News Stream – December 2019

This month, News Stream is packed with information from our proactive approach to protecting our pipeline infrastructure and ways you can help by participating in the ongoing Holiday Grease Round Up, to recognizing milestones and achievements of our dedicated staff and important winter weather tips to keep people, pets, plants and pipes safe.

We’ve got event listings, recent news and more from our Member City and Customers.

Read the full News Stream online or download a pdf version at the link below.



Dec. 3: Christmas on the Square (Mesquite)
Dec. 6: Dickens in Historic Downtown (Plano)
Dec. 7: Merry Main Street (Frisco)
Dec. 7: Santa’s Village (Richardson)
Dec. 7: Christmas Tree Lighting (Rockwall)
Dec. 7: Wylie Arts Festival (Wylie)
Dec.10: Water4Otter @ Allen Americans Hockey (Allen)
Dec. 21: Celebrate Sunrise Saturday’s (Seagoville)
Jan. 2: Water4Otter @ Allen Americans Hockey (Allen)
Jan. 25:  Newcomers Guide to Gardening (McKinney)

A Few Extra Reminders:

Nov. 1 – Mar. 31:  Limit watering to 1 day per week
Nov. 25 – Jan 6:  Holiday Grease Roundup
Now – Jan. 6:  NCTCOG accepting applications for the Solid Waste Implementation Grant Program


Toyota ShareLunker Program visits Fannin County (North Texas eNews)
Bois d’Arc To Be First Texas Lake Exclusively Stocked With Selectively Bred Trophy Bass (Fannin County Leader)
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas is worth a trip to see (North Texas eNews)
Texan by Nature Unveils the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20 (Business Wire)
Richardson mayor signs disaster declaration after hundreds of properties damaged by Oct. 20 tornado (Community Impact News)
Collin College moves forward with Farmersville, Celina campuses (Community Impact News)
Mesquite City Council Approves Development Agreements Covering More Than 700 Acres (NBCDFW,com)
New Mesquite community will bring more than 2,500 homes (Dallas News)
TWRI to develop future water resources programs in DFW region (Texas Water Resources Institute)
Beverage companies pump $100 million into cutting down plastic bottle waste (Dallas Morning News)
Should We Break Our Bottled Water Habit? (Consumer Reports)
The FDA Knew the Bottled Water Was Contaminated. The Public Didn’t. (Consumer Reports)
Electricity prices up 43 percent this year, reflecting new price adders (Houston Chronicle)