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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...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 27 - 2:57pm

  Around 1856, R.S. Man and Julian Feild built a gristmill at the crossroads that was to become the center of Mansfield. The Mansfield Historical Society reports that in 1856 Feild bought 540 acres in the area, and the mill was completed sometime in the next three years. Feild became...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 27 - 2:28pm

          Government established Denton; the railroad sustained it; and education made it explode. The city is on the northern division of I35 — the NAFTA highway — where it forks to I-35E to Dallas and I-35W to Fort Worth. Residents who wanted a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 27 - 1:45pm

Why residents are flocking to these 12 fastest growing cities in North Texas

The explosion of population taking place on this side of the Metroplex is stunning. People keep coming, and there are no signs that they are going to stop. The reasons are simple but multiple: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Alliance Corridor, open land, affordable housing, the Barnett...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jan 31 - 4:56pm

by Celestina Blok Dining a la truck is a contagious trend around these parts. We examine life on the road for some food truckers and the latest food truck park to open in Fort Worth. On any given Friday, well after midnight, the Tank, Salsa Limón’s 1975 Waymatic food trailer...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Dec 26 - 10:45am

If you read the headlines, sexual child abuse is epidemic in the United States. Most people think that it will never happen to their child, but really ... how safe are your kids?

by Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love When Bob and Betty Smith — not their real names — chose a high-end school for their 11-year-old daughter Ella, they expected elite academics, a well-developed competitive sports program and well-educated, compassionate teachers. They didn’t...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Nov 29 - 2:12pm

Some of the most successful and relevant people in our community come form the humblest beginnings.

Despite mounting evidence that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to build great wealth and success in today’s climate, these incredible stories about people in our community are proof that it is possible to overcome some of life’s challenges and create something...

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