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Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban Fracking

Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.

CBS 11–07/12/2014

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North Texas City Giving Residents A Watering Restriction Holiday

Conserving water and following tough restrictions is part of life for people in many North Texas cities. Now, to help eliminate detrimental excesses and reward customers, one city had announced a Watering Restriction Holiday.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

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North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Jewell Pledges $43 Million To Conservation

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide.

07/08/2014

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Living Large: $1.1 Million Chris Craft House

Nestled in a Dallas subdivision of Urban Reserve, the Chris Craft House stands out with its angled roof.

07/04/2014

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Fort Worth: No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Arlington Heights’ Flooding Problems

Arlington Heights neighbors, many still drying out from last week’s flood, packed a community meeting Wednesday night where Fort Worth leaders asked for patience.

07/02/2014

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Cleburne Teens Catch 6-Foot Gator On Trout Line

Three Johnson County teens have a fishing tale they will never forget, after catching an alligator on a trout line.

07/02/2014

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North Texas Farmers “Overjoyed” With This Year’s Peach Crop

On the O’Bannon farm in Weatherford peach season is in high gear. Jean and John O’Bannon can’t help but feel overjoyed. The few nuisance issues they’ve had this year are actually good ones to have. Last year the crop was the pits thanks to a late freeze.

CBS 11–07/02/2014

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Spike In Mosquito Numbers Prompt Dallas Spraying

“Kill ‘em all!” chuckles Ross Lind, with no sympathy for the mosquitoes of Dallas. He’s ecstatic to hear city crews in Dallas are ready to start spraying for them near his neighborhood.

CBS 11–07/01/2014

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Low Water Levels At Lake Texoma Benefit Environment

ake Texoma is currently nearly eight feet below the level of water it should be during this time of year. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

07/01/2014

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Cities Losing Money With Drought & Watering Restrictions

North Texas cities are trying to figure out how to deal with a costly side effect of the drought. Some are losing millions of dollars because of water restrictions.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For Water

An Arlington golf course is taking it upon itself to tackle the water problems that have accompanied the North Texas drought. The decision was made to drill for water at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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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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