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Lewisville ISD begins search for new superintendent

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 3:04pm

Lewisville ISD is embarking on a search for a new superintendent after three years under Superintendent Stephen Waddell, who announced his retirement last week.

Waddell, whose departure is scheduled for Jan. 31, began his career in 1980 as a teacher. He has 15 years experience as a superintendent, having served as superintendent for Birdville ISD, Tuloso-Midway ISD and Sunray ISD before joining Lewisville ISD in 2011.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from what is now the University of North Texas, his master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and his...

Students’ research gains notice

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 3:02pm

Three research projects from seven local high school students have gained the attention of the country’s top researchers in recent months.

Students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas were unsuccessful in advancing to the national Siemens Competition last weekend, but the academy probably had more semifinalist and regional finalist placements in this year’s contest cycle than any other school in the nation, according to university officials.

The Siemens Competition is noted as the country’s premier math, science and technology research contest for high school students...

Texas university student governments endorse Houston-Dallas high-speed rail service

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 2:57pm

RoStudent government associations at Sam Houston State University and the University of North Texas issued resolutions this month in support of Texas Central Railway's proposal to build a high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston.Both organization's resolutions emphasized that the service would allow students to commute to campus and access professional development opportunities in Dallas and Houston, according to a press release from the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP). The association has a campaign underway to recruit "the next generation of transportation leaders."University of North Texas students'...

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North Texas immigrant advocates prayed for reforms

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 2:53pm

Ramiro Luna can envision a day when immigrant mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters work and live in the United States without fear of deportation.

But if that doesn’t seem realistic right now, Luna doesn’t mind.

He’s used to being called a Dreamer.

“This is not political. It’s personal,” said Luna, a co-founder of the North Texas Dream Team, an activist group made up mostly of American-raised children of illegal immigrants — college students and graduates — who have pushed for immigration reform since about 2009.

Luna and many of...

Collins Named Chair of USGA Women's Committee

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 2:50pm

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced the appointment of Stasia Collins, of Baltimore, Md., to serve a one-year term as chair of the USGA Women's Committee in 2015. Collins takes the position after serving as vice chairman the past two years. She succeeds Dot Paluck, of Bernardsville, N.J. Pam Murray, of Richardson, Texas, has been appointed to a one-year term as vice chairman.

Ten members were reappointed to one-year terms on the Women's Committee: Lew Ellen Erickson, of Tulsa, Okla.; Sarah Haas, of Carterville, Ill.; Judi Lorenzen, of Marana, Ariz.; Pat McKamey, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Jean Mulcahey, of...