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#103352 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 29 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

Here's your nothing burger. You want fries with that?



They may be focusing on Dallas, but the fraudulently elected politicians he refers to are all in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Elections were stolen, including the TRWD and if you're ok with that, then we have nothing more to discuss.

#103326 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 26 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

Blake Woodard's commentary pretty much sums it up. 


Thank you, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and TRWD GM Jim Oliver, for acknowledging that the fight with Monty Bennett was Dallas' fight and not Fort Worth's fight. All this talk in the paper and in campaign mailers about Bennett's blocking Fort Worth water was Fake News. The truth is that Bennett was the only obstacle keeping Dallas from gaining access to Fort Worth's water.

The Integrated Pipeline (IPL) largely benefits Dallas. Dallas wanted to build a pipeline across Bennett's land, because Big D has no pipeline to its Lake Palestine in far east Texas. According to TRWD's own engineers, the litigated section of pipeline may never benefit Fort Worth, because it's headed too far in the wrong direction.

The IPL provides NO new water to Fort Worth, as it adds NO Fort Worth lakes. To the contrary, it might take water from Fort Worth: The IPL gives Dallas a big fat pipeline to Fort Worth's Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers Reservoirs, which require much less energy for pumping to Dallas than would Palestine.

Your Tarrant Regional Water District board agreed to share the cost of this $2.3 billion project, plus share millions of dollars in needless litigation costs over Dallas’ pipeline to Palestine, AND give Dallas access to our water. What did TRWD get in return? Pipeline redundancy and control of the construction and its lucrative contracts.

Now you can see why the three victorious candidates in this year's TRWD board election indirectly received about 400% more Dallas money than Mary Kelleher, including a $20,000 contribution from the Dallas Citizens Club, which alone is about equal to Mary's total fundraising this election cycle. That's right: The Dallas Citizens Club was one of the largest indirect donors to the winning TRWD directors' campaigns.

Dallas’ future depends on the IPL, and Dallas' business community wanted Dallas-friendly directors on the TRWD board. Team Dallas won this year's TRWD board race bigtime: Now all five sitting members of the TRWD board were financed by the Our Water Our Future PAC, which has raised much of its money from Dallas in the last two election cycles. That a lot of Dallas control over Fort Worth's water.

Congratulations, Dallas Mayor Rawlings. You are going to get your pipeline to Lake Palestine and your permanent access to Fort Worth’s water.

#103313 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 25 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

Apparently, here's what money gets you. 



#103237 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 23 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

Your arguments are laughable, but I understand your fear. I think the major failing of social media is that we have lost personal contact. For all of the failures of the TRWD, I still love fort worth. I would encourage you to reach out and get to know people that you politically disagree with. I'm pretty sure we all want the best for our city. We just don't need to be ****** to get there. I just helped moved a house today. What did you do to make Fort Worth better?

#103114 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 16 May 2017 - 10:45 PM

So, rather than address the allegations, you turn it back on me as a losing candidate? Is that not the definition of a weak argument/ad hominem attack? I will take that as your tacit approval of the way the TRWD board approves of nepotism, cronyism and corruption. You need say no more.


As for "nothing burger"?! Don, really?! you sound like a fox news reporter defending president trump. I was going to say that your opinion was worthless because you didn't even look at the compelling evidence for the vote fraud that I linked to, but that was actually renamerusk, so I'll give you a pass on that one. But I hope you have watched the video and can come up with a better response than nothingburgers. 

#103027 Domain at the Bluff (10.8 Acres/353 Unit Multi-family)

Posted by AndyN on 11 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

Demolition of the stucco house at the northwest corner of Locust and Samuels has begun in earnest. The Garvey Viehl house restoration has begun and the Talbott Wall house has had it's roof decorations removed and is partly set on steel i-beams in preparation for its relocation.

#103026 Gem on Samuels Ave. - The Garvey House

Posted by AndyN on 11 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

When I drove by this property yesterday evening, I noticed that the house has been encircled with scaffolding and work has begun. I did not get a picture.

#102901 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 08 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

The winners took HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars from Dallas donors compared to that 1 businessman's donation of around $6,000. Why are the other Dallas donors so generous to the incumbents and their chosen replacements? Is altruism? I doubt it. The losers were out spent 15 to 1. It's all in the campaign finance reports.


Now we can continue with what I believe are improper handouts to developers, employment of relatives Like Granger's son and Oliver's nephew (among others) and the cronyism, like hiring Whitley's accounting firm for TRWD contracts after he went out on the stump for the incumbents. It's the Fort Worth way.


Maybe the investigation into the vote fraud from the last election will get some legs now that they are finding it in Dallas County too.

#102900 The Foundry District

Posted by AndyN on 08 May 2017 - 03:34 PM

More background on M2G and The Foundry District, including the source of the name. I researched the property back into the 1950s and never found evidence of a foundry. I see now why I didn't.



#102769 North Texas Historic Transportation

Posted by AndyN on 02 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

This organization is strictly about historic preservation and won't necessarily be involved with the any proposed system downtown or in Fort Worth. Museums preserve historic equipment, transit systems consume them. While we would love to have an interpretative operating line, it would never be for the purpose of providing transit.

#102767 North Texas Historic Transportation

Posted by AndyN on 02 May 2017 - 12:02 PM

Name change and new website for NTHT.  Substantial reorganization in the past few months for this 20 year old non-profit and lots of interesting changes on the horizon.



#102687 Talbott-Wall House 915 Samuels Avenue

Posted by AndyN on 28 April 2017 - 10:28 AM

This house is moving from two blocks away from my house to 2 lots away. It is very interesting to see the effort being taken to move it. I hope I am in town to see the actual move, but I will probably be working in West Texas. I will try to get some progress pictures to share. The trees around the house have been removed and it looks remarkably similar to the picture at the start of this thread. Minus the center left porch column. The destination lot has had some large tree stumps removed and has been leveled off.

#102543 Streetcar Circulator Update

Posted by AndyN on 21 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

I didn't see posted speed limits and the last time I operated the streetcar in Tampa, the freight train that crossed was going faster than 10 mph. The suggestion that it can't happen is false.

#102534 Streetcar Circulator Update

Posted by AndyN on 21 April 2017 - 10:48 AM

There's a fatal flaw of placing streetcars onto 7th Street, it's the at grade crossing of 7th with the FWWR rail line. The FRA and FTA will never ever allow it.


Not true. 3 examples of streetcars crossing railroads at grade:








#102021 Trinity River Vision

Posted by AndyN on 31 March 2017 - 11:32 AM

My suggestion still stands that this thread needs to steer clear of politics and personal attacks. We can start a page to discuss the political aspects of the project on the politics subforum.