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Texas Power Grid CEO Terminated

Texas Power Grid CEO Terminated

It’s lights out for ERCOT’s CEO Bill Magness. He was fired Wednesday for his mismanagement of Texas’ power grid during last month’s sub-zero freezing temperatures which left over 4 million Texas residents without power and therefore, unable to heat their homes. Magness has defended his decision to begin rolling blackouts to ease the strain on…MORE

University Kiwanis Club Continues Pancake Festival

University Kiwanis Club Continues Pancake Festival

The same pancake mix and sausage cooked at the University Kiwanis Club pancake festival is being served differently this year. The club’s annual pancake festival was cancelled in January because of the pandemic. “We didn’t know what we were going to do when we cancelled the event quite frankly. We just knew we had to…MORE

PPP Federal Aid Program Opens For Small Businesses

PPP Federal Aid Program Opens For Small Businesses

Nearly one year into the coronavirus pandemic, help from the federal government for small businesses who are struggling continues to be in high demand. Luckily, starting Wednesday for two weeks, the Paycheck Protection Program will open applications for places that have 20 employees or less. More details about this new, temporary eligibility requirement and how…MORE

Avoiding Winter Storm-Related Water Suspensions

Avoiding Winter Storm-Related Water Suspensions

The City of Wichita Falls Water Department is helping residents make sure they can keep their water services on. “We actually haven’t cut anybody off for nonpayment since right when this first started, which I think was around Feb. 11, so we’ve actually gone about two and half weeks,” said Azura Kerr, Systems Data Administrator…MORE

Businesses Aid Community During Extreme Weather

Businesses Aid Community During Extreme Weather

Across the state and in Wichita Falls, people stepped up to lend a helping hand this week. The community showed up for each other even when they lost power or water themselves. “She didn’t hesitate. There was never any question. She was going to make sure that our dogs were taken care of,” said Jean…MORE

SNAP Recipients Eligible For Replacement Benefits Due To Winter Storm

SNAP Recipients Eligible For Replacement Benefits Due To Winter Storm

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1. Click here for more information.MORE

Oncor Power Outage Information

Oncor Power Outage Information

If you are without power, chances are Oncor knows about it due to the order for rolling blackouts from ERCOT(Electric Reliability Council of Texas). However, there are some outages that are not related to the rolling blackouts that need to be reported. To report your outage to ONCOR, call 888-313-4747. Click here to see a map…MORE