The Tarrant Regional Water District and leaders like Congresswoman Kay Granger promise to get federal funding for a flood control project that they say will yield economic benefits. But some residents are skeptical as time drags on. With new leadership at the water district, the Fort Worth Report seeks to educate, engage and empower our readers about the water district’s inner workings, this project, why they matter and how they can be improved.
Although it is not required, local governmental agencies should periodically seek requests for proposals for professionals and get written agreements.
In 2019, Tarrant Regional Water District General Manager Jim Oliver announced he would change the high-profile job of JD Granger. It was an attempt to quell public criticism as Granger oversaw the Panther […]
Text messages show Tarrant Regional Water District security closely monitoring people attending a public meeting and describing one man as “a skunk looking to get kicked.”
A law firm found former water board president Jack Stevens acted on his own, twice, in directing staff to exempt top employees from a district policy. Attorneys at the law firm Thompson & […]
Water board president Leah King asked staff on Wednesday to provide a total amount budgeted for legal fees next year.
Water District General Manager Jim Oliver strongly aired his grievances to board members about the perception of the Panther Island/Central City Flood Control project.
A clandestine payment planned and then cancelled renewed the public’s interest in the Tarrant Regional Water District. Here, we try to answer readers’ questions about it.
Dan Buhman hopes to win the public’s trust back after it was damaged in part by his predecessor’s actions and the slow pace of flood control project.
Board member Mary Kelleher asked Friday that the Tarrant Regional Water District’s general counsel, Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Taplett, stop handling its public record requests.
When Jim Oliver announced his retirement as the Tarrant Regional Water District’s general manager, he did so on the assumption that he would work for the district as a senior adviser for another year.
Former Board President Jack Stevens unilaterally directed staff to pay retiring general manager Jim Oliver more than $300,000 in extra compensation.
The Tarrant Water Board skipped its plan to honor retiring general manager Jim Oliver during its board meeting this week. The board’s agenda called for it to “consider the adoption of a resolution […]
The Tarrant Regional Water District’s newest member was surprised to learn that public input will not affect Dan Buhman’s hiring as general manager.
The Tarrant Regional Water District’s newest board member was shut out of discussions Tuesday about the hiring of a general manager.
The May 11 meeting with newest board member Mary Kelleher will likely include a discussion about a a new general manager.
Board election could be watershed moment for agency mired in public confusion about billion-dollar project
The May 1 election could significantly shift the balance of power in the Tarrant Regional Water District.