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Wedding fashions from 1800s to today featured

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 12:56pm

DENTON, Texas -- Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit showcasing the changing styles of American brides, from a 1900s dress with a lace choker collar to a beaded flapper dress from the 1920s to a 1980s satin confection with an explosion of organdy ruffles.

More than 40 wedding gowns spanning from 1844 to last year are featured in the free exhibit that opened over recently in the North Texas city of Denton. Most of the dresses are from the University of North Texas' Texas Fashion Collection -- which includes more than 20,000 historic clothing items, while others were loaned...

Little Joe embodies heart of Tejano music

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 12:52pm

Debbie Cavazos-Oliva has fond memories of her parents returning from the dance hall and pumping up the music of Tejano legend Little Joe y La Familia at the house.

"That music," she said, her eyes widening as if her internal jukebox was spinning the trumpet-filled music, "it does something to my blood."

For Cavazos-Oliva and many of the people who gathered early Sunday evening at Club Westerner for an intimate gathering with the musician, Little Joe is a nod to their youth and a signifier of a cultural uprising in the Chicano community that began with his music in Texas more than 50 years ago.

"Being Hispanic...

New app lightens social media load

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 12:44pm

University of North Texas student Jesse Stauffer and his peers are tired of hearing people lecture about what they should and should not post on social media.

They know companies can go back to look at their profiles to judge character after they apply for jobs, but not everyone thinks to delete questionable content. So, he came up with a remedy with the help and funding of his business partner, Mark Cuban.

“I thought I would make a tool that would help my peers stay safe from the party pictures they post,” Stauffer said.

The idea was to create an app that would allow social media content to self-destruct...

The Mayborn at 10: Looking at the science of storytelling

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 12:42pm

GRAPEVINE — In its 10th year, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference celebrated stories with topics ranging from trash to dodos to neuroscience.

Its 2014 theme: science, technology and innovation. The conference attracted hundreds of guests and dozens of high-profile writers, including headliners David Quammen, Lawrence Wright and Sheri Fink, to speak in Grapevine this weekend.

The annual conference, produced by the University of North Texas, was heavy on nuts-and-bolts advice. At his keynote speech Saturday night, Pulitzer-winner Wright pantomimed knocking over his cabinet of writing components, spilling the...

Former UNT great quoted in story on NFL painkillers lawsuit

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 12:39pm

The Associated Press just released a story on former players joining a lawsuit against the NFLthat claims teams kept handing out painkillers and other drugs with few safeguards as recently as 2012.

The story includes a quote from former UNT great Patrick Cobbs. The UNT Hall of Famer joined the New England Patriots in 2006 as an undrafted free agent and then caught on as running back with the Miami Dolphins through 2010. Cobbs said he started taking painkillers to deal with hip and rib injuries in 2007-08.