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Texas is No. 1 for weather-related power outages

Texas leads the country for the number of weather-related power outages over the past two decades, says a new report by a climate change nonprofit.From 2000 to 2021, the U.S. had 1,542 …

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1836 Project promotes sanitized version of Texas history, experts say

A committee charged with producing a “patriotic” telling of Texas history approved a 15-page pamphlet last month that will now be distributed to new Texas drivers. The advisory …

Here’s how it’s going since Texas lifted a ban on Sunday morning beer and wine sales

A year ago, the law changed in Texas to allow stores to sell beer and wine before noon on Sundays. People who moved to the state never quite understood why grocery stores’ big, elaborate wine and …

Conservative backlash pushes Texas social studies curriculum review to 2025

The State Board of Education narrowly voted Friday to delay updating the state’s social studies curriculum until 2025 after facing pressure from conservatives over proposed changes. Earlier …

CDC to suspend coronavirus home-delivery test program for lack of funding

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon stop mailing free at-home COVID tests due to lack of congressional funding, the agency said Sunday.The White House and the CDC told CNN …

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Local gas prices tick upward, then back down again

After a slight tick upward last week, local gas prices fell back down below the $3 range at many stations across Cedar Park and Leander. The Austin metro area average fell 4 cents to $3.12 per …

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