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Freezing Temperatures

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More Texas Families Seeking Assistance Paying Heating Bills

The temperature may be plunging but that also means a lot of electric bills are skyrocketing. The harsh winter has forced more North Texans than ever to seek financial assistance or face having their heat cut off.

CBSDFW.COM–02/07/2014

Icicles across the street from the Denton County Courthouse. (credit: Andrea Lucia)

North Texas Snow Fun For Some, Hard Work For Others

As icicles formed over Denton County, people donned their thick winter jackets for a stroll through the snow. The snow and ice though has some people working harder.

CBS 11–02/06/2014

Blue flames rise from the burner of a natural gas stove. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Most Of North Texas City Without Gas Service Or Heat

Texas Gas Service (TGS) was forced to shut down the gas supply to the entire city of Jacksboro Thursday. Most businesses and residents had no heat, on a day when temperatures struggled to get out of the teens.

CBS 11–02/06/2014

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After Bitter Winter Blast, Higher Heating Bills Will Likely Arrive

First, it was the ice storm last month. This week, it’s the cold snap. Many North Texans turned up their thermostats — and kept them there. After mother nature’s bitter blast, residents like Bob Firth are already seeing higher heating bills.

CBS 11–01/08/2014

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Cold Snap Won’t Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens

In North Texas, everything from bugs to bad allergies is often blamed on our typically mild winters. So, after two days of bitter cold, will the arctic blast at least kill off a few bugs?

CBS 11–01/07/2014

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Cold Weather Causes Costly Plumbing Problems

In the past decade, North Texas has seen just half a dozen days where temperatures dipped to 15 degrees or below. But residents still need to know how to protect their property.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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First Responders Face Challenges As Temps Fall

No matter the cold, firefighters still have the same mission. And when temperatures go down the number of challenges facing emergency first responders goes up.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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Ice Storm Remnants Still Snarling Traffic; Power Outages Persist

Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations nationwide on Monday, and some 15,000 North Texans were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.

12/09/2013

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Some Of The Worst Road Conditions Reported In Fort Worth

Drivers in Fort Worth and across Tarrant County saw some of the worst driving conditions. In fact, police were asking people to stay off the roads, all weekend. Drivers were even asked to delay their commutes as long as possible Monday.

CBSDFW.COM–12/09/2013

A cancer patient rubs her head before trying on a wig. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most noticeable and despised side effects. Now U.S. researchers are about to put an experimental hair-preserving treatment to a rigorous test.

07/22/2013

Women contend with bitterly cold weather. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cold Morning, But DFW Will Start Heating Up

Wednesday morning started with temperatures below freezing in some parts of North Texas. But the weather will warm up, coming close to 80 degrees over the weekend.

11/28/2012

Women contend with bitterly cold weather. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sunny DFW Skies, But Very Chilly Temperatures

There is going to be a lot of sun across North Texas this week, just not much heat. Temperatures on Tuesday morning dipped near the freezing mark and won’t rebound until the weekend.

11/13/2012

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