Over the past couple of months, some people have seen their electricity bills nearly double across North Texas — though their thermostat hasn’t changed.
First, it was the ice storm last month. This week, it’s the cold snap. Many North Texans turned up their thermostats — and kept them there. After mother nature’s bitter blast, residents like Bob Firth are already seeing higher heating bills.
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.
Every year, officials with TXU Energy open their doors to schoolchildren for a special solar academy. The focus is on learning about the future of energy in Texas.
If you are a “night owl” and a TXU customer a new service plan could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your bill. TXU now has a set of plans that offers customers free nighttime energy usage.
Dillon White from Northlake College in Irving was the grand prize winner in the Dallas International Film Festival’s student film contest.
The McKinney Fire Department is holding a big fan giveaway on Monday to provide some relief from the extreme North Texas heat.