Joe Pool Lake

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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

A boy jumps into the waters of a swimming pool. (credit: Ali Yussef/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Wild Fire Spreads Across West Texas

Burning Scheduled At Park In Grand Prairie

Officials in Grand Prairie are warning that smoke could make driving hazardous on some major highways because of a prescribed burn at a park.

02/21/2012

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Roughin’ It For Beginners At Cedar Hill State Park

For “city-folk,” camping seems like a romantic way to get away from their cell phones and back to nature. So, why don’t you do it more often?

11/12/2011

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Dallas Could Also Be Impacted By Joe Pool Dam Gas Drilling

After an initial report by CBS 11 Wednesday night about Grand Prairie’s concerns over drilling at Joe Pool Lake, we discovered the City of Dallas has also been notified.

09/08/2011

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GP Mayor On Joe Pool Drilling: ‘It’s Scary As Hell’

On one side of the Joe Pool Dam lies the lake. On the other lives Rosemary Reed. “You can see the line of the dam,” she says pointing over her fence in Grand Prairie’s Westchester neighborhood.

09/07/2011

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Arlington Water Used For Fracking In Grand Prairie

Texas is dealing with a drought, and while residents are asked to conserve water, Chesapeake Energy is using millions of gallons for fracking.

09/07/2011

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