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Rural Central Texas’ plentiful trees make power outages a frustrating fact of life after storms

Leon County’s judge wants the state to help clear trees around power lines after residents again go without electricity following another storm.

A snapped tree limb hangs precariously in the yard behind where Eric Calder and his son work, in northwest Austin on Feb. 2, 2023.

“A very expensive proposition”

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