Football and Texas go hand in hand don't they? Many say that high school football is big in other states, but they don't compare to Texas. With huge stadiums and even bigger fandoms, high school football season in the Lone Star state is a sight to behold.
But many may not realize all the planning that goes into making sure a gameday goes perfect. One of the most important things needed is, of course, transportation for teams possibly traveling to an away stadium. However, it's not just the team that requires a vehicle to and from the area.
For example, bands and cheerleaders are a massive part of the game. However, factors beyond the control of students are hampering that ability.
Bus Driver Shortages Changing Plans
According to the Texas Tribune, schools have had to make multiple changes with not enough bus drivers to drive students. The Tribune stated various factors like child care challenges, slowdowns in immigration, and the COVID 19 Pandemic.
This problem isn't just prominent in one area of Texas as well, it's throughout the state. Attempts have been made like raising the pay of bus drivers in the state, plus holding job fairs to hire new drivers.
The time to train new drivers is also a factor in the current shortage of buses. According to the Texas Department Of Safety, federal classes must be taken before a person is able to take the test for their CDL license. According to the Tribune, those classes cost money and take potentially two or three weeks.
Hopefully soon, this problem will be fixed, and everyone can enjoy the Friday night lights.
Hook ‘Em! 7 Celebrity Graduates From University of Texas at Austin
When you think of the University of Texas at Austin, what comes to your mind first? Is it celebrities? Of course, some celebrities are more vocal than others about their alma mater. Matthew McConaughey lets everyone know where he came from, so no surprises there. The actor is also a Professor of Practice at the university's Moody College of Communication, and graduated in 1993 with a Radio/TV/Film degree from UTA.
Aside from McConaughey, you might be surprised at some of the famous people who picked up a degree in the Lone Star State's capital city.
10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.
Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?
Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.
Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).
Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.
How many of these can you get right without Googling?
6 Bizarre Town Names in Texas and the Stories Behind Them
There's no shortage of bizarre town names in Texas. Ding Dong, Kermit, Oatmeal, Reklaw, Pflugerville, and Zephyr: that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the oddest town monikers.
Have you ever wondered how on earth these names got on a city sign? Keep scrolling to see the history behind some of the weirdest town names in Texas.