Texas Governor Greg Abbott pledged on Wednesday to overhaul the state's electric grid operator after a massive blackout left residents without heat, power or water for days.
All of the five board directors who are stepping down live outside of Texas, which only intensified criticism of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
Millions of Texans were advised to boil water before using it, though all power plants were back online over the weekend and power had been restored to most homes.
The state's Republican leadership was blamed for ignoring extreme weather warnings and for not providing local officials with enough information to protect residents now.
President Joe Biden's office said Saturday he has declared a major disaster in Texas, directing federal agencies to help in the recovery.
Texans are acknowledging a familiar dynamic that dates back to the environmental movement's earliest days: people don't think about pollution when they're just trying to survive.
Biden said Friday that he hopes to travel to Texas next week but doesn't want his presence and the accompanying presidential entourage to distract from the recovery.
Nearly two dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm and a cold snap that left millions of Texans without power, while half the state is dealing with disrupted water service.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz has confirmed that he left Texas for a Mexico vacation amid a disastrous storm in the state.
The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than three dozen people, some of whom perished while struggling to keep warm.
In reality, officials say failures in natural gas, coal and nuclear energy systems were responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels.
A small-town mayor told his 4,000 residents that they should fend for themselves amid a historic and deadly snowstorm.
Officials in Houston had warned people to prepare for outages and hazardous roads -- conditions similar to what residents might see in the wake of a Category 5 hurricane.
An ice storm in Texas left the interstate highway very slippery.
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Fifteen states already allow concealed carry without a permit, and lawmakers in nine others have proposed allowing or expanding the practice.
Nearly everyone in the Texas home had lost their sense of smell due to the coronavirus — except for the household's teen daughter.
More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President Donald Trump at the Capitol.
Trump defended his fiery rally remarks to a protest crowd last week as "totally appropriate," and he showed no remorse for the violent protest that took place at the U.S. Capitol.
The incident happened early Sunday at the family home in McKinney, Texas, according to police.