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Electrical transformers at the Austin Energy/Sand Hill Energy Center in Del Valle on March 24, 2020. Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Texas' main power grid operator urges reduced electricity use through Friday due to "tight grid conditions"

Texas’ main power grid struggled to keep up with the demand for electricity Monday, prompting the operator to ask Texans to conserve power until Friday.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. The legislation will change how parts of the state’s main power grid must prepare for extreme weather and the governance of the entity that oversees the grid. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Texas power generation companies will have to better prepare for extreme weather under bills Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law


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A state trooper stands guard outside the entrance to the House chamber on the opening day of the legislative session. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Texas lawmakers responded to the pandemic by limiting what the government can do in response to a pandemic

During a legislative session that kicked off at the height of the pandemic in Texas in January, state lawmakers sent a slate of bills to the governor aimed largely at protecting Texans’ rights agai

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House members praised House Speaker Dade Phelan on the last day of the legislative session. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

With feelings raw over voting bill's demise, Texas Legislature wraps up — for now

The Texas Legislature closed out its regular 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders and lawmakers already well aware they will be back this calendar year for an

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Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies outside of Lockhart on Feb. 1. On Monday, Abbott announced Texas will opt out of federal unemployment benefits, including an extra $300 per week that jobless Texans have been receiving. Credit: Bob Daemmrich/CapitolPressPhoto/Pool

Unemployed Texans will stop getting additional $300-per-week benefit next month after Gov. Greg Abbott opts out of federal program

The $300-per-week federal unemployment assistance Congress approved earlier this year will stop flowing to jobless Texans next month after Gov.

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Lisa Chumley of Dallas received a bill of over $11,000 from Griddy for less of a week of electricity during the winter storm. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Texas Legislature approves bill to ban residential wholesale electricity plans — the first major winter storm bill sent to the governor

With just over two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the governor’s office is getting the first key bill that Texas House and Senate lawmakers have passed in response to


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