Texas Firefighters Winning Battle To Contain 2 Large WildfiresFirefighters have more fully contained two large wildfires in West Texas, including one that destroyed four homes and prompted the evacuation of nearly 1,200 others.
Officials: Drone Disrupted Efforts To Control Texas WildfireThe Texas A&M Forest Service says two air tankers were grounded Thursday in Erath County when a drone appeared at the wildfire's perimeter.
2 Volunteer Fire Departments Replacing 40+ Year Old Trucks Thanks To GrantsBluff Dale and Lingleville Volunteer Fire Departments are receiving $200,000 grants through Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program.
Drought, Other Factors Contribute To Larger Texas WildfiresLarger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces drought, development and changes in how land is used.
68 Homes Destroyed In Central Texas WildfireThe Texas A&M Forest Service reported that the blaze in Bastrop County is 70 percent contained.
Officials: Walker County Wildfire Leaves 700 Acres BurnedOfficials say a wildfire has burned more than one square mile north of Huntsville in Walker County.
Bastrop County Fires Still Burning, Governor Declares State Of DisasterAs firefighters from across the state head to Central Texas to help battle wildfires, Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in Bastrop County.
Texas A&M Forest Service Marking 100 YearsThe Texas A&M Forest Service will be marking its 100th anniversary with help from the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
Cleburne Residents Receive Free Trees After 2013 TornadoMid-May marks one year since the town of Cleburne was pummeled by tornadoes, destroying over 1,500 homes, business and landscapes.
State Reports Rise In Timber TheftsThe Texas A&M Forest Service said that there has been a surge in reported timber thefts, with more than 20 cases reported all the way from the Red River to almost the Gulf Coast.
Texas Hopeful For Another Quiet Wildfire SeasonWildfires scorched about 6,200 square miles of Texas two years ago, draining the state's firefighting coffers and leaving emergency crews exhausted from months of battling massive blazes.
Texas Agency Seeks Millions More To Fight FiresThe Texas agency responsible for fighting wildfires has asked the state Legislature for an additional $27.2 million to add some 90 firefighters and buy equipment as it faces the threat of more devastating fires in the future.