John W. Carpenter Papers, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library,Ben Carpenter, son of John, is the one seen here pointing to a Trinity River canal master planYour Trinity River correspondent and advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist, which would be me, had two interesting e ... More >>
Dallas Public Library/Dallas History and ArchivesAn old map of one Dallas's buried creeks, Peak Creek, which SOS would like to dig up and "daylight."In the high-ceilinged shadows of the old Pump House at White Rock Lake, Bud Melton clicks through PowerPoint slides of apartment complexes, shopping ma ... More >>
Back during the campaign season for the 2007 referendum on the Trinity River toll road, Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow and I got into this really high-flown intellectual debate where I said, "Steve, you're stupid," and he said, "Jim, you're dumb," and I said, "Steve, you're a ninny," and ... More >>
As you may know, Dallas attorney Edward "Ned" Fritz died Friday at the age of 92. Said Laura Huffman, state director of The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Fritz is often referred to as "the father of Texas conservation," because, among other things, he was the co-founder of the state chapter of Nature ... More >>
The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.