Longtime UNT official Scotty Conley has retired

Scotty Conley has retired after nine seasons with the North Texas football program.

Conley spent the last two seasons as UNT's director of high school relations. He was UNT's director of football operations from 2009-15 and has spent more than 40 years working in high school and college football.

Multiple UNT sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed Conley's departure Sunday.

Conley served under three head coaches during his time at UNT after being hired by former Mean Green coach Todd Dodge in 2009. He also worked under Dan McCarney and Seth Littrell, who is entering his third season with...

DRC publisher honored by United Way of Denton County with 2018 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award

United Way of Denton County announced today that Bill Patterson, longtime publisher and now owner of the Denton Record-Chronicle, will be the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award to be presented at the organization's sixth annual gala on Jan. 20.

A United Way of Denton County Lifetime Member, Patterson recently made headlines by purchasing the Denton Record-Chronicle, returning ownership to its family roots. Immediately upon graduating from Oklahoma State University, he returned to Denton to begin his professional career at his family's newspaper. Now, 35 years later,...

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UNT student heads to retail industry’s top show, thanks to scholarship

A University of North Texas student is going to one of the biggest shows in retail, thanks to a unique scholarship. Emma Restivo, a freshman, received the Rising Star Award to attend the National Retail FederalBig Show and Student Program Jan. 12 - 15.

The award is granted by the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing to a student who shows promise in digital retailing...

UNT partnering with Indian Institute of Technology

As the population age 65 and older in the U.S. and the world grows, so does the need for bioimplants, such as artificial knees and hips, dental prosthetics and cardiovascular devices. Implant surgeries can be taxing on older demographics who tend to take longer to recover, and once a bioimplant is inserted, there’s no guarantee it will last. Sundeep MukherjeeUniversity of North Texas associate professor of materials science and engineering, wants to change that, the university said. “There are a lot of very pertinent issues surrounding bioimplants that need to be remedied,”...

Houston helps lead on climate action, but Washington dithers

The newly ended year provided more evidence that we are changing our planet in dangerous ways. In September, top U.S. scientists confirmed that human activities, such as burning coal, oil and gas, are responsible for the global warming we are experiencing. The United States was 2.6 degrees warmer than normal in 2017. Supercharged by the warming climate, western wildfires destroyed communities and millions of acres of forest, while Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast.

Though the president announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, much of America said, "Not so fast." In many...