17 Facts About Denton Texas


Electricity came to Denton Texas beginning in 1905 with the creation of Denton Texas Municipal Electric.

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Denton Texas is located on the northern edge of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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Notable businesses headquartered in Denton Texas include truck manufacturer Peterbilt, beauty supplier Sally Beauty Company, and jewelry producer Jostens.

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Denton Texas is home to several annual artistic and cultural events that cater to residents and tourists.

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Local independent music scene in Denton has emerged alongside of Denton's academic music establishments, including the University of North Texas College of Music.

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Denton Texas Square, bordered by Oak, Hickory, Locust, and Elm Streets, is a cultural and political hub of the city.

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From 1914 to 1959, the City of Denton Texas used a mayor–city commission system, but a charter adopted in 1959 created a council–manager form of city government.

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Denton Texas is a part of the Sister Cities International program and maintains cultural and economic exchange programs with its sister cities, Madaba in Jordan and San Nicolas de los Garza in Mexico.

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City of Denton is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.

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Denton Texas is host to several private schools with religious affiliations and alternative education models.

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Denton Texas is served by the Denton Texas Public Library, which has three branches: Emily Fowler Central Library, North Branch Library, and South Branch Library.

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University of North Texas in Denton is the flagship university of the University of North Texas System, which includes the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the University of North Texas at Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law, and a satellite campus in Frisco.

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North Central Denton Texas College is a public community college based in Gainesville, Denton Texas.

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Since 1899, the Denton Texas Record-Chronicle has been the newspaper of record for Denton Texas.

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The city's public television station, Denton Texas TV, covers city council meetings, restaurant scores, high school football, and educational programming.

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Denton Texas is served by the Denton Texas County Transportation Authority, which operates local bus service, on-demand GoZone service, and regional rail to Lewisville and Carrollton, with connections to Dallas' DART rail system.

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DCTA states this will relocate downtown parking needs to the underutilized space at Medpark station, and enhance mobility in Downtown Denton Texas, including for students, as well as for residents of Hebron who connect to the DART system one stop away at Trinity Mills.

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