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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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Plano West HS Vandalism Could be Felony-Level
Plano West HS Vandalism Could be Felony-Level

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Josh Hamilton Underwent Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Monday
Josh Hamilton Underwent Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Monday

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President Bush Shines Spotlight on Military With New Book
President Bush Shines Spotlight on Military With New Book

President George W. Bush is combining his love of painting with his work to help the nation's military veterans with his new book, "Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors."

Big Surge for Military in Trump Budget, Big Cuts Elsewhere
Big Surge for Military in Trump Budget, Big Cuts Elsewhere

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with less."

JWP Defense Claims Government Constructed False Case
JWP Defense Claims Government Constructed False Case

Opening statements were set to begin Monday in the corruption trial of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

State Rep. Files Bill to Make March 6 'Alamo Day' in Texas
State Rep. Files Bill to Make March 6 'Alamo Day' in Texas

Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) filed House Bill 724 to make March 6 Alamo Day, a day to officially recognize The Battle of the Alamo.