After last week's trading of contemptuous memos, Unfair Park was pretty excited about a potential confrontation between Vonciel Jones Hill and Scott Griggs at Monday's meeting of the city's Transportation and Trinity River Committee. As far as city hall showdowns go, this one was likely to be pretty ... More >>
Corps of Engineers documents contradict city's claims that everything's hunky-dory with plans to fix Trinity levees.
Patrick MichelsToday's meeting of the Dallas City Council's Trinity River committee -- during which the committee endorsed this alignment for the proposed Trinity River toll road - was dull and uneventful in ways that were of keen interest to trained Kremlinologists. By observing which members of th ... More >>
Rudy Bush had a good story in The Dallas Morning News yesterday about the new Trinity River "overlook" unveiled by the city on Wednesday and how handy it is if you want to go down and marvel at the lack of progress. Basically, as Bush points out, it's a vantage point at the corner of Beckley and Co ... More >>
Oh, what a nice morning. I had an opportunity to check back in on an old companion of mine, the Trinity River Project, and I'm delighted to say the old boy hasn't changed not a jot nor a tiddle. Still dressed to the nines, lying through his teeth and playin' the game.The Trinity River Committee of t ... More >>
Many things to discuss at the city council's Trinity River Committee briefing today -- like, oh, the Dallas Floodway Extension and precisely how the city's spent the money from the 1998, 2003 and '06 bond elections earmarked for projects along the Trinity. But, most likely, the item in which you're ... More >>
How about we rename Ross Geller? He seems to like the idea. Issues like the renaming of streets tend to give me tired head, and, honestly, I never saw a need to start “branding” swaths of cement in the first place. But the Trinity River Corridor Project Committee's suggestion yesterday to rename ... More >>
During the Trinity River toll road debate, I signed up for e-mail notifications from the Vote No! campaign so I could find out what Mayor Tom was up to. This landed me on Leppert’s e-mail list, and now I get regular e-mails from “Friends of Tom Leppert” and “Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert” like ... More >>
There have been plenty of Trinity River shindigs in the 10 years since the original vote to approve the project, but no event brought out more big guns than the mayor's Trinity River Corridor Project Summit Friday at City Club. The alphabet-roster of attendees could fill Unfair Park for a week, but ... More >>
Back on November 27, Dallas Morning News Trinity reporter Bruce Tomaso wrote a story bearing the headline "Dallas mayor wants to expedite Trinity River Project." Tom Leppert, speaking at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre Hotel, talked about being aggressive and moving forward quickly. Councilmember D ... More >>
I think maybe what I should do at this point is go down by the Trinity River with a baseball bat, hit myself in the head and just fall in. How can we be 10 years into the debate on putting a toll road inside the river park downtown? How can we be a week away from a damned referendum on it? And the c ... More >>
After Tom Leppert coasted into the mayor’s office in June, I decided he and I needed to take a little break. It wasn’t an easy decision. In the spring of 2007, I learned so much about him, from how his single mother inspired his heartland values to how he never swore throughout the protracted ca ... More >>
Dave Neumann: What, him worry about the Trinity River Project? Never. Since we don't like to say, "Told ya so," we'll leave it to a Friend of Unfair Park who's earned the right this morning: "Can I just say.......told ya so, told ya so, told ya so!!!!!" Feel better? Because, see, that nyah-nyah come ... More >>
Everything in Ed's world is OK with Ed
What's the real difference between Oakley and Leppert? No, seriously, please tell us.
Basically, it's Coats versus the Manchurian Candidate
Ed Oakley bought up some property near the Trinity River. Hey, all the other cool kids are doin' it. On April 19 there appeared in the paper version of Unfair Park a column in which I reported that mayoral candidate Ed Oakley, who is chairman of the Dallas city council Trinity River committee, own ... More >>
Last week in the paper version of Unfair Park, Jim Schutze revealed the real reason Ed Oakley's been snatching up tiny pieces of land inside the Trinity Design District. Today, mayoral candidate Sam Coats tells Oakley that "an apparent conflict of interest" isn't such a woonerful thing after all, an ... More >>
So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?
It's overpriced, it's gaudy and we have to put it on a credit card. Yep, that Calatrava bridge says Dallas all over.
Ever wonder what's inside the Great Trinity Forest? Enter if you dare.