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Hurricane Nicholas enters Louisiana, causes heavy rain across landscape

  • Forecasters said that Hurricane Nicholas would stall over central Louisiana through Thursday, and cause rainfall in those areas of central Gulf Coast on Friday that are still recovering from Hurricane Ida and Laura.
Streets are flooded from Hurricane Nicholas on Tuesday in Surfside Beach, Texas. (Jon Shepley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Streets are flooded from Hurricane Nicholas on Tuesday in Surfside Beach, Texas. (Jon Shepley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

4 officers shot, 2 critically injured, in standoff with man in Texas

  • The episode began about 2 p.m. Thursday and ras part of a standoff on a residential street in Levelland, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Lubbock.
A man barricaded himself in a house and shot and injured 4 officers in a small Texas town. (AFP/For Representation Purposes Only)
A man barricaded himself in a house and shot and injured 4 officers in a small Texas town. (AFP/For Representation Purposes Only)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 04:58 AM IST
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AP | , Levelland, Texas

At least 12 injured in shooting in downtown Austin, Texas

  • The Austin-Travis County EMS said in a series of tweets that at least 12 patients had received treatment or been transported to local hospitals.
It was unclear what sparked the shooting. Police have not announced any suspects or arrests.(Getty / Representational Image)
It was unclear what sparked the shooting. Police have not announced any suspects or arrests.(Getty / Representational Image)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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AP | , Austin, Texas

Search for tiger 'India' continues in Texas as alleged owner returns to jail

  • An all-day court hearing Friday didn’t reveal any new information on the tiger’s whereabouts as Houston police say about 300 tips they’ve so far received haven’t panned out.
Victor Hugo Cuevas, a 26-year-old linked to a missing tiger named India, is taken into custody after his bond in a separate murder charge was revoked.(AP)
Victor Hugo Cuevas, a 26-year-old linked to a missing tiger named India, is taken into custody after his bond in a separate murder charge was revoked.(AP)
Published on May 15, 2021 02:55 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Richmond, Texas

Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100

Many homes went without power or drinkable water for days after subfreezing temperatures, failing power plants and record demand for heat pushed Texas' electric grid to the breaking point.
A water bucket is filled as others waited in near freezing temperatures to use a hose from public park spigot in Houston on February 18, 2021. (AP File Photo )
A water bucket is filled as others waited in near freezing temperatures to use a hose from public park spigot in Houston on February 18, 2021. (AP File Photo )
Published on Mar 26, 2021 08:48 AM IST
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AP | , Texas

Everybody is going to end up paying for Texas' climate crisis

Americans already share the collective financial burden of climate change, even if they don’t realize it
A man walks to his friend's home in a neighbourhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, US.(Reuters File Photo )
A man walks to his friend's home in a neighbourhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, US.(Reuters File Photo )
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:53 PM IST
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Texas attorney general sues government officials over not lifting mask mandate

  • Texas announced the lifting of restriction which had made mask wearing compulsory in public buildings and many outdoor spaces but the city council in Austin, the state capital, voted to still require masks to be worn.
"I told Travis County & The City of Austin to comply with state mask law. They blew me off. So, once again, I'm dragging them to court", Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)(AP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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Tesla enters Texas energy market, plugs gigantic battery to faulty grid

A Tesla subsidiary registered as Gambit Energy Storage LLC is quietly building a more than 100 megawatt energy storage project in Angleton, Texas, a town roughly 40 miles south of Houston.
Texas flags fly near an electrical substation on February 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas.(AFP)
Texas flags fly near an electrical substation on February 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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Mask mandate implementation was patchy in Texas, now locals concerned

The enforcement of the mask mandate was patchy, and some sheriffs refused to police the restrictions at all.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the state wide mask mandate.(AP Photo)
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the state wide mask mandate.(AP Photo)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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Elon Musk plans to create new city named Starbase at SpaceX's Texas launch site

Some people in Texas say the move is part of Musk's plan to change the name of Boca Chica, the area near the Mexican border where SpaceX’s new Starship prototypes dominate the seaside skyline.
File photo of SpaceX founder Elon Musk.(Mint)
File photo of SpaceX founder Elon Musk.(Mint)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Texas’s power market is $1.3 billion short after energy crisis

On Friday, the grid operator announced it would cover part of the shortfall with $800 million in congestion revenues, money generated from trading bottlenecks on the grid that is supposed to be returned to consumers.
A neighborhood experiencing a power outage after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in San Marcos, Texas, US on February 16, 2021.(Reuters Photo )
A neighborhood experiencing a power outage after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in San Marcos, Texas, US on February 16, 2021.(Reuters Photo )
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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Joe Biden surveys Texas weather damage, encourages coronavirus shots

Texas was hit particularly hard by the Valentine's weekend storm that battered multiple states. Unusually frigid conditions led to widespread power outages and frozen pipes that burst and flooded homes.
US President Joe Biden, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo visit the Harris County Emergency Operations Center, in Houston, Texas, US on February 26, 2021. (Reuters Photo )
US President Joe Biden, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo visit the Harris County Emergency Operations Center, in Houston, Texas, US on February 26, 2021. (Reuters Photo )
Published on Feb 27, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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AP | , Houston

'Who is at fault?' Investigation into Texas blackout begins

The outages lasted days for millions of Texas homes, and millions more lost water as water treatment plants shutdown and miles of pipes burst across the state.
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021, file photo, a water bucket is filled as others wait in near freezing temperatures to use a hose from public park spigot in Houston. The snow and ice that crippled some states across the South has melted. But it has exposed the fragility of aging waterworks that experts have been warning about for years. Cities across Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi are still grappling with outages that crippled health care facilities and forced families to wait in line for potable water. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021, file photo, a water bucket is filled as others wait in near freezing temperatures to use a hose from public park spigot in Houston. The snow and ice that crippled some states across the South has melted. But it has exposed the fragility of aging waterworks that experts have been warning about for years. Cities across Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi are still grappling with outages that crippled health care facilities and forced families to wait in line for potable water. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)(AP)
Published on Feb 26, 2021 06:25 AM IST
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AP | , Austin

Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

The Biden administration has said that delivering the vaccine to Americans is a top priority. The Pentagon is ramping up the deployment of what federal authorities say could be up to 100 vaccination teams around the country.
Watching the line of cars file slowly through the parking area on campus as people in their cars got shots, Austin spoke with troops who have been giving out vaccines. One soldier from the area told Austin how thrilled he was to be able to give his own mother a shot.(AP)
Watching the line of cars file slowly through the parking area on campus as people in their cars got shots, Austin spoke with troops who have been giving out vaccines. One soldier from the area told Austin how thrilled he was to be able to give his own mother a shot.(AP)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 09:36 AM IST
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AP | , Los Angeles

Texas ranch heiress' art collection, worth about $150 million, up for auction

  • Including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Franz Kline, the art collection of Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion will be up for auction this spring in New York. Sotheby's said three masterworks at the heart of the collection are expected to each sell for over $20 million.
Texas ranch heiress' art collection, worth about $150 million, up for auction(Twitter/artnet)
Texas ranch heiress' art collection, worth about $150 million, up for auction(Twitter/artnet)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 09:36 AM IST
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Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

ERCOT president Bill Magness has said Texas' power grid — which is uniquely isolated from the rest of the US — was on the brink of collapse in the early hours of Feb. 15
Four of the departing board members acknowledged “concerns about out-of-state board leadership
Four of the departing board members acknowledged “concerns about out-of-state board leadership" in a letter to grid members and the state's Public Utility Commission, which oversees ERCOT.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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PTI | , Austin

About a third of Texans still facing disrupted water supplies: Report

A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state unaccustomed to extreme cold, killing at least two dozen people and knocking out power to more than 4 million people at its peak.
Volunteers deliver water to local residents in vehicles at Butler Stadium after an unprecedented winter storm in Houston, Texas, US on February 21, 2021. (Reuters File Photo )
Volunteers deliver water to local residents in vehicles at Butler Stadium after an unprecedented winter storm in Houston, Texas, US on February 21, 2021. (Reuters File Photo )
Published on Feb 22, 2021 02:59 PM IST
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Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut

Refiners and petrochemical plants along the US Gulf Coast scrambled to shut production as an arctic air mass spread into a region unused to frigid temperatures.
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2021, file photo, woman walks through falling snow in San Antonio. As temperatures plunged and snow and ice whipped the state, much of Texas' power grid collapsed, followed by its water systems. (AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2021, file photo, woman walks through falling snow in San Antonio. As temperatures plunged and snow and ice whipped the state, much of Texas' power grid collapsed, followed by its water systems. (AP)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Frozen pipes, electric woes remain as cold snap eases grip in Texas

In hard-hit Texas, where millions were warned to boil tap water before drinking it, the warm-up was expected to last for several days.
A worker repairs a power line in Austin, Texas, US on Saturday.(Bloomberg File Photo )
A worker repairs a power line in Austin, Texas, US on Saturday.(Bloomberg File Photo )
Published on Feb 21, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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AP | , Dallas

Why a predictable cold snap crippled the Texas power grid

Monday was one of the state’s coldest days in more than a century.
An electrical substation is seen after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in Houston, Texas, US(Reuters File Photo )
An electrical substation is seen after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in Houston, Texas, US(Reuters File Photo )
Updated on Feb 21, 2021 06:35 AM IST
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Texas homes hit with thousand-dollar bills after winter woes

After enduring a wretched week of Arctic storms, hunger and cold, several Texans were handed another pain point -- massive electricity bills.
Water damage from burst pipes at a local bakery in Baytown, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Restaurants in Texas are throwing out expired food, grocery stores are closing early.(Bloomberg)
Water damage from burst pipes at a local bakery in Baytown, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Restaurants in Texas are throwing out expired food, grocery stores are closing early.(Bloomberg)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 05:44 AM IST
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Extreme weather testing Biden's disaster management skills

Part of the job of being president is responding to the destruction left behind by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters, or events like deadly mass shootings, or even acts of terrorism.
Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze.(AP)
Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze.(AP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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AP | , Washington

Extreme weather testing Joe Biden's disaster management skills

  • At least 59 deaths across the US have been blamed on the blast of unseasonable weather.
US President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House in Washington, DC on February 19, 2021. (AFP)
US President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn upon return to the White House in Washington, DC on February 19, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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AP | , Washington

Texas governor's biggest donors: Energy industry that failed

The crisis has put the fossil fuel industry that lavishes the Texas Capitol with money in the crosshairs in ways that Abbott has not had to navigate when steering America's second-largest state through other disasters, including hurricanes and the ongoing pandemic.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier on another culprit: an oil and gas industry that is the state's dominant business and his biggest political contributor.(AFP)
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier on another culprit: an oil and gas industry that is the state's dominant business and his biggest political contributor.(AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 08:49 AM IST
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Left in the dark, Texas slips on ice

FILE PHOTO: A man walks to his friend's home in a neighborhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, U.S. February 15, 2021. Bronte Wittpenn/Austin American-Statesman/USA Today Network via REUTERS/File Photo(via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A man walks to his friend's home in a neighborhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, U.S. February 15, 2021. Bronte Wittpenn/Austin American-Statesman/USA Today Network via REUTERS/File Photo(via REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 02:41 AM IST
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Texas man rescues pet dog that fell into freezing pool. ‘Hero,’ say netizens

Dan Holmes shared a video of the scary moment his dog Christi fell through ice covering the pool in order to warn others with pets.
Dan Holmes, a resident of Southlake, Texas, rescuing his dog Christi. (Facebook/Dan Holmes)
Dan Holmes, a resident of Southlake, Texas, rescuing his dog Christi. (Facebook/Dan Holmes)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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'Texans deserve answers': Governor blasts grid boss, seeks power plant upgrades

“Ercot has failed on each of these measures that they said they had undertaken,” Abbott said during a media briefing on Thursday. “Texans deserve answers.”
Oncor apprentice lineman Brendan Waldon puts on a safety harness as he prepares to go up in a bucket to repair a utility pole that was damaged by the winter storm that passed through Texas Thursday. (AP Photo )
Oncor apprentice lineman Brendan Waldon puts on a safety harness as he prepares to go up in a bucket to repair a utility pole that was damaged by the winter storm that passed through Texas Thursday. (AP Photo )
Published on Feb 19, 2021 10:17 AM IST
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US House committee to 'probe' events in Texas after winter storm, outages

  • Nancy Pelosi told reporters the committee would be examining "how things could've turned out better and will turn out better in the future."
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be probing the events in Texas(REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be probing the events in Texas(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 10:29 PM IST
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Reuters | , Washington

Frigid temperatures, power outages lead to water problems in Texas

The Texas city of Kyle, south of Austin, asked residents Wednesday to suspend water usage until further notice because of a shortage.
A man slides down an icy hill in Austin, Texas, US on Wednesday. The crisis has knocked out power for days to millions of homes and businesses in Texas and across the central US. (Bloomberg Photo )
A man slides down an icy hill in Austin, Texas, US on Wednesday. The crisis has knocked out power for days to millions of homes and businesses in Texas and across the central US. (Bloomberg Photo )
Published on Feb 18, 2021 02:43 PM IST
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AP | , Memphis (us)

Amid Texas freeze, oil producers still shut; governor bans natural gas exports

The cold snap, which has killed at least 21 people and knocked out power to more than 4 million people in Texas, is not expected to let up until this weekend.
With more snow expected in key oil-and-gas production areas like the Permian and northern Louisiana, production is expected to stay offline through Friday, said Anna Lenzmeier, energy analyst at BTU Analytics. (Representative Image)(AP)
With more snow expected in key oil-and-gas production areas like the Permian and northern Louisiana, production is expected to stay offline through Friday, said Anna Lenzmeier, energy analyst at BTU Analytics. (Representative Image)(AP)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 10:16 AM IST
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