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Winter Storm 2021

After Texans died during winter storm, Harris and Travis counties launch investigations into power outages

Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee said operators should have been prepared after 2011’s hard freeze. Travis County District Attorney José Garza told local media that his office will determine whether criminal charges should be filed against any person or entity.

Electrical workers repair a power line in Austin on Feb. 18, 2021. Many Texas residents are still without power and many don't have clean drinking water or working water.

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