Texas License Plates, Golfball-size Hail and More From Curious Texas This Week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered three of your questions this week. Here's what we found: 1. What happened to Vickery Park, an amusement park in Northeast Dallas? Vickery Park was located at 7400 Greenville Ave., near Walnut Hill Lane. It opened in the 1940s, around the time the small town of Vickery -- located in what is now Northeast Dallas -- was annexed by the city of Dallas. 2. Who designs Texas license plates, and how are they made? Texas' license plates have been around for more than 100 years. The state's first official license plate was made from sheet iron with white numbers on a dark blue background and had the abbreviation "TEX" on the right end of the plate.3. Why do we use terms like golf balls and softballs to describe hail? Patricia Sanchez, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said hailstone sizes are described as common household objects to give the general public a point of reference.  Continue reading...

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