Wind turbines could soon be a common sight around the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Representatives Regulated Industries Committee has a plan in the works to take advantage of our winds by building more turbines and shipping the excess energy to places that are lacking it...like Dallas, Houston and Austin.
The hearing Thursday morning was packed - standing room only. More than three hundred people came out to hear how these turbines will affect their pockets. Committee Chair Phil King says, "If they're building those big wind turbines out there. First of all, if it's on your place, you're getting a royalty check. There are people in Texas making 30-thousand dollars a month in the mailbox by having those turbines on their own place. So it's wonderful if you own property."