UNT eyeing possibilities of 'bricks and mortar' satellite campus in Frisco

Tue, Sep 15, 2015 - 2:46pm

by Candice Carlisle

On the heels of committing to a satellite campus near Frisco's ...

Texas to Celebrate Constitution Day

Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 1:35am

by Miriam Rozen

Prime your vocal chords for Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

That's when the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association has scheduled a celebration of the federally observed holiday commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

HCCLA has planned a public reading at 11:30 a.m. of the Bill of Rights on the front steps of Harris County Criminal Justice Center.

"As criminal defense lawyers, HCCLA members fight daily to protect the Constitution and its safeguards, many of which are set forth in amendments to this cherished document," HCCLA said in its website's notice about the event....

Money-smart kids: Stemming the tide of college debt

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 - 10:30am

By Janet Bodnar

Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley raised more than a few eyebrows when he recently disclosed that he and his wife had racked up nearly $340,000 in parent PLUS loans (federal education loans for parents or graduate students) to pay the college tab for two of their four children. Getting that deeply in debt is no way to pay for college, either for students or for parents. 

My best advice to college-bound families is always to run the numbers before you borrow a nickel. I recommend the loan-repayment calculator at FinAid.org that lets students calculate...

Fine Arts Series underway at UNT

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 - 7:19am

By Rhiannon Saegert

Coming this year, Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte will appear along with musicians, artists and lecturers for the University of North Texas’ Fine Arts Series on Oct. 29.

Mitte, who played Walter White’s son, has cerebral palsy, the same disorder the character had in the show.

He’s given his lecture about his childhood experiences with bullying, his role on the show, and diversity in entertainment, at universities nationwide.

Mitte also works with organizations promoting diversity in entertainment, as well as PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention.


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Amazon set to bring fifth center to Texas

Sat, Aug 29, 2015 - 9:00am

By John Austin

AUSTIN – San Marcos leaders last week cheered the news that Amazon was building an 855,000​-square-foot fulfillment center that promises middle-class jobs and an economic boost.

But some caution that while America’s most valuable company may pay well, consumers, prospective employees and government should make a clear-eyed assessment before deciding to do business with Amazon, lest they find themselves sleepless in Seattle – or San Marcos.

“If you’re a politician it’s tempting to say

“Yes, we want Amazon to build here,’” said Christopher Barnes, a University of Washington management...