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    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton left for Utah last week while the people of his state were still feeling the effects of a historic winter storm. Paxton's campaign spokesman, Ian Prior, told the Dallas Morning News for a report published on Monday that his boss went to Utah on Wednesday in order to meet with the state's attorney general to discuss an antitrust lawsuit that several states are pursuing against Google and observe a police training program. "I cannot further share additional details or the specific reasons on the need for the meeting concerning Google as it involves an ongoing investigation," Prior added. Angela Paxton, who is Ken's wife and a Texas state senator, joined him on the trip. TED CRUZ BLAMES 'MEDIA OBSESSION' WITH CANCUN VACATION STORY ON ACUTE TRUMP WITHDRAWL' Randan Steinhauser, Angela's spokeswoman, told the outlet that she “joined AG Paxton on a...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have surprised a women's shelter in Texas, after last week's deadly winter storm left millions across the state without power or water amid historic low temperatures.  Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas suffered large-scale damage to their transitional housing facility Annie's House, as well as their school and offices last week. On Sunday, the shelter sent an emotional thank you to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their support through their non-profit, Archewell Foundation.   "Today, we learned that the news of the damages we incurred from Winter Storm Uri reached Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" the shelter said in a statement Sunday. "Through their nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility and also helping us meet our immediate needs."  Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry...
    More On: texas Homeowners hit with electric bills as high as $17K amid Texas winter storm Inside Ted Cruz’s $2M Houston house where he stranded family poodle Biden says he plans to visit Texas amid power crisis How to help people affected by the Texas winter storm, power outage Nearly 15 million Texans were on a water-boil advisory and 140,600 remained without power Friday after a historic winter storm claimed dozens of lives — including that of an 11-year-old boy who appeared to have frozen to death. At least 14.9 million Texas residents  — roughly half of the state’s population — were stuck with unsafe drinking water as of Friday evening, state officials told The Post. More than 1,300 public water systems in roughly 65 percent of counties in the Lone Star State were issued “boil water notices” to avoid ingesting e. coli and other bacteria, said Texas Commission...
    Snow plow trucks clear a street in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Federal shipments of Covid-19 vaccine doses were delayed this week across serious states due to the historic winter storms that swept across the country, state and federal officials said. "Nearly all" of the doses that were due to arrive in New York state between Feb. 12 and Sunday are delayed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement late Thursday. "Every dose that should have shipped on Monday was held back, and only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines left shipping facilities on Tuesday and Wednesday," Cuomo said, adding that the state is working with providers to "reduce the number of appointments that must be rescheduled." It's not just New York. Samantha Bequer, spokeswoman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said more than 200,000 doses expected this week were...
    More On: texas Plow dare they! Arkansas leaves Texas side of shared road covered in snow Ted on arrival: Cruz returning from Cancun amid Texas power crisis Texas ranches fighting to protect livestock in frigid winter conditions 12 primates die at Texas sanctuary in winter storm power outage That’s brutally cold on a whole new “scale.” It was cold enough to freeze a fish tank in some electricity-starved Texas homes, one mom revealed in a jaw-dropping video. “Yo look at my daughter’s fish tank…Yeah that fish is dead,” Reni King, 25, from Amarillo can be heard sobbing in TikTik video she posted earlier this week. The now-viral video — which came as the state battles a historic storm and power outages — shows water in the molly fish’s rectangular aquarium frozen solid on Monday. Captioned “this is what it’s like living in Texas rn,” the video had been viewed more than...
    (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz and his family flew to Cancun, Mexico, as a winter disaster in his home state left millions without power or water, according to photos posted on social media and confirmed to CNN by a person familiar with the travel itinerary.Multiple Twitter users posted photos showing Cruz and his family at Houston's airport and aboard a flight bound for Cancun, Mexico. The same person familiar with the trip confirmed to CNN that Cruz is booked on a flight from Cancun back to Houston on Thursday afternoon. Catastrophic winter storm moves eastThe trip was immediately criticized, including by Texas state Rep. Gene Wu, a Democrat representing southwest Houston, who tweeted a photo of Cruz aboard a flight, saying Cruz was flying south "while the state was freezing to death and having to boil water."CNN has repeatedly reached out to Cruz's office and people in his orbit late Wednesday night...
    Propane tanks are placed in a line as people wait for the power to turn on to fill their tanks in Houston, Texas on February 17, 2021.Mark Felix | The Washington Post | Getty Images Power outages continue to plague Texas — and now neighboring Louisiana and Mississippi — as winter conditions curb supply just as demand rises. The problems are spreading, and Texas' water supply is now in jeopardy after thousands of pipes burst. Officials are urging Texans to boil tap water for drinking. More than 560,000 customers in Texas still do not have power, according to data from PowerOutage.us. The new numbers do represent progress — at one point on Tuesday more than 4 million customers had no power — but for some it's now been multiple days of frigid conditions with no heat. More than 100,000 customers are without power in Louisiana, while nearly 200,000 customers...
    More On: texas Texas mayor quits after saying residents are ‘lazy’ amid power outages Texas lawmakers want probe of power grid after deadly winter storm Texas officials race to administer 5K COVID vaccines after power outage Woman, 8-year-old girl die after running car to stay warm in Texas home A Texas furniture store has transformed into a shelter for residents without power after a historic winter storm that battered the state. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, opened up his Houston and Richmond locations for people in need. “We’ve got a facility that has lots of comfy furniture for you to ride out this storm,” McIngvale said in a video posted to Twitter. The owner said the store is also providing sweatshirts and hot food. About 20 people were seeking refuge at Gallery Furniture’s Houston location early Tuesday, with more expected throughout the day, KTRK reported. McIngvale...
    Dangerous attempts to keep warm after losing power have killed at least six people in Texas amid a historic winter storm, with four perishing in a fire and two dying by carbon monoxide poisoning. In Houston, a mother and daughter were killed after running a car inside a closed garage, while a blaze in Sugar Land killed a grandmother and her three young grandkids when they tried to use a fire to stay warm.  Houston police were called to the home on the 8300 block of La Roche Lane for a welfare check early on Tuesday, and found a family of four suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The mother and daughter were dead on the scene, while the father and son were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. In Sugar Land, a city on the southwest outskirts of Houston, a grandmother and her three young grandchildren perished in...
    Millions of Texans are still without power, as a record cold snap continues to tax the statewide electric grid beyond its limit—but don’t blame it all on wind turbines. Contrary to some media reports, experts say wind turbines are only a “tiny” piece of what’s gone wrong, which includes foul-ups in everything from natural gas and nuclear energy in addition to structural issues affecting the uniquely independent system Texas uses to deliver energy to its population. On Sunday, 10.1 inches of snow fell on San Angelo, Texas, eclipsing the record 2.5 inches the city got in 1951. The border city of Brownsville, Texas, declared its first winter storm watch in a decade, reporting snow for just the third time since 1898. Dallas and Houston are both experiencing sub-freezing temperatures, and Austin, where temperatures normally hover in the mid-60s this time of year, saw 6.4 inches of snow over the weekend—the...
    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. As temperatures fell below freezing, Border Patrol agents from the Falfurrias and Kingsville Stations carried out rescue operations on vast ranch lands located in Brooks, Kenedy, and Kleberg Counties in South Texas, according to information provided by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials. Two Honduran women called 911 and reported they were lost in Brooks County, about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border. Agents began a search based upon cell tower GPS information. The information from the tower only provides approximate locations. Hours later, the Falfurrias Station agents found the two women 16 miles from their reported GPS location. Throughout Sunday night and...
    Upload Weather Pictures/Video School Closures/Delays RELATED: Entire State Of Texas Under Winter Storm Warning, Federal Emergency Declaration Approved (CBSDFW.COM) – A winter storm is in progress across North Texas. Heavy, blowing snow entered in from the west into the DFW Metroplex in the late afternoon. Some major points to make: 1). This is the heaviest snow in the Metroplex in 11 years. At least 4 inches of snow is expected, maybe more.   2). Temperatures have been dropping all day, down into the low teens by the time the heavy snow arrived. Powerful north winds are creating below-zero wind chills. 3). For the first time ever, a wind chill warning is in effect for North Texas. Dangerously cold feel-like temperatures are expected tonight and Tuesday. RELATED: First-Ever Wind Chill Warning Issued For North Texas 4). Another snow storm is expected late Tuesday and Wednesday. It could bring a...
    A major winter storm has started brewing over Texas, with the worst snowfalls expected Sunday afternoon as the state prepares for historic and dangerous conditions. The state has already seen snowfall in most counties over Saturday night, with officials warning residents to avoid travel unless necessary due to icy roads. FORT WORTH ACCIDENT LEAVES 6 DEAD, DOZENS INJURED IN 133-VEHICLE PILEUP ON INTERSTATE AFTER ICE STORM Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday that Texas "is facing a very dangerous winter storm" over the coming days that will "make movement virtually impossible." He called the storm "unprecedented" in the state’s history. "What becomes frozen will remain frozen for a long period of time," Abbot said, according to KWTX. Abbott also stated that all Texas Department of Transportation regions are working "24-7 around the clock" to address any challenges arising across the state. The current storm system formed...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged residents to stay off the roads and conserve power as a winter storm barrels through the state.  "Every part of the state will face freezing conditions over the coming days, and I urge all Texans to remain vigilant against the extremely harsh weather that is coming," Governor Abbott said Saturday. "Stay off the roads, take conscious steps to conserve energy, and avoid dangerous practices like bringing generators indoors or heating homes with ovens or stovetops." FORT WORTH DEADLY ACCIDENT: SOME VICTIMS IDENTIFIED AFTER 130-CAR PILEUP DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS Texas authorities are on high alert following a 133-car pileup that left at least six people dead and dozens more injured in Fort Worth Thursday.  Icy conditions also led to a 13-car crash in Magnolia, Texas Friday.  Abbott issued an emergency disaster declaration for the entire state and will request a Federal Emergency Declaration from the White...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – An historic winter storm for North Texas is this weekend. It will have extraordinary impact on travel for Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and most of next week. Just consider the following as you start to plan how you’ll handle the Great Valentine’s Storm of 2021: RELATED: After Over A Day Of Cleaning And Repairing, I-35W In Fort Worth Reopens After Deadly Pileup The WINTER STORM WARNING issued for all of north Texas starts now and goes on for THREE MORE DAYS. Freezing rain/sleet is expected leading up to the Sunday night snow We are expecting the biggest snow inside the Metroplex in FIVE YEARS By Monday morning it’ll be as cold as it has been here in 32 YEARS. ANOTHER snow event could occur on Wednesday The Metro area could see anywhere between 2 to 4 inches of snow with the Valentine’s Night storm, higher...
    A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast to last into late Tuesday in some areas, closing some coronavirus testing sites and disrupting traffic. Combined with severe weather in California, some 90- to 100 million Americans were being impacted by winter weather Tuesday, said CBS News weather producer David Parkinson. The National Weather Service said at least 4 inches of snow is expected across most of an area stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan. Parts of southeast Nebraska and western Iowa could get more than three times that much. More than 10 inches of snow had already fallen in parts of eastern Nebraska by Monday evening, leading to early closures of several coronavirus testing sites in the state as well as Iowa. National Weather Service meteorologist Taylor Nicolaisen said 10 to 15...
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