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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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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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Wetland Water Re-Use Project Saving North Texans Millions

In the middle of extreme drought, fresh water is pouring into Richland Chambers reservoir near Corsicana. It’s more than 60-million gallons per day, enough to supply more than 350,000 people in North Texas.

CBS 11–06/24/2014

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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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Dallas Zoo Cheetah Cub Dies Of Pneumonia

A six-month-old cheetah cub has died at the Dallas Zoo. Zoo officials have confirmed that the cub named Kamau (ka-MOWH) died from a severe respiratory illness Tuesday evening.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2014

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Dallas Zoo Welcomes Cheetah Cubs

Two adorable cheetah cubs are now calling North Texas their new home. The Dallas Zoo has welcomed Winspear and Kamau to their Animal Adventures outreach program.

09/05/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In DFW

Ready to do your share in saving mother earth? Take part in these DFW Earth Day Celebrations and start off spring by going green.

04/08/2013

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ERCOT: No Winter Concerns, Spring Heat Could Mean Trouble

There are some words of concern from officials at ERCOT. While the state has adequate resources to survive a cold winter and a hot spring, the long-term outlook is a bit different.

CBSDFW.COM–11/02/2012

Lavon Lake Floodgates Opened Despite Water Restrictions

“It kind of seems like a waste of water with the water restrictions. It doesn’t make any sense,” said Carol Birkett, a Collin County resident.

03/30/2012

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No Emergency Today, But Texas Power Supplies Still Tight

The electric grid operator is asking businesses and residential consumers to conserve energy.

08/25/2011

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ERCOT Warns North Texans To Conserve Energy

The manager of the Texas electrical grid is appealing for users to cut back on their electricity usage for the rest of the afternoon.

08/01/2011

PUC Urges Conservation

The Public Utility Commission puts the state on yellow alert for power usage, urging conservation during the peak usage hours,

08/11/2010