Texas’ second oil boom costs precious water. San Angelo Standard-Times

President issues disaster declaration for Texas counties. Dallas Morning News

Most of Texas at highest intensity level of drought. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Exxon cut financing to climate skeptics, group says. New York Times

Dire Texas drought expands, rains this week futile. Reuters

Texas wetland restoration could be model for Gulf. Associated Press

Study: Houston among top 20 ‘green cities’ in North America. Houston Chronicle

Record 236 Texas counties ban outdoor burning. Associated Press

Risk of fire prevents Fourth of July firework events. Daily Texan

Texas-size drought dries up Lake Travis. NPR

Did Exxon-Mobil break its promise to stop funding climate change deniers? Mother Jones

Water-starved town may face draconian restrictions. Texas Tribune

Feds: All of drought-stricken Texas now a disaster. Associated Press

$400 million impact seen from East Texas wildfires. Associated Press

Texas wildfires break out in places not usually threatened. KWTX

How El Paso is beating the worst drought in a generation. Guardian

Parker County couple sues Range Resources in water pollution case. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Proposed coal plant’s water plan stirs debate. Texas Tribune

Some water well owners feel harassed by water-conscious neighbors. Midland Reporter-Telegram

Focus shifts to Texas in bad year for wildfires. Reuters

Drought leads to increased grasshopper population, problems. Mineral Wells Index

Houston lures clean energy companies seeking new home base. SolveClimate News

In Austin, growing water needs – and conservation and As Texas lake levels fall, residents fret. Texas Tribune

San Antonio coal plant to be 1st in Texas to close. Associated Press

San Antonio wins new jobs in clean energy. San Antonio Express-News

20 wildfires rake through drought-plagued Texas. Associated Press

Extreme heat having impact on wildlife. KVUE

Dwindling lakes, growing water demand in Central Texas. Texas Tribune

Water Fall: Austin’s water conservation goals are drying up. Austin Chronicle

Annise Parker ranks top among nation’s mayors for climate protection. Culture Map Houston

Ranchers struggle in drought. Wichita Times Record News

Wind energy company proposes massive leases off South Texas coast. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Midland and Odessa grapple with water concerns. Texas Tribune

Houston’s first half of June the hottest ever by far. Houston Chronicle

LCRA postpones water purchase request from White Stallion until August. Victoria Advocate

Drought threatens Texas oil boom. Bloomberg

Some Texas lawmakers say light bulb bill is bright idea. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

LCRA to consider water deal for power plant. Austin American-Statesman

Drought drinking up West Texas water supply. KERA

Arizona wildfires threaten electric grid supplying West Texas. KUT

The Dallas bike plan passed: Now what? Pegasus News

Eagle Ford crude … destined for export? The Barrel

Post-session, some environmentalists feel they dodged a bullet. Austin American-Statesman

Texas drought continues to set records, no relief in sight. Texas A&M University release

Texas lawmakers OK changes to hurricane insurance. Associated Press

Federal court won’t dismiss lawsuit against Exxon. Associated Press

LCRA general manager to step down July 1. Austin American-Statesman

Greenhouse gas emission rules for vehicles unlawful, Texas official says. Austin American-Statesman

Texas passes bills promoting energy efficiency. Texas Tribune

City faces water woes. Amarillo Globe-News

CenterPoint in power struggle over transmission line plan. Houston Chronicle

City rolls out solar-powered bins downtown. El Paso Inc.

UT Pickle campus’ solar power system billed as Austin’s largest. Austin American-Statesman

Hurricane season’s here, and Texas readiness is in question. Houston Chronicle

Environmental Defense Fund wins motion against White Stallion air permit. Victoria Advocate

New fracturing disclosure rules may take awhile. Houston Chronicle

Firefighters battle flare-ups after wildfires destroy 13 homes near Amarillo. Morris News Service

Solar program’s profile dimmer. San Antonio Express News

Texas Legislature has mixed environmental results. Associated Press

Drought puts wildlife in precarious position. Houston Chronicle

Drought conditions in Texas strain power transmission lines. Bloomberg

Hot air / The effect of climate change on our children’s lungs. Health Leader (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Oil in shale sets off a boom in Texas. New York Times

Company proposes hydropower plant at Longhorn Dam. Austin American-Statesman