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Thursday, Apr 12, 2012

Austin Passes Disposable Bag Ban

Austin Passes Disposable Bag Ban

The Austin City Council has approved a ban on disposable plastic and paper bags at checkout counters for retailers.

Monday, Feb 27, 2012

Carrollton Powers Up With Stimulus Money

Carrollton Powers Up With Stimulus Money

The city of Carrollton is installing two solar power systems at a cost of more than $512,000.

Monday, Feb 27, 2012

From Trash to Home, Sweet Home

From Trash to Home, Sweet Home

A Wylie man has invented a machine that turns polluting materials such as plastic bags and Styrofoam into building blocks.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

Austin Sinkhole Could Help With Runoff Study

Austin Sinkhole Could Help With Runoff Study

A Central Texas sinkhole that's grown to about 20-feet deep has offered researchers a way to study runoff into the Edwards Aquifer.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012

Texas Power Grid to Get $9B in Improvements

Texas Power Grid to Get $9B in Improvements

ERCOT to add power generation, transmission lines to ease strain on power grid.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012

Pilot Recycling Program Begins Soon in Arlington

Pilot Recycling Program Begins Soon in Arlington

3,000 households in Arlington will soon begin using 65-gallon carts for recycling material instead of the current 22-gallon bins.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012

Texas Senate Mulls Drought Impact on Power Supply

Texas Senate Mulls Drought Impact on Power Supply

A Texas Senate committee will examine how current and future drought conditions might hurt the state's capacity to generate electricity and could leave some areas without enough power.

Friday, Dec 30, 2011

Stage Four Water Restrictions TBD

Stage Four Water Restrictions TBD

The North Texas Municipal Water District will meet to discuss implementing stage four water restrictions April 1, 2012.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011

Dallas Water Restrictions Go To Stage 1 Dec. 12

Dallas Water Restrictions Go To Stage 1 Dec. 12

With the drought predicted to last through next summer, the city is trying to save as much water as possible.

Friday, Nov 18, 2011

Energy Audits Saving Homeowners Money

Energy Audits Saving Homeowners Money

Denton Municipal Electric examines homes and finds small ways to make them more energy efficient.

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Elliott Opens Up About His Visit to Pot Shop

Elliott Opens Up About His Visit to Pot Shop

Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott didn't back down when he was asked about his visit to a weed shop in Seattle.

Winners Announced for 2016 State Fair Food Awards

Winners Announced for 2016 State Fair Food Awards

The State Fair of Texas has named the winners of the 12th annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

SMU Officer McCullers Laid to Rest

SMU Officer McCullers Laid to Rest

Family, friends and law enforcement from across North Texas gathered Monday morning to honor an SMU officer killed in flash floods earlier this year.

Romo 'Dodged a Bullet - No Ligament Damage'

Romo 'Dodged a Bullet - No Ligament Damage'

SI Monday Morning Quarterback writer Albert Breer reports Tony Romo has no ligament damage in his back and that he could be training in three weeks.

Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died.

Texas Troopers to Increase Patrols During Holiday Weekend

Texas Troopers to Increase Patrols During Holiday Weekend

Texas troopers will increase patrols over the Labor Day holiday weekend to crack down on drunken drivers and other traffic violators.