Related Program: Texas Standard Analysis: A Winter Storm Leaves Texas With A Black Eye By Texas Standard • Feb 22, 2021 Related Program: Texas Standard ShareTweetEmail From left: Martin Xoxa, Chelsea Pursley and Joe Williams build a fire on Thursday to keep warm outside of Pursley's home in East Austin. The group had been without power since Monday evening. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune The Texas government’s failures in the face of a winter storm have been very hard on Texans, and could do lasting damage to the state’s reputation. Listen Listening... / 5:42 By Ross Ramsey. Radio story produced by Jill Ament | February 22, 2021 9:35 am ShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.