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Some Left Helpless to Watch as Largest Wildfire in Texas History Devastates Their Town

Some Left Helpless to Watch as Largest Wildfire in Texas History Devastates Their Town

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — The largest wildfire in Texas history has killed two people and left behind a desolate landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle and burned-out homes in the Texas Panhandle. In the hard-hit town of Stinnett, devastating scenes played out as families returned Thursday after evacuating from the Smokehouse Creek fire. Stinnett’s destruction…MORE

ERCOT CEO Cautions Against Connecting Nation’s Power Grids

ERCOT CEO Cautions Against Connecting Nation’s Power Grids

(WBAP/KLIF) — An effort by two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representative to force the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to connect to other power grids across the nation has met resistance from ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas. U.S. Representatives Greg Casar of Austin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have filed a…MORE

House Approves Spending Bill, Measure Heads to Senate

House Approves Spending Bill, Measure Heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed another short-term spending measure Thursday that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would otherwise kick in Saturday. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill later in…MORE