Author: lizdda

July Downtown Artwalk

July’s artwalk is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of…art, of course! Enjoy the July stroll downtown that will include art and artists, music, history and drawing. Toss in some food, drinks and a cool old building or two, and you’ve got yourself an evening to remember. This month, go by minicine? at 846 Texas Avenue to see the ‘not and, and so’ exhibit featuring new works in tile, paint, wood, wax, plaster, and sound by Allison West, Jon Mackey, John Martin and Matt Dinkins. Wander through the beautiful Asian Gardens and see how many cultures you can...

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July 4th Downtown

Downtown celebrates Independence Day with a week of special events! Start your fun at the Red River Brewing Company, 1200 Marshall Street, for laid-back beer and BBQ on Saturday, July 1, and a four-course BBQ and beer pairing on Sunday, July 2. Get the skinny on Red, White, Brew and BBQ and purchase tickets here.   Independence Day starts with a run at 7:30 am and doesn’t end until the last firework goes off at 10 pm. In between are kids’ events, live music, a steak cook-off, and much more. Independence Day Festival 2017 happens along the downtown riverfront,...

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Dog Friendly Downtown

You’ve heard it before. Downtown has gone to the dogs, and we’re actually pretty happy about that. One downtown developer has had a really hard time renting his apartments because of his ‘no-pet’ policy. Statistics say that 44% of Americans own dogs, 29% own cats. Because of that policy, he is turning away 60% (total # of pet owners) of the people who might have been interested in his space. That’s a lot of people to tell that you don’t want their money or business. Because of this dog love connection, more and more businesses are becoming pet friendly. (Some...

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Introducing Parkmobile Parking App!

Starting May 1, you can use your smartphone (or any phone, for that matter) to park at any of the on-street spaces downtown. Park by app or use the handy toll-free phone number that you will see on decals and signage. It’s easy!   PAY BY USING THE PARKMOBILE APP Download the Parkmobile app on your smartphone or mobile device. Complete the registration process to start using the app. Once you’ve registered, enter in Zone# located on stickers and signs on the meters. Pay for minutes up to 3 hours. (Hour #3 will include an upcharge of $1). Confirm your...

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