Wick is walking around the office, flashing his tickets to the HP-Marshall game. Big publisher! Wooo!
For you less-fortunate Parkies, Rep. Dan Branch is on the case:
REP. BRANCH TO INVESTIGATE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SITE SELECTION PROCESS
(DALLAS, TX) In response to widespread constituent concerns regarding the major ticket shortage at Tyler’s Rose Stadium for Saturday’s Texas 4A state football championship game between the Highland Park Scots and the Marshall Mavericks, Rep. Dan Branch (R-Dallas) today announced he will investigate the site selection process for University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoff games.
Rep. Branch said, “In a state that’s famous for its ‘Friday Night Lights,’ has an abundance of large college and professional sports venues and is desperately seeking more revenues for education, it’s outrageous that a state final game is being played in a stadium so small that it denies access to thousands of fans, families and friends.”
Rep. Branch was recently appointed Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Resource Allocation and Budgeting. He will be holding hearings with the intent of developing legislation and making recommendations to the full House Committee on Public Education next summer.
“The current approach hurts thousands of Texas high school football fans, and denies school districts hundreds of thousands of dollars in ticket sales. Clearly we are not making efficient use of our resources,” Brach said. “I look forward to working with UIL officials, superintendents, athletic directors and coaches to improve the site selection process and create a solution that enhances community participation and school funding.”