Aulsbrook Law Firm - March 2019

MARCH 2019


Texas andArlington?

Growing up on a farm was awesome! I was driving tractors before I was 10 years old. I had dirt bikes, motorcycles, four wheelers, cows, and horses. I was able to go outside and shoot guns or walk to a nearby fishing hole. As I grew older, I had pasture parties and bonfires with friends. We even have a little cabin to stay in now when we return home to visit. Alison and I live in Arlington now, and the main reason is because it’s more densely populated, which is better for business purposes. Our law firm is just east of Cooper St. on I-30, and you can see “Car Wreck Lawyer” on the building from the interstate. Our home is about two miles from the office, which is convenient. We are less than 30 minutes from most anywhere in the metroplex. I can be at any Dallas County courthouse in 20 minutes or any Tarrant County courthouse in 15 minutes. We are right in the heart of the entertainment venues of North Texas, living and working just a mile or two from the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, The Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and the new Texas Live. The city has a total area of nearly 100 square miles with a population density of about 4,000 people per square mile. According to the census bureau population estimates, Arlington grew in 2017 by 146,000, which was the most of any metro area in the U.S. Texas has always been BIG, but it just keeps getting bigger. Despite the growth in the past few years, Arlington also has a friendly hometown feel, offering nearly 100 parks, nearby lakes, cultural diversity, educational opportunities, and a top-tier public university. One thing I aspire to do through my businesses is provide jobs to people who are right here at home. Unemployment rates have been lowered in this area due to easy access to jobs. Arlington was named “Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas” in 2017. On weekends, families are out at parks playing, having a BBQ, or getting out and enjoying live music and culturally diverse restaurants from NYC pizza to the Prince Lebanese Grill featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The weather is not too bad either, with mild winters and decent summers. I love living in Arlington for the convenient access to all areas of the metroplex, but it’s nice to be able to escape back to the farm for a close getaway to recharge.

W hat’s not to love about Texas? It’s been six sovereign nations over the years and was even its own country! Texas is business friendly and we don’t have a state income tax. I’m a Texan through and through. I was born and raised on a small farm in Hopkins County just outside of Sulphur Springs. My grandfather bought the farm in 1941 and was the first to run electricity to that area. My parents, Don and Cathy, are still there as well as my brother, Stanley, who runs his own cattle and trucking business from the farm. For years, our addresses on the farm have been our name. So, for Christmas we decided to get a street sign. On the country roads of Hopkins County, this is a big deal because you don’t see street signs like this in the middle of nowhere! It was fun having everyone go down to the end of the road and get it settled in its new place.

–Matt Aulsbrook



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