Liz Smith, the south side girl born on Fort Worth's Hemphill Street, had to learn something new when she came home yesterday: how to thank her hosts from Arlington and the Mid-Cities.

“When I grew up here, people were from either Fort Worth or Dallas, and Fort Worth people only went to Dallas once or twice,” Smith said.

“I didn't even know there was any such thing as Arlington-Mid-Cities.”

Now there is. It’s a “city” with more than double the people of Fort Worth, and the celebrity columnist from New York Newsday was speaking to help raise money for a sububan women’s shelter.

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