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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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New Clues in Road Rage Crash that Killed Firefighter

New Clues in Road Rage Crash that Killed Firefighter

Police hope surveillance images from a business near the crash site will help them find the truck driver that struck Trevor Gage’s motorcycle Saturday.

Video Captures Large Brawl at Dallas Taquería

Video Captures Large Brawl at Dallas Taquería

A Facebook user captures a nearly 6-minute video of a WWE-style fight at a Dallas taquería.

Baylor Releases Former Commit Brandon Bowen

Baylor Releases Former Commit Brandon Bowen

After weeks of controversy Baylor has released another 2016 commit from his National Letter of Intent.

Hometown Hopefuls: The ‘Throw Princess’ from Azle

Hometown Hopefuls: The ‘Throw Princess’ from Azle

Shelbi Vaughan calls herself the “Throw Princess.” The self-described girly girl won’t step into the throwing ring unless her hair, nails and makeup are perfect. And don’t forget the big pink bow.

Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS

Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS

One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said. Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian...

Man Arrested For 2010 Sexual Assault of a Child: Police

Man Arrested For 2010 Sexual Assault of a Child: Police

A Dallas man is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 2010.