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While on vacation last week with my sister and my family, we enjoyed a boat ride down the River Walk. The colorful captain told us a story about how San Antonio missed out on Disney World back in the 1960s.

I don't know how true that story is, but it made me think about last month's Victoria Chamber of Commerce luncheon when Randy Vivian and Jeff Lyon joked about Disney coming to Victoria. They wore Mickey ears and teased Dale Fowler of the Victoria Economic Development Partnership that this was the news he should announce.

As a relative newcomer, I hadn't heard of all the rumors over the years about Disney expanding in Texas. Here's one Web site that debunks this urban legend -- so far.

I guess the Disney lover in me can't help dreaming a little. The Crossroads region would be the perfect spot for a third theme park. We're two hours from three of the 16 largest cities in the country. We offer a climate that rivals Orlando. And what was Orlando before Disney came but a bunch of swampland?

Forget San Antonio or anywhere else, Disney. Victoria is the place for you. Our land is affordable and plentiful. You can't find friendlier people anywhere.

It's a small, small world, but with gas prices skyrocketing, the middle section of America could use closer access to a Disney theme park. Who's on board for a Disney Crossroads? OK, maybe there's a catchier name out there. After Disney Land and Disney World, what's next? Disney Galaxy?