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50 years of curated fashion on view in the perfect Dallas venue

Fall is upon us, and here’s a curated show of fashion you can see as you shop. This week an exhibition opened at NorthPark Center in Dallas (a Nasher deal): Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015. Curator and professor Myra Walker is also the director of the acclaimed Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, and she’s put together an all-star show of 29 iconic looks from the...

Art Meets Fashion: Timeless collaboration kicks off Dallas shopping mecca’s 50th anniversary

by Max Trowbridge The celebration of NorthPark Center’s 50th Anniversary begins this month with the opening of “Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015.” Curated by Myra Walker (director and curator of the Texas Fashion Collection from the College of Visual Arts and Design at University of North Texas), the 50-year retrospective epitomizes NorthPark’s...

Boutte elected to Texas basketball hall

By I.C. Murrell

Fred Williams coached Kountze during the 1986-87 basketball season — while serving as principal — just so that he could pick his own successor.

Along came one of his former players, Andre Boutte.

“Not only that, he had a mobile home right next to me in Kountze,” Williams said.

Boutte, who won state championships under Williams at Beaumont Hebert in 1980 and 1981, was starting what would become a hall-of-fame coaching career that saw him win two state championships at Port Arthur Lincoln and another at Beaumont Ozen.

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Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

By Preston Jones

Like clockwork, every year for the better part of the last decade, Lyle Lovett has performed at Bass Hall.

And, just as predictably, every year for the last two or three years, my friends and family have offered some variation on the question “So why are you going to see Lyle Lovett again?”

The answer is a bit of a paradox: The constancy of both Lovett’s regular Fort Worth stops and my friends and family’s bemusement at my religious attendance is justified by the guarantee that you never quite know what you’ll get...

North Texas hires new diving coach

By Alesha Breckon

The University of North Texas announced this month that they will be adding diving coach Mark Murdock to the Mean Green team. Murdock competed at the collegiate level with the Wyoming Cowboys. During his tenure there, he was a two-time Mountain West Conference champion. He is also a school record holder in both the one-meter and three-meter disciplines. Additionally, Murdock competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012 with his synchronized diving partner Dashiell Enos.

After graduation, Murdock moved onto Northern Colorado University, where he coached divers that won conference...

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