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Texas Signalgrass (Urochloa texana). Photo by Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Texas Signalgrass (Urochloa texana). Photo by Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Texasgrass (Vaseyochloa multinervosa). Photo by William R. Carr.

Texasgrass (Vaseyochloa multinervosa). Photo by William R. Carr.

Sixweeks fescue (Vulpia octoflora). Photo by Mike Haddock.

Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses - Sixweeks fescue

Texas Willkommia (Willkommia texana). USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC.

Texas Willkommia (Willkommia texana). USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC.

Texas school district closed amid water dispute

LA VILLA, Texas (AP) — Schools are closed in a one-stoplight South Texas town after the city shut off their water amid a dispute over the bill.

How to identify plants and animals (an introduction to species identification).

Get started with identifying plants and animals. You will need a checklist of species in your area, a digital camera, and a library card.

The sun came out on a December Sunday after a bitter cold spell, and many spiders like this Thinlegged Wolf Spider came out to warm up (Genus Pardosa)

The sun came out on a December Sunday after a bitter cold spell, and many spiders like this Thinlegged Wolf Spider came out to warm up (Genus Pardosa)

Bell's Roadside Skipper. I always appreciate help from an expert, especially when the expert tells me I was wrong. Correct ID via BugGuide.net. (Amblyscirtes belli)

Bell's Roadside Skipper. I always appreciate help from an expert, especially when the expert tells me I was wrong. Correct ID via BugGuide.net. (Amblyscirtes belli)

Barnhart, Texas runs out of water (photo of Carrizo Springs by Jennifer Whitney).

Barnhart, a small community about 50 miles southwest of San Angelo in West Texas, has run out of water after the town's only municipal water well failed. Officials say that the water demands of oil drilling are a factor.

Zebra mussel discovered in Lewisville Lake.

Zebra mussel discovered in Lewisville Lake

Zebra mussels suspected in Joe Pool Lake.

Zebra mussels suspected in Joe Pool, Lake Worth after discovery in Central Texas

Horse Crippler (Echinocactus texensis)

Echinocactus of Texas