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Texas Power Grid CEO Fired After Deadly Blackouts

Texas Power Grid CEO Fired After Deadly Blackouts

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas’ power grid manager has been fired following February’s deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days. The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas fired CEO Bill Magness on Wednesday. He is the highest-ranking official to lose his job in the wake of one…MORE

Texas Schools, Stores Divided on Masks as Mandate Ends

Texas Schools, Stores Divided on Masks as Mandate Ends

DALLAS (AP) — The end of Texas’ mask mandate is giving Lucy Alanis second thoughts about one of her occasional indulgences during the coronavirus pandemic: dining in at restaurants. “I guess I’m a little scared,” said Alanis, 27, a florist in Dallas. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s repeal of most COVID-19 restrictions — saying it was…MORE

Grand Prairie, Irving Joint Vaccinations Site Reopens

Grand Prairie, Irving Joint Vaccinations Site Reopens

GRAND PRAIRIE (WBAP/KLIF)- The joint Grand Prairie/Irving COVID-19 vaccination facility at The Theatre at Grand Prairie has reopened March 3 and 4 to administer a shipment of 2,500 first dose Moderna vaccines and 500 second dose Moderna vaccines. Registration and appointment confirmation for the vaccine is required, and individuals must meet the state’s criteria to get an…MORE

Billy Bob’s Texas No Longer Requiring Masks

Billy Bob’s Texas No Longer Requiring Masks

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth will no longer require guests to wear a mask. Terran Flusche with Billy Bob’s said after the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley they decided to update their policies. The country music honkytonk will still follow strict cleaning protocols and lower…MORE

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