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FORT WORTH On her daily seven-mile walks along Fort Worth's Trinity River Trail, Carol Kuykendall sees a lot of things she likes and some she doesn't.

'This graffiti you're seeing here is all new; this has not been here,' she pointed out to News 8.

Graffiti has recently made a resurgence on the trail near Interstate 30 and University Drive, where roads, highways and train tracks rise above the pathway.

The problem, according to people who use the trail, is that no one seems to be doing anything about it. And that's a shame, Kuykendall said, because the trail is one of Fort Worth's main attractions.

'If I came through here, I would think, 'Oh my gosh... this really looks bad.' And it does look bad,' she said.

Graffiti has been an issue on this part of the trail for quite some time. Written on the walls along the trail you can evidence of a one-time mayoral anti graffiti task force, and there's even a phone number posted to call if you want to paint these walls legitimately.

'It's definitely a priority for the city,' said Mayor Betsy Price. She wants to increase graffiti removal funding next year from $457,000 to $502,000.

But it's not just the city's problem; Price says the concrete canvasses each belong to different entities.

'NTTA, TRWD and the city all have a piece of this,' Price said, 'TxDOT, too.'

And each of those entities is responsible for removing graffiti, depending on where it was painted. That said, the mayor called on citizens to report what they see.

'Call the city or go to our web site and notify us, because we can't be everywhere at once,' Price said.

Click here for more information about the city's Graffiti Abatement Program, or call 817-212-2700 to report violations.


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