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Fri, Oct 3, 2014 - 2:55pm

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Quick storm brings hail

Fri, Oct 3, 2014 - 2:33pm

After the driest September on record, 1.39 inches of rain fell in less than an hour Thursday afternoon in Denton. Hail fell on the city’s north side.

Residents still shell-shocked from April’s hailstorm that did $500 million in damage held their breath as pebble- to baseball-size hail fell during the fast-moving storm.

Anthony Marks had to replace the roof and skylights on his home after the spring storm. Marble-size hail fell on his home again Thursday.

“I was thinking, ‘Oh, man, we just went through this,’” Marks said.

This time, however, the hailstones were smaller and didn’t fall for nearly as long...

UH Students Seek to Revive Residency Requirement

Thu, Oct 2, 2014 - 12:23pm

Students at the University of Houston are seeking to revive a proposal requiring freshmen to live on campus that was scrapped by university administrators after pushback from state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston.

The university's student government approved a bill Wednesday night calling for the implementation of the policy. It will be sent to administrators for consideration, and Charles Haston, the president of the student government association, said he expects it will also get the...

Texas casual

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 - 12:10pm

When officers of the Denton Benefit League started casting around for a fresh event that would attract a younger set, it settled on fine spirits and casual clothes.

“Boots, Bling & Bourbon” covers it all, said events coordinator Carrie Langford.

Langford said the league elected to make last year’s winter fundraiser, Sensational Settings, its last. The event invited local nonprofits and supporters to design a table setting — formal or informal. Then it opened a dining room of table setting designs to the public.

“It was the 10th year of Sensational Settings, and we were looking for another event,” Langford...

Hendrix first lady loves literature, teaching

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 - 9:48am

Marjorie Swann’s resumé, which includes her doctorate in 17th-century British literature, is intimidating, but her personality isn’t.

For example, in her office in the English department at Hendrix College, she has on her desk a ceramic dish, indentations spaced evenly around the outside, with a small bust of Shakespeare in the center. The dish holds bite-size Butterfinger and Baby Ruth candy bars.

“Do you know what that is?” the 52-year-old asked. It was an ashtray. “It was my best find on eBay. The thought of Shakespeare floating around in a sea of cigarette butts in a pub — the irony of this really appeals to me...