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Two more arctic cold fronts blast Central Texas, lead to more high electric bills

Two strong, arctic cold fronts blasted Central Texas in January, following the two fronts that arrived around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The most recent fronts brought unwelcome ice and snow. To parents’ displeasure but students’ delight, area schools either … Continue reading

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When winter temperatures drop, demand for electricity and energy bills rise

During the past few weeks, many Bluebonnet members called us or commented on our Facebook page about being surprised by their high electric bills caused by winter temperatures driven by a series of strong cold fronts through Central Texas beginning … Continue reading

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Summer heat and high electric bills increase need for financial assistance

It’s hot. Really hot. Summer just got here, but Texas has already broken records for electric consumption in June. It’s an ominous beginning to what we all hope won’t be like last summer, when we set records for having the … Continue reading

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Houston toads active in Bastrop County, Bluebonnet required to take extra precautions when working in area affected by last year’s fire

  Unseasonably warm weather and much-needed rain has led to increased activity by the endangered Houston toad, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Houston toads have been heard “chorusing” during nighttime audio surveys and found on the surface … Continue reading

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Drought could impact state’s power plants and economy

Even with recent rains in Central Texas, you can still see the effects of the ongoing drought and the record-setting temperatures from last summer. Remember your high electric bills? And if you’re like me, you struggled to keep your lawn … Continue reading

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Weather a major factor in electric demand and statewide energy alerts

A few weeks ago, when temperatures soared into triple digits again, a coworker asked me why the Electric Reliability Council of Texas hadn’t issued an energy emergency alert like it had the week before. I gave her a half-right answer, … Continue reading

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