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Texas Wildfires

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...

Ron Paul Calls For No Federal Aid For Tornado Victims

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul has a message for victims of the tornadoes that killed dozens of people in the South and Midwest: buy insurance. "There is no such thing...

Texas Wildfires Declared Officially Worst Season Ever In State's History

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- It's official: Last year's wildfire season was the worst in Texas history. The Texas Forest Service on Thursday announced t...

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...

Rains, Cooler Temps Ease Wildfire Concerns In Texas

John Harden | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
John Harden

Johnson County, Texas hasn't had a burn ban in effect for three weeks, the ban's longest rescindment since one was enacted in early spring.

Texas Wildfire Season Hits One-Year Mark With No End In Sight

Posted 01.15.2012 | Green

By ANGELA K. BROWN, The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas -- The devastating Texas wildfire season reaches the one-year mark on Tuesday, and there...

Popular Texas State Park A 'Moonscape' After Wildfires

AP | By MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas -- Todd McClanahan surveys the fire-blackened tree trunks poking out of a thick carpet of ash, a normally green world turned black and ...

With Deaths Of Forests, A Loss Of Crucial Climate Protectors

New York Times | Justin Gillis | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

WISE RIVER, Mont. — The trees spanning many of the mountainsides of western Montana glow an earthy red, like a broadleaf forest at the beginning of ...

Texas Wildfires Spark Millions In Agriculture Losses

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Enough fencing to cross Texas from east to west nearly seven times, more than 1,500 head of livestock and swaths of pasture ...

Extreme Weather Makes Portable Generators A Hit

AP | By MICHAEL HILL | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

-- Alex Iwashyna didn't realize how many of her neighbors in Richmond, Va., had backup generators until her own family bought one in the dark days af...

Power Utility Sued After Massive Texas Wildfire

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

FORT WORTH, Texas — A utility knew about wildfire dangers amid Texas' severe drought but failed to remove dead trees and branches near power lin...

Stop the Insanity: Please get a grip!

Randall | Posted 11.09.2011 | Comedy
Randall

So much has been going on recently...seriously? It's been beyond craazzzy. David Cameron and Parliament seem to have their heart set on a mass badger killing, Texas was hit by wildfires and Republicans have been debating up a storm. But at least those laboratory chimps got released. Thank goodness!

State: Huge Texas Blaze Cause Likely Electrical

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas -- Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas hist...

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...

Praise the Lord and Pass the Tenth Amendment

Carl Pope | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Perry may strut, but he's dangerously passive -- with a reckless willingness to attribute the fruits of this laziness to divine will.

Texas Wildfire Protection Plan Lacks Funding

AP | DANNY ROBBINS and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

SAN ANTONIO — Long before this month's historic wildfires in Texas, the state's forest service came up with a $20.4 million plan to stop the fla...

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

AP | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

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

Central Texas Wildfire Sees Progress On Ground

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas — Residents left homeless by a massive Central Texas wildfire turned their attention Friday to what they need to move forward, wi...

Residents Quickly Fled As Texas Wildfires Closed In

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas -- Dennis Silman was in line at the store when his wife's urgent call came through: They needed to get out. Smoke was drifting up throu...

Firefighters Experience Delay With Texas Wildfires

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas -- Firefighters can't use one of their biggest weapons against a devastating wildfire in Central Texas because they haven't assembled t...

Aftermath Images Surface as Wildfires Still Burn

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Andrew Shapter

It's day four in what is already being call the worst fire in Texas history.

Lucia Graves

Rick Perry's Budget Leaves Texans In Bind Amidst Historic Wildfires

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As wildfires engulfed her Bastrop County, Texas, neighborhood on Sunday, Betty Dunkerley was forced to evacuate her home for safer groun...

Perry Recalls Firefighters, Will Combat Wildfires with Prayer

Ben Ritz | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy
Ben Ritz

In a surprise announcement, Governor Rick Perry has declared that he will sign an executive order recalling all of Texas' firefighters and implementing an "emergency mandatory day of prayer and fasting."

WATCH: Texas Wildfire Spreads Across Field In A Minute

Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

Firefighters in Bastrop, Texas, near Austin, are working to control a wildfire that has claimed lives and burned hundreds of homes. With lighter wi...