UNT alumna, TV journalist Kim Fischer reports on the trauma of sexual assault

ABC4 News reporter Kim Fischer has a bubbly-as-pop-rocks-in-soda personality — as one would expect of a broadcast journalist who in her career has covered more than her fair share of parades and quirky community events. All that effervescence, however, obscures a deeply embedded pain.

From the age of 2, Fischer was sexually assaulted by an uncle: an experience so traumatic she still grapples with it today — fighting to keep her own demons of anxiety and depression at bay with a microphone.

A Texas native, Fischer joined Channel 4 in 2011, when she began carving a niche in the Utah broadcast news world tackling the...

Mattress Mack to lead Pearland Christmas parade on Dec. 2

Spectators at Pearland's Christmas parade this weekend will get a glimpse of someone who is kind of like a Santa Claus for the Houston area - Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale.

The Gallery Furniture owner will serve as grand marshal for this year's lighted parade, slated for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

"While many have faced tremendous hardships following Hurricane Harvey, McIngvale and his business works diligently to support the community and its first responders through their generous donations and services," Pearland Parks and Recreation ...

UNT Texas Fashion Collection part of Goss gallery exhibit

The University of North Texas Texas Fashion Collection has items from it's collection on exhibit in  joint show with the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. The show runs through Feb. 2. 

"On Bodies: Highlights from The Goss-Michael Foundation and the UNT Texas Fashion Collection" explores the hot topic of the human form. P.J. Heil, the foundation's adjunct curator, and Annette Becker, the assistant director of the UNT Texas Fashion Collection, selected items from  both collections to explore the ideas and ideals about bodies. 

Art by English artists Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, among others,...

UNT faculty member's documentary premiering

Carolyn E. Brown, a senior lecturer in the University of North Texas Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, will have her documentary premiere in Washington, D.C., later this month. 

The documentary called "The Salinas Project," looks at the lives of young people whose parents are immigrant farm workers and are thriving despite having uncertain futures. The people range from 18 to 27 years old, and Brown follows them over the course of a year. 

The film will be screened at both the Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival and the Mexican Cultural Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 29. 

Faculty exhibit emphasizes process, product

The University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design opened an experimental faculty exhibit Friday at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

The faculty exhibit, "Raw Material," was put together through an experiment. Each of the participating faculty members had a space where they could exhibit some of their work and show the viewer the creative process  they used to make the pieces. 

The exhibit runs through Dec. 13 at the gallery.Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on...