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Top Facts You (Probably) Didn't know about Arlington History

Whether you are a history buff or just looking to hone your trivia skills, Arlington's history can serve as the ultimate throwback Thursday during your time at home. Here is a list of Arlington historical fun facts and links to online resources to extend your historical knowledge: People have been meeting in Arlington for more than 150 years! The…

November 1: Happy Birthday, Arlington Downs!

As a kid growing up in Arlington in the ‘80s, there were two things about my city that puzzled me: Why did my also-grew-up-in-Arlington parents sometimes refer to the highway near Arlington Stadium (the forerunner of today’s Globe Life Park) as “the turnpike” (and just what exactly was a turnpike, anyway?)—and also, why did they sometimes talk…

From a Local: Spooky Halloween Happenings in Arlington

I’m pretty much a fan of all holidays. Whether we’re talking Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, Arbor Day, or National Cheeseburger Day, if it involves parties, gift-giving, good stuff to eat, or time off work, I’m all for it. But by far, my most favorite of all holidays is Halloween. I love everything about the season—black cats, candy corn, crazy…

Arlington Tourism: Then & Now

Arlington has changed considerably over the years, evolving from a small cotton-ginning and farming community to one of the largest cities in Texas. But if there’s one aspect of life in Arlington that’s remained consistent, it’s tourism, which has long played an important role in the Arlington story, growing in size and stature along with Arlington…

Arlington History: Arlington's Healing Waters

Ask an Arlington resident what motivates someone to pack their bags for a visit to our fair city, and you’ll get a pretty standard set of answers: business at the Arlington Convention Center, the lure of Six Flags roller coasters, a concert at AT&T Stadium, a Texas Rangers or Dallas Cowboys game— and during the season, a possible visit to Hurricane…