As a lifelong Texas Rangers fan, I've come to expect the worst in any situation involving my team, be it spring training, opening day, midseason or September.
On the few occasions that the Rangers have made the playoffs in the past 20 years, I dared to hope, but pessimism was still there. I suppose that goes for any Rangers fan, and let's face it: The franchise hasn't given its fans much to cheer about for the last 50 years.
When the BYU defense stifled the normally prolific TCU run game on Saturday, the Horned Frogs' passing game and defense picked up the slack to extend No. 5 TCU's school record to 20 consecutive regular season victories.
The 31-3 win over the Cougars improved the Horned Frogs' record to 7-0 overall (3-0 Mountain West Conference) for the second straight season and extended the team's home winning streak to a school record of 18.
By opening its digital archives on Friday, the Mary Couts Burnett Library introduced a priceless resource for anyone interested in the university's history.
The digital archives were compiled from the library's Special Collections Department and, according to June Koelker, dean of the library, it took months for staff members to scan each of the collection's 3,000 pictures onto computers.
Preservation, however, is an ongoing matter, as Koelker said the library was continually adding to the digital collection.
We all have some places in our lives that hold special memories.
For some Fort Worth residents, one of those places could be in danger of losing at least some of that significance.
Bank of America is considering buying the Ridglea Theater, located on Camp Bowie Boulevard, and turning it into another Fort Worth bank location. The bank would keep the theater's facade intact while remodeling the inside.
The $105 million renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium, the first major upgrade since 1956, will begin immediately after the final home game of the 2010 season on Nov. 13, officials said Monday.
Athletics Director Chris Del Conte said the renovation, unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees in April, was an investment for the continued success of the football program.
SMU's Ford Field will hold the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30 due to the official announcement of renovations to Amon G. Carter Stadium, a university media representative said.
Mark Cohen, athletics media relations director, said Monday that the $105 million renovation of the stadium would begin immediately afterthe final home game of the 2010 season on Nov. 13.
Cohen said the teams and bowl activities would still be based in Fort Worth. The only difference would be that the game would be played in Dallas.
The university will work with benefits consultants to determine the effects the recently passed health care reform legislation would have on faculty and staff members' health insurance plans, a human resources official said.
It is too early to determine what effects, if any, the legislation will have on employees' plans, said Tracy Thompson, benefits manager for the human resources department. The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
Despite increased media attention about the legality of unpaid internships in recent weeks, the university did not have a problem with students reporting doing unrelated work in their career field at an unpaid internship, a Career Services official said.
According to an April 2 article in The New York Times, federal and state officials had concerns that employers used unpaid internships for free labor by having students do work that was mostly noneducational, such as making coffee and sweeping bathrooms.