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Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples, Texas Senate Honors Texas Water Smart Coalition

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Texas continues to attempt to recover from the 2011 drought, which depleted drinking water supplies, hurt businesses, and cost the state $8.3 billion in agricultural losses.

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Top Water Official Thanks Lubbock Citizens During Interview on KFYO

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Rainfall is still below normal. But somehow we are saving water.

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At Mid-Year, the Stats About Rain Are Good News, Bad News

Ross Aten, KFYO.com
Ross Aten, KFYO.com

For the first half of this year, Lubbock received 5 ¼ inches of rain.

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Colorado Scientist Says Texas Will See Above-Average Summer Rainfall

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A Colorado scientist says farmers and ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma can look forward to a wetter than average summer this year.

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Governor Perry Extends Drought Disaster Proclamation

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Governor Rick Perry today renewed a proclamation declaring Texas in a state of disaster due to drought.

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Lubbock County Commissioners Extend Burn Ban in Unincorporated Parts of the County for 90 Days

Julie Fisher, KFYO.com
Julie Fisher, KFYO.com

The county judge has the option of ending the ban early if conditions change.

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2012 Rainfall Still Below Average

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We have had some rain in Lubbock during the first quarter of 2012.  However, it’s not enough to brag about.

Through Friday, the National Weather Service recorded precipitation totaling 1.29 inches

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10.1% of Texas Out of Drought After Recent Rainfall

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Slightly more than ten percent of Texas is now officially out of drought after recent rainfall across the state.

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Drought Causes Record Losses for Texas Agriculture in 2011

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

The drought loss of over $7 billion is a state record and was significantly larger than the previous record loss amount of $4.1 billion set in 2006

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National Weather Service Meteorologist Jody James Says Long Range Forecast Suggests We Will Have Drier Than Normal Weather in the Coming Months

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Photo by Rex Andrew

Last year's weather was the driest in the city's history.

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