Dallas and north Texas is a special place. It attracts people like a picnic attracts ants. The population of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region soared faster in a one-year period than any other in the country, with the Houston area coming in second, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Census estimates released Thursday show nearly 132,000 people were added to the Dallas-Fort Worth area from July 2011 to July 2012. Since April 2010, the region’s population has grown by nearly 275,000 people.
Let me share five pictures of the Dallas area.
Number one: Downtown Dallas from the Flower Market.
Trolley Car “Rosie” in Uptown Dallas. The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys run 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood.
McDonald’s near the Dallas Zoo
The Trailing Longhorns – The Dallas Convention Center is in the background.
Recognize this place? It is the South Fork Mansion Drive over at the South Fork Ranch. The Ewing Mansion is to the right in the picture. It is about 25 minutes from my house.
I’ll share more about Dallas in the weeks ahead.
Encourage your friends, keep reading and write. Jimmie A. Kepler
Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer.
He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree.
Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.
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