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
Errors Led to Dallas Firefighter’s Death: Reports

Errors Led to Dallas Firefighter’s Death: Reports

A combination of deficiencies contributed the death of Dallas Firefighter Stanley Wilson last year according to reports from the State Fire Marshal and Dallas Fire Rescue obtained Thursday by NBC 5.

Ron Washington Resigned Over Infidelity

Ron Washington Resigned Over Infidelity

Former Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington said he resigned as the manager of the Texas Rangers earlier this month because he was unfaithful to his wife.

Police Standoff in Grand Prairie

Police Standoff in Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie police are involved in a standoff with a man who may be armed.

Woman's Body Found Wrapped in Comforter, Roommate Charged

Woman's Body Found Wrapped in Comforter, Roommate Charged

A man has been charged with murder after his roommate's body was found wrapped in a comforter inside their apartment bathroom.

Fort Worth Emergency Sirens Accidentally Activate

Fort Worth Emergency Sirens Accidentally Activate

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management is looking into why several outdoor warning sirens went off early Thursday morning.

Greg Abbott Woos Latinos on Texas Border

Greg Abbott Woos Latinos on Texas Border

Despite a 3-to-1 edge in campaign cash and polling leads over his Democratic opponent, Greg Abbott is courting Republican-snubbing Hispanic voters with efforts reminiscent of former President George