Texas Photo founders Angilee Wilkerson and Jana Perez, draw from their expertise as masters of the fine art of photography to impart camera-wielding wisdom to shutterbugs in informative classes. Each morning, the formidable photographers snap still lifes of their breakfast cereal to maintain the skills that have earned them recognition from the The Center for Fine Art Photography and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. In classroom courses, the teachers edify students about specific technical topics, such as using Photoshop to add layers, resize images, or seamlessly crop Janet Reno into every family portrait. Photo safaris meet at scenic locations such as the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens or the Dallas Farmers Market, where pupils capture photographical fodder as Angilee and Jana proffer picture-framing advice. Classes do not exceed 20 pupils in size, allowing for ample individual attention.
Entering its third generation of family ownership, Zenith Dry Cleaners helps wives and brides-to-be prepare and preserve wedding-day duds with its wedding-gown services. In preceremony readying treatments, garment gurus carefully steam, hand finish and tissue wrap gowns for transportation, gently laying each dress on a travel-ready form before coaxing its restless veils to sleep with a whispered lullaby. After the ceremony, gowns are packaged in an acid-free capsule and sent voyaging boldly into the future, protected from oxidation and moisture. Along with a careful hand-cleaning, dry-cleaning solvents work to return vibrant tones and liberate gowns from spots, smudges and blots acquired during rowdy reception toasts or nerve-driven Pepto Bismol chugging contests. Customized hand finishing caps off the procedure, allowing safe storage of cherished garments.
The veterinarians and veterinary techs at Texas Coalition for Animal Protection are local pets’ allies. With services that cover neutering, spaying, dental hygiene, and vaccinations, they promote fur-covered family members’ good health and wellbeing. And the professional team of caregivers makes it easy to get pets healthy by offering most preventive medical work all in one place.
Founded in 1846, the frontier town of Denton exhibits a youthful sheen thanks to the students of nearby University of North Texas and the Texas Woman’s University. After a 1989 revitalization project that poured $36.5 million into restoring its historical district, Denton's Main Street district is now lined with shops, cafés, pubs, and galleries.Built in 1896, the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square houses an eponymous museum that brims with local history exhibits, including displays on weaponry, early Denton farm life, and the county's African-American and Hispanic families. Every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon, an Acoustic Lawn Jam takes place on the courthouse lawn, where guitarists, drummers, fiddlers, and singers perform songs dedicated to their favorite Supreme Court justice.Denton's impressive live music scene includes several venues hosting weekly live bands such as Hailey’s Club, which recently landed John Oates for an upcoming performance on November 4. For a different brand of loud, the nearby North Star Dragway pits one souped-up car against another in regular drag-racing competitions.
The auto aficionados at Texas Truxx Outfitters augment vehicles with cosmetic and functional modifications. During the two- to three-hour window tinting, a shade technician darkens glass on every side of two- and four-door cars with a choice of LLumar or 3M window tints. Both LLumar and 3M sheathes reduce interior heat accumulation while protecting dashboards, passengers, and custom-installed slushy machines from up to 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays. A lifetime warranty ensures that autos maintain their tinted mystique for as long as they prowl the asphalt.