- DISH, Texas
official_name = DISH, Texas
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of DISH in Denton County,
unit_pref = Imperial
population_total = 345
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 33 |latm = 7 |lats = 58 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 18 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
DISH is a town in Denton County,
Texas, United States. The town has a population of approximately 345. Formerly called Clark, the town was officially renamed DISH (all capital letters) on November 16 2005.
The municipality was previously named after its founder,
Landis Clark, who incorporated it in June 2000 and served as its first mayor. Clark was beaten by one vote in the Spring 2005 election by Bill Merritt.
In exchange for renaming the town, all residents of the town have received free basic television service for ten years and a free DVR from
DISH Network. There was no formal opposition to renaming Clark; twelve citizens attended the council meeting to support the measure.
January 10, 2006episode of Comedy Central's " The Daily Show", correspondent Ed Helms created a news segment about DISH, Texas.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart( January 10, 2006) [http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=124376&title=helms-ready,-willing-and-cable "Helms - Ready, Willing and Cable"]
* Jasinski, Laurie E. (
September 1, 2006) [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/hlc76.html "Clark, Texas."]
* Lozano, Bert (
November 16, 2005) [http://www.txcn.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/tv/stories/wfaa051112_wz_dishtexas.5597cd14.html "Denton County town bids for free TV."]
* Moore, Dave (
November 16, 2005) [http://www.quickdfw.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/111605dnccodish.11ba1003.html "Town changes its name; firm to serve up free TV."]
November 16, 2005) [http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=dish&script=410&layout=-6&item_id=748679 "Rename Your Town 'DISH,' Get Free Satellite TV for 10 Years; DISH Network Offer Equates to Possibly Millions of Dollars of Free Programming."]
December 3, 2005) "What's in a name?" "WORLD Magazine".
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