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Letter: Texas' deregulation obsession really fueled the crisis

Letter: Texas' deregulation obsession really fueled the crisis

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Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, Nancy Wilson boils water in her home in Houston. She does not have full running water as the city remains under a boil water notice and many residents lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Regarding "Massive lines form across Texas over weekend for water distribution in wake of winter storm" (Feb. 22): I am writing this from my home that was damaged by the incompetence of Texas leadership. I have lived in the Houston area for 37 years and experienced colder weather than that of this recent weather. The temperature fell to 7 degrees in December 1989, but there was no mass destruction or loss of life like what has occurred with this recent storm, which brought only a couple of inches of snow.

The difference between now and then is clearly the fault of Texas' incompetent and unemphatic leadership and blind devotion to untenable deregulation policies.

Holly Hildebrand • Katy, Texas 

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