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The City of San Marcos provided three San Marcos C.I.S.D. school buses as warming centers for residents needing shelter from the cold in February. Lawmakers are trying to prevent another power grid failure like the one that occurred during last month's deadly winter storm. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Texas lawmakers want to prevent another power crisis. But the legislation doesn't go far enough to do that, critics say.

Both the Texas Senate and House have written bills that attempt to prevent another massive power failure in extreme temperatures.

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A two-car accident at the corner of Thorpe and Robbie lanes near H-E-B located at 641 E. Hopkins St. shut down traffic on the roadway for a short period of time Tuesday afternoon. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene, including the Hays County Sheriff's Office, San Marcos Police Department and Texas State University Police. No additional information was available at press time Tuesday. Above, law enforcement examines the scene of the accident on Tuesday. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrests teen after car chase results in collision

Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Kyle teenager after a short car chase Tuesday afternoon resulted in a two-car collision in San Marcos. 

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These abortion-related measures are among the earliest bills to be debated by the full Senate. Credit: Stephen Spillman for The Texas Tribune

Bills restricting abortion, including one that bans procedure as early as six weeks, gets Texas Senate OK

The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved five bills restricting access to abortion, including a priority measure that could ban abortions before many women know they are pregnant.

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