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Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Texans Asked To Conserve Electricity During Extreme Cold

Today the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking electric consumers to reduce electric consumption from 5 p.m. today through Noon on Friday, February 7.

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2014

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Nearly 2,000 Burleson Residents Lose Power

One community in Burleson was left in the dark Monday night when the power went out.

01/06/2014

Repair crews removing downed trees and attempting to restore power (Photo: Stephanie Lucero-Casler)

Many North Texas Residents Still Living Without Power

With the power out since Friday, Wreford says it’s gotten down to 37 degrees inside her Lake Highlands area house — and she’s fed up with Oncor’s broken promises.

12/09/2013

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More Than 161,000 North Texans Remain Without Power

A lot of North Texans were still without electricity Friday night. And that means no heat for residents as temperatures continue getting colder.

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

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Wendy Davis Joins PUC Bashing Over Market Vote

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is joining bipartisan opposition against a possible restructuring of the Texas electricity market.

12/05/2013

Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Handful Of North Texans Still Without Electricity

A handful of Texans had Thanksgiving dinner out as dozens of homes remained without electric power four days after a winter storm.

11/28/2013

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Wet Weather Turns To Ice In Parts Of North Texas

A cold winter rain suddenly turned to ice west of Fort Worth Friday afternoon, coating trees and power lines.

CBS 11–11/22/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Who Becomes A Rapist?

In the south Dallas community targeted by a serial rapist, relief is giving way to questions. How does a community watch volunteer become a suspected sexual predator?

CBS 11–09/11/2013

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Power Companies Dangle Free Nights And Weekends

Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for power, no matter when you used it. Now they are increasingly offering deals that sound like cell phone promotions: Free nights, free weekends and pre-paid plans.

08/16/2013

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

North Texas Power Company Considers Bankruptcy

A Dallas-based power company says it is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure $32 billion in debt.

04/16/2013

High-voltage power lines carry electricity. (credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

Texas’ Electricity Projections Improve, But Still Low

The agency that oversees most of the Texas power grid says future power projections have improved but the state could still struggle with peak demand — possibly even next summer.

12/10/2012

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Power Outage Closes Fort Worth City Hall

For more than two hours there was no public business taking place at Fort Worth City Hall. The building was temporarily closed to the public after a power outage.

04/26/2012

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