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.
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.
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.