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...

Therapy Dogs Soothe the Stress of Finals at UNT

Hundreds of students at the University of North Texas took a break from the stress of finals week to play with some dogs in their library.

On Monday, UNT their second annual “Paws and Relax” event at the Willis Library.

Six trained therapy dogs from Paws Across Texas were brought in to simply spend some time with everyone, get petted, and give a little love to the stressed out students in the middle of their Fall finals week.

Last spring, when the library first held the event, more...

Soldier continues Family’s legacy of military service

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 - 8:00am
by Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II   There was a point in Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Mims’ life, when, with the encouragement of his father, he nearly severed their Family’s historical military ties. It was 2004, and the U.S. had recently begun combat operations in Iraq. The initiative to overthrow a dictator accused of hiding weapons of mass destruction further divided America's military power across Asia, in what would become the longest period of ground operations since Vietnam. “The country had just gone to war with Iraq, and Brandon had just started a family,” said his father, Philip Mims. “In my estimation, we...

H.S. wind symphonies to join UNT in concert

Sat, Nov 21, 2015 - 10:19pm

Wind symphonies from Southwest High School in Fort Worth and Flower Mound High School will join the University of North Texas Wind Symphony for a preview concert before all three symphonies travel to Chicago for the 69th Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference.

The preview concert will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road.

Directors from the three high school bands will conduct the performances at UNT. The bands will perform “Three Preludes” by George Gershwin, “Riften Wed” by Julie Giroux and “Masks...