Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Polluted Public River Floating Is One Of Fort Worth's Great Imaginary Success Stories
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
It's like watching a train wreck.
Remember when they set Fort Worth on fire with the Fourth of July fireworks?
Or how about Slide the City where people were passing out and being injured?
Or what about when they cancelled Rockin the River because testing showed the levels of crap in the water was off the charts?
(Thank you, Mary Kelleher for pushing for testing).
Then, they decided the testing was wrong...
Are the people who tested it this time the same folks? Cause just a couple of days ago, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the following about those folks-
In their haste to get rid of the odor caused by a sewage spill a week ago along Mary’s Creek, Fort Worth Water Department workers inadvertently used a disinfectant they shouldn’t have and killed nearly 3,200 fish in the waterway, the department disclosed Wednesday.
“City staff takes full responsibility for their actions and this incident,” Water Systems Superintendent Bill Lundvall said.
What exactly does taking 'full responsibility' mean?
Water Department officials say a 40-foot section of pipe collapsed because the creek bed was eroded by heavy rains and flooding this year. The pipe at one time was buried, but at the time of the collapse had nothing holding it up. Workers also discovered a 28-foot section missing downstream, but no sewage was discharged from it.
They cancelled floating today and the Fort Worth Fourth float may be cancelled too. Not the fireworks, just the feces part.
Remember, all of it's free. The concerts, the fireworks, all 'free'...
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Friday, July 01, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Panther Island's Clean Swimmin', Dirty Livin-
So for all the Panther Island fans who want to go inner tubing and kayaking in the Trinity River by the old power plant......a broken Fort Worth sewer line was dumping 300 gal per min of sewage into Marys Creek which is at Winscott Rd and West Vickery, and the creek then feeds into the (not so Clear) Clear Fork of the Trinity River and eventually into the Trinity downtown.
Enjoy Panther Island Pavilion this weekend, get a nice Staph infection, a little Hep-C, or bitten by an alligator as your buddies mayor Bicycle Betsy, Congresswoman Granger, the Tarrant Water District Board, Charlie Geren, the Trinity River Vision Project (headed by baby Granger), all need your sacrificed safety playing in this nasty river for the personal enrichment of their and their crony capitalist friends bank accounts.
The Mayor says she is trying to help reduce childhood obesity in Fort Worth, I guess killing people off in the River is a way to get there?
"Marge, something just bumped into my foot? Was that an alligator?"
"Nope.....just a sanitary napkin? Our child however is on the contaminated Power Plant bank petting the nice 13 ft long alligator"
"Gee Marge.....this River is sure swell."
"Rob, I think you meant 'this River is sewage' ." Haha :-D
Btw - Kinda funny that the local media "lapdogs" uh I mean watch dogs didn't ask the question "When was the first call reported about the sewer line breaking? How can you ensure that this spill won't enter the River?"
They reported that an estimated 105,000 gallons were spilled at a rate of 300 gallons per minute (18,000 gallons an hour), which would mean that in 5.8 hours the water department was notified, responded immediately, shut it off, somehow dammed the creek to prevent it going into the Trinity in a heavily wooded and rocky creek area swollen by recent rains.
Sure they did, everything is OoooKAY.
The ONE and MOST IMPORTANT thing a journalist could do in this day and age would be to hold government officials accountable for the health and well being of the people that they serve, and the media time and again prove that they are too dumb, corrupt, or lazy to keep the public informed in an intelligent and honest way.
Just makes you sick.....kinda like the water in the Trinity River.
Sewer Line Break Sends Raw Sewage Into Fort Worth Creek
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Dysentery, alligators, fecal matter and brain eating amoeba's. Yep, you guess it, it's time for Rockin' The River on the Trinity River on Panther Island's Island-less island. But don't worry kiddo's, "it's your drinking water" so it's all good. Yeah, we choked a little too.
The comments speak for themselves.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
That seems to be changing. A group is forming and they aren't happy with Betsy. So they took to writing an Open Letter to Mayor Price. We don't expect they will hear anything back. That's the Fort Worth way we're accustomed to anyway.
Stand For Fort Worth is unhappy mostly about the transgender restroom issue, though they do state - "We care about the safety and well-being of all students – including transgender students." which we were glad to see, otherwise we'd have quit reading already. We have a feeling this group is just starting to see the light in Fort Worth.
The rumors on WHO wrote the letter continue to grow. So does the disillusionment with the 7th Street Gang and their relatives.
We do want to point out a couple of items that made us chuckle. One specifically talks about Mayor Price not liking mixing Dallas and Fort Worth business. Didn't she take her election business to Dallas? Hiring a Campaign Manager from Big D instead of Little F?
Those of you familiar with how the city works if you aren't in the club, will get a kick out of items such as "ignoring the public will, isn't the Fort Worth Way". Those of you who've been playing along over the years and have personally witnessed the Fort Worth Way will be surprised at some of the complaints "not being the Fort Worth Way".
To the rest of you, welcome aboard.
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Why are the laws only enforced for regular folk?
Hold your elected officials accountable.
Remember there's a big election in Fort Worth come May. And don't buy ads from 'news' outlets who are scared to report the news.
Fort Worth: Got Permits?
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Friday, June 10, 2016