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🔒 Bill Thompson: Horrific power shortage leaves no shortage of villains

Rolling blackouts that didn’t roll? Shivering in the dark for hours or days? No water after pipes froze while the electricity was off? An electric bill charging you thousands of dollars for whatever power came your way? Looking for someone to blame? Pick your villain. ERCOT: The quasi-government agency responsible for managing the Texas power […]

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🔒 COMMENTARY: Northeast Tarrant County: Hotels, food hall, restaurants and entrepreneurs

JOHN FLETCHER The big freeze in mid-February allowed local communities to put their mission statements into action. We saw communities throughout our entire region –...

COMMENTARY: The changing face of publicity

There’s a difference between earned media and paid media – and there were example of earned media on display during the winter storm. JOHN FLETCHER This...

🔒 COMMENTARY: Massive financial impact from Arctic storm

The Arctic storm: Virtually everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The recent extreme winter weather is unprecedented in Texas. Records were shattered, and...

🔒 Robert Francis: SNOWVID-19 and the future of staying warm

Last week was the nightmare scenario for the state of Texas. On top of a raging pandemic, we endured a polar vortex that brought...

🔒 John Fletcher: Baylor coach scoreboarded Rush Limbaugh during 1997 visit

John Fletcher As then-producer of the Baylor Radio Network for football and basketball broadcasts, I was impressed to receive a call from Tyler Cox,...

🔒 Robert Francis: Looking for heroes? This one has a familiar face

If you’re looking for heroes from our winter weather imbroglio, you may find a familiar face. One nominee for MVP during this disaster partially of...

🔒 Robert Francis: The Texas miracle feels a cool breeze

It must have been about 2003 or 2004. I know it was hot here in Texas. That narrows it down from mid-March to late...

🔒 Bill Thompson: The power shortage was a wake-up call

I was in Maine when that horrible winter storm blasted North Texas during Super Bowl week in February 2011. Snow, ice, bone-chilling temperatures, rolling...

🔒 Robert Francis: Is it time to get ‘Crazy’ for Valentine’s Day?

They’ve aimed this promotion at Valentine's Day weekend, but I’m not quite sure it fits. Kind of a song about losing someone you’re absolutely...

🔒 Bill Thompson: It’s a no-brainer – don’t drive on ice

I grew up in the Midwest, in Southern Illinois, where we once had 20 inches of snow on Easter Sunday. I lived in Northeast...

🔒 Bill Thompson: On with the show – Trump Impeachment II

The United States Congress has a long history of putting on dog and pony shows staged in the name of law and justice but...

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