Amber Hagerman and her younger brother were riding their bikes in Arlington. A man in a black pickup truck approached. He grabbed her from the bike, put her into his truck, and drove away. What started as a kidnapping investigation turned into a search for a murderer. Amber’s body was found a few days later in a nearby creek bed. She was nine years old.
There are two smaller communities surrounded by the City of Arlington. Combined, they are less than three square miles with a population of roughly 5,000 people. While similar in size, each has a much different history. Let’s visit Pantego and Dalworthington Gardens.
Since 1951, Arlington, Texas and Bad Königshofen, Germany have had a relationship. What began as an act of kindness turned into a friendship that still exists 70 years later. The cities are about 5,000 miles apart with many contrasts. But their friendship is a testament to kindness.
Check out some of my favorite photos of Arlington. While it doesn’t tell the whole story, it gives a glimpse of the city’s personality. From local landmarks and history to quirky and fun, there’s a bit of everything.
I like it when small, local businesses collaborate. I try to support these businesses whenever possible.
Legal Draft Brewing Co. in Arlington is my favorite brewery in the area. They released a new seasonal beer in December. Introducing Legal Grounds — a coffee beer collaboration with nearby Salter Bros. Coffee Roasters. Let’s check it out.