THE HAVES ELECTRICITY AND HAVE NOTS ELECTRICITY..
This photo has caused outrage and debate. While some in Texas are taking to their cars to say warm, why is the city skyline still lit while others have had their heat turned off in rolling blackouts!?
ABC13 reached out to the mayor’s office after hearing residents’ frustrations. Here is the full statement: “Throughout the day, Mayor Turner has asked people to conserve energy because of the power outages. He had mentioned it in tweets, zoom interviews and during his news conference. He has been in contact with CenterPoint Energy and others urging them to restore power to Houstonians as soon as possible. CenterPoint has assured the mayor that it is asking its major providers to conserve energy. The mayor encourages everyone to do their share to help during the extreme winter weather.” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also weighed in on the buildings lit up, calling it “maddening.” She said she had been in touch with CenterPoint Energy Tuesday morning.