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Breaking: Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm

New: Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that he is ending the statewide mask mandate and allowing all businesses to open at full capacity.

New: @evanasmith  will interview George W. Bush as part of the @SXSW  Online 2021 festival. More details here:

A longstanding shortage of plumbers and disruptions to the supply chain of plumbing materials delivered to the state have combined to delay pipe and water heater repairs.

Texas workers struggle to pay for groceries and rent after losing wages during winter storm:

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NEW: ICE deported a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault and harassment at an El Paso immigrant detention center, according to the witness' lawyers. With @ProPublica :

As snow blanketed much of Texas on Sunday, an 11-year-old gleefully played outside. It was his first time seeing snow. Less than 24 hours later, as temperatures plunged to near single digits and homes lost power, the boy died.

Stop buying all the toilet paper. Stop stockpiling groceries and household supplies. There's no shortage if everyone only takes what they need. #coronavirus  #COVID_19  #COVID19 

No, frozen wind turbines are not the main culprit for Texas' power outages.

1/ People are buying diapers, wipes, soaps and toys to donate to children in overcrowded migrant detention centers. But they're being turned away.

Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said Thursday.