On Wednesday September 20 at 6 PM, Aida Urquidez will present a talk titled “Muzquiz, a Denton Friendship City” in the Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. Join us as Denton resident and Múzquiz native, Aida Urquidez, shares stories from the city of Múzquiz, Mexico and its long friendship with the city of Denton.
Múzquiz is a mining city located about 100 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. For years, hundreds of its residents have traveled to Denton to start a business, live with family, or start a new life. Múzquiz Mayor, Luis Santos, has visited and toured Denton on several occasions, identifying aspects of Denton that he could bring back home to Múzquiz. Because of the history between the two cities, Denton and Múzquiz made their relationship official by signing a friendship agreement in 2015.
Urquidez, a Denton ISD teacher, is part of Proyecto Diez (Project Ten)- a group that works to strengthen the relationship between Denton and Múzquiz by connecting all of the Denton residents who have ties to Múzquiz.
All exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public. The courthouse has handicapped parking and accessibility through the north entrance. The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square is located at 110 W. Hickory in Denton, TX.