The December issue of Texas Monthly is filled with folks writing and talking about the Texas towns where they grew up. Jan Reid on Wichita Falls. John Spong on Westlake. Et cetera, et cetera. Basically, it was a clever way for the staff to take the month off.
Anyway, Gary Cartwright writes about growing up in Arlington. Here’s the headline and subhead:
“The Lost City: Fifty years after I left Arlington, the quaint place I grew up in has been overrun by soulless neighborhoods, gridlocked streets, and a jumble of amusement parks and stadiums. This is progress?”