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Wildfire risk continuing

The risk of more wildfires continues this week with much of the state under drought conditions.“Critical fire weather includes above-normal temperatures, increased wind speeds and low rela tive humidity levels,” according to a Texas A&M Forest Service news release. Wildfires that start under these conditions may be difficult to control, the agency said. The risk is nearly statewide, as virtually all of the state remains under drought conditions.During the first week of April, the forest service and local fire departments responded to 117 wildfires that burned 23,560 acres.History instruction expandsThe State Board of Education decided last week to expand instruction ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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