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Ravens' Zachary Orr: undrafted, anonymous and on the rise

by Joe Platania


Undrafted players often live in an anonymous world. Ravens inside linebacker Zachary Orr is no different.

Despite his usual strong training camp showing on special teams and fast-rising stock as a reserve on the regular defense, not one media question for head coach John Harbaugh or defensive coordinator Dean Pees concerned the 6-foot, 255-pounder from the University of North Texas, which is the alma mater of Hall of Fame defensive lineman "Mean Joe" Greene.

When Orr finally took to the podium Aug. 18, three of the nine questions...

Burgess works on cybersecurity bill

By Jenna Duncan

While U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess is working on a bill in Washington about how to handle data breaches, he made sure to stop in Denton to get feedback on cybersecurity.

In a panel discussion Burgess organized at the University of North Texas Discovery Park, panelists talked about how users and businesses can protect data, and what role the government could play in helping protect data and limit security breaches.

“I wanted to take an opportunity to hear from people who are working in the research area and the private sector and pull everyone together in a room for the morning and hear what the...

Entrust Datacard participates in cybersecurity roundtable hosted by Congressman Michael C. Burgess

Entrust Datacard announces today that David Wagner, president of Entrust, Inc. joined U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), M.D.; Dr. Ram Dantu, director of the Center for Information and Computer Security at the University of North Texas; Larry Parker, owner of Denton Depot; and Stephen Bohanon, founder and chief strategy and sales officer, Alkami, for a cybersecurity roundtable event in Denton, Texas. The panel highlighted evolving cyber threats impacting U.S. consumers and businesses, and discussed local research that has been conducted to help protect against data breaches and...

Keller discourages future drive-throughs

By Mark David Smith


It’s going to be tougher to open up a new fast-food joint in Keller.

In the city’s Unified Development Code that the City Council recently approved, drive-through businesses can no longer open “by right” in Keller. Rather, the drive-through business will have to get a special-use permit approved by the council after being reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The reason for the change is not tied to issues such as air pollution or unsightly lines of cars. Instead, it seems that Keller residents would like a few other dining options.

“The citizens of...

UNT ArtSpace Dallas exhibition features works of finalists from fall’s ‘Winner Takes All’ event

Public artworks that challenge one's thoughts, explore the role of women in society, offer viewers different perspectives, and allow for interaction and exploration are the focus of an exhibition at UNT ArtSpace Dallas in August and September.

The six finalists from fall 2014's Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas' CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All event will show their work and works-in-progress at the downtown Dallas gallery from Aug. 15 to Sept. 26. Admission to the gallery is free.

Four of the six finalists are from UNT, including winner Julie Libersat, graduate student Ellie Ivanova, and alumni Fari Rahimi and Lynné...

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