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4 Texas Parks Still Closed After Memorial Day Weekend Floods

Hundreds of volunteers have helped restore more than 50 Texas state parks damaged or closed following deadly Memorial Day weekend flooding. But several North Texas parks remain closed.

08/21/2015

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Prosper Police Urge Caution As Dove Hunting Season Approaches

Dove hunting season in the state’s North Zone, which includes the Town of Prosper, opens Tuesday, Sept. 1

08/14/2015

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Texas Unveils Winning Bass License Plate

More than 4,000 anglers and other fans of fishing have cast votes online and picked their favorite new bass image for an updated Texas license plate.

06/01/2015

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Storms, Floods Leaving Mark On Texas State Parks

About half of the Texas State Park system has been impacted by severe weather and flooding over the past month.

05/28/2015

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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

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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

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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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