Nearly a week removed from summer, and a large portion of the U.S. is still recovering from a drought-stricken season. But it’s a much better scene in Texas now than it was at this point a year ago.
The Hunt County Commissioners vote Tuesday to lift its burn ban was the third cancelation in the past week.
COOPER - Recent rains have done little to help the region fend off increasingly dry conditions, prompting Delta and Fannin County Commissioners Monday to order a burn ban.
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.
The lack of rain in Northeast Texas has had an effect on crops and hay production, as well as the landscape.