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#151 renamerusk

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:30 AM

I'm just saying if they wanted to try to improve their image...

 

 Did you perhaps mean to say "to expand" instead of "to improve?"

 

 I and many of us in Fort Worth do not consider that Fort Worth has a negative image that requires improvement.  Just because some people think that Fort Worth's image is "cheesy" says more about snobbery and a limitation to expand ones horizons or the inability to appreciate something out of the ordinary. 

 

Tourists still seek the "westerners" culture. There was a momentary period when the top attraction for Dallas, the "Grassy Knoll", was supplanted by "Southfork"; now the top attraction in Dallas is once again the "Grassy Knoll" along with the Dallas "cheesy" Cowboys and Cowgirl Cheerleaders.

 

Fort Worth has that something out of the ordinary that tourists really enjoy to engage in.  Instead, of improving Fort Worth's image, I believe that it should receive greater exposure.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

*improve awareness* yeah...basically what you said.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 01:47 PM

Not intending to criticism FWBP, an excellent magazine, but here's another case in point:  In their latest edition (Focus Real Estate, Page 22), the magazine lists "Tarrant Area Museums."  But of the 26 museums listed, all but four are located in Fort Worth (three in Arlington and one in Grand Prairie).  Aside from wondering why other satellite communities (e.g., North Richland Hills) in the county do not have museums, why not give Fort Worth it's due for having 22 museums?



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 11:05 AM

So this is how far we've come? 85% of the list is from Fort Worth and that's not good enough? Are my expectations too low since I'm just happy they didn't include something from Dallas?

As for suburbs not having museums, many lack the connection to history and most lack the old money it takes to keep an especially high quality museum up and running.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:55 PM

"Fort Worth area museums" would sound better than "Tarrant area museums."

 

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There's a local commercial on TV for a company called "Tarrant Roofing," where they refer to their service area as "Dallas metro and Tarrant."

 

They're based in Bedford, but the way they state their service area seems odd to me.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:12 AM

"Fort Worth area museums" would sound better than "Tarrant area museums."

 

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There's a local commercial on TV for a company called "Tarrant Roofing," where they refer to their service area as "Dallas metro and Tarrant."

 

They're based in Bedford, but the way they state their service area seems odd to me.

I've thought all along that each of these name incidents is trivial in nature, but the point I was making was they may eventually accumulate to an unfortunate public perception.  Business trade names don't concern me as much, in as much as the promoter/organizer has to come up with a unique assumed name to get county clerk and/or secretary of state approval.  In the case cited above, it is proper for a Bedford company to use the name Tarrant rather than Fort Worth.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

This has been one of my favorite topics since internet forums began! Thankfully 'internet folks' have calmed to discussing the topic rather than the rivalry.

 

Interesting to note the twist of past flame wars when Dallas - Houston was the focus. The Dallas booster club gleefully welcomed the regional view, forgetful with melodrama from the need to be bundled with world of Fort Worth on a bigger stage. 

 

Unquestionably, four, five, six generations of municipal and civic leaders driven to create separate identities with best-in-class amenities has set North Texas apart in a comparison among peer population centers. Two zoos, Two Arts/Cultural Districts, Two Botanic Gardens, Two (resurgent) downtown settings.... this is potent quality of life stuff now and will only improve as the region evolves it's way into a different peer group. The rise of Plano/Frisco as a place, hopefully one day to emerge as a third downtown congregational node. We'll see if that happens before Downtown Dallas and Las Colinas advance toward a state of contiguous city. 

 

The potential of Downtown Fort Worth as the Tarrant gathering place must be managed with a regional perspective, returning (I guess) to the intent of this thread. What's happening to the social structure in Dallas and Collin is a fantastic opportunity for Fort Worth to, um, build it's brand. 

 

Funny, I always seem consider Arlington as an afterthought. The attractions in that Tarrant County city are as strong or stronger as any in the South Central US, but without a sense of place - at least in my mind. 



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:22 PM

Funny, I always seem consider Arlington as an afterthought. The attractions in that Tarrant County city are as strong or stronger as any in the South Central US, but without a sense of place - at least in my mind. 

 

Oooooh, the burn!  :laugh:


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

Arlington is trying hard to create that sense of place with all of the work going on between their downtown and UTA, but the problem is that it is so disjointed and isolated from the stadiums and entertainment district that it will never live up to the potential it would have if they were next door to each other.




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