Lake Texoma

(credit: CBS 11 News)

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

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

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Depleted Texas Lakes Expose Ghost Towns & Graves

Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later.

11/20/2011

The City of Dallas seal on displays outside a wall at Dallas City Hall. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

City Of Dallas Prepares To Initiate Water Restrictions

The city of Dallas is the latest municipality to begin ordering water restrictions during one of the most severe droughts on record.

11/14/2011

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