Texas drought Water restrictions mandatory for Greenville By City of Greenville • Jul 9, 2013 Interim City Manager Massoud Ebrahim has announced the implementation of water conservation measures for the City of Greenville. Let the Burn Bans Begin By Scott Harvey • Aug 1, 2012 WarrenPrice / Flickr MCKINNEY - With the persistent heat and increasingly dry conditions, Northeast Texas may be in for another round of burn bans. Texas Falls Deeper Into Drought By Scott Harvey • Jul 27, 2012 therealjoeo / Flickr For the first time in more than a month, parts of Texas are back under exceptional drought. That's according to the latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor. For first time in 15 months, all of Texas out of worst drought stage By Scott Harvey • Jun 21, 2012 US Drought Monitor The last zero reading for exceptional drought in Texas was late March 2011. Until Thursday, according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map.