other reports-texas-6/12

Texas grid sets June power record, urges conservation. Reuters

Drought still leading to underground water problems. Austin American-Statesman

100-degree day puts Galveston in uncharted territory. Houston Chronicle

Low lake levels affect visitors and residents. KRIS

Austin Energy wraps up solar project. KXAN

Houston’s water woes connected to old pipes. Houston Chronicle

CPS dedicates solar complex. San Antonio Express-News

Rice growers fear aid is drying up. Houston Chronicle

Solar energy could help Texas peak power demand, study says. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More earthquake news: Panel says blame waste injection wells, not fracking. Dallas Morning News

Whooping cranes survive Texas’ devastating drought. Associated Press

Rolling blackouts? There’s an app for that! TexasVox

Contested Matagorda County power plant gets green light from TCEQ. Houston Chronicle

State environmental agency makes money available to get older vehicles off the roads. Austin American-Statesman

Dozens of dolphins stranded in Texas since fall. Houston Chronicle

The sun will come out tomorrow. Texas Observer

The last drop. Texas Tribune

Smart grid technology reveals more efficient ways to measure energy consumption. Daily Texan

TCEQ studying needs for watermaster of Texas rivers. Mason County News

ERCOT: Summer outlook is good, future uncertain. YNN

After a few months, drought returns to part of Houston region. Houston Chronicle

Squeezing the shale: Legislature dipping toe into regulation of fracking. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

EPA proposes approving Texas rules on site permits. Austin American-Statesman

Watering in El Paso restored to 2 days a week. El Paso Times

Freshwater inflow study gets local input. Rockport Pilot

Mitchells restore land to pre-settlement condition. Houston Chronicle

Texas refinery gets huge upgrade, can now run tar sands. InsideClimate News

‘Exceptional’ drought nearly gone in Texas. Austin American-Statesman

Electric grid: Threat of summer blackouts greatest in Texas, Calif. Greenwire