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Don’t Get Tricked

We all like to think we can’t be duped by scammers. But, according to a survey of adults 40 and over, eight in 10 Americans have been targeted by some type of fraudulent offer and 11 percent have lost a substantial amount of money. If In Doubt, Call Us We want to make...

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Bright Future for Solar

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER Since many stories in past issues of The GVEC Review refer to the “ever-changing” electric industry, I thought you might like to know more about what this means to the Co-op. As the sources of generation have become more...

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New SmartHub® Feature Makes Cents

You don’t need to be a numbers person to appreciate a new feature in Usage Explorer—SmartHub’s energy management tool. It not only lets you monitor the ups and downs of your home’s energy usage, but also see it in terms of dollars and cents. Having this information at...

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Planning for Success

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER January, for many of us, is a time to reflect on the prior year and refresh our goals for the coming 12 months. In a sense, this is no different for the Co-op. By the New Year the Board of Directors and staff have an updated...

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Equip a portable Emergency Response trailer

There’s no doubt the Guadalupe County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is ready, willing and able. Just 42 days after its first training class, the newly-created team made up of citizen-volunteers was “activated” to assist emergency operations at Lake Dunlap...

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New Berlin VFD Bunker Gear

When it comes to the hometown heroes who keep us safe, it’s important they’re able to keep themselves safe, too. When flames are high and burning hot, firefighters need protective gear they can rely on. This lifesaving gear, also known as PPE (Personal Protective...

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TLU Nursing Program Clinical Skills Lab

For those who want to enter the nursing profession, but want to attend classes closer to home, a new door to opportunity has opened in Seguin. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) officially launched its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the Fall 2014...

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Nixon Volunteer Fire Dept Rescue Tools

It’s no secret that the right tools can make the difference in getting a job done. For the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), the tools they needed were two pieces of equipment that would enhance their rescue efforts: stabilization struts and a thermal imaging...

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Silent Santa of Gonzales County Santa Suits

Some Gonzales Santas received an early Christmas gift—their very own Santa suits, thanks to a POWER UP grant. For the past few years, the Silent Santa of Gonzales County organization has had to borrow Santa suits from other local groups in order to make deliveries to...

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Victoria College Welding Program

The primary goal of Victoria College (VC)-Gonzales was to offer a welding center where classes could be offered. It wasn’t long until this initiative grew into something much more comprehensive: a workforce center/building trades academy where students could train in...

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Veterans Plaza

Someone once said memorials represent the spirit, sacrifice and commitment of the American people. Veterans Memorial Plaza, located on Schertz Parkway near Schertz Public Library, is no exception. It incorporates all these ideals through its design as well as with...

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Belmont Community Center Renovation

For members of the Belmont Community Club, an important task is caring for a community gem that brings them together—the Belmont Community Center. This special building has been treasured by its residents for many years as a place where local organizations can hold...

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