Why are laser pointers dangerous for planes?

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - 2:11pm

David Shiner with the University of North Texas spoke to News 8 about why laser pointers are so dangerous for planes.    

To watch the video click here.

Morning Roundup

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 - 2:17pm

Bob Smietana, who is in charge of Christianity Today news, has a great post on how to spot fake news. Well done, sir. Let’s start a crusade!

Another day, another controversy from presidential candidate Donald Trump.

And University of North Texas sociology professor George Yancey has had enough.

Yancey logged on his computer and saw this headline: “Donald Trump: ‘If Black Lives Don’t Matter Here Go Back to Africa.’” Given Trump’s ...

Cuban Americans reflect over re-establishing relations

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 - 2:16pm

On Monday, the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations after 54 years, drawing mixed reviews around the country and here in Denton.

Local resident Carmen Cruz said although she’s proud of her Cuban heritage, she has mixed feelings about the two governments re-establishing diplomatic relations.

The daughter of Cubans who immigrated to this country, Cruz said she has heard stories from relatives about sadness, grief and loss.

“I think that there’s still a lot of pain and corruption in Cuba [so] it’s hard for the Cuban exile community to celebrate,” said Cruz, a Denton resident of 18 years. “...

Texas And The Confederacy: A Primer

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 - 7:29am

The shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month spurred a nationwide debate over the Confederate flag. That state removed the flag that flew over its capitol, and retailers like Amazon and Walmart have stopped carrying the rebel flag.

The debate has extended to southern states, which are now grappling with what to do with Confederate memorials. And, in Texas, there are concerns about...

Ignite 2015 Keynote Speaker: ‘Tsunami’ of Omnichannel Ecommerce Coming

Thu, Jul 16, 2015 - 12:40pm

The inaugural conference of Practical Ecommerce, Ignite 2015, will occur in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 16 and 17. A keynote speaker at that conference is an ecommerce legend. He’s Richard Last, the creator of JCPenney.com, one of the first major retail ecommerce sites. He is now an educator, serving as senior director with the Global Retailing Research Center at the University of North Texas, which offers B.S. degrees in digital retailing.

He spoke recently with Practical Ecommerce’s Kerry Murdock about starting an ecommerce site in the mid-1990s, educating students for...