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May 24, 2019

More Zebra Mussels Found in Texas Lakes

More Zebra Mussels Found in Texas Lakes

Four more lakes have received upgraded zebra mussel classifications, leading the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to urge boaters to clean, drain and dry their watercraft this summer.

May 16, 2019

High Water Closes Facilities at Benbrook Lake, Others

High Water Closes Facilities at Benbrook Lake, Others

Recent rains have dropped more water than some North Texas lakes can handle, flooding out parks, campgrounds and even marinas.

May 13, 2019

Free Fishing for Law Enforcement Weekend Held May 18-19

Free Fishing for Law Enforcement Weekend Held May 18-19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is thanking Texas law enforcement personnel with a free fishing weekend in public waters May 18-19, during National Police Week.

Apr 30, 2019

Invasive Giant Salvinia Eradicated from Lakes Fork, Athens

Invasive Giant Salvinia Eradicated from Lakes Fork, Athens

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says giant salvinia is believed to have been eradicated from Lake Fork and Lake Athens.

Apr 21, 2019

Tips for Perfecting Your Mulching Technique

Tips for Perfecting Your Mulching Technique

Mulching is a technique that many gardeners are familiar with, but it may get a little confusing. We have our agrilife specialist, Daniel Cunningham, here with his advice.

Apr 7, 2019

Tips for Planting Tomatoes

Tips for Planting Tomatoes

We're talking tomatoes with Daniel Cunningham from Texas A&M AgriLife Sunday morning. Here's what to look out for, types of tomatoes and advice for beginners.

Apr 5, 2019

Gulf States to Continue Managing Anglers' Red Snapper Catch

Gulf States to Continue Managing Anglers' Red Snapper Catch

The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can continue to manage anglers' catch of red snapper. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous...

Mar 1, 2019

Balmorhea: World's Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Pool Reopens

Balmorhea: World's Largest Spring-Fed Swimming Pool Reopens

An iconic spring-fed swimming pool in West Texas that closed last year for repairs has reopened following $2 million in upgrades.

Feb 23, 2019

'Bumper Crop' of Bluebonnets Expected in DFW This Year

'Bumper Crop' of Bluebonnets Expected in DFW This Year

Record rainfall in most of North Texas last fall definitely bodes well for our bluebonnet forecast this spring.

Feb 19, 2019

'Baaad' Sheep Gets Warning From Police

'Baaad' Sheep Gets Warning From Police

Police are warning people in a Denton County town to stay clear from a roaming sheep.

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Young Girl Attacked at Fort Worth Bus Stop Speaks Out
Young Girl Attacked at Fort Worth Bus Stop Speaks Out

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Here's Which Lakes Are Open and Closed This Weekend

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