Love locks over the Trinity River along the Santa Fe Trestle Trail.: "Katherine, Will you marry me?" [Photo: Quincy Preston]
There’s still time to submit your best photo in and around the Trinity River for the city of Dallas’ annual contest.
The Trinity River Photo Contest invites youth, amateur, and professional photographers to capture images within the Trinity River Corridor. To be eligible, photos must be taken this year between Jan. 1-Oct. 15.
Categories include: architecture/structures; forest/prairie; river/ponds; and wildlife.
First place winners receive $125, second place gets $50, and third place $25. One grand prize winner will be awarded $500.
If you need inspiration, head to the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas through Saturday for a free exhibit featuring past contest submissions. You also can view past winners on the contest website.
Entry is free and the deadline is Oct. 15.
Register and learn more information here.
[Photo: Michael Samples]
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Powered by the sun and the river's current, two Trinity River Waterwheels will be able to capture tons of floating pollution daily—keeping the waterway pristine as it flows through Fort Worth. The city council voted Tuesday to accept private donations to support the initiative. One official says the results will be "astonishing."
A group of industry, nonprofit, and governmental organizations—including Texan by Nature, Molson Coors, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper—have formed the Texas Water Action Collaborative to improve the water quantity and quality of the Trinity River.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Wednesday to spend $403 million on the final design and build of a 1.5-mile flood-control bypass channel, which will reroute part of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth—and create Panther Island. Fort Worth hopes the 800-acre island will become a massive housing and mixed-use entertainment and recreational district, connecting downtown Fort Worth to the city’s cultural district and the Stockyards.
The goal: creating a "digital twin"—a digitally enabled environment that will make it easier for customers to create professionally printed materials.
TCU alum Jennifer and Sam Demel are keeping business local at their recently opened coffee shop and coworking space.