History UsefulNotes / DFWMetroplex

31st May '17 8:55:03 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Fanfic/QuarterLifeHalfwayToDestruction'' is set in Dallas [[CreatorProvincialism because the author's friend lives there]].
19th May '17 9:06:17 AM dragondraems
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*Music/{{Pentatonix}} (Three of the members are from Arlington.)
21st Apr '17 7:13:10 PM Ilshan
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* WretchedHive: Actually kind of averted in the case of the Metroplex. Crime used to be horrifically bad in both major cities as well as some of the suburbs (Fort Worth even took on the nickname "Murder Worth" in [[TheEighties the 1980's]]) but crime has plummeted to the point where the vast majority of the region is relatively safe today, especially when compared to other cities. There are still areas you don't want to walk around at night though, like parts of Oak Cliff and [[NonIndicativeName Pleasant Grove]] in Dallas, eastern Arlington, and Stop Six and the Lancaster Avenue Corridor in Fort Worth.

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* WretchedHive: Actually kind of averted in the case of the Metroplex. Crime used to be horrifically bad in both major cities as well as some of the suburbs (Fort Worth even took on the nickname "Murder Worth" in [[TheEighties the 1980's]]) but crime has plummeted to the point where the vast majority of the region is relatively safe today, especially when compared to other cities. There are still areas you don't want to walk around at night though, like parts of Oak Cliff and Cliff, [[NonIndicativeName Pleasant Grove]] Grove]], and Audelia Road in Dallas, eastern Arlington, and Stop Six and the Lancaster Avenue Corridor in Fort Worth.
21st Apr '17 7:01:14 PM Ilshan
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* [[PintsizedPowerhouse Audie Murphy]]

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* [[PintsizedPowerhouse Audie Murphy]] Creator/AudieMurphy (Farmersville)
21st Apr '17 7:00:10 PM Ilshan
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* Creator/BillPaxton (Fort Worth)
22nd Sep '16 9:56:48 PM nombretomado
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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band BowlingForSoup, and [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).

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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band BowlingForSoup, Music/BowlingForSoup, and [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).
16th Sep '16 11:19:05 PM StevieC
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* Ellis County (Waxahachie): Another southern county. Helpful hint to newcomers and tourists: never, [[BerserkButton EVER]] pronounce the county seat as 'wax-a-HACH-ee'. It's 'WAHKS-a-hach-ee'. If you need a mnemonic, just remember, the first "a" is pronounced like the one in the word "watch".

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* Ellis County (Waxahachie): Another southern county. Helpful hint to newcomers and tourists: never, [[BerserkButton EVER]] pronounce the county seat as 'wax-a-HACH-ee'. It's 'WAHKS-a-hach-ee'. If you need a mnemonic, just remember, the The first "a" is pronounced like the one in the word "watch"."watch", and you stress the '''first''' syllable the most.
** Waxahachie was slated to be the site of a massive particle-accelerator called the Superconducting Super Collider, which would have ''dwarfed'' the Large Hadron Collider, but US Congress canceled funds for it in the early '90s. One of the problems that plagued it, leading to funds being cancelled, was that huge armies of ants would overrun the site and eat the fiber-rich substrate of the printed-circuit-boards for all the electronic components.
16th Sep '16 11:13:46 PM StevieC
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* Ellis County (Waxahachie): Another southern county. Helpful hint to newcomers and tourists: never, [[BerserkButton EVER]] pronounce the county seat as 'wax-a-HACH-ee'. It's 'WAHKS-a-hach-ee'.

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* Ellis County (Waxahachie): Another southern county. Helpful hint to newcomers and tourists: never, [[BerserkButton EVER]] pronounce the county seat as 'wax-a-HACH-ee'. It's 'WAHKS-a-hach-ee'. If you need a mnemonic, just remember, the first "a" is pronounced like the one in the word "watch".
11th Sep '16 11:03:18 PM KYCubbie
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* George W and Laura Bush, while not originally from the area, currently reside here, as does his Presidential Library

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* George W UsefulNotes/{{George W|Bush}}. and Laura Bush, while not originally from the area, currently reside here, as does his Presidential LibraryLibrary.



* DemotedToExtra: Quick experiment: go to anywhere outside of Denton and look for gear affiliated with the University of North Texas (the largest college in the region). You'll find [=TCU=] gear, UT gear, [=A&M=] gear, and even gear from out-of-state colleges, but finding [=UNT=] gear is nigh-unto-impossible unless you're in Denton proper.

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* DemotedToExtra: Quick experiment: go to anywhere outside of Denton and look for gear affiliated with the University of North Texas (the largest college in the region). You'll find [=TCU=] TCU gear, UT gear, [=A&M=] gear, and even gear from out-of-state colleges, but finding [=UNT=] UNT gear is nigh-unto-impossible unless you're in Denton proper.



*** The Dallas Cowboys were in Irving in Texas Stadium, and are now in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium.

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*** The Dallas Cowboys were played in Irving in Texas Stadium, and are now play in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium.Stadium. The team offices also play the trope straight; they were long located at Valley Ranch in Irving, and are now in Frisco.
24th Aug '16 4:20:35 PM Eagal
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In February 2011, Dallas[[note]]Fine, ''Arlington''[[/note]] hosted the Super Bowl. Local governments and businesses had prepared for the influx of visitors and had planned quite an array of festivities, but were blindsided by a winter storm which brought in half a foot of snow and ice and temperatures dipping into the teens. One NFL commentator described DFW as a "moonscape." The municipalities of DFW took a ''lot'' of flak in national media for (generally) not owning snowplows and sand/salt trucks, despite the fact that snow events of the freak Superbowl storm magnitude are extremely rare for the area, and the cost of winter equipment really isn't justified.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In February 2011, Dallas[[note]]Fine, ''Arlington''[[/note]] Arlington hosted the Super Bowl. Local governments and businesses had prepared for the influx of visitors and had planned quite an array of festivities, but were blindsided by a winter storm which brought in half a foot of snow and ice and temperatures dipping into the teens. One NFL commentator described DFW as a "moonscape." The municipalities of DFW took a ''lot'' of flak in national media for (generally) not owning snowplows and sand/salt trucks, despite the fact that snow events of the freak Superbowl storm magnitude are extremely rare for the area, and the cost of winter equipment really isn't justified.
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