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Carrollton police chief names new assistant chief, commander
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Carrollton police chief Derick Miller has announced the promotion of Commander Kevin McCoy to assistant police chief, effective Monday. McCoy succeeds Miller himself, who was recently promoted to chief of police.

McCoy will assume command of the Operations Bureau which includes all of patrol, K9, bicycle patrol and traffic divisions. He promotes to the rank of assistant chief after more than 22 years of service in the Carrollton Police Department, including supervisory assignments in patrol, traffic, narcotics, intelligence, SWAT and most recently as the commander of the Criminal Investigative Division.

McCoy earned...

UNT faculty member's documentary premiering
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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
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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...

UNT expert shares tips to avoid overspending during the holidays
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the beginning of the holiday spending season. For many, the season can lead to credit card debt and overdraft fees.

However, Linda Milhalick, a professor at the University of North Texas in Denton, offers some helpful tips on how to avoid those holiday spending pitfalls that lead to a less-than-happy New Year. Milhalick specializes in merchandising and digital retail, and she’s currently the senior director of the global digital retailing research center at UNT.

For over a decade, she’s worked as a retail executive for several...

After a year as the voice of M83, Kaela Sinclair is poised for solo success
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Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Kaela Sinclair was working on her second album and teaching vocal lessons in Texas when she saw the tweet. It was February 2016 and Anthony Gonzalez, the mastermind of French synth-pop group M83, was looking for a new female singer and keyboardist to join his band for their upcoming world tour. Before she knew it, Sinclair's friends were urging her to apply.

"I thought that because I wasn't in L.A. and wasn't in New York, it wasn't something that would...

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