Rival Cities No More? Dallas and Fort Worth Mayoral Duo's Chemistry a Hit on Trip to Canada

TORONTO — Dallas and Fort Worth are never closer than when their two mayors are together — thousands of miles from Texas.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price go on trips together, like this week's excursion to Canada, every year to "tell the story" of North Texas to the rest of the world.The two mayors' road show is a hit on their networking trips. Members of the traveling North Texas delegation — business leaders, mostly — rave about their chemistry. During panel discussions, media appearances and speaking engagements on their first two days in Canada this week, Price and Rawlings practically finished each other's talking points. The harmony between the Dallas and Fort Worth mayors on such trips in recent years represents a major shift in tone from the past, when the cities didn't want much to do with each other."It was always seen as two distinct individual cities that just happened to be close to each other," Price said. "Mike and I have made a very concerted effort to change that."  Continue reading...

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