A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening TODAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and Noon Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
Governor Rick Perry says Texas will ensure construction of power transmission lines in exchange for a ten (b) billion dollar investment from wind energy developers.
If the development comes to fruition, the state would gain about ten-thousand megawatts of power supplied by wind. That's enough to light up about two-point-three (m) million homes.
The agreement announced Monday at Southern Methodist University near Dallas is not formal. It does not come with any binding contract between the state and energy companies.
The Public Utilities Commission plans to approve construction of the lines.
The state backing comes because legislation from the 2005 session has enabled the PUC to fast-track transmission development.
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