We like the idea of Earth Day and wonder why it doesn’t get more attention. It is, after all, a day designed to generate support and heighten awareness of the need to protect the environment, and that’s a subject that affects everyone.
There’s a good thing growing on a few acres in northeast Denton, and the harvest enriches many lives. Shiloh Field Community Garden supplies fruit and vegetables for nonprofit organizations including Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, crisis center Friends of the Family and child care center Fred Moore Day Nursery, and 152 personal, 15-by-15-foot plots allow families or individuals to plant their own crops free of charge.
Judge John Dietz is expected to decide in May whether Texas’ funding of public schools is inadequate and, therefore, unconstitutional. In a preliminary ruling last year, the state district judge ruled against the state but wanted to hear arguments about whether increased two-year funding in 2013 changed that.
Monday was “opening day” in more ways than one for Denton residents. Lucky ticketholders at Globe Life Park in Arlington — and anyone with access to various electronic media — celebrated one of the rites of spring by watching the Texas Rangers open another season, and later in the day, Denia-area residents hosted the first public forum of candidates running for Denton mayor and City Council.
Hank Dickenson, deputy athletic director for the University of North Texas, was the unanimous choice to receive the Otis L. Fowler Award from the Denton Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, and we commend members of the selection committee on their choice.
While state and federal officials aren’t setting any speed records in determining the need for more safeguards in the wake of the West fertilizer plant explosion nearly a year ago, The Fertilizer Institute and Agricultural Retailers Association rate praise for seeking to fill the void.
The Taste of North Texas has become something of a Denton tradition in the last quarter of a century and with good reason — the event encourages residents to help out a good cause and rewards them with samples of items from some of the area’s best restaurants.
The role of the SAT depends on where you sit in the admissions process. For parents and high school students, it is an arduous summit that must be crested to enter the college of their choice. For college administrators, the SAT and its cousin the ACT are their best hope at assessing prospective students’ chances of success based on a national norm.
In an era of 3-D movies and television, audio systems that surround you with true-to-life sound effects and telephones that put a world of entertainment options and social media outlets at your fingertips, why would anyone want to listen to stories told the old-fashioned way?