Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fort Worth doesn't like Cats...

Another beautiful gem in Fort Worth gone to waste.  Who is involved? All the same old playa's. Same old story. We'd tell you but it's a secret. Yes, you'll pay for it, again, but your council member can't provide details. You can read all the latest about Jim Lane's decade long pet project in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Last pitch for LaGrave Field? Fort Worth baseball park falls into disrepair

“So much is going on, but right now it can’t be shared,” Presswood said.

Shingleton and other Fort Worth leaders said there is a plan in the works to possibly swap land owned by the Tarrant Regional Water District, but he couldn’t provide details.

Whether the water district is willing to engage in such a swap isn’t clear. An arm of that agency known as the Trinity River Vision Authority is building an ambitious, $900 million-plus project known as Panther Island, which includes the re-channeling of the river and development of surrounding area into a high-end, mixed-use commercial and residential neighborhood.

LaGrave Field was built on land that would become part of Panther Island once the river is re-channeled. And the Trinity River Vision Authority has many acres of land that — theoretically, at least — could be swapped.

Fort Worth lawyer Jim Lane, a member of the Tarrant Regional Water District, is among the believers. But he said the key is for the city, Tarrant County and the water district to work together and find a solution that puts the ballpark in public hands. That way, he said, the Cats can return to play without worrying as much about whether their lease will be renewed.

“Not a day has gone by since the Cats last played that I haven’t tried to figure out how to bring them back,” Lane said. “We’re working on a couple of things right now — the city, the county and the water district. The Cats are the oldest baseball team in Texas. They are part of Fort Worth’s heritage. Here we are spending all this money on the Stockyards and Panther Island and the ballpark is deteriorating. It shouldn’t happen. A lot of us are just not going to let it happen.”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Texas Politicians making a name for themselves…

All the way to the U.K.

Some can’t be bothered for a town hall and some can’t keep it together.

'You sir, shut up!' Texas Republican Joe Barton tells town hall audience member

The GOP representative was heckled for his response to a question on women's rights.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

YOU are invited

YOU can't afford not to attend.

Monday, April 17
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(meet on the South Capitol steps)

Concerned citizens from across the state will gather in Austin to interact with lawmakers on transportation-related issues. We've seen a massive increase in our cost to drive through tolls, handing control of our public roads to private foreign corporations, and unsustainable debt sweep the state, with more to come unless we make our voices heard.

This is a day when CITIZEN lobbyists come to the Capitol to advocate on what matters to grassroots Texans -- like getting an affordable, pro-taxpayer transportation policy in place.

Lots of activities planned:

  • a press conference,
  • have our group recognized from the House and Senate floor,
  • visit offices and speak to legislators,
  • lawmakers address TURF group in special 'Legislative Hangout' Q&A
  • breakout sessions including: 'Social Media 'how to'', 'Follow the Money', 'Voter Fraud' 
  • and a lot more!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hey Abbott & Paxton -

How are backroom deals like this, that screw the taxpayer, happening on YOUR "conservative" watch?

We're waiting..

Where do you think Dallas learned it?

In reading the Dallas Observer story about screwing up the Trinity River and then asking the USACE for special favors we’re reminded of a Tarrant Regional Water District meeting just last week, where a board member repeatedly asks about the special exemptions they’ve asked of the USACE.  And WHO asked for them.  The head of Trinity River Vision, or Panther Island or Central City or whatever they are calling America’s Biggest Boondoggle this week, repeatedly answers that question with, “Congress”.  So one would think all 435 members of congress asked for a special exemption for Fort Worth.  In further questioning it is clear that by “congress” he meant - his mom.

You can read about the Dallas disaster here-
If You’re City Hall and You Get Caught, Get the Law Changed. You’re That Cool.
So if you want an example of why people resent and mistrust government, take a look at what Dallas City Hall is trying to do with the botched concrete kayak park the city stuck in the river years ago at a cost to taxpayers at the time of somewhere between $4 and $5 million. Even though the city admits the whole thing is now worthless and even though they admit it screws up the river, City Hall wants to use its clout as a government entity to get out of doing anything.

And you can watch the Fort Worth fiasco here- (the question/answer repeat starts about 1 hour, 18 minutes in)

You can’t make this stuff up.