drought Cotton harvest beginning amid drought By Mark Haslett • Sep 4, 2013 NPR Northeast Texas cotton growers will be harvesting soon, as the region's agriculture producers are beginning to suffer from drought effects, according to this week's Texas Agrilife crop and weather report. It's infrastructure investment, not environmentalism By Mark Haslett • Aug 12, 2013 State of Texas Many Texas business leaders and Republicans are advocating dipping into the state's Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $2 billion to fund the state's water plan. Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues By Mark Haslett • Jul 11, 2013 Cindy Roller / KETR Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas. Finding Positives From the 2011 Texas Drought By Scott Harvey • Sep 28, 2012 mrchriscornwell / Flickr Nearly a week removed from summer, and a large portion of the U.S. is still recovering from a drought-stricken season. But it’s a much better scene in Texas now than it was at this point a year ago. Thanks to Rains, Counties Rescind Burn Bans By Scott Harvey • Aug 28, 2012 The Hunt County Commissioners vote Tuesday to lift its burn ban was the third cancelation in the past week. Burn Ban Issued for Delta, Fannin, Extended for Hopkins, Hunt By Scott Harvey • Aug 14, 2012 KHSig321 / Flickr COOPER - Recent rains have done little to help the region fend off increasingly dry conditions, prompting Delta and Fannin County Commissioners Monday to order a burn ban. On Drought, Texas to Nation: We Know How You Feel By Scott Harvey • Jul 19, 2012 WxMom / Flickr While it isn’t a repeat of last year - one of the worst Texas has ever seen - drought conditions are abundant in 2012. But it’s the nation as a whole who is experiencing its worst drought in decades. Drought takes a toll on Northeast Texas By Student Contributor • Nov 23, 2011 The lack of rain in Northeast Texas has had an effect on crops and hay production, as well as the landscape.