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  1. A Texas Tradition finds its way to Apogee Stadium this Fall for Mean Green Football! Fletcher's Original State Fair Corny Dogs will bring their lineup of famous Corny Dogs & Funnel Cakes to the UNT Concessions menu! #UNiTeNorthTexas #GMG #FoodieFriday
  2. I also need to add Oklahoma State...
  3. Almost finished product
  4. I may have gone a bit crazy this weekend, but once the paint had dried I will have Conehole, yard jengia, washers, tic tac toe, yard yahtzee, and a ladder toss all painted in North Texas livery. I will say the 3.5"x3.5" dice have been a pain to paint but sanding all the 2x4 jenga pieces has been a royal pain in the ass. I will post photos once complete.
  5. You are correct on the star. Thank you for the catch.
  6. The white on the Texas flag when placed on a wall is to the observers left which is why it is oriented the way it is.
  7. This is the first pass of the paint scheme for a cornhole game that I am making. Looking construct it this weekend. I will post photos when I am finished.
  8. Here is his linked-in profile. https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-cook-b1375612/ Collegiate Band Directors' National Association National Band Association Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity National Association for Music Education (MENC) Florida Bandmasters Association Florida Music Educators Association Volusia County Organization of Music Educators
  9. From a 2015 CNN story - "The structure, and the story, bear a striking resemblance to the 2009 Disney Pixar film, "Up," in which an elderly man fights a construction project and ends up using colorful balloons to lift his house up and away from all his troubles. And so, not surprisingly, Macefield's home in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood has come to be known as "the 'Up' house." Tourists and residents alike have added balloons with messages scrawled on them to the front gate. One says "Adventure is out there!""
  10. From my understanding the Carriage Square complex is to be a partnership development. Looks like some mixed use apartments from this drawing. (think what they did with the tomato on Fry Street or South Lake town Center) This will be a great spot for restaurants and pubs for pre and post game events for all athletic and academic events. My guess is the University is buying the land to complete the block and will be partnering with Westdale to do a land lease for the development for the Sac and Save/sub hub site with the agreement that the Carriage Square property completes the "town square" This sketch shows the new entry way that UNT wants to create. (the yellow is Carriage Square)
  11. Sorry for the long post. A lot of people are against eminent domain and I hope to shed some light on the process. Eminent Domain is based on "for the public good". It is the question that must be proven in court. Below are two examples: In this picture the homeowner would not sell and they built the freeway around it with no easement for the owner to get to the property. The highest and best use for this property was and is the freeway. Eminent Domain should have been used. (This was in China a country with no eminent domain laws. The term for these are Nail Houses) In the below photo the builder wanted to build a 3 story mixed use facility by buying out the 1920's home. Edith Macefield the homeowner would not sell. Highest and best use is the mixed use building but it was not for the public good it was for private good, no eminent domain was nor could be used. (the builder attempted to use the "public good" argument after she refused $1,000,000 for this $90,000 home and lost.) The question as whether to use eminent domain for these parcels is what is highest and best use for this property? Then if the highest and best use if for the public good. So if you ask the question which is the highest and best use for the property? A sub shop or an academic building of a major university? In my opinion University is the highest use for the property. Next question is the public university for the "public good" the answer is yes. Next is compensation - according to the Denton Central Appraisal District the Appraised and Assessed Value is $260,000. This will be the starting point for the negotiations begin. Sub Hub will claim business loss as part of the condemnation case. In Texas there are 3 steps. 1)Negotiation between UNT and NY Sub Hub - A "bona fide" offer must me made to the landowner along with a certified appraisal, both in writing 2)Special Commissioners' hearing - Three commissioners will be selected to determine the property value and damages. (Damages are not granted in the 5th amendment and are too speculative to calculate. (Kimball Laundry Co v. United States, 1949) But in Texas we will try to access damages to keep the landowner whole. 3)Appeal through a civil condemnation suit. If either party disagrees with the Commissioners' decision - both parties are responsible for their own attorneys' fees. Most times the process doesn't even get to the commissioners hearings as the condemnor usually makes a fair market price offer plus damages. If I recall correctly the Texas Pickup caught fire and burned to the ground on the morning of the commissioners' hearing. There was speculation that is was not a grease fire but nothing was ever proven (some claimed insurance fraud and some claimed university interference) and the University purchased the land at fair market value and built traditions hall.
  12. There is a 6am strength and conditioning called Rise and grind. No clue about evening events.
  13. I believe there will be a rule because one was passed to stop his spring practices in remote locations in 17 and a rule was passed to eliminate trips during the school year I think last year, after he took the team without practice to France. This year he is taking them during the summer break. Logic follows that a new rule is on the way. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/01/...harbaugh/96836772/ NASHVILLE – Though it won’t officially be called the “Jim Harbaugh Rule,” the NCAA’s five power conferences passed a measure Friday ending trips like the one he took over spring break with the Michigan football team at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., last March.
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