Southlake is a city located primarily in the northeastern part of Tarrant County, Texas. A small northernly region of the city is in Denton County, United States. The population was 21,519 at the 2000 census.
Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a massive shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. It is one of the most popular shopping centers in Tarrant County, especially when judged in proportion to the population of Southlake. A plan was approved in March 2005 that will more than double its area. Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company and owner of Travelocity, is headquartered in Southlake. The Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) were located in Southlake before they moved to the Cotton Bowl. They moved again to Frisco, Texas in 2005.
Southlake is also home to the Carroll Dragons. Belonging to the Carroll Independent School District, the Carroll Dragons high school football team was ranked #1 in the country in 2004, and 2005 and has lived up to its claim by winning the division 5A state championship in 2002, 2004, and 2005, while being the runner up in 2003. In addition to Carroll’s three 5A titles, Carroll won state championship titles in 1988, 1992, and 1993 as a classification 3A school. Carroll posted 16-0 records all six championship years.
Dawson Middle School, named for George Dawson (a man who learned to read when he was near 100 years old), performed in the Global Virtual Classroom contest and placed third in their first year in the contest.