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Trinity River Corridor

TRINITY PARKWAY DESIGN CHARETTE REPORT

For more than a decade, Dallas residents have been waiting for a park along the Trinity River. The nonprofit Trinity Trust is doling $1 million of private money to plan it. But not everybody’s happy about that.

 

BJ Austin

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings made a "come together’" plea Wednesday morning regarding the Trinity Parkway.

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A brand-new $12 million Dallas park officially opened Sunday -- on an old converted bridge that spans the Trinity River west of downtown. On the Continental Bridge, cars are no longer allowed, but pedestrians and bicyclists are free to roam.

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Hogs are running rampant in Dallas. That's right -- parts of the nation's ninth-biggest city are beset by a plague of feral pigs. The problem's so bad that last month, the city approved a three-year, $284,000 contract to catch the beasts, which are wreaking havoc on land, especially in the southeast wilds near the Trinity River. So we took a ride with the city's official hog-catcher.

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Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Trinity Trust Foundation and City of Dallas to create the Trinity River Conservation Corps. With the help of a three-year, $150,00 grant, this new program will help clean up and conserve the Trinity River Corridor.