Texas Outdoors | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Park Ranger Discovers Mysterious 'Dr. Seuss' Plant

Park Ranger Discovers Mysterious 'Dr. Seuss' Plant

Texas park rangers at Atlanta State Park, southwest of Texarkana, shared a photo showing a pink and white fluffy ball on the park's Facebook page Tuesday. The post, which has been shared more than 1,600 times, explained the ball is created when a woll sower wasp lays its eggs in a white oak. The eggs hatch in spring, and chemicals on the grubs stimulate the plant to produce the growth seen in the picture.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017

Bluebonnets in Bloom - March 13, 2017

Bluebonnets in Bloom - March 13, 2017

Karrie's photo was featured in the Bluebonnets in Bloom segment on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Texas Cryptozoologist Researches Forest 'Monster'

Texas Cryptozoologist Researches Forest 'Monster'

For cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn, the Southern Sasquatch remains an ever-elusive but endlessly fascinating subject, so much so he's now written his second book on the subject.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Ag Chief OKs Use of Poison to Bring a 'Hogpocalypse'

Ag Chief OKs Use of Poison to Bring a 'Hogpocalypse'

The Texas agriculture commissioner approved the use of a poison that he says may herald a "feral hog apocalypse" in a state where an estimated 2.5 million hogs roam.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Wild Texas Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Wild Texas Deer

Chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain condition, has been detected in Texas free-ranging white-tailed deer for the first time, officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Cold Front Could Bring Temperature Changes, Rain By Weekend

Cold Front Could Bring Temperature Changes, Rain By Weekend

There will be a wide range of temperatures across North Texas and rain chances in this week's challenging forecast.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Allergy Problems? Blame Wind, Hill Country Mountain Cedar

Allergy Problems? Blame Wind, Hill Country Mountain Cedar

If you have allergies, south winds carrying Mountain Cedar pollen are probably making you feel worse.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Up to 300 Endangered Salamanders Missing from Texas Facility

Up to 300 Endangered Salamanders Missing from Texas Facility

Up to 300 live, endangered salamanders disappeared from a federal facility south of Austin over Thanksgiving, and authorities say they may have been stolen because of a potential black market value of $15,000.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Officials to Review Protection of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Officials to Review Protection of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Federal wildlife officials on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Hunters Stock Up for Deer Opener

Hunters Stock Up for Deer Opener

Hunters from across the state stopped by Bass Pro in Grapevine on Friday to get their last minute supplies and new tech before heading out to the field for this weekend’s deer opener.

Top Stories
Hail Damage Forces Homeowners to Replace Roofs Again
Hail Damage Forces Homeowners to Replace Roofs Again

Golf ball and baseball-sized hail pounded rooftops in Collin County on Sunday night, leaving many homeowners to wake up to damaged roofs – roofs that some had just replaced from last year’s storms.

Chase Involving a Stolen Semi-Truck Ends in Dallas
Chase Involving a Stolen Semi-Truck Ends in Dallas

Dallas County Sheriff's deputies arrested a driver after a chase involving a stolen semi-truck.

Suspicious Device Found, Dallas VA Medical Center Evacuated
Suspicious Device Found, Dallas VA Medical Center Evacuated

Police are investigating a suspicious device found inside the Dallas VA Medical Center.

Stroke Doesn't Keep Randy Travis from the Stage, Singing
Stroke Doesn't Keep Randy Travis from the Stage, Singing

Randy Travis and his wife Mary Davis speak to our Kris Gutierrez about life's challenges, an incredible music career and the future.

Schiff Calls for Nunes' Recusal From Russia Probe
Schiff Calls for Nunes' Recusal From Russia Probe

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called for its chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, to recuse himself from "any investigation" into President Donald Trump's campaign and transition team after news of the Republican's secret White House meeting on the issue emerged. Schiff, D-Calif., said Monday that it's "not a recommendation I make lightly," NBC News reported.

Woman Crashes into Bar, Injures 8; Former TCU QB Arrested
Woman Crashes into Bar, Injures 8; Former TCU QB Arrested

Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Monday morning and charged with drug possession after police say a woman he was riding with crashed her car into a Dallas bar, injuring eight people.