Abbott regretted reopening bars too early last year. Now, he's lifted statewide restrictions as cases rebounded nearly two-fold after the winter storm.
Texans on variable-rate energy deals were faced with enormous bills as the wholesale price of electricity spiked 10,000% during the storms.
After a winter storm knocked out power for millions of Texans, Harris County officials are looking into ditching the state's unregulated power grid.
The chain has long been beloved in Texas and referred to as the state's "moral center." Fans say this is more true than ever after devastating storms.
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, and Sen. Ted Cruz said Texans shouldn't have to pay extortionate electricity bills.
Wholesale electricity prices in Texas have been pushed up to more than $9,000 per megawatt-hour. They're normally around $50 per hour.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday said her fundraising effort for Texans suffering after winter storms doubled to $4 million.
What happened last week? A House subcommittee heard from Reddit and Robinhood about GameStop, millions of Texans lost power, and Cruz went to Cancun.
While power has been restored to most of Texas, millions are still without clean drinking water after severe weather devastated the state.
"We are concerned that weary homeowners will fall prey to unsolicited calls regarding insurance claims, home warranties..." Nicholas Ganjei said.
The estimate accounts for lost wages, damages to businesses and homes, and cleanup costs across the region.
While Sen. Ted Cruz made a politically disastrous trip to Cancun, prominent Democrats focused on relief efforts for vulnerable Texans.
"People are literally freezing to death in the state he was elected to represent and serve," Beto O'Rourke said of Cruz and his trip to Mexico.
Cruz's trip came amid one of the worst winter storms Texas has experienced in years. Millions of households were left without power, water, and heat.
Perry wrote, "the sun will come out, the temperatures will moderate, and this will become part of our rearview mirror."
Unusual arctic weather caused power plants to stop working just as households needed more heat, pushing the state over the edge.
Mass vaccination sites have already opened at Yankee Stadium, Disneyland Resort, and seven NFL stadiums.
Eli Manning has retired as the highest-paid player in NFL history.
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