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Texas Considers Expanding Zebra Mussel Measures

A state commission is considering adding two Central Texas counties to the list of 17 where boaters are required to help keep invasive zebra mussels from spreading.

11/07/2013

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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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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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Texas Ranks In Top 5 When It Comes To Boat Theft

You always hear about the most popular stolen cars and trucks, but did you know Texas boats are some of the most popular targets for thieves?

CBSDFW.COM–08/05/2013

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Texans Urged To Practice Boating Safety When On Waterways

If summer is in full swing then that means Texans across the state are enjoying boating season. But what begins as fun could turn to tragedy if boating safety isn’t considered.

CBSDFW.COM–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

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Texas House Committee Approves $2B Water Fund

Lawmakers took the first step Thursday to setting up a $2 billion fund to finance water projects across the state. Members of the House Natural Resources Committee approved a plan that would take the money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

03/14/2013

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North Texas Lake Levels Are Down

We have not seen much rain in the past few weeks, which has lead to most of North Texas being placed in the “Abnormally Dry” category, according the Drought Monitor.

CBS 11–07/03/2012

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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

Lakes & Reservoirs Greatly Benefit From Rainfall

The 3-5″ of rainfall over a widespread area of North Texas is, by and large, a good news story.  Because most of North Texas is still technically in drought, every drop of rain was welcome. […]

01/25/2012

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DFW Area Lakes: There Really Is Something For Everyone

As we quickly find ourselves in the throes of the summer heat here in Texas, many of us would love to get away to the lake.

08/13/2011

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Extreme Heat & Drought Taking Toll On Benbrook, Other Local Lakes

The sweltering sun and triple digit temperatures are taking its toll on more than just lawns across North Texas. Area lakes are starting to reflect the effects of extreme drought conditions.

07/22/2011