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Oct 1, 2018

Texas Parks Looking for Next Class of Game Wardens

Texas Parks Looking for Next Class of Game Wardens

Want to be a Game Warden? The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking for applicants.

Sep 18, 2018

Curious Texas: Where Have All the Horned Toads Gone?

Curious Texas: Where Have All the Horned Toads Gone?

A dozen conservationists are the latest, greatest hope for bringing horned frogs back from the brink of extinction.

Sep 11, 2018

TPWD: 2018 Teal Hunting Forecast

TPWD: 2018 Teal Hunting Forecast

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says conditions are excellent for this Saturday's opening of teal hunting season.

Sep 10, 2018

'Seed Bombs' Bay Bring More Wildflowers to North Texas

'Seed Bombs' Bay Bring More Wildflowers to North Texas

The seed bomb garden trend has exploded on the North Texas landscape lately.

Aug 29, 2018

Can Your HOA Stop You From Composting & Saving Water?

Can Your HOA Stop You From Composting & Saving Water?

With record-breaking heat and drought conditions, gardening in North Texas is a challenge in itself.

Aug 24, 2018

Fungus Takes Root in North Texas Lawns

Fungus Takes Root in North Texas Lawns

A sign of the spring season is lasting well into summer on some North Texas lawns. Large yellow or dead patches. Experts say it's not to late to reverse course.

Aug 14, 2018

Texas Comptroller Revises Plan to Protect Lizard Species

Texas Comptroller Revises Plan to Protect Lizard Species

The Texas comptroller's office is seeking federal approval to reform a troubled state program designed to protect a rare lizard species in the petroleum-rich Permian Basin.

Aug 2, 2018

Repairs to Begin at Balmorhea State Park Pool in West Texas

Repairs to Begin at Balmorhea State Park Pool in West Texas

Crews will start repairing the Balmorhea State Park pool in West Texas after what's touted as the world's largest spring-fed swimming pool collapsed during cleaning.

Jul 26, 2018

Animal Charity Scrambles to Find Hay in Drought

Animal Charity Scrambles to Find Hay in Drought

Second Chance Farm is scrambling to find good hay as drought causes the price of hay to spike.

Jul 26, 2018

Lawn and Garden Watering Tips You Need to Know

Lawn and Garden Watering Tips You Need to Know

With record breaking heat already this summer and much of the North Texas viewing area in moderate to severe drought conditions, watering your plants is a necessity to keep them thriving.

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Coppell ISD Bus Catches Fire in Irving, No Injuries
Coppell ISD Bus Catches Fire in Irving, No Injuries

A Coppell Independent School District bus with two students on board caught fire in Irving Wednesday morning, firefighters said.

Watch: Fire Devours Coppell ISD Bus, 4 Escape Unharmed
Watch: Fire Devours Coppell ISD Bus, 4 Escape Unharmed

A Coppell Independent School District bus with two students on board caught fire in Irving Wednesday morning, firefighters said.

I-35E Buckles in Carrollton, Major Traffic Delays
I-35E Buckles in Carrollton, Major Traffic Delays

Police in Carrollton have shut down all but one lane of Interstate 35E after the pavement of the highway started separating.

O'Rourke Lays Into Cruz as Polls Widen in Texas Senate Race
O'Rourke Lays Into Cruz as Polls Widen in Texas Senate Race

Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate...

#LivingWhileBlack: Videos Document Everyday Harassment
#LivingWhileBlack: Videos Document Everyday Harassment

#PermitPatty. #BBQBetty. #CornerstoreCaroline. A series of videos posted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube this year show black people being badgered by white people as they swim, barbecue, babysit or...

Joe Pool Lake Levels Rise, Force Marina Closure
Joe Pool Lake Levels Rise, Force Marina Closure

After several days of rain, Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie is at least nine feet above normal as of Wednesday morning. And the water is expected to rise several more feet before it crests, according to the Army...