Originally Posted by IDEXAN
Neither can Houston or any city in Texas, trick is to annex an area before it incorporates. But the point here is that the FtWorth-Arlington area of which FtWorth proper itself is a city of over 3/4s of a million people, a large city in it's own right, is definitely not a suburb of Dallas. If you don't know that then you don't know anybody from Ft Worth.
I lived in the DFW area for 13 years. Was never claiming that FTW was a "suburb" of Dallas. It's a great city on its own, and I personally like it better than Dallas for a variety of reasons. But to say that the Metroplex is not one large metro area, but rather several smaller ones is incorrect.