Thumbs up to state Rep. Bill Hammond of Dallas for pushing through a bill that will supply high school students with a strong incentive to stay in school. The bill prevents high-school dropouts under the age of eighteen from getting a driver’s license. Since the privilege of driving is especially coveted by teenagers, the new law should dramatically decrease the 33 percent Texas high school dropout rate. A similar bill in West Viginia has cut that state’s dropout rate by more than a third. In the face of the declining educational status of Texas and the U.S., this is one step that has real merit.
A new initiative places banners of historical images near their present-day locations.
By Micaih Thomas
The executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission has helped bring more than 570 sporting events to DFW totaling more than $4.3 billion in economic impact. For her latest feat, she scored nine 2026 FIFA World Cup matches for Arlington, the most of any host city. Here's how she does it.
By Ben Swanger
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