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Texas Wildfires 2011

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Advocating For Pet Oxygen Masks

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green

Pets are no strangers to the woes of Mother Nature. The Texas wildfires sweeping across the state this week are no exception. Though there are no ...

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...

Climate Catastrophe Forces Perry to Temporarily Suspend Denying Climate Catastrophe

Bob Ostertag | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Sadly, the new outbreak of massive wildfires in Texas has forced Gov. Rick Perry to return home and temporarily suspend his efforts educating voters that global warming is really "all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight.

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...

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...

Wildfires Destroy 12 Homes In Texas Panhandle

AP | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green

AMARILLO, Texas -- Two wildfires have destroyed at least 12 homes on the outskirts of the Texas Panhandle city of Amarillo. Texas Forest Service spok...

Laura Gottesdiener

WATCH: As Louisiana Drowns, Texas Is Aflame

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

A battle raged in the backcountry of Western Texas last week. On one side: 35 volunteer firefighters from Brewster County. On the other: two w...

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 ...