Denton County Residents Endure Loss and Hardship in Texas Power Grid Failure

Thousands of Denton County residents endured power outages, water outages and other hardships during the past week. Dozens of people have died across the state due to weather-related events, and the federal government has declared Texas a national disaster. The sad part is that the power outages and rolling blackouts leading to loss of life and untold economic damage was largely a preventable, man-made disaster. All the warning signs were there, but the warnings were ignored, and many power generators brushed off the risk of a major winter event in Texas' loosely regulated electricity market. [...]