Locals honor, reaffirm MLK's dream of equality for all

Denton paid tribute to the Rev.  Martin Luther King on Monday. Locals gathered at Fred Moore Park, the University of North Texas Union and the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center to honor the man they recalled as a pastor, a scholar and a community servant. 

The Rev. Henry Thomas, pastor of Hamilton Chapel Baptist Church in Frisco, gave a grateful account of King's religious work on a national holiday commemorating King's birthday.

"Dr. King lived and died so that black men and white men could walk together," Thomas said, after asking the white and Hispanic attendees to rise in the audience at the...

Figure skaters, hockey players and Nigerian bobsledders: Dallas' short, fun Winter Olympic history

Dallas has a long, proud history of Summer Olympics success. Skyline High School's Michael Johnson is one of the best sprinters of all time. Tamika Catchings starred at Duncanville High School before winning four Olympic gold medals on the basketball court. Nastia Liukin and Madison Kocian both trained at North Texas gyms before winning multiple gymnastics medals for the United States. Even Bob Hayes, the first great Cowboys wide receiver, won two gold medals as a sprinter at the 1964 Olympics before putting on the silver and white.

The Winter Olympics are another story. Because several of the prerequisites for winter...

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Visual Arts Society of Texas’ to host opening reception

The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ will host an opening reception for the 12th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition.

The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Gough Gallery, 400 East Hickory St. in Denton. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton to compete and show their work.

Featured artists include Lewisville resident Deborah Boschert, The Colony residents...

IRS selects new advisory council members

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

The IRSAC, established in 1953, is an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss various issues in tax administration. The council provides the IRS Commissioner with relevant feedback, observations and recommendations. It will submit its annual report to the agency at a public meeting in November 2018.

The IRS strives to appoint members to the IRSAC who represent the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large...

UNT: Air Force members pursuing doctoral degrees use education to better military logistics

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Dickens and Maj. Aaron Glassburner will both soon add Ph.D. to their already impressive credentials.

The two service members are completing their doctoral degrees at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a graduate school out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, that provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members.

Much of AFIT's training is done in-house, but the institute periodically sends students to external universities.

The goal...