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Stung by the storm: Poll finds Texas leaders failed to anticipate severe weather, prepare public
Two out of three Texans lost electricity, water or both in last month’s devastating winter storm, and by a 2-to-1 margin, they say state and local ...
Tomball Fire Chief Randy Parr retiring after 17 years
Tomball will begin looking for a new fire chief shortly as their current one is retiring after 17 years of service, helping build the department up from volunteer-based to career-based. The current ...
Las Vegas wrestler rattles Texas special election
Dan Rodimer, who just lost a congressional race in Nevada last year, was a surprise entry in the race to replace late GOP Rep. Ron Wright.
CPS Energy uses a college student for weather forecasting. That’s not how other major Texas utilities operate.
CPS Energy officials confirm they get their meteorology services from a Minnesota-based subscription weather service and from a local contractor, who has been referred to as both a meteorologist data ...
Planned Parenthood Returns to Rural Texas
The provider reopened a clinic in deep-red Lubbock—a rebuke to the dismantling of the state’s reproductive health care safety net over the past decade.
A Texas city had a bold new climate plan – until a gas company got involved
The fossil fuel industry is using the same playbook to fight city climate plans around the country ...
When Power Grids Secede: What Happened in Texas
I didn’t really want to write about the electric grid in Texas, but figure it is necessary. I spent two years working for a utilities consulting firm–specializing in electric utilities–so I certainly ...
Houston City Council approves slate of potential affordable housing developments
Houston City Council approved a slate of 17 proposed affordable housing developments throughout the city Feb. 24.
Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages
Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing electricity last week ...
Lawsuits Surge Over Texas Winter Storm, but Actions Against Utilities Could Stumble Over High Hurdles
Even as some lawyers barely had their own lights back on, some began filing lawsuits seeking punitive damages. But a law professor pointed out that “utilities historically have not been found liable ...
City Council green-lights electric vehicle charger deal with Blink - despite concerns
The city is contracting with Blink Charging, known as much for its white-hot stock as its network of electric vehicle chargers. Blink has seen its share price grow exponentially over the past year as ...
Can felons run for public office in Texas? Houston lawmaker trying to clarify the law
As more and more instances make the Texas ... In 2018, Lewis Conway Jr. ran for city council in Austin. “When he tested the law, the Austin city clerk deemed him eligible,” the Houston Public ...