One fast drive down the North Tarrant Express provides a glimpse of what Hurst, Euless and Bedford have to offer.
Tons of shopping. Great schools. Restaurants galore. Auto dealerships from one end of the H-E-B corridor to the other.
But while the newly finished highway — we really can’t call it a freeway anymore with those toll lanes — certainly plays a huge role in defining the area, there’s so much more here than meets the eye.
That’s where we come in.
The H-E-B News is a new midweek publication of the Star-Telegram that will provide local news, features and sports coverage specific to Hurst, Euless and Bedford and the school district that bears their names. H-E-B News will also be available at star-telegram.com.
These three cities may have started as suburbs, but they are now firmly entrenched as the H-E-B corridor and the centerpiece of Northeast Tarrant County. Think about it: With a combined population of 140,000, the H-E-B area is the third-largest region of Tarrant County, behind only Fort Worth and Arlington.
The H-E-B school district has grown into one of the best in Tarrant County — and has the test scores to prove it.
Besides being a growing destination for retail and restaurants, H-E-B is unique in that its central location makes Fort Worth and Dallas easily accessible, whether by car or the Trinity Railway Express.
While joined by name, the cities have plenty to offer individually.
Since opening in 2010, the Hurst Conference Center has established itself as a great place to gather, whether for business meetings or celebrations.
The recently renovated Texas Star Golf Course in Euless remains one of the best courses — private or public — in North Texas.
Need a place to go for a walk? Check out the Bedford Boys Ranch, which is also getting a makeover.
We know there are lots of untold stories in the H-E-B corridor — about locally owned businesses, colorful people and unique events.
And we’d like your help in finding some of those jewels, so please email or call us with your ideas.
Veteran reporter Liz Campbell is your go-to person for news, and she can be reached at email@example.com or 817-390-7696.
Or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-390-7840.
Welcome to the H-E-B News. We look forward to hearing from you.
— Lee Williams
Managing Editor/News, Star-Telegram