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
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Some of you might want to start paying attention. You really can't afford not to.
Kudos to Kriston Capps for pointing out the obvious. If our elected officials know it's an issue and do nothing, WHO is holding them accountable?
In Texas, Toll Roads or Flood Preparedness?
Almost a year ago to the date, CityLab reported on the worst flooding to hit Central Texas in 30 years (whomping Austin and San Antonio, but also reaching Houston). A year later, the Brazos River is now surging to its highest water mark in more than a century, promising even more flooding in Houston, just weeks after the last severe storms and deadly floods saturated the area.
Texas needs to start taking flood management at least as seriously as it takes highway construction (and it needs to stop spending so much on sprawl-enabling highways). It is too late to unroll the Grand Parkway and other initiatives that have taken precedence over flood management in the Lone Star State. But it isn’t too late for Texas to take storms seriously. They will keep coming.
Develop a statewide flood infrastructure plan, already!
Texas got dinged by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2013. The group gave the state a “D” for flood control as part of its infrastructure report cards (a program the ASCE should resume). Texas lacks a statewide floodplain management plan, and does not participate (as a state) in the National Flood Insurance Program, despite the fact that Texas typically leads the nation in terms of dollars paid out for flood claims.
The state’s failure to take precautions is costly in both blood and treasure.Eight people were found dead in Houston after April’s historic floods, which caused more than $5 billion in damage and flooded more than 1,000 homes. Frankly, the U.S. deserves a national strategic framework for destructive floods. But at a bare minimum, Texas needs to get in the game.
“By allowing so many wetlands to be turned into subdivisions, we're not just kicking them to the curb; we're turning them into curbs,” writes Jennifer Lorenz, the former executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy.
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
“That shows the ignorance of my government leadership and should be wholly frightening to every citizen in Lake Dallas. It was a witch hunt.”
Backstabbing, Bullying and Betrayal: Just More Local Politics in Lake Dallas
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Thursday, June 02, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Did your taxes go up? Maybe you should run for the job...
Dallas is apparently as bad as Tarrant County.
Dallas County tax assessor’s property taxes go down due to house fire
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
You gotta see it to believe it.
Tom Chapman wins Pecos County Commissioner race after coin flip
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Larry and I just returned home from a neighborhood meeting where a developer tried (very unsuccessfully) to sell a concrete recycling facility to the neighborhoods on the east side of Fort Worth.
The place was packed with concerned east side property owners who made it clear we are sick and tired of being the dumping ground for these type of uses.
The developer actually tried to threaten us with HUD housing if we didn't agree to the concrete recycling facility! The crowd was hot!
Zoning Commissioner Charles Edmonds was in attendance but I didn't seen Councilman Cary Moon, but there were a lot of people there.
The people spoke.....I just hope ZC Edmonds and Councilman Moon listen!
I'm so proud of the east side for standing up to these bullies!
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Wednesday, May 18, 2016