UNT General

UNT and TCU plan to open medical school in Fort Worth, sources say

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 - 10:41am

The University of North Texas and Texas Christian University plan to open a medical school together in Fort Worth, according to sources.

The project, which has not been confirmed by either university, would be the second training facility for doctors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Since 1943, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has been the region’s only medical school.

Several sources familiar with the negotiations who did not have permission to comment told The Dallas Morning News on Thursday that the money to develop the school would come from TCU and the know-how to operate the medical facility...

People 2015: Mark Schectman, Dallas Music's Radio Evangelist

Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - 1:12pm

Mark Schectman doesn’t look like much of an evangelist. As he goes through a stack of CDs mailed to him by bands and publicists begging for airtime, he looks like a giddy kid surveying his Christmas score. But relentless positivity is just what Schectman, host of Sportsradio 1310’s The Local Ticket, is about.

Since at least 2012, Shectman has been standing outside Dallas’ window, holding up the local music boombox and hoping for someone out there to fall in love with what’s coming out of it. “It’s music evangelism, is what it is,” he says with a smirk. “Let me tell you the good word. I brought you a pamphlet, but...

Multifamily Monday: University Demands in Denton

Tue, Jun 23, 2015 - 11:16am

There are about 800 student housing beds coming to Denton in fall 2017, but your odds of getting a bed at Texas Woman's University (or even in walking distance) this fall are pretty slim with no new units on the immediate horizon.

The story is different less than two miles away at the University of North Texas, where 480 beds open this fall. Here’s a look at the student housing needs in the two-university city of Denton.

Marcus & Millichap Eastwood Multifamily Group student housing specialist Teddy Leatherman (right, with friend Chandler Baker) tells us at the...

Sack & Save closing for good

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 12:46pm

After months of uncertainty, Sack & Save will have its last day of business Saturday, June 27.

“We stuck it out as long as we could,” owner Gary Shelton said. “But there’s not a light at the end of the tunnel anymore.”

Any day now, construction crews will tear down the large Sack & Save sign that is visible from Interstate 35E in Denton and begin taking 40 percent of the parking lot for the ongoing highway expansion project.

By the end of the month, a deal will close signing the building over from Shelton’s current landlord, Remington Partners, to the University of North Texas.


Taco Bueno targets Colorado, Texas

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 12:17pm

Taco Bueno, a Mexican quick service restaurant chain, has opened its first location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, marking another milestone for the brand, according to a press release.

The Colorado Springs restaurant, the first of three slated for Colorado this year, opened at 7970 N. Academy Blvd. Two more Colorado Springs locations will open this year: one next month at the intersection of Garden of the Gods Road and Hilton Parkway, and the other this fall at the intersection of Tutt Blvd. and Dublin Blvd.

"Taco Bueno is very excited to introduce our unique  'Tex-Mex Made Fresh ' concept to Colorado Springs...