3 Things We’re Reading: Mavericks Owner Keeps Ticket Prices Low for the Loyal

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WHY MAVERICKS TICKET PRICES WERE LOWERED; VETERAN’S JOBS IDEA GOOD FOR THE SOLE & SOUL; MORE TECH TO COME TO NORTH TEXAS


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

The Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire owner Mark Cuban, has made it a point to keep ticket prices low even when other NBA ticket prices have sky-rocketed. Why does a man with all the money want to keep selling game tickets as low as $14? Cuban said that he keeps lowering ticket prices for the fans and wants everyone to be able to attend and watch.

A Plano-based shoe repair company is opening it’s pilot shop in a McKinney Wal-Mart Thursday. Shoe Repair Butler was founded by military veteran Manny McCarroll, who makes a point to offer jobs to fellow veterans. He recently signed an agreement with Wal-Mart that will help expand his business nationwide. McCarroll told NBCDFW he believes repairing soles is “good for the soul,” and hopes all of his employees gain lifelong benefits. Eventually, he hopes to partner with a local college to start an accredited shoe repair school.

A tech company from Monterrey, Mexico is eyeing Dallas or Irving as possible locations for its North American headquarters. Softtek North America CEO Marcos Jimenez said the business opportunities in Dallas-Fort Worth were too good to pass up and will continue to scope out the area. This deal has yet to be finalized, but Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings remains positive about the outcome.

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