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Experts: More Alligators Making Their Way Out Of Rain-Swollen Texas Rivers

More alligators are crawling out of rain-swollen rivers and making their way onto the personal property of Texans.

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2015

Cell Phone

Celina Teacher Accidentally Sets Off Active Shooter Alert

Celina police responded to Celina High School Monday morning after receiving an “active shooter” alert from a teacher’s phone.

03/02/2015

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Boat Draining For Zebra Mussels Goes Statewide

Holiday boating over Fourth of July weekend in Texas will include more regulations meant to stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels.

06/29/2014

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1 Dead After Watercraft Accident On Joe Pool Lake

One person is dead after a personal watercraft accident on Joe Pool Lake. There were four friends, on two separate jet skis, when one ‘t-boned’ the other. The impact killed one of the drivers – a 42-year-old man.

CBSDFW.COM–05/26/2014

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Texas House Candidate Sees Roadkill As Food, Not Waste

Rack of raccoon or smidgen of pigeon could be on the menu if legislators take up the call by Tink Nathan to allow motorists to collect and consume roadkill. It’s currently a misdemeanor offense to gather it.

02/21/2014

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

More Counties, Lakes Added To Zebra Mussel Fight

State officials fighting the spread of invasive zebra mussels have expanded the territory where boaters are required to drain all watercraft before and after entering lakes and streams.

01/23/2014

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Lake Lavon

Lake Lavon has now become the latest major body of water in North Texas where the presence of zebra mussels has been confirmed according to testing by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

01/21/2014

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Scrutinized Texas Parks Agency Plans Historic Hire

Racism allegations at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have officials searching for a chief diversity officer — a hiring believed to be the first of its kind for a major state agency.

01/08/2014

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State Toughens Zebra Mussel Attack In 17 Counties

A state commission has made permanent requirements for boaters to clean, dry and drain their watercraft before and after entering lakes and streams in 17 North Texas counties.

11/07/2013

Whooping Crane (Earl Nottingham, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.)

Whooping Crane Sightings Expected As Texas Migration Begins

North America’s tallest birds, the Whooping Crane (Grus americana), have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas.

10/18/2013

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Missing Reporter Stable After Rescue From Texas Park

As her husband went for help, a female newspaper reporter lay on the ground of a remote Texas state park, hiding from the sun under a small tree. She was alone for two days until someone on high ground spotted her.

10/07/2013

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

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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