Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WHO in their right mind?

WHO would try and cheat during an election  when many cases of election fraud are being investigated in your county?  We can’t wait for a TRWD election.


Water Monopoly

About the TRWD Water Monopoly Mr. Durango had a few words---

Fort Worth's Perplexing High Water Bills & Possible Bypass Ditch Bond Vote

Regarding the TRWD's defense of its water billing problems there is this paragraph in the Star-Telegram article...

“We want to be fair about this,” said Fran Peterson, the Water Department’s customer relations manager. “You always want your customers to feel that we’re not a monopoly. We want to have a good, respectful relationship. This is a way to show we’re there for them. If there’s a problem, we need to identify the problem.”

The TRWD wants its customers to feel they are not a monopoly? But, the TRWD is a monopoly. And the TRWD acts like a monopoly with no competition. The TRWD imposes upon its customers things like the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District, also known as America's Biggest Boondoggle, without its customers allowed to vote on whether they want to support this pseudo public works project touted as a much needed economic development flood control scheme, where there has been no flood for well over half a century, due to levees already preventing such from happening.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Who did YOU vote for?

What did it cost YOU?

Mr. Durango asks questions about who you are paying how much to do what? And why?

Anonymously Wondering If J.D. Granger Is Paid Enough To Direct America's Biggest Boondoggle

The salaries of the public servants working for the public on the TRWD (Tarrant Region Water District) are surprising, at least to me. As in I am surprised at how many public servants are being served so well, salary wise, by the public employing them to run this public agency which delivers water to the Tarrant Region.

The top salary earner in the TRWD, Jim Oliver, earns $304,990.40 a year....

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

No More Tolls!

Save the Date
Our next meeting is Nov. 30 

If you're near San Antonio, be the first to get an up-to-the-minute report on Texas toll road developments, who needs to be held accountable at the ballot box, and how you can engage to hold their feet to the fire!

Next TTH Meeting
Thurs., Nov. 30
Chester's Hamburgers
16609 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78232
6:00 PM
(Order dinner on your own)
6:30 PM
(Meeting begins)

Spread the word and bring a friend!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Different verse, same as the first

Remember what these folks wanted to know about their 'leaders'...what they knew and when they knew it.

Now that the reservoirs have done what they were built to do, and houses built in those reservoirs have flooded, insurers and homeowners are reading through the fine print and trying to sort out who knew what and when they knew it. Some are suing the government for flooding their houses by letting the water back up.

That government action — or inaction, if you prefer — artificially increased the value of the land. The developers were able to price reservoir land like the high ground nearby.

Analysis: It was a "taking," but who got taken?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Someone tell Dallas you're still downstream!

Durango concerns about what Fort Worth's favorite son is sending to Dallas.

J.D Granger Wears T-Shirt Anonymous Finds Incomprehensible

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Amazon HQ2 on a Fort Worth island?

Former Seattlite Durango's advice to Amazon about their possible decision to locate their 2nd corporate headquarters on Fort Worth's imaginary Panther Island.

Look At Fort Worth's Industrial Wasteland Boondoggle Location For Amazon HQ2.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Buckle up, Buttercups!

Dallas has its eyes on Houston when it comes to flooding and political BS.  They should look just a few miles upstream from them.

When the FW frat boys release the water, WHERE do you think it’s going to go?

Same story, same players, different exit off I-30.

Harvey Is Scaring Houston Straight on Flood Safety, but Dallas May Take Longer

Don’t think for a minute Houston is less safe than we are because it’s near the ocean. Dallas is unsafe because it’s near idiots. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

When the levee breaks…

Oh wait, your congresswoman just wants to get rid of them all together.

Either way, remember this –

Crippled Houston watches dams, levees; forecast offers hope

A pair of 70-year-old reservoir dams that protect downtown Houston and a levee in a suburban subdivision began overflowing Tuesday, adding to the rising floodwaters from Harvey that have crippled the area after five consecutive days of rain that set a new continental U.S. record for rainfall for a tropical system.

Brazoria County authorities posted a message on Twitter warning that the levee at Columbia Lakes south of Houston had been breached and telling people to "GET OUT NOW!!" Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta said residents were warned that the levee would be overtopped at some point, and a mandatory evacuation order was given Sunday.

Engineers began releasing water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs Monday to ease the strain on the dams. But the releases were not enough to relieve the pressure after one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history, Army Corps of Engineers officials said. Both reservoirs are at record highs.

The release of the water means that more homes and streets will flood, and some homes will be inundated for up to a month, said Jeff Lindner of the Harris County Flood Control District.

The county is trying to determine where the water will go, Lindner said.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thanks, Dear Reader. Keep up the fight.

A little blog named The Star Telegraph covered this topic first on February 22, 2015 and in doing so scooped some of the largest newspapers in the U.S.  

Congratulations Star Telegraph!  This just proves that publishing the facts is what constitutes good journalism; not huge subscriber numbers.