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Because city officials are "balking" at taking 40,000 hurricane evacuees, should it come to that. This story begets this letter, in which a Houston Chronicle reader compares the two towns' reactions to handling folks who washed up post-Katrina. "Unlike Houston in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Dallas is selfishly looking after its own residents' best interests." I believe the word is: Oof. --Robert Wilonsky