<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usThu, 19 Jan 2017 15:57:03 -0600Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:57:03 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Retail Gasoline Prices in Texas, Nationwide Down This Week]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:29:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gas23.jpg

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide have declined this week.
   AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average price at the pump slipped a penny to settle at $2.15 per gallon. Gasoline prices across the U.S. declined 3 cents to reach an average $2.33 per gallon.
   The association survey found San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline this week in Texas at an average $2.08 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso face the highest gasoline prices at an average $2.21 per gallon.
   Association experts say the slight decrease in gasoline prices can be attributed adequate supply and less demand in January, with colder weather and fewer road trips following the holidays.

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide have declined this week.   

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide average price at the pump slipped a penny to settle at $2.15 per gallon.

Gasoline prices across the U.S. declined 3 cents to reach an average $2.33 per gallon.   

The association survey found San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline this week in Texas at an average $2.08 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso face the highest gasoline prices at an average $2.21 per gallon.   

Association experts say the slight decrease in gasoline prices can be attributed to adequate supply and less demand in January, with colder weather and fewer road trips following the holidays.



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<![CDATA[Volunteers Plant Trees in Fire-Ravaged Bastrop County]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:14:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/123992311.jpg

After wildfires burned thousands of acres in Central Texas, volunteers are planting seedlings to restore the environment there.

Volunteers with TreeFolks, a group that works to restore forests after natural disasters, planted loblolly pine seedlings on Saturday in Bastrop County, an area that was hit hard by wildfires in 2011 and 2015.

The 2015 wildfire burned more than 4,000 acres and destroyed almost three dozen homes.

TreeFolks hopes to plant 10,000 trees in Bastrop County this winter. 

Click here to see upcoming volunteer opportunities with TreeFolks. 



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<![CDATA[Amber Alert Issued for 3 Texas Children]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:52:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/amber-alert-houston-011217.jpg

An Amber Alert has been issued for three young children who may be in the Houston area, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Three young children: two-year-old Jason Frausto, three-year-old Aaliyah Frausto and and five-year-old Isac Frausto may be with Doris Camerena, DPS officials said. 

Jason is described as Hispanic. He weighs 30 lbs and is two feet tall.

Aaliyah is described as Hispanic. She weighs 30 lbs and is two feet, six inches tall. 

Isac is described as Hispanic. He weighs 45 lbs and is three feet tall. 

The three young children may be in grave or immediate danger, DPS said.

Police said Camerena, who is described as a 24-year-old Hispanic woman, may be driving a gold 2011 Chevrolet Cruz with Texas license plate "FGJ6333."

Police say camerena was last heard from in Houston. 

DPS asks anyone with information to call 832-627-1138. 



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<![CDATA[Bald Eagle Euthanized After Being Shot Near Houston]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:25:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eagel-shot-chambers-county.jpg

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information on who shot a bald eagle near Houston that had to be euthanized Tuesday due to its injuries.

KPRC-TV reported the bird was shot in the Anahuac area, southeast of Houston, and was gently captured by Chambers County deputies and state game wardens.

The bird was transferred to the Wildlife Center of Texas to be treated for injuries. Veterinarians said the bird suffered injuries to its beak and was blinded in the shooting.

KPRC reported the eagle was euthanized Tuesday morning.

Officials have not released any further information about the shooting or the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chambers County Crime Stoppers at 844-860-8477 or Texas Wildlife Crime Stoppers Operation Game Thief at 800-792-4263.



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