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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The rest of story...

Letters to the Editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram regarding Fort Worth Congresswoman Kay Granger's refusal to conduct town hall meetings...

Kay Granger and town halls

I am the “man at the wedding” referred to in your Sunday (July 16) article in which Congresswoman Kay Granger stated she refuses to conduct town hall meetings.

At no time during our brief conversation did I scream at Ms. Granger. I did, as the article correctly states, ask her when she would conduct a town hall meeting.

Two things are clear: Granger represents only the constituents who voted for her. Second, she is using a recent wedding encounter in an attempt to excuse years of neglecting her constituents’ concerns and opinions.

LARRY HALE, FORT WORTH

I was at that wedding. The man Granger refers to is a friend of mine. In fact, we were sitting at the same table. He did indeed ask her why she didn’t have a town hall. He asked bluntly but civilly. She said it was too dangerous and reprimanded him for challenging her. Her overreaction was so extreme I was embarrassed for her.

I do not know the source of Kay’s fear of her own constituents. Perhaps it’s because she has voted for every gun bill that’s come down the pike, given she pays more attention to the demands of the NRA than to the people she represents. So now she’s afraid everyone will be packing a gun?

Kay, you were once a woman of valor. What has happened to you? You chose to be a public servant. If you are too afraid of your own constituents, either grow a spine or get a new job.

KATIE SHERROD, FORT WORTH

I understand why Kay Granger might choose to take the position that it is in the best interests of the health of Granger herself and of her constituents that she not hold town meetings to hear the opinions of her constituents on such matters as health care. But does she understand that her support of the Republican “health care” bill is dangerous to the health of those constituents with whom she is refusing to meet?

JACK ELLIS, BURLESON

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fort Worth wants to know...


Do YOU flood?

Oh great, another 'study'.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

What do half a million Dallas dollars buy you in Fort Worth?

Three more "YES" votes with no questions.

You can kiss your water goodbye Fort Worth.

You were just sold down the river.

Congrats Mary Kelleher For Four Years Of Being An Honest Fort Worth Public Servant