Student Recognition

Students explore lobbying revival

Fri, Jul 25, 2008
Students explore lobbying revival : Local : Login Web Search Students explore lobbying revival Friday, July 25, 2008 More Local News Social Bookmarking When going before the state legislature, it's best to have plenty of clout. University students are looking into revamping the Texas Student Association, a lobbying and advocacy group that went dormant years ago because of internal rifts. About 50 students, including some from Angelo State University, attended an informal conference in Austin last weekend to gauge interest in starting the group that would give a united voice to Texas public university students. The...

Bravo!: July 19

Wed, Jul 23, 2008

Earned top honors

Hannah Walters of Ventura has been named an outstanding graduate from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Walters was chosen as outstanding graduate from the ASU College of Teacher Education and Leadership, with a master's degree in special education. She is a 2000 graduate of Buena High School.

Received doctorate

Justin P. Carter of Ventura received his doctorate degree in psychology from Alliant University, California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra. Carter is a 2000 graduate of Ventura High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Portland. He is the son...

Local drummer traveling the country

Wed, Jul 23, 2008

As most college kids are home for the summer, Phillip Martinez is not. He has chosen a road that will take him 10,000+ miles. He spends the entire summer traveling with the Drum and Bugle Corps. This year it is the Phantom Regiment which hails from Rockford, Illinois. Last year he was chosen to march with the Boston Crusaders from Manchester, New Hampshire. He started his Drum and Bugle performance with Revolution out of San Antonio three years ago.

Every summer he has traveled the US by bus for competitions, all leading up to the World Championship Finals, this August 6-9 in Bloomington, Indiana. Phantom Regiment has...

Gas prices prompt more to hop aboard commuter buses in Denton County

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

High gas prices are steering drivers onto commuter buses, officials say.

In June, the Denton County Transportation Authority saw record ridership on its Commuter Express bus service between Denton, Lewisville and Dallas.

Passengers took more than 8,000 rides on the commuter buses in June, breaking a previous monthly record set in April. The commuter service has seen a 53 percent jump in ridership from last June, officials said. 'Gas prices went up and up, bringing in a rash of riders,' said John Hedrick, president of the Denton County Transportation Authority.

More than 60,000 passengers have used the...

UNT students travel to Mexico for language immersion and cultural acquisition

Wed, Jul 23, 2008

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Ten students from the University of North Texas' principal certification program will depart for Cuernavaca, Mexico, on July 25 (Friday), to participate in a language immersion and cultural acquisition program at the Universidad Internacional.

The university's rigorous certification program, which puts a strong emphasis on bilingualism and multiculturalism, is funded by a $400,000 grant from the Educational Leadership Initiative of the Texas High School Project. The Educational Leadership Initiative is jointly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wallace Foundation, and is...