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This document was compiled by the Trinity Improvement Association (TIA), a proponent of the Trinity River Project. The project was authorized by the 89th Congress under the Rivers and Harbors Act, Public Law 89-298, October 26, 1965. The House...



A document prepared by the Trinity Improvement Association, promoting the controversial Trinity River Project. The project received federal support but failed to come to fruition because of the lack of public support.



In May 1973, witnesses recruited by Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity went to Washington, D.C., to testify before the Public Works Subcommittee on Appropriations in objection to the federal funding of water projects in the Trinity River...
1973-05-26


A directory of phone and office numbers for government offices in Washington, D.C., compiled in January 1973. The directory was sent to Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity by Tom Lankford ahead of group members' appearances before the...
1973-01-02


Handwritten notes from several individuals, dating from June 1, 1972. The notes contain comments and questions for Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST) chairman, Dr. James White. COST had successfully rallied against the the Trinity...
1973-06-01


Press Release issued by Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity announcing the formation of the group and outlining the details of the Trinity River Project.
1972-05-19


A letter from Ned Fritz on behalf of the environmental organization, Texas Committee on Natural Resources. The letter was sent in the wake of the bond election which saw the citizens of the seventeen counties along the Trinity River vote against...
1973-05-16


A document issued by the Trinity Improvement Association outlining a basin-wide water quality management study.
1972-10-24


A letter in response to Ned Fritz's letter of April 21, 1973, to the Fort Worth District Army Corps of Engineers. Fritz, as an environmentalist, favored non-structural flood plain management over structural measures like damming and...
1973-05-09


These are notes with the program line-up for a public meeting held by Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST) in Kirby Hall, SMU, on May 23. The meeting featured three speakers: Edward C. Fritz, lawyer and conservationist; Dr. James V....



This is an invitation to an event held in honor of Alan Steelman, a Republican candidate from Texas who opposed the construction of the Trinity River barge canal. Steelman's election to U.S. Congress on November 7, 1972, was an indication of...



This is an income-expense statement from the first year of operation of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity, prepared by treasurer Lurline Smith.



This manuscript, written by Ned Fritz, appears to be an action plan for the 1973 leg of the campaign against the canalization of the Trinity River. Fritz was a key member of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity at the time and also was...
1973-01-26


A letter from Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST) chairman James White to David Brune of the Trinity River Authority (TRA). The groups were on opposing sides in the debate over the Trinity River canal. COST members had recently...
1973-05-29


This is a letter prepared by Ned Fritz to be read out in his absence at the meeting of the Texas Committee on Natural Resources (TCONR) Elm Fork Committee. Fritz, chairman of TCONR, proposes non-structural floodplain management as a top priority...
1973-05-14


A reply from Senator William Proxmire to a letter sent by James White, chairman of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity. Proxmire, like White, was an opponent of the proposed project to canalize the Trinity River.
1973-05-08


This is a draft of an official letter from Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity updating supporters on the progress of the group in its bid to contest the Trinity River Project and prevent the canalization of the river.
1972-06-02


This is a letter to subscribers to the Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST) mailing list on the one-year anniversary of the formation of the group. COST at this point had experienced a victory with the public rejection of the Trinity...
1973-04-13


A letter in response to a request from Dr. James F. White, chairman of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity, for the Program of Army Engineers Civil Works for Fiscal Year 1974. Pages 63-65 of the document are enclosed.
1973-05-02


This letter was written as part of research which Fritz was undertaking as chairman of Texas Committee on Natural Resources (TCONR) to address flood control for the Elm Fork area of the Trinity River basin. The letter is carbon copied to James...
1973-04-21


A letter to the supporters of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity after the successful outcome at the bond election of March 13, 1973. Voters from the 17 counties in the Trinity watershed voted against the Trinity River Project and...



A letter of support from state representative Chris Miller to James White, chairman of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST). The letter was sent in response to an article which appeared in the Fort Worth Press on March 15, 1973. The...
1973-03-19


A letter from state representative, James S. Vecchio, congratulating James White, chairman of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST), on a successful campaign. COST had rallied citizens of the 17 counties along the Trinity River to vote...
1973-03-19


This is a letter from James White, chairman of Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity, sent to Senator John Tower in response to remarks the senator made in an article featured in the Dallas Morning News on April 7, 1973.
1973-04-09


A letter sent by Citizens' Organization for a Sound Trinity (COST) chairman James White to David Brune of the Trinity River Authority (TRA), an opponent in the Trinity canal debate. COST had gotten a favorable result in the bond election of March...
1973-03-16


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