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Power Restored To Collin County Courthouse

Power has been restored to a North Texas county courthouse where an electrical outage forced closure for a day. The Collin County Courthouse in McKinney is scheduled to reopen Wednesday.

09/10/2014

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Collin Co. Courthouse Closed Following Overnight Power Loss

According to county officials all trials and hearings at the Collin County Courthouse have been canceled for the day.

09/09/2014

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ERCOT: Ample Electric Capacity For Fall, Winter

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter.

09/02/2014

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Couple: Power Company Pruning Crew Acted Without Permission

A Preston Hollow couple is threatening to sue Oncor after intruders broke into their fenced backyard and cut the limbs off their trees.

08/07/2014

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House Fire Risks Can Be Reduced Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Besides rain and floods there’s another element to severe weather that’s proving to be costly — lightning. In Frisco, a lightning strike is being blamed for sparking a blaze that required four fire engines and a ladder truck to extinguish.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2014

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Reliant Offers Flat-Fee Electricity Plan

Electric retailer Reliant said that it has launched an unprecedented program in Texas which allows customers to purchase their power at a flat monthly fee for 12 months.

06/17/2014

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ERCOT Says Summer Electric Needs Will Be Met

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas said that six new generating units going online by August should help meet the state’s power needs this summer.

05/01/2014

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Cold Snap Knocked State Generators Offline

January’s polar vortex knocked several important coal-fired electricity plants in Texas offline. Frozen instruments were the most-cited problem for why the plants shut down.

03/12/2014

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State Electric Grid Operator: 4 New Plants Will Ease Demand

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says the launch this summer of new generating plants will ease high demand in the coming months that could require conservation measures.

03/05/2014

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ERCOT Extends Conservation Alert Due To Record Cold

The state’s power operator has extended a ‘Conservation Alert’ through Tuesday morning.

03/03/2014

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ERCOT Urges Electricity Conservation

The operators of the state’s electric grid have urged conservation after freezing, icy weather led to power outages and forced some North Texas schools to call off classes.

03/03/2014

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Texas Electricity Bills Soar In Abnormally Cold Winter

Over the past couple of months, some people have seen their electricity bills nearly double across North Texas — though their thermostat hasn’t changed.

02/27/2014

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