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State Parks Feel the Effects of Budget Cuts

Visitors to Fort Boggy State Park in Centerville splash around in the park’s drought-dwindled lake while Mark Webb, a biologist for Texas Inland Fisheries, takes photographs of plant life at the edge of the receding water line. He’s checking plants to make sure there’s adequate cover for fish — part of his job keeping an eye on aquatic life around East Texas.

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Houston's Electric Vehicles Initiative

The City of Houston and its electric vehicle partners launch a comprehensive, city-wide electric vehicle program. The initiative will eventually lead to more than 50-public charging stations around the city.

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Texas Lawmakers Ordered to Study Drought, Wildfires

The Texas Legislature doesn't meet again until 2013, but state Senate committees will soon begin studying the impact of the record-breaking drought on power generation, agriculture and the economy, and also how to improve Texas' response to wildfires, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced Tuesday.

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Oil exploration key to Perry's job plan

AUSTIN (KXAN) - A new, crucial, and controversial chapter for Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign turned a page Friday. His much-hyped jobs plan is now taking shape, weighing heavily on the oil and gas industry.

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Drilling for Shale Gas in Mexico

The Eagle Ford Shale formation in South Texas made headlines for its abundance of natural gas, but the formation doesn’t end at the Rio Grande. That fact was not lost on the Mexican government, which recently announced plans to expand its drilling for gas there.

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