Tarrant Regional Water District
The ugly process of racial segregation was supposed to have been laid to rest more than fifty years ago, in a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Yet just this week, in a North Texas courtroom, officials argued over whether to relocate the bones of 25 men, women and children all believed to be slaves who died over a century ago in a predominantly white cemetery.
The expectation among marina owners is that the docks are going to sit on water, and that they won’t have to mow their boat slips. But at Lake Benbrook, where water levels remain at record lows, business owners and lake visitors are wondering where it all went.
Tarrant County officials say water usage has dropped 8.5 percent — more than their goal — since restrictions went into place August 29.
The extreme heat and drought have led to watering restrictions across Tarrant County. The mandatory restrictions go into effect on Monday.
On the dry shores of the Trinity River in Fort Worth sits a familiar looking installation — a half dozen pipes connected to large pumps.
Declining water capacity has triggered Stage One restrictions for the Tarrant Regional Water District.
The family of a Fort Worth mother is still trying to come to grips after she drowned trying to save her 8-year-old son. It happened Wednesday evening at Trinity River Park, near Interstate-30 and university Drive in Fort Worth.
Hot weather means extra water conservation restrictions are kicking in across much of North Texas. The area served by the North Texas Municipal Water District has been in stage 1 restrictions since April.