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Regents expected to vote today on budget, capital projects plan
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By Jenna Duncan

FORT WORTH — The University of North Texas Board of Regents is expected to vote today on the university budget and a capital projects plan, after briefings Thursday.

The board will also meet in an executive session today at the UNT Health Science Center to discuss its ongoing financial issues, “evaluation and compensation” for System Chancellor Lee Jackson and leasing property in Frisco for offices and classrooms.

This year, UNT’s proposed budget accounts for $675.8 million in revenues and $642.9 million in expenses.

Major changes include allocating $5.5 million for merit raises for...

Bigotry in Numbers: Why academics look down on evangelicals
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By David Briggs

The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.

Talk to people of faith of all ages in any region of the U.S., and what they are basically searching for is a sense of transcendent meaning that provides hope, optimism and purpose in the face of the struggles associated with being human.

They want to become better versions of themselves, more caring and loving friends, neighbors, parents and spouses. And they see in their faith both the...

50 years of curated fashion on view in the perfect Dallas venue
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Fall is upon us, and here’s a curated show of fashion you can see as you shop. This week an exhibition opened at NorthPark Center in Dallas (a Nasher deal): Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015. Curator and professor Myra Walker is also the director of the acclaimed Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, and she’s put together an all-star show of 29 iconic looks from the...

Art Meets Fashion: Timeless collaboration kicks off Dallas shopping mecca’s 50th anniversary
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by Max Trowbridge The celebration of NorthPark Center’s 50th Anniversary begins this month with the opening of “Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015.” Curated by Myra Walker (director and curator of the Texas Fashion Collection from the College of Visual Arts and Design at University of North Texas), the 50-year retrospective epitomizes NorthPark’s...

Boutte elected to Texas basketball hall
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By I.C. Murrell

Fred Williams coached Kountze during the 1986-87 basketball season — while serving as principal — just so that he could pick his own successor.

Along came one of his former players, Andre Boutte.

“Not only that, he had a mobile home right next to me in Kountze,” Williams said.

Boutte, who won state championships under Williams at Beaumont Hebert in 1980 and 1981, was starting what would become a hall-of-fame coaching career that saw him win two state championships at Port Arthur Lincoln and another at Beaumont Ozen.

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