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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.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015

NWF Recommends Not Raking Leaves

NWF Recommends Not Raking Leaves

The National Wildlife Federation recommends that people stop raking their fall leaves, which are important habitats for critters.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

Watch Your Step: Fire Ants Invading North Texas

Watch Your Step: Fire Ants Invading North Texas

Rain and cooler weather are forcing fire ants to rebuild mounds above ground.

Top Stories
Neighbors Remember Detective Jerry Walker as True Patriot

Neighbors Remember Detective Jerry Walker as True Patriot

The Little Elm neighborhood where an officer was shot and killed is still reeling from the tragedy as crime scene tape and barricades continue blocking many streets.

Rangers Catcher Ivan Rodriguez Elected to Hall of Fame

Rangers Catcher Ivan Rodriguez Elected to Hall of Fame

Longtime Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodríguez has been elected into baseball's Hall of Fame.

Little Elm Police Officer Killed on Duty, Suspect Dead

Little Elm Police Officer Killed on Duty, Suspect Dead

A North Texas police detective was fatally shot Tuesday responding to a call about a gunman who ended up holding police at bay for hours in a suburban Dallas neighborhood before being found dead inside a home.

George H.W. Bush in ICU, Barbara Bush Also Hospitalized

George H.W. Bush in ICU, Barbara Bush Also Hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue...

Obama's Parting Words: A Last Message of Hope

Obama's Parting Words: A Last Message of Hope

President Barack Obama took the last question of his last press briefing in the White House to brag about his two daughters, who "surprise and enchant and impress" him every day.

American Airlines to Sell Restricted, 'Basic Economy' Ticket

American Airlines to Sell Restricted, 'Basic Economy' Ticket

The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how much they are willing to pay the airline.