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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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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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State Officials Propose Restrictions To Stop Zebra Mussels

State officials concerned about the migration of zebra mussels around North Texas have proposed requiring all boats operating on public water in 17 counties to be drained after each use.

09/13/2013

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Tarrant County Stage 2 Water Restrictions Possible, Despite Lower Demand

As we hit the traditional end of summer, North Texas’ water resources seem to be holding their own despite hot weather demands.

CBS 11–08/27/2013

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North Texas Officials Try To Slow Zebra Mussel Migration

Zebra mussel warning signs are part of an awareness campaign wildlife officials are waging to halt the migration of the pesky non-native shellfish that have spread this summer to more North Texas waters.

07/04/2013

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Emergency Order Issued In Zebra Mussel Fight

Submerged near a Lake Grapevine marina, the cinder block “traps” are nothing fancy—but, biologists say the traps will sound a critical alarm about the approach of destructive zebra mussels.

07/02/2013

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Stage 3′ Water Restrictions Set For June 1st Across North Texas

1.6 million people will have to brace themselves for June 1st when cities from McKinney to Mesquite to Royce City will go to Stage-3 water restrictions which means just once a week for sprinkler’ed lawns.

04/26/2013

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Zebra Mussels Help Bring Lake Texoma Water Back To DFW

Despite the “Fiscal Cliff” impasse in Washington, Congress did get one item through in time to help more than a million-and-a-half North Texans.

12/29/2012

Contractors place sections of a water pipeline in a trench. (credit: Getty Images/Ross Land)

New $300 Million Pipeline Means Water Rate Hike

Water rates could be going up for residents in many North Texas cities and the hike is the result of Zebra Mussels.

CBSDFW.COM–10/02/2012

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Expecting A Higher Water Bill? Blame Zebra Mussels

There’s a chance your water bill may be going up and you can blame it, in part, on Zebra Mussels. Zebra Mussels are tiny aquatic life forms that stick to smooth surfaces, and can gum up boat engines and motors at municipal water pumping stations.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

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New Tool In The Fight Against Zebra Mussels

With the threat of a growing zebra mussel infestation in North Texas, local researchers are working overtime to find ways to combat the invasive species.

08/02/2012

Brother and sister foster children Brittnae and Brandon Hutchisson have been missing from Plano since July 11. (credit: Plano Police Dept.)

Plano Police Search For Missing Sister & Brother

Police are trying to find a brother and sister missing from their Collin County foster home. Police say 14-year-old Brittnae Hutchisson and her brother, Brandon Hutchisson, were reported missing when they could not be located buy their foster parents.

07/13/2012

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