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Encyclopedia > Richardson, Texas
Richardson, Texas

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Nickname: The Telecom Corridor®
Location within Dallas County and the state of Texas
Location within Dallas County and the state of Texas
County Dallas County
Collin County
Government
 - City Manager Bill Keffler
Area
 - City 74.0 km²  (28.6 sq mi)
 - Land 74.0 km² (28.6 sq mi)
 - Water 0.0 km² (0 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 91,802 (city proper)
 - Density 1,241.1/km² (3,214.4/sq mi)
 - Metro 5,700,256
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.cor.net

Richardson is a suburb in Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,803, while according to a 2006 estimate, the population had grown to 99,200. Richardson is a part of Dallas' Silicon Prairie, and is home to the Telecom Corridor, which is a very large technology business center that includes offices for 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies, such as Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Tellabs, Texas Instruments, and AT&T. It is also the corporate headquarters of Fossil, Inc. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dallas County is the name of some counties in the United States of America: Named for Vice President of the United States of America George M. 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In 2006, Richardson was selected as the 15th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine.[1] Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...

Contents

History

The Floyd Family Inn, circa 1880
The Floyd Family Inn, circa 1880

In the 1840s, settlers from Tennessee and Kentucky began arriving in the Richardson area which was inhabited by Comanche and Caddo Native American tribes. Several of the earliest families clustered around an area later named Breckinridge in honor of John C. Breckenridge, Confederate Secretary of State and General, and Vice President of the United States from 1857-1861. The town was situated near what is now Richland College and consisted of a general store, a blacksmith shop and the Floyd Inn. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 451 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 846 pixel, file size: 276 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Floyd Family Inn in Richardson, Texas, circa 1880. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 451 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 846 pixel, file size: 276 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Floyd Family Inn in Richardson, Texas, circa 1880. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Caddo are a nation, or group of tribes, of Southeastern Native Americans who, in the 16th century, inhabited much of what is now East Texas, Western Louisiana and portions of southern Arkansas and Oklahoma. ... John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821–May 17, 1875) was a U.S. Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the fourteenth Vice President of the United States. ... Richland College is a community college that is part of the Dallas County Community College District and is located in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas (USA) near the border with Richardson and Garland. ...


After the American Civil War, the new railroad bypassed Breckinridge and an area to the northwest of Breckinridge became the new center of activity. William J. Wheeler donated land for the town site and railroad right-of-way, but declined to have the village named in his honor. Instead the town was named for railroad contractor E. H. Richardson, who built the line from Dallas to Denison. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Motto: A jewel at the crossing of a great river! Location of Denison, Texas Coordinates: Country United States of America State Texas County Grayson Founded 1872  - Mayor Robert Brady Area    - City  22. ...


Richardson was chartered in 1873. Originally, there were three businesses: a general store, a post office and a drug store. In 1908 the Interurban, an electric railway, began service north to Denison, Texas, south to Waco, Texas, southeast to Corsicana, Texas and west to Fort Worth, Texas. By 1910, residents had seen their first telephone, electric light and gravel street, and had grown in number to about 600. In 1914, a red brick schoolhouse, presently home to the administrative offices of the Richardson Independent School District (RISD), was built. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Motto: A jewel at the crossing of a great river! Location of Denison, Texas Coordinates: Country United States of America State Texas County Grayson Founded 1872  - Mayor Robert Brady Area    - City  22. ... For information on the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, please visit Waco Siege. ... Corsicana is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Most of the industrialized world is lit by electric lights, which are used both at night and to provide additional light during the daytime. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Aerial photo of Main Street, circa 1950
Aerial photo of Main Street, circa 1950

In 1924, the Red Brick Road (Greenville Avenue) was completed, bringing an increase in traffic, population and property values. The following year the town incorporated and elected its first mayor, Thomas F. McKamy. All taxable property was assessed at a value of $515,292, and a total of 15 businesses were in operation. Bonds were issued and in 1926, waterworks were completed so homes could be furnished with indoor water. A sewage treatment plant was then constructed, the volunteer fire department began operating and, soon after, utility franchises were awarded to Lone Star Gas and Texas Power and Light Company. By 1940, the population stood at about 740 but after World War II, the city experienced a new surge in population. By 1950, the city boasted a population of approximately 1,300. Additional municipal services, such as emergency ambulance, police protection and parks and recreation facilities, became available to residents. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 762 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1181 pixel, file size: 601 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) City of Richardson aerial photo of Main Street in Richardson, Texas, circa 1950. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 762 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1181 pixel, file size: 601 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) City of Richardson aerial photo of Main Street in Richardson, Texas, circa 1950. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, see V.F.D.. See also the Firefighter article and its respective sections regarding VFDs in other countries. ... TXU (short for Texas Utilities, formerly TU Electric) (NYSE: TXU) is an energy company headquartered in Energy Plaza in Dallas, Texas. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Heights Park is famous for its rocketship slide.
Heights Park is famous for its rocketship slide.

In 1951, Collins Radio opened a Richardson office, ushering the city into the electronic era. U.S. Highway 75 opened in 1954 and the agricultural city of the past became a community of shopping centers and homes. In 1955, Richardson’s first police department was organized; consisting of a chief and two officers. On June 26, 1956, voters adopted a home rule charter and a council-manager form of government that still operates today. Door-to-door mail delivery became available to the 5,000 residents and funds were approved for a park and city hall. Also in 1956, Texas Instruments opened its offices just south of the Richardson border and land values increased dramatically as the city made significant advances in population and economic status. More than 500,000 people moved into the Dallas area in the period between 1940 and 1960. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 408 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1686 × 2477 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 408 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1686 × 2477 pixel, file size: 1. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Collins Radio was responsible for some of the most advanced radio receiving technology available between the 1940s and the 1970s. ... U.S. Highway 75 is a north-south United States highway. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Miss Richardson, 1970
Miss Richardson, 1970

In 1969, Erik Jonsson and other Texas Instruments executives donated the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies to the state and it became part of the University of Texas System called University of Texas at Dallas. In 1972, the population stood at approximately 56,000, and this same year the Richardson Independent School District had an enrollment of approximately 32,000 students in 16 elementary schools, seven junior high schools and four high schools. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 589 pixelsFull resolution (3651 × 2688 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 589 pixelsFull resolution (3651 × 2688 pixel, file size: 1. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... John Erik Jonsson (6 September 1901 - 31 August 1995) was a co-founder and former president of Texas Instruments Incorporated. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Seal of the University of Texas System The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city of Buckingham, after being completely surrounded by Richardson, was annexed into the city in 1996. Buckingham was a city located in Texas, near Dallas. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Today the city is no longer the bedroom community of the ’50s and ’60s, but is itself at the heart of a significant employment center, the Telecom Corridor, where more than 80,000 people work each day. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) completed construction on three light rail stations for the city in the late 1990s. In the spring of 2000, City of Richardson officials broke ground on the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations at the Galatyn Park Station urban center, named after Richardson philanthropist and businessman Charles W. Eisemann. The Telecom Corridor is a technology business center in Richardson, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas, which contains over 25 million ft2 of office space and accounts for over 82,657 jobs as of 2000. ... A DART Bus operating in downtown Dallas The Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority (or DART) is the transit agency in Dallas, Texas that operates buses, light rail (including an underground station), commuter rail, and HOV lanes in Dallas and 12 of its suburbs. ... Galatyn Park Station is a DART light rail station located in Richardson, Texas at Central Expressway near Lookout Drive. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ...


The city is home to a sizeable Asian American population, with large Chinese American and Vietnamese American communities contributing to the character of the city. There are notable concentrations of Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese American businesses along Greenville Avenue, particularly between Arapaho Road and Belt Line Road. A shopping center there displays a sign declaring the area to be "DFW Chinatown," though the area is rarely referred to as such by locals, as there are other concentrations of Chinese American businesses of similar size (if not larger) in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. A large number of Vietnamese American establishments can also be found in the area of Richardson's historic downtown. The city is also home to many Indian Americans and a number of Indian American businesses.


Richardson was a "dry city" with no alcohol sales of any kind until November 2006, when the local option election passed to allow the sale of beer and wine.


Richardson In The News

On January 8, 1991, Richardson High School student Jeremy Wade Delle fatally shot himself in front of his English class, an incident that inspired the Pearl Jam song "Jeremy." In 1992, two incidents of violent crime took the lives of teenagers who attended Berkner High School. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Richardson High School is a high school in Richardson, Texas, United States with a 2006 enrollment of approximately 2300 and a student/teacher ratio of 12. ... Jeremy is a song by Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam, from their debut album Ten. ... Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. ... Jeremy is a song by Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam, from their debut album Ten. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Lloyd V. Berkner High School is a high school in Richardson, Texas with a 2005 enrollment of 2,202 and a student/teacher ratio of 16. ...


A charitable trust called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was based in Richardson, was shut down in 2001, as it was accused of funding Hamas. A charitable trust is a trust established for charitable purposes. ... The Holy Land Foundation is an Islamic charity in the United States and claims to be the largest in that country. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Hamas (Arabic: ; acronym: Arabic: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement,[1]) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization. ...


Mayors of Richardson

Tom McKamy, 1st Mayor of Richardson
Tom McKamy, 1st Mayor of Richardson
  • 1925-1927: T. F. McKamy
  • 1927-1929: W. S. Spotts
  • 1929-1931: Kit Floyd
  • 1931-1933: James Harben
  • 1933-1937: T. F. McKamy
  • 1937-1947: T. J. Jackson
  • 1947-1951: Elmer Dabney
  • 1951-1953: Dr. T. C. Longnecker
  • 1953-1955: A. W. Walvoord
  • 1955-1959: R. V. Thompson
  • 1959-1961: Glen Hoskins
  • 1961-1963: W. B. Strange
  • 1963-1967: Herb Ryan
  • 1967-1967: Robert Porter
  • 1967-1968: John Gordon
  • 1968-1983: Raymond Noah
  • 1983-1986: Martha Ritter
  • 1987-1991: Charles Spann
  • 1991-2007: Gary Slagel
  • 2007-Present: Steve Mitchell

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 415 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2624 × 3789 pixel, file size: 642 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photograph of Tom McKamy (1908), first mayor of Richardson, Texas. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 415 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2624 × 3789 pixel, file size: 642 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photograph of Tom McKamy (1908), first mayor of Richardson, Texas. ...

Geography

Richardson is located at 32°57′56″N, 96°42′57″W (32.965628, -96.715707)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 74.0 km² (28.6 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Most of the city is in Dallas County, however the northernmost part of the city is in Collin County. Of the 27.4 square miles contained within the borders of the City of Richardson, 18.2 sq. mi. lie in Dallas County; the other 9.2 sq. mi. fall in Collin County. Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. University is a young, dynamic research institution on the cutting edge of science, technology, medicine, business and the arts. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The University of Texas at Dallas is a branch of the UT system (which, despite its name, is located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas). ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Collin County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... The Telecom Corridor is a technology business center in Richardson, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas, which contains over 25 million ft2 of office space and accounts for over 82,657 jobs as of 2000. ...


K-12 schools

The city is served by the Richardson Independent School District, except for the portion of the city in Collin County, which is served by the Plano ISD. Richardson Independent School District is a school district based in Richardson, Texas, United States. ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The logo of the Plano Independent School District Plano Independent School District (PISD or Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Texas (USA). ...


High schools in Richardson include Richardson High School, Lloyd V. Berkner High School, J.J. Pearce High School, and the Christa McAuliffe Learning Center. Although located in the City of Dallas, Lake Highlands High School is also in the Richardson Independent School District. Richardson High School is a high school in Richardson, Texas, United States with a 2006 enrollment of approximately 2300 and a student/teacher ratio of 12. ... Lloyd V. Berkner High School is a high school in Richardson, Texas with a 2005 enrollment of 2,202 and a student/teacher ratio of 16. ... J.J. Pearce High School is a high school located in an upper middle class neighborhood in Richardson, Texas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Public libraries

The city of Richardson owns the Richardson Public Library [2].


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 91,802 people, 35,191 households, and 24,774 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,241.1/km² (3,213.9/mi²). There were 36,530 housing units at an average density of 493.8/km² (1,278.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.39% White, 6.18% African American, 0.45% Native American, 11.67% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.26% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 35,191 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $62,392, and the median income for a family was $72,876. Males had a median income of $52,381 versus $35,255 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,551. About 3.3% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Notable Richardsonians

Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978) is an American television actor. ... Jeffrey (Jeff) Alan Agoos (born May 2, 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a former American soccer defender, one of the all-time appearance leaders for the United States national team. ... Pegah Anvarian is a Los Angeles-based fashion designer. ... Stephen R. Benson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning liberal U.S. editorial cartoonist for The Arizona Republic. ... Nicole Bilderback (born June 10, 1975 in Korea; raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas, USA) is an American actress, best known for her recurring guest roles on the television programs Dark Angel and Dawsons Creek, and the films Bring It On and A Fate Totally Worse Than Death. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rogers Cadenhead (b. ... T.J. Cloutier (born October 13, 1939 in Albany, California) is a professional poker player. ... Jeremy Coon grew up in Richardson, Texas, graduating from Berkner High School in 1997. ... Catherine Crier (born November 6, 1954 in Dallas, Texas) is an American television anchor for the Court TV program, Catherine Crier Live, a daily show that deals legal news stories. ... Jeremy is a song by Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam, from their debut album Ten. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richardson High School is a high school in Richardson, Texas, United States with a 2006 enrollment of approximately 2300 and a student/teacher ratio of 12. ... Morgan Fairchild (born February 3, 1950) is an American actress. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... David Gordon Green (born April 9, 1975) is an American filmmaker. ... Tracy Hutson was one of the original style consultants on ABC TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. ... Chris Jacke (born March 12, 1966, in Richmond, Virginia) was a professional American Football Placekicker most known for playing for the Green Bay Packers. ... Gordon Keith Gordon Keith (aka The Great Gordo or Gordon the Dong Lover) is a radio host on the Marconi-nominated Dunham and Miller morning show on KTCK Sports Radio 1310 AM The Ticket in Dallas, Texas. ... Justin Leonard (1972- ) is an American professional golfer. ... John Allen McDorman IV (born July 8, 1986), better known as Jake McDorman, is an American actor. ... Faris McReynolds Faris McReynolds (b. ... Carla Werden Overbeck (born May 9, 1968, Pasadena, California) is an American soccer player and longtime member and captain of the United States womens national soccer team. ... WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... Anne Rice (born on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic and later religious themed books. ... Brian Torrey Scott (born 28 July 1976 in Dallas, Texas) is a writer. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Ashlee Nicole Simpson (born October 3, 1300) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and actress, and younger sister of pop singer Jessica Simpson. ... Matt Stover (born January 27, 1968 in Dallas, Texas, USA) is a kicker for the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League (NFL). ... Frank Ticheli (born Jan 21, 1958 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American composer of orchestral, choral, chamber, and concert band works. ... Everson Collins Walls (born December 28, 1959 in Dallas, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback, having played for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Cleveland Browns. ... For other persons of the same name, see Barry Watson. ...

Images of Richardson

Historic Richardson

Photographs courtesy of the Richardson Historical and Genealogical Society.


See also the University of North Texas' Portal To Texas History


Richardson Today

Bibliography

  • Braithwaite, Barbara (editor). A History Of Richardson. Richardson, Texas: Richardson Centennial Corporation, 1973.
  • Gillespie, Gwyn. Historic Richardson: An Illustrated History. San Antonio, Texas: Historical Publishing Network, 2002.
  • Harris, Janet (editor). And The Telling Takes Us Back: An Oral History of Richardson. Richardson, Texas: University of Texas at Dallas Center for Continuing Education, c1984-85. (Note: Part 1 consists of 21 interviews with representatives of families who settled in and helped in the development of the city. It covers the time period of early settlement to 1940. Part 2 begins with 1940 and continues to 1985.)

External links

Texas Portal

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Handbook of Texas Online: (1216 words)
Richardson, a residential and electronic manufacturing suburb of Dallas, is on U.S. Highway 75 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Southern Pacific, and the St. Louis and Southwestern railroads, ten miles north of downtown Dallas in northern Dallas and southern Collin counties.
One is A. Richardson, a secretary on the HandTC.
The population of Richardson was 43,900 in 1970.
Richardson: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (2279 words)
Richardson is a city in Dallas County and Collin County, Texas.
On January 8, 1991, Richardson High School student Jeremy Wade Delle fatally shot himself in front of his English class, an incident that inspired the Pearl Jam song "Jeremy." In 1992, two incidents of violent crime took the lives of teens from the city's Berkner High School.
The city is served by the Richardson Independent School District, except for the portion of the city in Collin County, which is served by the Plano ISD.
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