Is a $1 billion stadium wise?
Just recently, your fine publication published a number of stories giving information and plans concerning the Texas Rangers’ new baseball venue, which will cost a reported $1 billion. At the same time, a few issues back, it was reported that 38 percent of Dallas children live in poverty, 20 percent have no health insurance, 28 percent have inadequate food and nutrition, 160,000 children are obese, and 60,000 have asthma.
Did I miss something here? Is it smart, wise or good to spend $1 billion on a stadium when 38 percent of Dallas children are living in poverty?
I wonder two things: 1. Where our community values went, and 2. How many children could be pulled out of poverty with $1 billion? Gregory Hamilton, Irving