fbpx
Connect with us

Texas News

Texas calls for energy conservation as extreme heat spikes electricity demand

Published

on

www.kxxv.com – – 2023-06-20 11:53:41

SUMMARY: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has warned the state to use less electricity between 4 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday as demand for power soars because of high temperatures. An atypical number of power plants that use coal or natural gas have been forced offline, ERCOT said, while wind turbines are producing relatively less power. To lower energy use, ERCOT recommends that residents raise their thermostats by a degree or two if safe, refrain from running large appliances and turn off and unplug lights and other appliances that aren't needed.

Read More

The post Texas calls for energy conservation as extreme heat spikes electricity demand appeared first on www.kxxv.com

Texas News

Argentina wins record 16th Copa America title, beats Colombia 1-0 after Messi gets hurt

Published

on

abc13.com – AP – 2024-07-15 01:58:38

SUMMARY: Argentina clinched its second consecutive Copa America title by defeating Colombia 1-0, despite Lionel Messi sustaining a leg injury in the second half. Lautaro Martínez scored the decisive goal in the 112th minute. The match, delayed by crowd issues, saw Messi leave the game in tears, but he later celebrated with his teammates. Argentina's win marks their third major title following the 2021 Copa America and 2022 World Cup. Colombia's 28-game unbeaten streak ended. The game also a standout halftime performance by Shakira, which caused an extended break. James Rodríguez was named the tournament's best player.

Read the full article

The post Argentina wins record 16th Copa America title, beats Colombia 1-0 after Messi gets hurt appeared first on abc13.com

Continue Reading

Texas News

No changes made to 2024 RNC security plan after Donald Trump shooting, assassination attempt at rally: Secret Service

Published

on

abc13.com – WLS – 2024-07-14 22:31:41

SUMMARY: Officials report no known threats to the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, despite an attempted assassination of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. FBI has noted increased online threats, but security plans remain unchanged. The event is designated a national special security event, with significant preparation involving multiple agencies. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ request to ban guns within the convention’s outer perimeter remains unresolved. Amid heightened security, officials express confidence in their plans. The attempted assassination has bolstered GOP support for Trump, with ongoing calls to reduce political rhetoric. The Milwaukee police and Chicago Police Department are also on high alert for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

Read the full article

The post No changes made to 2024 RNC security plan after Donald Trump shooting, assassination attempt at rally: Secret Service appeared first on abc13.com

Continue Reading

Texas News

Ken Hoffman, popular CultureMap Houston columnist, dies at lake house on Lake Conroe

Published

on

abc13.com – Tom Abrahams – 2024-07-14 22:16:27

SUMMARY: Ken Hoffman, a beloved Houston writer known for his work with the Houston Post, Houston Chronicle, and CultureMap, passed away on Sunday at his lake house on Lake Conroe. Hoffman, who wrote insightful and humorous columns on media, food, music, and sports, had a unique voice that attracted many readers over generations. His last column was posted on CultureMap just the week prior to his sudden death. For further updates on this story, follow Tom Abrahams on social media platforms including Facebook, X (Twitter), and Instagram.

Read the full article

The post Ken Hoffman, popular CultureMap Houston columnist, dies at lake house on Lake Conroe appeared first on abc13.com

Continue Reading

News from the South

Trending