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Governor Names Replacement For Slain Texas District Attorney

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 - 1:16pm

AUSTIN (April 10, 2013)—Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday named Erleigh Norville Wiley of Forney to replace slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland.

McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found shot to death in their home March 30, two months after Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman County Courthouse.

No arrests have been made in either case.

Wiley, who’s judge of Kaufman County’s Court at Law, will serve until the 2014 general election.

She’s an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, and a former supervising attorney for the Dallas County...

UTD associate dean Scherry Johnson retires

Thu, Mar 7, 2013 - 12:31pm

Dr. Scherry Johnson, associate dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and director of the Teacher Development Center at the University of Texas at Dallas, retired Friday after 25 years at the university.

A former classroom teacher and administrator, Johnson came to UTD in 1988, when she was recruited by then-president Dr. Robert Rutford to be vice president of external affairs.

The school was created in 1961, when the three co-founders of Texas Instruments Inc., Cecil Green, Erik Jonsson...

A chat with UNT System Chancellor about Titche’s cartouche turns into talk about future of downtown law school

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 - 2:33pm

Way back in May, when rumors first began circulating that the University of North Texas wanted to remove the massive cartouche off former Titche-Goettinger Building, I was told to call chancellor Lee Jackson’s office to get the whole story. And I did, several times, but never heard back. Late Monday, out of nowhere, he called the office and spoke at length about...

2 university presidential search groups meet Fri.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Committees set up to find presidents for the University of Louisiana System and Louisiana Tech University will be meeting Friday in Baton Rouge.

The system search committee will interview Sandra Woodley, its only finalist, at 9 a.m.

The Tech search committee will meet at noon to choose finalists. Nine people have applied so far.

Both meetings are open and will be webcast live.

The one in-state applicant for president of Tech is the university's executive vice president and vice president for research and development, Leslie K. Guice. Those from out of state include Marshall...

It won’t be easy, but plans call for removing cartouche from historic Titche-Goettinger Building starting November 11

Mon, Nov 5, 2012 - 11:33am

Since our item in mid-September about the University of North Texas’ plans to remove the historic cartouche from the former Titche-Goettinger Building downtown, several friends of the show have inquired about updates. Last night we received one: Willis Winters, second-in-command at the city’s Park and Recreation Department, said crews are expected to begin taking it off the building, piece by piece, beginning November 11. And, of course...