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Monday, July 20th, 2015

In Texas, the drought is done

For the first time in more than five years, Texas no longer is in a drought. While less than 3 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought has disappeared from every other part of Texas.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Audio: Drought not the only factor in Texas tree deaths

The 2011 drought wreaked havoc on the state's trees, but according to a new report, few of them died directly from dehydration. Rather, trees weakened by the drought likely fell prey to a different culprit: diseases and...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Audio: Drought could linger for years

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples talked with us about why there is still reason to worry even if rain has plentiful in recent weeks.

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