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Possum Kingdom Lake Recovering From Algae

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department said Wednesday that Possum Kingdom Lake has shown signs of recovery after a 2010 fish kill that was blamed on golden alga.

04/01/2015

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With Water Restrictions Easing Soon, Will Residents Return To Old Ways?

A Frisco man is determined to never water his yard again.

03/27/2015

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Water Project At Drought Stricken Texas Lake Could Help Some

A lot of North Texans know the drill, harsh water restrictions, that for some, only allow outdoor watering twice a month. But a massive project at one of the hardest hit lakes in the region could at least help some.

CBS 11–03/25/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Propose Bills To Regulate Drilling Statewide

If you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.

03/23/2015

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Bill Would Allow Businesses To Cut Down Trees Around Billboards

A Texas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow businesses to cut down trees along highways and interstates so that billboards would be more visible.

03/23/2015

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North Texas Wildlife Hospital & Rehab Center In Danger Of Closing

It saves thousands of lives a year, as the only hospital and rehabilitation center of its kind in North Texas, but is in danger of shutting down.

CBSDFW.COM–03/20/2015

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Lone Star State City To Get Electricity Exclusively From Solar & Wind

A city in central Texas will be among the first in the U.S. to get its electricity exclusively from solar and wind energy.

03/18/2015

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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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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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