Sept. 10 —  A recent report by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, a statewide group representing municipal governments, showed that average rates in deregulated markets, such as Houston, were 9 to 15 percent higher than those in regulated markets, such as San Antonio, for the fourth year in a row.

“It’s got to be paid for somehow,” said R.A. Dyer, policy analyst for the coalition.

— Houston Chronicle