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Children’s chorus welcomes new director

The Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas is beginning its new season by saying farewell to its long-time director, welcoming a new director and recruiting new members.

Retiring as director is Susan Matthews who formed the non-profit choir in 2003. Since that time, she has directed the chorus in multiple concerts each year, promoting the art of vocal music. A voice and piano teacher, Matthews earned a master of arts degree in voice, music theater and vocal pedagogy from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of music degree from Colorado State University. She has traveled to Vantaa, Finland twice to receive a...

At North Texas, it's the walk-ons who keep the Mean Green running


Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas.

For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports’ college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen FBS programs. AT&T presents Two Weeks in Texas … 

Day 6: North...

Which nickname came first at North Texas? 'Mean Joe' Greene or Mean Green?


LEWISVILLE, Texas — Here are a few theories as to the origin of “Mean Joe” Greene’s nickname.

There’s the story of a middle-school nemesis named “Sleepy,” who once stole the five dollars Greene’s mother had left on the television set to pay the insurance fees her son needed to play on the school’s football team.

“I popped him, knocked him down,” Greene said. “That ended it. He didn’t bother me anymore, and no one else did it. I ended up playing catch-up. I guess I caught...

Apogee stadium: Denton County’s home field advantage

The difference between a win and a loss could be as simple as crowd atmosphere willing your team to victory. The University of North Texas in Denton has enjoyed storied success in its newly-built Apogee Stadium, which opened to fans September 10, 2011.

Winning nearly 70 percent of its games since it opened, the Mean Green football program is hoping for another year where Apogee becomes a Saturday destination for sports fans across Denton County.

“Apogee Stadium and our fans have given us a tremendous home-field advantage,” said head football coach Dan McCarney. “We feel the electricity of the environment when we...

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A chat with Eye Candy Boutique owner Elsa Fernandez

By Jessica Elizarraras

Locally owned and plus-size fashion for women who don't want to dress like their Tia Carmen are what's in store at Eye Candy Boutique, the city's first temporary pop-up inside inside the Houston Street Garage's first floor (531 Navarro St.). Hosted by the the Center City Development & Operations Department, the pop-up will run through November 7. "The City received four proposals from vendors and Eye Candy Boutique was selected based on the marketing plan, product mix, and store concept proposed. We are...

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