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Posts Tagged ‘Trinity River’
Cover illustration by David Owens.

Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

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The Texas Water Development Board, the state agency tasked with providing funds and know-how to maintain Texas’ water resources, awarded Fort Worth $247,378 recently for flood protection. The financial assistance, part of a l...


Cover illustration by David Owens.

High Waters

Lost livestock and unpredictable flooding are forcing Eastsiders to find the cause of the Trinity River’s erratic behavior.
Edward Brown
The rain began lightly. Julie Amendola knew to keep a watchful eye on the nearby Trinity River. Heavy rains had been causing it to swell so much that it would gush over the banks and onto her ranch. Located a few miles east of ...



The concrete recycling plant planned for the East Side appears to be a dead deal for now. Photo by Jesse Brackeen.

Planting their Feet

The most dangerous man in Texas was no match for Fort Worth’s East Side.
JESSE BRACKEEN
A take-no-prisoner’s developer who was once dubbed the most dangerous man in Texas learned the hard way that Eastside folks are no pushovers. Residents who live near Chesapeake Energy’s wastewater disposal site –– the o...


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Wakeboard Revival

When Cowtown WakePark returns in 2016, it may be the best of its kind around.
ERIN RATIGAN
The city’s biggest wakeboard park is being resuscitated after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Bill in June. A new owner is rebuilding ramps at the donut-shaped watercourse at the West Fork of the Trinity River downtown and a...



VOLUNTEEERS AT LAST YEAR'S TRINITY RIVER TRASH  BASH SHOW OFF THEIR HAUL. (photo courtesy of Trinity River Vision Authority)

Help Needed For Trinity River Cleanup On Saturday

Jeff Prince
If you don’t like seeing a trashy Trinity River, now’s you’re chance to do something besides complain about litterbugs. Everyone is invited to help clean up up river this Saturday at the 24th Annual Tarrant Re...


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Eminent Dough-Rain

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The rains we’ve had in North Texas this year are what old folks used to call “frog stranglers.” The Trinity River in Dallas has come close to spilling over its levees. Elsewhere in the state, the Houston area became so fl...



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FOES V. TRWD

Has the Tarrant Regional Water District met its match?
Steve Miller
The friction between the Tarrant Regional Water District and its outspoken foes has moved to the state attorney general’s office. Texas’ top law enforcement agency has been presented with a 2,500-word complaint that alleges...


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Adopt A Storm Drain, Protect A River

Jeff Prince
Tired of seeing trash floating in the Trinity River? You can help diminish some of that litter by signing up for the Adopt-A-Drain program. Here’s more info provided by the Tarrant Regional Water District, which initiated...



THE TRINITY RIVER IN FORT WORTH (courtesy wikimedia)

Water District Tests Trinity River’s Water Quality Often

Jeff Prince
This week’s Fort Worth Weekly includes a guest column by Kendall McCook that criticizes Tarrant Regional Water District and Trinity River Vision officials for ignoring water quality in the Trinity River. The column shows he l...


Willis questions whether water quality concerns were addressed before folks were encouraged to jump in the Trinity. Naomi Vaughan

Does Untested = Clean?

Tubing events were cancelled when the river might have made people sick.
JEFF PRINCE
Did the Trinity River Vision Authority cancel tubing events this year and last year because of high levels of dangerous bacteria in the river? It depends on your definition of “because.” A TRVA spokesman says E. coli played...