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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.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Endangered Sea Turtles Making Comeback On Texas Coast

Endangered Sea Turtles Making Comeback On Texas Coast

The world's most endangered sea turtle is making a remarkable comeback on Padre Island, along the Texas Gulf coast.

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'Don't Let Me Die': Dallas FD Capt. Recalls Italy HS Victim
'Don't Let Me Die': Dallas FD Capt. Recalls Italy HS Victim

The 15-year-old Italy High School student injured in a school shooting Monday is recovering at a Dallas hospital, and the first firefighter to reach her at the scene is speaking out.

Garland PD Detectives Following Leads in Store Clerk Killing
Garland PD Detectives Following Leads in Store Clerk Killing

Garland police say they are receiving tips from the public in the search for the men who killed a Garland convenience store clerk Saturday night. Detectives are following up on potential leads, but there...

6 Teens Arrested After Police Chase, Crash
6 Teens Arrested After Police Chase, Crash

Six teenagers are in custody after a police chase ended with a crash near a southeast Dallas elementary school Tuesday afternoon, police say.

Teen Charged in North Texas High School Shooting
Teen Charged in North Texas High School Shooting

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy who opened fire inside a North Texas high school, wounding a classmate, has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Sessions, Comey Both Met With Mueller Team in Russia Probe
Sessions, Comey Both Met With Mueller Team in Russia Probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible...

Improvements Coming for Dangerous Fort Worth Intersection
Improvements Coming for Dangerous Fort Worth Intersection

Safety improvements are in the works for a Fort Worth intersection that was listed as one of the most dangerous in Texas for pedestrians.