There really isn't much other way to say it. Arctic weather descended on all of Texas last weekend. We had unprecedented cold everywhere. North Texas and the panhandle are used to cold and snow. The rest of us are not. We do not have snow equipment, salt, etc because it just isn't needed.
Many places have been without electricity since Sunday and are just now getting it back even here in San Antonio and Houston. It is a checkerboard of what works and what doesn't. Here in Schertz, at least at my house, we had rolling power outages since Monday that ended yesterday. It was normally 2 hours on and 40 minutes or so off. Not too bad and very manageable. Most of the homes around here are all electric so when you lose power, you lose everything. Our house is well insulated and never dropped to cold temps that a jacket and blanket didn't take care of. Frozen pipes was another big issue.
We got a call from a neighbor yesterday morning who is up in Wisconsin with relatives. They covered all their outdoor faucets but forgot a stand alone faucet in their yard away from the house because they never use it. Well it froze and broke. People feeding their dogs and cat were running faucets in the house but couldn't get the water turned off to the house. My DH went over and shut the water off at the main and was able to cut the pipe off and cap it (after the second try). Really unbelievably cold....down to single digits and night.
We never had any water problems as our kitchen is not on an outside wall and DH covered our outside faucets as soon as we heard that cold was moving in. Snow of any kind even a dusting is a very rare occurence here.