Droughts intensify in East Texas, water board says

Despite precipitation and some relief from dry conditions along the gulf coast, drought conditions worsened last week for Northeast portions of the state, the Texas Water Development Board said in its weekly water report. In the latest report, the TWDB said 15 percent of the state remains in a state of drought. “Thanksgiving week brought […]


Texas Republicans push for convention of states on Constitution

Texas would call for a convention of states to propose constitutional amendments limiting the federal government’s power if resolutions proposed Tuesday by Republican state lawmakers are adopted in the next legislative session. To mark the occasion, Gov. Greg Abbott led a pep rally-like event at the Capitol on Tuesday with activists with the tea party-aligned […]


East Texas: Timing fertilization of winter pastures proving tricky amid drought, above-average temperatures

OVERTON – Fertilizing to produce quality winter annual forages, such as ryegrass or small grains, has been difficult for East Texas producers to time as above-average temperatures and moderate drought continue, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, Overton. Corriher-Olson has received many calls from producers recently regarding the best time […]


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