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Old 03-24-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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I am a Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta who is looking to relocate to the DFW area for family reasons. My son lives in Azle, which i understand is not far from Fort Worth (haven't made it down yet).

I know very little about Texas, but I am trying to determine which communities would be close to my son and would allow me good employment opportunities. Incidentally, I am a lawyer and in the process of sitting for the Texas State Bar Exam.

I would appreciate any information at all regarding your community, the economy, the legal profession, or anything else you may find relevant.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: California
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Smile HELP!!! Moving to Tarrant County

Hi All,

My husband is taking a job transfer to the Lockheed Martin facility in White Settlement. We currently live in California and are unfamiliar with Texas. My husband would like his drive to work to be less then 30 miles away preferably against traffic.

We have two children under the age of 8, and like everyone else we want a nice, safe, low crime area.

We plan to rent a single family house, until we decide if we love Texas. We would like to live in an "Inclusive Area" of Tarrant County. Can anyone please help with advise, on where to rent! We would love to know the good and bad parts of towns.

Thanks in advance to all who respond.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: TX
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Hi All,

My husband is taking a job transfer to the Lockheed Martin facility in White Settlement. We currently live in California and are unfamiliar with Texas. My husband would like his drive to work to be less then 30 miles away preferably against traffic.

We have two children under the age of 8, and like everyone else we want a nice, safe, low crime area.

We plan to rent a single family house, until we decide if we love Texas. We would like to live in an "Inclusive Area" of Tarrant County. Can anyone please help with advise, on where to rent! We would love to know the good and bad parts of towns.

Thanks in advance to all who respond.
I live in the Lake Worth and Saginaw area and would not hesitate to recommend that. Saginaw (and NW FW) is in the Eagle Mountain ISD, which I was told is a highly rated school district. I don't have any kids, so I can't personally confirm that info.

It'd be a 15-20 min. drive to 76108 where LM is located.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:04 PM
JJG
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Default Tornado Anniversery

For the 8 year anniversery of the March 28th tornado that ran through downtown...


Channel 8 report...


...the aftermath...


...and Max X.
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: TX
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For the 8 year anniversery of the March 28th tornado that ran through downtown...


Channel 8 report...


...the aftermath...


...and Max X.
Just wow. I'm wondering what I got myself into by moving to TX. But I realize a tornado of this magnitude to hit a downtown is pretty rare. I just hope it doesn't happen again in our lifetime.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:15 PM
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Just wow. I'm wondering what I got myself into by moving to TX. But I realize a tornado of this magnitude to hit a downtown is pretty rare. I just hope it doesn't happen again in our lifetime.
Ahh, you'll get problems where ever you go. It could have been alot worse. And downtown has rebounded, so it's not a total loss.

March 28th is also my dad's birthday... and we had to celebrate it watching the news that day...
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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Yes, downtown looks just fine. Of course, I only saw it for the first time in 2006, which is well after Sundance Sq. was rebuilt.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:45 PM
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Just something to look at....



...no, this isn't going up. This is just a rendering from the old Fort Worth Forum. Someone made it as a possible replacement for the old Landmark Tower.

Nice, ain't it. Just thought I'd post it.

And here's a night view....
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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^ Yes, that is pretty.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:43 PM
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It's race weekend folks!
So you know what that means....
  1. Start planning altenate routes to work early, and...
  2. Slap a NASCAR on FOX team member whenever they say... "Welcome to the Texas Motor Speedway in DALLAS!"
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