The Better Business Bureau says it has received more complaints about contractors than ever before. A Cypress woman says first, the Big Freeze left her home a disaster. Then, she says her first contractor left it a disaster, too.
As the temperature falls, there's plenty of attention on the performance of Texas' power grid.
One of the worst things you can imagine happened to the Mufti family during the Big Freeze in 2021 and after ERCOT issued a weather watch through Sunday, they're worried about history repeating itself.
An approaching cold front is expected to bring freezing temperatures and precipitation throughout Texas, so ERCOT has issued a Winter Weather Watch through Sunday, Feb. 6.
Winter storm to bring snow, ice and subfreezing temperatures to Lone Star State
As the cold weather sends a chill throughout the lone star state, those who run the Texas power grid claim the system "is better prepared for winter operations than ever before." Of course, not everyone shares that confidence FOX 26's Greg Groogan is here to tell us why.
As we talk about a potential wintery mix for this Thursday, many locals tell FOX 26, they are much more prepared for freezing temperatures as they think back on the Cold Freeze of 2021.
As millions of Texans lost power and water during last year’s February freeze, for some, it became a matter of life and death. On Tuesday, the Public Utility Commission held a hearing on a proposed rule that could help save the most vulnerable residents in another disaster.
This lawsuit by dozens of insurance companies alleges ERCOT is responsible for the power failure last year and claims it could have been prevented.
28 of those deaths were reported in Travis County, the second-highest countywide death toll, only behind Harris County.
A freeze watch has been issued throughout much of Southeast Texas for Sunday night and Monday morning.
Abbott says he’s confident the Texas power grid is ready for this winter -- after February's winter storm that spurred widespread outages and more than 200 deaths.
FOX 26’s Greg Groogan gets a look at what’s being done to protect the state from another power failure like we experienced back in February.
The most severe scenario considered by ERCOT for this winter — very high demand for power, extensive fossil fuel outages, and low renewable power production — does not capture the amount of power lost during February.
The catastrophic February storm led to one of the biggest power outages in U.S. history, knocking out electricity to more than 4 million customers and leading to hundreds of deaths. Many homes were left without heat and water for days, and some for weeks.
Households can expect heating bills to jump as much as 54% this winter, according the the US. Energy Information Administration.
Seven months after much of Texas was plunged into darkness by a winter storm both devastating and deadly, State Senators posed the critical question - Will our fragile, stand-alone electric grid be prepared for the cold season to come?
The Texas county with the highest death toll related to the February winter storm was Harris County with 43 deaths.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas unveiled the “Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability," which details their plan for implementing operational improvements to the Texas power grid.
As Texas lawmakers head back to Austin for a special legislative session on Thursday, one topic noticeably missing from the agenda is the reliability of the Texas Power Grid. One Houston family says they're concerned that fixing the grid isn’t a priority.