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The Texas Tribune

It’s now up to a bankruptcy court in Delaware to decide what becomes of Oncor. The judge in the case wants to sell the Dallas-based electric delivery company to pay off creditors of its parent company Energy Future Holdings. The Public Utility Commission last week rejected an $18 billion offer from NextEra Energy, but that part of the story isn’t over.

Energy Future Holdings Files Second Bankruptcy Plan

May 2, 2016
Texas Tribune

Energy Future Holdings, Texas’ largest power company, is going back to the drawing board in its efforts to emerge from one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in American history.

Texas Regulators Approve Oncor Deal, But Uncertainty Persists

Mar 24, 2016
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Texas regulators on Thursday approved the Ray L. Hunt family’s high-stakes plan to purchase and reshape the state's largest electric utility. But they added major revisions, prolonging the battle to own Oncor. 

Texas Tribune

State regulators have to decide whether control of Texas power lines can change hands. At issue is whether an investment group led by Dallas businessman Ray Hunt gets to buy Oncor. The company connects power plants with the companies you pay for electricity.

Oncor Airs Concerns With Ray Hunt Takeover Plan

Jan 12, 2016
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Top officials at Oncor, Texas’ largest electric utility, aired concerns on Monday about Dallas billionaire Ray L. Hunt’s $18 billion proposal to take over and reshape their company.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

In Grayson County a Denison ISD teacher was hurt by lightning in yesterday’s storms but is expected to recover. Hers may have been the most serious injury, but more than 300,000 North Texans lost power. Many still don’t have any.

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Shelley Kofler / KERA News

At midday Saturday, more than 115,000 North Texans were facing another day of deep-freeze temperatures with no electricity, which means no heat.

Oncor, the company that maintains most North Texas power lines, hopes that power will be restored for many residents and businesses by Sunday night. But that depends on several factors, including weather conditions.

Smart meters are now in over 6 million Texas homes. But if you want to get rid of them, you’ll have to pony up, reports StateImpact Texas.

M.Stokes / (cc) flickr

Storms in Texas have left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity and canceled dozens of flights.

About 7,900 Oncor Electric customers were without power Thursday afternoon as crews worked to restore service. The outages stretch from Sherman to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and into Central Texas.

American Airlines on Thursday canceled 35 flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Spokeswoman Dori Alvarez says the Fort Worth-based carrier on Wednesday canceled 140 DFW flights.