Posts Tagged ‘Trinity River’
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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...


Wow, That’s Big!

Jimmy Fowler
As a meat eater, I can’t really criticize those who hunt – after all, someone’s got to kill it before I can grill it, to paraphrase The Nuge. I can, however, make fun of hunters who seem to regard large game as penile ext...



200-Pound Gar Caught On Rod And Reel In Trinity

Jeff Prince
Some of my best childhood memories revolve around fishing trips to the Trinity River, and I particularly remember dealing with alligator gar. My dad, uncle, and grandfather would start a fishing trip by pulling out a net, stret...


This Just In: Trinity River Filthy

Jeff Prince
From the “Tell-Us-Something-We-Don’t-Already Know” file comes this report — the Trinity River is a toxic mess. Environment Texas, a statewide advocacy group, released a report today entitled “Wasting Our Waterways...