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Old 10-01-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I just noticed this post, and you missed my point. I was trying to say, what would the Hispanic influence be in Houston without the illegals?
Again, that does not matter. There are still more legal Hispanics in Houston than any other minority. The influence has been there for decades if not since Houston became a city.

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And Dallas is as southern as Atlanta.
Nah, Atlanta still has the Southern hospitality, very quaint, feel to it. Dallas, well, doesn't. Not to say it's not there but not as evident as you would get in Atlanta and they are also surrounded by the South unlike Dallas.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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TCU would DESTROY U of H....
UH is better than TCU ha ha ha very comical. TCU play better defense than any school in Texas.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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Again, that does not matter. There are still more legal Hispanics in Houston than any other minority. The influence has been there for decades if not since Houston became a city.



Nah, Atlanta still has the Southern hospitality, very quaint, feel to it. Dallas, well, doesn't. Not to say it's not there but not as evident as you would get in Atlanta and they are also surrounded by the South unlike Dallas.
Not sure about Houston but historically in Dallas the largest minority has been African Americans. Not until the year 2000 did Hispanics overtake African Americans in the city of Dallas.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Again, that does not matter. There are still more legal Hispanics in Houston than any other minority. The influence has been there for decades if not since Houston became a city.
The decades part is right, but Hispanics in Houston is only as old as the 20th century.



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Nah, Atlanta still has the Southern hospitality, very quaint, feel to it. Dallas, well, doesn't. Not to say it's not there but not as evident as you would get in Atlanta and they are also surrounded by the South unlike Dallas.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not sure about Houston but historically in Dallas the largest minority has been African Americans. Not until the year 2000 did Hispanics overtake African Americans in the city of Dallas.
The same with Houston. Blacks had historically been the largest minority in Houston until recent times.

I guess when you think about, Houston and Dallas kind of represent America, as Hispanics have recently passed blacks in the national population.

But Hispanics don't have the roots that blacks and whites have.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:08 AM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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Yeah I agree the weather is better in Dallas. The scenery is better in Dallas.

One thing I like better about Houston is Houston has a nice, pretty big Chinatown. I like that international feel.

Both cities are real big and spread out. I heard that Dallas' public transportation is better than Houston's. That is another win in the Dallas column. I heard Dallas' metro rail is better than Houston's light rail. Good public transportation is important.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:19 AM
 
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Again, that does not matter. There are still more legal Hispanics in Houston than any other minority. The influence has been there for decades if not since Houston became a city.



Nah, Atlanta still has the Southern hospitality, very quaint, feel to it. Dallas, well, doesn't. Not to say it's not there but not as evident as you would get in Atlanta and they are also surrounded by the South unlike Dallas.
True dat. Dallas is surrounded by Oklahoma, North Texas, and East Texas. You'll find that quaint Southern Hospitality way to the east of Dallas. But me saying this is just making things go back in circles.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Yeah I agree the weather is better in Dallas. The scenery is better in Dallas.
Those are very subjective things.

I prefer the weather and scenery in Houston myself.
I dislike extremes in temperatures; Houston temperatures are more moderate (not quite as hot in summer and not quite as cold in winter.) I also prefer more rainfall and more cloudy days.
I think in general, Dallas' scenery is too sterile for my taste. I also prefer the more lush landscape, more greenery, and taller trees in Houston. Having the Bay Area/Clear Lake is also nice; doesn't have that landlocked feel like Dallas. Again, just a personal preference of mine.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Those are very subjective things.

I prefer the weather and scenery in Houston myself.
I dislike extremes in temperatures; Houston temperatures are more moderate (not quite as hot in summer and not quite as cold in winter.) I also prefer more rainfall and more cloudy days.
I think in general, Dallas' scenery is too sterile for my taste. I also prefer the more lush landscape, more greenery, and taller trees in Houston. Having the Bay Area/Clear Lake is also nice; doesn't have that landlocked feel like Dallas. Again, just a personal preference of mine.


I completely agree. Those things are subjective. As much as I abhor Houston summers, and even though I have come to appreciate experiencing four distinct seasons, the winters in Houston are absolutely unbeatable by my standards (someone who hates freezing, bitter cold, and snow).
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I think Dallas should be given some credit, scenery wise.

True, it's not as lush as Houston, but East Texas towns like Tyler and Longview are a short road trip away where the trees are twice as beautiful as the ones in Houston.

Dallas is also closer to mountains (the Ouachitas are about 5 hrs NE of downtown) where you can hike, camp, hang glide, and whitewater raft. And yes, Houston has the ocean, but I think most people would choose the Interior Highlands over the Gulf of Mexico.

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