It’s Fare-war time again at Love Field. Virgin America announced it’ll fly from Dallas to Austin for $39. That got the attention of Dallas-based Southwest, which built its business, in part, on that route.
This week, the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center is filled with branded pens, mugs and t-shirts, along with tchotchkes that are much more memorable and weird, like the Texas shaped engraved cutting board.
Backers boast that tonight’s College Football Championship game in Arlington will bring in as much as half a billion dollars to North Texas. We heard similar numbers about last April’s Final Four. And four years ago, the impact of the Super Bowl was estimated as high as $611 million. But are those sky-high estimates grounded in reality?
A third of North Texans are living without enough cushion to last more than a few months after a financial disruption. KERA’s series “One Crisis Away” put a face on asset poverty by chronicling four local families.
There’s a new kind of ATM in town and it doesn’t spit out dollar bills. It’s a Bitcoin ATM – you put in dollars and it gives you a trendy digital currency that’s generated headlines. Several have launched in North Texas.