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Uri Horesh Is This Week's Gay Place Hero
Local UT lecturer makes national news with hunger strike.
"...of the growing number of media outlets covering lecturer Uri Horesh's hunger strike for the recognition and extension of..."

Jan. 17, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Audit: Uri Was Bad, City Made It Worse
Report faults shortcomings in disaster preparedness in city’s winter storm response
"..."The city was unprepared to respond to Winter Storm Uri largely because the city did not adequately anticipate or..."

Nov. 12, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Winter Storm Uri Wracks Austin
Feb. 14: For the first time ever, the National Weather Service issues winter storm warnings for the entire state of Texas
"...of compounding crises set into motion by Winter Storm Uri. More than 40% of Austin Energy's customers were in..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Bats Injured During Winter Storm Uri Heal Up at Austin Bat Center
"...Bats who were frozen and injured during the historic winter storms are on the road to..."

April 22, 2021 Photo Gallery

Storm Relief Org Puts Down Roots to Help Farms
Texas Farm Resilience Collaborative brings financial relief in wake of Winter Storm Uri damage
"...After Winter Storm Uri last February, frozen eggs, collapsed greenhouses, and dead livestock..."

Jan. 14, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: The Texas Grid: A Tale of Profits Over People
One year after Winter Storm Uri, Rep. Gina Hinojosa reflects on still-needed improvements
"...– over 700 Texans are estimated to have perished during the Blackout. We have heard many of these tragic..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Column by Rep. Gina Hinojosa

Review: Snow in Our Potties! (The Storm Made Us Do It)
New children's book is a lighthearted memoir of Winter Storm Uri that teaches kids how to help
"...With the first anniversary of Winter Storm Uri coming up, post-traumatic stress reactions may have some of..."

Feb. 11, 2022 Arts Feature by Katherine McNevins

It Wasn't Just ERCOT: Task Force Slams City's Freeze Response
Winter Storm Review Task Force finds fault in city's Uri response
"...force created to review Austin's response to Winter Storm Uri has released its draft report, which slams the city's..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Chernobyl Diaries
When adventuresome tourists visit the town that housed most of the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, they discover they are not alone.
"...surrounding area is a mecca for "extreme" and/or foolhardy tourists these days, the grim reality of what happened there..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Will the Grid Hold Up? Arctic Blast Not Expected to Be as Severe as 2021’s
Grid should remain stable despite freezing cold and high demand
"...weekend may send those who weathered 2021’s Winter Storm Uri and 2023’s Winter Storm Elliot running to the store..."

Jan. 12, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Texas Officials Optimistic as Freezing Temps Approach
Peak energy demand forecast for Friday morning
"...cold snap since the electric outages of Winter Storm Uri occurred last Valentine’s Day weekend...."

Feb. 2, 2022 News Post by Kimberly Reeves

Hunger Strike Ovah!
Uri ends hunger strike.
"...Lecturer at the University of Texas Uri Horesh ended his hunger strike on Sunday. Sad. Tears...."

Jan. 22, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Game of Thrones: Taking Back the Kingdom
Epic playlist for the HBO siege’s fourth season
"...dead, but also with an undeniably catchy theme song during our break from the mythical world of Westeros...."

April 4, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Bill Would Connect ERCOT to U.S. Electric Grids
Environmental and labor groups support cost-saving bill
"...Ever since Winter Storm Uri, when 246 Texans died and the state lost up..."

Feb. 22, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

How ERCOT and the City Are Preparing for the Next Winter Storm
Mayor: "We should anticipate that we will have a big weather event"
"...Electric Reliability Council of Texas dropped a winter prognosis assuring that it is "not projecting emergency conditions this winter..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

"People's Summit" Aims to Refocus State's Attention on Last Year's Freeze Disaster
Winter Storm Uri death toll may be more than 800
"...of the actual human toll of February’s Winter Storm Uri, as opposed to its consequences to state energy regulators..."

Feb. 17, 2022 News Post by Kimberly Reeves

East Austin Residents Need Resilience Hubs Sooner Rather Than Later
City looks to fill in some of the gaps of inequity during times of crisis
"...When the power went out last year during Winter Storm Uri, people sheltered at Mendez Middle School..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Heather Stewart

ERCOT Listening Tour Offers More Explanations Than Plans
Virtual town hall tries to allay fears of power grid reliability
"...Greg Abbott's now­-infamous guarantee that last year's Winter Storm Uri catastrophe won't be repeated, Jones said, "We've done everything..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Could ERCOT Connect to the Southeastern U.S. Grids?
Plan in the works to build transmission lines through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi
"...event of a statewide emergency like 2021's Winter Storm Uri...."

Jan. 12, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

As Austin Recovers From Winter Storm Mara, City Manager's Job Is (Again) on the Line
Walking on thin ice
" do right by those that have been damaged during this, by assessing who the city manager is and..."

Feb. 10, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Big, Contentious Austin Energy Rate Hike Finally Arrives at Council
Power for the people?
" a relief measure) as well as Winter Storm Uri. "If they come down closer to our number," says..."

Nov. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

The Austin Chronic: Austin Documentarian Links Up With Jimmy Kimmel for Reality Series High Hopes
New Hulu show captures organic humor among dispensary misfits
" that’s ever been any good was Small Town Security, which was a little reality show that was on..."

April 19, 2024 Column by Kevin Curtin

As the Region Booms, Farmers Struggle to Feed Austin Locally
As the region booms, farmers struggle to feed Austin locally
" system in natural disasters such as Winter Storm Uri or even this month's ice storm. [inset-1]..."

Feb. 24, 2023 News Feature by Chad Swiatecki

Oh, This $20 Electric Bill Hike?
It’s on top of the other one
" its operations" in the wake of its breakdown during Winter Storm Uri, which has led to $1.5 billion..."

Sept. 30, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come
Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water
"...of the cascade of disasters caused by Winter Storm Uri in February 2021 likewise involved downed power lines on..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Whether Saving Lives During the Freeze or Saving the City From Save Austin Now, Bob Nicks Just Helped
"I didn’t do a thing. I sat in my office and dispatched people. But I was part of it.”
"...It was the fifth day of Winter Storm Uri, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The power was still out..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Boil Water Notice Caused by Human Error, Ongoing Problems
"Ultimately preventable" at Ullrich
"...remembrance for the victims and survivors of Winter Storm Uri a year ago, it aimed to figure out why..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Rosemont Residents Forced to Temporarily Relocate for Winter Storm Repairs
More woes for residents of Rosemont complex
"...uninhabitable. Rosemont had sustained considerable damage from Winter Storm Uri, but many residents say its issues began long before..."

July 30, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Uri Horesh, an Arabic lecturer at UT, started a rumble..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature

Record Reviews
"...the people what they want" album. Save for the curious sonic fart "Megamanic," this may be Mould's most skilled..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Review

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