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Texas Fires Nearly Doused

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

FORT DAVIS, Texas (AP) — An evacuation order for a rustic residential development threatened by a West Texas wildfire has been lifted after firefigh...

Uncertainty Over Rebuilding After Devastating Texas Fires

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Concrete foundations that have been cleared of rubble sit eerily empty amid charred remains of once majestic loblolly pines. D...

Texas Wildfires Likely To Get Worse: 'Fire Forces Don't Get To Take A Day Off'


BASTROP, Texas -- Scorching temperatures, strong winds and dry vegetation are turning Texas wildfires into fast and furious dangers that hop from plac...

Firefighters Work To Contain The Blazes In Bastrop, Texas

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas — Firefighters gained ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history even as the state said the ...

Perry Faces Leadership Test In Real Time

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it a leadership test in real time. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail this week to dash back t...

PHOTOS: Texas County Reports Deaths As It Fights Wildfires

Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

Wildfires have burned across Texas in recent weeks, and regions like Bastrop, Texas are still fighting the flames. The Texas county near Austin has be...

PHOTOS: Firefighters Fight The Flames In Texas

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

Wildfires continue to destroy hundreds of homes across Texas -- some 57 fires have swept over 100,000 acres, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday....

Texas Wildfires Destroy More Than 1,000 Homes

AP | JIM VERTUNO and MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas — One of the most devastating wildfire outbreaks in Texas history left more than 1,000 homes in ruins Tuesday and stretched the s...

A Forest Firefighter on the Central Texas Fires

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

Regardless of whether I am able to fight some of these Central Texas fires myself, I will certainly join in with other residents of Central Texas to try to provide much-needed support to those who have been displaced from or have lost their homes.

Raging Texas Wildfires Destroy Hundreds Of Homes

AP | WILL WEISSERT and MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas — A roaring wildfire raced through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Central Texas on Monday, destroying nearly 500 homes during...

Texas Blaze Destroys Homes, May Soon Be Easier To Contain

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, Texas — Crews battling a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a North Texas lakeside vacation community doused flare-...

Glued to the Weather Channel While the World Burns

Paul Loeb | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb

Media coverage rarely connects the unfolding cataclysms with the climate change that fuels them. We can't guarantee that any specific disaster is caused by our warming atmosphere, but considered together, they fit all the predicted models.

Texas Plans To Cut Budget Of Agency Battling Wildfires

Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Tex (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers are set to slash funding for the agency responsible for fighting wildfires in the midst of a historic wild...

Rick Perry Accuses Obama Of Leaving Texas In The Dust

Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for not responding to a request for a disaster a...

Texas Burning 'Border To Border'

AP/The Huffington Post | By ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

MINERAL WELLS, Texas -- Since evacuating her lakeside Texas home, Jackie Fewell has turned her hotel room into the information hub for one of the stat...

Over 1 Million Acres Burned In Texas Wildfires

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

The Texas wildfires have been creeping closer and closer to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as over one million acres have been burned in little over a we...

Texas Wildfire Season Among Worst In State History

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green

Out of control wildfires continue to wreak havoc on West Texas, an area still recovering from a series of wildfires in recent months. It's been one...

Texas Wildfires Destroy 68 Homes

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMARILLO, Texas — Stunned and weary residents of a Texas Panhandle town were allowed to return to what was left of homes on Monday, a day after ...

Texas Churches Struck By Fires Following Arson Announcement

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DALLAS — A sheriff's dispatcher says fires have struck two more rural east Texas churches, just hours after investigators announced that a blaze...