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Sep 13, 2019

Agreement Means Feds to Decide on Prairie Bird Designation

Agreement Means Feds to Decide on Prairie Bird Designation

A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be federally protected as a...

Sep 10, 2019

Popular Texas Fishing Spot Rollover Pass Closing This Month

Popular Texas Fishing Spot Rollover Pass Closing This Month

The Rollover Pass manmade channel along the Gulf of Mexico will close this month due to erosion concerns after more than 60 years as a popular Texas fishing and tourism spot.

Aug 29, 2019

New Texas Parks and Wildlife Laws Going Into Effect Sept 1

New Texas Parks and Wildlife Laws Going Into Effect Sept 1

Starting Sept. 1, Texas hunters no longer need a license to hunt feral hogs on private property -- and in many cases they won't need to carry their paper hunting licenses with them on other hunts.

Jul 26, 2019

Tree-Eating Beetle Gains Ground in US West, Raising Concerns

Tree-Eating Beetle Gains Ground in US West, Raising Concerns

Tiny beetles brought to the United States to devour invasive tamarisk trees are now in a central Arizona riverbank.

Jul 18, 2019

17-Year 'Straggler' Cicadas Sighted Among Annual Variety

17-Year 'Straggler' Cicadas Sighted Among Annual Variety

The annual sounds of summer are here. Lawnmowers, kids in the pool, and of course ... cicadas!

Jun 28, 2019

Death of Texas Trees Yields Model for Future Recovery Plans

Death of Texas Trees Yields Model for Future Recovery Plans

A recent collaboration involving the Texas A&M Forest Service and NASA scientists could help urban planners in Texas more quickly coordinate recovery efforts following a natural disaster.

Jun 26, 2019

Removal of Seaweed From Galveston Beaches Approved

Removal of Seaweed From Galveston Beaches Approved

Residential property groups will be allowed to remove seaweed from some Galveston beaches but must abide by guidelines to protect the environment.

Jun 16, 2019

How to Revamp a Waterlogged Landscape

How to Revamp a Waterlogged Landscape

Agrilife's Texas Plant Guy, Daniel Cunningham, has some advice for getting your landscape back up and growing after all that recent rain.

Jun 3, 2019

Search Resumes for Missing Angler After Drowning Friday

Search Resumes for Missing Angler After Drowning Friday

One man drowned and another is presumed to have drowned while fishing in the Brazos River, below Possum Kingdom Lake, Friday.

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.

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Community Leaders Seek Federal Consent Decree in FW
Community Leaders Seek Federal Consent Decree in FW

Black pastors and community leaders are gathering in Fort Worth Wednesday to push for a federal consent decree to "stop police killings of African-Americans."

Body Found Along Rocks in Fort Worth's Trinity River
Body Found Along Rocks in Fort Worth's Trinity River

The body of a person was reported in a low section of the Trinity River in West Fort Worth Wednesday.

Tumultuous FW City Council Meeting After Police Shooting
Tumultuous FW City Council Meeting After Police Shooting

The Fort Worth City Council met for the first time since the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson by officer Aaron Dean. Several hundred people lined up outside city hall to attend to the meeting.

Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Closes Loop 820 in SE Fort Worth
Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Closes Loop 820 in SE Fort Worth

One person is dead after colliding head-on with an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning in Fort Worth, police say.

Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank
Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature...

Former FW Officer Says He's Sorry and His Family is in Shock
Former FW Officer Says He's Sorry and His Family is in Shock

Interim Fort Worth Chief of Police Ed Kraus says there's "absolutely no excuse" for an officer's fatal shooting of a woman inside her home over the weekend, even if she was holding a gun inside her home.