Winter Storm

7 Tips to Winterize Your Home on a Budget

By Leah Shafer / October 2, 2015 / 2 Comments

In Texas, anything below 80 degrees is practically long-sleeve weather. So this week’s lows in the 50s have us thinking about winter. (Fall is actually the best time to do home winterizing because temperatures are comfortably and you’re not rushed.) Winterizing your home doesn’t have to cost a lot. Here are 7 tips that are free […]

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Dallas' Patchwork Power Grid Left Some In The Dark Too Long, But What Will Oncor Do To Prevent Future Problems?

By Joanna England / December 16, 2013 / 2 Comments

Nothing anyone has written about the recent Icepocalypse resonates with me as much as this bit from DMN beat writer James Osborne’s Icemaggedon aftermath coverage: For more than three days, Angela Ponce and her family huddled by space heaters powered by a small generator. They wore mittens and hats to breakfast. All the while, Ponce […]

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Dallas’ Patchwork Power Grid Left Some In The Dark Too Long, But What Will Oncor Do To Prevent Future Problems?

By Joanna England / December 16, 2013 / 1 Comment

Nothing anyone has written about the recent Icepocalypse resonates with me as much as this bit from DMN beat writer James Osborne’s Icemaggedon aftermath coverage: For more than three days, Angela Ponce and her family huddled by space heaters powered by a small generator. They wore mittens and hats to breakfast. All the while, Ponce […]

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Don’t Be Caught in The Cold: Be Prepared For The Next Icepocalypse With This Handy Emergency Checklist

By Joanna England / December 9, 2013 / 10 Comments

OK, so you might not need the snow shovel, but nothing makes you feel quite so unprepared like having a four-day power outage that practically evicts you from your home. I asked a friend who is an expert in emergency preparedness what other items we should have on hand for the next winter storm. His […]

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Don’t Be Caught in The Cold: Be Prepared For The Next Icepocalypse With This Handy Emergency Checklist

By Joanna England / December 9, 2013 / 5 Comments

  OK, so you might not need the snow shovel, but nothing makes you feel quite so unprepared like having a four-day power outage that practically evicts you from your home. I asked a friend who is an expert in emergency preparedness what other items we should have on hand for the next winter storm. […]

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