The Watchdog: In the world of Texas electricity, free is not always free

TXU Free Weekends promises free electricity for 48 hours beginning at midnight Friday. But during the week, expect to pay 19 cents per kwh. Holy moly! It’s free, The Watchdog says, but it’s expensive when it’s not. Can a company say something is free when it’s not? Can a company put the word free in […]

The Watchdog: Lon Smith Roofing loses suit over contract’s legality

A company that calls itself “the largest residential roofing company in Texas” is in a legal fight that calls into question the legality of its basic roofing contract. Lon Smith Roofing & Construction was ordered earlier this year by a federal magistrate judge to pay $275,000 in damages and attorney fees to a Fort Worth […]