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By Cary Estes | August 19, 2016
The athletic lights of Texas are not confined to Friday nights, especially in the Best Southwest Partnership region. Various sports events and tournaments beyond the traditional high school football games take place in the region on an almost daily basis, bringing in visitors from across the country. Add in the lush natural landscape and nearly 5,000 acres of parks, and you have an area where sports and recreation are key components for attracting tourists.
“That has been a long-standing tourism sector around here for years,” says Cammy Jackson, president of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. “There’s just so much youth sports going on that brings in people from neighboring cities and states. Then we have a number of parks and outdoor activities, and that brings in more people.”