Source: Littrell has no interest in SMU opening

North Texas coach Seth Littrell has no interest in the opening for a head coach at SMU, a source close to the situation told the Denton Record-Chronicle on Friday.

SMU is searching for a replacement for Chad Morris, who left the school earlier this week to become the head coach at Arkansas. 

Littrell's name has been brought up in the last few days as a coach who could possibly be a fit with the Mustangs, who are still in...

UNT students unleash the power of digital marketing for local business

Carolyn Greig loves going to work every day.

The banking executive-turned-franchisee gets to spend hours at Highland Village's Dogtopia taking care of her four-legged friends. She and her staff of 10 groom the fancy pups, pet the playful pups and train the rambunctious pups at the dog day care.

"I used to be an executive at Bank of America, but I got laid off," Greig said. "I always said that if anything ever happened to my job, I would want to open a dog day care. I have a passion for dogs and our brand. There's not a single day that I don't want to come in."

But it's been a year since her...

UNT professor weighs in on inappropriate behavior at work

People who live in glass houses need not cast stones. Well, that’s the phrase that’s echoing in my head as we see yet another journalist fired for “inappropriate behavior in the workplace.” Add to the list NBC’s Matt Lauer joining CBS’ Charlie Rose, not to mention Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and the late Roger Ailes. It’s an understatement to say that this is all too troubling. These allegations cut right at the core at the role of the journalist and the character of a workplace environment. Transparency and credibility are just two of the tenets that are supposed to separate trained journalists from citizen journalists and random...

10 best books of 2017 by local authors

This list, arranged in no particular order, is limited to books that were published in 2017 and written by authors who live in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla OlsonThis dystopian thriller, published in June, focuses on a formerly privileged girl named Eden who escapes a labor camp in 2049. As the first in a two-book deal with HarperTeen, the novel is a standalone for now with the potential to become a young adult series turned movie franchise à la The Hunger Games.

Olson, a University of North Texas graduate who lives in Denton, received an offer for the...

UNT alumnus recognized for war effort

Nearly 76 years after he dropped out of school to join the war effort, Temple resident Paul Poston Sr. was honored for his sacrifice.

Poston, now 100 years old, was enrolled at the University of North Texas in 1941. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he left school to work at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant in Texarkana. He was one semester away from graduating.

On Thursday, representatives of the university came to Temple to present Poston with a certificate on behalf of UNT President Neal Smatresk.

The certificate states that it was presented to Poston “for sacrificing his personal educational...

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