Six Months After Winter Storms Consumer Advocacy Group Warns Texas Power Grid Still Isn't PreparedSix months after a series of winter storms left thousands of Texans without power, Texans for Fair Energy Billing is warning that legislative inaction has left the state power grid unprepared for the upcoming winter.
As Count Continues, Texas Death Toll From February Winter Storms Rises To 210Officials in Texas have added 59 deaths to the toll during the February 2021 winter storms and the ensuing collapse of the electric power grid.
Texas Attorney General Says $29 Million In Electric Bills Will Be Forgiven After Suing Griddy EnergyDespite wholesale electricity provider Griddy filing for bankruptcy on March 15, on Tuesday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the company will forgive $29 million in electric bills.
Small Business Administration Has Approved $11+ Million In Texas Winter Storms LoansAs Texans continue with repairs from February's winter storms, the Small Business Administration has so far approved more than $11 million in federal disaster loans for businesses and residents.
Damage From Winter Storms Leaves Ronald McDonald House Of Dallas Picking Up PiecesThe Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, a place that gives a temporary home to families and children battling serious injuries or illnesses, faced their own crisis in February after winter weather struck North Texas.
Texas Regulator Sherry Botkin The Latest To Resign After Blackouts During Deadly Winter StormsShe was a Texas utility regulator appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and Monday she became the second to resign after the deadly February blackouts that left millions without electricity or heat for days.
Deadly Winter Storms Just Latest Disaster To Befall The Needy In TexasThe winter storms that began on Valentine's Day in Texas, which experts say may have caused billions in damage, is just the latest disaster in recent years to disproportionately affect communities of color and poor residents in the state.
House Oversight Committee Wants Winter Storm Documents From Grid Operator ERCOTInquiries into the electricity blackouts during the February storms in Texas have now moved to Washington. The House Oversight Committee is investigating the agency that operates the grid in the state.
Texas Power Company Brazos Electric Files For Bankruptcy Protection After Deadly Winter StormsIt is the largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas and now, after the devastating February winter storms, is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Officials with Brazos Electric say it was a “financially robust, stable company" before the winter blast hit.
Texans Warned About Hiring Unlicensed Contractors For Winter Storm CleanupTexans are being reminded that the disaster declaration declared after deadly winter storms allows out-of-state and unlicensed contractors to obtain temporary registration and work on damaged properties in the state.
Texas Attorney General Files Suit Against Power Provider GriddyDays after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) shutdown Griddy in Texas, the state attorney general's office has filed suit against the wholesale electricity provider.
500K+ Texans Still Under Boil Water Advisories A Week After Deadly Winter StormsMore than half a million Texans are still under boil water notices, or have no water at all because of burst pipes, more than a week after a deadly winter storm moved through the state.
Free Legal Help For Low Income Residents Affected By Texas Winter StormsThe hotline—800-504-7030—is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese and connects low-income individuals affected by the disaster with local legal aid providers.