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5 Reasons To Visit DFW For Spring Break

Spring break is upon us. However, overcrowded beaches are not for everyone. DFW has plenty of exciting springtime options that can be memorable for everyone in the family.

03/08/2014

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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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Family Hopeful As Son Recovers From Brain Injury Following Accident On Lake

Two Tarrant County educators are facing a touch test in the coming weeks. Their son is recovering from a traumatic brain injury that happened during a boating accident.

09/10/2013

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Rescuers Recover Body Of North Texas Drowning Victim

It’s been a deadly weekend on area lakes. Two people drowned in Lake Worth. Officials have confirmed that one person drowned in Lake Lewisville and the search continues for another man missing there.

CBS 11–09/02/2013

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No Charges Expected After Boat Crash

No charges planned A 12-year-old boy was critically injured following a boat crash on Joe Pool Lake.

06/09/2013

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Best Public Beaches For A DFW Summer Day

Within an hour’s drive, DFW folks can dip their toes in the cool, refreshing waters of many sandy shores and both reservoir and natural-spring fed lakes.

06/08/2013

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Area Drownings Bring Attention To Swim Safety

“Texas is now leading the nation in the number of children that we lose every summer,” says Jan Emler, founder of Emler Swim Schools. “It’s a terrible distinction for our state.”

05/28/2013

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8-Year-Old Boy Drowns At Joe Pool Lake

An eight year old boy drowned while playing in Joe Pool Lake on Memorial Day.

05/27/2013

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DFW’s Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats

Do you enjoy the outdoors but not the pesky nuisances of camping? Glamping is taking over nature-enthusiasts who still enjoy modern amenities. There are many places that combine these two worlds around the metroplex, from lakeside resorts, to cabins, to homes in the trees, nature is calling you, and at these locales, it will have indoor plumbing.

04/20/2013

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Driver Arrested After Crash At Joe Pool Lake

A violent car crash forced officials to shut down a bridge over Joe Pool Lake early Thursday morning.

03/07/2013

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Missing Triathlete’s Body Found In Joe Pool Lake

Searchers have located the body of a North Texas triathlete who disappeared while training in a Dallas-area lake.

08/22/2012

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Father Drowns After Saving Kids At Joe Pool Lake

A father was hospitalized after attempting to save his children from drowning Sunday afternoon at Joe Pool Lake, a Grand Prairie Police Department spokesman said.

06/10/2012

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