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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues electricity retailer Griddy over exorbitant bills

Griddy claims it billed some customers tens of thousands of dollars due to skyrocketing wholesale electricity prices. Meanwhile, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday calling those price increases "devastating."

Residents evacuate the Rebekah Baines Johnson Center in Austin on Feb. 17, 2021. The center lost power as a result of the winter storm that hit the state.

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