Posted on · The February winter storm left thousands without power in subfreezing temperatures and caused serious damage to people’s homes, leaving some apartment tenants with nowhere to go.
Posted on · ERCOT doesn’t have the power to mandate major changes. That’s the job of the Public Utility Commission (PUC), which oversees ERCOT and regulates the grid, as well as the Railroad Commission, which regulates the natural gas sector. The Texas legislature oversees all of the organizations, and its efforts to mandate weatherization have stalled.
Posted on · The grid operator issued an alert Tuesday, warning that electricity demand on the grid was close to surpassing supply.
Posted on · Sixty-six people also died in Harris County alone, accounting for nearly one-third of the almost 200 deaths attributed to the storm, according to the report.
Posted on · When severe winter weather caused the state’s power grid to partially collapse, millions of Texans lost power for days. Those who suffered the most were among the most vulnerable populations, according to an analysis of the latest data from the Harris County Medical Examiners’ Office.
Posted on · The majority of the deaths are associated with hypothermia, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the House "stood for big business" after Speaker Dade Phelan signaled skepticism about reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s winter storm.
Posted on · Arthur D'Andrea was the only remaining member of the three-seat commission that regulates the state's electric, telecommunication, water and sewer utilities.
Posted on · The deaths occurred in at least 25 counties. And 25 of the fatalities occurred in Harris County. Some Texas deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning and medical equipment failure.
Posted on · In the wake of the winter freeze, day laborers and other immigrant workers are already reporting incidents of wage theft as they help Houstonians recover. Many of the storm’s second responders doing critical repairs are in positions that are easy to exploit.
Posted on · Two weeks after the devastating winter freeze, Texans are facing tens of thousands of home repairs, and many still don't have running water. Immigrants will play an outsized role in helping families get their houses back in order, while also dealing with destruction in their own communities.
Posted on · At a mass aid distribution site this weekend, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told reporters tens of thousands of Houstonians still don’t have running water in their homes, two weeks after a winter storm caused crippling power outages in much of Texas.
Posted on · The industry is still suffering from the pandemic, but saw increased occupancy levels as a result of last week’s freeze.
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Posted on · As plumbers and plumbing parts are scarce after last week’s freeze, some Houstonians took matters into their own hands to get what they needed.