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The Dallas 500
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Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas. It’s produced by the editors of D CEO (named the country’s best regional business magazine for the past three consecutive years) who have spent nearly a year doing research and interviews. Unprecedented in scope, The Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at the people who have made Dallas-Fort Worth such a powerful economic force.

 

Jazz musicians jam at Roxy’s Downtown
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Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 3:47pm

By Joe Stumpe

For William Flynn, being a successful jazz musician in Wichita means more than just playing a mean guitar.

He’s organizer, promoter, teacher and cheerleader, too.

“That’s part of what helps a scene thrive,” Flynn said. “It really takes a lot of collective effort on the part of the musicians.”

Flynn is one of several musicians nurturing just such a scene at Roxy’s Downtown, alternating jam sessions featuring local talent with concerts showcasing performers from elsewhere.

“It’s really brought together the local jazz community,” said Geoff Deibel, a jazz saxophonist who’s also...

Texas Girl Scout secures historical marker for 1914 UNL graduate
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Wed, Nov 4, 2015 - 11:00pm

by Emma Olson

One University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate earned herself a historical marker this past weekend.

Beulah Harriss graduated from the UNL in 1914 and moved to Denton, Texas, to begin her teaching career.

She began at North Texas Normal College, which is now the University of North Texas. Harriss started her teaching career with physical education and eventually expanded to teach Swedish and German gymnastics. She was the first female physical education teacher for the college. Harris also coached every sport except football.

Harriss used her time in Denton to form the first Girl Scout troop...

Blue Bell ice cream returns to North Texas stores
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Mon, Nov 2, 2015 - 6:00am

by Gordon Dickson

SOUTHLAKE - Bryan McLarty let out a bellowing “Hoo-rah!” as he made his way to the checkout counter about 5:30 a.m. Monday at a Kroger supermarket in Southlake.

He was the first customer to buy Blue Bell ice cream at the store, since the Brenham-based company was forced to shut down production because of a food-borne illness scandal. But like many loyal fans of the frozen treat, McLarty had put the controversy behind him and was ready to celebrate with four half-gallons.

“I’ve been waiting six or seven months for this,” proclaimed McLarty, 51, who owns Big Fish BBQ and Catering Co. Then he...

What Is Art School For?
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Tue, Sep 29, 2015 - 5:00am

by Liz Mitchell

“You may think that the Art College is very free and easy. But it is not.”

This statement was made nearly 50 years ago, by the Association of Members of Hornsey College of Art (1968). Earlier this year, it appeared in big vinyl lettering on a gallery wall at Manchester School of Art. I saw it in July, reviewing the exhibition We Want People Who Can Draw, and it has stayed with me ever since. The new academic year is just beginning at Manchester and with it, my...

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