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ERCOT Issues Conservation Appeal to Texans and Businesses

Appeal Effective Wednesday, July 13, 2022

As extreme hot weather continues driving record power demand across Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is issuing a Conservation Appeal for Wednesday, July 13 between 2-8 p.m. ERCOT is asking Texans and businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity during this time. Currently, no system-wide outages are expected.

Today’s conditions are expected to be similar to those experienced on Monday, July 11, 2022. On that day, Texans and businesses responded by voluntarily conserving electricity and helping ERCOT successfully meet record power demand by reducing their energy use by 500 MWs.

Conservation is a reliability tool ERCOT has deployed more than four dozen times since 2008 to successfully manage grid operations. This notification is issued when projected reserves may fall below 2300 MW for 30 minutes or more.

ERCOT encourages all electric customers to visit the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Power to Save or their electric provider’s websites to get important conservation tips. According to the PUC, ways to reduce electricity use during peak times include turning up your thermostat a degree or two, if comfortable, and postponing running major appliances or pool pumps during the requested timeframe.

ERCOT continues to use all tools available to manage the grid effectively and reliably, including using reserve power and calling upon large electric customers who have volunteered to lower their energy use.

ERCOT emphasizes that the call for conservation is limited to the hours of 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

Factors driving the need for this important action by customers:

  • Record high electric demand. The heat wave that has settled on Texas and much of the central United States is driving increased electric use. Other grid operators are operating under similar conservative operations programs as ERCOT due to the heatwave.
  • Low wind. Wind generation is currently generating less than what is historically generated in this time period.
  • Forced thermal outages. The number of forced outages in thermal generation exceeds ERCOT forecasts.
  • Solar. Developing cloud cover in West Texas has reduced the amount of solar generation.

How to track electricity demand

  • View daily peak demand forecast, current load, and available generation at
  • Follow ERCOT on Twitter (@ERCOT_ISO) and Facebook (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
  • Sign up for the ERCOT mobile app (available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play).
  • Subscribe to the EmergencyAlerts list at EmergencyAlerts.

Consumer Assistance

Public Utility Commission of Texas Hotline – 1-888-782-8477

Mr. Konrad Hildebrandt City Administrator


The City of McLendon-Chisholm, Texas welcomes Mr. Konrad Hildebrandt as its new City Administrator.  Mr. Hildebrandt has an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the BYU Marriott Graduate School of Management.  He has worked in 6 different cities in 3 different states (Arizona, Utah and Texas).  Most recently he was the city manager of Riverton, Utah and Assistant City Manager in Odessa, Texas.  Mr. Hildebrandt has been a city manager for 16 years and an Assistant City Manager for 4 years with 33 years overall in local government management.

Mayor Keith Short stated, “I am excited to announce that the City of McLendon-Chisholm has hired Mr. Konrad Hildebrant as our City Administrator.   Mr.  Hildebrant brings many years of experience in local government management which will be crucial as our city and the State of Texas continue to face the rapid growth.”

“I feel very honored, excited and blessed, for this opportunity to work closely with Mayor Short, the City Council and all of TEAM MC.  I look forward to providing a positive help as our great city grows and develops.” said Mr. Hildebrandt.

Konrad is married to his college sweetheart, DeAnna and they have five children, Rhett (Mary) (Chicago, Illinois); Kacee (Nate) (Ames, Corra, Theo) (Pocatello, Idaho); Jasmyn, Shea and Aisha (South Jordan, Utah).

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05/07/22 as of 8:35 pm

Determine whether or not to reduce the tax rate adopted for the current year to the rollback rate in accordance with Texas Tax Code Section 26.07.

For:  332 (91.71%)

Against: 30 (8.29%)

For the latest available election results CLICK HERE.


The City will hold the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, 2022 starting 1:00 p.m. at City Hall, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the US military. The public is invited to attend.

Memorial Day Ceremony Flyer


Rockwall County Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on May 5, the National Day of Prayer. There will be a light breakfast with worship and speaker Kevin Pate. Doors at The Center at Rockwall, 108 E Washington St, Rockwall, TX 75087 open at 7:30am.

Poster for Rockwall Co. Mayor's Prayer Breakfast


The inaugural McLendon-Chisholm Egg Drop was a huge success. Hundreds gathered to collect the eggs dropped from the helicopter. The crowd enjoyed games, treats and activities, along with area food trucks.

Check out the gallery below to see all the fun.


Join the Community Cleanup Campaign, open to all City of McClendon-Chisholm residents.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 ~ 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon


Proof of Residency Required

Bulk Items ACCEPTED at ROLLOFF location:

  • Non-Freon Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Scrap Metal
  • Lumber
  • Mattresses/Box Springs

Bulk Items NOT ACCEPTED at ROLLOFF location:

  • Freon Appliances
  • Automotive products and parts
  • Chemicals / Paint/ Tires
  • Demolition/ construction debris
  • Brush/ tree limbs
  • TV’s

This is your opportunity to do some spring cleaning and the City of McLendon-Chisholm would like to help. All residents are encouraged to participate in the Cleanup Campaign.

  • The Cleanup Campaign is a service for the residents of McLendon-Chisholm and NOT for people from other communities, contractor’s, or businesses.
  • The City website will be updated as more information becomes available.
  • A roll off dumpster will be located at 1371 West FM 550, please bring the ACCEPTED items to this location for disposal.

Thank you for helping to keep the City of McLendon-Chisholm looking clean and attractive.

Code Compliance Department – City of McLendon-Chisholm


Community spirit and pride were high on Saturday, March 12, as a large gathering of McLendon-Chisholm citizens, firefighters and city, county and state leaders turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Mike Donegan Public Safety Building.

Mike Donegan was the beloved Mayor of McLendon-Chisholm from 1994 to 2010, which is the longest tenure in the history of the city. His family was also in attendance, and his wife, Sharon, held the honor of cutting the ribbon. Enjoy these photos from this special day…

Dedication & Ribbon Cutting of the Mike Donegan Public Safety Building

The community is invited to the dedication and ribbon cutting of the new Mike Donegan Public Safety Building (1371 FM 550, McLendon-Chisholm) on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10am.

Following the ceremony stay to enjoy the open house from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Events include station tours, fire truck static displays, fire fighting demonstrations, kids activities and more.

In-N-Out burger truck will be handing out delicious burgers from 11am to 1pm, while supplies last.

Mike Donegan served as Mayor of McLendon-Chisholm from 1994 to 2010, which is the longest tenure in the history of the city. After he was Mayor, Mike worked behind the scenes and was a strong supporter and mentor to past and current councilmembers. A native Texan, Donegan was a 1972 graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of Captain during his five years of duty. Mike sadly passed away last year.

The Mike Donegan Public Safety Building



The inaugural McLendon-Chisholm Egg Drop is Saturday, April 9, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. All are welcome to attend this free community event and there will be activities for all ages. Hosted by Home & Heart and the City of McLendon-Chisholm, the event will be held at City Hall, 1371 W FM 550.

Make sure to bring your baskets for the helicopter egg drop! There will be multiple egg hunts broken into different age categories ranging from age 2 and under to age 21 and up.
Don’t forget to bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny.

Featured Activities Include:

  • Helicopter Egg Drop
  • The Easter Bunny
  • All Ages Egg Hunts
  • Classic Cars
  • Balloon Animals
  • Face Painting
  • Large Bounce Slide
  • Food Trucks
  • And More Fun Activities