Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

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.

Oct 17, 2013

Hunting, Fishing Licenses Unavailable Saturday Night

Hunting, Fishing Licenses Unavailable Saturday Night

State officials say no hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase between 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. the following morning because the licensing system will be down for maintenance.

Jun 20, 2013

Zebra Mussels Found at Lewisville Lake

Zebra Mussels Found at Lewisville Lake

Invasive and ever-problematic zebra mussels have been found at a fourth North Texas lake, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says Thursday.

Jun 4, 2013

Kevin Fowler Promotes Texas Water Conservation

Kevin Fowler Promotes Texas Water Conservation

Texas Parks and Wildlife is launching a campaign to promote water conservation this summer.

May 30, 2013

Angler, Wooly Bugger Snares Record Texas Catfish

Angler, Wooly Bugger Snares Record Texas Catfish

An angler from Athens won't have to exaggerate when he tells his story about his greatest catch -- he has a state record to prove it.

May 24, 2013

Joe Pool Lake Prepares for Big Crowds

Joe Pool Lake Prepares for Big Crowds

About 30,000 people are expected to pack the parks surrounding Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie over the Memorial Day weekend -- and some are getting there early to beat the rush.

May 16, 2013

18-Year-Old Texan Bags Biggest Gator On Record in Texas

18-Year-Old Texan Bags Biggest Gator On Record in Texas

Braxton Bielski now has the distinction of hunting and bagging a 800-pound, 14-foot, 2-inch

alligator during a public hunt on James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area.

May 8, 2013

Mercury Levels Prompt Coastal Fish Warning

Mercury Levels Prompt Coastal Fish Warning

State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.

Top Stories
Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at an Austin courthouse Tuesday afternoon to be booked on felony abuse of power charges after he was indicted Friday over his threat to veto funding to public...

Thieves Steal from Home After Fatal Fire: Police

Thieves Steal from Home After Fatal Fire: Police

Police say a man tried to steal from the Fort Worth home where a nine-year-old boy was killed in a fire days earlier.

Affluenza Teen's Father Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

Affluenza Teen's Father Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

The father of a North Texas teen whose defense blamed “affluenza” for his deadly DUI wreck has been arrested for identifying himself as a police officer.

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

Prosecutor: Father 'Executed' Drunk Driver

Prosecutor: Father 'Executed' Drunk Driver

A prosecutor says a man took the law in his own hands after a wreck that killed his two sons.

Denton Jury Finds Man Guilty of Plot to Kill Wife

Denton Jury Finds Man Guilty of Plot to Kill Wife

After only two hours of deliberation, a Denton County jury on Tuesday unanimously found John Franklin Howard guilty of hiring someone to try and kill his wife in 2012.