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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Houston > Dallas

So, we're listening to Lyle Lovett this Sat. morning, listening to the ice melt off the roof and come crashing down, counting the days until we move back to Texas. Since I've lived in Dallas, but was "born and raised" in Houston, I thought I'd embrace the rivalry between to the two Texas cities and make a list of why Houston is better than Dallas.
  1. Herman Park, Memorial Park, Sam Houston Park. Dallas has no big city parks.
  2. Miller Outdoor Theatre
  3. Astros Baseball. The Rangers don't even play in Dallas, and they are only a distraction until Cowboy camp begins in late July.
  4. Performing Arts, Houston is far ahead of Dallas. Just go to the Music Hall at Fair Park.
  5. Rodeo Houston (This might be a push because I love the State Fair.)
  6. Houston is not dry, like most of Dallas. I want to buy beer in my grocery store, if that makes me a sinner, so be it.
  7. Beach. Galveston is not the best beach, but it is a better beach than they have in Dallas.
  8. Alabama Ice House. I looked for 3 years in Dallas for an Ice House, they don't exist.
  9. Lyle Lovett does a show in Houston every summer, but sometimes skips Dallas in favor of Bass Hall in Fort Worth.
  10. 1.5 hour drive to Aggie football vs. 3 hour drive to Aggie football.
  11. Houston museums, all of them, are better than their counterparts in Dallas. The Houston Museum of Natural Science had more visitors last year than the New York Museum of Natural Science.
  12. Houston has trees. I like to say there are no tress in Colin County (north Dallas suburbs.)
  13. While both have their issues, I perfer Bubbas in pickup trucks to yuppies in leased BMW's.
  14. Goode Company BBQ, there isn't a really good BBQ rest. in Dallas.
  15. Rice Stadium.
  16. Houston's Downtown is more active than Dallas. Don't buy it, I read in the Dallas Morning News how Dallas leaders were saying they wanted downtown Dallas to develope like downtown Houston.
  17. Houston has more downtown theatre seats than any other city in the country except New York.
  18. The Houston Texans play in Houston, not like the Arlington, err, Dallas Cowboys.
  19. Fresh Gulf seafood; eat shrimp while you watch the shrimp boats come in.
  20. Houston is not as divided racially as Dallas, and doesn't seem to be fighting the race wars that Dallas still is.
  21. In Houston, you don't have to dress up to go to the grocery store, well maybe.
  22. Texas Medical Center.
  23. NASA, First words spoken from the moon, "Houston."
  24. World Headquarters of the oil and gas industry
  25. The Bubba's live there!


Bubba's Sis said...

I don't dress up to go to the grocery store.

Timmie Smith said...

and finally, the number one reason to live in Houston... cloudy days!

Sorry, Joel B, I had to say it.

Bubba's Sis said...

Don't forget humidity!

And hurricanes!

angelq said...

I'll take humidity over dry air any day. And I'd prefer hurricanes to tornadoes, seeing as how there's usually some warning with hurricanes - though you may not be able to do a lot with it.

Roxanne said...

I'm just glad it's closer to us!

Bubba's Sis said...

Me too!

Pigs said...

Collin County trees....don't forget the 37 in our yard. Of course we are on what they call a "wooded lot." What a joke compared to what we came from!