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Texas Wildfires Are Not the Worst: Video of a Decade of Fires

NASA just released satellite imagery of the past decade of fires around the globe. Africa beats Texas by a mile as far as fire goes, but most of their fires were intentionally set to clear farmland. If you can get … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires Eased by Rain – For Now

Texas got a bit of rain over the weekend and even a bit more yesterday in some parts. The rain was so welcome and the cooler temperatures, if you can call the mid-90’s cool, have been a relief from the … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires: Situation Update 9/16/11

The good news is we’re getting a little bit of rain in some places. The bad news is that lightning is associated with some of these rain showers, and lighting can strike far away from where it is raining. Can’t … Continue reading

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Texas Firefighters Get Assistance from Far and Wide

We’ve known for a long time that firefighters have come to Texas from all over the country to fight the wildfires. Every state in the union and Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have sent firefighters to help … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires: Second Fire Breaks Out in George Bush Park, Houston

Firefighters have already contained this blaze, but a second and completely different fire from the first one broke out in George Bush Park on the north side late last night and burned 20-30 acres before it was extinguished. The firefighters … Continue reading

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Pitch a cigarette out the window – pay a fine: video

Texas is burning, people. Pay attention. Harris County deputies have been ordered to issue warnings and citations to people who throw a cigarette butt out of their car window.  I say it’s about time. Don’t Mess with Texas, folks. Check … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires: Situation Update 9/15/11

The panhandle is getting some rain this morning, and the temperatures won’t be quite as high today across the state. The Houston area will “only” climb into the mid-90’s, which will seem like autumn weather to most of us. A … Continue reading

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