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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Provides Maintenance, Repair & Replacement services for Plumbing & HVAC  in Arlington, TX. 

Since 1989,  Al’s has served southern Denton & Collin counties, northern Dallas County & northeast Tarrant County with up to a 12 Truck Service Fleet to serve you promptly.

This Is What You Get With Al’s:

  • As a company, Al’s has a Texas Plumbing License, PLUS
  • We employ only Texas Licensed Plumbers.  The Plumber coming into your home also has a Texas Plumber License.
  • We pull all Plumbing and HVAC Permits required by your City.  You can check your City’s website to know when a Plumbing or HVAC Permit is required.
  • We employ NATE Certified HVAC Technicians (Details on NATE below.  Texas doesn’t have HVAC Licenses).
  • We install Brand-Specific Repair Parts versus “one size fits all”.
  • Our Service Staff has over 110 years experience.

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Al’s Offers 24 / 7 Emergency Service for both Plumbing & HVAC Systems in Arlington, TX.

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Boundaries and History of Arlington, TX

Boundaries of Arlington, TX:

North Boundary:  A northeasterly boundary aligning largely with the railroad tracks, begins (from the west) about 2 miles east of the intersection of Trinity Blvd, and Greenbelt Road and proceeds eastward to Highway 360.   There are two “indentations” in the north boundary.  One is just north of Calloway Cemetery Road, and is 1.5 miles wide and .25 miles deep (north to south).  The second indentation (south of the railroad tracks) wraps around an undeveloped, wooded area that is 1.5 miles wide (at the widest point) and .5 mile deep (at the deepest point).

East Boundary: Begins at the railroad tracks, bisects (east / west) Riverside Golf Club, and heading directly south to until aligning again with Rt. 380.  South along 380 for .5 mile and east to Duncan Perry Road.  South .5 mile, west .25 mile, south 1 mile, east to N. Great SW Parkway, south to (just south of) E. Abram Street, west 1 mile, south .75 mile, west to (just west of) N. Great Sw. Parkway.  South to Arkansas Lane, west to Rt. 360.  South along Rt. 360 to Walnut Creek.  West along creek to N. Holland Rd — which is the southwest corner of the City.

South Boundary:  From the southwest corner of the City (described just above) north to Mansfield Webb Road.  West roughly along Turner Warnell Road to to Bus. Rt. 287 — which is the southwest corner of the City.

West Boundary: From the southwest corner of the City (described just above) north 2 miles on Bus. Rt. 287, northeast to Joplin Road, north to West Sublet Road.  North and west to Little School Road to I-20,W Service Road.  West .5 miles to bisecting parkling lot of  Woodforest National Bank.   South and west to Oak Ridge Trail. North along Independence Ave, west along Pennslyvania Ave, west to N. Dick Price Road. North to I-20,

West to creek at the southern end of Lake Arlington.  Largely following both sides of the shoreline of Lake Arlington to E. Rosedale Street.  North and east along W. Division Street and Dottie Lynn Parkway.  Along the northern side of Village Creek Historical Area to Meadowbrook Parkway.  Along the eastern side of Waterchase Golf Club to (just north of)  NW Green Oaks Road to (just east of) Greenbelt Road.  Directly west to NE Green Oaks Blvd.  North .75 mile, north & west to West Fork Trinity River.  North to railroad tracks — which is the northwest corner of the City.

History of Arlington, TX

Arlington, TX  was founded in 1876 on the Texas and Pacific Railway, as a market town for the surrounding farms. From the 1840s the area had attracted farmers to the fertile blackland in the eastern part of the region, and the sandy loam (good for growing fruits and vegetables) in the western part. The place was also well watered by the Trinity River and its tributaries. Early settlements included Bird’s Fort, Watson, and Johnson Station, founded by Middleton Tate Johnson.

The area was not without liabilities for settlers, however. The Village Creek area near the site of present Lake Arlington was one of the largest gathering places of Indians in the region. In a battle of May 24, 1841, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant attacked and defeated the Indians of the Village Creek encampment, thus opening the Arlington area for white settlement. According to the terms of the Indian Peace Council in 1843, a trading post was set up at Marrow Bone Spring (in present Arlington), near Johnson Station. A few stores had been set up in Johnson Station before 1876. When the Texas and Pacific planned to lay tracks through the county, a more direct route between Fort Worth and Dallas was chosen, north of Johnson Station. A Presbyterian minister, Andrew S. Hayter, was asked by the railway company to survey the area that became Arlington and the land on either side of the tracks. He is credited with laying out the first town plat. The stores and many of the settlers made the move north to the new location from Johnson Station at that time. Johnson Station had a post office from 1851 to 1905. When citizens of the new settlement applied for a post office under the name Johnson they were turned down because of the proximity to Johnson Station. The post office was established under the name Hayter in 1875 and in 1877 was renamed Arlington, after Robert E. Lee‘s hometown in Virginia.

Arlington had as many as five gins at one time to process cotton, the major source of agricultural revenue. Area farmers also raised hay, oats, corn, peanuts, potatoes, sorghum, and other crops, as well as dairy cattle and other livestock. Arlington became the site of large produce sales and a distribution center for shipment to other towns. Another early source of revenue was the mineral well in the center of town. Though it was dug as a public water well, it yielded mineral water, from which medicinal crystals were produced and sold. The water was also bottled for sale, and a sanitarium was built for using it to treat illnesses.

By 1884 the community had an estimated population of 800 and Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. In 1890 Arlington reported eighteen businesses, including several stores. By 1910 the citizens had an electric plant, a water system, natural gas lines, telephones, and a public school system. In 1925 the number of residents was estimated at 3,031. Arlington Downsqv, a racetrack built in 1933, drew thousands of visitors, including many dignitaries, until pari-mutuel betting was declared illegal in Texas in 1937.

Before World War II the population of Arlington had grown to 4,240. A General Motors assembly plant was built there in 1951, and the Great Southwest Industrial District was formed in 1956. In 1961 the population was estimated at 44,775.  By 1978, The population had nearly tripled to 122,200. Arlington has a council-manager government. Tom Vandergriff served as mayor through the period of rapid growth, from 1951 until 1977.

In 1990 the city had the University of Texas at Arlington and Arlington Baptist College. Recreational, social, and cultural facilities included many public parks, several public swimming pools, public and private golf courses, tennis courts, auditoriums, libraries, theaters, youth centers, seniors’ facilities, and a community center. For recreation and water needs Lake Arlington was developed in the southwest section of the city in 1957. The large amusement park, Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1961. It continues to draw thousands to the North Texas area, and Arlington in particular, every year. Additionally, restaurants, hotels, motels, and many retail businesses benefited from this tourist attraction.

In 1972 Arlington became the home of the Texas Rangers baseball team, which plays at the Arlington Stadium. In 1988 Arlington had an estimated 213,832 residents and 4,105 businesses. The population in 1990 was 261,721. In 2000 the population grew to 332,969.  In 2010, Arlington’s population was 336,303.

SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Gayla Weems Shannon, “Arlington, TX,” accessed March 14, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hja13

 

 

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