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City of McKinney announces city manager finalists

At tonight’s City Council meeting, McKinney city officials announced the two finalists for the City Manager position after a nationwide search conducted with Ralph Andersen & Associates, an executive recruiting firm. Resident feedback was also used in the search following a public input meeting held in February. The finalists include:

Paul Grimes

· Current Position: Village Manager for Orland Park, Illinois since June 2008

· Education: Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Purdue University in West...

Henderson signs letter of intent with UNT

Topeka High basketball star Adrianna Henderson signed her National Letter of Intent with the University of North Texas Tuesday afternoon. In her four years at Topeka High, Henderson racked up 1,248 points.

Henderson will be playing for the University of North Texas.

In her four years at Topeka High, Henderson racked up 1,248 points.

She was a four-time all-city honoree. She was also a Second-Team All-Class 6A member.

UNT's assistant coach, Aisha Stewart, played a part in recruiting Henderson. Stewart grew up in Topeka and played at Highland Park

Project combs through cultural views on natural black tresses

By Britney Tabor

As a child, Terresa Hardaway equated beauty with long, straight, silky, chemically processed hair.

At age 5, she wore her hair in braids and cornrows. By second grade, she began recognizing physical differences between her hair and her classmates’. Hardaway wanted relaxed hair, a perm, like her older sister Nicole. A perm removes the kink or curl from a black person’s hair texture, creating a bone-straight or relaxed look.

Hardaway’s mother wouldn’t allow it. She was too young to perm her hair. Young Terresa became jealous that her oldest sister was allowed to get perms while she and her...

UNT plans residence hall project

By Jenna Duncan

DALLAS — There will be 500 new beds on the University of North Texas campus by summer 2018, the first of a two-phase residence hall project the university’s Board of Regents approved Friday.

Although there are no preliminary plans drafted, the project will be in two phases: 500 beds by 2018 for $44.8 million and another 500 beds at least a year later for $48.2 million. The estimated costs are based on the final calculations for the university’s newest dorm, Rawlins Hall, which opened last fall.

Administrators estimate construction on the second phase of the project will start in 2019 but could...

Series to bring poet, novelist to Denton

Two writers will visit the University of North Texas for the spring 2016 Visiting Writers Series sponsored by UNT’s Creative Writing Program. Rick Barot and Colm Tóibín will hold book readings and Q and A’s on the campus.

Barot’s new collection of poetry “Chord” was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award. His Q and A will be held 4 p.m. March 9 in Curry Hall, room 203. His book reading will be held 8 p.m. in the Business Leadership Building, room 180, on the same day.

Tóibín’s novel “Brooklyn” was recently adapted into a film which has been nominated for three Academy Awards. His Q and A will be held 4 p.m....

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