This summer, dozens of mosquitos in testing sites across North Texas have turned up positive for West Nile virus. It’s nothing like the record year of 2012 when 89 people died across Texas. So far this year, only two human cases of the virus have been reported in North Texas. But the dry weather that's come after big rains could mean we're in for a long skeeter season.

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New technology out of Texas is making it harder for criminals to cover their tracks. A University of North Texas chemistry professor has created a device for the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze the tiny particles of inks, paints, and other materials criminals use to create counterfeit documents. It's called a nanomanipulator.

Dianna Douglas

Going off to college seems like the American dream for first-generation, low-income students. But not if they drop out with loads of debt a few years later. 

University of North Texas

The rookie University of North Texas president gave the school’s first ever State of the University speech on Wednesday, and immediately tackled the budget problems.  

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

This week Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis visited university campuses as they touted their plans for improving higher education.

But their styles couldn’t have been more different.

For UNT Quintuplets, It's College Times Five

Aug 18, 2014
Gary Payne / University of North Texas

More than 4,000 students arrived at the University of North Texas this week before classes begin, and said their goodbyes to proud and nervous parents. Five of those kids belong to one couple from Keller.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Drones have gotten international notoriety because of their ability to take out bad guys (and, at times, bystanders). Sometimes, they’re described as killing machines. But drones can also save lives.

Fan Pop

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Macaulay Culkin’s band is coming to Dallas; UNT scores big in the Heart of Dallas Bowl; the top Texas albums of 2013, and more:


The University of North Texas System Board of Regents voted unanimously today to name Neal Smatresk president of UNT.

Smatresk succeeds V. Lane Rawlins, who announced in March that he would retire at the end of the year.

Rawlins will stay on until Feb. 3, when Smatresk will start work.


UNT is one mean green rappin' machine.

The University of North Texas in Denton has produced a rap video that’s been watched more than 30,000 times on YouTube.

In UNT Rap Anthem, UNT students trash other North Texas schools: “Take a lesson from this mean green master. These other Texas schools are like a natural disaster.”