Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

Dec 22, 2014

State Parks Draw New Year's Hikers, Visitors

State Parks Draw New Year's Hikers, Visitors

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials expect hundreds of New Year's Day hikers at state parks as a healthy way to start the new year.

Dec 20, 2014

Tum Tum Among New Names for Live Oaks

Tum Tum Among New Names for Live Oaks

Tum Tum, Brother Joseph, God's Wonder, and Shady Eden are among the newest members of a national registry of grand, gnarly live oaks -- evergreen oaks found around the South and in California.

Dec 5, 2014

Texas Game Warden Frees 2 Tangled Deer

Texas Game Warden Frees 2 Tangled Deer

A Central Texas game warden cuts two deer lose whose antlers became tangled in rope around a clothesline pole.

Nov 13, 2014

Deer Population Growing in Parts of Texas

Deer Population Growing in Parts of Texas

Norm Lavelle loves the deer that he feeds -- even the big buck that could have killed him.

Nov 6, 2014

Nest Successfully Moved to Protect Bald Eagles

Nest Successfully Moved to Protect Bald Eagles

A couple of bald eagles came back home to Seagoville only to find their nest had been relocated while they were gone for the summer. The birds initially built their home on a transmission tower that was...

Nov 3, 2014

Low Lakes Hope to Benefit From Tuesday's Rain

Low Lakes Hope to Benefit From Tuesday's Rain

NBC 5 meteorologists are calling for rain Tuesday and that's good news for Eagle Mountain Lake and other North Texas lakes experiencing dangerously low water levels.

Oct 31, 2014

North Texans Ready for Deer Season Opener

North Texans Ready for Deer Season Opener

The 2014 deer season kicks off Saturday morning just before sunrise and many are ready to continue the yearly tradition.

Oct 27, 2014

Coastal Parks Explore Accommodating SpaceX Viewings

Coastal Parks Explore Accommodating SpaceX Viewings

Park officials in South Texas are working on a master plan to provide tourists with better views of rocket launches from the world's first commercial orbital spaceport, which is being developed by SpaceX.

Oct 23, 2014
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By Frank Heinz

Monarch Butterflies

A collection of photographs of monarch butterflies. See Full Gallery

Oct 23, 2014

Flight of the Monarchs in Texas in Jeopardy

Flight of the Monarchs in Texas in Jeopardy

As monarch butterflies make their way south through Texas this month, there's even more concern about where they spend their summers.

Top Stories
Drunken Mother Abandons Child in Dumpster: Police

Drunken Mother Abandons Child in Dumpster: Police

A mother has been charged with endangering her 7-year-old daughter after getting drunk and leaving her "hiding" in trash bin overnight in a "high crime" area, Dallas police say.

I-635 Shut Down Due to Semi Fire

I-635 Shut Down Due to Semi Fire

Breaking news from NBC 5. Traffic is backed up for miles due to a semi fire in North Dallas.

Officer Wearing Body Camera No-Billed in Fatal Shooting

Officer Wearing Body Camera No-Billed in Fatal Shooting

A Tarrant County grand jury no billed the Fort Worth police officer involved in the Dec. 2, 2014 shooting that occurred during a robbery call at The Gas Pipe Store on Camp Bowie Boulevard.

Car Crashes Into Home With 3 Asleep Inside

Car Crashes Into Home With 3 Asleep Inside

Dallas police say three people were inside a home when a driver crashed into it Monday morning.

WATCH: Fiancee Testifies About Hernandez's Infidelity

WATCH: Fiancee Testifies About Hernandez's Infidelity

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday that she went back to Hernandez despite his infidelity. Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's high school sweetheart and the mother...

$8 Million in Illegal Honey Seized in Houston

$8 Million in Illegal Honey Seized in Houston

Almost $8 million in illegally imported honey from China has been seized by U.S. Customs and Homeland Security in Houston over the past two years.