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Keller discourages future drive-throughs

By Mark David Smith


It’s going to be tougher to open up a new fast-food joint in Keller.

In the city’s Unified Development Code that the City Council recently approved, drive-through businesses can no longer open “by right” in Keller. Rather, the drive-through business will have to get a special-use permit approved by the council after being reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The reason for the change is not tied to issues such as air pollution or unsightly lines of cars. Instead, it seems that Keller residents would like a few other dining options.

“The citizens of...

UNT ArtSpace Dallas exhibition features works of finalists from fall’s ‘Winner Takes All’ event

Public artworks that challenge one's thoughts, explore the role of women in society, offer viewers different perspectives, and allow for interaction and exploration are the focus of an exhibition at UNT ArtSpace Dallas in August and September.

The six finalists from fall 2014's Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas' CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All event will show their work and works-in-progress at the downtown Dallas gallery from Aug. 15 to Sept. 26. Admission to the gallery is free.

Four of the six finalists are from UNT, including winner Julie Libersat, graduate student Ellie Ivanova, and alumni Fari Rahimi and Lynné...

Basketball: Aniefiok will not return for senior season

By Brett Vito  

Maurice Aniefiok, a small forward from Nigeria who built a reputation as a knock-down 3-point shooter in two seasons at North Texas, will not return for his senior season.

Aniefiok was UNT’s fourth-leading scorer in the 2014-15 campaign with 8.5 points per game. He led the Mean Green in 3-pointers made with 47 and shot 38.8 percent from behind the arc.

“Maurice is dealing with some personal issues with his family and needs to step away from basketball to address them,” UNT head coach Tony Benford said in a prepared statement. “He has completed his degree at North Texas. Maurice was a very loyal...

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Football: UNT’s player-run summer drills paying off

There were times over the summer when North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty and the Mean Green’s wide receivers would get together after conditioning drills.

Other times they would meet at night by themselves on an empty field.

No matter the time or place, the routine was the same. McNulty threw, threw and threw some more.

“We did a lot of stuff as an offense out on the field on our own — working on timing, spacing and how guys like to run routes,” McNulty said. “We know little things as far as timing and spacing can really accelerate your offense.”


Did chucking stones make us more human?

By Paul Salopek

DMANISI, Georgia—Reid Ferring holds a rock in each hand. They are the size of hens’ eggs. They are oblong. They are grey. They are categorically ordinary. Aside from numbers inked onto their surfaces for cataloging purposes, they look like a quadrillion other natural stones scattered across the face of the Earth. “The evidence is circumstantial,” Ferring, an American archaeologist, admits. “But we’ve got some good indications they were thrown.” He is talking about prehistoric pitching. Hundreds of such nondescript...
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