Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Monday, April 19, 2004

Does Dallas Suck?

What comes to mind when you think of Dallas?

For me, it's bad traffic and high prices. I don't know that I have ever heard anyone say, "Let's have some fun. Let's go to Dallas!"



San Antonio is a whole 'nother story. Fiesta, the River Walk, river parades, the Alamo, and on and on.

Dallas has a serious image problem. The head of the Convention and Visitors Bureau says, "The perception of Dallas is J.R. Ewing, women with big hair and cowboys." He is promoting a major ad campaign to make people want to visit Big D.

What's he say there is for people to do there? See how exciting this sounds: he lists restaurants, shopping, sporting events and museums. Whoo-ee baby! Doesn't that make you want to head right up 35 or 281 to have some fun?

Poor Dallas. Viva San Antonio! You and I live in one of the most desirable cities in America. Makes you feel kind of sorry for the Dallas Tourist Bureau, doesn't it. Maybe they could cheer themselves up by coming down here for a weekend.

Brad Messer Commentary, KTSA.

Houston Chronicle 4/18/2004
Ad firm hired to change Dallas' image

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