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An employee holds a then-$129,000 valued crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag for the press to see during a private opening for the new Hermes store on Wall Street in 2007.  (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Jane Birkin Wants Name Off Hermes Bag After Seeing Texas Croc Video

British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after seeing PETA video from a Texas reptile farm.

07/29/2015

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Game Wardens Had Been Watching Fort Worth Alligator For A While

It was a quiet Friday morning along the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth. No kayakers and tubers yet after Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens pulled a 10-foot blind alligator from the river on Thursday.

CBS 11–07/10/2015

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Body Of Teen Recovered From Brazos River In Palo Pinto County

Rescuers in Palo Pinto County have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in the Brazos River.

CBSDFW.COM–06/24/2015

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North Texas Flooding Sparks Concerns About Zebra Mussels

Another problem from the record rains and lake flooding North Texans are seeing, is what experts believe will be a wide spread problem with zebra mussel infestation.

06/01/2015

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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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Pond Liners Used Against Lake Waco Zebra Mussels

Pond liners are being used to try to stop zebra mussels from spreading at a Central Texas lake that supplies water to Waco.

10/22/2014

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Rare Paddlefish Being Stocked At East Texas Lake

About 2,000 more paddlefish will be released into an East Texas lake after apparent success with initial restocking of the rare creatures.

09/23/2014

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Game Warden Issues Alligator Warning At North Texas Lake

It seems like a common sense warning — “don’t feed the alligators.” That’s exactly what a Denton County game warden wants people who use Lewisville Lake to know and what CBS 11 News found out about alligators in the lake is getting a lot of attention.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2014

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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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Fewer Memorial Day Boaters Navigate Low Lake Levels

North Texas Lakes aren’t close to being at normal levels, despite recent heavy rains.

CBS 11–05/26/2014

Texas Parks and WIldlife

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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