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Football: Greer gets the gig: Transfer named Mean Green QB

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 - 10:48am

Josh Greer completed his meteoric rise through North Texas’ depth chart on Monday, when the former Navarro College standout was named the Mean Green’s starting quarterback.

Greer arrived at UNT at the semester break and came out on top in what turned into an extended battle for the starting job that eventually dwindled to a two-man competition over the last few months. The sophomore edged out Andrew McNulty, a junior who is entering his fourth year in the program.

UNT opens the season on Saturday at Texas and will now turn to Greer in the hope that he can help keep the Mean Green’s momentum going after last season’s...

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How I Got Mark Cuban to back my app

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 - 10:45am

At 20 years old, Jesse Stauffer has landed a partnership that many entrepreneurs only dream about.

He attracted the attention, interest and funding of one of the country’s most successful and most recognizable technology entrepreneurs: Mark Cuban. Just how much funding, no one is saying.

Stauffer, a computer science major entering his senior year at the University of North Texas, and Cuban recently released Xpire, an application for iOS devices that helps users manage their digital footprints on social media. What started as an idea to solve a very real problem for...

Meet the new staff!

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 - 10:41am

We have a new session coming up in January and a completely new staff in my office. We wanted everyone in the district to have a chance to meet them since they will be the bridge between myself and District 92.

Nicole Atherton – Nicole has been the District Director for your House District 92 for the past year. Her job duties include assisting those who contact our office, managing the Representatives schedule, attending events on behalf of the Representative, and being actively involved in the community. In addition to her job as District Director, Nicole volunteers with Gladney Adoption home and at...

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments in our communities

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 - 10:39am

Brice Hutchcraft of Champaign won a new car during the Champaign Parks Foundation raffle to benefit the Park District's youth scholarship fund.

Brice's winning ticket was drawn during the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in West Side Park. The winner had a choice between a Ford Fusion from Ford City, a Nissan Altima from Illini Nissan or a Buick Encore from Worden Martin Buick/GMC. Brice chose the 2014 Ford Fusion.

More than $30,000 in tickets were sold with profits going to help ensure all children in our community have an equal opportunity to play, regardless of their parents' ability to pay for park district programs....

Artist’s most recent work is featured at New Tampa library

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 - 10:36am

NEW TAMPA — Artist Carol Northington is no stranger to the New Tampa Regional Library.

Her creations have graced its walls off and on at 1001 Cross Creek Blvd. since August 2007.

A sampling of her most recent artworks will be on display through the end of September.

For the fourth time, Northington has been selected as the North Tampa Arts League’s Artist of the Month and has been granted an exhibition at the library.

Acrylic paint is her medium of choice and bright colors and texture are commonplace in most of her pieces.

“I try to incorporate all three elements of design, color and...