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Speaker to discuss the Portal to Texas History
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Ana Krahmer, director of the digital newspaper program at University of North Texas Libraries, will be the featured speaker at the East Texas Genealogical Society’s meeting that will take place 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 inside Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library, 201 South College.

Krahmer will speak about “The Portal of Texas History:  The Time Machine for Research.”

The Portal to Texas History serves as a platform for historical and genealogical researchers to step into the shoes of our ancestors through primary source materials.  The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical and...

UNT to honor Tulsa graduate Don Millican
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The University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor graduate Don Millican of Tulsa as part of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards dinner Nov. 9.

Millican will receive the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for his service and dedication to the UNT community. Millican is a CPA and CFO for George B. Kaiser and is a retired partner with Ernst & Young who spends as much time as he can championing UNT’s accounting program.

He and his wife established the Don and Donna Millican Endowed Chair in Accounting, which attracts nationally recognized scholars to UNT’s accounting department, and he is a...

Research aims to keep drones in the sky for longer
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Agencies have come to rely on drones for bridge inspections and search and rescue operations. One of their major drawbacks, however, is the length of time unmanned systems can stay airborne without being recharged.

The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone from CyPhy Works, however, can climb to 400 feet and stay there for up to a week. Because it is tethered to the ground, it can’t range far from base...

UNT Police train to handle mental health crises
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Through accreditation by two agencies, special training, constant communication with other departments and a close relationship with the local mental health authority, UNT Police are working to ensure their department can properly handle mental health crises on campus.

“Having [mental health] training is a good opportunity,” retired captain Jim Coffey said. “It allows us to quickly identify special mental issues with people and create understanding between them and the officers.”

UNT Police Chief Ed Reynolds said the department communicates daily with the Dean of Students and the counseling center as...

UNT alumnus latest exhibit follows one family's life
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The Lost Pines Art League is proud to present an educational and uplifting photography show about the exhibition The Upshaws of County Line follows one family from everyday events, such as a game of dominos, to important milestones such as births and funerals.

But what makes the Upshaws unique is where they lived - County Line, a freedom colony in East Texas formed in the 1870s by newly freed slaves on land that they owned.

The photographs, taken by University of North Texas alumnus Richard Orton, will be...

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