Situated mid-way between Dallas and Fort Worth and located entirely in Tarrant County, Texas House District 101 was created by the Legislature in 2011, reflecting the rapid growth of southeast Tarrant County. A significant portion of District 101 was previously in District 96, represented by Chris Turner from 2009-2011. The district is ethnically diverse – of the total population, the district is 36% Hispanic, 25% Anglo, 28% African American, and 11% Asian and other ethnicities.
This rapidly growing and diverse district includes communities in east and south Arlington, and west and south Grand Prairie. Approximately 120,000 District 101 residents live in Arlington, and 30,000 live in Grand Prairie. District 101 is served by both the Arlington and Mansfield Independent School Districts. Major employers in the area include the school districts, the University of Texas at Arlington, General Motors, and Tarrant County College. Great Southwest Industrial Park and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets are also key contributors to the local economy, as well as many thriving small businesses, including a variety of ethnic markets and eateries.
The greater Arlington and Grand Prairie area is home to a variety of entertainment venues that are minutes away, if not located directly in the district. These include Lone Star Park, Uptown Theatre, and Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie; as well as Cowboys Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas, and The Ballpark in Arlington.
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