From 1998 when the Trinity River Project was first presented to voters as a racially unifying parks project, there has been a tension, to put it very politely, between the promise and the real agenda. As a matter of fact, I don't really use the word tension. I prefer lie. And the lie doesn't die. ... More >>
Last June, Angela Hunt and Scott Griggs went to the Trinity River Overlook and gazed down at the empty floodplain below. Wouldn't it be nice, they thought, if there was a network of trails down there that came up and over the levee and connected with all of Dallas' other trails. It was a thought, b ... More >>
With Mayor Mike Rawlings' support, only deep pockets can thwart the $2 billion river-ride.
Very mixed feelings about the city council briefing coming up this morning on proposed East Dallas storm-water projects. On the one hand, my paranoia is confirmed, which is always satisfying. On the other hand, there's not much I can do about it. Yes, just as I thought, my house in East Dallas -- t ... More >>
Over the holiday weekend I spent a few very enjoyable hours on the Trinity River with Trinity Rivers Expeditions outfitter and canoe guide Charles Allen. We paddled from Trinity River Mountain Creek Preserve near the intersection of Walton Walker and IH-30 in Irving to the Sylvan Avenue Bridge i ... More >>
Sometimes I think city staff may be demon-possessed. I'm sorry, I know it's a very weird thing to say. But I can't come up with another explanation. One day they're so bouncy and positive and totally can-do. The next day they've been taken over by the negativity goblin. I attended a city council ... More >>
Speaking of transportation projects across and around the Trinity River ...Saturday's hike-n-bike installation perched atop the Cedar Crest Bridge is one of myriad items about which the city council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee will hear this afternoon, following its field trip to a ... More >>
We took the long way to Oak Cliff last weekend, turning off the Houston Street Viaduct on to Greenbriar Lane, which runs parallel to the Trinity River. No particular reason, just in no particular rush. It was at that point we found ourselves amongst a forest of sleek metal-n-wood townhomes, other ... More >>
Editing memo to Steve Blow: Thank you for getting around to writing the column I directed you to write on the Trinity River. It was a good effort, in the main. I hate to quibble with you, but I do need to point out a few errors and omissions. If you recall, I wrote that the following elements wer ... More >>
The story in today's Dallas Morning News about possible historic designation for the Trinity River levees falls squarely in the Unintentionally Hilarious category. It says the idea of building the Trinity River toll road project between the flood control levees may be in trouble because the U.S. ... More >>
HUD deputy secretary Ron Sims has quite the résumé, but what does any of it have to do with the Trinity River?Unintentionally hilarious item in The Dallas Morning News today: "Council's Frustration Spills Over," by Rudy Bush on the Metro front, in which council member par excellence Ron Natinsk ... More >>
Ah, you know, even a blind hog can find the truth buried somewhere in The Dallas Morning News if he knows how to root-hog-or-die. Reminds me of the thing I wrote about two years ago, when The News waited until the day after the Trinity River referendum to reveal something its transportation write ... More >>
The Trinity River looks fine to us in this conceptual rendering of the Standing Wave whitewater-maker.Environment Texas, an Austin-based research group, made available today a report on Texas rivers that lists the state's most dangerously polluted waterways, particularly those fouled by chemicals ... More >>
Natilee DeeYesterday Dallas Morning News managing editor George Rodrigue took issue with my April 1 column in which I took issue with his attack on the Dallas Observer last month. At this point, I'm sure it would be better for everybody if George and I were locked in a sound-proofed room with Nerf s ... More >>
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