History UsefulNotes / DFWMetroplex

17th Oct '17 1:29:14 PM Rytex
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Also, IdSoftware was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Creator/GearboxSoftware likewise is located in Plano. Comic book wise, it's the base of operations for ''Viper Comics'' was was responsible for the ''Series/TheMiddleman'' and Dead @ 17.


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Also, IdSoftware was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Creator/GearboxSoftware likewise is located in Plano.Frisco (right across the street from FC Dallas, as a matter of fact). Comic book wise, it's the base of operations for ''Viper Comics'' was was responsible for the ''Series/TheMiddleman'' and Dead @ 17.

7th Sep '17 9:50:24 AM Rytex
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The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, most commonly known as "The Metroplex", "DFW", or the "Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" (or, even more archaically, the Golden Triangle) is the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Lone Star State]]'s largest metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the USA, and the second largest (behind #2 - UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) to be contained entirely within one state [[note]]As #1 NYC spills over into New Jersey and Connecticut and metro Chicago (#3) has outer suburbs in Indiana and Wisconsin.[[/note]]. DFW sprang up along the diamond-shaped swath of land where I-35 splits into Eastern and Western corridors 35 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and continues a good 100 miles southward until the highway joins up again near Waco. Dallas and Ft. Worth have a population of 1.2 million and 750,000 people, respectively, and there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas–Fort_Worth_Metroplex#Cities_with_over_100.2C000_population 13 cities]] within the Metroplex with a population greater than 100,000. Despite the name, it does not (as far as we know) [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} have the ability to convert into a giant robot]].

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The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, most commonly known as "The Metroplex", "DFW", or the "Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" (or, even more archaically, the Golden Triangle) is the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Lone Star State]]'s largest metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the USA, and the second largest (behind #2 - UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) to be contained entirely within one state [[note]]As #1 NYC spills over into New Jersey and Connecticut and metro Chicago (#3) has outer suburbs in Indiana and Wisconsin.[[/note]]. DFW sprang up along the diamond-shaped swath of land where I-35 splits into Eastern and Western corridors 35 miles south of the Oklahoma border, and continues a good 100 miles southward until the highway joins up again near Waco. Dallas and Ft. Worth have a population of 1.2 27 million and 750,000 815,000 people, respectively, and there are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas–Fort_Worth_Metroplex#Cities_with_over_100.2C000_population 13 14 cities]] within the Metroplex with a population greater than 100,000.100,000 (D and FW included). Despite the name, it does not (as far as we know) [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} have the ability to convert into a giant robot]].



The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.

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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 TX-114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.



There are currently four transit agencies in the Metroplex: The T (Fort Worth), DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), the DCTA (Denton County Transportation Authority), and [=CleTran=]. DART is the largest, and serves Dallas, as well as some of Dallas's suburbs, with bus, light rail, and commuter rail service. Many suburbs have elected not to participate, however, including all but one of the southern suburbs of Dallas (Glenn Heights being the exception). On the other hand, most of the northern suburbs (notably Richardson, Garland, and Plano), participate in DART, though there are exceptions there too. In addition to the regular bus service, DART is greatly expanding as far as metro (light rail) service goes, and as of June 2014 has four lines: the Red Line from southwest Dallas through Downtown and up through Richardson and Plano; the Blue Line from south Dallas through Downtown and up into Rowlett; the Green Line, which extends from southeast Dallas northwest through Downtown and up into the northwestern suburbs of Farmers Branch and Carrollton; and most recently the Orange Line, which reaches from DFW Airport through Irving, meeting up with the Green Line, following it through Downtown, and then following the Red Line up into Plano the rest of the way. Future plans also call for a commuter rail line from west Plano to DFW Airport along the Cotton Belt railway, which will connect to the future Fort Worth 'T' commuter rail line at the airport.

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There are currently four transit agencies in the Metroplex: The T (Fort Worth), DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), the DCTA (Denton County Transportation Authority), and [=CleTran=]. [=CleTran=].

DART is the largest, and serves Dallas, as well as some of Dallas's suburbs, with bus, light rail, and commuter rail service. Many suburbs have elected not to participate, however, including all but one of the southern suburbs of Dallas (Glenn Heights being the exception). On the other hand, most of the northern suburbs (notably Richardson, Garland, and Plano), participate in DART, though there are exceptions there too. In addition to the regular bus service, DART is greatly expanding as far as metro (light rail) service goes, and as of June 2014 has four lines: the Red Line from southwest Dallas through Downtown and up through Richardson and Plano; the Blue Line from south Dallas through Downtown and up into Rowlett; the Green Line, which extends from southeast Dallas northwest through Downtown and up into the northwestern suburbs of Farmers Branch and Carrollton; and most recently the Orange Line, which reaches from DFW Airport through Irving, meeting up with the Green Line, following it through Downtown, and then following the Red Line up into Plano the rest of the way. Future plans also call for a commuter rail line from west Plano to DFW Airport along the Cotton Belt railway, which will connect to the future Fort Worth 'T' commuter rail line at the airport.



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7th Sep '17 9:16:16 AM Rytex
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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]

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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]]] It lasted only all of about five days, and after that gas delivery resumed as normal.
7th Sep '17 9:14:51 AM Rytex
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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which [[gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]

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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which [[gas gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]
7th Sep '17 9:14:16 AM Rytex
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* YouCanPanicNow: In late August 2017 in the wake of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston horribly]], one of the main gas lines from the state of Texas to New York was damaged, and several gas facilities in Houston shut down. DFW news media informed the public that there could possibly be a gas shortage and encouraged everyone to stock up. What followed was "Gas-pocalypse," a series of days in which [[gas almost became a precious resource within the Metroplex, with stations routinely running out, prices going through the roof, people filling up buckets and trash cans with gas just in case, and literal mile-long lines just to fill up. It got so bad that the effects was felt as far away as San Antonio. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero But according to several experts, no shortage would have happened if the media had not hyped up such a shortage]] and [[StiffUpperLip people acted no differently.]]
25th Aug '17 12:36:57 PM Statzkeen
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* FandomRivalry: The University of Texas vs. the University of Oklahoma. And when the annual Red River Shootout game comes to Dallas every year? Dear ''God.''

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* FandomRivalry: The University of Texas vs. the University of Oklahoma. And when the annual Red River Shootout game comes to Dallas town every year? year (the Cotton Bowl stadium, in Dallas, is within a few miles of being exactly halfway between the two campuses, and they always play each other there instead of at either team's home stadium)? Dear ''God.''
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)
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