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Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Mar 29 - 3:47pm

Fort Worth, Texas magazine sent more than 4,500 local physicians a survey, asking them to voluntarily rate their peers and name the best doctors in Tarrant County. Medical professionals willing to participate went online to cast their votes. While Fort Worth, Texas magazine provided the fields of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 4:09pm

Colleyville began as a rural community and draws its name from a physician, Lilburn Howard Colley, who moved to the area in 1880 and practiced medicine for 40 years. As with so many original communities in this area, the railroad played a significant role. In this case, it was the extension...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 3:53pm

Burleson began when the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad planned a rail line from Fort Worth to Hillsboro in 1881 and went looking for land for a depot. The landowner, Rev. Henry C. Renfro, was allowed to name the depot as part of the sales agreement. He named it in honor of his former teacher, Dr...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 3:29pm

Like Fort Worth, Weatherford became the county seat through election, beating out two other sites for the honor. It’s named for the state senator who coauthored the bill that established Parker County — Jefferson Weatherford. It’s an old city by local standards, being...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 3:12pm

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Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 11:17am

The first settlement around what would become Euless began with the building of Bird’s Fort in 1841. The city itself draws its name from Elisha Adam and Julia Euless who built a home and cotton gin there in 1881, triggering an expansion of the population. Locals gave Euless credit for that...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 10:56am

Thoughts of Aledo conjure visions of bucolic country life. This small city just west of Fort Worth is growing rapidly, and so is the area around it that falls into the Aledo ZIP code and the Aledo Independent School District. “Aledo has an estimated build-out population of 13,000 plus,...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 10:39am

  Arlington prides itself as the entertainment center of the Metroplex, and as far as sports entertainment goes, that’s difficult to challenge. It’s home to the Texas Rangers and to Cowboys Stadium, both playing in spectacular venues. But longtime resident O.K. Carter sees...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 10:17am

Like many cities around Fort Worth, Keller can trace its roots to the railroad. And in Keller’s case, even its name. As the Texas Pacific Railroad extended north from Fort Worth, a stop on the rail line was named in honor of railroad foreman John C. Keller. Settlers then were attracted by...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 9:37am

Modern day Grapevine first saw settlers in around 1850, with a store near where the town square was later built and at the site where the restored Torian log cabin stands today. It has been known by a variety of names: Cross Timbers, Grape Vine Springs, Leonardville, Dunnville, Grape Vine and...

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