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2.0 About Dallas - Fort Worth
Texas ID: If you don't want or need a drivers license, the State can still issue an ID card that looks very similar to a drivers license, but is worded slightly different in the titling. Might be a good idea to get this in the event you aren't getting a drivers license.
Vehicle Registration: The first step is obtaining insurance coverage. Once you've selected an insurance carrier they can often give you a temporary card to certify that you have insurance in the state. Next you will need to get your vehicle inspected. Counties in the larger cities, such as the DFW area, will include an emissions inspection so make sure your vehicle has no excessive smoke coming from the exhaust and such. You must obtain a vehicle inspection in order to obtain proper titling and registration. Once all of that is completed, you'll be issued an inspection sticker to place on your windshield. Information on the inspection process can be found here.
Once your vehicle passes inspection, you're now ready to get the titling and registration out of the way. You'll have to purchase new plates at the local Department of Transportation office, and you'll receive another window sticker. Information can be found here.
Concealed handgun license: The State refers to this as a Concealed Handgun License (CHL). Other states may often call them concealed weapons permit, meaning you can use a firearm or a knife. Texas makes the distinction that it applies only to a handgun. You will need to already have either a drivers license or ID card. You must first request an application from the DPS as they have each application numbered to keep track of them. Once you have the application, hang on to it for a bit and schedule your training class. This class is required by the State for all applicants - exceptions to this requirement are very few. The class consists mostly of lecturing by the instructor, but also includes the handgun proficiency qualification in which you must demonstrate proper accuracy with a weapon of at least .32 caliber. You will be graded on your target, however percentages are not assigned, just a simple pass/fail judgment. More detailed information can be found here.
University of North Texas
Texas Christian University
Texas Woman's University
Southern Methodist University
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Christian College
Dallas County Community College District
Tarrant County College District
The Ft. Worth Star Telegram
this is a good place to start. After all, we are ranked as #5 in the nation by rronline.com.
..tells all about Ft Worth & Tarrant County of yesteryear
You can find it here
Another cool site, (found by KPSlider )
..is Fort Worth...the way we were
You can find that one here