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Residents Rushing To Protect Plants From Freezing Weather

Collin County is one of the many North Texas counties under a freeze warning tonight – which is unusual since the last frost generally occurs in March. The cold front has lots of homeowners worried about the spring landscaping they’ve already planted.

CBSDFW.COM–04/14/2014

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Preparing Plants For A Possible April Freeze

It sounds hard to believe in the middle of April, but North Texans are preparing for a possible freeze on Monday night. That could be bad for anyone working on their spring garden.

04/14/2014

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Regional Water Conference Begins In Dallas

The largest regional water conference in the country is beginning on Monday in Dallas. The city is hosting Texas Water 2014, and the key talks are all about the state’s drought.

04/14/2014

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Living Large: A Nature Preserve In Dallas’ Lakewood Area

CBS 11 News is starting a new series called “Living Large” which showcases unique and luxurious spaces in the DFW area. Today Tracy Kornet takes us to an unexpected place in the heart of Dallas. It is a nature preserve with all the elements of modern living.

CBS 11–04/11/2014

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Residents Band Together To Fight Fort Worth Flooding

They have had to go swimming to save livestock, seen homes sit on islands, and watched roads turn into rivers. Now residents on Fort Worth’s east side are joining together to try to find a solution to flooding they’ve all fought on their own.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2014

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Residents Planting Lawns To Survive Drought & Water Restrictions

This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.

CBS 11–04/09/2014

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Fort Worth Watering Restrictions Now Permanent

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) –  Watering restrictions for Fort Worth residents just became permanent. Despite the mayor’s absence at Tuesday night’s council meeting, city leaders voted unanimously to keep the current restrictions in place. That includes […]

CBS 11–04/08/2014

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California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

04/08/2014

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Larger Areas Of Texas Fall Into Severe Drought

Large areas of the state have fallen into severe drought as a typically wet season remains relatively dry.

04/01/2014

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Plano Uses Mosquitofish To Minimize West Nile Virus

Plano released thousands of “mosquitofish” at the Plano Parkway Service Center and Pecan Hollow Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to reduce mosquitos.

04/01/2014

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When It Comes To Water, North Texas City’s Supply Running On Empty

Residents like Tina Peters know all too well about the long-lasting drought in North Texas. As the water supply dries up, so does the money flowing into her car wash business.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

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Texas Oil Spill Investigation Far From Over

The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of investigations.

03/28/2014

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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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