Population Growth

(credit: North Texas Tollway Authority)

Collin County Residents Hope To Slam Brakes On Proposed Toll Road

Hundreds of North Texas residents are worried a proposed toll road being reviewed for placement somewhere in the Blacklands Corridor, from Garland, into Rockwall, Collin and Hunt counties, could run through their neighborhood.

CBS 11–09/23/2014

New houses under construction in Frisco. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Frisco Leaders Shocked By Increase In Population Projections

One North Texas city got a glimpse at it’s future and leaders were shocked by what the area is projected to look like in 20 years. Frisco city leaders are developing a new plan for future growth now that the population will be much bigger than earlier projected.

CBSDFW.COM–04/24/2014

Road construction crews work on a widening project. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

North Fort Worth Growth = Congestion & Traffic Troubles

The sounds of construction echo along Heritage Trace Parkway in north Fort Worth. Shopping centers are sprouting up and quickly filling with businesses, and more are on the way. Along with all the growth and new businesses comes congestion.

CBS 11–02/24/2014

Frisco Growth 2

Frisco Neighbors Protest New Gas Station

In the struggle between progress and preservation, the City of Frisco finds itself at another intersection. This time it’s Legacy and Warren.

CBSDFW.COM–10/03/2013

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Population Boom Leaves Area Of North Texas In Need Of Fire Station

When you call 911 you expect crews to respond within minutes. But if you have an emergency in parts of south Fort Worth, it could take up to 15 minutes for first responders to get to you.

CBS 11–10/01/2013

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Frisco Population Growth Due In Part To School System

Families from across the state and nation are moving to the city of Frisco. While they all have their various reasons for packing up and heading out, many go to the city for one main reason: the schools.

CBS 11–12/12/2012

A feral hog.  (Photo credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture)

CDC Has Health Warning For Feral Hog Hunters

Medical officials have a health warning for Texans hunting feral hogs. According to the CDC, feral hogs can expose hunters to a bacterial illness called brucellosis.

CBSDFW.COM–11/28/2012

The Fort Worth skyline.  (Photo credit CBSDFW.COM)

Fort Worth’s Population Boom Challenges City Council

Fort Worth’s population grew by 40% in the last decade. The question city leaders face now is, should the city council grow with it, especially when the minority population is booming?

11/15/2011