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Professor’s forgotten family-penned children’s book finally published

Kent Chapman, an accomplished biology professor and researcher at the University of North Texas, is now also a children’s book author. Chapman actually wrote the book around 20 years ago with his two daughters when they were only 5 and 3.

“The girls were learning how to read, and so one weekend we did a little project,” said Chapman. “We decided to make a silly little story together and called it Pat the Bat. The girls drew pictures of his adventures, we stapled the pages together and they took their new book to school to read to their classmates. Then about a year ago, we were doing some cleaning up and found it...

Tinder Loving Care

All is quiet in the Atlas Ballroom bar in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s Saturday, but at 2:30 in the morning, it’s closer to “Piano Man” than “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting).” Stools and chairs creak as they are lifted upside-down onto tables and bars above them. Music is played softly enough on speakers so even the shyest whisperer could be heard from a 15-feet distance. About 10 customers are sitting down, while hordes of students are staggering by the bar outside with wasted grins on their faces, bathing in the faint blue lights projected from devices resting at their fingertips.

At a table near the entrance, a...

Singer, UNT alumnus John Ford Coley's Walk of Fame paver to be dedicated June 10

It's a glorious sunny day. The sunroof is open, I've got my shades on and the warm breeze gently tosses my hair as I cruise along the street. The radio is turned up, and I'm belting out the words because I know them by heart. Head bobbing to the beat, I slow for a traffic signal.

The cover art for England Dan and John Ford Coley's 1976 debut album "Nights are Forever" sits next to the inscription on Coley's Denton Arts Walk of Fame paver. The dedication of Coley's paver is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 10.

A couple of youngsters in the car next to me are staring. At me. Are they even old enough to be driving? A quick...

Oklahoma library asking for donations to little libraries

Little libraries are popping up all over Duncan, Oklahoma and the Duncan Public Library is asking residents to clean out their bookshelves and donate.The goal is to give people another place to get books, other than making a trip to the library. The books are free for anyone to read or keep.

Whether it's an old pile of your favorite children's books or books you've read a thousand times, the Duncan Public Library is asking you to donate and share them with the community in these little libraries.Jan Cole, Director of the Duncan public Library says they started four years ago with 4 little libraries that were paid for...

Ryan Chairman and CEO, G. Brint Ryan, Honored with 2017 Wings of Eagles Presidential Award

G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, has been honored with the 2017 Wings of Eagles Presidential Award by the University of North Texas (UNT). This is the university's most prestigious award presented by the president to the alumnus who has made a transformative impact on the university, embodying engagement, generosity, and affinity to UNT. Mr. Ryan graduated from UNT with bachelor's and master's degrees in UNT's five-year accounting program in 1988,...

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