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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 12:40 AM

'Look What You Did to Us': The Big Chill of Texas Politics


After the devastating freeze, Texans in blue cities blame the state GOP leaders for leaving them in the cold.


02/26/2021 02:48 PM EST

Richard Parker is the author of Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America.

SAN ANTONIO — By the time the second snowfall struck, on Thursday, Feb. 18, Guadalupe Garza, had grown increasingly despondent.

Her electric power had remained on as the deepest freeze in recorded history struck the nation’s seventh largest city, plunging millions into below-freezing conditions, darkness and disillusion. But the water had been out for three days. She drank what bottled water she had and worried that food would run out in her neighborhood on the largely poor and Latino west side before the city’s basic services came back.

“I really didn’t know if it was going to stop,” she said through her tears. “I was depressed.” She had lost her 56-year-old son, Robert, an Army veteran, to Covid-19 in December and now this. She desperately wanted to go to church, but at 72, with inches of freak snow and sheer black ice coating the streets, venturing out was too dangerous. A full week would pass before she left her home and only then it wasn’t for the store; it was for Guadalupe Church on El Paso Street to light a votive candle.


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sfstaxprep Feb 2021 #1

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:23 AM

1. Fear Not, They'll Still Vote For Them Come Election Time

They're awful, but at least they're not Democrats.

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