In 1972, the struggling Washington Senators baseball club relocated to Arlington, Texas. They became known as the Texas Rangers and were the city’s first professional sports team. Tom Vandergriff, Arlington’s mayor from 1951 to 1977, was instrumental in bringing the baseball team to Arlington.
On October 19, Mayor Jim Ross gave his annual State of the City address. The event drew a packed crowd and was available to watch on Facebook, YouTube, and MyArlingtonTV. The mayor’s 50-minute speech looked at Arlington’s current and future state. While I couldn’t attend the event, I watched it online. Here are some highlights and my takeaways.
Legal Draft Brewing Co. opened its doors in 2016. They were one of my favorite local breweries, but closed earlier this year. Here’s a tribute to Legal Draft.
May is Preservation Month – a time dedicated to promoting and preserving historic places. An often-overlooked element of historic preservation involves cemeteries. Arlington has more than a dozen cemeteries, and many have Texas Historical Markers. The cemeteries range in size from the sprawling Moore Memorial Gardens, with more than 30,000 memorials, to smaller sites with a few hundred burials or less.
May is Preservation Month! It’s a month dedicated to promoting historical places and heritage tourism, often led by preservation groups and historical societies. It was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.