Many Texans have died because of the winter storm. Just how many won’t be known for weeks or months

 

BY SHAWN MULCAHY

The Texas Tribune

 

As snow blanketed much of Texas on Sunday, an 11-year-old boy in the Houston area gleefully played outside. Seeing the snow was a first for the boy, who came to the U.S. from Honduras two years ago with his mother, she told the Houston Chronicle.

 

Less than 24 hours later, as temperatures plunged to near single digits and homes across the state lost power, the boy died.

 

Early that same morning, a San Antonio man left his house for a dialysis appointment — but he never arrived. His wife found him unresponsive nearly two hours later in the frigid weather, according to KSAT. Local authorities said the man’s death could have been from exposure to the cold.

 

In Abilene, first responders found a 60-year-old man dead in his home on Wednesday. His wife, who was taken to a nearby


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