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Texas Drought 2011

In The Aftermath Of Drought, 'Mother Nature Won Once Again'

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

ELKHART, Texas (AP) — Linda Galayda hauled water and flagged down truck drivers to ask about their hay. She sold calves and young cows and made her ...

Texas Drought Cost $2 Billion More Than Previously Thought

AP | Posted 03.22.2012 | Green

HOUSTON -- Agriculture officials say losses from Texas' historic drought are more than $2 billion more than previously thought. The Texas AgriLife Ex...

Lingering Effects Of Texas Drought

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

MAD ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas...

Texas Drought Killed 5.6 Million Urban Shade Trees

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Some 5.6 million urban shade trees were killed by the record drought that baked Texas ...

A 'Drought Survival Kit' For Suffering Texas Homeowners

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texans watched disaster unfold slowly last year as a historic drought took a withering toll across the region. Trees died by the mi...

Texas Town Relying On Tanker Trucks For Water

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Tanker trucks loaded with water have become the lifeline for a Texas lakefront village that came precariously close to becom...

A Record-Breaking Year For Texas

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green

By Marice Richter FORT WORTH, Texas , Jan 7 (Reuters) - It's official: 2011 was the driest year on record in Texas, according to the ...

Millions Of Trees Lost In Texas Drought

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A preliminary state estimate says as many as a half-billion trees died this year across Texas from the drought persisting ac...

Texas Drought Takes Cow Numbers Down By 600K

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas — The worst drought in Texas' history has led to the largest-ever one-year decline in the leading cattle-state's cow herd, raisin...

Texas Drought 2011: Conditions Are Improving

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Recent rains in parts of Texas have led to less than half of the state being in the worst category of drought for the first time sin...

Texas Towns Find Fast Solutions To Water Problems

AP | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

GROESBECK, Texas -- In a tranquil state park in Central Texas, workers are busily piecing together massive yellow pipes that spell salvation for this ...

Christmas Tree Farmers Struggle After Historic Drought

AP | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

NEW CANEY, Texas -- Dry, brown grass crunches underfoot as David Barfield walks through his 45-acre Christmas tree farm pointing at evergreens covered...

Drought Leaves Slim Pickings For Migrating Birds

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From nesting grounds in Alaska and Idaho to the prairie potholes in Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and other mi...

Drought Exposes Ghost Towns, Graves In Texas

AP | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

BLUFFTON, Texas -- Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest o...

Texas Drought Endangers Power Projects

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

BAY CITY, Texas — Ever since the days of Spindletop, when oil first spewed from the soil near Beaumont, Texans have embraced the energy industry...

Lynne Peeples

Texas Drought: 'Tough Choices' Ahead For The Thirsty State, Water Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Thursday evening, Austin's local Fox News weatherman Scott Fisher gave his viewers a welcome forecast: a "big time" chance of rain...

Last Of Fire-Weary Texans Allowed To Return Home

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas -- Officials say the last of thousands of central Texas residents forced to flee a massive and devastating wildfire have been allowed t...

Extreme Weather: For Once, Al Gore's Excellent Timing

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Al Gore hasn’t always demonstrated impeccable political instincts, but his timing was right as rain this week when he organized a worldwide extravag...

Texas Faces Months Of More Dry Weather

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The outlook for the next three months is bad news for drought-plagued Texas and its neighbors. And that comes after the Lone Star ...

INTERACTIVE PHOTO: Before And After The Texas Wildfire

Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

Texas is dry. Really dry. This has been the worst drought in Texas since the 1950's, and the drought has been a perfect breeding ground for wildfi...

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...

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 Drought: 'We Can't Catch A Break'

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green

ROBERT LEE, Texas (AP) -- Ranchers in pickup trucks here stop to ladle up puddles of street water after underground pipes crack, and wilting trees are...

Texas Drought Recalls Long, Punishing Dry Spell Of 1950's

AP | By ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green

FORT WORTH, Texas -- After enduring nearly a year of drought, Texans have grown accustomed to seeing acres of withered crops, scores of dried-up ponds...

Texas Drought Will Harm Wildlife Habitat For Years

AP | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green

CANADIAN, Texas -- In a muddy pile of sand where a pond once flowed in the Texas Panhandle, dead fish, their flesh already decayed and feasted on by m...