Letter to the Editor in the Star-Telegram--
Buying water board?
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Item: The Tarrant Regional Water District with its subordinate Trinity River Vision Authority bought a 37.679-acre parcel near LaGrave Field for $16 million, ostensibly for flood control. The full 50 acres, appraised at $11 million, has significant environmental issues. However, TRWD/TRVA chose to avoid eminent domain and pay a premium price.
Item: After deriding a Dallas resident who owns property in Fort Worth and supports water board challengers, it turns out that board incumbents have received 11 contributions from Dallas residents (including billionaires) for $104,000 and eight contributions from outside Fort Worth for another $72,400.
To add insult to injury, the same PAC spent $108,424.76 in Dallas and Austin for campaign expenses.
Who’s really buying the water board?
— Clyde Picht, Fort Worth