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Therapy Dogs Soothe the Stress of Finals at UNT

Hundreds of students at the University of North Texas took a break from the stress of finals week to play with some dogs in their library.

On Monday, UNT their second annual “Paws and Relax” event at the Willis Library.

Six trained therapy dogs from Paws Across Texas were brought in to simply spend some time with everyone, get petted, and give a little love to the stressed out students in the middle of their Fall finals week.

Last spring, when the library first held the event, more...

Review: Don Henley at Verizon Theatre

By Preston Jones


Don Henley, it seems fair to say, likes things the way they used to be.

In practice and in person, the 68-year-old Gilmer-born and Linden-bred singer-songwriter often appears to be steadfastly irritated by the march of time.

This is not a new trait — as evidenced by the performance of the ‘80s hit single Dirty Laundry Thursday evening, Henley has been gnashing teeth about societal deterioration in the modern moment for at least three decades now — but one which can, in certain circumstances, feel less endearing and more, well, cranky.

As such, there’s...

Denison partners with UNT to develop community volunteerism

By Michael Hutchins

The city of Denison is looking for residents and members of the community who are willing to donate their resources, time, and energy to give back to the community. As a part of these efforts, representatives for the city discussed an ongoing partnership with the University of North Texas to develop a strategy for growing volunteerism.

The partnership was discussed on Monday during a meeting of the Denison Housing Task Force, which is looking for ways to continue providing assistance in minimum property standards compliance.

“I think with this project we are taking a more global approach...

Interim North Texas coach pledges to bring excitement to winless program

By John Henry


Mike Canales was reintroduced for a second stint as North Texas’ interim coach on Monday, vowing to infuse excitement into a program reeling from an 0-5 start and carry on a last directive from former coach Dan McCarney.

“He grabbed me and said, ‘Take this program, take these kids, go win some games, make it fun and go do some things people don’t think you can do,’ ” Canales said a day after being selected to take over the program for the rest of the season.

McCarney was fired Saturday night immediately after a humiliating 66-7 loss to Portland State on homecoming, a defeat...

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UTA holds campus carry town hall hours after Ore. shooting

By David Goins

ARLINGTON -– Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington voiced opinions and concerns on Thursday about how to implement a state law allowing guns in university buildings.

The law takes effect Aug. 1, 2016, but institutions of higher education are required to engage in feedback from the campus community during the fall.

UTA hosted the third of five town halls on Thursday evening. After the mass shooting on an Oregon college campus earlier in the day, the debate seemed more crucial than ever.

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