TEXAS WOES: Family of Boy Who Died During Winter Storm Suing TX Energy Company for $100M.. One Power Giant Sounded Alarm Days Before Blackouts.. Attorney General Left State!.. Anger toward Governor Grows.. Sate Mired in Crisis.. Police Detain Black Teen for Walking in Street During Winter Storm.. Cruz Tries to Repair Public Image After Cancun Trip.. Trolled with Mariachi Band Outside Home

The lawsuit alleges gross negligence by the power grid operator and the electricity provider, saying it led to the death of 11-year-old Christian Pavon.

(Bloomberg) — Vistra Corp., one of the largest power generators in Texas, said it warned state agencies days before cascading blackouts plunged millions into darkness that internal forecasts showed electricity demand was expected to exceed supply.

At the height of last week’s winter storm that left millions of Texans without access to heat and clean water, Attorney General Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, were out of state on a “previously planned” business trip to Utah, a spokesman confirmed.

More than 4 million households did not have power amid dangerously low temperatures, and an increasing number did not have heat or running water. Some families were burning furniture to stay warm, grocery stores were emptying, and people were dying. In the freezing darkness, many desperate Texans felt they were left to fend for themselves.

HOUSTON (AP) — Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on food and water, while nonprofits and government agencies set out to help those who couldn’t.

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Black teenager in Collin County was arrested for walking home on a street during the winter storm and spent one night jailed in jail. Now the misdemeanor charge against Rodney Reese has been dropped.

Already in hot water after a trip to Cancún, Mexico, amid a statewide emergency, Sen. Ted Cruz seems to be trying to chill disapproval.

Ted Cruz has been trolled with Mariachi band over his recent trip to Mexico while protesters have gathered outside his home.

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