How old do you have to be to get a license in Texas?

i think 16 . . . if you have completed a driver education course and in school or have graduated or a GED, else you must be 18; however, there is provision for a hardship license at age 15 provided: (1) the failure to issue the license will result in an

unusual economic hardship for the family of the applicant;

(2) the license is necessary because of the illness of

a member of the applicant's family; or

(3) the license is necessary because the applicant is

enrolled in a vocational education program and requires a driver's

license to participate in the program.