[HOUSTON] Demand for electricity in Texas hit a record on Monday as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave that is baking much of the US Southeast, according to the...

FROM a porch swing at the Southold Farm & Cellar tasting room outside this small city in Texas Hill Country, a vista of scrubby ranchland stretches to the horizon.

GARY Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas.

[HOUSTON] Gary Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas. It's a sunny morning, quiet except for the chirping birds and...