ARLINGTON, Texas -- The association with the Texas Rangers has paid off for actor Matthew McConaughey and his Just Keep Livin Foundation.
McConaughey was at the Rangers Youth Ballpark Saturday along with Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz to talk to students from Dallas Pinkston High School, Arlington Sam Houston High School and Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School. The students had completed more than 2,000 hours of community service as well as shown improvement in their attendance and grades along as well as improved their physical goals.
The program has been partnered with the Rangers for more than two years and McConaughey likes the direction it's going.
"It's a little bit more of a well-oiled machine," said McConaughey, who came up with idea of the program about eight years ago. "Like anything, if it's built right in the beginning after a few years you start to see where it can improve and what's really working, what's not really working, what you need to work on, what you n...