Extreme drought’ sets Texas ablaze and may sprawl over the South until midsummer. ClimateWire

Upbeat update on Panhandle wind power promises more in future. Livestock Weekly

Green Mountain solar leases give homeowners bragging rights. Dallas Morning News

Austin considers raising your water bill with sustainability fee. KUT

Solar rebate legislation could have a chance in the Legislature. Austin American-Statesman

Rick Perry says Governor’s Mansion will have solar energy panels. Dallas Morning News

Report: Rio Grande water flow could decline up to 14 percent. Associated Press

A city built on oil discovers how precious its water can be. Texas Tribune

NRG will no longer invest in STP expansion. San Antonio Express-News

Senate votes to establish energy policy committee. Associated Press

Legislation to save solar heads to Austin. El Paso Inc.

Texas’ bad wildfire year might not indicate climate change, but it shows pattern, scientists say. Dallas Morning News

Can US handle historic Texas wildfires? Christian Science Monitor

Texas natural gas tax break: Needed boost or handout? Fuel Fix

‘Fracking’ for natural gas also splits towns and families. Associated Press

Fast start to fire season as wildfires scorch Texas. Climate Central

Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project seeks more drilling oversight. Fort Worth Star Telegram

The ‘greening’ of Fiesta. San Antonio Express-News

Texas lawmakers mull reducing natural gas tax break. Texas Tribune

Solar power initiative reworked. San Angelo Standard-Times

A new Pickens Plan: Good for the U.S. or just for T. Boone? Yale Environment 360

Texas gov.: State drivers should think electric. Associated Press

Lawmakers debate regulations for wind turbines. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Report: Texas power plants key cause of smog. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas continues domination in wind power. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas drought now extreme. Any relief in sight? Houston Chronicle

Houston companies along for the ride as Pickens touts natural gas vehicles. Houston Business Journal

Panel says water habits need to change. Midland Reporter-Telegram

Austin LEEDS the way. The Horn

Backers say solar power bill could result in electricity equivalent to a reactor. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Bill would tie EPA rules to effect on jobs. Houston Chronicle

Green home builders take root in Houston area. Houston Chronicle

Roma students use pens to fight against climate change. McAllen Monitor

Move to natural gas vehicles accelerates. Houston Chronicle

Controversy swirls around water bill at hearing. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Citizens of the shale (five-part series). Denton Record Chronicle

Rail plan features 40 stations, new spur to Hancock Center. Austin American-Statesman