With all of North Texas experiencing a deep drought, almost every week you hear about different cities cracking down on water usage. But CBS 11 News has learned that in many places the restrictions are nothing but an empty threat.
As the North Texas drought continues its relentless years-long march, more people are turning to drought-resistant plants to decorate their yards.
Last summer North Texans were asked to make water concessions because of the drought, now at least one city is considering making some watering restrictions permanent.
Texas water planners facing mounting scrutiny from lawmakers privately drafted an $8 billion list of priority projects for Republican leaders as the state considers ramping up spending to fight a dwindling water supply.
A proposed restaurant and retail development in Grapevine is set to get a moment of truth Tuesday night to see if some contaminated groundwater will keep it from further developing the property.