The three things I tell women in my social entrepreneurship class

Thu, May 28, 2015 - 12:34pm

The future of American economic growth is in the hands of women, but much of their entrepreneurial potential remains untapped. This is not just my opinion, it’s backed up by a 2014 Kauffman Foundation study, which found that women-owned businesses account...

15 North Texas immigrant leaders to be honored by law firm at event

Thu, May 28, 2015 - 11:58am

Every year, Cowles & Thompson presents Immigrant Journey Awards to exceptional North Texas immigrants and advocates for the immigrant community. This year, there are 15 nominees for the awards. They are Charlie Chen of the Richardson Chamber, Raymond Corral of Alcatel-Lucent, Edith D’Agostino of Gabbiano Group, Dilshad Dayani of World Women Global Council, Mauricio Dominguez of the Dallas ISD, Ashok Mago of Mago & Associates, Joe Madu of the West Africa-America Chamber, Azam and Claudia Mirza of Akorbi, Patricia Moore of Sentrum International, Nagla Moussa of National Autism Association of North Texas, Rajan Rijal of the...

To get around Congress, Obama turns to city halls

Wed, May 27, 2015 - 12:28pm

President Obama has quietly racked up a series of legislative victories during the past few months as lawmakers have enthusiastically embraced his calls for a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave and universal pre-kindergarten.

Instead of Capitol Hill, those victories happened in city halls, state houses and county buildings far from Washington.

At least six major cities — Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Tacoma, Wash., and Washington, D.C. — have passed paid sick leave laws in the four months since Obama called for state and local action in this year's State of the Union Address. Since the 2013 address...

Police warning on biker retaliation questioned by former biker, experts

Tue, May 26, 2015 - 11:10am

A Texas Department of Public Safety Bulletin warns that members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang may be plotting attacks on law enforcement officers, but former Bandidos members say the information is wrong and highly unlikely.

"Absolutely ludicrous," said Edward Winterhalder, a former high-ranking Bandidos member who is still in contact with former and current members. "From a purely common sense and logical point of view, there's no reason for them to do that."

Winterhalder was referring to a law enforcement bulletin, reported by CNN, that warned police across Texas that members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle...

Campus falling behind

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:17pm

While the University of North Texas has focused on new construction in recent years, with two projects underway on campus, the older buildings may have been a bit neglected.

To give the older buildings the attention they need, UNT is partnering with Sightlines Corp. to prioritize renovations and construction on campus.

The Denton campus consists of almost 5 million square feet. Hiring an outside company to analyze what to spend and where will help set budget priorities, said Bob Brown, vice president for administration and finance.

In a presentation to the UNT Board of Regents on Thursday, Jim Kadamus, vice...