Texas A&M Forest Service
Mid-May marks one year since the town of Cleburne was pummeled by tornadoes, destroying over 1,500 homes, business and landscapes.
The 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.
Wildfires 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.
The 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.
For Texans looking to save money on their monthly energy bills, Oncor is offering a simple solution: plant a tree.