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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.

Friday, Dec 18, 2015

Zebra Mussels Confirmed at Dean Gilbert Lake

Zebra Mussels Confirmed at Dean Gilbert Lake

Pesky zebra mussels have turned up at another North Texas lake.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015

Endangered Ocelot in Texas Apparently Hit by Vehicle, Dies

Endangered Ocelot in Texas Apparently Hit by Vehicle, Dies

An endangered ocelot has been found dead near a South Texas road and game wardens believe the rare animal was hit by a vehicle.

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Endangered Bat, Cacti Subjects of New Federal Lawsuit

Endangered Bat, Cacti Subjects of New Federal Lawsuit

Agricultural groups in New Mexico and Texas want two cacti and a rare bat thrown off the federal endangered species list, according to a new lawsuit that says habitat requirements for each species add extra...

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Invasive Plant Turns Up in East Texas Waterway

Invasive Plant Turns Up in East Texas Waterway

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department confirms giant salvinia, an invasive plant that can clog motors and hamper fishing, at Lake Fork Reservoir.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015

North Texas Veterans Help Others Through Farming

North Texas Veterans Help Others Through Farming

A group of North Texas veterans is working to help others who have served our country through agricultural therapy.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015

Trash To Be Studied in Texas Coastal Areas

Trash To Be Studied in Texas Coastal Areas

Researchers are tracking and analyzing the trash that litters some Texas beaches.

Monday, Nov 9, 2015

Texas Game Wardens Devoting More Time to Poachers

Texas Game Wardens Devoting More Time to Poachers

The start of the deer rifle hunting season is a busy time for Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens as more of their time is being devoted to tracking and prosecuting poachers.

Sunday, Nov 8, 2015

State Asks Hunters to Screen Killed Deer

State Asks Hunters to Screen Killed Deer

State officials are asking hunters to provide samples of wild deer they kill to check for chronic wasting disease.

Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Deer Hunters Take Aim At Supply Stores

Deer Hunters Take Aim At Supply Stores

Deer hunting season kicks into full gear this weekend across North Texas.

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Cleburne Son Shoots Parents, In Custody
Cleburne Son Shoots Parents, In Custody

A son shoots his mother and stepfather in Cleburne and is arrested in Grand Prairie.

Texas Man Faces Deportation after Years of Protected Status
Texas Man Faces Deportation after Years of Protected Status

A Houston-area father faces deportation after years of living in the U.S. under protected status.

Blue Bell Releases Latest Flavor of Ice Cream
Blue Bell Releases Latest Flavor of Ice Cream

Blue Bell settles the "cone or bowl" debate with their newest flavor of ice cream.

Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media
Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media

News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

NBC 5 Staffers Make Final Oscar Predictions
NBC 5 Staffers Make Final Oscar Predictions

Before the biggest moments and surprises are revealed during the 89th Annual Academy Awards, NBC 5 staffers took a crack at predicting which films will win Oscar gold Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Early Signs of Spring in Bloom
Early Signs of Spring in Bloom

While the first day of spring isn't until Mar. 20, signs have already been popping up!