Kevin Dooley

State's Crowded Electricity Market Often Masks Prices

State regulators say it all the time: Texas' competitive electricity market benefits customers by letting them shop for the best prices. But in many parts of the state, the complex market has left consumers paying more than they should be.

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Lawmakers Hear Concerns Over Rural Water Rate Hikes

Some Texans in rural areas face double- or even triple-digit rate increases from private water providers. On Wednesday they urged the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to address the problem, and lawmakers seemed receptive.

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Gage Skidmore

The Evening Brief: Nov. 28, 2012

Your evening reading: Norquist says Perry could be viable 2016 candidate; Abbott moves to seize polygamist ranch; panel says Reyes may have violated ethics rules

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