Were You Aware We're Currently Living in "The Decade of Dallas"? Well, You Are Now.

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Of course, no word yet from the likely local contender to run for KBH's still-warm seat: Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. But while poking around his website this morning (where you'll find his positions on health care, education and public safety), I did find one interesting and heretofore overlooked note on his website posted two weeks ago. That's when the mayor proclaimed this to be The Decade of Dallas. Something something something ... oh, let's just skip to the end:

Will we hit roadblocks? Of course. What great city does not?

But when we confront those roadblocks, we choose to work through them and accomplish our objectives. That is what defines our city ... indeed our state. That is ultimately what makes me so optimistic about our future.

Our city, state, and our country face serious challenges. And our elected leaders - locally, in Austin and in Washington - will need to take clear-eyed, determined steps to directly address them. Voters expect nothing less.

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