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Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) โ€” Top board leaders of Texasโ€™ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing electricity last week during a deadly winter storm, including many whose frigid homes lacked heat for days in subfreezing temperatures. The resignations are the first since the crisis … Read more

Massive storms, outages force tough decisions amid pandemic

DALLAS (AP) โ€” Ashley Archer, a pregnant, 33-year-old Texas financial adviser, and her husband have been cautious about the coronavirus. They work from home, go out mostly just to get groceries and wear masks whenever they are in public. But when a friend lost power amid the winter storms that have left millions of Texans … Read more

Widespread power outages, icy conditions hobble food supply

A series of winter storms and widespread power outages gripping Texas and other states not used to such extreme low temperatures are creating big challenges in the nation’s food supply networks. Grocery chains like Walmart and Publix have been forced to close some stores either because of lack of power or lack of workers. And … Read more