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Texas Drought

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North Texas Farmers Welcome Hay Donations

Many North Texas farmers are fighting to survive the drought and keep their animals alive. Friday, a local group got some help from the north.

10/14/2011

The sun shines through an oak tree. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Dead Trees Will Mar Texas Landscape For Years

The effects of the severe drought in Texas are being seen in widespread damage to trees in the state.

10/14/2011

Could We Still Be in Drought For 15 More Years?

A lot of buzz last week about remarks that Texas State Climatologist John Nielson-Gammon made about the possibility of Texas still being in drought for another 5 to 15 years.  The full news release from […]

CBS 11–10/06/2011

A group of women work to keep plants at Twin Falls Park, in southwest Oak Cliff, alive. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Women Go On ‘Drought Patrol’ To Save Local Park

Nearly every city park in Dallas is suffering some sort of damage due to severe drought conditions. But one park in Oak Cliff is managing to survive thanks to a group of volunteers who went on a sort of drought patrol.

10/05/2011

Lone Camp Volunteer Fire Department fire fighter Ted Hale fights a wildfire on September 1, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$152 Million In Ag Losses To Texas Wildfires

Enough fence to cross Texas from east to west nearly seven times, more than 1,500 head of livestock and swaths of pasture nearly twice the area of Delaware have burned in Texas wildfires this year.

09/28/2011

Unbelievable Photos of the Texas Drought

The Texas Parks & Wildlife has put together a slideshow of dramatic and impacting photos of our state’s drought.

CBS 11–09/27/2011

Firefighters from the Coppell Fire Department hit hot spots ion a burned down house with water, as they work the wildfires in Bastrop, Texas on September 7, 2011.

State: Power Line Sparks Likely Caused Central Texas Inferno

Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday.

09/20/2011

Cattle use a tree for shade as temperatures rose above 100 degrees in a Texas pasture. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Drought Hurting Farmers & Economies

The Texas drought is having a big impact on the people who grow the food we eat. Crop losses across the state have not only hurt farmers but also had a negative ripple effect far beyond the farm.

08/04/2011

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New La Nina Watch Issued, Worrying Parched Texas

Climatologists say the La Nina weather conditions that contributed to the drought affecting most of Texas may re-occur later this year and prolong the misery for the state’s farmers and ranchers.

08/04/2011

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Sweltering North Texas Heat Blamed For Area Deaths

Wednesday’s temperature marked the 19th straight day with the thermometer over 100-degrees. So early into summer, the oppressive heat has already contributed to a number of deaths across North Texas.

07/20/2011

Mister Sun

Heat Wave In Central U.S. Shows No Signs Of Ending

“Oppressive”, “sticky” — words that can be used anywhere in the central U.S. Heat advisories and warnings were in place in 17 states, from Texas to Michigan, as temperatures and humidity combined to make being outside uncomfortable for millions.

07/18/2011

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North Texas Heat Causing Roadways To Buckle

The extreme heat pounding North Texas is wreaking havoc on roadways. Currently crews with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), are making at least one heat-related repair a week because of buckling.

07/13/2011

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