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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)

Texas Firefighter Charged With Setting Wildfire

A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with setting a wildfire last year. Taylor Dupree Partain was charged in connection with a May wildfire.

03/30/2012

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$4 Million In Donations After Central Texas Wildfires

Parts of Central Texas devastated by wildfires have benefited from more than $4 million in donations and the help of volunteers rebuilding homes.

03/07/2012

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Wildfires & Drought Take Toll On Texas Tourism

Texas lawmakers are analyzing the effects of record-setting drought and wildfires on tourism statewide.

01/24/2012

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

Palo Pinto County Church Ready To Rise After Fire

The flames that scorched much of the North Texas area last year brought down the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake.

01/23/2012

Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires Recovery

The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.

01/20/2012

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

USDA Announces $308 Million In Aid For States

The nation’s top agriculture official is expected to announce more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico.

01/18/2012

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Erik Rodriguez battles a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Funding Cuts Felt By Texas Volunteer Firefighters

The director of the Texas Forest Service says budget cuts that slashed annual state grants for volunteer firefighters by $18 million since 2009 have had “a huge impact” on fighting wildfires.

01/17/2012

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

Red Cross 2011 Disaster Summary To Be Released

On Monday the American Red Cross is set to release its Year-End Disaster Summary Report for 2011 and don’t expect the news to be good.

12/19/2011

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)

FEMA Wildfires Declaration Now Includes 119 Texas Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded its wildfires disaster declaration area for Texas to include 119 counties.

12/14/2011

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Drought, Heat & Wildfires Driving Up All Insurance Rates

So far, the record drought, heat wave and wildfires across the state have caused an estimated $10 billion in damages. So, as insurance companies pay claims they will need to generate more revenue — and they’ll get it from you!

12/08/2011

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

Texas State Parks Campaigning For More Visitors And Money

Texas parks received fewer visitors because of wildfires and drought this year, leading to a $4.6 million deficit, state officials said Tuesday at the launch of a campaign to encourage the public to visit more often and donate much needed funds.

12/06/2011

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfire Season Reaches 1-Year Mark

The devastating Texas wildfire season reaches the one-year mark on Tuesday, and there appears to be no end in sight as officials brace for more blazes.

11/15/2011

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