Abbott wants power companies to ‘winterize’ 

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By Erin Douglas, Texas Tribune Winterize. That’s the directive Gov. Greg Abbott gave to power companies and lawmakers Thursday when he called for a law...

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Two days before the storm began, Houston's chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they...

Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills

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After unusual icy weather left millions of Texans without power, some are facing another crisis: Sky-high electricity bills. The surge in pricing is hitting people...

Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

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By JUAN LOZANO, JONATHAN MATTISE and ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday in the wake...

Analysis: A winter storm leaves Texas with a black eye

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By Ross Ramsey | Texas Tribune Texas got close to the brink this week, as bad weather, inadequate preparation and weak leadership left millions without...

As Ted Cruz travels, mutual aid groups are stepping up in Texas

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Jessica Roy | Los Angeles Times On Wednesday night, photos posted to Twitter appeared to show something borderline unthinkable: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas boarding...

Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden's plate. A month into the...

ERCOT’s rolling blackouts draw first lawsuit; AG vows probe

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DALLAS (AP) — The blackouts that left much of Texas cold and thirsty have spawned their first lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in a Nueces...

Texas coronavirus deaths top 200 as hospitalizations decline

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on...

As Texans were in the dark, state failed to deliver vital emergency information

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By Duncan Agnew | Texas Tribune As millions of Texans fought to survive brutal winter weather without power and water, Gov. Greg Abbott told residents...