Record farming, ranching loss seen. San Antonio Express-News

Water plan dies despite the drought / Lawmakers balk at allocating billions to invest in future needs. Houston Chronicle

Commissioners give 10-year tax abatement to Summit. Odessa American

Natural gas feud pits prosperous N. Texans against energy industry. Houston Chronicle

Texas farmers struggle to survive brutal drought. Los Angeles Times

Texas House to EPA: Don’t regulate our greenhouse gas. KUT

D-FW homeowners find that leasing solar panels can make financial sense. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas plans to cut budget of agency battling fires. Associated Press

pecial report: Solar energy in El Paso. KVIA

Texas House OKs taking in more radioactive waste. Associated Press

Pickens’ new plan: no wind. Roll Call

Texas drilling regulator to form Eagle Ford task force. Houston Chronicle

Fracking bill that passed Texas House may see roadblock in Senate. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas billionaire nears radioactive waste dump victory. Texas Tribune

Dallas drilling debate pits pollution fears against natural gas dollars. Dallas Morning News (subscription)

Senate takes different path from House on environmental permits. Austin American-Statesman

Texas electricity officials say new EPA rules could threaten reliability. Dallas Morning News

Texas House approves disclosure requirement on frac fluids. Associated Press

A critique of Joe Barton’s air quality claims. New York Times

Amarillo named as top 10 city for cleanest air. KVII

Solar energy has huge potential in Texas, group says. Houston Chronicle

Environmentalists challenge Las Brisas air permit in court. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Crop and forage production ‘pretty much shut down.’ Texas A&M AgriLife Today

Wildfire politics grip state as disasters hit elsewhere. Texas Tribune

State tests find emissions at 2 Fort Worth gas drilling sites within permit levels. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Activists hail Dallas County Commissioners Court for demanding state, feds clear the air. Dallas Observer

Worst may be over for Texas wildfires. Los Angeles Times

Drought deepens, with little relief on tap. Houston Chronicle

Severe drought in Texas worst in map’s history. Associated Press

Jonestown embraces wind energy. KXAN

BP raises wind energy capacity 8.9 percent, starts work at facility in Texas. Bloomberg

New storm surge report shows Corpus Christi at risk. KRIS

Feds deny disaster declaration for Texas wildfires. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

100 years after boom, shale makes Texas oil hot again. Reuters

Shifting weather aids battle against Texas wildfires. Reuters

Testing the waters for conservation / Midland lags behind San Angelo, Abilene in water restrictions. San Angelo Standard-Times

Texas wildfires made worse by changes on the state’s vast landscape, scientists say. Dallas Morning News (subscription)

Future Valero stations will sell a variety of fuels. Houston Chronicle

Solar energy proponents gather. San Angelo Standard-Times