Design on adime, dorm room edition

Thu, Sep 2, 2010

Che Macy is a self-professed ?thrift-store-aholic.? The advertising executive at the Denton Record-Chronicle had the ideal excuse to indulge in her addiction when she volunteered to fill her younger sister?s freshman dorm room with thrift and consignment store finds. It also gave her an opportunity to make good use of her interior design talent. So on a recent Saturday, Ch, her mom and her sister went on a shopping spree. ?We hopped in the car and I had a list of thrift stores in the area, and [we] just went mad!? Ch Macy said. Why buy used? ?Price point, definitely,? she said. ?You can find things of higher quality at a thrift...

Nonprofit to offer lunches for seniors at 2 sites in Arlington

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

pwalker@star-telegram.comARLINGTON -- With the difficult economy making it hard for seniors to make ends meet, a local nonprofit agency will soon offer them hot, nutritious lunches -- including one with an Asian menu -- at two new locations. Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County will serve its first meal at the Roosevelt Center in Pantego on Friday and at the Arlington Human Service Center on Tuesday, officials said. "We know from surveys that 51 percent of seniors live alone and that 47 percent spend less than $100 a month on groceries," agency Executive Director Jerry Mosman said. "That tells us they're not buying...

Back for the fall

Thu, Aug 26, 2010

With a few minutes to spare, Catricsha Battle grabbed a syllabus and other course papers for her human anatomy lab before taking a seat toward the back of a third-story classroom.  




The lab boosts the University of North Texas student’s class load to 12 credit hours for the fall semester.  




So far, it seems like a lot, she said, but preparing for nursing school isn’t easy and the lab will help her get there.  




“I need to get used to being here and see...

Many scams against college students are hatched online, experts say

Mon, Aug 23, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas Phil Banker said he 'freaked out' when he saw his bank account balance after buying a $100 cell phone with his debit card. The receipt showed that $1,919 was missing from his checking account.The money was spent in the Baltimore area a place he had never visited.Banker, then a University of North Texas senior, called Wells Fargo Bank, the company that issued his debit card. He suspects that his debit card information was stolen after he bought a textbook over the Internet in February 2008 from a company he didn't completely trust.'They were selling this textbook at a radical discount from...

In Breckenridge, walls are his canvas

Sat, Aug 14, 2010

BRECKENRIDGE � Artist Marc Nesbitt loves a challenge. He found one on the walls of Breckenridge buildings.�Painting over brick walls, especially old ones, is like painting on the surface of the moon,� Nesbitt said.In summer 2009, the Graham artist began restoring seven airbrushed outdoor murals created by Billy Ines between 1998 and 2000 as part of Breckenridge�s Main Street project, a program focused on the revitalization of downtown and neighborhood business districts. Most of the murals were based on photographs by Basil Clemons (18871964) during Breckenridge�s oil-fueled economic boom in the...