By Luke Ranker, Fort Worth Star Telegram
Each year about 1,000 new students roam the halls of Northwest schools.
Morning commuters crowd Interstate 35, Texas 170, Texas 114 and U.S. 377 in a section of Tarrant County that 30 years ago was little more than pastures and prairie.
This growth, described as “awesome,” “phenomenal” and “staggering” by Tarrant County officials like Haslet Mayor Robert Golden and Fort Worth’s Mayor Pro Tempore Dennis Shingleton can be attributed to one massive development — AllianceTexas, the commercial, industrial and residential community has generated more than $76 billion in economic growth since ground broke on the Alliance Airport in 1989, including more than $7 billion last year.
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Nearly 30 people a day have moved into the area surrounding Alliance since 1990, and the 26,000-acre development is only halfway built out.