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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed in Dallas

First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed in Dallas

The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday.

Abbott, Davis Spar in Final Gubernatorial Debate

Abbott, Davis Spar in Final Gubernatorial Debate

Democrat Wendy Davis had one last debate with Republican Greg Abbott to try to narrow the gap in the Texas governor's race.

TX Boy Choked for Drinking Chocolate Milk: Police

TX Boy Choked for Drinking Chocolate Milk: Police

A Houston woman is being accused of choking her 6-year-old son after she caught him drinking chocolate milk without permission.

Man Charged With Sexual Assault at Sleepover

Man Charged With Sexual Assault at Sleepover

A Texas man is charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old during his stepchild's sleepover.

What to Know: How Ebola Is Spread

What to Know: How Ebola Is Spread

The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread....

Nigerian Man Sentenced for Heroin Smuggling

Nigerian Man Sentenced for Heroin Smuggling

A Nigerian is sentenced for running one of the most expansive heroin smuggling networks ever uncovered involving Houston's main airport.