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Winter Storm

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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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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.

Public help sought to report fish and wildlife impacted by Winter Storm Uri

Palmetto State Park during Winter Storm Uri. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife

Public help sought to report fish and wildlife impacted by Winter Storm Uri

February's snowfall and freezing temperatures affected many fish and wildlife species throughout the state and now Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is asking for the public’s help in reporting any animal mortality events they observe on their property, ranches, or in their neighborhoods through this project on the iNaturalist website. Citizens are encouraged to report observations so that biologists can better understand the impacts of Winter Storm Uri to natural resources. The prolonged period of

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An eastbound view of East Stassney Lane in south Austin on Feb. 15. A massive winter storm last month caused major power outages and some Texans were left without electricity in subfreezing temperatures for days. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

At least 57 people died in the Texas winter storm, mostly from hypothermia

At least 57 people died in Texas as a result of last month’s winter storm, according to preliminary data the state health department released Monday.

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Above, San Marcos dispatchers receive thank-you baskets from employees from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and Kyle Police Department for their help and accommodation during the winter storms. Photo courtesy of the City of San Marcos

City staff, partners help community during February's winter storm

The San Marcos Dispatch Center received a high volume of calls during the worst days of February’s winter storm, while city first responders and utility staff aided residents throughout the unprece

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As of Monday, state agencies reported spending $41 million on the storm, and local governments had spent $49 million, according to Nim Kidd, chief of the Texas Department of Emergency Management. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Winter storm could cost Texas more money than any disaster in state history

The winter storm that left dozens of Texans dead, millions without power and nearly 15 million with water issues could be the costliest disaster in state history, potentially exceeding the $125 bil

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