What does the mayor pray for at his annual prayer breakfast?
(Held this year on November 19 at Texas Station.)
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 (4:30 p.m.)
Illustration: Ryan Olbrysh
1. For a brand new city hall to fall from the sky!
2. And land on Jon Ralston.
3. For the hand of the Lord to reach down from heaven above and, in a holy thunderclap, redraw the municipal boundaries so that the Strip falls within his jurisdiction.
4. To crush his enemies, see them driven before him and to hear the lamentations of their women.
5. X-ray vision, baby!
Texas Station, modeled after the Lone Star State, is a AAA Three-Diamond rated hotel with 200 rooms, a casino, restaurants, bars and lounges, an entertainment showroom, a movie theater and a bowling center about six miles from the Las Vegas Strip.
It features 91,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 1,775 slots, 27 table games, a non-smoking poker room, a 500-seat bingo hall and a race and sports book.
The hotel has several dining options, from quick eateries to restaurants, including Austin's Steakhouse and Texas Star Oyster Bar. Some family-friendly features include an 18-screen movie theater and a bowling center.
South Padre provides live music weekly. The Dallas Events Center seats up to 2,000 people for concerts and other live performances.