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We're a little colder than we're used to this early, although probably not historically all that cold.
Many of us have planted desert plants, like agaves. Some of them got pretty mushy in our recent freeze, especially if they're from a low desert area. The mushy leaves will not recover.
What I would recommend: don't remove it at this time. If the center of the plant still has firmness to it, I would leave it and see if it makes pups next year. That way you can actually save the plant and start over with its pups.
You can remove the summer annuals that froze. Cut back frozen woody perennials.
But if you just have frost bit tips on herbaceous perennials, it's best to leave them for now, until the plant starts growing again. Trimming out the frozen tips will encourage growth in our typical warm spells in winter. Then, when we get another freeze, the plant will be stressed.
Don't be too anxious to do a lot of cleanup just yet, except for annuals, frozen woodies and confirmed mushy plants.