Texas Parks and Wildlife
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.
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.
Rain came down fast and furious in parts of the state last night. Some areas were drenched with more than a foot of water. With the storm system dumping that much rain, there were a lot of flooding problems.
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.
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.
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.
Colleyville is reversing the sale of city land to a developer after residents discovered a document promising the property would always be open space.
An official says the 100-year-old Battleship Texas, which had been closed after several leaks flooded the vessel, will likely reopen this weekend.
Just two days after reopening, the 100-year-old Battleship Texas museum is closed indefinitely after several leaks flooded the vessel.
Tomorrow morning the Battleship Texas will reopen to the public. The vessel sprang what was called a “significant leak” and was closed earlier this month.
It’s a tool you may have only seen used by bad guys in big screen blockbusters. An effort is underway though to allow Texas hunters to use firearm silencers as they hunt for game.
Texas parks received fewer visitors because of wildfires and drought this year, leading to a $4.6 million deficit, state officials said Tuesday at the launch of a campaign to encourage the public to visit more often and donate much needed funds.