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  • In Pictures Texas wildfires

    Firefighters from around the state battle a large wildfire on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, on Sept. 5. A roaring wildfire raced unchecked through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of tropical storm Lee.

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  • Why is Texas always a mere Fort Sumter away from seceding?

    Secession talk has always been Texas-sized in Texas. But if nothing else, the latest online request to the White House for independence really means: Get ready for four more years of acrimony between Austin and Washington.

  • Wildfires in Texas: Does the Lone Star State have an arson problem?

    Wildfires in Texas: Does the Lone Star State have an arson problem?

    Wildfires have burned 2,500 square miles and destroyed more than 250 homes. A majority of the fires have been set by hand, either on purpose or unintentionally, says the Texas Forest Service.

  • In Pictures Texas wildfires

    Firefighters from around the state battle a large wildfire on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, on Sept. 5. A roaring wildfire raced unchecked through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of tropical storm Lee.