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Panther Island Organizers Spend Money on Trolley Car Concept

Panther Island Organizers Spend Money on Trolley Car Concept

In the last several years, the Tarrant Regional Water District has spent almost $50,000 of taxpayer money to study trolleys to and from Panther Island, according to records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates. Read More

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Dec 10, 2018
A Time When Cowtown Copied New York City… With a Subway

A Time When Cowtown Copied New York City… With a Subway

Back in the day, from 1963 to 2002, Fort Worth had a subway – kind of like New York City – except much smaller and considerably slower. Some of those cars are still around, one parked on display in the lobby of a busy downtown... Read More

Dec 5, 2018
Review Of Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” Includes Search For Funding

Review Of Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” Includes Search For Funding

With its future funding in question, Fort Worth’s unfinished “Panther Island” project will now get an extensive study on how to move forward. Read More

Dec 4, 2018
Panther Island Project Leader Walks Back Statements on Future Funding

Panther Island Project Leader Walks Back Statements on Future Funding

The man in charge of Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” project says he now regrets comments he made to NBC 5 Investigates. Read More

Dec 3, 2018
Granger's Son Vows to Finish Panther Island, Then Retire

Granger's Son Vows to Finish Panther Island, Then Retire

J.D. Granger, the person in charge of the billion-dollar "Panther Island" project in Fort Worth, says he has no doubt he can deliver … even though he's not completely clear on when. Read More

Nov 27, 2018
Board Member Vows Panther Island Won’t Be Left 'Hanging'

Board Member Vows Panther Island Won’t Be Left 'Hanging'

One day after learning Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” project missed out on federal funding again, for the third year in a row, some of the people overseeing the work insisted there’s no reason to sweat. Read More

Nov 26, 2018
Panther Island Strikes Out, Again Denied Federal Funding

Panther Island Strikes Out, Again Denied Federal Funding

For the third year in-a-row Fort Worth’s Panther Island project has failed to receive federal funding, raising more concerns about the future of the plan to re-shape the area just north of downtown Fort Worth. Read More

Nov 19, 2018
Kay Granger's Family Ties to Panther Island 'Looks Terrible'

Kay Granger's Family Ties to Panther Island 'Looks Terrible'

Key figures behind Fort Worth’s billion-dollar flood protection project, known as "Panther Island," are U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, her son J.D. Granger and, now, J.D.’s fiancée, Shanna Cate – a trio with power to help shape the... Read More

Nov 8, 2018
Records Show Feds Raised Doubts About Funding Panther Island

Records Show Feds Raised Doubts About Funding Panther Island

On paper, Fort Worth’s Panther Island looks like a shiny urban oasis, rising from the banks of a rerouted Trinity River. But for now, in reality, it’s an assembly of dirt piles and partially built bridges, all over dry land,... Read More

Nov 7, 2018
Review Ordered for Fort Worth’s Panther Island Project

Review Ordered for Fort Worth’s Panther Island Project

Fort Worth’s billion-dollar river project, also known as Panther Island, will have its operations reviewed by an outside consultant following demands to do so by the Mayor Betsy Price and the City Council. Read More

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2017 Peabody Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage - Large Market Television
"Fire in the Attic"

2015 The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2014 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2013 National News and Documentary Emmy Award
Outstanding Regional News Story - Investigative Reporting
"Driven to Distraction"

2012 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
"Critical Delays: Dallas County's Response to the West Nile Epidemic"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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