50 Reasons We're Thankful to Live in Dallas

Thanksgiving is almost here, Dallas. What are you thankful for?

1. Despite years of dedicated efforts by the city, we've yet to screw up the Trinity River so badly that it can't eventually become something really cool.

2. Craft coffee, urban farming, urban parks, cycling -- it's like living in Portland in the '90s without having to time-travel.

3. So far, the good Baptists among us have helped beat back semi-annual efforts to place a casino downtown. There's never yet been built a casino that doesn't shout sadness and tackiness.

4. Corruption at our City Hall is pretty easy to expose and generally involves fairly small amounts of theft, so it's more entertaining than chilling.

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Dallas Observer Staff