Texas drought eases, but it’s too late for some. Climate Central

In Texas, ConocoPhillips and other plants strive to conserve water but look into groundwater just in case. Texas Tribune

Texas Supreme Court rules for landowners in water case. Texas Tribune

Texas becomes a battleground in Keystone XL pipeline controversy. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas agency likely to cut water to rice farms. Associated Press

UT ‘fracking’ study dispels one drilling worry, raises others. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After rains, lakes see biggest rise since drought began. Austin American-Statesman

Drought still haunts Texas’ water supply. Texas Observer

Texas drought sparks water well drilling frenzy. Texas Tribune

Study: Fracturing no threat to groundwater. Houston Chronicle

Most of Big Country at ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ risk of water shortages by 2050, study says. Abilene Reporter-News

Solar industry pushes Austin Energy to put major emphasis on solar power. Austin American-Statesman

Planning for billion-dollar Austin-Houston rail line under way. KUT

Waiting for the next Spicewood Beach. KUT

In Texas, ambivalence over wind tax credit extension. Texas Tribune

Is a $22 flat fee, part of Austin Energy’s rate increase plan, the best way to pay for conservation? Austin American Statesman

Hunting: Dangerous drought / Effect of 2011 dry spell produces struggle for deer season. San Angelo Standard-Times

Tenaska official: Greenhouse gas fight won’t affect proposed Sweetwater project. Abilene Reporter-News

In Texas border town, drawing a line on coal for Mexico. Texas Tribune

Austin could skip year of fees, start bag ban in March 2013. Austin American-Statesman

Texas water district acts to slow depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer. National Geographic NewsWatch

Risk and stealth paid off in Eagle Ford shale. San Antonio Express-News

College Station reins in green projects. Bryan/College Station Eagle

Despite fundraising success, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department still digging out of deep budget. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Crane count murky as birds search for food. San Antonio Express-News

Climate science experts predict intensified drought in Texas. Houston Chronicle

Amarillo aims to make wastewater drinkable. Amarillo Globe-News

A Texas developer attempts to upend the American subdivision. New York Times

The great northern migration – of US cattle. Reuters

Texas drought: Landscaping reconsidered among homeowners. Associated Press

Texas heat wave caused by global warming, NASA’s Hansen says. InsideClimate News

Drillers must now disclose fracking chemicals. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

North Texas water restrictions unlikely to be lifted right away. Fort Worth Star-Telegram