Lake Texoma

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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

File photo 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

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

State Relaunches Zebra Mussel Awareness Campaign

The threat of zebra mussels is so serious that the state has re-launched a campaign to get boaters to take extra steps to prevent the spread of the invasive water species.

05/24/2012

Dry Sprinkler

Area Water Restrictions Remain Despite Rain

Now that some areas in the region saw more than four inches of rain during Monday’s storms, will the North Texas Municipal Water District lift its water restrictions?

03/20/2012

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Deer Hunting In Dallas Up For Discussion

Deer hunting in Dallas County could soon become a reality. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is taking comments on that proposal online and in meetings across the state.

03/11/2012

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

Zebra Mussels Confined To One North Texas Lake

Recent test on 14 North Texas reservoirs shows Zebra Mussels appear to be contained to one lake, but state authorities still want boaters to take precautions to prevent their spread.

01/30/2012

Water flows from a bathroom tap. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Water District Extends Stage 3 Restrictions Until June

Thanks to the recent rain cities across Collin and Dallas counties have been saved from Stage 4 watering restrictions.

01/26/2012

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