City leaders keeping their options open

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 - 1:18pm

City leaders are exploring more options for a new electrical substation near the University of North Texas, according to Denton council member Kathleen Wazny.

The council took up the matter in closed session this week.

“I know people are hungry for information,” Wazny said. “There are still several options on the table.”

Although there is some open land in the neighborhood, the project, as originally announced, threatens the homes of 13 families.

Denton Municipal Electric officials told the Hillside Addition neighborhood early this year they had no viable options. The houses between Peak, Collins,...

Q & A With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Wed, Jul 1, 2015 - 5:47am

Green Party candidate Jill Stein officially announced she is running in the 2016 presidential race on June 22, during an interview on Democracy Now!. She held a campaign kickoff event the following day at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where antiwar activist Medea Benjamin and racial justice activist Marsha Coleman-Adebayo introduced and endorsed her campaign.

The main planks of Stein’s presidential platform ...

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Meet local author Dr. Lino García Jr. at Edinburg library

Mon, Jun 29, 2015 - 1:47pm

Author Dr. Lino García Jr. will make a special appearance at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg.


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Did Custer, Indians get a bad rap?

Mon, Jun 29, 2015 - 1:43pm

A trio of experts will look back nearly 140 years on Monday evening to discuss how the press did while covering the Battle of the Little Bighorn and its aftermath.

“Custer, the Press and the Little Bighorn” will be presented free beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Johnson Community Room at the Billings Public Library, 510 N. Broadway.

Gazette Outdoor Editor Brett French will share his thoughts about how the battle would have been covered by modern media and how General George Armstrong Custer might have promoted himself using social media.

Tim Lehman, professor of history and political science at Rocky...

UNT Union to open in October

Mon, Jun 29, 2015 - 7:27am

After weather delays, the opening of the new student union at the University of North Texas is now expected in October instead of August this year.

The majority of the exterior is done, now adorned with a soaring eagle above the University Union entrance, and now construction crews are working on finishing interiors, said Zane Reif, the union director. Offices and services will move into the building in late October and early November, he said.

“We’ll be in the facility and students will be able to use it [in fall], but to be fully functional, we will probably wait until January,” Reif said.

By the time of...

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