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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hosts a television program that covers special subjects relevant to the department.  They also do highlights on different state parks.  The show aired on KERA 13.  In November 2007, during our camping trip to Lake Ray Roberts State Park, we were lucky enough to get filmed as part of their show. Can be seen Here!  

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There are still a lot of terrible outdoor billboards being generated, particularly when you leave the bigger Dallas Fort Worth metro area, though the creative standards have took quite a giant jump over the last 15 years. Terrible copy (business term for outside design & content) is costing companies a bundle.

Why is the creative aspect so significant? I'd like to say it's not only significant, it's everything. Media account executives/sales individuals as well as advertising agencies regularly stress the need for placement frequency.  deciding great place(s) and making certain the message is seen multiple times is significant, but the crowd will not read a Terrible billboard copy even if it is revealed at multiple places. Today's crowd has made it the standard to tune out promotion and is bombarded with messages. The only successful counter measure is originality. Originality gives folks a rationale to pay attention to uniqueness and orginallity. . 

 One well placed outdoor advertisement can create a substantial quantity of sales,  brand recognition, and above all promotion. The truth is, Originality will surpasse  frequency and placement in any outdoor advertising campaign, that can also be said about website promotion, content is king... Addtional Resources:
 

Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals. Facebook Plans To 'Friend' Small Businesses « CBS Dallas / Fort ...

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For  years, DFW Outdoors has been providing active professional adults from all over the Dallas - Fort Worth area an opportunity to take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities while making new friends and establishing long lasting relationships. Our events range from skiing, hiking, camping, and kayaking, to social gatherings like concerts, dinner nights, and wine parties.  Our members come from all walks of life. Some are long time Texans and some are new to the area.  Some have traveled and lived all over the world.  One thing for sure, here at DFWO you will meet all kinds of fun and interesting people.  With such a mix of outdoor and social adventures to take part in each month, you can be sure there is something for everyone.

DFWO is an event oriented club. Our focus is on offering our members a wide variety of outdoor, sporting, and social events every week.  Generally, our events are geared for the beginner and we've had many first timers participate in activities that they have never tried before.  However, we still like to host intermediate and advanced events designed to help members progress out of their normal box.

We are not a singles club or dating service.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Married couples are encouraged to join in on our fun.  In fact, married couples receive a 2 for 1 membership so that they can participate together or individually.  We really only have one prerequisite to join DFWO - a desire to add a little adventure to your life while meeting all kinds of different people and of different ages.  Hey, make sure that you check out our photo section for pictures from our past events. 

What else makes us great?  It's our network of sister clubs.  Your membership to DFWO also gets you access to our sister clubs in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, San DiegoOrlando, and Fort Collins.  Your DFWO login name allows you to RSVP and attend any events they may be hosting.  On top of that, throughout the year we'll even host joint events together.  Our network gives members more opportunities to travel and meet other like minded people.  You get 7 clubs in one! 

DFWO is an event oriented club. Our focus is on offering our members a wide variety of outdoor, sporting, and social events every week.  Generally, our events are geared for the beginner and we've had many first timers participate in activities that they have never tried before.  However, we still like to host intermediate and advanced events designed to help members progress out of their normal box.

We are not a singles club or dating service.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Married couples are encouraged to join in on our fun.  In fact, married couples receive a 2 for 1 membership so that they can participate together or individually.  We really only have one prerequisite to join DFWO - a desire to add a little adventure to your life while meeting all kinds of different people and of different ages.  Hey, make sure that you check out our photo section for pictures from our past events. 

What else makes us great?  It's our network of sister clubs.  Your membership to DFWO also gets you access to our sister clubs in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, San DiegoOrlando, and Fort Collins. Soon to Orange County. Your DFWO login name allows you to RSVP and attend any events they may be hosting.  On top of that, throughout the year we'll even host joint events together.  Our network gives members more opportunities to travel and meet other like minded people.  You get 7 clubs in one!

These days, I think we are all getting a handle on the website aspect of advertising. We use this site to advertise for our self-interests, the interests of other outdoor agencies, outdoor business's and anything related to the outdoors. One of our sponsers in California offers great prices on signs. Outdoor advertising can provide many other options for lots of businesses their products or services. If you happen to drive down any major street in Dallas or Fort Worth, you will encounter several different methods of Outdoor advertising.

You could be following a bus or a taxi with outdoor advertising splashed all over. You will see businesses with Lighted Sign Letters, or neon lights to advertise at night. The outdoor billboards and heck even the human billboards promoting local business. You will need to  find the form of outdoor advertising that will fit your needs, and start promoting.

For you're on line advertising needs we offer several sights, that can promoting your business with social media and networking, please sign up for our subscriptions, on upcoming outdoor events in the Dallas Fort Worth area. If you are in one of our Southern California Chapters, Please visit our sponser: http://ocsigncompany.com. They can help you with any outdoor business advertising and also web design.

  • Window to the Past: Pecos River Rock Art — Elaborate artwork adorns prehistoric cliff shelters in and around Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site, but has the meaning of these mysterious images been lost to the millennia? Join artist and anthropologist Carolyn Boyd as she works to unravel the significance of Lower Pecos Rock Art to Texans past and present.
  • Village Creek State Park — North of Beaumont on the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve sits Village Creek State Park. This quiet park is the perfect getaway with lush forests, winding trails, and secluded camping. But the best part is the creek itself. Join us as we float down the calm and remote Village Creek.
  • The Brigades — Don’t let the name fool you: the “Bass Brigade” moniker is just a guise to teach these teenagers how to communicate. From creating Power Point presentations to practicing their public speaking, these youngsters are learning the skills to be tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Lone Star Land Steward: W.R. Stumberg Ranch — The Stumberg Ranch has been in the family since the 1920's. During dry years, grazing is reduced by 70 percent, and cattle are removed completely during prolonged drought. Since 2002, the ranch has implemented about 10,000 acres of brush management to control tarbush, creosote, mesquite and juniper. Achievements include increased mule deer weights and a doubling of the population since 2002.
  • Postcard From Texas — An evening sunset at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas
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    8 companies that should move to Dallas-Fort Worth

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    Welcome, Toyota!

    The Dallas area is now the home to Priuses (or is it Pri-i?) and Camrys after the surprising announcement recently that Toyota would move its U.S. headquarters from Southern California to Plano, along with 4,000 people.

    But what other companies should move here? We have some suggestions.

    Tesla – This move would be electric! Rick Perry is already trying to play nice with the electric car manufacturer. And for good reason. Texas is one of four states that Tesla is considering for a $5 billion battery plant that would employ 6,500 people.

    Starbucks – Why stay in rainy Seattle? Maybe if the cafe company comes to Texas, they’ll spell our names right on our drinks. And maybe they’ll be faster in making our perfectly easy and not-obnoxious-at-all order of Grande, Iced, Sugar-Free, Vanilla Latte With Soy Milk and Carmel Glaze on top.

    ESPN – Why would a company want to be based in boring, snowy Bristol, Conn.? Come to the home of the Dallas Cowboys and college and high school football, because anything Tony Romo and Jerry Jones does is going to lead SportsCenter anyway. Then again, that would mean Skip Bayless might come back. Never mind.

    Hershey’s – Team Coco came here during the Final Four. How about the real Team Cocoa? Imagine about a Reunion Tower-shaped Hershey’s Kiss?

    Amazon – They’re already offering same-day delivery here. And it would be great to get in on their grocery delivery service.

    Apple – Everyone loves Steve Jobs. We have lots of jobs here in Texas. Plus, imagine an iPhone release announcement at JerryWorld? Apple is building a campus in Austin, but there’s time to expand to D-FW, right?

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    Names of the Cities

    {The Dallas-- Fort Worth Consolidated Metropolitan Area, as defined by the U. S. Census Bureau, consists of twelve counties (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Hood, Hunt, Henderson, Rockwall, and Parker) covering 94,686 miles2 in north central Texas. The City of Dallas serves as county seat of Dallas County and the City of Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County. In 1846, Dallas County was named by the Texas Legislature in honor of then Vice President George Mifflin Dallas, but it is unclear whether John Neely Bryan, founder of the town of Dallas, had the Vice President in mind when he named the town in honor of "my friend Dallas." By contrast, the origin of the name Fort Worth is clear. In June 1849, Company F, 2nd Dragoons established a frontier outpost on the bluffs overlooking the Trinity River to protect the settlements to the east from potentially hostile Indians. The outpost was named for Major General William Jenkins Worth, a hero in the Mexican War.|The Dallas-- Fort Worth Consolidated Metropolitan Area, as defined by the U. S. Census Bureau, consists of twelve counties (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Hood, Hunt, Henderson, Rockwall, and Parker) covering 94,686 miles2 in north central Texas. The City of Dallas serves as county seat of Dallas County and the City of Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County. By contrast, the origin of the name Fort Worth is clear.}

    Location

    {The Dallas-- Fort Worth metropolitan area, known as the "Metroplex" (a term coined in 1971), is focused on the two cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, located about 30 miles to the west, and their respective counties, whose county lines bisect the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. {Therefore, the location of the Metroplex may be marked by the geographic center of the D/FW Airport: 32º 54' north latitude and 97º 1' 47" west longitude.|The location of the Metroplex may be marked by the geographic center of the D/FW Airport: 32º 54' north latitude and 97º 1' 47" west longitude.} The CMSA ranges in altitude from a low of 256 feet (Henderson County in the southeast) and a high of 1,275 feet (Parker County to the west). The undulating terrain has provided an excellent place for large-scale farming for more than a century, although many former farms have been converted into housing and commercial developments.|The Dallas-- Fort Worth metropolitan area, known as the "Metroplex" (a term coined in 1971), is focused on the two cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, located about 30 miles to the west, and their respective counties, whose county lines bisect the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The CMSA ranges in altitude from a low of 256 feet (Henderson County in the southeast) and a high of 1,275 feet (Parker County to the west).}

    Located in the Central Time Zone, Dallas-- Forth Worth takes advantage of its central place as a service center for the greater American southwest. It is the largest urban center in the middle of North America, being about midway between the {western and eastern|eastern and western} coasts of the United States and about equidistant between Chicago/Toronto, and Mexico City.

    Population

    {Ranked ninth nationally, according to the U. S. Census Bureau's Census 2000, the population of the twelve-county Dallas-- Fort Worth Consolidated Metropolitan Area had reached 5,221,801 persons on April 1, 2000. Dallas County led all other counties with 2,218,899, followed by Tarrant County with 1,446,219. At 1,188,580 residents, Dallas was the largest city in the region, with Fort Worth in second place with 534,694 residents. Other cities with populations over 100,000 included: Arlington (Tarrant County), with 332,969; Plano (Collin County), with 222,030; Garland (Dallas County), with 215,768; Irving (Dallas County), with 191,615; Grand Prairie (Dallas County), with 127,427; Mesquite (Dallas County), with 124,523; and Carrollton (Denton County), with 109,576.|Dallas County led all other counties with 2,218,899, followed by Tarrant County with 1,446,219. Other cities with populations over 100,000 included: Arlington (Tarrant County), with 332,969; Plano (Collin County), with 222,030; Garland (Dallas County), with 215,768; Irving (Dallas County), with 191,615; Grand Prairie (Dallas County), with 127,427; Mesquite (Dallas County), with 124,523; and Carrollton (Denton County), with 109,576.}

    {Distinctive and Unique|Unique and distinctive} Features

    {Like several other paired cities in the United States (e.g., San Francisco and Oakland, CA; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN; Seattle and Tacoma, WA; Tampa and Saint Petersburg, FL), Dallas and Fort Worth have been rivals for decades. The Trinity River basin provides a common environmental setting for both cities and their hinterlands. Flying over the area {arriving or departing|departing or arriving} from the vast D/FW Airport (said to be larger than the island of Manhattan), one can see how flat is the terrain, but one also is surprised at the change in landscape from east to west-- as the east Texas pine forest gives way to the central Texas prairie. An aerial view also reveals dozens of man-made lakes and reserviors, many built by the Corps of Engineers after the drought of the early 1950s.|Like several other paired cities in the United States (e.g., San Francisco and Oakland, CA; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN; Seattle and Tacoma, WA; Tampa and Saint Petersburg, FL), Dallas and Fort Worth have been rivals for decades. The Trinity River basin provides a common environmental setting for both cities and their hinterlands.}

    {The climate in the Dallas-- Fort Worth area is always a topic of conversation among {natives and visitors|visitors and natives} alike. {Although the average daily temperature is mild (66º F.), the precipation moderate (around 36 inches per year), and the growing season (230+ days/year) adequate for good agricultural production, the annual extreme temperatures often surpass 100º F during the summer and go below 32º F during the winter.|The average daily temperature is mild (66º F.), the precipation moderate (around 36 inches per year), and the growing season (230+ days/year) adequate for good agricultural production, the annual extreme temperatures often surpass 100º F during the summer and go below 32º F during the winter.} Flooding along the banks of the Trinity River is not unknown, while hard winter freezes and summer droughts occasionally destroy valuable field and fruit crops. Sunshine-filled days number around 137 each year, but the increase of hydrocarbons and other air pollulants (especially due to increased vehicular traffic and very low use of public transportation systems) has resulted in numerous smoggy days and continues to bring sanctions from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.|The climate in the Dallas-- Fort Worth area is always a topic of conversation among {natives and visitors|visitors and natives} alike. The average daily temperature is mild (66º F.), the precipation moderate (around 36 inches per year), and the growing season (230+ days/year) adequate for good agricultural production, the annual extreme temperatures often surpass 100º F during the summer and go below 32º F during the winter.}

    Attractions of the Cities

    {The Dallas-- Fort Worth area has many attractions, although more are man-made than natural. With the largest wholesale merchandise mart in the world, Dallas is the # 2 convention destination in the nation (behind Chicago) and is the top visitor destination in Texas for business and leisure travel. There are more shopping centers and restaurants per capita than in any other metropolitan area in the country. Built in 1931, Highland Park Village was the nation's first dedicated shopping center and has been renovated as an upscale shopping experience for its affluent neighbors and visitors (Galloway and Matthews1988). NorthPark, opened in 1965 as an enclosed air-conditioned mall, is reputed to have the highest sales per square foot of any mall in the country.|The Dallas-- Fort Worth area has many attractions, although more are man-made than natural. With the largest wholesale merchandise mart in the world, Dallas is the # 2 convention destination in the nation (behind Chicago) and is the top visitor destination in Texas for business and leisure travel.}

    Fort Worth is noted for its Cultural/Museum District on the west side of town, the nearby Fort Worth Zoo, Log Cabin Village, Botanic Gardens, and parks, the Old West flavor of the Stockyards National Historic District north of downtown (Pate 1988; Selcer 1991), and the redeveloped Sundance Square Entertainment District in downtown (Lale 1990; Roark 1995).

    {Yet, of all the attractions in the region, the most visited are the sites-- the grassy knoll, the Texas School Book Depository, and the Kennedy Memorial-- forever linked to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 (Leslie 1964).|Of all the attractions in the region, the most visited are the sites-- the grassy knoll, the Texas School Book Depository, and the Kennedy Memorial-- forever linked to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 (Leslie 1964).}

    Relationships between City and the Outside

    {For many persons, the relationship between Dallas-- Fort Worth and {the nation and the world|the world and the nation} will always be defined by the Kennedy assassination. Branded as right-wing extremists because of that single event, the people of the Dallas-- Fort Worth area have spent the past four decades laboring to overcome that image (Payne 1994). To make matters worse, the world-wide popularity of the television program "Dallas"-- especially the top-rated episode "Who Shot J. R.?"-- and the recent success of "Walker, Texas Ranger" have continued to portray the violent side of the region's culture.|For many persons, the relationship between Dallas-- Fort Worth and {the nation and the world|the world and the nation} will always be defined by the Kennedy assassination. Branded as right-wing extremists because of that single event, the people of the Dallas-- Fort Worth area have spent the past four decades laboring to overcome that image (Payne 1994).}

    Civic leaders try to promote a different image for Dallas-- Fort Worth. An image of a dynamic "can do" attitude has been exemplified by individuals like:.

    J. Erik Jonsson, co-founder of Texas Instruments who, as Mayor of Dallas from 1964-1971, worked to rebuild the city's reputation during the post-assassination period and then spearheaded the development of D/FW Airport;.


    The Dallas-- Fort Worth Consolidated Metropolitan Area, as defined by the U. S. Census Bureau, consists of twelve counties (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Hood, Hunt, Henderson, Rockwall, and Parker) covering 94,686 miles2 in north central Texas. The City of Dallas serves as county seat of Dallas County and the City of Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County. The Dallas-- Fort Worth metropolitan area, known as the "Metroplex" (a term coined in 1971), is focused on the two cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, located about 30 miles to the west, and their respective counties, whose county lines bisect the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Dallas County led all other counties with 2,218,899, followed by Tarrant County with 1,446,219. Other cities with populations over 100,000 included: Arlington (Tarrant County), with 332,969; Plano (Collin County), with 222,030; Garland (Dallas County), with 215,768; Irving (Dallas County), with 191,615; Grand Prairie (Dallas County), with 127,427; Mesquite (Dallas County), with 124,523; and Carrollton (Denton County), with 109,576.

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