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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.

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.

Top Stories
Two Children Electrocuted by Downed Power Lines: FWFD
Two Children Electrocuted by Downed Power Lines: FWFD

Two children in Fort Worth have been electrocuted by downed power lines, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

NWS Confirms 2 Tornadoes Hit North Texas Overnight
NWS Confirms 2 Tornadoes Hit North Texas Overnight

Severe thunderstorms moved through North Texas early Wednesday morning, bringing hail, lightning, dangerously strong straight-line winds and at least two confirmed tornadoes.

12 Dead, 3 Injured in Church Van-Truck Crash in Hill Country
12 Dead, 3 Injured in Church Van-Truck Crash in Hill Country

Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members and a pickup truck collided on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said.

Coppell Votes to Terminate Bus Contract with DCS
Coppell Votes to Terminate Bus Contract with DCS

The Coppell ISD voted Tuesday to terminate their $4.4 million contract with Dallas County Schools.

Seattle Announces Suit Over Trump's Sanctuary Cities Threat
Seattle Announces Suit Over Trump's Sanctuary Cities Threat

Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city's budget. Other governments have sued Trump over the sanctuary issue. San Francisco filed a lawsuit earlier this year, also saying the order was unconstitutional. California's Santa Clara County and two Massachusetts cities with large Latino populations - Chelsea and Lawrence - have also taken legal action.

95 MPH Straight-Line Winds Hit Rockwall: NWS
95 MPH Straight-Line Winds Hit Rockwall: NWS

At least one person was injured and several homes damaged after severe storms tore through Rockwall early Wednesday morning, officials confirm.