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Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Rock Ramps at NTX Park Help Turtles Exit the Water

Rock Ramps at NTX Park Help Turtles Exit the Water

Some turtles having a tough time crawling out of an updated North Texas pond can now use special exit ramps.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016

State Tree of Texas in Trouble in McKinney

State Tree of Texas in Trouble in McKinney

A developer wants to rip out hundreds of pecan trees in McKinney to make room for a subdivision.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016

State Tree of Texas in Danger in McKinney

State Tree of Texas in Danger in McKinney

A developer wants to rip out hundreds of pecan trees in McKinney to make room for a subdivision.

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

TX Weather Leads to Feral Hog Population Boom

TX Weather Leads to Feral Hog Population Boom

The number of feral hogs in North Texas may be about to explode.

Friday, Mar 4, 2016

Busy Weekend Ahead for Yard Work and Gardeners

Busy Weekend Ahead for Yard Work and Gardeners

Garden centers expect to be busy this weekend, as the warm winter and early spring are both good for business.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Fall, Winter Rains Brighten Outlook for Texas Wildflowers

Fall, Winter Rains Brighten Outlook for Texas Wildflowers

Fans of Texas bluebonnets could soon be spotting some beautiful blooms in pastures and along highways.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Lake Grapevine Remains 14 Feet Above Normal

Lake Grapevine Remains 14 Feet Above Normal

Spring break outings at Lake Grapevine will have to wait until next year.

Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Warm February Opens Door for Gardening

Warm February Opens Door for Gardening

This winter is so warm in North Texas, some experts are encouraging people to get out their shovels and plant flowers early.

Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Warm February Means Early Start for Gardeners

Warm February Means Early Start for Gardeners

This winter is so warm in North Texas, some experts are encouraging people to get out their shovels and plant flowers early.

Monday, Jan 11, 2016

State Using Aircraft to Fight Rabies in Wild Animals

State Using Aircraft to Fight Rabies in Wild Animals

State health officials this week are starting another round of air drops over a 17-county area of Central and Southeast Texas to control rabies in wild animals.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until Midnight

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until Midnight

Scattered storms developed this afternoon prompting a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

Live Video From NBC 5's Thunder Truck

Live Video From NBC 5's Thunder Truck

Watch video streaming live from NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck online at NBCDFW.com

Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

With the 24th anniversary of the deadly Branch Davidian standoff approaching, some federal agents are telling their stories.

Two DHS Memos Detail How Trump Could Detain and Deport

Two DHS Memos Detail How Trump Could Detain and Deport

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President Donald Trump's broad directive to crack down on illegal immigration. Kelly outlines plans to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand on the priority list for immigrants marked for immediate removal and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests, according to a person briefed on the documents, who confirmed the details to The Associated Press.

Bills Aimed at Improving Texas Foster Care to Be Heard Monday

Bills Aimed at Improving Texas Foster Care to Be Heard Monday

The House Human Services Committee on Monday hears a series of bills aiming to improve Texas' troubled foster system, including a proposal making it easier for relatives to adopt at-risk children.

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' attempt to boot Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists in 2015 -- but a deadline now looms for another ruling.