Authorities say they are up to 70 percent containment on a massive Central Texas wildfire that has consumed more than 34,000 acres and over 1,500 homes. But they also are worried that stiff winds with gusts up to 25 miles per hour this afternoon and later in the week could cause flare-ups.
Senator John McCain has been criticized for claiming that some of the wildfires in Arizona have been started by illegal immigrants. According to the Texas Forest Service, as far as the Texas wildfires go, he's right.
It was announced earlier this week that President Barack Obama would be making two stops in Texas next week. My first thought? He's coming to see first hand the damage done by the wildfires. I was wrong. Read more for information on his visit and my thoughts on the wildfires after the jump.
If you are an agricultural producer who has lost livestock and feed in the recent wildfires, you can apply for benefits through several programs provided by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Read more for details.