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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

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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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Heavy Rain, Flooding In Central & South Texas

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/31/2013

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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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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

Colleyville Reverses Sale Of City Land

Colleyville is reversing the sale of city land to a developer after residents discovered a document promising the property would always be open space.

02/28/2013

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Battleship Texas To Likely Reopen This Weekend

An official says the 100-year-old Battleship Texas, which had been closed after several leaks flooded the vessel, will likely reopen this weekend.

07/05/2012

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Leak Shuts Down Battleship Texas Indefinitely

Just two days after reopening, the 100-year-old Battleship Texas museum is closed indefinitely after several leaks flooded the vessel.

06/25/2012

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Battleship Texas Set To Reopen After Leak Repairs

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.

06/22/2012

Semi-automatic assault style rifles on display at a gun show. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

State Considers Allowing Silencers For Game Hunters

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.

02/22/2012

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