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July 19, 2011

Irate caller berates reporter for reference to Loop 820 intersection in Haltom City

At times, I've made mistakes so stupid in my news stories that I've wished I could crawl into a cave for about a month. However, when it comes to reporting on the North Tarrant Express project -- the $2.1 billion makeover of Loop 820 and Airport Freeway in Northeast Tarrant County -- I like to think that I know the lay of the land pretty well. I live in the shadow of it, after all. But a recent voice mail from an irate caller had me second-guessing my own knowledge of this area. The caller (listen below) insisted I was wrong when I reported July 14-15 that the intersection of North Beach Street and Loop 820 was in Haltom City. Read the original story here. I buy gas, hot dogs and whatever else at the RaceTrac and QuikTrip stores in that area. I've written about Haltom City's plans to develop the frontage roads there. But this call had me double-checking zoning maps in Haltom City and Fort Worth to make sure I wasn't wrong. Anyway, take a listen for yourself. (I apologize for the audio quality. As soon as I can get a better version off my office phone, I'll post it). The truth is, North Beach Street is the boundary between Fort Worth and Haltom City, and everything on the east side of the road is in Haltom City, as far north as Western Center Boulevard (Shout out to Roma's Pizza up there!) If I'm wrong, I guess I'm an idiot ...

Gordon.

p.s. The caller didn't leave his name, or phone number. If anyone recognizes the voice, do me a favor and get in touch with him and let him know I'd like to talk with him. He knows my number.

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DM

He was right on some points. It does look like a novelty paper, and has about the same value.

Josef Stalino

This is the first time Haltom City's been mentioned in anything other than a crime log.

 ed hardy bikini

whatever else at the RaceTrac and QuikTrip stores in that area. I've written about Haltom City's plans to develop the frontage roads there. But this call had me double-checking zoning maps

Nicholas Stanosheck

You are right, it is the boundary between Haltom City and Fort Worth!

Stewie

I love how he seems to struggle with English while calling others idiots.

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