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Energy |
July 11, 2017

The ‘Why’ & ‘How’ of Understanding the Energy Grid

Do you know who your energy provider is? Did you know you have a choice? After all you send them money every month to keep the electricity flowing. But what’s the process behind that flow? Enter the Texas energy grid, which is a combination of the generation, transmission and distribution

Energy |
June 26, 2017

Electricity Reform in Texas

 Thought Leaders Connect On June 8, Direct Energy hosted an exclusive breakfast discussion, moderated by Texas Monthly, sharing results from a recent study “Electricity Reform and Retail Pricing in Texas,” conducted by Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.Influential energy business leaders were welcomed by Direct Energy’s Executive Vice

Energy |
June 23, 2017

Saving on Texas Electricity – Every Weekend

Planning to host a barbecue for your friends? Save it for the weekend. Look for an energy plan that offers free weekends so that you can power your Texas home, with no added supply charges, and enjoy that sizzling barbecue. With free electricity supply on the weekends, you can

Energy |
June 19, 2017

The Hidden Perks of Texas Electricity Providers!

With the Texas summer just around the corner, you can expect hot days and that could mean higher, more expensive energy bills. Which means that it may be time for some Texans to scour the competitive energy market to find a more competitive monthly rate. However, before you start looking

Energy |
June 7, 2017

5 Tips for Understanding Your Electric Bill

For years, I was one of those “get the electric bill and just pay it” people, not bothering to dig into the details. But a recent move to a new residence and curiosity how my energy costs might change prompted me to do some digging. What I discovered would save

BBQ |
May 9, 2017

Hot Luck Preview

Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck festival will debut in Austin in a couple weeks. Despite Franklin’s involvement, this isn’t strictly a barbecue festival, but smoked meat fans needn’t worry. There are still plenty of talented pitmasters coming to Austin for the highly anticipated food festival.The Hi Lo and Al Fuego,

BBQ |
May 4, 2017

BBQ News: 04/28 – 05/04

– Charlie’s BBQ in Houston was a total loss in an early morning fire: AERIAL VIEWS: Fire at Charlie’s BBQ in N. Harris County https://t.co/n5nHonACdx #KHOU #HouNews pic.twitter.com/c1wHqFuAZ8 — KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) May 4, 2017 – New candy bar to

BBQ |
April 27, 2017

BBQ News: 04/21 – 04/27

– George H W Bush has good taste when ordering barbecue during his recent hospital stay. He called Houston’s Roegels Barbecue Co.– The Houston Chronicle examined the origins of the offset brick smoker in Texas.– Houstonia Mag loved the tacos served on brisket fat tortillas at The