Texas regulator drafts frac fluid disclosure rule. Houston Chronicle

Parched Tarrant County cities moving to control water usage by drillers. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Power plant troubles go beyond heat and drought. Houston Chronicle

More power plant woes likely if Texas drought drags into winter. Houston Chronicle

Can clean energy drive job creation? San Antonio, Austin take different routes to find out. Austin American-Statesman

This summer’s drought may worsen next year. Houston Chronicle

Offshore wind Texas-style: Fast and big. SmartPlanet

Drought tests W. Texas town known to endure in tough land. Houston Chronicle

Texas drought will harm wildlife habitat for years. Associated Press

Average temps on rise in SA. San Antonio Express-News

Heated situations: How does the hot weather impact crime? Dallas Morning News

No relief in sight for Texas heat and drought. Reuters

City Council moves ahead on plastic bag ban. Austin American-Statesman

Drought damages Texas infrastructure. Texas Tribune

Austin says car-charging stations will be ready by September. Austin American-Statesman

Solar panel keeps man’s electricity bill cool. KRIV

LCRA cancels vote on water deal. Austin American-Statesman

Texas power grid operator issues emergency alert, calls for conservation. Dallas Morning News

Texas heat pushes state power grid to the max. Houston Business Journal

Texas battles record heat wave. KSAT

Q&A: Smitherman looks back on the PUC, ahead to the Railroad Commission. Houston Chronicle

Proposed transmission line could ease RGV’s electricity woes. McAllen Monitor

Cities differ on saving water. Amarillo Globe-News

Texas Gulf oysters suffer in drought just as Louisiana and Mississippi productivity drops. Washington Post

Privatized water suppliers … what could go wrong? Texas Observer