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Monday, Apr 24, 2017

This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation

This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation

Police in South Texas say a recent close call should serve as a warning for residents to keep a watchful eye out for snakes.

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

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.

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Body Found in Landfill Identified as Missing Bedford Girl
Body Found in Landfill Identified as Missing Bedford Girl

Police say that the body found Wednesday in a North Texas landfill has been identified as a missing 14-year-old Bedford girl.

Abducted West Texas Teen May Be Headed Toward DFW: Sheriff
Abducted West Texas Teen May Be Headed Toward DFW: Sheriff

The Brewster County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for a missing 15-year-old girl, believed to be in danger, who could be heading toward the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area.

Mom Was 'Distracted by Facebook' When Infant Drowned: Police
Mom Was 'Distracted by Facebook' When Infant Drowned: Police

Sheriff's deputies say a North Texas mother charged in the drowning of her infant daughter had been distracted by Facebook when she left the girl unattended in a bathtub.

Former Grapevine Pastor Dies in Search of Treasure
Former Grapevine Pastor Dies in Search of Treasure

A former pastor at Grapevine Fellowship Church has died while searching for treasure in the mountains of New Mexico.

Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, But Not All Aboard
Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, But Not All Aboard

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax...

Several People Stung By 'Aggressive' Bees in Johnson Co.
Several People Stung By 'Aggressive' Bees in Johnson Co.

Authorities in Johnson County are warning people to stay in their homes after several bee attacks Thursday.