Favorite thing: The metroplex offers not only centers for all the global faith traditions, but also hundreds of churches where Christians may worship in Spanish, Hmong, Korean, Hindi, and other languages. The best listing of North Texas churches is found in the Yellow Pages. As of 2006: Below are numbers that reflect the different faith traditions across the metroplex:
Bahai - 1,500
Buddhist - 40,000
Catholic - 1,300,000
Hindu - 50,000
Jewish - 50,000
Lutherans - 35,000
Methodist - 320,119
Mormon - 85,000
Muslim - 125,000
Nature (pagan) - 20,000
Sikh - 5,500
Zoroastrian - 800
No data available: Presbyterian, Baptist, Native American, and Evangelical
Drinking in Texas
Favorite thing: It is the state law that no one under the age of 21 can consume, purchase, or possess alcohol. Those who are found possessing alcohol can be fined and/or arrested. It is also illegal to drink while driving a motor vehicle or to drive while drunk. The consequence of doing so can also lead to being put under arrest and/or fined.
Beer, wine, and other forms of alcohol are not sold in all areas of the metroplex. The parts of the city where they are not available are called ‘dry’. Sometimes beer and wine are sold, but not other forms of alcohol. Restaurants
Don't Mess With Texas
Favorite thing: Don't litter. Public garbage cans are usually always easily accessible.
Don't pick flowers in a public area/park.
Don't make loud noises (car horns, boom boxes, etc.) in public. D
on’t drive while under the influence of alcohol or other narcotic substances (DUI).
Don’t walk on the grass.
Don’t let your animals out unless they are leashed.
Don’t drive with an open can or bottle of any alcoholic beverage in your car.
Don’t post notices or signs in public places without authorization.
Don’t park your car near a fire hydrant or in an area marked ‘fire lane’ or at any curb painted red.
Don’t leave litter/trash on your property, the gutter or parkway next to the property and half of the alley.
Don’t let your weeds or grass grow higher than 12 inches.
Don’t leave a junk motor vehicle (a vehicle that is inoperable) on any private or public property.
Don’t leave graffiti on your sidewalk, walls, fences, signs and other structures visible from the property line.
Don’t discharge a firearm even in a private place. Legal restrictions on the possession of a fire arm vary from place to place.
Don’t have more than 2 garage sales during any 12 month period on the same property.
Don’t use city parks at night.
Don’t consume alcoholic beverages on city property, on a public street, sidewalk, or parking area adjacent to a public park.
Don’t set off fireworks in the city.
Only very limited areas outside the city allow the use of fireworks.
Living in Bedford
Favorite thing: Living in Bedford is great if you do alot of traveling. DFW entrances, both north and south, are within 5 miles from anywhere in Bedford. There is a mixture of one to two family homes, townhouses, and apartments. There are also major highways running along/through Bedford. I only have to drive one block to get on a highway. There are many stores, fitness facilities, pedestrian paths, major hospital, and restaurants close by. One thing keeping me in Texas currently is there is no income tax to date!