Monthly Archives: November 2014

Help Improve Power to Choose

Screenshot of Power to Choose website

Screenshot of Power to Choose website

Power to Choose is an official State of Texas website that provides consumer information about electricity provider choices. You have an opportunity to help improve by submitting comments or recommendations. Several comments have already been filed; you can see them on the PUC’s website.

Here is their announcement:

The staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) will hold a forum regarding the website, on Friday, December 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, located on the 7th floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. The intent of the forum is to receive comments from interested parties about the current website, the posting of offers by retail electric providers on the Admin site, as well as any suggestions to enhance the website.
Project Number 43787, PUCT Website, has been established to allow interested persons an opportunity to submit comments and suggestions. Comments will be accepted through February 13, 2015.
Questions concerning the workshop or this notice should be referred to Gabriel Cardenas, External Affairs Division, at 512-936-7046.Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1.
If you can’t attend in person, you can mail your comments to this address:
  • Public Utility Commission of Texas
    Central Records
    Attn: Filing Clerk
    1701 N. Congress Avenue
    P.O. Box 13326
    Austin, TX 78711-3326
  • Make sure to include the project number (43787) and provide 9 copies for Commission staff.
You can find the Public Utility Commission on Twitter at @PUCTX, by calling 1-888-782-8477, or online at


Picture of constitutional election in KenyaOn Monday, November 17, 2014, University of Texas students of Associate Professor Zachary Elkins will roll out Constitute (, a website that compiles federal constitutions from around the world and creates a platform for comparison. The website currently includes the texts of constitutions in force as of September of 2013 for nearly every independent state in the world. The project leaders anticipate eventually housing a version of every available constitution ever written since 1789.

The website was built by a research team at UT Austin with seed funding and assistance from Google and others.

Team members from Google and UT Austin will introduce and road-test the site at the event, 5:00 PM in the College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 1.302b.