Texas Outdoors - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Elevate Your Spaces With These Indoor Plants

Elevate Your Spaces With These Indoor Plants

Texas Agrilife Specialist Dotty Woodson visited NBC 5 to highlight indoor plants that can brighten up your home and provide a sense of wellbeing.

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Gov. Abbott Names New TPWD Chairman

Gov. Abbott Names New TPWD Chairman

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday Ralph Duggins has been named presiding officer of the Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Texas Teams Rescuing Cold-Stunned Turtles

Texas Teams Rescuing Cold-Stunned Turtles

Nearly four dozen sea turtles stunned by the severe cold wave have been rescued from offshore waters along the South Texas coast.

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Watch How a Texas Longhorn Beats the Frigid Cold

Watch How a Texas Longhorn Beats the Frigid Cold

Video posted to the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Facebook page shows the longhorn, named T-Bone, slurping up water beneath a layer of ice that formed on top of his stock tank.

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

Why Our Wonky Weather is Perfect for Growing Veggies

Why Our Wonky Weather is Perfect for Growing Veggies

You might be surprised that stretching the season — growing some vegetables through winter — is not only possible but also easy.

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

Texas Deer Season Opens Saturday

Texas Deer Season Opens Saturday

Despite unseasonably warm temperatures in the forecast for much of the state, a rather balmy start for this weekend's Texas deer season opener likely won't deter hunters from participating in this time-honored...

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Progress Made Fighting Deadly Virus Threatening Sea Turtles

Progress Made Fighting Deadly Virus Threatening Sea Turtles

Researchers are making progress in the fight against a deadly virus now found on green sea turtles along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Plague of Grackles Reminiscent of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

Plague of Grackles Reminiscent of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

Grackles are back in full force this fall, as tends to happen in Texas. And the people of Dallas-Fort Worth have noticed.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Volunteers Clear 40 Tons of Trash from Texas Beaches

Volunteers Clear 40 Tons of Trash from Texas Beaches

The most recent of the Texas General Land Office's thrice-yearly beach cleanups has cleared more than 40 tons of trash from 55 miles of Texas coastal beaches.

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Rowlett Neighbors Feel Threatened By Backyard Bees

Rowlett Neighbors Feel Threatened By Backyard Bees

A hive of backyard bees were no worry for Nancy Savattere, until her dogs, friends and neighbors in Rowlett started getting stung.

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LIVE RADAR: Heavy Rain Expected for Tuesday A.M. Commute
LIVE RADAR: Heavy Rain Expected for Tuesday A.M. Commute

Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next several days in North Texas.

'Shib Sibs' Win Bronze in Ice Dancing; Canada Scores Gold
'Shib Sibs' Win Bronze in Ice Dancing; Canada Scores Gold

Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with a dazzling, dramatic...

5 to Watch Tue: Skiing, Skating & the Return of Red Gerard
5 to Watch Tue: Skiing, Skating & the Return of Red Gerard

From Lindsey Vonn to figure skating's "Cinderella story," big air snowboarding and lots of ice hockey, there should be no shortage of must-see action on Day 11 of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

USPS Driver Fatally Shot Along I-30 in Dallas
USPS Driver Fatally Shot Along I-30 in Dallas

A United States Postal Service employee fatally shot while driving along Interstate 30 in Dallas early Monday has been identified.

FWPD Seizes Hundreds of Machines in Game Room Crackdown
FWPD Seizes Hundreds of Machines in Game Room Crackdown

Fort Worth police are cracking down on illegal game rooms, and they're ramping up their efforts after robbers opened fire in a game room last week, injuring one person.

Neighbors: Concrete Plant Operations Keeping Them Awake
Neighbors: Concrete Plant Operations Keeping Them Awake

The sounds of concrete being mixed and made in the overnight hours is keeping people in a McKinney neighborhood near Highway 5 and Stewart Road up at night. Their complaints to the city, they say, haven’t...