First Baptist Dallas senior pastor Robert Jeffress says he considers former President Trump a friend and calls him "the greatest president since Ronald Reagan," but he's holding off on endorsing Trump's recently announced 2024 run.
Why it matters: Jeffress was the first prominent evangelical leader to endorse Trump's 2016 run for president and he has been one of Trump's most staunch supporters.
Dallas-Fort Worth had 37 of the 100 most congested Texas roads in 2021, according to an analysis by Texas A&M University's Transportation Institute.
Driving the news: Interstate 345 — the stretch of highway that connects Interstate 75 to Interstate 45 in Dallas — moved to the top 10 most congested, rising to seventh from 12th in 2020, according to the institute's analysis of Texas Department of Transportation data.
The Tarrant County elections administrator who was once accused of contributing to voter fraud found a way to make peace with skeptics on Election Day.
Arlington-based Six Flags Entertainment has had a painful ride this year. Even as other theme parks rebounded from the pandemic downturn, revenue and attendance at parks owned by Six Flags are way down compared with 2021, according to the company's third quarter earnings report.
Why it matters: Six Flags is one of the world's largest theme park companies and the largest operator of waterparks in North America. The flagship Arlington location is a staple of the North Texas entertainment industry.
Herschel Walker, the Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, has continued to claim his Tarrant County home as his primary residence — potentially breaking both Texas tax laws and some Georgia rules on establishing residency for the purpose of voting or running for office, according to CNN.
Why it matters: Walker will face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a runoff election in December after neither candidate earned more than 50% of the vote in this month's midterm.
Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys' defensive back extraordinaire, thinks there's only one position in football harder to play than cornerback: Quarterback.
- "They're like computers," Diggs tells Axios. "Every play they've got to make the right decision and throw the ball and worry about pressure in their face and analyze the defense. And they've got to do that all within four seconds."
Texas students in third through eighth grades are lagging in learning compared with pre-pandemic years, per new research conducted by Stanford and Harvard universities.
Why it matters: 92% of parents nationally believe their children are at or above grade level now that in-person learning has resumed, but the research shows that's not true everywhere, Thomas Kane, project co-leader from Harvard University, tells Axios.
About 2.6 million travelers will pass through DFW Airport during this Thanksgiving's travel period, on par with 2019 levels.
Why it matters: Holiday travel across the country is returning to pre-pandemic levels, and this year's Thanksgiving week sojourns fall behind only 2005 and 2019, per AAA, which started tracking it in 2000.
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