Free community college. That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate.
In an era of 3-D movies and television, audio systems that surround you with true-to-life sound effects and telephones that put a world of entertainment options and social media outlets at your fingertips, why would anyone want to listen to stories told the old-fashioned way?
We’ve heard a lot of talk about the need to get more of our young people interested in science, but high school students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program at the University of North Texas have actually done something to help make it happen.
Glenn Carlton, executive director of the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, is known for his dedication, and that’s one of the reasons why we were so pleased to hear that he had received the Professional of the Year award from the Texas Association of Fairs and Events.