Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

Mar 14, 2014

Spring Break Staycations Head to the Lake

Spring Break Staycations Head to the Lake

It's the first major weekend for Lynn Creek and Loyd Parks, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary later this year.

Mar 12, 2014

Officials: Camper's Stove Started Palo Duro Fire

Officials: Camper's Stove Started Palo Duro Fire

A backpacker's stove ignited a wildfire that scorched about 15 acres and closed Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas Panhandle, officials said Tuesday.

Mar 6, 2014

Good Wildflower Season Predicted

Good Wildflower Season Predicted

Experts say wildflowers, including bluebonets, should feature good showings in parts of the state.

Feb 11, 2014

Experts Predict Less Active Wildfire Season

Experts Predict Less Active Wildfire Season

Forecasters say this year's wildfire season isn't likely to be anywhere near as severe as the 2011 season.

Jan 13, 2014

Big Bend to Close Some Areas for Nesting Falcons

Big Bend to Close Some Areas for Nesting Falcons

Some parts of Big Bend National Park will be temporarily closed to allow endangered peregrine falcons to nest free from human disturbances.

Jan 8, 2014

Iowa Gov. Misses Hog on Texas Hunting Trip

Iowa Gov. Misses Hog on Texas Hunting Trip

Gov. Terry Branstad says he did not nab a wild hog during a hunting trip in Texas this week.

Nov 7, 2013

State Considers Expanding Zebra Mussel Measures

State Considers Expanding Zebra Mussel Measures

A state commission is considering adding two Central Texas counties to the list of 17 where boaters are required to help keep invasive zebra mussels from spreading.

Nov 1, 2013

Oyster Reef Rebuilding Begins on Texas Coast

Oyster Reef Rebuilding Begins on Texas Coast

A deep sea oyster reef restoration being touted as the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico began in an unlikely place: a quarry in landlocked Missouri.

Oct 31, 2013

Forest Preservation Projects Announced

Forest Preservation Projects Announced

Lawmakers, businesspeople, conservationists and plain folks gathered Thursday as additional projects in a five-year effort to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast were announced.

Oct 23, 2013

Longhorn Battle Continues at Texas State Park

Longhorn Battle Continues at Texas State Park

Two decades after Texas acquired the land for Big Bend Ranch State Park, the fate of a small herd of longhorn cattle remains in dispute.

Top Stories
Ebola Victim's Sister: Hospital Denied Request

Ebola Victim's Sister: Hospital Denied Request

The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment,...

Vet's Penalty Not Tough Enough, Dog's Owner Says

Vet's Penalty Not Tough Enough, Dog's Owner Says

A Fort Worth veterinarian who admitted to keeping a family's dog alive to use it for blood transfusions instead of euthanizing it has been barred from practicing for five years -- a decision the family...

Swarm of Bees Stings 22 Saginaw Students

Swarm of Bees Stings 22 Saginaw Students

NBC 5 is following up on a report that about two dozen students have been stung by a swarm of bees outside of Saginaw's Highland Middle School.

Mothers Continue to Deliver at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas

Mothers Continue to Deliver at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas

Mothers are continuing to have their babies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, despite the recent Ebola scare, but some say they've been met with questions.

Owner of Dog Cop Shot in Video: "I Couldn't Believe It"

Owner of Dog Cop Shot in Video: "I Couldn't Believe It"

A Cleburne family is demanding justice after just-released video showed a police officer shooting and killing their 6-month-old pit bull Maximus.

Investigators: Secret Service Use "Problematic"

Investigators: Secret Service Use "Problematic"

A new government investigation questions a Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of an employee embroiled in a...