It's a common occurrence: A tree or branch falls on a power line, cutting off electricity to nearby residents. On Thursday, though, the state's Public Utility Commission will vote on rules aiming to make that a little less likely in the future. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.


Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly reported the date of the PUC meeting. It is Thursday Dec. 13.

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