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Texas Moves to Protect Residents from Extreme Spike in Energy Bills

Leaders of Texas’ executive and legislative branches met on Saturday to protect Texans from an expected spike in their energy bills. The meeting took place via a conference call attended by the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, and key legislative committee chairs.

Oncor crews work to restore power to homes in Euless, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Largest City in Texas Now Under Boil Water Notice

HOUSTON, Texas — The City of Houston is now under a boil water notice for the residents of the state’s largest city. The notice comes on top of more than 300,000 Houston residents who are without electricity.

Texans face boil water notices in cities across the state. (Getty Images)

Texas Community Aids Senior Facilities Without Power for 4 Days

Locals from Texas City, Texas, came together to help the residents of two senior living apartment complexes whose residents had no electricity for four days. Welfare checks conducted by city officials resulted in one life being saved from possible carbon monoxide poisoning and three others being transported to hospitals.

Texas City, Texas, provides a "warming bus" and hot meals to seniors living without electricity for four days. (Photo: Texas City Independent School District)

Texas County Seeks Morgue Overflow Refrigerators amid Winter Freeze

Galveston County, Texas, officials called for a refrigerated truck to hold an expected influx of winter-storm-related deaths. The county judge said they expect to receive “a couple dozen bodies” from people who died during subfreezing conditions and power outages.

Vehicles drive on snow and sleet covered roads Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Spring, Texas. A winter storm dropping snow and ice sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S. …

Texas Leaders Begin Blaming Others for Power Failures During Winter Storms

As millions of Texans were left in the darkness and cold during a massive winter storm, Texas leaders began pointing fingers and calling for investigations. The Texas Legislature will now address reform of the state’s electrical grid as an “emergency item” and seek answers as to why electric producers and distribution systems failed miserably.

Power lines are shown Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Houston. More than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power …

Death Toll Rises as Winter Storm Kills Power, Heat Across Texas

Multiple people are dead in Texas as a massive winter storm continues to cut off power and heat to millions of Texans all across the state. Approximately four million Texans are without electricity as the state’s power grid continues to fail to keep up with demand.

Icicles hang off the front of a vehicle as the temperature continues to fall below freezing Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Houston. Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Texas, where frigid temperatures have left runways and roads dangerously icy. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for …

Texas Mother, Daughter Die After Heating Home with Car

HOUSTON, Texas — The severe Texas winter storm left a mother and her young daughter dead as they attempted to stay warm. The pair died from carbon monoxide poisoning after running their car in the garage to generate heat.

Houston police respond to a home where members of the family died from carbon monoxide poisoning during the Texas winter storm. (Photo: Houston Police Department)

Border Patrol Rescuing Migrants During Historic Texas Winter Storm

Border Patrol agents working the Texas-Mexico border carried out multiple migrant rescue operations as a historic winter storm grips the entire state. Border Patrol officials responded to rolling power outages and provided assistance to local communities as frigid temperatures struck even the Rio Grande Valley.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents prepare for migrant rescues during historic Texas winter storm. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

68 Migrants Found in Four Stash Houses near Border in Texas

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 68 migrants in four separate human smuggling stash house operations. The agents carried out the four interdictions on Thursday at various locations in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. RGV agents teamed up with

Four human smuggling stash house operations in South Texas on Thursday led to the arrest of 68 migrants. (Photos: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Human Smuggling Vessel Seized with 11 Migrants Off California Coast

CBP Air and Marine Operations crews and U.S. Border Patrol agents teamed up to interdict a human smuggling incident off the coast of Southern California. The off-shore incident was the second in the past week and led to the apprehension of multiple migrants and a human smuggler.

CBP and Border Patrol agents interdict a smuggling incident where 12 people were packed on a small boat. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/San Diego Sector)

Deported Sex Offender Found Hiding in 138-Migrant Group at Border Checkpoint

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found a previously deported sex offender hiding with a group of smuggled migrants in a tractor-trailer. The discovery came at an interior immigration enforcement checkpoint over the weekend where agents disrupted two human smuggling events and arrested 138 migrants.

Laredo Sector agents found a convicted sex offender hiding in a group of migrants being smuggled in a tractor-trailer in the Laredo Sector. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)