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Police Now Involved In Battle Over Locked Fire Hydrants

There are new developments in the fight over locked fire hydrants in Lavon. The Lavon Special Utility District is now getting police involved in its battle with the fire department. This latest conflict comes after a firefighter accidentally cut a padlock.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2014

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Mineral Wells Council Votes To Prohibit All Outdoor Watering

The sprinklers are now silenced. A desperately dry North Texas city is taking drastic steps to curb water use. Their latest action is the most drastic we’ve seen in the DFW area.

CBSDFW.COM–09/16/2014

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Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.

09/15/2014

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Schools Teaching Students To Fight Back Against Germs

With flu season right around the corner, North Texas schools are teaching students to fight back against germs. But some researchers say one weapon – hand sanitizer – may not be as powerful as many people think.

CBS 11–09/10/2014

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Highway Construction Posing Problems For Firefighters

A big rig fire in North Fort Worth shut down the highway Thursday morning and construction made it difficult for firefighters to access water to put it out.

08/28/2014

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Water Main Break Rips Up Dallas Road

A water main break in Dallas early Tuesday morning ripped up the roadways and sidewalks just a few blocks away from an Oak Cliff landmark.

08/26/2014

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Residents Cry Foul About Plano’s ‘Flushing’ Process

The City of Plano insists it’s not wasting the region’s most precious resource – water.

08/25/2014

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Brita Recalling Children’s Water Bottles

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children’s water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

08/19/2014

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Dehydration & Overheating Top Concerns For Young Athletes

With football practice up and running at high school fields across Texas, sidelines are packed with water bottles and cooling stations. Dehydration and overheating are top concerns when young players hit the turf during August heat.

CBS 11–08/12/2014

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Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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Trinity River Reduced To Trickle For Toll Road Construction

It’s a startling sight for visitors to Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. The Trinity River is all but gone.

08/04/2014

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Recent Drownings Reminder For Parents To Stay Vigilant

The accidental drowning of three toddlers within one week in Tarrant County has health officials urging parents more than ever to watch over their kids when they’re near water.

07/28/2014

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