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Old 03-06-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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I agree that Fort Worth is losing its distinct identity and it has more to do with lack of development compared to its peer cities. Fort Worth has a lot of building and height restrictions that discourage development from developers The city way of thinking is very backwards and not progressive at all. Fort Worth is nearing a million people and the city skyline is small for a city its size. I can no longer just overlook my hometown flaws. It’s increasingly becoming a Dallas surburb.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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And I alluded to that very point in my original post. Change is the natural order of life but what's important is what results from those changes.

Again I'll say that I have the advantage of having been away for a long time and seeing things with fresh eyes and a different perspective. This allows me to see the forest and not just the trees. Ft. Worth is slowing fading away as a distinct entity.

And don't even get me started on the Fort Worth Star Telegram. What was once a great newspaper has become a sad echo of its former self. That especially pains me because as a teenager, I threw the Star Telegram in my neighborhood. I had every intention of subscribing to it until I saw about a weeks worth of the paper. It was almost embarrassing. Because I have no interest in subscribing to the Dallas morning news, I wound up keeping my Houston Chronicle online subscription.
I am close to a number of folks who were laid off from the Star Telegram during its metamorphosis into its current state. Some of the most talented writers were the ones who got the axe due to the reconfiguration. Such a pity. That is the story of print media in the past 25 years, unfortunately.

Fort Worth still feels different from Dallas, IMO, though I've only lived here for 10 years. The changes I've seen have been mostly positive. It feels a lot less provincial to me now than it did a decade ago, especially in the core city. The suburban sprawl of this massive metro conglomerate will always feel very 80s to me.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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I was born and raised in Fort Worth and left here in the mid 1960's. Having recently returned, one of the things that strikes me is how Fort Worth has become practically buried and overwhelmed by the influence of Dallas.

When I was last living here, FW was a distinct town with it's own unique culture (which is still true but not nearly to the same extent). There was no such thing as lumping FW & Dallas together... there was no "DFW". Now I turn on the TV and most news items are about Dallas. When I was growing up here, we had our own TV stations that were clearly Fort Worth centric... WBAP and KFJZ. It's as if FW has become just another suburb of Dallas and an afterthought.

This is progress I guess but it's still a bit sad to see.
I can relate - left for Seattle (job) in 2002 and returned in 2015 to retire. Shocked at the changes....many, many good ones and a few negative ones.

My love for Fort Worth will always be. I do grieve for the years I lived away from Fort Worth. Can't get that time back.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:17 AM
 
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No, I'm saying that as a poster who has seen you getting irate and overly sensitive over Fort Worth's status and reputation on these forums for YEARS. Basically, I knew you would show up in the thread sooner than later to jump all over the OP and pick his post apart trying to defend Fort Worth's honor, and you didn't disappoint.
^^^this. Very true.

I've been hesitant to post much here because of the insults and bashing posters take from JJG.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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^^^this. Very true.

I've been hesitant to post much here because of the insults and bashing posters take from JJG.
I guess he is the KING of Fort Worth...on City-Data.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:37 PM
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Insults...?

If y'all have a problem with me, say so.
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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^^^ you don't even realize it, do you?

It's one thing to be an advocate of Fort Worth. I am. I love this city. Some ideas/places/areas more than others.

People don't have to be jumped on, castigated for their opinions and statements.

There are ways to convey your feelings.

Work on it.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:38 PM
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Opinions aren't facts and I state facts. I couldn't care less how you feel about that.

And trust me, you've yet to see me REALLY "insult" anyone here . . .
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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No news here. Great. Thanks for the warning.

Critical, offensive. Just put JJG on your ignore list.

This message is hidden because JJG is on your ignore list.

There you go folks.....
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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Opinions aren't facts and I state facts. I couldn't care less how you feel about that.

And trust me, you've yet to see me REALLY "insult" anyone here . . .

Cool. You've stated nothing but your opinions in this thread. Your opinions do not equal facts and are no more valid than the OP's or anyone else's.
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