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2008-07-06 03:00:10

By Rudolph Bush, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 6--There's nothing like July heat to remind people just how badly North Texas needs water. But Dallas' long-term water strategy has been getting a second look from city officials after a federal judge put a major hitch in a plan to build a huge reservoir in East Texas. The proposed Lake Fastrill reservoir on the Neches River isn't entirely dead as a result of the ruling. But, the proposal's future is in serious question, prompting Dallas...

2007-07-03 06:17:33

By Bill Teeter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 3--GRAPEVINE -- There's been so much rain that even boaters are being inconvenienced. At Lake Grapevine, every boat ramp is closed because of high water. And campsites have been shut down. Lake Worth was off-limits to boaters and swimmers Monday because of high water and floating debris. At other area lakes, officials report no problems. But many agree it's been an interesting summer. "We found a [ceramic] lamp floating in...

2007-06-06 06:00:13

DALLAS _ Smallmouth bass have taken a hit from golden alga, the insidious blooming plant that's caused problems in West Texas fish hatcheries and at Lake Whitney, the heavyweight champ of the state's smallmouth lakes. Smallmouth bass are not native to Texas. They were introduced during Texas Parks and Wildlife's experimental period of testing the adaptability of every game fish from walleye to peacock bass. Texas summers are too harsh for some species that evolved in more temperate...

2006-09-03 16:14:12

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Officials on Sunday began investigating the collision of two powerful jet boats during a racing competition that killed five people at a lake on the Oklahoma-Texas border. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said the sole survivor of Saturday's crash may hold the answers to the crash between the two speeding two boats on Lake Texoma. The collision occurred on the Oklahoma side of the border during an event called a "poker run," in which the jet boats...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.