U.S. Drought Monitor 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. 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. July 4 revelers encouraged to have fun, but be cautious By Scott Harvey • Jun 29, 2012 Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR Despite a region free of burn bans in Texas this Fourth of July holiday, emergency officials ask you be vigilant of the risks associated with fireworks.