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Unread 06-29-2012, 11:41 AM
Status: "Nairobi is always right" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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It is true that the DFW area was one of the first in Texas to climb out of drought and even see some excess in reservoirs/lakes but moving beyond that, yes there have always been some 'greener' areas in Dallas like in 'South Dallas' and around White Rock Lake. However, that hideous barren prairie look is very evident off the Tollway in Plano/Frisco and in the Las Colinas area. Dallas in many respects lies in a transition zone where the East Texas woods meet the open prairie. That first pic above is off of I-45 in the Trinity floodplain area and yes it is greener but you would not want to get out of your car there. Second pic is off I-20 east of 45 over the might Trinity. That land is undeveloped and void of any symblance of civilization.
Well, actually, I think the East Texas woods end way before you get into Dallas. In fact, I believe it's only the far eastern stretches of the metro that can be considered ET. DFW just seems to be a typical central US prairie/woodland mix.

 
Unread 06-29-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Well, actually, I think the East Texas woods end way before you get into Dallas. In fact, I believe it's only the far eastern stretches of the metro that can be considered ET. DFW just seems to be a typical central US prairie/woodland mix.
None of the D/FW Metroplex is in the Piney Woods or East Texas.

That's just wrong on every level to say something like that.

East Texas starts right around Athens, Canton, Sulphur Springs, Palestine, & Paris using Highway 19's north to south extension as a fairly accurate dividing line.

Terrell looks nothing like East Texas. It is very open, parched, barren, & paved over prairie with concrete. The houses are crammed together as if from a cookie cutter, treeless lawns & Lowes, an outlet mall, & an interstate as your neighbor. Typical of what you find in the rest of North Texas.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 01:00 PM
Status: "Nairobi is always right" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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None of the D/FW Metroplex is in the Piney Woods or East Texas.

That's just wrong on every level to say something like that.

East Texas starts right around Athens, Canton, Sulphur Springs, Palestine, & Paris using Highway 19's north to south extension as a fairly accurate dividing line.

Terrell looks nothing like East Texas. It is very open, parched, barren, & paved over prairie with concrete. The houses are crammed together as if from a cookie cutter, treeless lawns & Lowes, an outlet mall, & an interstate as your neighbor. Typical of what you find in the rest of North Texas.
I said "I believe". I never said I was certain of it. Calm down.

In actuality, Delta County tends to be considered part of East Texas. That's according to Wikipedia, though.
 
Unread 06-29-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I said "I believe". I never said I was certain of it. Calm down.

In actuality, Delta County tends to be considered part of East Texas. That's according to Wikipedia, though.
I know people from Delta County, they consider themselves East Texans. Even Hunt County is considered East Texas, Texas A&M-Commerce was once called East Texas State University.
 
Unread 06-29-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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It hasn't always been that way. I'd say just within the past decade is when Dallas starting becoming more "open" & accepting towards gays to let them run for local positions.

Houston has had far less Republican mayors over the years than Dallas has. That is a fact. Not a single one elected since the early 80's. Dallas is at best a mixed bag while Houston is a straight up Democratic/Liberal city. Depening on what side of town you're on you could smoke a blunt with a cop driving by & not give a damn.

Dallas Mayors

2011-present Mike Rawlings D
2007-2011 Tom Leppert R
2002-2007 Laura Miller D
1995-2002 Ron Kirk D
1991-1995 Steve Bartlett R
1987-1991 Annette Strauss ?
1983-1987 Starke Taylor R
1981-1983 Jack Wilson Evans R

Houston Mayors

2010-? Annise Parker (first Lesbian mayor in US history) D
2004-2010 Bill White D
1998-2004 Lee Brown D
1992-1998 Bob Lanier D
1982-1992 Kathy Whitmire D
1978-1982 Jim McConn R

Dallas is backwards in the sense they're still worried about their young Black youth sagging their pants & passing a law to make it a crime 20 years after the fact.
First of all only one city council member has a problem with it.
 
Unread 06-29-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I've never seen a group of people argue over the amount of trees in a certain area. Do you guys have anything else to argue about? I've never heard anyone in DFW complain about the tree coverage or trees itself. I guess people just don't care. If I tried to make a conversation about trees with my friends they would look at me crazy. I'm sure that's how a vast majority of the people feel in DFW.

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Unread 06-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Status: "Nairobi is always right" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I've never seen a group of people argue over the amount of trees in a certain area? Do you guys have anything else to argue about? I've never heard anyone in DFW complain about the tree coverage or trees itself. I guess people just don't care. If I tried to make a conversation about trees with my friends they would look at me crazy. I'm sure that's how a vast majority of the people feel in DFW.
To each his own. Some things are more important to some people.
 
Unread 06-29-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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To each his own. Some things are more important to some people.
Yeah, but trees isn't one of them.
 
Unread 06-29-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I've never seen a group of people argue over the amount of trees in a certain area. Do you guys have anything else to argue about? I've never heard anyone in DFW complain about the tree coverage or trees itself. I guess people just don't care. If I tried to make a conversation about trees with my friends they would look at me crazy. I'm sure that's how a vast majority of the people feel in DFW.
You must have some cool friends. Me and one of my friends got into a discussion about trees when we were driving to Houston and hit the piney woods. "Only thing good about Houston is the trees, they're pretty'' she said and then we talked about trees for a bit. Only things you seem interesting must be discussed I guess, even though you partake in these discussions anyway.
 
Unread 06-29-2012, 04:08 PM
Status: "Nairobi is always right" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Yeah, but trees isn't one of them.
Speak for yourself. Some of us are very fond of nature.
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