drought

The Farm Bill and Drought to be Main Focus at Abilene Wheat Conference
The Farm Bill and Drought to be Main Focus at Abilene Wheat Conference
The Big Country Wheat Conference will be held August 23rd at the Taylor County fair grounds, 1982 Lytle Way in Abilene. The Farm Bill will affect most all West Texans, as most farmers and ranchers try to figure out the challenges the new ‘Farm Bill’ will bring. The drought conditions are also top-of-mind for most area farmers And ranchers. If you’d like to attend the event, there is no registratio
Texas ‘Cool Schools’ Grants Aim To Save Money On Air Conditioning
Texas ‘Cool Schools’ Grants Aim To Save Money On Air Conditioning
The Texas Comptroller's Office has announced 'Cool Schools' grants to help replace outdated and inefficient air conditioning systems in schools across the state. The program will no only save money with more efficient systems, it will also help ensure that students are comfortable as school starts in extreme heat across the Lone Star State. This summer has been a brutal, record-breaker for heat
San Angelo Lake Turns Blood Red
San Angelo Lake Turns Blood Red
It already has doomsayers making end-of-the-world predictions, but the explanation is a little more scientific than Biblical.  The OC Fisher reservoir lake near San Angelo is almost completely dry due to the extreme drought across all of Texas.  The water that's left, only a small amount, is indeed blood red due to Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen depleted water.