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Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Up to 300 Endangered Salamanders Missing from Texas Facility

Up to 300 Endangered Salamanders Missing from Texas Facility

Up to 300 live, endangered salamanders disappeared from a federal facility south of Austin over Thanksgiving, and authorities say they may have been stolen because of a potential black market value of $15,000.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Officials to Review Protection of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Officials to Review Protection of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Federal wildlife officials on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Hunters Stock Up for Deer Opener

Hunters Stock Up for Deer Opener

Hunters from across the state stopped by Bass Pro in Grapevine on Friday to get their last minute supplies and new tech before heading out to the field for this weekend’s deer opener.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Group Rekindles Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

Group Rekindles Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

Environmentalists say there's new evidence that warrants listing the lesser prairie chicken again on the endangered list.

Friday, Sep 2, 2016

Kicking Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in Decades

Kicking Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in Decades

This year, Texas dove hunters will see the longest dove season in 80 years.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

US to Decide on Protections for 9 Species

US to Decide on Protections for 9 Species

A legal settlement filed Tuesday requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide on Endangered Species Act protections for nine species under deadlines.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Heat-Tolerant Plants That Require Little Water

Heat-Tolerant Plants That Require Little Water

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Dotty Woodson recommended plants to add to your landscape that will do well in Texas' summer heat and not require a lot of water.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years

The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years

The U.S. National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of managing some of the nation's most well-known parks, monuments and historic places.

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Fans of the outdoors have been waiting years, but the newest state park in North Texas is one step closer to reality. Plans for the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will be unveiled Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire ants, usually in hiding underground during the hot and dry summer months, are more active right now because of higher than usual rainfall.

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Teen Hit Backing Out of Driveway Dies a Week After Crash
Teen Hit Backing Out of Driveway Dies a Week After Crash

The death of a young Arlington woman killed in a residential car crash is raising questions and concerns after the driver who hit her said he was using a court-ordered breathalyzer moments before the crash.

Fort Worth Hits Las Vegas Trail Apartment Complex With Lawsuit
Fort Worth Hits Las Vegas Trail Apartment Complex With Lawsuit

The future of one of the largest apartment complexes along Fort Worth’s troubled Las Vegas Trail is uncertain after the city filed suit against it Friday.

Trader Joe's Chicken & Turkey Salads Recalled
Trader Joe's Chicken & Turkey Salads Recalled

Green Cuisine is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of chicken and turkey salad that may be contaminated with hard silica or even glass fragments. The chicken and turkey salad was sold by Trader Joe's in...

George Strait's San Antonio Home Up for Grabs
George Strait's San Antonio Home Up for Grabs

It may not be ocean front property, but country singer George Strait still hopes you'll be interested in his Hill Country home.

Moore Critic: Alabama Senate Race a Battle for Nation's Soul
Moore Critic: Alabama Senate Race a Battle for Nation's Soul

A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks Saturday by the Rev.

Sundance Square Christmas Tree Shining Bright
Sundance Square Christmas Tree Shining Bright

The largest Christmas tree in Fort Worth history is now shining bright after a light ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.