Special thanks to those who made 2011 so very, very special.
Conceptual rendering, meet The Real ThingFor now, at least, you can forget about the city spending an additional five figures to study the Dallas Wave, which Schutze calls in this week's paper version of Unfair Park "the unbelievably screwed-up man-made kayaking rapids" in the Trinity River. No d ... More >>
The man who warned of danger at the city's Trinity whitewater park gets sold downriver.
I have been dealing with both the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in recent weeks seeking answers to questions about the "Dallas Wave" or "Standing Wave" man-made rapids that the city has installed in the Trinity River just downriver from downtown. It was intended to be a recreation ... More >>
Should have seen this one coming. Hope it's not my own fault. On Monday I reported here that the city is going to spend some $76,000 to have its screwed-up and unusable fake rapids in the Trinity River digitally modeled by an engineering company that builds sewage treatment plants. That's ho ... More >>
Welcome to Texas?The Titanic. Waterworld. Joey Galloway as a Cowboy. The Dallas Wave. And now, finding his sheepish spot among the worst debuts in the history of ever: Mike Adams, Texas Ranger. Ugliest opening act on our baseball team since waaay back, well, actually, since Cliff Lee stunk ... More >>
Somewhere in the saga of the Dallas Wave, formerly known as the Standing Wave, there is sanity. Things happen for a reason. I take this as an article of faith, but my faith is sorely tested by the wave. The standing wave is a manmade rapids in the Trinity River downriver from downtown that t ... More >>
Thank goodness. Finally reached Judy Schmidt, marketing director for the city's Trinity River Corridor Project, to ask about tomorrow's grand opening of the Trinity River Paddling Trail. I had been trying to reach her since last week to ask if she was going to warn people they might be killed. Bu ... More >>
The city of Dallas sent out a lovely little notice earlier this week inviting people of the canoe paddling ilk -- which would be me -- to attend the opening of the Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail, a canoe "path" on the Trinity River, established as part of a statewide system of canoe trails. T ... More >>
Photo by Harry WilonskyBelow, unhappy Friend of Unfair Park Ben notes in the comments that the Dallas Wave (formerly known as the Standing Wave) is off-limits -- meaning, you can wave adios to that May 7 dedication ceremony that's been on the books since last fall. Willis Winters, second-in-comma ... More >>
TPWD/Michael BlackwellPaddling down the Dallas Trinity TrailThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sends word: May 10 is Texas Travel Rally Day, during which the TPWD will officially launch seven paddling trails in North Texas, beginning with the 8 a.m. shove-off from the Walnut Creek Paddling T ... More >>
Speaking of the Trinity River Corridor Project ...When the boy and I visited the Standing Wave -- or The Dallas Wave, as it'll be known -- about a month ago, it had been a long while since it had rained. Kayakers said the Trinity was as low as they'd seen it in a long while. Then came Monday's early ... More >>
Photos by Harry WilonskyFor the moment, at least, it isn't easy to access The Former Trinity Standing Wave, known, for now, as The Dallas Wave -- though that's but an unofficial working title being floated out there (see what I did?). Willis Winters, assistant director of Parks and Rec, offered t ... More >>