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Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Heat-Tolerant Plants That Require Little Water

Heat-Tolerant Plants That Require Little Water

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Dotty Woodson recommended plants to add to your landscape that will do well in Texas' summer heat and not require a lot of water.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years

The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years

The U.S. National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of managing some of the nation's most well-known parks, monuments and historic places.

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Fans of the outdoors have been waiting years, but the newest state park in North Texas is one step closer to reality. Plans for the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will be unveiled Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire ants, usually in hiding underground during the hot and dry summer months, are more active right now because of higher than usual rainfall.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Anyone with big plans to party on the lake in celebration of the Fourth should be aware of an invasive species that is taking over three more lakes in Texas.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

One Flower Mound property owner says wild hogs are causing a lot of damage, and he's worried the creatures could become more of a problem if they're left uncontrolled.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator sightings are common at Lake Worth and other areas across North Texas, but recent heavy rainfall and a growing population are leading to more people encountering the creatures.

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

NTX Lake Hosts Global Cliff Diving Competition

NTX Lake Hosts Global Cliff Diving Competition

The third annual Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, a global high diving competition, will kick off their 2016 season right here in North Texas.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lake Businesses Brace for Uncertain Season

Lake Businesses Brace for Uncertain Season

Some workers making a living off of North Texas lakes fear this summer season could quickly become a repeat of last year if rainy forecasts come true.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Lake and Boating Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Lake and Boating Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Stay safe while on the water this Memorial Day Weekend, with these safety tips.

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Romo Speaks to High School Bible Study About Faith

Romo Speaks to High School Bible Study About Faith

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo spoke publicly about his back injury for the first time Sunday during a high school Bible study class in Flower Mound.

Puerto Rico is Ground Zero for Zika Outbreak

Puerto Rico is Ground Zero for Zika Outbreak

Puerto Rico is racing to slow the spread of Zika virus as some health experts warn a quarter of the island's 3.5 million people could get the virus by the end of the year.

Rick Perry Set to Join 'Dancing with the Stars,' Report Says

Rick Perry Set to Join 'Dancing with the Stars,' Report Says

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking the Texas two-step to "Dancing with the Stars," according to ET Online.

SWA Flight Inspected After Report of Suspicious Item

SWA Flight Inspected After Report of Suspicious Item

A Southwest Airlines flight has been delayed in Albuquerque while authorities inspect the plane for a suspicious item Monday evening.

Russians Hacked 2 US Voter Databases: Officials

Russians Hacked 2 US Voter Databases: Officials

Hackers based in Russia were behind two recent attempts to breach state voter registration databases, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. One official said the attacks have been attributed to Russian...

Driving Schools Ease Long Wait at TX Driver License Offices

Driving Schools Ease Long Wait at TX Driver License Offices

With North Texas parents facing a three-month wait to get their kids a road test appointment at a DPS driver license office, private driving schools are seeing a surge of new customers.