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UNT to offer weekly ‘cuddles’ with therapy dogs

The University of North Texas now offers students weekly healing sessions with therapy dogs.

According to an advertisement for the therapeutic sessions put out by the university’s Counseling and Testing Services Department, students are invited to “join Rockstar the therapy dog for some de-stressing art” every Thursday throughout the semester.

“We provide you with supplies to complete an art project designed to increase self -awareness, compassion, and gratitude,” a description for the session explains...

More than a medal

When Jackie Galloway was seven years old, she decided she wanted to be an Olympian. She wanted to be a World Champion. She wanted to be the best taekwondo athlete in the world and nothing was going to stop her.

Thirteen years later, she took home an Olympic medal.

“The only word I can use to describe it is surreal,” she says. The fact that she was actually achieving her crazy childhood dream didn’t register until she walked into Maracanã Stadium for opening ceremonies with the rest of Team USA. “It was indescribable. There were so many people in there, it was so loud; it was everything you see on TV and everything...

Economic and logistical casualties of Harvey

Fort Worth has sent resources to assist with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but the devastation in Houston has just begun to trickle into the Fort Worth area in subtle ways. Given that the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Houston are two of the top logistics hubs in the United States, some turbulence among industries is to be expected.

“I think one thing to consider in this whole situation is that when you look at ports in the United States, ... Houston and Dallas are in the top five. Houston is actually just slightly above the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” said Brian Sauser, associate marketing and logistics...

Beyond Big D: What to do in the Dallas suburbs

While a trip to Dallas alone offers plenty of options for entertainment, dining and shopping, taking a short drive offers you a whole new world of possibilities. Note that public transportation is available to some, but not all, of these cities, but the simplest way to travel is to drive or pay for a ride.  

Here's a sampling of spots you might consider for a delightful day trip.


Arlington is huge for sports. We'd suggest starting with the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, which offers fascinating tours and holds a world-class art collection. The...

UNT professor discusses the federal response to Hurricane Harvey

More than 400 trailers packed with water, food, tarps and generators line a vacant airstrip in the farmland just northeast of San Antonio that has been transformed into a bustling logistics hub. Crews from the Department of Defense and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to dispatch aid to storm victims.

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