R. Scribner, Michell Scribner Trucking, 708 S. Highway 377, Aubrey Mitchell W. Simmons, Mitchell Simmons Consulting, 924 Abbots, Denton Morgan J. Johnson, North Texas Triatholon Team, 2417 Louise St., No. 12, Denton Muhammad A. Khan and Raja A. Khan, Ashes, 620 S. Carroll Blvd., Denton Nadia M. Barrineau, Positioned 2 Prosper, 121 Joyce Drive, Argyle Nicci C. Attaway, Oh Soo Girly, 4100 Rocky Bend Court, Corinth Noe Martinez, Noel's Lawn Service, 5301 E. McKinney St., Denton Oscar Gasca, Star Construction, 12105 Elm Creek Road, Pilot Point Pascal R. Waite, Tea'd off Tee Shirt N More, 108 Hardwick, Little Elm Patrick E. Maloney, Kita Landscaping, 1533 Harpole Road E., Argyle Patrick E. Maloney, Kita Properties, 1533 Harpole Road E., Argyle Patrick M. Wolfe Sr., Process Management Consultants, 808 Lakebridge Drive, Lake Dallas Patsy M. Finholt, Gasco Service, 113 Old Alton Dr., Denton Paula T. Dague, Andy's Gym, 404 Springhill, Aubrey Peter S. Efthimiou, National Hospital Data Bank, 14629 Riverside Drive, Little Elm Randal W. Brittain, Kona-Ice of Denton/North Texas, 425 Oakhill Drive, Denton Randall D. Spring, Footsteps Karaoke, 11982 FM2153, Sanger Raymond E. Larson Jr., 7 Degrees, 4251 FM2181, Suite 203-209, Denton Rhonda K. Burns, Thrive For Life, Coaching and Life Design, 200 Red Bluff Drive, Hickory Creek Richard H. Tisdale, Two T's Unlimited, 907 Meadowcreek Drive, Krum Richard J. Chapdelaine, RC Quality Plumbing, 100 Lakehill Court, Hickory Creek Robert K. Barker, RKB Industries, 8106 W. University, Denton Robert T. Harrison, meangreennutrition.com, 1000 W. Prairie St., No. 7, Denton Samuel Navarro and Lucio Rodas, Car Tech Repair of Little Elm, 5904 Crestwood Place, Little Elm Sandra Reyna, El Real Mexican Food, 305 A. W. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas Scott A. Attaway, Property Pro Inspections, 4100 Rocky Bend Court, Corinth Shannon A. Bryce, Critter Comforts, 1109 Palomino Drive, Little Elm Shannon G. Albright, All Bright Janitorial, 822 Hercules Lane, Denton Sheryl L. Dockrey, Songhorse, 1921 FM1385, Aubrey Simon H. Rivera, Rivera's Mobile Auto Detailing, Denton Stanley L. Frey, Custom Systems, 498 Grayson Lane, Lake Dallas Stephanie J. Parks, DIY Holdings, 1312 Bryn Mawr Place, Denton Stephen Hansen, 3602 Melton Road, Sanger Stephen J. Betzhold, Driveway Drive-In, 1068 S. Hunter Hill Lane, Argyle Steve W. Malone, Malones Woodwork Inc., 1004 Stonecrest, Argyle Steven A. Ward, Endeavor Assets, 7113 Riverchase Trail, Denton Su Q. Tran, KA Nails Day, 100 S. Highway 377, Pilot Point Susan M. Fiene, QuiltingNecessities.com, 158 Green Oak Drive, Bartonville Sybil C. Lougee, Petty Cash Enterprise, 1657 Knoll Ridge Circle, Corinth Terry K. Goodman, TK Designs, P.O. Box 51698, Denton Thomas J. Montgomery, Healthy People Grant, 905 Caudle Lane, Aubrey
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MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for May. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax. 119 Loophole Private Club, 119 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,396.22 American Legion Post, No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $1,081.50 American Legion Post, No. 550, 905 N. Foundation, Pilot Point, $1,316.00 Andy's Private Club, 122 N. Locust St., Suite B, Denton, $4,763.92 Angelina's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 111, Corinth, $1,161.86 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 707 S. I-35E, Denton, $11,154.92 Aramark Educational Services, 303 Administration St. Hubbard, Denton, $0 B.P.O.E. Denton, No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,605.38 B.P.O.E. Denton, No. 2446, 228 E. Oak St., Denton, $1,428.70 Best Western Atrea Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $1,230.46 Best Western Atrea Crown Chase, 2450 Brinker Road, Denton, $511.14 Black-Eyed Pea, 2420 S. I-35E, Denton, $275.10 Bono's Chop House & Saloon, 2025 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,127.92 Brunswick Zone – Denton, 2200 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton, $3,419.92 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 110, Denton, $8,091.72 Bully's Bar and Grill LLC, 400 S. Highway 377, Pilot Point, $846.58
Cabana Beverages, 1300 N. I-35E, Denton, $293.86 Carito's Club, 274 Main St., Lake Dallas, $181.72 Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant, 2708 FM51, Decatur, $1,398.32 Chili's Grill & Bar, 600 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $7,093.52 Chili's Grill & Bar, 8394 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $4,758.74 Chili's Grill& Bar, 2406 N. I-35S, Denton, $5,542.88 Chilitos Private Club Inc., 619-623 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas, $221.76 Cold Fusion Private Club, 212 E. Hickory St., Denton, $840 Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St., Denton, $8,496.60 Courtyard By Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $587.30 Cow Camp Steakhouse, 3142 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $232.12 Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton, $6,654.62 Decatur Civic Center, 2010 W. U.S. 380, Decatur, $143.36 Decatur Civic Center, 2010 W. U.S. 380, Decatur, $0 Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle, $4,137.56 Denton Side Bar, 109 Ave. A, Denton, $2,662.24 Don Jose Mexican Food & Cantina, 301 N. Highway 287, Decatur, $697.62 El Chico, No. 106, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton, $718.34 El Fenix-Denton Texas, 2229 S. I-35E, Denton, $5,351.64 El Guapo's, 419 S. Elm St., Denton, $3,166.38
Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, 10279 FM455E, Suite 1, Pilot Point, $2,777.88 Frilly's, 1803 S. Highway 287, Decatur, $5,569.62 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $6,743.80 Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton, $5,320 Good Eats, No. 729, 5812 N. I-35, Denton, $570.36 Hailey's Private Club, 122 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $3,969.42 Hannahs, 111 W. Mulberry St., Denton, $4,994.92 Hilton Garden Inn – Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $0 Hilton Garden Inn – Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd., Denton, $242.20 Hooligans Private Club, 104 N. Locust St., Denton, $8,410.36 Hooters, 985 S. I-35, Denton, $7,790.44 II Charlies Private Club, 809 Sunset St., Denton, $9,567.60 Jackie's, 201 Main St., Lake Dallas, $2,754.78 Jag Private Club Inc., 119 S. Elm St., Denton, $5,758.06 Joey's Ristorante Italiano, 26735 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $1,039.64 Johnny Carino's Italian, 1516 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $3,076.50 Johnny G's, 130 Canyon Oaks Drive, Argyle, $1,399.86 Keiichi, 500 N. Elm St., Denton, $739.06 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $314.72 Kobe Sushi & Steak LLC, 2832 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 208, Little Elm, $323.12 La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Unit 1, Denton, $434.70 Lake Cities Post No. 88 America, 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $2,867.62 Lake Cities Post No. 88 America, 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas, $2,671.06 Lake Dallas Flying Pig Roadhouse, 5008 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lake Dallas, $3,563.84
Lake Dallas Point Restaurant, 303 Swisher Road, No. 100, Lake Dallas, $3,377.78 Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge, 910 W. Chapman Drive, Suite 100, Sanger, $470.26 Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, Argyle, $2,972.06 Lone Oak Bar & Grill, 1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, $2,243.08 Los Charros, 2763 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 105, Little Elm, $1,199.94 Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 420 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, $212.94 Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, 200 W. Washington St., Pilot Point, $602.56 Lucky Lous, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton, $22,332.66 Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor, 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107, Denton, $2,685.48 Manny's Tex-Mex Bar & Grill, 129 Main St., Little Elm, $0 Meritt Ranch Beverage LLC, 2946 Ganzar Road W., Denton, $517.72 Mexi-Go Restaurant, 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 112, Little Elm, $1,719.20 Miguelitos, 1412 N. Stemmons St., No. 178, Sanger, $2,539.04 Miquelito's, 241 E. McCart St., Krum, $457.24 Norman Heitz Memorial Post 104, 501 Thompson, Lake Dallas, $2,511.46 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $2,246.16 Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth, $4,374.02 Ollimac Company, 1400 Corinth Bend, Suite 103, Corinth, $729.82 On The Border Mexican Grill, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton, $9,015.86 Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,795.14 Papi's Cantina Private Club, 421 Highway 377S, Argyle, $1,355.06
Pei Wei Asian Diner, 1931 S. Loop 288, Suite 130, Denton, $195.16 Pilot Point Columbus Club, 221 N. Prairie St., Pilot Point, $30.52 Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Cross Roads, $1,439.62 R Bar, 827 Eagle Drive, Denton, $3,210.48 Raphael's Restaurante Mexicano, 26615 US Highway 380E, Suite 1, Aubrey, $2,407.58 Red Lobster, No. 0561, 2426 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, $0 Red Lobster, No. 6349, 2801 I-35E, Denton, $3,957.10 Red Pepper's Restaurant & Club, 2412 S. I-35E, Denton, $55.44 Ringers, 807 Eagle Drive, Denton, $2,877.84 Riprock's, 1211 W. Hickory St., Denton, $13,731.06 Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton, $13,683.60 Rocky's Sports Bar, 2000 W. University Drive, Denton, $5,074.30 Rooster's Roadhouse, 113 Industrial St., Denton, $3,150.14 Rubber Gloves, 409 E. Sycamore St., Denton, $2,367.82 Ruben's Ballroom, 1982 E. Highway 380, Decatur, $745.50 Ruby-Jeans Social Club Inc., 309 N. FM156, Ponder, $977.48 Savannah Grill LLC, 26781 US Highway 380E, Little Elm, $674.38 Side Winder Saloon, 1313 N. Highway 377, Pilot Point, $0 Smokey's Texas BBQ, 1200 S. Stemmons St., Sanger, $0 Sushi Café, 1401 W. Oak St., Denton, $142.80 Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, 201 W. Main St., Decatur, $634.62 Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, $10,238.76
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MIXED BEVERAGE TAX The following mixed beverage tax information was issued by the State Comptroller’s office for May. The list includes the name of the business, address, and reported tax.
| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Texas Eight Ball Club, 218 W. Oak St., Denton, $7,630 Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, 8398 S. Stemmons Freeway, Hickory Creek, $2,239.58 Texas Roadhouse, 2817 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,922.12 The Abbey Inn, 101 W. Hickory St., Denton, $6,751.50 The Aztec Club, 720 W. University Drive, Denton, $2,338.28 The Fry Street Tavern Inc., 121 Ave. A, Denton, $7,660.10 The Garage, 113 Ave. A, Denton, $9,272.76 The Green House, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, $4,925.76 The Lion's Den, 2700 E. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 250, Little Elm, $5,347.86 The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2809 S. I-35E, Denton, $4,014.78
Three Fins Seafood Grill, 2303 S. I-35E, Denton, $1,736.56 Tula's Lighthouse Private Club, 1601 Marina Circle, Sanger, $1,344.28 University Lanes, 1212 E. University Drive, Denton, $1,776.46 Verona Pizza Italian Restaurant, 201 Loop 81/287N, Decatur, $128.80 Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 100, Cross Roads, $2,437.40 Vitty's Club Inc., 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 102, Denton, $6,858.88 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Blvd., Denton, $2,192.68 Wild Horse Grill, 9400 Ed Robson Blvd., Denton, $2,708.02 Wingstar, 4271 FM2181, No. C316, Corinth, $30.38
ASSUMED NAMES The following names (followed by DBA and address) were posted in May in the Denton County Clerk’s Office.
| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 Thomas J. Montgomery, US Wellness Chamber of Commerce, 905 Caudle Lane, Aubrey Timothy E. Williamson, Williamson Design, 1468 Waterford Drive, Little Elm Timothy W. Venable, Lake Constuction, 4001 Brooks Court, Argyle Tineanett Thompson, Zion Outreach Evangelist Ministry to the Nations, P.O. Box 50401, Denton Tineanett Thompson, Zion Outreach to the Nations, P.O. Box 50401, Denton
Travis W. Scott, Dr. Bowman's School of Euphonium, 3520 Wessux Court, Denton Trina H. Thatcher, L&R Landscapes, 5576 Stonecreek Drive, Sanger Vaketra L. Hill, Jewelry by Invitations, 1408 Teasley Lane, No. 3313, Denton Virgil D. Anderson, Virgil D. Anderson Gunbroker, 7808 Rodeo Drive, Denton Warren S. Koch, Texas Metroplex Art Store, 3044 S. Branch Road, Krum William R. Gilbreath, Pathways Hypnosis, 1100 Palmwood, Apt. 3, Denton FP
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SALES TAX The following sales permits were issued by the State Comptrollerâ€™s Office for May. 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. 75034 Ovrflo Media Inc., Ovrflo Media Inc., 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm 75065 Farmer Construction Inc., Farmer Construction Inc., 500 Water Edge Drive, Apt. 127, Lake Dallas Inaaya Inc., Sunny C Store, 507 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas Jay D. Rogers, JR Property Management, 5503 Castle Court, Lake Dallas Kelly Klein, Bling Enterprises, 7 Robins Nest Drive, Hickory Creek Ronnie K. Lang & Natasha D. Lang, K2 Promotions, 12 Tanglewood Drive, Hickory Creek Sandra Rios, El Real Mexican Food, 305A W. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas 75068 GSE Investigative Services Inc., GSE Investigative Services Inc., 2308 Evening Song Drive, Little Elm Hamster Water Ball LLC, Little Elm Park, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm John Lewis Beeson, Picturesque Interiors, 1400 Canary Drive, Little Elm Larry L. Shaw, Sign Mechanics, 2865 Cascade Cove Drive, Little Elm Longhorn Machinery and Supply LLP, Longhorn Machinery and Supply LLP, 2625 Whispering Trail, Little Elm Randall Shane Mundee, Dallas Technology Solutions, 3036 Lakefield Drive, Little Elm Regina Ann Brown, Mylestone Catering, 2413 Dove Creek Drive, Little Elm Sherre Lynn George, Lighthouse Grill, 704B W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm Thomas N. West, Tomtomsgarage, 529 Port Allen Drive, Little Elm Tim D. George, Service Plus Company, 1500 Highway 720, Little Elm Wired Straight LLC, Wired Straight, 2005 Hickory Drive, Little Elm 76201 4W Safari LLC, The Cellar 22, 219 E. Hickory St., Denton Clifford E. Nix Jr., Serve All Publishing, 2710 N. Elm St., Denton Clifford E. Nix Jr., Spinn - Mo Entertainment, 2710 N. Elm St., Denton Clifford E. Nix Jr., Spinn - Mo Records, 2710 N. Elm St., Denton Gerardo Nicolas Garcia De Alba, 24 Hr Plumbing, 611 N. Locust St., Denton Jaesook Inc., Metro PCS, 907 Ave. C, Denton Jason Friis Williams, Jdubbs Tees That Talk, 1101 Broadway St., Denton Jerry Irelan, Vaporescence.Com, 1914 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton JH Brothers Inc., Burger Extreme, 301 W. University Drive, Denton John Bryson Rasco Jr., Magic Trade Station, 506 W. Parkway St., Denton Joshua Seale, Textbook Bartner, 425 Ponder St., Denton Korea Royal Inc., Korea Royal Inc., 1005 Ave. C, Denton LBC Entertainment Group Inc., Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A, Denton Lee's Dream Company Inc., Donut Inn, 830 W. University Drive, Denton Lisa A. Rux, Labella Diva Skin Care, 903 N. Elm St., Suite A, Denton Michigan Development Inc., Little Caesars Pizza, 826 W. University Drive, Denton Raja Khan and Muhammad Khan, Ashes, 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite G, Denton Randal W. Brittain, Kona - Ice of Denton North Texas, 425 Oakhill Drive, Denton Robert T. Harrison, Mean Green Nutrition.Com, 1000 W. Prairie St., Apt. 7, Denton Sharida Inc., Bar Rio, 801 Eagle Drive, Denton 76205 786 KNJ 2009 Inc., KNJ Beverage, 3211 Fort Worth Drive, Denton Atlantic Sunglasses LLC, Atlantic Sunglasses LLC, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton Bolivar Diaz, Delicious Deli, 714 E. Hickory St., Denton David C. Keugele, The Burning Man, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton Dorothy J. Minter, Dorothy J. Minter, 819 Newton St., Denton
Enmon Accessories LLC, Enmon Accessories, 900 E. Hickory St., Denton Faubion Creative Studios LLC, Faubion Creative Studios LLC, 912 Providence St., Denton Jon Eric James, Carpentry 101, 715 Acme St., Denton Kenneth M. Hendricks, N. TX Flooring, 1801 Southridge Drive, Denton Kimberly T. Phan, I Yo CafĂŠ, 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 108, Denton Mahboob A. Assani, Golden Gifts, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton Nadia S. Rabah, Olive Branch Pizza, 1776 Teasley Lane, Suite 103, Denton Office Depot Inc., Office Depot No. 483, 2300 San Jacinto Blvd., Denton Ramona R. Laird, Ramona Laird Photography, 1408 Fox Holw, Denton Rita Boylan and Jessica Sowder, Opa's Schnitzel Haus, 418 Hollyhill Lane, Denton Sabiha K. Yusufzai, Goldwater Creek, 2201 S. I-35E, Suite P6, Denton Shawn T. Kizewski, Shawn T. Kizewski, 1807 Kendolph Drive, Denton The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc., The Children's Place No. 1830, 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 218, Denton The Dewberry Companies LLC, Dewberry & Davis LLC, 723 S. I-35E, Suite 230, Denton Tom Ovington, Steel Drum Source, 1717 Wisteria St., Denton Umair Bros. LLC, Valley Jewelers, 2201 S. I-35E, Denton 76207 Ellen Marie Gilgore, Pickleball Palace, 9605 Applewood Trail, Denton 76208 Blanca E. Salgado, Ojuelos Taqueria, 3922 E. McKinney St., Denton Calandra Matias, Hermanos Security & Investigations, 4608 E. University Drive, Denton Corporate Legal Solutions Inc., Corporate Legal Solutions Inc., 213 Lakeside Drive, Shady Shores Douglas Lynn Barber, Doug's Metal Detectors, 135 Chaparral Estate, Shady Shores Dovie L. Deihl, Webdfw.Com, 7105 Desert Willow Drive, Denton Geoffrey Pruett Desmond, Occupational Cleaning & Detail, 5417 Soledad Drive, Denton Glenn Russell Williams, RW Knives, 212 Harrison Court, Shady Shores Lisa Gaye Smith, Sweet Elations Gifts, 4716 E. University Drive, Denton Lovita S. Coleman, Fabulous Jewelry By Lovita Coleman, 2501 Stockbridge Road, Apt. 15207, Denton Lovita S. Coleman, Fabulous Fine Jewelry Store, 2501 Stockbridge Road, Apt. 15207, Denton Nicci C. Attaway, Nicci Attaway, 4100 Rocky Bend Court, Corinth Team Pro Facility Services LLC, Team Pro Facility Services LLC, 5201 Par Drive, Apt. 1916, Denton Tineanett Thompson, JC & HB Organic Natural Chocolate Factory, 2801 Spencer Road, Denton
Inventiometrics LLC, Inventiometrics, 7112 Riverchase Trail, Denton Jin X Lin, Win Hing Chinese Restaurant, 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 168, Denton Kelly Adams Massey, Re-Creations, 3804 Miramar Drive, Denton Mary B. Cottingham, Copper Leaf Communications, 7301 Livingston Drive, Denton OTB Acquisition LLC, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina No. 155, 2829 S. I-35E, Denton Renee L. Higgins, Big Little Creative, 3208 Athens Drive, Corinth Virginia Kelly Mangel, Mon Petite Amour Couture, 1811 Dundee Drive, Corinth 76226 B&B Catering LLC, B&B Catering, 218 Shenandoah Court, Argyle Carrie A. Haynes, South Texas Beef Jerky, 960 Brush Creek Road, Argyle Choice Security Services Inc., Control Security and Surveillance, 2650 FM407E, Suite 225, Bartonville Dana C. Michaels, Refined Designs, 140 Old Town Blvd. N., Argyle Daniel S. Forrer Do Pa, Oasis Wellness Center, 2650 FM407E, Suite 155, Bartonville Joshua Thomas Blevins, Home HD AV Designs, 140 Old Town Blvd. N., Suite 200, Argyle Lloyd M. Graham, Graham Computer Works, 140 Canyon Oaks Drive, Argyle Marango Motion Works LLC, Marango Motion Works LLC, 193 Springfield Lane, Argyle William K. Kersey, Snappy Snow, 508 Highway 377 S., Argyle
76249 Phil Luker, Phil Luker, 1416 Sequoia Drive, Krum Wilson-McLain Plumbing Inc., Wilson-McLain Plumbing, 4401 Masch Branch Road, Krum 76258 Bear Marine LLC, Bear Marine LLC, 10221 FM455E, Pilot Point George R. Derden III, Lena O's Boutique, 10279 FM455E, Suite 900, Pilot Point Gretta A. Buchanan, Buchanan's, 209 S. Washington St., Pilot Point
76266 BNB Stone LLC, BNB Stone LLC, 917 N. 10th St., Sanger Chris Lynn Hardin, ADR Mechanical, 8444 Houston Road, Sanger Christopher C. Hebert, The Modern Mutt, 710 N. 5th St., Sanger Denton Dry Clean Inc., Dry Clean Center, 619 N. 10th St., Suite 301, Sanger Laura Waner Uzzell, La Made, 7047 Choctaw Ridge, Sanger Trina J. Thatcher, L&R Landscapes, 5576 Stone Creek Drive, Sanger
A Unique Gift Shop Home Decor and Gifts Motorcycle Accessories & Apparel 206 W. Hundley - Lake Dallas, Tx
76227 Ashton Elizabeth Rumsey, Razzle Dazzle Couture, 1128 Golden Eagle Court, Aubrey Darian Michael Erikson, DFW Aeration, 341 Valley Drive, Aubrey Juan Alberto, Taqueria La Cabana, 26828 US Highway 380E, Little Elm Redbox Automated Retail LLC, DVD Rental By Redbox LLC, 26730 US Highway 380 E., Little Elm 76234 Barbara A. Bethurum, Nooks N'crannies, 109 W. Main St., Decatur Byron Glenn Flynt, Patriot Flagpole Service, 3332 County Road 2320, Decatur Covenant Security Services LLC, Covenant Security Services LLC, 337 County Road 2320, Decatur Dora Trejo, Mi Dulce Princesa Boutique, 1702 N. Trinity St., Decatur Kyle Campbell Fletcher, Fletcher Feed Store, 1002 E. Business 380, Trailer 15, Decatur Ramon Sandoval & Maria Sandoval, Carniceria Las Delicias, 1100 W. Business 380, Unit D, Decatur Saylor's Mesquite Pit BBQ Inc., Sean's Mesquite Pit BBQ, 401 N. Highway 287 Decatur Shemane N. Watts and Daniel E. Watts, Nutrition Wise, 1208 S. FM51, Suite U, Decatur Virgil Ray Cornelison Jr., A Ray of Flowers, 103 W. Main St., Decatur
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76209 Andrew H. Akers, AC Media Systems, 1709 Post Oak Court, Denton Brett M. Smith, Oasis Heating and Cooling, 2409 Salado St., Denton Clarence Simon, Signa Sales, 2904 Penniman Road, Denton Edgell Food Services Group Inc., Papa Murphys Take N Bake Pizza, 1105 E. University Drive, Denton James Michael Simmons, Mommas Handyman, 134 Bellaire Drive, Denton Joe A. Carrasco, West Texas Imports, 3705 Cooper Branch E., Denton Joe H. Galindo, Texas Floor & Stone Design, 4016 Atlas Drive, Denton Laura Alcantar/Etal, Cherised Occasions, 3404 Cactus Circle, Denton 76210 Beth A. Hoss, Beth A. Hoss, 3105 Spenrock Court, Denton Bonzai Enterprises Inc., Bonzai Enterprises Inc., 2009 Lamprey Circle, Denton Cierra Air Compressor LLC, Cierra Air Compressor LLC, 3403 Brookshire Run, Corinth Gasco Inc., Gasco Service, 113 Old Alton Drive, Denton FP
Vital Statistics BUILDING PERMITS
BUSINESS CLIMATE Vehicle sales — April 2010 2009
The following building permits were issued by the Denton Planning and Development department in May.
Sales tax allocations — February
AUTOS TRUCKS MONTH TOTAL YTD TOTAL 790 904 1,694 5,983 n/a n/a 1,556 5,897
2009-10 budget amount 2009-10 actual amount Difference
SOURCE: New Car Dealers Association
$1,522,945 $1,384,746 - $138,199
2008-09 actual amount $1,514,978 Difference to prior year Down $130,232
SOURCE: City of Denton
Economic development activity report — April Prospect inquiries by type Aviation Data/call centers Distribution/warehouse Energy Hotel/conference center Manufacturers Office Service related Technology
No. 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 1
City of Denton unemployment rate 2009
SOURCE: Texas Workforce Commission
YTD 2 2 2 1 1 22 2 4 4
Prospect inquiries by source Company Brokers/consultants Developers/miscellaneous Chamber of Commerce Economic development allies Economic development website
No. 0 0 0 0 8 0
YTD 4 4 1 1 29 1
SOURCE: City of Denton/Denton Chamber of Commerce
Denton County unemployment rate March 7.5%
Denton County foreclosures June 2010 June 2009
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ANNUAL COMPARISON 554 533
SOURCE: Texas Workforce Commission SOURCE: Foreclosure Listing Service Inc.
CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPATION 2 Fast 2 Furious, 2401 Worthington Drive, 103 Addison June, 105 W. Hickory American Climate, 908 S. Locust St. Burger Extreme, 301 W. University Drive Ebeid Law Office, 723 S. I-35E, 209 Forest Real Estate, 1100 Dallas Drive, 112 Foxxy Lady, 1607 E. McKinney St., 600 Fu-Yu H. Wang, 920 Austin St. Lisa Jacquez, 1124 Woodrow, 112 Never a Dull Moment, 317 S. Elm St. North Texas Psychiatry, 914 N. Locust St. North Texas Psychiatry, 920 N. Locust St. Texas Pre Seal, 6415 N. I-35E Vaporescence, 1914 N. Carroll Blvd. Vineyard Apartments, 902 Vine St., Building 1 Vineyard Apartments, 902 Vine St., Building 2
4501 Lacewood Drive, $289,188.54 4512 Woodbine, $345,445.93
COMMERCIAL City of Denton, 4850 Spartan Drive KGRD/AGRD Denton LLC, 3455 Quail Creek Drive
Robson Ranch 8913 Bradford St., $210,243.14 9604 Edmondson Drive, $349,286.84 9009 Landmark Lane, $326,177.37 8809 Maryland Court, $301,104.03 9804 Teakwood Ave., $213,042.84
COMMERCIAL ALTERATION Amina Khafaji, 1230 Duncan St. Central Appraisal District, 3901 Morse St. City of Denton, 5005 Bradshaw City of Denton, 3020 N. Locust St. City of Denton, 215 E. McKinney Denton Green Investors, 2524 W. Oak St., 253 Dr. Cecile Nguyen, 2700 W. University Drive, 1060 First United Bank, 2730 W. University Drive First United Bank and Trust, 1517 Centre Place Drive Inland Western Denton, 1800 S. Loop 288, 105 Linda J. Knowles, 1131 E. McKinney St. Mattress Giant, 2710 W. University Drive, 1000 Mike Rasmussen, 531 Londonderry Lane, 100-104 Noah L. Turrubiarte, 3500 E. University Drive Phil Shirley, 111 W. Mulberry St. Ranae Hedger, 3741 Mingo Road, 204 & 205 Rayzor Ranch, 2710 W. University Drive, 1016 RESIDENTAL DR Horton
Habitat for Humanity 916 Hill, $120,017.71 Isaac Henson 2100 Winthrop Hill Road, $447,323.74 Lumbermen’s Investment 3217 Evening Wind Road, $356,449.12 Matt Speight 5801 Eagle Mountain Drive, $264,908.29 Meritage Homes-Irving 3308 Evening Wind Road, $356,449.12
Shepherd Place Homes 2821 Stockton St., $166,667.99 2921 Stockton St., $221,802.49 2952 Stockton St., $177,217.69 Standard Pacific Homes 7509 Barrymore Road, $277,896.94 Standard Pacific of Texas 7105 Edwards Road, $335,406.91 Westglen Partners Ltd. 2717 Westglen, $220,111.45 2725 Westglen, $113,464 Young, Arvie and Patsy 8524 Stallion St., $465,645.58
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