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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)

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

Willie Nelson performs during Farm Aid 2009 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 4, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Concert Benefits Central Texas Wildfire Victims

George Strait, Willie Nelson and the Dixie Chicks are among the performers to play Monday night as part of a show to benefit wildfire victims.

10/17/2011

Pencils are displayed in the back-to-school section of a Target store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lewisville School Sends Supplies To Bastrop Students

It was the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. A raging fire destroyed more than 1,500 homes near Bastrop. While recovery will take months, some North Texas students stepped up to lend their support.

10/06/2011

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

Low Winds Help Crews Contain Central Texas Blaze

Firefighters made progress in containing a fire just a month after the state’s most destructive wildfire hit the same Central Texas county.

10/06/2011

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

Another Wildfire Burns In Central Texas

Crews made progress against wildfire in the same Central Texas county where a destructive blaze last month destroyed over 1,500 homes.

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

Power transmission lines. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

Power Company Sued After Massive Texas Wildfire

A utility company knew about wildfire dangers amid severe Texas drought, but failed to remove dead trees and branches near their power lines.

09/28/2011

A man performs with a lasso before the Disney premiere of "The Alamo" at the historic Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: Jill Torrance/Getty Images)

Fire Burns “The Alamo” Film Set Near Austin

A fire official in Texas says a wildfire has destroyed part of the set for the 2003 film “The Alamo,” and charred at least 150 acres near Austin.

09/28/2011

President Barack Obama speaks after touring Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 6, 2011. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Takes Shots At Perry & GOP Debates

President Barack Obama is swiping at Texas Governor Rick Perry, criticizing him as “a governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change.”

09/26/2011

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