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    <p>   Feb. 4, 2016 — BROWNWOOD, Texas — Firefighters dedicated to protecting lives and property will converge at the Central Texas Wildfire Academy at Camp Bowie, Texas in preparation for the 2016 wildfire season. 
 In an effort to enhance skills and learn new firefighting techniques, responders from across the country w</p>2/4/2016 12:10:00 PM
    Camp Bowie hosts 15th annual wildfire academy

    Feb. 4, 2016 — BROWNWOOD, Texas — Firefighters dedicated to protecting lives and property will converge at the Central Texas Wildfire Academy at Camp Bowie, Texas in preparation for the 2016 wildfire season. In an effort to enhance skills and learn new firefighting techniques, responders from across the country w


    <p>   Feb. 1, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Two Mexican blue oaks in Big Bend Ranch State Park were recently confirmed by Texas A&amp;M Forest Service to be the largest of their kind in the state.  Located in a remote canyon in the middle of the park, the trees are on the latest edition of the Texas Big Tree Registry, a</p>2/1/2016 02:55:00 PM
    Texas A&M Forest Service crowns big tree champions in Big Bend Ranch State Park

    Feb. 1, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Two Mexican blue oaks in Big Bend Ranch State Park were recently confirmed by Texas A&amp;M Forest Service to be the largest of their kind in the state. Located in a remote canyon in the middle of the park, the trees are on the latest edition of the Texas Big Tree Registry, a


    <p>   Feb. 1, 2016 — LUBBOCK, Texas — A drying trend in the South Plains may present the most active fire weather in Texas so far this year. 
 “The most important thing to take note of is that this is the fourth consecutive day of high temperatures, which dries out fuels in these areas creating significant fire potential</p>2/1/2016 12:35:00 PM
    High impact fire weather expected in South Plains

    Feb. 1, 2016 — LUBBOCK, Texas — A drying trend in the South Plains may present the most active fire weather in Texas so far this year. “The most important thing to take note of is that this is the fourth consecutive day of high temperatures, which dries out fuels in these areas creating significant fire potential


    <p>   Jan. 29, 2016 — LUBBOCK, Texas — Increased fire potential is expected in Northwestern Texas today through Monday due to above normal temperatures, moderate wind speeds and low relative humidity. 
 “Strong winds on Monday will be a concern as they follow on the heels of three days of strong drying. Initial attack ac</p>1/29/2016 03:35:00 PM
    Elevated fire weather expected through Monday in Northwestern Texas

    Jan. 29, 2016 — LUBBOCK, Texas — Increased fire potential is expected in Northwestern Texas today through Monday due to above normal temperatures, moderate wind speeds and low relative humidity. “Strong winds on Monday will be a concern as they follow on the heels of three days of strong drying. Initial attack ac


    <p>   Jan. 26, 2016 —
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Lone Star State Type II Initial Attack Crew from
Texas A&amp;M Forest Service recently received honorable mention in the 2015
IGNITE the Spark for Leadership Award for its commitment to developing leaders. 
  The award
recognizes leadership development efforts within</p>1/26/2016 04:20:00 PM
    Texas wildfire handcrew receives honorable mention in national challenge

    Jan. 26, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Lone Star State Type II Initial Attack Crew from Texas A&amp;M Forest Service recently received honorable mention in the 2015 IGNITE the Spark for Leadership Award for its commitment to developing leaders. The award recognizes leadership development efforts within


    <p>  Jan. 20, 2016—LUFKIN, Texas—Did you know that timber tax laws have changed due to the new tax law passed by Congress in December 2015? An upcoming workshop aims to keep forest landowners and other professionals informed on the latest updates to tax laws regarding timberland properties.  Knowing the tax laws gives lan</p>1/22/2016 03:35:00 PM
    Annual workshop to highlight tax law changes for forest landowners(1)

    Jan. 20, 2016—LUFKIN, Texas—Did you know that timber tax laws have changed due to the new tax law passed by Congress in December 2015? An upcoming workshop aims to keep forest landowners and other professionals informed on the latest updates to tax laws regarding timberland properties. Knowing the tax laws gives lan


    <p>   Jan. 22, 2016 —  LUBBOCK,
Texas — Elevated fire potential is expected in the western Plains Sunday due to
above normal temperatures, high wind speeds and low relative humidity. 
  The
National Weather Service forecasts increased wind speeds which can lead to
potential wildfire occurrences in areas with abundant</p>1/22/2016 02:40:00 PM
    Elevated fire weather expected Sunday in Lubbock

    Jan. 22, 2016 —  LUBBOCK, Texas — Elevated fire potential is expected in the western Plains Sunday due to above normal temperatures, high wind speeds and low relative humidity. The National Weather Service forecasts increased wind speeds which can lead to potential wildfire occurrences in areas with abundant


    <p>  Jan. 14, 2016—COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Providing leadership and service to Texans in all areas of forestry earned an 18-year Texas A&amp;M Forest Service employee the honor of receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Public Service in Forestry Thursday.  Central Texas Operations Department Head Jim Roon</p>1/14/2016 04:15:00 PM
    Employee honored with Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Public Service in Forestry

    Jan. 14, 2016—COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Providing leadership and service to Texans in all areas of forestry earned an 18-year Texas A&amp;M Forest Service employee the honor of receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Public Service in Forestry Thursday. Central Texas Operations Department Head Jim Roon


    <p>    Jan. 13, 2016
— COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership
is providing $60,000 to landowners near the Sam Houston National Forest for
prescribed burning.  
  The funds
reimburse eligible landowners who have taken measures to reduce grass and
brush, enhance ecosystems and pro</p>1/13/2016 04:35:00 PM
    Additional funds available for prescribed burning near Sam Houston National Forest

    Jan. 13, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership is providing $60,000 to landowners near the Sam Houston National Forest for prescribed burning. The funds reimburse eligible landowners who have taken measures to reduce grass and brush, enhance ecosystems and pro