Time to ride wave of renewable energy

Sat, Nov 14, 2015 - 10:06pm

by Devin Taylor and Adam Briggle

The recently proposed Renewable Denton Plan would increase our use of solar and wind power from 40 percent of our electricity portfolio to 70 percent. And it would nearly eliminate our dependence on coal. This is the right kind of thinking. Denton should be on the road to 100 percent renewables.

But the plan also calls for spending $220 million to build two natural gas power plants in Denton. This is where it goes wrong.

In this decade, we are witnessing massive changes in renewable energy that rival the kinds of impacts from fracking in the past decade. Now is not the time to...

Gallery walls turned over to UNT faculty, staff

Thu, Nov 12, 2015 - 8:55am

The University of North Texas’ annual College of Visual Arts and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition opens tonight with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 10, includes ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and fashion design by 34 faculty and staff members.

Two new faculty members, assistant professor of studio arts and sculpture Alicia Eggert and senior lecturer in figure drawing Christian Fagerland, will display their art in the show.

Eggert will display her piece The Sun, which...

How Republicans fell in love with Israel

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 - 8:30am

by Zack Beauchamp

There's something really striking about this year's Republican presidential campaign: The candidates love to talk about how much they love Israel.

In the first presidential debate, Israel was mentioned 12 times — more than any other country except Iran, its strategic rival. In the second Republican debate, the country came up ...

The Q&A: Jeanne Tunks

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Trib+Edu: What problems with education in the state is the program meant to address?

Jeanne Tunks is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas. She studies Latino students’ performance in mathematics and runs the International Teacher to Teacher Exchange program between math teachers in Texas and Guatemala.

Trib+Edu: Can you tell me a little bit about what the program consists of?

Jeanne Tunks: The exchange program consists of teachers from...

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Growth in north Fort Worth still going strong

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Growth in north Fort Worth shows no sign of slowing down.

Dirt is being moved for the construction of a Facebook data center.

The Federal Aviation Administration just finished moving into its new southwest regional headquarters just off Interstate 35W north of Heritage Trace Parkway.

The Northwest school district’s third high school was dedicated this week.

And work on I-35W continues across the Alliance Corridor, which started with the novel idea of building a cargo-only airport in 1989 and now has an estimated population of more than 250,000.

Planned and developed by Ross Perot Jr. and...