Oct. 17 — Luminant’s sudden announcement came as a shock for the Central Texas communities near the plants. Chris Whittaker, the city manager of Rockdale, said the area has already lost major employers. The closing of an Alcoa plant in 2008 cost the city 1,400 jobs. Whittaker said Rockdale’s tax base will take a hit from the Luminant pullout.

— Houston Public Media

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