West Texas churches pray to Legislature for electricity rate relief
Bruce Parsons, pastor of Champion Baptist Church, said he felt deflated when he delivered the church’s latest monthly electricity bill to his treasurer. It came to nearly $800, an enormous sum for a 60-member congregation that rarely spends more than a handful of hours each week beneath the steeple of its building in Roscoe, about 50 miles west of Abilene. About 80 percent of the charges weren’t even for the electricity itself, but rather the power lines to deliver it. No matter how much the dwindling congregation of retirees and farmers tries to conserve energy — including shutting off the heat and air conditioning […]
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