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A Denton Artist Finds Depth Using a ‘Poor Man’s Screen Printing’
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017 - 9:30am

By Natalie Gempel

Denton-based artist Steven Hamilton creates graffiti-inspired paintings that require up to 15 layers and 100 hours of work to achieve their hyper-textural quality and rich colors. After studying photography at the University of North Texas, Hamilton taught himself to paint using the internet and a little patience. You can see his work at PRISM, a group show at The Gallery at Continental Lofts in Deep Ellum, opening on April 29.

How did you get into making art?

I went to school for photography up here at UNT. I just...

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Stranded North Texas Woman Rescued After 5 Days Near Grand Canyon
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017 - 9:14am

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (CBSDFW.COM/CBS NEWS/AP) – Authorities say a 24-year-old North Texas woman spent five days stranded in scorching heat in a remote area of northern Arizona before she was rescued Friday.

The state Department of Public Safety says Amber VanHecke was driving near the south rim of the Grand Canyon when her car ran out of gas.

She couldn’t get a cell phone signal but after being stranded five days she decided to take off on what would be a seven-mile trek to a place where she could call 911.

DPS says the call was dropped before police could...

Autism activist to speak at event sponsored by UNT
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Wed, Mar 22, 2017 - 11:45pm

By Lucinda Breeding

Temple Grandin, a well-known Autism activist, will give the keynote speech at an event co-hosted by University of North Texas and Comprehensive Educational Services at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. in Dallas.

Grandin will share her experiences with a childhood diagnosis of autism, and her personal journey. Grandin couldn't speak until she was four years old, but with the support of her family and her own determination, she became a college professor with a doctorate in animal science. 

"+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin" is open to anyone...

Denton's League of Women Voters to discuss latest from Texas Legislature
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 6:08pm

Two local political experts are scheduled to deliver an update on the 85th session of the Texas Legislature at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is opening its regular monthly meeting to the public, organizing the discussion with Gloria Cox, a University of North Texas political science professor, and Eddie Meaders, a principal lecturer in political science at UNT. The league's priorities this legislative session include election law and voting rights, women's health and public education. 

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University of North Texas names next provost
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 4:32pm

By Jenna Duncan

Jennifer Evans-Cowley is heading back to the University of North Texas to serve as the school's provost and vice president for academic affairs. 

Evans-Cowley graduated from UNT with a master's degree in public administration in 1997 and will return to campus the first week of July to oversee the academic side of the university. 

"I was really impressed by all the great things UNT has been doing over the last decade," she said Monday. "There's been tremendous progress in their recognition, like becoming a Tier One research university and recognition of their academic programs."...

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