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The crews worked day and night to construct the railroad before the state’s land grant ended in 1876 — and they succeeded, completing the last two miles between Sycamore Creek and downtown in five days.
The first trained rolled into town on July 19 at 11:23 a.m., blowing the whistle on a new era for Fort Worth.
Still chugging along
The railroad is still an important part of our town today as Fort Worth is home to the headquarters for BNSF Railway, one of the largest freight railroads in North America. Just take a peak over the Hulen Street overpass to see the lines in action.
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After Hours in the Garden | Friday, Mar. 17 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth | $18-$25 | Stop and smell the roses after a long day of work and enjoy delicious food and drinks while listening to live music by Joseph Neville.
Scream Break | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 9 p.m. | Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 E. Road to Six Flags St., Arlington | $40 | Extend your day of fun with haunted houses, a scare zone, and nighttime rides on six major thrill rides.
Saturday, March 18
Music and Movement | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10-11:15 a.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - East Regional, 6301 Bridge St., Fort Worth | Free | Littles (ages 3-5) can sing songs and participate in activities that build language, motor, social and emotional skills.
3rd Annual Cowtown Crawfish Boil | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12-8 p.m. | Horus Hall, 208 Northwest 24th St., Fort Worth | $10-$40 | Crawfish, cold beer, and live music by the Squeezebox Bandits — what more could you want?
Sunday, March 19
Spring Breakaway | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth | The festival features live music, comedy gunfight shows, cattle drives, family activities, and more.
15th Annual Spring Fling | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Will Rodgers Memorial Center, Cattle Bldg. 1, 3401 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth | Free | Funky Finds is putting on its annual family- and pet-friendly market with handmade, repurposed, upcycled, and vintage goods.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
St. Patrick’s Day. Observed to honor the death of St. Patrick, the annual holiday is celebrated globally and often features Irish dishes, parades, and dancing. Join in locally with one of these lucky Irish-themed celebrations.
Fireside Pies is returning to Funkytown. On Wednesday, March 22, the artisanal pizzeria will open a new restaurant in the Left Bank Shopping Center, just down the street from the former Crockett Row location that closed last month. Stop by 628 Harrold St. for a wood-fired slice. (CultureMap Fort Worth)
Don’t let this weekend’s weather keep you from playing golf. Trade the fairway for Arlington’s Esports Stadium (1200 Ballpark Way) and peruse 90 vendors, interactive games, club fittings, and clinics at the DFW Golf Show. Get tickets for the three-day expo starting today at 1 p.m.
Ready for a bit more space? How does 11,800 sqft sound? Former RadioShack CEO Len Roberts is auctioning his five-bedroom mansion near TCU. Bids on the French-style, limestone estate at 4400 Overton Crest St. will start at $2.5 million on Monday, April 24.
HSC Physical Health — a free cancer therapy program spearheaded by UNT Health Science Center — opened its expanded facility at 6913 Camp Bowie Blvd. FitSteps For Life will provide specialized cancer exercise treatments to those with or have had cancer. To enroll, patients must have a referral from a primary care physician or oncologist.
This spring, driverless trucks will deliver frozen food to three Kroger stores in the metroplex. This week, the grocery chain announced a partnership with Gatik, an autonomous delivery company with a hub in Alliance. The 20-ft trucks will deliver food from Kroger’s headquarters in Dallas to local stores daily. (Fort Worth Report)
Ready to say goodbye to loud upstairs neighbors, street parking, and not having an electric vehicle charger? Then you’ll want to check out Fort Worth’s newest luxury development, Wayfare - Cibolo Hills, where every single-story apartment includes an attached one- or two-car garage, plus a 220-volt EV charger. Vroom vroom.*
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Unfortunately, it looks like we don’t have an official USGAA hurling club… yet. That means the sliotar is in our court (so to speak) and the best way to get your hands on a hurley is by starting your own club. Scope out the future competition, as well as other Gaelic sports, with the USGAA’s interactive map.