Haltom City, originally known as Birdville, was the first city and the county seat in Tarrant County, Texas. After a long battle over the rights of county seat, nearby Fort Worth took over the title in April of 1860. The city changed its name and became incorporated in 1949. By the middle of the 1970s, Haltom City had a population of 29,400 and thirty-five factories producing goods including sheet-metal products, clothing, plastics, and fiberglass. In 2000, the city’s population had risen to 39,000 and it now had about 60 manufacturing plants. Today, the population is estimated at about 44,000 people. The top employer is the city’s public school district, followed by Hillshire Brands, a major food distributor known for such brands as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, and Sara Lee.
Haltom City is home to ten city parks, each with such amenities as playgrounds and spraygrounds for the kids, walking trails, sports fields, and picnic areas. In Haltom City’s North Park, residents enjoy the very popular 18-hole disc golf course, designed by one of the city’s own residents. On Broadway Avenue, the Haltom City Recreation Center offers visitors a variety of fun activities: basketball courts, full gymnasiums, billiards/foosball/ping pong tables, and a fitness room filled with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and weight machines.
The Rec Center also offers several different classes, including martial arts (Goshin Karate & Wing-Jitsu) and cardio workouts (Tai-Chi, Pilates, and Zumba), as well as Latin dance classes.
The Parks & Recreations Department in Haltom City holds several events for the residents throughout the year. Every February, the city has its annual Haltom Stampede, in which those participating compete in a 5K and 1-mile race, as well as a group run/walk throughout the community. At Broadway Park, just before Easter, residents flock to the annual SpringFest; complete with bounce houses, live music, games, and food. Those are just a couple of the fun events that the residents look forward to every year.
Being only about five miles from Fort Worth has its benefits as well. Just a few minutes down the road, you can enjoy all of the amenities the big city has to offer: shopping, restaurants, family entertainment, and let’s not forget the popular nightlife.
The children in Haltom City attend some of the best public schools in the state. The majority of the city is served by Birdville Independent School District, which recently received the highest standards ratings available in Texas. Smaller portions of the city are served by Fort Worth Independent School District and Keller Independent School District as well.
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