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.

Top Stories
Off-Duty Officer Kills Armed Man Following Shooting

Off-Duty Officer Kills Armed Man Following Shooting

Dallas police say an off-duty police officer fatally shot a man after witnessing an incident between people in the vehicle that man was traveling in and a vehicle in which another man was found dead.

Students Returning to School After Gas Leak

Students Returning to School After Gas Leak

Students and faculty were evacuated from Dowell Middle School in McKinney due to a gas leak Wednesday morning.

Parents Sue Day Care Accused of Duct Taping Child

Parents Sue Day Care Accused of Duct Taping Child

A Parker County day care accused of using duct tape to restrain two young boys in June is now being sued by one of the boys' parents.

In Wake of Ferguson, Dallas Police Try to Build Trust

In Wake of Ferguson, Dallas Police Try to Build Trust

In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust.

Texas Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Child

Texas Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Child

An East Texas man has been sentenced to three 99-year prison sentences for sexually abusing a 14-year-old female relative.

TCU Receives $30 Million Toward Business School

TCU Receives $30 Million Toward Business School

TCU receives a $30 million gift toward its planned business school expansion.