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High Water Concerns Closing Lake Boat Ramps & Campgrounds

Last year the drought left lake lovers disappointed. This year water fans are again disappointed but for exactly the opposite reason. Flooding is now standing in the way of people having a good time.

CBSDFW.COM–05/22/2015

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Texan Who Paid $350K Kills Endangered Black Rhino In Africa

A Texan who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals.

05/21/2015

A woman tests the waves on the beach on the first day it was reopened to the public after being closed due to the oil spill July 25, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

U.S. Says Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked.

05/15/2015

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Crews In Granbury Working To Make Giant Sinkhole Bigger

Rain and storms over the weekend resulted in a giant sinkhole opening up in Granbury. As crews continue to work in the area their job now is to make the crater bigger!

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2015

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Texas No Longer In ‘Exceptional Drought’

The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated that Texas, for the first time since mid-2012, is no longer in the ‘exceptional drought’ category, the most dire of the five drought designations.

05/14/2015

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Possible Tap Water Taste & Odor Issues For Fort Worth Residents

Some residents in Fort Worth may notice a slight change in the taste and color of their tap water. This week the Tarrant Regional Water District changed the city’s water source.

CBSDFW.COM–05/08/2015

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Bill Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans Headed To The Governor’s Desk

Many of the city-imposed regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other environmentally questionable natural gas drilling activities could become null and void if a bill now on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk is signed into law.

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2015

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Lawmakers OK Rules Stopping Fracking Bans

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.

05/05/2015

The Chevy Volt is displayed during an auto show. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

GM Cuts Volt Price By Almost $1,200

General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car. The company announced that the new Volt will start at $33,995.

05/04/2015

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State House Mulls Chemical Storage Bill

The Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.

05/01/2015

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Deep Ellum Getting New Park, For 4 Days

A new kind of park will be popping up in Dallas, but blink and you might miss it. Folks in the Deep Ellum area will be getting a temporary park, but it will only be there for a very short time — just four days.

04/29/2015

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Tornado Cleanup Continues At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

On Tuesday, tourists hit the trails at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. After storms on Monday, they watched in awe as Grevy’s Zebra walked right up to their cars.

CBS 11–04/28/2015

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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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