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Replica Columbus Ships To Be Demolished

Replicas of two ships used by explorer Christopher Columbus have fallen into disrepair at a science and history museum in Corpus Christi, and are now set to be demolished.

07/09/2014

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Record Low Water Levels At Lake Lavon

The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.

07/08/2014

The first wave of holiday boaters should have hit the lakes, but Benbrook Lake is practically deserted. (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 NEWS)

Drought & Low Water Levels = Slow Business On Area Lakes

The start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.

CBS 11–05/23/2014

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Lakes & Lakefront Property Drying Up As Drought Continues

There is no escaping the signs of the plummeting lake levels in Granbury. Boat ramps are landlocked, islands and debris are appearing everywhere, and boat docks are high and dry.

CBS 11–05/07/2014

A couple and their poodle go boating. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Winter Boat Expo Sets Sail In Dallas

Boats of all shapes and sizes are on display at Market Hall in Dallas at the DFW Winter Boat Expo. Check out a preview of what you can expect to see at the show.

01/31/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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Zebra Mussel Fight May Include More Lakes

State officials fighting the spread of invasive zebra mussels want the public’s input on a proposal to require that people in 30 more counties drain all boats operating on public water after use.

12/19/2013

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Weight Of Ice Too Much For Pier At North Texas Marina

The weight of the ice was too much for the Pier 121 Marina on Lake Lewisville. As inches of sleet weighed down, the roof of the marina collapsed damaging scores of boats.

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

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Boat Docks, Trees No Match For Heavy Ice

Some trees were no match for the heavy ice and snow Mother Nature dumped on North Texas Thursday night through Friday morning.

CBS 11–12/06/2013

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Texas Considers Expanding Zebra Mussel Measures

A state commission is considering adding two Central Texas counties to the list of 17 where boaters are required to help keep invasive zebra mussels from spreading.

11/07/2013

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found In Another Texas Lake

A pesky problem is spreading into more Texas lakes. Invasive zebra mussels first showed up in 2009 at Lake Texoma. Now, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirm they have spread to Belton Lake.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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Zebra Mussels Found In Central Texas, Belton Lake

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced zebra mussels were discovered Sept. 18 in Belton Lake, 60 miles north of Austin.

09/26/2013

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