City Council Votes To Ban Synthetic Turf & Artificial Grass The City of Murphy set new rules about landscaping, banning homeowners from installing synthetic turf and artificial grass in areas visible from the street.
Dehydrated Baby Egrets Dying In DeSotoDrought and destruction of habitat are forcing adult egrets to fly farther in search of food, leaving their little ones at the mercy of their thirst.
Plano Flushes Out Fire Hydrants Despite Water RestrictionsWater flowed freely from Plano fire hydrants Thursday in an effort to improve quality despite the city’s Stage 3 Water Restrictions.
Water Restrictions Likely Coming To Irving ResidentsNew water restriction rules may soon be in place for Irving residents.
North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Wichita Falls Treats Wastewater For DrinkingA North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Record Low Water Levels At Lake Lavon The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.
Wichita Falls Wants To Use Chemical To Prevent Lake EvaporationWichita Falls is looking at spreading a state-approved, environmentally friendly polymar over its largest lake, Arrowhead.
North Texas Farmers "Overjoyed" With This Year's Peach CropOn the O’Bannon farm in Weatherford peach season is in high gear. Jean and John O’Bannon can’t help but feel overjoyed. The few nuisance issues they've had this year are actually good ones to have. Last year the crop was the pits thanks to a late freeze.
Low Water Levels At Lake Texoma Benefit Environmentake Texoma is currently nearly eight feet below the level of water it should be during this time of year. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Ring Lost For 60 Years Turns Up In Dry Texas LakeAn 84-year-old Washington state woman will soon be reunited with her 1953 university class ring after someone found it in a dried-up West Texas lake.
Cities Losing Money With Drought & Watering RestrictionsNorth Texas cities are trying to figure out how to deal with a costly side effect of the drought. Some are losing millions of dollars because of water restrictions.
Texas Congressional Committee Considers DesalinationA Texas congressional committee is convening in North Texas to discuss the technology and cost of water desalination as the state grapples with persistent drought.
Texas' Recent Rains Improve Drought, Lake Levels Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.
Drought Forces Richardson To Spend More On Road WorkAfter nearly doubling its street maintenance budget for this year, the City of Richardson is looking to increase road work funding by another half million to $2.45 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.