Earlier this week, we had a clip of Tyler's Eisley performing "Mr. Moon" on a ridge above the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Today, we have part two of that shoot -- in it, the sisters perform "Save My Soul" from this year's Currents.
Two experts from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies have an op-ed piece in The New York Times this morning advocating the abandonment of the National Flood Insurance Program, which is about to stick us taxpayers for $57 billion in rebuilding costs from Hurricane Sandy. If the experts w ... More >>
Years ago. How many? I don't know. When was the time before the time we started fighting about the Trinity River toll road? Was there such a time? I first talked to City Council member Angela Hunt about the Trinity River before the Trinity River was a brawl. So it had to be 2005. She had just been ... More >>
It seems nothing associated with the Trinity River project has gone according to plan. That $38 million soccer complex is being built next to an asphalt-crushing plant, the delightful kayaking feature is such a threat to human safety that you can't go near it, there's not enough money for all those ... More >>
Want to know what's really going on in Dallas? Keep an eye on Krymsk. Last Saturday more than 170 people died in flash floods in this southern Russia city. Today The New York Times reports that angry survivors think the Putin government is lying to them about a big release of water upstream from th ... More >>
After soliciting a week's worth of feedback from the luminaries on Facebook, Mayor Mike Rawlings, heretofore uncommitted on the controversial Trinity Toll Road, will hold a press conference at City Hall tomorrow "to deliver significant development" and also to "give his perspective on the Trinity Ri ... More >>
I have a column in tomorrow's paper wailing about the city's failure ever to generate a true high-concept vision for the park we're supposed to be building on the Trinity River. We've seen bits and pieces of ideas come and go -- good, bad and ugly. Audubon Center, good. Horse Park, iffy. Amusement ... More >>
A little while ago reports began to circulate that Dallas Police and Dallas Fire-Rescue were searching the Trinity River for a car thief who ditched out of his stolen ride and took a dive into the rain-swollen river. That search is over, despite the fact authorities have yet to find the man. Mome ... More >>
When I directed your attention to those pretty pictures filling City Hall's 2012 calendar yesterday, I forgot to note: Those are the latest top-prize-getters in the third annual Trinity River Corridor Project Photo Contest. Tops, again, was the great Sean Fitzgerald, winner of the second annual cont ... More >>
At least, that's what the star-studded cast of bold-faced names says in the video you see above, which was just posted to YouTube by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. This is the short film being used to raise money for the capital campaign -- which, as we noted only yesterday, still needs $16 mi ... More >>
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 >>
How do you actually make an impact on the Trinity River? Make it small, cheap and fast.
The proposed Margaret McDermott Bridge, about which city and TxDOT officials have differing viewsAs we mentioned below, city and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have called a 1:30 p.m. press conference to announce that more than likely, the Corps will sooner than later sign off on plans to ... More >>
Last week Friend of Unfair Park Shaggy predicted that the Tea Party will get over its aversion to congressional earmarks in however long it takes for the Triple R's (Really Really Rich People) to get Dick Armey to convey the new post-election marching orders down to the tri-cornered-hat persons: ... More >>
This morning, a reader wondered: Has the state decided if it's going to renew its contract with Corrections Corporation of America regarding operations of the Jesse R. Dawson State Jail on the Trinity River? When last we looked at the issue, the contract was set to expire January 15, only ... More >>
Private property still legal in Dallas! Or should I say, legal again. The Dallas City Council just voted unanimously to approve a plan to keep several businesses on Rock Island Street, right behind the Trinity River levee down by the Corinth Street bridge. Council members Steve Salazar, Pauline M ... More >>
This weekend's concert calender is pretty heavy on local acts--thanks, especially, to the inaugural Homegrown Music and Arts Festival on Saturday at the Main Street Gardens Park in Downtown Dallas. Homegrown's stacked bill is almost certainly the highlight of the weekend, thanks to scheduled perf ... More >>
Council's off this week and next for spring break -- which, for Mayor Tom Leppert, includes a trip to D.C. early tomorrow morning to, yet again, ask Washington suits to expedite the stuck-in-a-ditch Trinity River project. After the jump, you'll find the batch of memos that ushered the council out ... More >>
Sam MertenAngela Hunt from way back when she dropped off the petitions launching the Trinity River Toll Road voteOK, Jim, so Michael Lindenberger didn't ask Angela Hunt for a "told-ya-so" quote. Didn't need to, because, after all, the District 14 council rep has her own blog, to which she just po ... More >>
Perhaps selling ads on the side of the library might be one way to make up a $190 million budget deficit?It was shaping up to be a busy day at Dallas City Hall even before the Trinity River press conference was added into the mix yesterday; if nothing else, we should get some idea today where the ci ... More >>
After the jump, the City Hall Highlights for the month of March, including news of a Trinity River run tomorrow -- the 6.2-mile Trinity River Levee Run, to be specific, which kicks off from Trammell Crow Park and "for the first time ... will also cross the Continental Avenue Bridge," writes City Man ... More >>
Here's hoping that the next year brings us a big, stinking failure on the Trinity
An early Unfair Park prototype, till it was schutzed. This morning, the city lays out the pros and cons concerning the Trinity River Project -- if nothing else, to inform and educate those charged by the council with marketing the project to the peoples. You'll find the talking points nestled within ... More >>
Editor's note: Now's as good a time as any to introduce Unfair Park's newest contributor, Sam Merten, whose work we've long enjoyed over at Dallas Blog. Sam will be writing for the blog and the paper version of Unfair Park, beginning ... now. A new and improved timeline for the Trinity River projec ... More >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
Be better person. Cause major flood in Park Cities.
The numbers are in...but what does it mean?
Trinity River Expedition's Charles Allen was Julia Barton's guide for her Weekend America story over the weekend. Ten years ago, former Dallas Observer contributor Julia Barton wrote on Salon about the giant ball of flaming space rock that destroyed Dallas -- c'mon, you don't remember NBC's Asteroid ... More >>
To see who's behind the bridge collapse, just take a look
Everything in Ed's world is OK with Ed
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 >>
Angela Hunt, dressed in her customary red, doesn't like the Trinity toll road any more than Jim does. That's why we think they'd make a cute couple. Wow! Angela Hunt and a coalition of citizens groups are calling for an election to get the planned Trinity River toll road out of the Trinity River par ... More >>
So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?
The mayor says Jim Schutze grossly distorted the facts concerning the Trinity River. To which Jim says: Hey, at least I got facts. So there. Of course I don't like the phrase "gross distortion of the facts" in Mayor Miller's characterization of my reporting on the Trinity River project. But I am rea ... More >>
The Dallas Morning News owner sounded smart, so it had to be an impersonator
Dallas is telling a big, fat fib about the Trinity River project
Politicians create flooding, not the Bible
City Hall talks fast, hides lake up sleeve
Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas
Miller wants to pretty-up a stinker on the Trinity River deal
That toll road they want for the Trinity is a loser
The stink of broken promises in the last big bond election
Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.