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Now Read This: The StateImpact Texas Top 5

Photo Courtesy of Jim Gossen, Louisiana Foods - Global Seafood Source

An Asian Tiger Prawn caught last September near Little Lake in Larose, LA

It was a varied week of reporting for our StateImpact Texas readers over the last week, with articles on the drought, tax breaks, solar farms and tiger prawns. In case you missed any of them, here are the top five StateImpact Texas articles published since last week:

  1. The Rain in Texas is Mostly… Well, Everywhere: Massive rains hit Houston last week, causing flooding and even a few tornadoes. And much of the state has seen above-average rainfall in recent months. So is the drought on its way out? Not even close.
  2. A Look to the Future at Texas’ Largest Solar Farm: Politicians, green energy advocates and industry representatives are hoping the new solar farm will showcase the promise of renewable energy.
  3. Texas and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year: New year-end data and maps from the government show what a year 2011 was for heat and drought in Texas. Records were broken across the state, as extreme weather reached levels never seen before.
  4. Texas Drillers Get Big Tax Breaks: During a boom in drilling and fracking for oil and gas, are companies paying their fair share?
  5. Tiger Prawns Roar Into the Gulf of Mexico: The Asian Tiger Prawn — which can grow over a foot long — is from the Western Pacific Ocean and first showed up off the coast of Alabama in 2006, when a single, solitary prawn was reported. If the story ended there, we wouldn’t have much to talk about.



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