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Saturday, Feb 4

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Warmer weather helps restoration efforts, but thousands still lack power in Austin

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The city-owned utility had no estimate on when power would be fully restored.

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'Nothing we can do': Austinites who still don't have power are feeling hopeless

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More than 100,000 Austin Energy customers didn't have electricity as the sun set Friday. They're filling beds with stuffed animals to keep warm, putting in contacts by candlelight and storing groceries in coolers.

Friday, Feb 3

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Some Austin traffic signals are still dark, making intersections more dangerous

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Stoplights won't come back on until the power is restored.

Austin and Travis County issuing disaster declarations in wake of winter storm

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Making an official disaster declaration can help the local governments access funds from FEMA for recovery efforts. It will also allow for additional state support.

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Power outages can cause food to spoil. Here's how to handle perishable goods.

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As Austinities are trying to stay warm, they're also trying to keep their food cold. Here's how to properly store your food during a power outage and assess whether it's safe to eat.

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How to care for trees damaged by the Texas ice storm

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When in doubt, call in an expert to take a look, Texas A&M Forestry expert says.

As Texas thaws out, here are some factors and scenarios to consider when making insurance claims

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Advice on when to document, what’s covered by renter’s insurance, and what to do if your neighbor’s tree has fallen into your yard.

Austin Energy es "cautelosamente optimista" sobre las reparaciones, pero 120,000 clientes aún no tienen electricidad

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Durante la tormenta invernal y falta de electricidad, la Ciudad de Austin ha estado bajo críticas por falta de suficiente comunicación. El alcalde Kirk Watson empezó la conferencia de prensa el Viernes pidiendo disculpas.

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Why did this ice storm cause so many power outages in Austin?

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The city has experienced ice storms in the past, but this week's wrecked local power lines like never before. Austin's tree-trimming policy and climate change played a big role.

Austin Energy is 'cautiously optimistic' about repairs, but 110,000 customers still don't have power

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Throughout the winter storm and power outages, the City of Austin has come under fire for a lack of sufficient communication. Mayor Kirk Watson began Friday morning's press conference by apologizing.

‘Hasta el cuello': por qué está tomando tanto tiempo para restablecer el suministro eléctrico en Austin

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Equipos de Austin Energy han estado lidiando con ramas congeladas — y hasta arboles completos — enredados en los cables de electricidad.

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Austin Water asks for conservation – but says don't expect (another) boil-water notice

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Austin Water has called for three citywide boil-water notices in the last five years. Officials say customers shouldn't expect that after this week's freeze.

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Many parents are happy with the state of public schooling in Texas, poll shows

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The Charles Butt Foundation’s 2023 Texas Education Poll asked Texans about their biggest concerns around education.

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Marfa art exhibit centers lives of Chinese railroad workers

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Kenneth Tam’s works at Ballroom Marfa include artifacts that workers left behind.

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'Chasing our tails': Why it's taking so long to get the power back on in Austin

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Austin Energy crews have been dealing with frozen tree limbs — and even whole trees — tangled in the power lines.

Thursday, Feb 2

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Ice-covered trees fell on Austin roads. The city doesn’t want your help clearing them.

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The city is asking people to call 311 instead of removing debris on the public right-of-way.

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Más de 140,000 clientes de Austin Energy no tienen electricidad. No está claro cuando la podrían recuperar.

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Originalmente, el Austin Energy dijo que la falta de energía duraría de 12 a 24 horas, pero ahora dicen que puede que no sea resuelto hasta el viernes por la noche. Los equipos de reparación han sido retrasados por carreteras cubiertas de…

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Did your power go out? We want to hear about it.

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About 265,000 Austin Energy customers lost power during this week's winter storm, as ice-laden trees and branches toppled power lines across the city.

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¿Daños materiales por la tormenta invernal? Esto es lo que debes hacer para presentar una reclamación al seguro

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El tiempo helado ha derribado árboles y ramas en los barrios de Austin esta semana. Si han causado daños a tu propiedad, es posible que desees considerar la presentación de una reclamación al seguro.

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Watch: Austin officials give an update on widespread power outages

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As of Friday morning, more than 120,000 Austin Energy customers are still without power. The utility no longer has an estimate for when power will return.

Fairfield Lake State Park’s possible closure to public ‘unacceptable,’ parks chief says

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A new owner of the property might end a lease with the state.

More than 140,000 Austin Energy customers don't have power. It's not clear when they'll get it back.

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Originally, Austin Energy said outages would last 12 to 24 hours, but now the utility says it doesn't have an estimate for when everything will be resolved.

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Commentary: Tom Hoskins and his ‘Thousand Points of Light’

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“Hoskilonians” compiles the many adages and aphorisms of Texas’ natural philosophers.

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Property damaged in the winter storm? Here's what you should do to file an insurance claim.

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Icy weather conditions have downed trees and branches in neighborhoods around Austin. If they’ve caused damage to your property, you may want to consider filing an insurance claim.

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She knows how difficult it is to quit drugs, so she's advocating strategies to prevent overdoses

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Travis County saw a spike in the number of fatal overdoses last year. Frankie Rae works with a group pushing for “harm reduction.” But these strategies can be controversial, and in some cases, illegal.

Wednesday, Feb 1

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Austin loses contact with hundreds of traffic signals during winter storm

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More than 300 traffic signals are disconnected from Austin's traffic monitoring center, leaving the city unsure whether the lights are on or off.

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Everyone's warning Austinites not to drive in this weather. Here’s what to do if you have to.

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The City of Austin and Texas Department of Transportation are urging Central Texans to stay off the roads. But if you have to drive, these tips can help.

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Más de 170,000 clientes de Austin Energy se quedan sin electricidad por la tormenta invernal que azota el centro de Texas

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Líneas eléctricas que y las condiciones heladas han resultado en falta de electricidad para miles de clientes en la área de Austin. No se han reportado problemas estatales con la red eléctrica.

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Get Involved spotlight: Austin Pets Alive!

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This month's Get Involved spotlight nonprofit is Austin Pets Alive!, which works to give every shelter animal — in Central Texas and beyond — a chance at the life they deserve.

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Disability advocates bring their wish list to the Capitol

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Preventing the use of physical restraints on young children and raising attendant pay are among the goals for disability groups during this legislative session.