Winter drought creeps across Central Texas, worrying farmers, ranchers. Waco Tribune

2012 ties mark for warmest year on record in DFW. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Lawmakers want money to flow into water projects. Houston Chronicle

EPA to issue greenhouse gas permits in Texas. Dallas Morning News

Then there’s this: The irony of conservation. Austin Chronicle

Texas lawmakers prepare to take on water project. Texas Tribune

Houston and Texas on pace for warmest years on record. Houston Chronicle

Lubbock part of state study exploring use of reclaimed water. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

LCRA officials lay out path to long-range water supply goal. Austin American-Statesman

2012 is shaping up to be warmest year on record in North Texas. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Powering ahead: Local wind projects advance amid challenges. Amarillo Globe-News

How a Texas neighborhood became EV heaven. NBC

NRG Energy drops plan to build 800-MW coal-fired unit in Texas. Reuters

Lamar Smith, global warming skeptic, set to chair House Science Committee. Huffington Post

Warmest year ever in Dallas? It could be 2012. Dallas Morning News

Here comes an electric vehicle corridor from Austin to San Antonio. KUT

XTO Energy drops plan to drill for natural gas on city of Dallas land. Dallas Morning News

Texas ‘drought is rearing its ugly head again’. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Report blasts UT fracking study, lax oversight. San Antonio Express-News