Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

May 22, 2014

Rules to Combat Zebra Mussels Extended Statewide

Rules to Combat Zebra Mussels Extended Statewide

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials have expanded to the entire state a mandate that boaters on lakes and rivers drain their watercrafts to combat the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.

May 19, 2014

Low-Cost Drowning Prevention Classes Offered for Families

Low-Cost Drowning Prevention Classes Offered for Families

With pool drownings being all too common in Texas and Tarrant County, a local coalition is offering no-cost or low-cost water safety instruction for families.

May 5, 2014

"Pest" Disfiguring Crape Myrtles in McKinney

"Pest" Disfiguring Crape Myrtles in McKinney

"Bark scale" is spreading cross the American South, changing the appearance of popular crape myrtle plants. The so-called pest has shown up in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as in Texas.

Apr 10, 2014

Shorter Red Snapper Season Ahead of Gulf Coast

Shorter Red Snapper Season Ahead of Gulf Coast

Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days to reel in red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico this year.

Mar 27, 2014

Lesser Prairie Chicken Put on Threatened List

Lesser Prairie Chicken Put on Threatened List

The Obama administration announced Thursday it is placing the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities.

Mar 27, 2014

Bird Refuges to Expand in Texas

Bird Refuges to Expand in Texas

The U.S. Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved $2.8 million to expand refuges in Texas and California.

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.

Top Stories
FWPD Officer Injured in Shootout With Man

FWPD Officer Injured in Shootout With Man

A Fort Worth police officer is injured and a man is dead after shots were fired during a welfare check Thursday evening.

Man, Dog Found Dead in Fire: Fort Worth Firefighters

Man, Dog Found Dead in Fire: Fort Worth Firefighters

Fort Worth firefighters say they found a man and a dog dead in a fire after a minor explosion at a home early Friday morning.

Tragic Crashes Raise Questions About Truck Safety

Tragic Crashes Raise Questions About Truck Safety

Tragic crashes raise questions about commercial truck safety. Experts say lack of maintenance may be to blame.

Hourslong Standoff in Mansfield Ends in Arrest

Hourslong Standoff in Mansfield Ends in Arrest

A standoff that lasted much of the day Thursday at a Mansfield apartment has ended with the suspect's arrest just after 7 p.m., police say

Marion "Suge" Knight Arrested After Fatal Crash

Marion "Suge" Knight Arrested After Fatal Crash

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested after his lawyer confirmed the hip hop mogul was behind the wheel of a car that fatally struck a man in Compton. James Blatt said Knight...

Dallas Police Warn of "Jugging" Crime

Dallas Police Warn of "Jugging" Crime

A new crime wave is taking over parts of Dallas and police are specifically warning people who go to the bank.