Statement from TRVA Board President G.K. Maenius: DRAFT REPORT OF TRVA PROGRAMMATIC REVIEW

2019-07-16T09:15:56-06:00 July 16th, 2019|Press Releases|

DRAFT REPORT OF TRVA PROGRAMMATIC REVIEW Released For Public Review Last Wednesday, July 10th, the Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors met in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. As part of the meeting’s Agenda, there was an update concerning the Trinity River Vision’s (aka: Central City Flood Control Project’s) pending programmatic review. Earlier that day, we had received the Draft Report from our outside independent consultant (Riveron). At the time of this meeting, neither I, nor any TRVA Board member, had the opportunity to review Riveron’s Draft review. Industry best practices call for an internal review of a draft report to ensure that the data underlying the development of findings, and eventually the making of recommendations, is accurate. At last week’s meeting, the TRVA Board members were provided with a copy of the Draft Report and asked to submit any comments directly to Riveron. It was also stated at last week’s meeting that when Riveron presented its Final Report to the Board, both the Draft and the Final versions of the programmatic review would be released to the public. While there was much Board discussion about the time necessary to respond to the Draft Report, we

  • Oxbow Phase 2 Awarded in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project

Statement from The US Army Corps of Engineers: USACE awards $5.2M contract for Trinity River Vision/Central City Project

2019-07-16T10:06:33-06:00 May 28th, 2019|Press Releases|

Trinity River Vision/Central City Project FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded today a contract totaling $5.2 million for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project. Contract award was to Ahtna Incorporated, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation from Anchorage, Alaska and is awarded under the Small Business Administration’s 8a program. The work includes the mass excavation of the Oxbow Site H for the purposes of developing valley storage for the Fort Worth Central City project. In addition to the mass excavation, the project includes tree protection, tree removal, utility protection, drainage culvert, fencing, and site restoration using a variety of seed mixes, and incidental related work. Site H consists of an approximately 26 acre site which requires an estimated 81,000 CY of excavation with all material exported to the Site I disposal site. A temporary site entrance and haul road will be constructed and maintained for ingress and egress of construction equipment and hauling. A storm drainage culvert will be constructed as well as perimeter fencing to control access to the property. Site I consists of an approximately 10.1 acre

Rockin’ the River Kicks off on July 6th in Fort Worth

2019-05-08T10:19:15-06:00 May 8th, 2019|Press Releases|

Rockin’ the River kicks off July 6, 2019 with Kody West headlining the all-day Music and Tubing Festival Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting ninth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 6 thru August 10 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display. Kody West has been shaking up the Texas Music Scene with his mix of Country, Bluegrass and some good-for-the-soul grooves. West will bring his high energy show to the Rockin’ The River stage opening weekend on July 6. Also playing that day is the critically acclaimed Jonathan Terrell and his new breed of

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

2019-05-08T10:05:46-06:00 May 8th, 2019|Press Releases|

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion Live Entertainment | Free Tubing and KidsZone Activities |   VIP Experience | Fireworks    It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4, 2019. In its 12th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Thursday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy family activities, tubing and water shows. Plus, live music from self-proclaimed America's Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine Band will fill the evening air. The high-energy cover band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. A jet-pack hydroflight show will light up the river to kick off a 29-minute fireworks show which is the largest show in North Texas on July 4. Gates Open 2 pm   |  

Statement from Congresswoman Granger: USACE expresses great support for Fort Worth Flood Control Project

2019-03-28T08:31:47-06:00 March 28th, 2019|Press Releases|

WASHINGTON—Today in Washington, top officials testified to their strong commitment for the Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works, stated "I very strongly support the project.” James further added "It is a good project.” In response to the committee's questioning the Corps' commitment to finishing projects once started, like the Fort Worth project,  Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, Commanding General Chief of Engineers, responded "Absolutely." He closed by saying if the administration provides the funding, "we are absolutely committed to ruthlessly continuing to complete all projects and get them done." “It has been an honor to work with the Fort Worth US Army Corps of Engineers," said Congresswoman Granger. "Fort Worth appreciates their continued commitment and their recognition of how important this project is for the protection of our community." Background: The Fort Worth Central City project (known locally as the Trinity River Vision/Panther Island Flood Control Project) would deliver needed flood protection for over 2400 acres of existing Fort Worth neighborhoods valued at over $2.4 billion.  The Project includes cleaning numerous hazardous waste sites providing critical urban aquatic ecosystem restoration. Construction was initiated in 2009 using a combination

Panther island Ice to Host FWISD Schools on Skates Program

2018-11-20T10:23:43-06:00 November 20th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2018 Panther Island Ice to Host FWISD Schools on Skates Program Schools on Skates Media Day to be held on November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FORT WORTH, TX – Thanks to a partnership between the Trinity River Vision Authority, Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Project - Fort Worth thousands of FWISD elementary students will get the opportunity to experience Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice. FWISD Schools on Skates is a program which will allow students from 23 FWISD elementary schools to experience ice skating at Panther Island Ice. The media is invited for photo and interview opportunities on Wednesday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to kick off the Schools on Skates Program with students from Greenbriar Elementary. The Trinity River Vision Authority has partnered with Bank of Texas who have generously covered the cost of student transportation for the FWISD Schools on Skates program. “We are proud to partner with Trinity River Vision Authority again this year to support Fort Worth ISD and ensure as many children as possible have the opportunity to enjoy Panther Island Ice,” said Mark Nurdin, Fort Worth

Statement From Congresswoman Kay Granger On the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project

2018-10-04T15:00:53-06:00 October 4th, 2018|Press Releases|

Statement From Congresswoman Kay Granger On the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project FORT WORTH, TX – “Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again strongly affirmed its commitment to the Trinity River Vision flood control project and acknowledged that it is authorized for federal funding in this coming year's 2019 Energy and Water Development Act. In the October 3, 2018 statement released by Corps, they declare: ‘The Trinity River Vision/Central City project continues to embody the vision of safety for the people of North Texas through the flood risk management and ecosystem improvement missions of the Corps.’ “This statement from the Corps is appreciated as it clarifies any misleading interpretations caused by Wednesday's McClatchy Fort Worth Star-Telegram article. The Trinity River Vision flood control project is both strongly supported by the Corps and has received Congressional approval (2016) for matching federal funding ($526 million). Clearly, it is no secret that such funding will be spread over several years to match the progress of the state and local government partners as in the pending completion by TxDOT on the project's new bridges. Nor is it a secret that as a result of recent

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

2018-07-25T14:36:13-06:00 July 25th, 2018|Press Releases|

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 27-29, 2018.   FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth - a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, Oktoberfest Olympics, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories. Reata Restaurant brings

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

2018-05-18T08:54:18-06:00 May 18th, 2018|Press Releases|

Live Entertainment  |  Free KidsZone Activities  |   VIP Experience It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4th. In its 11th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Wednesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and fly board shows. Plus live music from self-proclaimed America's Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Downtown Fever will fill the evening air. The high-energy party band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. Flyboarders will also be performing lively shows on the river in between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky, the jet-pack

Shinyribs, Dirty River Boys & Cody Canada are among the headliners scheduled to Rock the River this summer!

2018-04-24T20:21:33-06:00 April 24th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Rockin’ the River Photos:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4qm2nhr2a5r4h0a/AABsUCd081RWcjp_YmeZDWEPa?dl=0. Shinyribs, Dirty River Boys & Cody Canada are among the headliners scheduled to Rock the River this summer! Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting eighth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 7 thru August 11 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display. Micky & the Motorcars bring their straight-ahead style of alternative country-rock to the stage to kick off the series on July 7. Also playing that day is