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Hidden kingdom

Wed, Jun 3, 2015 - 12:48pm

In a small secluded woodland in north Denton, an old knight and a young Viking meet on a field of battle. They move as if they’re dancers, circling each other with swords and shields raised high. They thrust and stab as they test each other’s defenses, searching for the perfect opportunity to land the killing blow.

It’s early on Monday night, and a crowd of warriors gather to watch Sir Dunchad Mor MacRonan, the old knight, dispatch his young opponent, who is simply known as Hakon the Blacksmith.

MacRonan’s scale mail shimmers in the fading sunlight as he moves his shield to block Hakon’s incoming attack. But the...

Mercedes-Benz art program benefits SMU, TCU students

Tue, Jun 2, 2015 - 1:12pm

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, which has its Business Center Operations in Fort Worth, has given a total of $20,000 to three graduating arts students at Southern Methodist University and three from Texas Christian University.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services of Michigan sponsors its Experiencing Perspectives art program at four universities in the U.S. and Canada where it has corporate offices. The program includes financial sponsorship, artist awards and an annual art exhibition in each location. The company’s Fort Worth facility started working with SMU and TCU in...

Native bees are in peril, too

Thu, May 28, 2015 - 12:38pm

Most people have a strong image of bees: small, round, yellow, fuzzy bodies with black stripes. They live in hives, make honey and sting if you rile them. That’s only part of the picture.

Think, instead, of metallic blue bees with nests in the ground and delivering practically no sting. Or leaf-cutter bees that chew perfect half-moons out of healthy rose leaves.

“There are adorable little heart-shaped ones and some that look like they are always wearing legwarmers. Carpenter bees have a shiny rear end — they are just downright shiny,” says Carol Clark. Native bees, not honeybees, are the McKinney master naturalist’s...

16-year-old Fort Worth native graduates from Texas A&M

Mon, May 18, 2015 - 12:17pm

Sixteen-year-old Noel Jett earned her college degree at Texas A&M University on Saturday.

Now, she said, it’s time to work on being a typical teenager.

Her summer plans: “I’m going to be sleeping for the most part,” she said. “I should also focus on learning how to drive.”

Jett, a Fort Worth native, completed her undergraduate studies this month after taking 21 spring semester hours. She started at Texas A&M at 14 after taking classes at Tarrant County College. Next fall, she heads to the University of North Texas in Denton to work on Ph.D. studies in gifted and talented educational psychology.


2014 Texas APME Awards List

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 10:56am

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presented its 2014 journalism awards at its annual convention Saturday over the weekend. Winners also were announced in the Headliners Excellence in Journalism competition.

The Headliners awards are selected among the star division winners in each category by a separate panel of judges selected by the Headliners Foundation. Entries for Star Online Package of The Year also compete with the division winners of the Texas AP Broadcasters contests. A winner in that category will be announced April 25.




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