Closer Look Wrap Up 2/6/14
The passage of Texas' House Bill number five still has parents and students confused over graduation requirements that will be drastically altered come the new school year.
Which is why a local school district is reaching out to help clear up the changes and help explain what parents should expect. We sat down with Nancy Vanley, Director of Guidance and Counseling for ECISD. She explained the are holding a series of meetings to help inform parents about the changes. She explained that this is confusing for everyone and they will work together to get everyone on the same page. The next meeting is Monday at 6 pm at Odessa High.
In 1979 a federal law was passed that limited the options for non-stop flights from one of the busiest airports in Texas.
The law known as "the Wright Amendment" sparked a heated debate that pitted Southwest Airlines against the federal government and ended up leading to a large portion of Dallas Love Field being shutdown. Now over three decades later, the amendment is set to expire and Southwest is wasting no time preparing to expand its route options, which could mean lower fares and less travel time. We talked with CBS 7ís Financial Expert, Micky Cargile. He explained that this is a win for customers as airlines compete for completive rates. Southwest Airlines will add 15 new direct flights. The amendment is set to expire in October.