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The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Chunks Of Texas Drop Back Into Severe Drought

A dry winter has dropped chunks of Texas, including large metro areas such as Houston and Fort Worth, back into severe forms of drought, raising concerns for wildfires and the health of tree farms.

11/30/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire-Ravaged Bastrop Park Begins Restoration

Wildlife officials are working on restoring Bastrop State Park, where historic wildfires claimed 95 percent of the trees one year ago. But it will take plenty of manpower, time and money.

09/03/2012

CBS 11 News was there with Little Elm firefighters as they hosed off what's left of several homes ravaged by wildfires. (credit: Jay Gormley/CBS 11 News)

Campaign Starts To Replace 4 Million Burned Texas Trees

State parks officials have kicked off a campaign to raise money to replace millions of the signature trees that were lost a year ago when wildfires tore through the Lost Pines State Park and surrounding areas.

08/28/2012

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Local Red Cross Helping With Several Emergency Situations

The American Red Cross is out in force today looking for people who need help after Sunday night’s violent storms. Teams are being sent out into the field to help ensure residents know there is assistance available.

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2012

Possum Kingdom Fire

Perry Sends Military Aid To Texas Wildfires

Governor Perry has ordered Texas Military Forces to provide support to state and local agencies fighting the wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake.

08/12/2012

Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Wildfires Continue To Burn In Palo Pinto

Two wildfires continue to burn near the same area that was hit by one of the worst wildfires in state history last year.

08/11/2012

Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Palo Pinto Fires Continue To Burn

Two wildfires that have burned about 4,000 acres of land near Possum Kingdom Lake are reportedly 25 percent contained.

08/11/2012

Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Wildfires Burn Near Possum Kingdom Lake

Firefighters are facing two wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake that burned more than 1,000 acres of land.

08/10/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire Report Says Homes Need Bigger Buffer

Texas Forest Service officials say last year’s devastating Bastrop County wildfire has shown that the vegetation-free area around a home should extend beyond the long-accepted recommendation of 30 feet.

07/26/2012

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuation Order Lifted For West Texas Wildfire

An evacuation order for a rustic residential development threatened by a West Texas wildfire has been lifted after firefighters were able to ring the fire with a containment line.

05/04/2012

Emergency crews fight wildfire flames. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfire Near Homes, But Not Advancing

An official said that a wildfire threatening a rugged West Texas resort has not crossed the lines built to stop it, and firefighters are making progress.

05/03/2012

Emergency crews drop fire retardent slurry while battling a running wildfire that is threatning homes on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Wildfire Threatens Remote West Texas Resort

Specialists have been summoned to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote West Texas resort development from an approaching wildfire.

05/02/2012

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