Letters “Fort Worth will always be in the shadow of Dallas…”

The Battle Rages On

I AGREE WITH YOU: FORT WORTH has shrunk, and Dallas has won.

In my frequent travel around the country, al I the people I meet with who live within the Metroplex claim they are from Dallas. Dallas is the best-known city in Texas and the Southwest.

Everywhere I travel in the United States and internationally, the city is looked upon as a very favorable place to be from. The recognition and prestige of being from here are the main reasons 1 am a proud citizen of Dallas and have located my office in this great city.

As long as Fort Worth officials think fighting Dallas over Love Field is a smart thing to do, Fort Worth will always be in the shadow of Dallas and best known for narrow-minded leadership.



Sex Sells

WHILE I ENJOYED YOUR COVERAGE OF SEXual harassment at the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, the photograph you chose to open the story with was offensive. Even more disturbing was your decision to use the image on a billboard on the Toll way.

Isn’t it bad enough that lurid details of our president’s sex life are available on every computer and every newspaper in America? Aren’t parents burdened enough by offensive images in popular culture without D Magazine using sensational sexual photography to sell stories?

The girl in the photograph appears to be a teenager, and the man’s hand groping her leaves little to the imagination. Couldn’t you have used your imagination to come up with another way of making me read an otherwise good story? I’ve enjoyed your magazine for years, and I expect better out of you.



Fast-Track Folly

PLEASE, OH PLEASE! Couldn’t you find some- one who had taken a few violin lessons to instruct those little models on how to hold a violin and bow in your article on music lessons for children? Those poor little kids are violating every technique ever known for violin playing. The children obviously never had a string insTrTrmenTTntneirnaria^oêrareT but you should know better, I’m embarrassed for D Magazine.

Jan Parsons Dallas

Support for Sport-Utes

SURE, IMAGE SERVES AS A MOTIVE BEHIND SUV ownership for some folk, and it contributed somewhat to the purchase of mine. But don’t be too quick to dismiss the pragmatic role of the SUV. For those of us outdoorsy types who think of the outdoor experience in terms of tents and portable stoves, as opposed to bed-and-breakfasts, the SUV is perfect for getting to the remote wilderness. The right SUV is sufficient for toting mountain bikes or canoes, or for pulling the 25-foot lake cruiser and friends to the desirable destination. Four-wheel drive is not an unnecessary luxury when it comes to a weekend jaunt into the gorgeous and not-so-easy-to-access hills of Arkansas.

As I scramble up hills past the minivans, I thank God I didn’t waste my money on something that screams, “All excitement in my life is over!” Performance, as much as image, played a role in my choosing an SUV over a minivan (or, shall we refer to the mini-van as MRB: Moving Road Block).

Perhaps the need for speed, viewing capability, and the convenience of having both a family car and a recreational transport all contribute to the popularity of the SUV.

Phillip L. Jones



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