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Biologists Fear Bass Tournaments Reducing Texas Fish Populations

There are bass tournaments somewhere in Texas on practically any given weekend, and some wildlife biologists worry about what this mass non-stop fishing is doing to the fish populations.  As you might expect, there's disagreement.

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Watch The Tornado Aftermath Footage From Joplin, MO [VIDEO]

Here is some video footage from local civilians who survived the devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin, MO on May 22nd.

The videos capture the aftermath of the natural disaster, and show us a close-up view of the unrecognizable, destroyed town.

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First Biomass Power Plant in Texas Close to Powering up

The first Texas power plant to use renewable wood waste to generate electricity is close to powering up.  The Aspen Power plant on Lufkin's north side is the first of its kind in the state of Texas, and one of only a handful in the entire country.

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Texas Congressmen to EPA: Don’t Mess With Texas Air.

Four Texas Republican Congressmen visited the Houston Ship Channel last Friday to see the latest air monitoring gear, tout the state’s record of improving air quality and unite against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Perry Blasts Slow Federal Response as Texas Wildfires Flare Up Again

Gov. Rick Perry is again criticizing the Obama Administration for ignoring his appeal for a federal disaster declaration for Texas, where wildfires continue burning out of control over wide areas.

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Get The Latest Texas Wildfire Updates Here

Firefighters, members of the Texas Forest Service, and numerous volunteers were able to get the upper hand this weekend on many wildfires across our state, however, Mother Nature has another dose of dry, windy weather set for Tuesday.

Although some rain has fallen across parts of the state and more is expected in parts of East and Northeast Texas through Tuesday, Texas remains a tinderbox.

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Governor Rick Perry Asks Texans to Pray for Rain

Governor Rick Perry is calling on Texans to pray for rain, as the 4th worst drought in the state’s history shows no sign of letting up, and firefighters continue battling wildfires that have charred more than one and a half million acres across the state.

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County Burn Ban Extended 90 Days

Angelina County Commissioners have voted to extend the county-wide ban on outdoor burning for 90 days.  This means burning anything outdoors is illegal, and violators will be prosecuted.

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