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Wall bushings with Corona Rings draw electricity to and from the transformers into valves. (credit: Greg Wahl-Stephens/Getty Images)

Texans Break Record For Hourly Electricity Demand

Monday was a record breaker for Texas electricity use! Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) say hourly demand broke the 69,000 megawatts (MW) threshold for the first time in the grid operators history.

CBSDFW.COM–08/10/2015

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Coaches & Student-Athletes Making Adjustments In The Texas Heat

It is back to work for North Texas high school football this week.
And on this day, one of the hottest of the year, coaches are taking extra steps to protect their players in conditions that can be dangerous.

CBSDFW.COM–08/10/2015

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Both Man & Beast Looking For Ways To Stay Cool

The first thing you’re told when the temperatures become oppressive is to stay indoors, but for some a cool treat in the warm sunshine is hard to resist. Both man and beast are searching high and low for heat relief.

CBSDFW.COM–08/10/2015

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North Texas Ice Business Is “Hot”

As summertime Texas temperatures once again turn brutal, the places where you won’t hear any complaints are area ice companies!

08/02/2012

Carry a flag umbrella to shield the sun and show some pride. (Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Staying Cool Under The Sun All Adds Up To Shade

Avoiding direct sunlight is just one part of solid advice in dealing with this heat. How about turning that into a fashion tip?

08/01/2012

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No Rolling Power Outages Expected This Summer

It looks like Texas will make it through the summer without rolling power outages. Officials with ERCOT) say forecasters are not anticipating the same extreme temperatures seen during last summer’s record drought.

04/10/2012

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Finally A Record – Texas Has Hottest June-August

Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.

09/08/2011

A dog runs in a fountain to cool off during a hot summer day. (credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dog Days Of Summer Coming To An End

While high winds increased the fire danger across North Texas, people are actually outside enjoying the cooler temperatures.

09/05/2011

Arrested Dallas parents Michael Ray James (l) and Tina Marie Alberson (r). (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Dallas Couple Accused Of Dehydrating 10-Year-Old Boy

Police say the father and stepmother of the boy played a part in his death.

08/25/2011

Power transmission lines. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

No Emergency Today, But Texas Power Supplies Still Tight

The electric grid operator is asking businesses and residential consumers to conserve energy.

08/25/2011

People walk as the early morning sun rises in the east. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Yes! It Could Be The Heat That’s Making You Cranky

North Texas is in the 58th day of triple-digit temperatures and Max Nelson, with Texas Health Presbyterian Plano, says the prolonged heat wave can have a negative affect on people.

08/24/2011

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

251 Texas Counties Have Outdoor Burn Bans

The record number of Texas counties with outdoor burn bans has reached 251 as the heat wave and drought continue.

08/23/2011

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