Commentary

Senate warns against price gouging, praises storm response

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Those trying to take advantage of people in the wake of last week’s devastating winter storm will face consequences from the state, according to members of the Senate Finance Committee. Meeting Monday for the first time since the storm shut down the state, senators expressed anger at media reports of price gouging and electric bills in the multiple thousands of dollars.

Collier responds to LCRA decision

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Yesterday (Feb. 24), Collier Materials, Inc was advised of a decision by the LCRA Board to set a moratorium on commercial dredging or mining within the Highland Lakes. We are surprised and disappointed in the unexpected delay at the last moment! For the last 9 months we have worked closely with the staff of the LCRA and our engineers have worked diligently to fully comply with all of the regulations.

Hill Country Cat Control had a banner year despite virus

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Last year was a challenging one for nonprofit organizations, and Hill Country Cat Control, aka Hill Country Cats or HCC, was no exception. The Hill Country Cats mission is to control the feral and free-roaming cat population in Llano and Burnet counties through the proven humane method of trap/neuter/return (TNR).

Snow, ice, single-digit temps blanket the state

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Texans from Lubbock to Longview shivered under single-digit temperatures as their week began, with snow and ice creating dangerous road conditions throughout the state. Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for all 254 Texas counties and urged residents to stay alert to changing weather conditions. The Texas Division of Emergency Management deployed resources from various state agencies to prepare roadways, assist motorists, remove downed trees and perform searchand-rescue operations if necessary.