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Old 01-28-2010, 05:59 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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But realistically, unless you go to TCU, you can't really claim their football team as your own just because you're in Ft. Worth.

Too many people in Austin do this and it looks silly to me.

Anyway, personally I might be headed to DFW and I'm considering Ft. Worth over Dallas for the reasons listed above.
When your city has no major pro sports teams, college athletics are the #1 teams....
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Let Dallas and Arlington pay taxes to support sports teams while we can enjoy the teams without the taxes.

I prefer the small-town feel of FW - even though it's not a small town. One complaint I have is the "cow town" moniker. It sounds like hicksville. Lose that and I'll be happy.

FW's reputation will grow as the city grows.

A striking architectural statement in downtown FW would be nice, too.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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Let Dallas and Arlington pay taxes to support sports teams while we can enjoy the teams without the taxes.

I prefer the small-town feel of FW - even though it's not a small town. One complaint I have is the "cow town" moniker. It sounds like hicksville. Lose that and I'll be happy.

FW's reputation will grow as the city grows.

A striking architectural statement in downtown FW would be nice, too.

I have heard they think its possible another million people come to FW in the next 10 years? Do you see that as being realistic?
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:03 AM
 
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Let Dallas and Arlington pay taxes to support sports teams while we can enjoy the teams without the taxes.

I prefer the small-town feel of FW - even though it's not a small town. One complaint I have is the "cow town" moniker. It sounds like hicksville. Lose that and I'll be happy.

FW's reputation will grow as the city grows.

A striking architectural statement in downtown FW would be nice, too.
I find the name Cow Town to be very unattractive also when you are trying to market a city.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:05 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I find the name Cow Town to be very unattractive also when you are trying to market a city.
How bout' "Panther City"?

That's one of our nicknames that isn't used as much. Why not use that more often?
It sounds modern, yet western.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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How bout' "Panther City"?

That's one of our nicknames that isn't used as much. Why not use that more often?
It sounds modern, yet western.
I like that better than Cow Town.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Speaking as somebody who's moving to the area in a week...

I'm moving to Fort Worth.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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Speaking as somebody who's moving to the area in a week...

I'm moving to Fort Worth.
Welcome to Fort Worth
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Welcome to Fort Worth
I'll second that. Fort Worth is a great city with some of the best people you will find ANYWHERE.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:06 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I wouldn't worry about it too much. Because Fort Worth is growing so fast, it will probably pass Dallas before the next census and become the anchor of the metroplex as a result. I have family in Fort Worth and I visit there quite often, and I HARDLY EVER go to Dallas when I'am there. I really don't care to or have a reason to. Fort Worth has everthing that one could possibly need or want out of a major city.

The one time that I did travel through Dallas, the traffic during rush hour was worse than any that I have been through in LA and the people were even ruder drivers than in LA. However, I never had any problems with traffic in Fort Worth. I like how even though Fort Worth is a large, rapidly growing city, it still feels very open and spacey, not "crammed together" and overcrowded like Dallas. Oh, you forgot to mention the Fort Worth Zoo, which is amoung the top 5 in the country. You NEVER hear about the one Dallas; outside of Dallas, anyway.

Fort Worth is a great city (I' am moving there soon myself) with plenty of things to do, and those people you speak of definitely need to understand that!
All true... except Fort Worth is already an anchor city.

DFW has two anchor cities, while Arlington is the secondary city. Irving, Plano, and (I think) McKinnney come next in that pyramaid.
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