Three quarters of Texas now in a drought, new report shows. Houston Chronicle

Drought drives rainwater collection across Texas. Austin American-Statesman

Fracking at front and center in Perot Museum’s energy hall. Dallas Morning News

Texans’ enthusiasm about smart meters wanes. Texas Tribune

Texas wind power hits record output – and subsidy. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rice farmers likely to get water next year under agency plan. Houston Chronicle

Despite “green” label, Austin a growing oil and gas hub. Texas Tribune

‘Landfarms’ for disposing drilling waste causing problems in Texas. KUHF

West Nile virus may have mutated to more damaging strain. Houston Chronicle

New research suggests fracking can cause small earthquakes. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

With a little help, monarch joins migration. Houston Chronicle

Texas power market changes include little talk of rates. Texas Tribune

This year no longer warmest on record in Houston. Houston Chronicle

Ike Dike may be among Sandy’s casualties. Houston Chronicle

Texas grid will keep us warm this winter — probably. San Antonio Express-News

Noxious weed fuels green-energy debate. Houston Chronicle

Kochworld. Texas Observer