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Old 05-15-2015, 07:43 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Look, Gary gave us Micheal Jackson.

...that's really all I can say (positive AND/OR negative) about the city.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:47 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Totally agree with your 2nd point/paragraph....yet it's one of the most noted reasons by some as a reason why a place is more desirable than another place (if your place is so desirable why are you constantly obsessing about the nearest city to get away to?)!
When I talk to people about Fort Worth (and I'm pretty sure you know this already) I don't even mention Dallas. Not even Arlington, despite it being in our county.

If you're trying to talk about one city's attractions and what not, it's a disservice to that city to mention things that aren't even in or part of that city.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The thread should have been named Juarez vs Gary!
From what I've heard, Juarez has calmed down significantly since the late 2000s.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Great things about El Paso

About El Paso - Destination El Paso | El Paso, Texas
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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El Paso is super friendly, has steakhouses as good as any in Fort Worth, Tex-Mex meets New Mexican in its food style, if you find the right bar pouring tall margaritas it can be a fun place to hang out for a night as its an easy place to socialize. It's got nice historic bones downtown as well. It's just a city that hasn't reached its potential. It's so far away from the rest of Texas it's easy for those who live several hundreds of miles east of there to forget.


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Old 05-17-2015, 08:44 AM
 
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Weather debate ends!

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather*|*Orbitz.com
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks for link. Just proves what I always tell people when I talk about El Paso. The weather is indeed GREAT!
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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El Paso is super friendly, has steakhouses as good as any in Fort Worth, Tex-Mex meets New Mexican in its food style, if you find the right bar pouring tall margaritas it can be a fun place to hang out for a night as its an easy place to socialize. It's got nice historic bones downtown as well. It's just a city that hasn't reached its potential. It's so far away from the rest of Texas it's easy for those who live several hundreds of miles east of there to forget.


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Yes, indeed. Also, another fact is that El Paso is closer to San Diego than to Houston!
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:28 PM
 
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Ugh. You've got to be kidding me. That little writeup is just stupid. The produce used for salsa here surely comes from California, not El Paso. Also, which salsa are they talking about? That Old El Paso stuff is made in Minnesota of all places... Also, Franklin Mountains State Park is just some very small, dry, craggy, dusty mountains covered in scrub brush, cacti, tarantulas and rattlesnakes. I mean, yeah, it is not a bad place to go hiking, but it is not what most people have in mind when they think "a park within the city". It's very misleading.

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Old 05-17-2015, 04:34 PM
 
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El Paso is not all really that bad. It just needs a lot of improvement. The problem is, it is such a poor city, they can't really afford to fix it. This is why it looks really bad. Also, because it is the only democratic city in Texas, the state will not fund the city as much. Overall, the city relies on traffic ticket money and people's taxes to survive. For one, all of our roads need improvement. All of I-10 needs to be repaved as well as some other roads. These decaying buildings need to be torn down and something new built. El Paso is getting better, but it is taking a very long time, because it is a very slowly developing city. It will probably take 30-40 more years before El Paso is at the same level as Phoenix. Also, the city needs to hire workers to clean up garbage and clean the litter off the streets. It is not as filthy as New York City, but it comes really close. The air pollution is a problem, but it's not as bad as air pollution in Houston or in Dallas.
True. Very true.
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