LAKE JACKSON — Five months after freezing temperatures plunged the majority of Brazoria County into darkness, the electric bill for the City of Lake Jackson has come due. The city received official notice of its ancillary charge relating to the February freeze from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to the tune of $321,000.

“That’s a big charge that we’ll have to look at how we either pay out of this year with anticipated savings or we pay over a year’s time,” City Manager Modesto Mundo said. “That’s a charge that we will not be able to get out of as a city.”

Teresa Dowling is the news editor for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0154.

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