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Bob Belden, Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Historian, Dies at 58

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:30pm

Bob Belden, a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and record producer who was both a historian of the music and a force in moving it forward, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 58.

He died three days after having a heart attack, his sister, Beth Belden Harmstone, said.

Engaged and opinionated, Mr. Belden was part reformist and part conservationist. As a bandleader and record maker, he often looked for ways to connect the jazz tradition...

Interesting projection on C-USA, Looks like UNT has new assistant, et cetera

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:27pm

We are into that time of the summer when the projections for the upcoming football season start to roll out.

I bring it up because Billy Connelly of SB Nation came out with his advanced stats projection that weighs a program’s five-year history (if you were good before, chances are you will be again), returning starters and recruiting history.

Connelly has the same philosophy as I do. Highly rated and highly recruited players tend to be better than players who weren’t highly rated....

Tags: Athletics

Omnitracs Celebrates New Dallas Headquarters With Open House And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:25pm

 Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday. At the KPMG building in the heart of downtown Dallas, local dignitaries, community members, and Omnitracs employees and partners gathered as newly reelected Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings warmly welcomed Omnitracs to the City of Dallas.

Following the initial announcement of Omnitracs' intent to relocate to Dallas in July 2014...

TISD board appoints new officers

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:23pm

A trustee resigned and two new top-level administrative positions were filled during Thursday’s meeting of the Tyler ISD board of trustees.

The Rev. Dr. Marty M. Dunbar, who has served two years on the school board representing District 6, “has found a job in another town and will head to Houston,” school board President Andy Bergfeld announced.

Dunbar, executive pastor at Marvin United Methodist Church, has been an asset to the board and will be missed, Bergfeld said.

One year remains in Dunbar’s term.

Anyone interested in Dunbar’s seat may submit letters to the office of Superintendent Dr....

Tags: Alumni

Top officers honored at annual ceremony

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:22pm

Michael Christian and Mike Sweet were named top officers of the year Thursday night for the Denton Police Department at the University of North Texas Gateway Center.

A peer-nominated selection process began in February for the 17th annual Denton Police Department Awards and Appreciation Banquet, organizers said. The Denton 100 Club, a nonprofit organization of area businesses and residents supporting Denton police officers, hosted the event.

Christian won Patrol Officer of the Year and, according to his nomination letter, was noted as being “one of the best officers that I have worked with during my career.”

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