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Texas lawmakers grill ERCOT

Palestine Herald-Press 27 Feb 2021
Two simultaneous hearings are being held at the state capital, one in the House and the other in the Senate ... Cody Harris (R-Palestine) ... Testifying before the Business and Commerce Committee in the Senate Thursday Magness said the rolling blackouts and outages didn’t benefit citizens, but saved the grid ... John Whitmire of Houston ... ....
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Mars landing prompts questions, changes

The Citizen 25 Feb 2021
By David Fleet. Editor ... “Now phones are all mobile. In 30 years you all will not be 50 yet—technology will advance even more.” ... Since his graduation in 1999, he served as a NASA Roboticist at the Johnson Space Center in Houston for many years. “The recent Perseverance landing is mind-boggling,” said Lapp, during an interview with The Citizen last week.
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Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

The Scranton Times-Tribune 22 Feb 2021
HOUSTON — Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday as the region carried on with recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating winter storm, and the weather offered a balmy respite — temperatures as high as the mid-60s ... A rural hospital in Anahuac, Texas, about 50 miles east of Houston, lost both water and power.
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Letter: ERCOT concerns

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 22 Feb 2021
Considering the colossal, wholesale failure of the ERCOT power grid this past week resulting in much suffering of Texas citizens from Houston to Dallas and Tyler to San Antonio, it would be prudent of the leadership in Lubbock to ensure ...
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Video shows mariachi band protesting outside Ted Cruz’s house

The Daily Dot 22 Feb 2021
A mariachi band was filmed outside the home of Sen ... The footage, posted all across social media over the weekend, shows the band performing Mexican standards like "Cielito Lindo" alongside a small group of protesters at the politician's Houston residence ... "So, citizens in Houston sent a Mariachi Band to Ted Cruz’s house," @jvharris_1965 said ... .
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County brings in more water to distribute, Clute rescinds boil notice

The Facts 22 Feb 2021
Brazoria County officials have requested close to 900 pallets of water from the state of Texas, but have received about 100 ... for senior citizens, he said. The City of Freeport was able to pick up about 20 pallets of water directly from a Houston warehouse Saturday, as was Pearland, while another 10 pallets were transported to Angleton, he said ... ​ ....
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In winter storm aftermath, hospitals confront water shortages

Las Vegas Review-Journal 21 Feb 2021
Hundreds of cars come through NRG Park to get food supplies during the Neighborhood Super Site food distribution event organized by the Houston Food Bank and HISD, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Houston ... De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP) ... 21, 2021, in Houston ... De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP) ... 21, 2021, in Houston ... 21, 2021, in Houston.
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Southern hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

Detroit news 21 Feb 2021
Houston — Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday as the region carried on with recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating winter storm, and the weather offered a balmy respite — temperatures as high as the mid-60s ... 21, 2021, in Houston ... De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP) (Photo.
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Winter storm aftermath: Hospitals across South confront water shortages

The Post-Standard 21 Feb 2021
Texans Cheerleaders and other volunteers pack food to distribute to hundreds of people picking up supplies from their cars after frigid temperatures left the Houston area depleted of resources, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Houston ... De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)AP ... Houston — ...
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Hospitals in southern United States confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

TVNZ 21 Feb 2021
A rural hospital in Anahuac, Texas, about 80 kilometres east of Houston, lost both water and power ... On Monday, when temperatures were in the teens, a woman about to give birth walked into the hospital after she could not make it through the ice and snow to her hospital in suburban Houston.
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Hospitals across the South confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

The Post and Courier 21 Feb 2021
HOUSTON — Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday as the region carried on with recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating winter storm, and the weather offered a balmy respite — temperatures as high as the mid-60s ... Still, hundreds of cars lined up at NRG Stadium to receive food and water from the Houston Food Bank.
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Texans rally to help neighbors amid big freeze as officials are caught cold

The Observer 21 Feb 2021
In an ideal world, the government would cover its citizens’ needs and mutual aid would take a more wholesome form, said Houston organizer Christina Tan ... After raising more than $235,000 through a GoFundMe campaign, her team at Mutual Aid Houston planned to distribute two waves of direct funds.
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Hospitals across the South confront water shortages in winter storm’s aftermath

The Los Angeles Times 21 Feb 2021
HOUSTON —  ... A rural hospital in Anahuac, Texas, about 50 miles east of Houston, lost both water and power ... On Monday, when temperatures were in the teens, a woman about to give birth walked into the hospital after she could not make it through the ice and snow to her hospital in suburban Houston.
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