Football: UNT transfer follows father’s footsteps

By Brett Vito

Bryce English was on his way home to Texas a few weeks ago when his phone rang.

The former DeSoto defensive tackle had just decided to leave Kansas State and look for a school close to home where he could continue his career.

North Texas defensive line coach Kevin Patrick was on the other end of the line, ready to make his initial recruiting pitch. That discussion resonated with English, who finalized his decision to transfer to UNT on Tuesday.

“I like the coaches at North Texas,” English said. “They were in my corner the whole way. On my way home, coach Patrick was the first coach to...

UNT student wins car in litter prevention campaign

By Domingo Ramirez Jr.


On just the third day of 2016, Justin Truby of Denton can already say it’s been a great year.

Truby, a finance major at the University of North Texas, won a 2016 Ford Fusion SE hybrid on Sunday as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t Mess with Texas” litter prevention campaign.

TxDOT officials awarded Truby the car on Sunday as part of the festivities at the Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The UNT student was selected from three finalists in the Texas sweepstakes.

He entered after seeing a promotion of the...

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UNT Student Wins Hybrid Car During Cowboys Game

A University of North Texas student won a hybrid car during Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Cowboys gave Justin Truby, a finance major at UNT, a 2016 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid car to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the “Don’t mess with Texas” litter-prevention campaign.

“I congratulate Truby on winning the new Ford Fusion Hybrid and am grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, who help us raise awareness on the importance of making our state litter-free,” Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III said in a statement.

The litter-prevention campaign aims to persuade...

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Bartram hired as new Aspermont Superintendent

Thu, Dec 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Kevin Hamilton

Going into his sixth year as principal at Iowa Park High School and with over 20 years experience as an educator in the city’s school system, Tim Bartram is now officially transitioning to the superintendent ranks, accepting the vacant position at Aspermont ISD this past month.Bartram’s resignation from the IPHS position was accepted by school trustees during their regular meeting Thursday. He will officially take over duties Jan. 4 at the Class A Texas school located in Stonewall County west of Haskell.“Mr. Bartram has been an asset to our school district in his role as a teacher and...

Talk about upwardly mobile jobs: Digital retail

As the recent data on Black Friday sales suggest, in-store shopping is becoming less popular as mobile phones and tablets let shoppers order stuff on the fly, in the car or anywhere they might be. It is a boon to online or multichannel retailers and to a pool of workers with the skill sets needed to make the online experience easy and comfortable enough so customers keep coming back.

“The growth rates for the jobs that are open in this industry are extremely high. It’s somewhere between 20 and 50 percent,” said Sucharita Mulpuru, a retail analyst at Forrester Research. “Every e-commerce company that I talk to has open...