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Great Texas Wildflower Season Expected

Experts said that fall and winter rains in many areas across Texas will help bring impressive wildflower blooms this year. The flowers have already been spotted in some areas.

03/18/2015

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Rowlett Approves $31.8 Million Purchase Of Dallas Lakefront Park

The Rowlett City Council signed off to buy Dallas’ Robertson Park along Lake Ray Hubbard. A developer then purchased it from Rowlett.

03/17/2015

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Despite Drought, Wet Weather Taking A Toll On Texas Farmers & Crops

The recent ice and snow storms and rains — not the drought — have kept farmer John Paul Dineen from planting his largest cash crop: corn. Dineen will readily admit, his fields are a mess filled with weeds and mud.

CBS 11–03/17/2015

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Texas Asks EPA To Scrap Ozone Plans

Gov. Greg Abbott has requested that the EPA scrap plans to tighten national emission limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

03/17/2015

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Truck Driver Arrested For Dumping Cooking Oil & Grease In Ditch

Sheriff’s in Parker County received a call on March 9 about a commercial truck that was dumping oil along West FM 1885. When deputies arrived they found driver Jimmy Williams.

CBSDFW.COM–03/10/2015

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Texans Scramble To Protect Plants & Flowers From Cold

Panic is setting in for many North Texans who got ahead of themselves with their gardening. But the winter weather even has professionals scrambling.

CBSDFW.COM–03/04/2015

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It’s Not Too Early To Head Off Migratory Birds

It may be February, but it’s not too early for North Texans to prepare of the annual invasion of migratory birds — and the problems some of them can bring.

CBS 11–02/26/2015

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Officials: Rules Changes Have Upped Fracking Water Recycling

Oil and gas drilling companies using hydraulic fracturing in Texas say they are recycling more water than ever before thanks to a change in state rules.

02/23/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.

02/16/2015

Khapra beetle larvae and cast skins were found in rice and beans that passengers were bringing into the U.S. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Travelers Bring One Of World’s Worst Invasive Species Through DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is one of the largest airports in the world, but it seems smaller, more ruinous creatures (transported by humans) have been wiggling their way into North Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–02/09/2015

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SMU Quake Study Finds Narrow Fault Line

Scientists with SMU and the U.S. Geological Survey released an interim report on Friday sharing the initial results of their study into recent North Texas earthquakes.

02/06/2015

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Texas’ Biggest Black Willow Tree Cut Down In Error

At one time it was the biggest Black Willow tree in Texas. But now it is a pile of debris and wood chips, cut down by accident by a city of Dallas contractor grinding stumps.

02/04/2015

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Arlington, Chevy, EcoMedia Partner To Beautify Park

The Chevrolet EcoAd grant paid for green improvements around Randol Mill Park. Those involved hosted a dedication ceremony on May 7, 2011.

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