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Old 10-12-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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33 miles city center to city center, on google map.

I disagree that fort worth is a suburb of Dallas although fort worth IS much smaller and much less diverse. When a city is a suburb of another, people commute out of the city to work, which is obviously not the case for Fort Worth, which has a CBD and the business within Fort Worth employs most of the workforce the city has to offer.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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The cool thing about ft. worth is that it's residents are so awesome and secure in who they are that they don't need the press or people who have to read magazines to believe in a city..
And that my friends is the biggest and best difference between the two cities.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Dallas is better known because it has so much crime and traffic.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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I have 3 simple solutions.
1. Ft. worth needs a proffessional sports team. This can be hard to accomplish because of Dallas' presence in this area. Most of the people living in Ft. Worth consider themselves die hard Dallas Cowboys fans, so a pro football team is out of the question. The new Cowboys stadium being built in Arlington is actually closer to Ft. Worth than it is Dallas. "Fort Worth Cowboys!" anyone? Nah, I didn't think so, but you get my point. Ft. Worth is a larger city than Atlanta, GA and look how many pro teams they have. We have the capability to support pro teams in Ft. Worth. We just need to learn how to separate ourselves from Dallas.
2. We should legalize gambling. Right now we have to travel to Oklahoma and Louisana just to gamble. We are pouring Fort Worth (all of Texas for that matter) money into their economies instead of ours. Legalizing gambling in Fort Worth will bring more jobs and would bring much needed revenue to our economy. Casinos/Hotels would be built here, and would attract tourism. Las Vegas is a perfect example of a major city without any professional sports teams. Las Vegas is recognized throughout the world because of the tourism and gambling. If we can't have pro sports team in Fort Worth let us gamble!
3. Our skyline has got to improve. If outsiders were to look at a postcard of our skyline, they would have to read the postcard to find out that it is Fort Worth. We need a recognizable building or monument. For example the Chrysler Building, Gateway Arch,and the Space Needle. Dallas has The Ball, Chicago has the Sears Towers, New York has the Empire State Building... you get where I am going. The new Omni Hotel is nothing special. The old Bank One tower looks like its been ductaped back together again.
These are three solutions to the problem coming from the mouth of an opinianated and proud Fort Worthian.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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I agree with you 100%.

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Originally Posted by PRDofFTW83 View Post
I have 3 simple solutions.
1. Ft. worth needs a proffessional sports team. This can be hard to accomplish because of Dallas' presence in this area. Most of the people living in Ft. Worth consider themselves die hard Dallas Cowboys fans, so a pro football team is out of the question. The new Cowboys stadium being built in Arlington is actually closer to Ft. Worth than it is Dallas. "Fort Worth Cowboys!" anyone? Nah, I didn't think so, but you get my point. Ft. Worth is a larger city than Atlanta, GA and look how many pro teams they have. We have the capability to support pro teams in Ft. Worth. We just need to learn how to separate ourselves from Dallas.
2. We should legalize gambling. Right now we have to travel to Oklahoma and Louisana just to gamble. We are pouring Fort Worth (all of Texas for that matter) money into their economies instead of ours. Legalizing gambling in Fort Worth will bring more jobs and would bring much needed revenue to our economy. Casinos/Hotels would be built here, and would attract tourism. Las Vegas is a perfect example of a major city without any professional sports teams. Las Vegas is recognized throughout the world because of the tourism and gambling. If we can't have pro sports team in Fort Worth let us gamble!
3. Our skyline has got to improve. If outsiders were to look at a postcard of our skyline, they would have to read the postcard to find out that it is Fort Worth. We need a recognizable building or monument. For example the Chrysler Building, Gateway Arch,and the Space Needle. Dallas has The Ball, Chicago has the Sears Towers, New York has the Empire State Building... you get where I am going. The new Omni Hotel is nothing special. The old Bank One tower looks like its been ductaped back together again.
These are three solutions to the problem coming from the mouth of an opinianated and proud Fort Worthian.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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I like Fort Worth just the way it is! When somebody says I live in Dallas and not Fort Worth, I just inform the person of the facts. Simple.

FWIW...I used to live in the Park Glen/Summerfields/Fossil Creek area of Fort Worth...and, many people DID say they lived in Keller instead of Fort Worth. Sadly, I think people wanted others to believe they lived in a more prestigious community. With this said, I was, and still am, proud to be a Fort Worth resident and won't state otherwise.

About 1 1/2 years ago we moved to another area of Fort Worth near Lake Worth. People think we live in Lake Worth, when, in fact we are in Fort Worth! Others in our area say Lake Worth just because it is easy for some to recognize where Lake Worth is located. On the other hand, I just say "I live in Fort Worth in Lake Country" (which is near Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain Lake, and Marine Creek Lake). If they ask "where is that?" I say far north west Fort Worth near Lake Worth.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:13 AM
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I have 3 simple solutions.
1. Ft. worth needs a proffessional sports team. This can be hard to accomplish because of Dallas' presence in this area. Most of the people living in Ft. Worth consider themselves die hard Dallas Cowboys fans, so a pro football team is out of the question. The new Cowboys stadium being built in Arlington is actually closer to Ft. Worth than it is Dallas. "Fort Worth Cowboys!" anyone? Nah, I didn't think so, but you get my point. Ft. Worth is a larger city than Atlanta, GA and look how many pro teams they have. We have the capability to support pro teams in Ft. Worth. We just need to learn how to separate ourselves from Dallas.
2. We should legalize gambling. Right now we have to travel to Oklahoma and Louisana just to gamble. We are pouring Fort Worth (all of Texas for that matter) money into their economies instead of ours. Legalizing gambling in Fort Worth will bring more jobs and would bring much needed revenue to our economy. Casinos/Hotels would be built here, and would attract tourism. Las Vegas is a perfect example of a major city without any professional sports teams. Las Vegas is recognized throughout the world because of the tourism and gambling. If we can't have pro sports team in Fort Worth let us gamble!
3. Our skyline has got to improve. If outsiders were to look at a postcard of our skyline, they would have to read the postcard to find out that it is Fort Worth. We need a recognizable building or monument. For example the Chrysler Building, Gateway Arch,and the Space Needle. Dallas has The Ball, Chicago has the Sears Towers, New York has the Empire State Building... you get where I am going. The new Omni Hotel is nothing special. The old Bank One tower looks like its been ductaped back together again.
These are three solutions to the problem coming from the mouth of an opinianated and proud Fort Worthian.
Everything but the 2nd part.

As for the sports team thing, we have Arlington, which has the Rangers and now the Cowboys, so in a technical sense, we DO have major pro sports teams. The thing is, we are SO overshadowed by Dallas, people outside the Metroplex don't think so. But hey, at least we can say that Fort Worth has the only good college football (and baseball) team in North Texas.
And our skyline is sub par... but I think the Omni and The Tower are great assets to our lacking skyline. You were saying that we need a signature tower... well I couldn't agree more. The Omni's nice and it stands out, but as a signature tower? I don't know.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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I always say..well Dallas is where the East ends and Fort Worth is where the West begins. Oh and if you want exceptional museums...come to Fort Worth.
Actually, to be really Cowtown-centric about it, some prefer to say Fort Worth is where the West begins and Dallas is where the East peters out.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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Hey I'm new here, but I lived in FW for about 18 years and I agree that FW is so over looked and the media is always saying that every thing in north Texas is either in Dallas or near Dallas.
Heck I was told one of my older brothers lived in Dallas so often that I had no interest in trying to find his home. When I finally found it I found that I had passed right by his house several times a month to visit other family only 4 blocks away who also thought he lived in Dallas, it was actually Arlington but the example is the same.
As far as the TMS is concerned we are lucky it's not actually named the DMS.
And the Cowboys haven't been in Dallas for decades and now they aren't even going to be in Dallas County.

Later.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Everything but the 2nd part.

As for the sports team thing, we have Arlington, which has the Rangers and now the Cowboys, so in a technical sense, we DO have major pro sports teams. The thing is, we are SO overshadowed by Dallas, people outside the Metroplex don't think so. But hey, at least we can say that Fort Worth has the only good college football (and baseball) team in North Texas.
And our skyline is sub par... but I think the Omni and The Tower are great assets to our lacking skyline. You were saying that we need a signature tower... well I couldn't agree more. The Omni's nice and it stands out, but as a signature tower? I don't know.
Also, FW had a minor league basketball team, but business was bad, so they folded (or moved out). And of course FW has a minor league baseball team. I don't think FW can support a major league level professional team.
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