UMB Bank Hires Mina Castaneda as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Lending in Texas

Fri, Apr 15, 2016 - 8:00am

UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corp. , has hired UNT alumna Mina Castaneda as senior vice president of healthcare lending out of the company’s Dallas office.

Castaneda is responsible for healthcare finance and senior living finance throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona. 

Castaneda has more than 26 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, with the last 15 years focused on healthcare lending. Prior to her role at UMB, she was vice president of the healthcare and senior living lending group at Comerica Bank.

Castaneda graduated from the University of North Texas. She...

Dr. Jeremy Earnhart Joins the Music for All Board of Directors

Thu, Apr 14, 2016 - 8:00am
INDIANAPOLIS—Jeremy L. Earnhart, Ed.D., Director of Fine Arts for the Arlington, TX Independent School District has been elected to the Music for All Board of Directors. Music for All is a nonprofit educational organization, whose mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.“As we continue to work through the myriad of music education, development, adjudication, and advocacy issues Dr. Earnhart’s input will be of great value to the organization,” says Gayl Doster, Chairman of the Music for All Board of Directors. “He will help us expand opportunities for Music for All as we...

Filling the bill

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - 8:00am

by Rhiannon Saegert

As 35 Denton expands, the festival’s talent buyers Charlie Hunter and Dallas Guill have expanded their horizons as well, bringing on a new booking person whose musical background is different, but equally tied to Denton.

With roughly 30 paid bands and about 130 other acts, they turned to Christopher Walker, a University of North Texas music composition graduate who works at the school’s composition studies and music education divisions as an administrative assistant, as well as at local venue Andy’s Bar as a talent buyer.

“We started off, just Dallas and I, hammering away at it. And when...

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Maniacal 4 expands range of trombone

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 - 8:00am

by Kay Jonson

The trombone quartet Maniacal 4 will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th St. E. The concert is free for those who have a Hutchinson Concert Association membership or a Glencoe Concert Association Series membership.

Don’t have a membership? No problem. Tickets are available at the door for $20.

Memberships for the 2016-17 Glencoe Concert Association Series will be available for purchase at this concert. If you are a first-time member purchasing a season ticket, you may also attend this concert at no charge.

What makes M4 special? The four musicians...

Project combs through cultural views on natural black tresses

By Britney Tabor

As a child, Terresa Hardaway equated beauty with long, straight, silky, chemically processed hair.

At age 5, she wore her hair in braids and cornrows. By second grade, she began recognizing physical differences between her hair and her classmates’. Hardaway wanted relaxed hair, a perm, like her older sister Nicole. A perm removes the kink or curl from a black person’s hair texture, creating a bone-straight or relaxed look.

Hardaway’s mother wouldn’t allow it. She was too young to perm her hair. Young Terresa became jealous that her oldest sister was allowed to get perms while she and her...