Texas Among Top States For Drunken Boating Accidents According To Coast Guard DataData from 2019 released this month shows Texas among the top five states when it comes to alcohol-related boating accidents.
'It's Madness': Tens Of Thousands Have Gone Fishin' Amid COVID-19 Restrictions In the search for something to do during the coronavirus pandemic, CBS 11 News uncovered new numbers showing tens of thousands of Texans, have gone fishin.’
Experts Warn Of Invasive Zebra Mussels In Texas Lakes Ahead Of Memorial Day WeekendThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging thousands of boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft after use ahead of Memorial Day weekend as 15 lakes in the state are infested with zebra mussels.
Families Of Drowning Victims Share Advice Ahead Of Holiday WeekendTwenty-eight children have already died in drownings in Texas this year. The next three months, Memorial Day through Labor Day, are often when hospitals see the most victims.
Water Safety Concerns After A Deadly North Texas WeekendAs the weather heats up more and more people will head to swimming pools and area lakes, but before you dive in there are some safety precautions to keep in mind.
Texas Steps Up Anti-Zebra Mussels Effort Going Into SummerThe Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Friday launched a boater awareness campaign called "Clean, Drain and Dry." The effort is part of an outdoors festival this weekend at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.
North Texas Lake Openings & AccessOfficials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say while most waterways are open, lake visitors will need to do their homework to find out if there is access to parks, boat ramps, marinas and recreational facilities.
Learn Water Safety Tips Before Heading To The Pool Or LakeWhile thousands of North Texans enjoy the summer weather by heading to area lakes or neighborhood swimming pools, there are some safety precautions to keep in mind before taking a dip.
Texas Kicks Off Campaign To Halt Spread Of Zebra MusselsTexas has kicked off a public awareness campaign to help stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels as boaters prepare for the summer.
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.
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.
1 Dead After Watercraft Accident On Joe Pool LakeOne person is dead after a personal watercraft accident on Joe Pool Lake. There were four friends, on two separate jet skis, when one ‘t-boned’ the other. The impact killed one of the drivers – a 42-year-old man.
Drought & Low Water Levels = Slow Business On Area LakesThe start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.
Rules To Combat Zebra Mussels Extended StatewideA new Texas rule, just passed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, expands boat draining rules from 47 counties to statewide to combat the spread of Zebra mussels.
Despite Recent Rain, More Is Needed To Fill Depleted LakesFinally! Drenching rains covered North Texas late last week and Monday. That's two storms in just under a week. That has to be good news for all of our lakes, right?