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In some cities, behind neat brick walls and wrought iron fences, you might find rows of nice homes.

In Fort Worth, you might find a gas well.

“We’re still drilling wells. We have three sites that are actively drilling. We have 2,000 producing wells,” said Tom Edwards, a senior inspector with the City of Fort Worth’s gas drilling division.

Down On The Farm In Texas: Poultry and Pollution

Apr 3, 2012

Americans are now eating more chicken than beef or pork. To meet the demand is an industry some have dubbed "Big Chicken". Texas has become a major player, ranking sixth in the nation for poultry production.

For State Impact Texas, KUHF's Dave Fehilng reports why that's raising concerns about something that might surprise you: Pollution.

State Impact is a collaboration between Texas public radio stations and NPR.

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In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Now the state has to make some hard choices about how to prepare for future droughts and water shortages as its population and water demand grows. Learn about the drought’s progression and its impact on the state, explore the pros and cons of the policy decisions that need to be made and share your stories at Tracking The Texas Drought, from NPR's State Impact initiative.