Inside Fort Worth’s Panther Island: 'This Looks Terrible,' Former State Lawmaker Says [NBC]

By Scott Friedman and Jack Douglas Jr. | Published Nov 19, 2018 at 5:45 PM | Updated at 10:14 PM CST on Nov 19, 2018

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 publicly-funded endeavor.

Kay Granger has been largely responsible for the more than $60 million the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has already invested in the work to re-channel the Trinity River, north of downtown Fort Worth, shore up flood protection, and give birth to a new, river-walk entertainment district.

But Granger’s ability to keep the money flowing into Panther Island has come into question.

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