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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 ...

Good news, Dallas musicians: KXT's hosts listen to every submission

Amy Miller had prepared herself to hear a lot of county music when she moved to Dallas to accept a job as program director at KXT-FM 91.7. Miller is originally from the West Coast, but she’s worked at radio stations in California, Virginia, Pennsylvania and now Texas.

When she got here from Philly and began exploring music venues in Deep Ellum and Fort Worth, she was pleasantly surprised by what she heard. She says Philly’s music scene is “grittier” than Dallas’, with “a lot of indie rock bands, a lot of garage and basement bands” and good hip-hop. But Dallas has all of that, too, and she’s found it to be more diverse....

North Texas volleyball team accepts automatic bid to NIVC

For just the second time in program history, the North Texas volleyball team is headed to a postseason tournament after accepting an automatic bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Mean Green will host Oral Roberts in the first round at 7 p.m. Thursday.

"We're disappointed about not making the NCAA tournament, but we're really excited to be playing in the NIVC," UNT coach Andrew Palileo said.

With a win, UNT would face the winner of TCU and Wyoming, who face off at the North Texas Volleyball...

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,...

Student Money Management Center at UNT earns national recognition

The Association for Financial Planning Counseling and Planning Education recognized the University of North Texas Student Money Management Center for its work during an award ceremony last week. 

The center was named the association's Outstanding Financial Counseling Center of the Year for its work educating UNT students.

Additionally, two staff members were recognized by the group: Paul Goebel, the center's director, was named the Mary Ellen Edmondson Financial Educator of the Year; and Rachel Grimes, assistant director of financial readiness, earned the Financial Counselor of the Year award.

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