Stop Six, Fort Worth, Texas

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Stop Six is a neighborhood in south-east Fort Worth, Texas (USA).

Stop Six, a mostly African-American neighborhood,[1] was once home to the sixth stop on the Northern Texas Traction Co. interurban line that ran between Fort Worth and Dallas. It is an historic African-American neighborhood and is known for its state championship high school basketball team, Dunbar High, in 1993, 2003, and 2006.[2]

Education[edit]

Stop Six is within the Fort Worth ISD.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The JPS Health Center Stop Six - Walter B. Barbour of the JPS Health Network (Tarrant County Hospital District) is in Stop Six.[3] It includes behavioral and dental services.[4][5]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Elmo Henderson (boxer)[6]
  • Jarrett Jackson (Political Operative)[7]
  • Robert Hughes (Coach) Boy's High School Basketball's all-time winningest coach. Hughes led the "Flyin' Wildcats" of Dunbar High School to 30 district titles, 13 state finals appearances, and 3 state championships ('93,'03,'06) during his 32 years ('73-'05) at the school. Hughes was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. He retired with a record of 1,333-262.
  • Mike Byars (Filmmaker) Once a budding basketball star for Dunbar High School, Byars found worldwide recognition with his debut film "5700 Ramey Ave" A story about legendary basketball coach Robert Hughes who coached him (Byars) at Dunbar. The film's title is the school's address.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Fort Worth Government Stop Six Website
  • Stop Six Heritage Center at Dunbar 6th[permanent dead link][dead link]
  • Old school focus of Stop Six effort." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • "Stop Six: A Brief History of a Fort Worth Community." Texas Christian University Magazine. Spring 2016.
  • Baker, Sandra (2017-11-13). "$300,000 homes in Stop Six: Here's what's driving the turnaround in east Fort Worth". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.