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Becca Dickstein: Azure sage catches eyes

By Rebecca Dickstein

Azure sage (Salvia azurea), also called sky blue sage, blue sage and pitcher sage, is a prairie plant from the mint family, native to the grasslands of the Great Plains. Both its common and Latin names give clues to azure sage’s flowers, which come in sky blue to light blue, and (rarely) white, appearing in late summer and early fall. The flowers are two-lipped bell-shaped calyxes, a quarter-inch to half-inch long.

After pollination, seeds form, which can be collected in mid- to late fall. Azure sage is easy to propagate from seed, which may be sown in the fall as well as the spring....

The Tappan Zee Bridge Inspires a Sleepy Hollow Artist


When Jeff White and his wife, Krista, bought their 1890 colonial-style home in an industrial section of Sleepy Hollow six years ago, one feature in particular attracted them: the view of the Hudson River. Perched on a hilltop, the house’s master bedroom has unobstructed views of the water and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

“It’s the last thing I see every night when I go to bed, and the first thing I see every morning...

Three-Peat: University of North Texas wins IANA's fifth annual Student Competition

The student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT) won the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) fifth Intermodal EXPO Academic Challenge, earning the university its third consecutive victory. The competition is an integral part of IANA's Scholarship Award Program, allowing students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world intermodal issues.

"Our annual student competition, held during the Intermodal EXPO, is a wonderful opportunity for industry executives to observe the next generation of intermodal transportation leaders as they display their insight and knowledge," said Joni...

UNT basketball games picked up for TV

By Brett Vito

DENTON -- The UNT men's and women's basketball teams had eight games selected for broadcast by American Sports Network as part of Conference USA's television package.

The games will be shown locally on KTXA-TV (Channel 21).

The UNT men's games that were selected were Nicholls State (7 p.m., Dec. 14), at Texas-San Antonio (6 p.m., Jan. 1), at UTEP (4 p.m., Jan. 3), Rice (1 p.m., Jan. 9), Louisiana Tech (3 p.m., Feb. 6), at Old Dominion (6 p.m., Feb. 11) and at Charlotte (3 p.m., Feb. 13).

The UNT women will have their 3 p.m. game at Rice on Jan. 10 broadcast.

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From playing at Oregon to being out of the game cleaning toilets, former Skyline star's journey leads to UNT

By Brett Vito

DENTON -- Anthony Wallace charged through the middle of Iowa's offensive line Saturday and arrived just in time -- meeting a ball skittering across the turf at Kinnick Stadium.

Chasing that fumble in North Texas' game against Iowa was a situation Wallace seemed built to handle against a high-profile opponent on the big stage of a Big Ten venue.

The thick-built 6-foot linebacker was once a top college prospect at Skyline, traits that made him a bit of an odd fit as a public area attendant at the W Dallas-Victory Hotel in 2013.

Wallace cleaned toilets and sinks for a few months while out of...

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