I spent most of my childhood, and gradeschool days in Big D!SOOOO glad I moved out of the big city (Dallas) and moved to the country. It's much more peaceful here and not having to deal with all of the self-inflicted misery and drama of the sardine-can neighbors in the city is awesome. A protest here is a dozen people standing on a street corner holding signs and waving at you as you drive by; and a riot is just a descriptor word for something that is very funny.
Not as blue collar as Houston.
I lived mainly in N. Dallas, Garland, and Richardson. Went to Richardson HS way back when.
Where did you move to?