Dallas - Fort Worth December 30, 2017
You Know You’re From Dallas – Fort Worth When You Make These 9 New Year’s Resolutions
It was a helluva year in 2017.
Lots of things happened this year… some good, some not-so-much… but we’re ready for a new start to see what 2018 brings. For us locals in Dallas – Fort Worth, we’ve set our lofty resolutions for the area we proudly call home:
1. Next season, our beloved Dallas Cowboys will make the playoffs.
The hurt is real, folks. This is America's Team, and we have power players who spoke of the Super Bowl. Instead, we were knocked out of the playoffs before our final regular season game We expect more so deliver for us in 2018, okay? To do so, we resolve to support you every step of the way.
2. We'll help to keep the economy here robust.
New Fortune 100 companies are welcome to continue to relocate here. We love businesses with high-paying job opportunities for our residents. Bring on the 2018 job fairs!
We could do with some controlled growth, however. Neighborhoods seem to spring up around here almost overnight.
3. We vow to keep the wonderfully weird vibes in some of our favorite parts of the city.
Some of our eclectic areas are turning into high-end, touristy destinations. Forget that. Let's agree to keep the "cool" in some of our edgier, but oh-so-fun parts of the Metroplex.
4. We support the Trinity River Park Plan and want to see it move forward.
This visionary project will create one of America’s largest urban parks between the Trinity levees in Dallas. This primary park will be connected to surrounding communities via five elevated parks that will extend from inside the levees into neighboring communities, creating connectivity, vibrancy, and growth. The ultimate goal is for the Trinity Trails system to spread throughout the entire Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex.
5. We'll stand up for Fort Worth's logo and its namesake of "Cowtown."
Some silly survey said that Fort Worth, as Dallas' "little sister," may need to be "rebranded" to be more relevant. To that, we say, "bull." Fort Worth is a separate, vibrant, and thriving city... and also has some of the true Western heritage we all love.
6. We resolve to eat all the new fried food options the State Fair of Texas offers in 2018.
With new winners and returning favorites added to the menu each year, it is a fried food extravaganza. It wouldn't be very Texan of us if we didn't try them all, now would it?
7. We'll do a better job at visiting all the museums and entertainment offerings throughout the area in 2018.
There are so many cultural places and day trips to experience throughout North Texas. The Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth is just one of countless ones to experience!
8. We will find a way to score tickets to
Hamilton at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.
Dates have not yet been announced, but we are waiting... with fingers crossed!
9. We'll do our part of keeping the legendary Texas food businesses thriving.
Chicken-fried steak, Texas T-bones, taqueria stands, margaritas, chips and salsa... the sacrifice to keep our DFW foodie reputation is worth it! Babe's, a local restaurant that originated in Roanoke, is adding North Richland Hills to its locations for 2018. We'll be waiting!
But don't worry. Our heart... and palette... will ALWAYS belong to Tex-Mex!
What Texas-themed New Years resolutions have you made? Do you have others that should be added to this list? Let us know in the comments!